Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New edition of AmeriGrove is here and it's got articles by UWM authors!

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Ed, which we call AmeriGrove has arrived!

It contains articles by three members of UWM's Faculty/Staff

Senior Lecturer in Music Martin Jack Rosenblum wrote the article "Music in Milwaukee"

Associate Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology Gillian Rodger contributed a three long articles on 
Burlesque, Variety, and Vaudeville 
as well as brief biographical sketches of the following:
Braham, David
Hamblin, Thomas Sowerby
Harrigan, Edward
Hart, Tony
Janis, Elsie
Keith, B. F.
Keith-Albee (corporation)
Lingard, William Horace
Loew, Marcus
Pastor, Tony
Thompson, Lydia

UWM Libraries Music Cataloger, J. Bradford Young contributed the article on Classification and Cataloging of Music, as well as biographical sketches of OCLC Music Cataloging guru Jay Weitz and the late  
A. Ralph Papakhian of Indiana University.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A little more for Banned Book Week

This is the bulletin board that goes along with the "Paddy Wagon" 

Thanks again to Sarah Reynolds for her great work on this exhibit!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banned Book Week 22-28 September 2013 - Come Liberate a book or two from our "Book Jail"

This week, 22-28 September, is national Banned Book Week. The American Library Association has lists, lots of lists, of the top 10 most frequently challenged books in any one year - 2012, 2011, 2010 and the entire list back to 2001. They also have lists of the most challenged books by decade 1990-1999 and 2000-2009

There's this terrific interactive 30 year time-line too.

The Music & Curriculum Library does an annual display... this year we're inviting you to come visit and set a book free from our Book Jail ... If you can, maybe even intercept the "Paddy Wagon" as it carts the books off to the pokey.

We have print-outs of the banned book lists... feel free to pick one up and read a banned book this week.

If you're interested in our exhibits from the last couple of years, you can see them here for
2012 and 2011

(Kudos to Intern Jennifer Meixelsperger for running with the idea presented and to Sarah Reynolds for the idea of the book jail... and come look for more pictures later in the week... Sarah is working on a bulletin board today!)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Music Research in Sonata Form

Are you new to doing research about music for you history classes? Are you confused? 

Well, Jennifer Meixelsperger, the Music Library Intern for 2013-14 has created a display to teach you the research process through examination of Sonata From...

Semester Sonata... a guide to research

The Exposition - Researching in the stacks

The Development - Online resources, New Grove, RILM, Naxos, Project Muse

 The Recapitulation - Clarifying dates, rechecking your facts, and making sure you have complete citations

CODA - still need help? Come ask the Librarian ... or contact us 24/7!

BRAVO ! You're done - now go turn it in!!

Stop by the Music Library and browse for yourself !!

What's going on in Music & Curriculum?

Welcome back to campus! Quite a few things have changed over the summer.

Loan periods for Curriculum materials now match those in the rest of the Libraries, 28 days for undergraduates, semester for graduate students, and academic year for faculty.

Renewal limits have changed for CDs - it is now 4 renewals for all UWM ID holders.

Our physical space changed a bit as well... the reference shelves are gone on the Curriculum side, the new books are now on stacks in the back on your way to the fire exit and we added two entire ranges of shelving on the Music side!

We had an exhibit celebrating Tomie DePaolo's birthday on the16th

And - in case you didn't know, we have an Ellison Die Cut machine that is available for anyone to use

(Thanks to Curriculum/Music student assistant Sarah Reynolds for her *terrific* bulletin boards!)

You may have heard that we're giving away LPs! Next week is the book sale and we'll be moving the carts upstairs for that, but over the weekend and then again after stop by and browse. There's some great stuff!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yeah, I'm the TAX MAN!

April is tax month... as if you need to be reminded. But did you know that taxes and taxation and tax problems show up in a variety of musical elements aside from the Beatles? 

Come by and check out our display! See if you can figure out why certain things are included.

Irving Berlin wrote a song, on contract from the IRS, called I Paid My Income Tax Today... you can see the full US Archives documentation of the approval of funds to get it orchestrated, parts copies, and recorded at here

Monday, March 18, 2013

New video resources in the UWM Libraries

The UWM users now have access to several new video databases. They include documentaries, ethnographic films, newsreels, and much more, nearly all with full side-by-side transcripts. You can also use the online 'clipping' tool to make excerpts to embed in your lectures. Quite remarkable.

Go play !

(the links are proxied and should prompt you for your e-pantherID/password... if you are not, please go to the Libraries' website - - and click on the link to 'Resources A-Z')

American History in Video
The largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries

Black Studies in Video
Collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

Ethnographic Video Online -  vol 1
Provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior— with more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

Filmakers Library Online
Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Friday, March 15, 2013

March is Music in Our Schools Month!

To celebrate, we've filled the glass cases in the Music Library with a wide variety of music education related materials... here's a sample.

Stop by and take a closer look!