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We are pleased to announce that the Music Library has purchased and will soon have available on the shelf:
A Library of Essays on Renaissance Music
Series Editor: Stanley Boorman, New York University, USA
‘…an extensive library of essays focused on crucial aspects of the music and the musical thought of the period…Taken together these volumes represent an indispensable resource for serious study of the music of the Renaissance’ -Renaissance Quarterly
The field of Renaissance music has been central to the interests of musicologists for at least a century. In recent decades a wealth of important writing has not only explored traditional issues but also vastly expanded the range of topics and approaches under consideration, so that our understanding of the music itself and of its uses and reception on the part of the Renaissance listener and performer has broadened.
This series brings together a selection of classic articles on key issues written by leading scholars and musicologists. Each volume is edited by an expert in the field, whose selection of reprinted articles is accompanied by a specially written introduction and detailed bibliography. The volumes are arranged thematically beginning with a study of what we now understand, in musical terms, of the concepts involved in the words Renaissance, Reformation or Counter-Reformation, and followed by volumes which focus on a single set of topics, for example theory, sources, patronage, and secular or religious music.
This series of six volumes on Renaissance Music is a major resource for specialist music libraries and academics.
The University Libraries has a trial for NewspaperARCHIVE through November 28, 2013.
NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. It contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content.
Let us know what you like or do not like about NewspaperARCHIVE. Send comments to Lynn Weinstein, Digital Acquisitions Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University Libraries has a trial to RefWorks Flow, an upgrade of our current RefWorks subscription. Flow is RefWorks with lots of added value and we would love your feedback!!.
With Flow, you can:
* Manage research documents and related metadata in one centrally managed cloud-based environment.
* Research with others using the in-product collaboration features of Flow by sharing collections of references and documents, including online annotations within the full-text documents.
* Store and organize full-text PDFs and other file formats, complete with document recognition of citation metadata.
* Upload bulk reference collections from other programs.
* Enjoy complete support for the well-embedded “RefWorks Direct Export” from our partnered search platforms.
* Save web page content and metadata with a single click using a new web-scraping tool.
Note: Installing Flow for Word will replace RefWorks’ Write N Cite if this is installed on your computer
Let us know what you like or do not like about Flow. Send comments to Lynn Weinstein, Digital Acquisitions Librarian: email@example.com
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Happy Halloween from your friends in the CUA Music Library!
The lynda.com online video library is an excellent resource offering more than 2,000 self-paced training classes on a wide range of computer and project management skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. It’s free to the CUA community; sign up now! A quick overview of this service can be found in the lyndaCampus introductory video.
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Room 222 Mullen has been redesigned to better accommodate the needs of our graduate students for silent study space. The space is is equipped with 8 new study carrels that can be reserved in 4 hour blocks during regular library hours. To reserve a study carrel, click here. This service is provided through a partnership between the University Libraries and the Graduate Student Association.
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There is an upcoming maintenance period by the vendor on Friday, October 4. Our Search Box for Articles and Search Box for Books will not be working for 30 minutes to 1 hour starting from 8 PM EST.
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The University Libraries are very excited to announce the new Architecture & Planning Library will begin regular operations tomorrow, September 11th.
The Architecture & Planning (ARPL) Library is located in the lower level of the Crough Center and holds the core collection of materials which support the learning and research done by the students and faculty of the School of Architecture & Planning. Interdisciplinary materials related to fields such as engineering or sociology may be found in Mullen Library. The library also has study spaces which: support collaborative learning, relaxed reading, and scanning of library materials.
More detailed information regarding services and collections of the ARPL Library as well as hours, research guides and contact information can be found on the Library’s web page, libraries.cua.edu/archplan/
The ARPL Library staff is excited at the opportunities which will be enabled by the location within the School and looks forward to serving as an easily accessible resource for research materials and serving as a gathering and community-building space for the School.
A notice is received from vendor: “We are continuing to work through the intermittent issues with Summon. At this point, the system is much more reliable now, but we are still working through ensuring that the system is fully stable.”
Thanks for your patience!
At this time, the Search Box service is currently experience intermittent non-responsiveness. The vendor is actively working through this issue. Please use Databases for your research. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.
If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.
The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.
In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries, libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.
Mullen Library will not open as scheduled on Wednesday, August 28th, due to a water and air conditioning outage caused by a broken pipe on campus. The water outage also affects Crough and Shahan.
Other campus libraries may be found at libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.
Facilities Management has shut off the water in Mullen and 3 other campus buildings. The broken pipe that has caused the water to be shut off has also resulted in no air conditioning. Because the repairs are expected to take several hours and may extend through the night, Mullen Library is closing at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 27. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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This time, we mean it.
The LPs that are left will be going to the dump on Friday, August 30. We decided to keep them one week longer so returning students could have a chance to look through them. There are still some excellent recordings left–some are worth having just for the cover art!
Because we’d like to keep from having to dispose of so many LPs, we will hold on to what is left of the collection a little longer. Please stop by between 9-5 any day this week to find some great LPs to add to your collection. We will dispose of the remaining LPs sometime on Friday, 8/23. This post will be taken down at that time.