Technology Resources


Archives and Resources

  • Department Performance Archive: If digital footage or photographs are needed from a previous concert, please contact the Media Manager. Most footage from 2010 to present is available digitally. If footage prior to 2010 is needed, it may take longer due to the process of getting it digitized first.
  • Arts Server Archive (formerly DanceMedia Reference): click here to download the listings on this archive, or contact the Media Manager.
  • is the Dance Music Database (DMD) is a streaming music library created in support of the Graduate Teaching Associates in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. Created in response to the special needs of dance instruction, covering a wide variety of styles, the DMD gives GTA's a cost-free and comprehensive collection of music to support pedagogical best practices in the studio.  Previously, musical support for unaccompanied dance classes was contingent upon the teachers' personal music collections, and limited by the cost of purchasing new music.
  • (Subscription service. Automatic login on campus.)
  • Dance Research and Streaming Media Resources at the Music and Dance Library
  • Dance Video Archives (DVD Resources) – Contact the Media Manager
  • (OSU's professional website publishing platform)
  • (video resource): The OSU Music/Dance Library now provides access to the streaming video database, which currently offers more than 1,700 concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, educational films, and artist profiles. In addition to this collection of high-definition videos available anytime on-demand, live events are frequently streamed from performance halls in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Berlin, Paris and many other cities around the world. Also viewable are videos of prestigious competitions such as the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Cleveland International Piano Competition, and Banff International String Quartet Competition.

          You can click “Catalogue” at the top of the web pages to search by keyword, or browse lists of composers, musical artists, video categories and musical periods. Featured artists range from Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein to Joshua Bell and Gustavo Dudamel, with music spanning such composers as Vivaldi, Verdi and Philip Glass. Browsing the Ballets category reveals productions from the Bolshoi, Paris Opera and Royal Ballet companies, among many others. When viewing a program, you can navigate through movements or arias by clicking the chapters on the right-hand side of the screen, or navigate by scrolling the timeline at the bottom of the screen.

     Direct link:!/films/

Support and Development


For all incoming students, we recommend purchasing an external hard-drive, that is Mac compatible, has a speed of 7,200 RPM, and that uses a USB 3.0 connection. Please note that a flash-drive is not an adequate substitute. Click here for the recommended hard-drive. These hard-drives are required for courses such as Creative Technologies, Dance-Film I and II, and Sound Design.

The following equipment is available for checkout. List may not be comprehensive. For specific needs, contact the Media Manager. In the list below, you will find the respective equipment manuals.


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