Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mobile app for Naxos Music Library!

Naxos Music Library has both iPhone (iPod & iPad, too of course) and Android Applications available for download!

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!

Institutional Users

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. 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

Very cool resources !

Film/Theatre related:

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
Part 2
Part 3

Music Related:

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

Their digital collection is available here

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