Oklahoma State University

Streaming Music on Your Mobile Device

The Classical Music Library from Alexander Street Press is the world's largest multi-label database of classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Also from Alexander Street Press, Smithsonian Global Sound features recordings from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and archival audio collections from Folkways Records and other labels. The collection encompasses many sounds besides music, including animal sounds, drama, poetry, sounds of the deep ocean, and many others.

Users can now stream recordings from both collections on their mobile devices ("smartphones") using the "send to mobile" feature.

This short video demonstrates how you can send a track to play on your mobile device (note: to view a full screen version, click on the lower right corner icon in the video screen display):

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Alexander Street has additional information on its mobile access options its support site . There are several ways users can send a "shortlink" to their mobile device for accessing the tracks:

  • Email or SMS text the shortlink to the device
  • Enter the shortlink into the device's browser
  • On supported devices, scan a QR-code, or special barcode, directly from your computer screen

You can download the free QR-Code app for for iPhones or find a QR-Code reader . More information about QR-Codes is available from Educause .

The "send to mobile" streaming feature is currently supported on the following mobile devices:

  • Apple iPhone on 3G network or better
  • Mobile Device with Android OS

For more information, contact

David Oberhelman
Music Liaison Librarian
Humanities & Social Sciences Division
Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071
Telephone: (405) 744-9773
Email: d.oberhelman@okstate.edu