Friday, September 28, 2007

Toward A Music Search Engine That Lets You Type In Regular Words And Return Songs

Science Daily UC San Diego electrical engineers and computer scientists are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts (like the senior author's mom) to find the kind of music they want to listen to -- without knowing the names of artists or songs. read article from Science Daily

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Stay up-to-date with the music industry!

Check out Musical America:

The site is divided into three sections, Industry News, Directory Articles, and Listings, and includes both subscriber-based and free areas. The Industry News portion of the site, which is available only by subscription (brought to you by the Oberlin Conservatory Library), consists of breaking news stories, posted daily, Monday through Friday. There's no better way to keep your finger on the pulse of the international music industry, with articles on the latest breaking news, people in the news, competitions and awards, reviews and more.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

NYT online free once again

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

Meet the Stacks Maintenance Staff

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

Meet the Reference Staff!

Front row: Jessica, Erin, Ally, Mark
Back row: Colin, InSoo

Stop in and ask a question. They're happy to help you!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Meet this Fall's Con Library Circulation Desk Staff!

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

Luciano Pavarotti, Charismatic Tenor Who Scaled Pop Heights, Dies at 71

By BERNARD HOLLAND from the New York Times, September 7, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti’s ringing, pristine sound set a standard for operatic tenors of the postwar era. more

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Think Outside the CD

Sound Streaming Suite Now Available to the Oberlin Community

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: