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Accessing media in a print edition

There are two ways for readers of the print edition of this book to access and play back a specific media example. The first is to type in a web browser the full address of the PURL associated with a specific media example, as listed in the front of the book. Readers will be taken to a web page displaying that media example as well as a playlist of all of the media examples related to this book.

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Accessing media in an electronic edition

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What are PURLs?

PURL stands for "persistent uniform resource locator," and points to the location of a specific audio, video, or still image media example on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website, Each of the audio, video, or still image media examples listed below is associated with specific passages in this book, and each example has been assigned a PURL. Within the running text of the book, a "PURL number" in parentheses functions like a citation and immediately follows the text to which it refers, e.g., (PURL 3.1). The numbers following the word "PURL" relate to the chapter in which the media example is found, and the number of PURLs contained in that chapter. For example, PURL 3.1 refers to the first media example found in chapter three; PURL 3.2 refers to the second media example found in chapter three, and so on.

Where can I find the PURLs for the book I am reading?

PURLs are listed in the front of the book - usually after the preface and acknowledgements - and are organized by chapter.

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