Entries from Notes from the University of Illinois Music Library tagged with 'library'

Updates from the Music & Performing Arts Library

We've a got a few new things happening at MPAL this semester: Listening rooms 3, 4, and 5 now have upgraded equipment with new speakers, turntables, cassette decks, and CD players. Check it out in the picture to the right,...

The top 12 things you should know about MPAL

Whether you are new to the University of Illinois or a seasoned grad student, here are a few things you may not know about the Music and Performing Arts Library. Print, audio/visual, online...you name it, we've got it 1. Our...

Web Printing (Beta) @ the University of Illinois Library

How to Print from a Laptop Features * Print Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and PDF files via website upload * Choose between black and white or color printing (by way of printer selection) * Choose number of copies Limitations *...

New printing system--release the print jobs!

As of yesterday we have a new printing release system. 1. When you want to print a document you can choose "Print" from the file menu, use the print icon in the task bar, or use Ctrl-P as you always...

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Library Guides

Do you you know that if you are attending events at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (aka Krannert or KCPA) we've got guides to help you learn more about the groups and pieces being performed? Each month we...

International Students Library Workshop

International Students Library Workshop March 14th at 2:30 in the Seminar Room in MPAL This workshop is meant to provide some tips and resources for international students (or other students!) who need a little extra help doing college-level research in...

Two new online resource trials

For the next month you can test out the online versions of Richard Taruskin's The Oxford History of Western Music You can do a keyword search or browse by volume > Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century...

Undergrad music students--Help out MPAL--Participate in our research project

MPAL is doing a study on how music students find music scores and recordings for their studies (remember the survey from last semester?). Now we'd like to do some one-hour focus groups to talk to you more in depth about...

Setting a default pickup location for library requests

Do you know that you can set a default pickup location for any items you request from other campus libraries or through iShare? Go to the library catalog and log in (if you haven't created an account yet you'll need...

Changes to the MPAL website

Happy August! We're getting ready to launch some minor changes to the MPAL web site--all of which should make it easier to get to the online tools you need. The changes are based on user feedback we've received in the...

Looking for Smithsonian Folkways recordings?

The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label includes important releases by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and many more. There are recordings covering the folk music of many countries, political themes such as wars and protests, as well as genres such...

New ways to get to our online music content

Now when you search our catalog for recordings, you will find records for recordings in our online audio streaming tools Classical Music Library and DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music). Just click on the "Related URL: Online access" link. Also,...

Blogs vs Twitter

It's been pretty quiet (dare I say dead?) here on the blog this semester. That's because we have been using Twitter more to send you short news bits. You can see the feed from our Twitter stream on the right...

We're upgrading the MPAL site again

You may have seen the note on the MPAL web site, but in case not, we're making some changes. We hope to streamline the site and improve findability. If there is something you'd really like to see change, or something...

Welcome back students and faculty

Well, you made it through the first week (and so did we!). If you are new to our library or just need a refresher, take a look at our welcome guide: http://uiuc.libguides.com/mpal If you want to know what great new...

Early Childhood Music Project

Did you know that we have a large collection of early childhood music resources? You can find them in the library online catalog by doing a phrase search for "early childhood music project....

Orchestra Musicians' CDROM Library and CDSheetMusic content now available online via Library Music Source

Have you been using our great collection of sheet music on CDROM? Well, now it's available to the University of Illinois Community via Library Music Source. CD Sheet Music Includes masterworks for piano, organ, classical guitar, strings, winds, voice, chorus...

Classical Music Library recordings now findable through library catalog

You may know that we subscribe to the Classical Music Library streaming audio tool. Now when you search our online catalog, if a recording is available in CML, it will have it's own entry. Here's a Boolean search for Reger...

Jazz Music Library here!

The Jazz Music Library is now available to UIUC community members on a trial basis. Try it out and let us know what you think....

Copyright Criminals

COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS: THIS IS A SAMPLING SPORT Film Screening with Co-Producer Kembrew McLeod (in Person) Thursday April 30, 6 - 8 p.m., Main Library 66 This is a film about music sampling, art, and copyright law. It tells a story...

Twitter is here

OK, while many of you seem shy about commenting on the blog, you have told me that you'd be interested in a Twitter stream from the Music and Performing Arts Library--so here it is: twitter.com/mpalillinois Click on "Follow" under the...

Notice to Mac OSX users having problems with audio e-reserves

If you are a Mac OSX user and are having problems accessing the audio e-reserves, you may need to install RealOne, an earlier version of RealPlayer....

Oxford Music Online--issues resolved

The problems with Oxford have been fixed. Oxford Music Online (the online home of the Grove Dictionary among other titles) is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The problem has been reported and we'll let you know when it's been fixed....

17th Century Spanish Gradual

The Music and Performing Arts Library took delivery of a 17th century Spanish gradual this week. A description and pictures are available here....

Opera in English CDs and Masterclasses on DVD

Two new Library acquisitions that might interest many of you: 1. Chandos Records' Opera in English CDs These CDs offer quality performances of standard and not-so-standard repertoire in English. To find them in our catalog, limit your search to "Music...

Wrangle that citation data

Drowning in Data? RefWorks can Help These are the last two workshops of the semester! Sign up early, space is limited. Learn how to use RefWorks, a citation management software program subscribed to by the University of Illinois Library that...

Improvements in Classical Music Library tool

{From the folks at Alexander Street Press} The new release of Classical Music Library includes new features and updates in addition to a new interface. Users can now browse all classical works by album and find associated recordings using the...

Library opening at 8:30am Monday-Friday

We hope you haven't missed the news that the Music and Performing Arts Library will now be opening at 8:30am Monday-Friday. Closing times and weekend times remain the same....

The play's the thing

As many of you know, we acquired many theatre-related materials from the English Library over the Spring and Summer. We've got ---> periodicals (1st floor, on the new periodicals shelves facing the reading room and in the periodicals stacks near...

Welcome students!

Welcome to new and returning students for Fall 2008. If you are new to the Music and Performing Arts Library or if you forgot everything over the summer, here is a guide to get you started. Please stop by the...

Music Library name change

Did you hear the one about the musician, the dancer, and the actor? No? Me neither, I was just trying to think of a catchy way to let you know that the Music Library has recently been renamed the Music...

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