Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday - Open until 10:00pm
Saturday - Open 7:00 - 10:00pm
Come in and join us, and good luck with your finals!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
With the release of Singing For Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, Ugandans demonstrate how they have triumphantly tapped the power of their traditional music to battle the AIDS pandemic. Recorded by ethnomusicologist Gregory Barz, this unique blend of music and public health has helped make Uganda's record of success against HIV/AIDS one of the best in Africa. In turn, the traditional music of Uganda is revitalized and made contemporary. Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda affirms the profound strength of a people's music in promoting hope and positive change. 66 minutes, extensive notes, 36-page booklet.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
In an address to the bishops and priests of St Peter's Basilica, he said that there needed to be "continuity with tradition" in their prayers and music. He referred pointedly to "the time of St Gregory the Great", the pope who gave his name to Gregorian chant. more
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
NPR just launched a new "music" component to their webpage. Listen to Nina Totenberg talk about lessons from her father. You can also check out Yo-Yo Ma's five favorite recordings as well as hear clips from Animal Collective's new CD. It's a unique, experimental and crazed collection of adventurous rock!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Like many people, I started blogging more
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The New York Times has announced that it will stop charging for access to parts of its web site. Previously, the Times charged a subscription fee for online access to the work of its columnists and to the newspaper’s archives.
There are still large portions of the archives that are not available for free, however. The library's online subscriptions provide online access to the complete backfile.
[Excerpt of a letter from the Times]
We are ending TimesSelect, effective today.
The Times's Op-Ed and news columns are now available to everyone free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now free back to 1987 for all of our readers.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Top row: Rachel, Hillary, David, Graham, Chris, Ruthie
Middle: Lam, Sarah, Nathan, Liz
Bottom: Jason, Samantha, Greg
Missing: Nina, Rebecca, Nishana
These are the students who keep our stacks tidy and useable. Be sure to tell them thank you when you see them out there working with a book truck!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Pictured is the Fall 2007 Circulation desk staff in the Con Library. They are more than happy to help you out with anything you may need, and you may recognize a friend or two!
Front row - Nora, Megan
2nd row - Avery, Emma, Libby, Nishana, Angie, Stefan
3rd row - Ted, Sarah, Karen, Jim
4th row - Jake, Clayton, Jason, Maureen, Jesse, Brandon, Drew, Mike
Missing: Alyssa, Caitlin, Glenn and Mark
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
The Conservatory Library is pleased to announce campus-wide access to additional, new sound streaming services.Now Oberlin students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to the following commercially-available, streamed audio services that allow for 24/7 listening in your office, classroom, or home via the college network:
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Jazz Music Library
DRAM: Database of Recorded American Music
Smithsonian Global Sound
Classical Music Library
African American Song
Connect to these resources via the Conservatory Library’s homepage:
Friday, August 31, 2007
Be sure to come to the Conservatory Library on Friday, August 31 between 11am and 2pm for an introduction to library services. Tours begin on the hour and half hour and last about 20 minutes. There will be fun & free stuff!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
ML48-ML50 for the Castel volumes.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
MPA is actively involved in supporting and advancing compliance with the copyright law, combating copyright infringement, and exploring the need for further reform. MPA keeps its members informed of the latest technology and production sophistication in graphics, engraving, computerization, and printing.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Jeffrey Mumford usually stumps people when he asks them to name a black composer.They offer a blank look, then ask: Are there any? He rattles off a list: Florence Price. R. Nathaniel Dett. Tania Leon. Olly Wilson. Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. George Walker.Add one more name to the list: Jeffrey Mumford.
Jeffrey invited me to sit on the porch at his Oberlin home and listen to his concerns about rap music. He's concerned about how it shapes, or misshapes, the identity of too many black people. read more
[Sunday, July 08, 2007 Plain Dealer written by Regina Brett - Plain Dealer Columnist]
Friday, July 6, 2007
By Randal C. Archibold
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
David previously worked in the Conservatory Library as a circulation attendant, the Conservatory Ensemble Library as a student manager of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra and College Community Winds, and was a member and manager of the Tappan Brass Quintet. He also teaches nearly a dozen young trumpet players in the Oberlin area.
We are excited for David and look forward to having him work with us in his new and important capacity! Congratulations David!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Paul Potts, 36, an amateur opera singer from Port Talbot, Glamorgan, won the £100,000 prize and the opportunity to sing at the Royal Variety Performance after a public vote. More than two million people cast their votes.
The tenor, who hid his singing talent from work colleagues at Carphone Warehouse, wooed judges on the ITV show from the first note of his audition piece, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. Read the full article here. See a video of Paul singing Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Approximately 310,000 digitized newspaper pages, dating from 1900 to 1910, are now accessible through the Chronicling America Web site. The site is a project of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).NEH has just announced that eight awards to institutions, totaling $2,577,666, have been made to continue and expand the program. The program is also expanding the time period of newspapers that may be digitized to 1880-1910.
Check out the press release from The Library of Congress for more information.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Igor Stravinsky’s publisher, impatient to publish his latest composition, urged him to hurry its completion. “Hurry!” exclaimed the enraged composer. “I never hurry. I have no time to hurry.”
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
1. Grove Music Online
2. OBIS look for BOOKS. Your piece may be featured in a book or chapter of a book.
Be sure you look for composer biographies may include analysis of compositions. Use the index!
3. OBIS remember RECORDINGS and their Liner notes!
4. Online Databases of Journals: Music Index, RILM, RIPM
5. Online Databases of Journals with FULL TEXT : JSTOR, IIPM, EJC
6. Bio-Bibliographies (Con Reference ML 134). Bio-bibliographies are research guide, with comprehensive, descriptive lists of compositions, performances, books, and articles by or about the composer. These are shelved by composer’s last name, e.g. Shostakovich is under ML 134 .S.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
2. Write out your five-year goal and your shorter-term benchmarking goals.
3. Research! (that means, USE THE LIBRARY!)
4. Think like an entrepreneur.
For the full text of the article by Angela Myles Beeching, see the April, 2007 issue of Classical Singer.