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Liaison Discussion Section: Finding Music at Davis Family Library

Topic: Finding Music at Davis Family Library
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 4 – 5 pm
Where: Davis Family Library 105
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and Circulation Desk staff, and anyone who might be interested

Now that the Music Library has moved to the Davis Family Library, more of us need to know how to find music! Joy Pile will teach us the basics so that we can help researchers find our CDs, scores, and other music materials in their new locations. She’ll also show us a few reference resources, our music streaming databases and the most comprehensive digital score site.

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“Liaison Discussion Section” is a revival of librarians’ “Reference Training and Review” sessions. These meetings will address topics of interest to liaisons: research and/or technology. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They will take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’ll occasionally be scheduled for different days/times.

Finding language CDs in the Music Library

Watch this short video for some tips on finding Music CDs in your language. (Click the Full screen button for a better view):

Don’t see your favorite band or musician in MIDCAT (go/midcat)? Try searching the NExpress catalog (go/nexpress). If you still can’t find what you need, place an online purchase request using our Music Request form (go/musicrequest).

Visit the Language subject guides (go/subsplus), select your language, and go to Tips on the right hand side of the page to find preset searches for foreign language music and videos. (Check out this other video for another approach to finding music CDs in foreign languages.)

Need more help? Ask a Librarian! (go/askus)

Library Ending CD Borrowing through ILL

Due to staffing and budget reductions in LIS, we are no longer able to continue traditional ILL services for CD requests.  As of Feb. 1st we will no longer be borrowing or lending CDs through ILL.

The average cost to borrow an item through ILL is about $30.00.  When we include the costs of Mailing and ILL fees, requesting a CD through ILL was at times costing more than purchasing the CDs. Other options for acquiring CDs still include:

Borrow from NExpress: Middlebury will continue to both borrow and lend CDs via NExpress.  There are negligible shipping costs for CD borrowing and lending for NExpress requests because all NExpress items are shipped together.  Middlebury patrons may search the NExpress Catalog at http://go/nexpress.  You can specifically search for CDs and other sound recordings by selecting “Sound Recordings” from the “View Entire Collection” drop down box on the NExpress search page.

Request a purchase: If a CD is not available via NExpress, the CD title can be submitted for purchase to the Music Library, by using the on-line form:   http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/libcollections/libraries/musiclib/suggestapurchase/node/39001

While the Music Library is unable to purchase everything, it is our hope to be able to increase patron driven purchasing as a way to help ease this reduction in ILL services.

Any requests for CDs submitted to ILL after February 1st will be forwarded to Music for purchase consideration and the ILL request will be cancelled.

For questions contact mdyill@middlebury.edu

LIS & Music Day: Rock On Dude!

Thanks to everyone who attended my humble presentation on Monday.  The presentation (without my comedic asides, of course) is available at: http://prezi.com/nyazdtf-1z0o/ (Flash 9 or better is required)

The URLs for the various sites I mentioned are clickable from within the presentation itself.  Please feel free to let me know if you encounter problems or would just like to talk about cool music sites (or cool music).

Terry

PS – if you have a favorite “free, legal” music site to add, why not post a comment?

Opera In Middlebury?

I have to admit, I’m not really the biggest fan of opera, but when I found out that the Metropolitan Opera was broadcasting some of its performances to movie theaters in HD, I was intrigued. And when I found out that the Palace 9 in South Burlington was showing John Adam’s Doctor Atomic, my wife and I decided to go. We liked it so much that we went back for another this past weekend, Berlioz’s Le Damnation de Faust. Both were wonderful, and if you’re so inclined, I urge you to check out the schedule. To make it even cooler, Middlebury’s own Town Hall Theater is showing several Met operas in the series beginning with Puccini’s La Rondine in January, so support your local theater and enjoy some amazing performances.