Friday, October 22, 2010

Reference by E-Mail During Fall Break

The Conservatory Library is offering Reference by E-Mail over Fall break!  Send your queries to:

Have a lovely break!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Journal - Journal of Music History Pedagogy

The Journal of Music History Pedagogy is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal dedicated to the publication of original articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics). The JMHP holds no single viewpoint on what constitutes good teaching and endorses all types of scholarship on music history pedagogy that are well-researched, objective, and challenging. The JMHP is a publication of the Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

L'Archet on Display in the Conservatory Library

The Conservatory Library's Special Collections are the focus of the year-long series of exhibits, Bibliorarities. The exhibits are on view in the cases adjacent to the Conservatory Library's Circulation Area during all opening hours.


This documentary presentation by Bernard Millant and Jean Francois Raffin, with assistance from Bernard Gaudfroy and Loic Le Canu, provides intricate detail on the design and history of bow- making in France from 1750 to 1950. The work features biographies of 116 bow-makers illustrated with richly detailed photographs of all elements that play a part in the making of the bows for stringed instruments. Correspondence and other records help describe their methods.

Monday, October 18, 2010

In Praise of Music: a Book Arts Sampling from the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History

The Oberlin Conservatory Library announces the opening of an exhibit, “In Praise of Music: a Book Arts Sampling from the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History.” The exhibit will be on display at Oberlin College’s Mudd Center (first floor) from September 20 until December 10, 2010.

Eric Selch the collector is recognized in this exhibition. Featuring a selection of first and early edition books, instruments, paintings and prints representative of his collection, the exhibit depicts the following themes:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Conservatory Library Technical Services Staff

Have you ever wondered who checks in new library materials, helps with sending them out to the bindery, puts labels on each item, etc.?  Meet the Technical Services Staff!  These seven students handle every new item that is added to the collection.  Approximately 2,000 recordings, 3,300 scores, and 1,400 books are added to the collection each year! 

When you're thinking gratitude, think of Maya, Rachel, Alison, Yada, Jenny, Asha,  and Liz!