Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Current on display on the 2nd floor of the East Wing of the Library are several cases and bulletin boards that take a look at banned and censored materials.
MANY THANKS to the students in the Music & Curriculum Library for their help in gathering materials, wrapping books in brown paper, putting up displays, etc. You all ROCK! :)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The first piece of amazing news for this year is that JSTOR has announced that they're releasing all pre-1923 US and pre-1870 International journal content to the world at large. Now when you search in Google Scholar and find an old article in JSTOR, you'll be able to get it for free! (Don't forget that UWM users *never* have to pay for articles anyway, you can always get them for free from the UWM Libraries InterLibrary Loan office).
Here's an image of the JSTOR website announcing this news.
Here's the link to read more about it yourself directly at JSTOR
That's it for now. I'll be back soon !
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Copied from the Naxos Music Library Blog (you might want to bookmark it!!)
You access the content from your mobile device by setting up a 'playlist' account when you're logged in through the UWM system (either from on campus or standard off-campus logon).
You will be able to listen to personal, institutional, and Naxos-created playlists as well as browse and stream the full NML on the go from your app!
1. Visit the NML. If you are a member of an institution like a school, university, or public library, you can visit your institution’s unique webpage (ex. http://myschool.naxosmusiclibrary.com). Ask your librarian or contact us here at Naxos if you’re not sure how to get there.
2. Navigate to the Playlists tab and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist Account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to sign up. Click the link in the e-mail to confirm your account.
3. The login you created for your Student/Member Playlist Account will be your login for the app as well.
4. Any playlist in your personal folder or your institution’s folder will be available, in addition to all of our Naxos-created playlists. You can also browse and stream the full NML--from New Releases and Recent Additions to any old recording from any label--anytime, anywhere.
Watch this video for help setting up your account
The Android app can be downloaded from the Android Market
as well as the from the Amazon app store here
The iPhone app
The iPhone app is, of course, available on the iPhone app store.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
John Wyver, CEO of Illuminations Media in the UK (they made the filmed versions of Hamlet and Macbeth that aired on PBS last year) has created an online guide to Mosfilm's Youtube Channel. Mosfilm dates back to the early 1920s and this youtube channel includes their full, feature length films. Many with English subtitles. The problem is that the channel itself is in Cyrillic. You can read John's discussions in the form of a three-part guide to what you can find there.
Part 1 http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/blog/index.cfm?start=1&news_id=1049
Part 2 http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/blog/index.cfm?start=1&news_id=1051
Part 3 http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/blog/index.cfm?start=1&news_id=1052
About the National Jukebox
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
IMSLP now has a search-by-melody function...
The Visual Arts
Los Angeles County Museum of Art makes their collection available online !
The Museum website is here http://www.lacma.org/
Their digital collection is available here http://www.lacma.org/art/ImageLibrary.aspx
Yale University has done the same thing
Digital Images of Yale’s Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free
read about it here
there's a slideshow sampler about halfway down the page.
The link to their frontpage search box is http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We recently added a new trial to the Trial Database libguide:
Rock's Backpages is an online database of music writing, sourced from the pages of music and mainstream press (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the early 1960s right up to the present day. There are thousands of articles and over 200 exclusive, and previously unpublished, audio interviews with major rock music artists.
Rock's Backpages will be accessible until March 15, 2011.
We encourage folks to try this wonderful resource and submit comments via the Comments link on the guide or by filling out the Database Evaluation Form (which is also linked to on the Guide).