E-Resource: Contemporary Music – Gateway to Contemporary Music in France

Contemporary Music is an online resource which provides access to information about contemporary music in France. The site offers access to “124,993 biographies, books, music scores, sound recordings, videos… available in 17 databases”. The site offers a federated search across the holdings of its participating institutions (see here for a definition of federated searching). Users […]

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Tips on audio playback for Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library, one of the Libraries’ online audio databases, seems to have recently changed their web site, in a way that may impact some users. When you select your audio and start playback, a window launches, running a Flash audio player. Unfortunately, this player will not work on standard library workstations! If you look […]

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Featured E-Resource: The Jazz Discography

The Jazz Discography (Tom Lord) is now available through the Libraries. It is “… the most up-to-date general discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to today”. This resource allows much more flexible searching than was possible using the earlier print and CD-ROM versions. Searches are available for leader, session, musician, tune, and […]

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Audio databases, and some other related resources

You can browse a listing of electronic audio databases, under “E-Music and Sound Collections” under the “E-Resources” tab on the Libraries’ home page. There are some terrific resources here! In addition, here are a few titles that don’t appear in the list linked to above, but contain media content that may be of interest to […]

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New Database: Contemporary World Music

Columbia University Libraries has subscribed to Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street Press). This database provides streaming audio content, covering in this initial release ” …1,030 albums, equalling 13,726 tracks”, including content from labels including: Topic, Playasound, Budamusique, Air Mail Music, Manuiti, Crossing Records, Lyrichord World Music, Navras Records, and INEDIT. Additional new content is planned. […]

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End-of-semester music reference resources

The final push is on!… and here are some reminders of a few music reference resources that may assist you in your work. Please remember that you can contact us by phone (212-854-4711), by email (music@libraries.cul.columbia.edu), or in person during library hours in the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge. Please let us know if […]

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Cambridge Journals Online offers some enhancements

Cambridge Journals Online has announced some enhancements to its online services, including the ability to bookmark content using social bookmarking services (such as del.icio.us), to interface with Zotero, and a downloadable search widget. Full details on the enhancements are available at this link. Music journals which currently have online content provided through Cambridge Journals Online […]

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New E-Resources added

Three new e-resources of interest have been added to the Libraries’ collections. Please have a look! Questions or feedback? Please contact us at music@libraries.cul.columbia.edu ======================================================================= Classical Music Reference Library http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio6697428 The Classical music reference library brings together reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the reference titles Baker’s dictionary of […]

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Audio Databases at CU Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries subscribe to a variety of digital music databases, which can be accessed from any computer in the Libraries, or from off-campus (by full-time students, faculty and staff). These sites offer streaming audio access to classical, jazz, popular, and world music. Many of the sites contain additional content, such as libretti, biographies, […]

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