Using creative media (like images, audio, or videos) made by other people is different from using other people's research. Here are some things to consider when choosing what you include in your video:
1. Go ahead and use images, audio, and video that have a Creative Commons (CC) license. Creative Commons licenses are a way for authors to allow people to re-use their works without the restrictions of traditional Copyright.
2. Go ahead and use images, music, and video that are in the public domain. Public domain means that these documents are no longer restricted by copyright. Most works produced by the US government are also in the public domain.
3. If something does not have a CC license/is not in the public domain, it should be assumed to be protected under Copyright and you must either:
When looking for audio to include in a multimedia project, it is important to be aware of how format and sample rate can impact the quality of your audio. Mp3 files compress sound files while .wav files are uncompressed and can store higher quality audio.
The standard sample for a project that combines video, image and audio elements is 48kHz. It is important that you make sure all of the files you download and record are the sample sample rate. You can check your files resolution by opening in a media player or video application and checking the properties of the audio file.
While most of these collections don't have downloadable audio, if there is a specific audio file you are interested in using you could reach out to the holding institution and inquire about their process for sharing audio files. Sound can also be a great starting place for research even if you aren't working in the podcast format.
Center for Jewish History - http://search.cjh.org:1701/primo-explore/search?vid=beta&lang=en_US
Online Exhibits @ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - https://www.yivo.org/Online-Exhibitions
Sound Archive @ YIVO - https://www.yivo.org/Sound
Idelsohn Society of Musical Preservation - http://idelsohnsociety.com/about-us/
Digital Yiddish library of more than 11,000 titles including oral histories, lectures, Yiddish audio books and more - https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections
NPR Yiddish Radio Project - https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1140180
History of Yiddish Radio - https://storycorps.org/stories/the-history-of-yiddish-radio
Playlisticle: Yiddish Orality in an Age of Digital Reproduction https://ingeveb.org/blog/playlisticle-yiddish-orality
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive: https://djsa.dartmouth.edu/pages/help