Tag Archives: Service Alerts

NOTE: Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED on Sat, 2/9/13

  PLEASE NOTE: The Music & Arts Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, 2/9/13, due to the snowstorm. All other CU Libraries will also be closed on Saturday, with the exception of Butler Library, which will remain open as a study space only (no circulation or access to stacks).

Regular hours will resume on Sunday, 2/10/13.

Updates on other Columbia storm announcements are at: http://preparedness.columbia.edu/

There will be no overdue charges for any items which are due back to the Music & Arts Library on Saturday 2/9. If you get fine notices, just hit reply and mention the storm closing, and fines will be cleared. Let us know of any questions or problems at musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

We hope you weather the storm safely!

Please Note: Libraries system downtime, Wed Jan 2 through Mon Jan 7, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: The Libraries’ system software will be undergoing a significant upgrade from Wed Jan 2nd, through Mon Jan 7th.

During this time, you will not be able to renew items online, and some features of CLIO will not be working (bookbag, saved searches, etc). You can still use CLIO to search for materials, but it will be “static” during the upgrade, and will not reflect the real-time status of items. You *will* be able to place Offsite, Borrow Direct (UPDATE: We’ve been informed that Borrow Direct service will NOT be available, after all), and Inter-Library Loan requests. No Music & Arts Library items will fall due over the Winter Break.

We hope that disruptions will be minimal, but if you have any questions or problems, contact us at musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

NOTICE: Music & Arts Library, storm-related closures

   Due to the imminent storm, the Music & Arts Library will close early today (Sunday 10/28) at 6pm, and will remain closed during Monday 10/29. Normal hours are currently expected to resume on Tuesday, 10/30, but please stay tuned for further updates.

We will attempt to provide reference support via email on Monday. If you have music research questions that can’t wait, please email musiclibrary@columbia.edu and we will do our best to respond.

Proquest maintenance on Thu 5/5 affects IIMP (and others)

Proquest has announced scheduled maintenance on its databases, starting at 10pm on Thursday, 5/5, and lasting approximately 2 hours.

The principal music-related databases affected are the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and Proquest Digital Dissertations.

As an alternative, you can try Music Index Online and RILM. If you are looking for known music journal titles, you can also try searching the journal title in CLIO, for alternate electronic access through other vendors.

This will also impact “ProQuest platform products (including the new platform), ProQuest Historical Newspapers, American Periodicals Series, Genealogy and local history products including African American Heritage, Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries and Digital Sanborn Maps, UMI products including ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation products.”

Hopefully, Proquest will complete work as scheduled, and the disruption will not be too great. Thanks for your patience, and, please contact us at musiclibrary@columbia.edu with any questions.

Library water leak – update

The situation has stabilized a bit, after our calamitous water leak on Sunday 6/27. Most of the library remains fine to work in. All books, periodicals and recordings are available for use and unaffected by the leak.

The valiant Conservation staff of the Libraries, assisted by outside specialists in preservation and disaster recovery, helped us to identify and send for treatment any materials which needed intervention. Facilities staff are working closely with us to repair infrastructure damage.

As of today, Tue 6/29, the area of shelving affected has been cordoned off for drying out. Music staff will retrieve any scores you may need from this area, which comprises music scores call numbers from 00 – 61. Miniature scores are unaffected, and all available. The Seminar and Viewing Rooms remain closed for the moment, as the carpeting dries out. Printing remains somewhat touch and go; residual dampness causes frequent paper jams, but we expect this to improve by Wed.

If you have questions about the availability of any music score, feel free to call us at 212-854-4711 or email us at musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

We hope to have all shelves and equipment in the library back to fully accessible by next week. Thanks for your patience while we work to restore full services.

Water Leak in Music & Arts Library

The Music & Arts Library experienced a significant water leak on Sunday, 6/27. The area affected is mostly music scores, call numbers 00 – 51. Due to ongoing clean-up work in the area, we’ve restricted access to the affected shelves for now, but Music staff will check on the condition of any item you need, and retrieve it for you if condition permits. We will post updates as access restrictions are lifted, but remember, you can still get any undamaged score.

Also affected are the Viewing and Seminar Rooms, both of which received damage to the floor and carpet. These rooms are currently not accessible, including the digital pianos.

We’re fortunate that Facilities staff caught this happening in the early morning on Sunday, and put up plastic to prevent further damage. While unfortunate, this could have been much worse if not caught early. Damaged items will be going out for preservation treatment; we expect all items to be salvageable.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns, at musiclibrary@columbia.edu. Thanks for your patience while we treat these materials and restore the space back to normal.

Service Alert – copier is out of order (Fri 9/18)

Please be advised that the Music & Arts Library’s sole photocopier is out of order, as of 5pm on Friday, 9/18.

A service call has been placed. We’re not sure of when the technician will be on site and how long the fix will take.

For the latest status info, please call the circulation desk of the Music & Arts Library, at 212-854-4711.

Some resources that might provide alternatives to items needed photocopying:

  • Classical Scores Library – this database contains several digitized (and printable) scores
  • CD Sheet Music  – these are collections of scores, in PDF format, on CD-ROM. They can be browsed in CLIO by doing a keyword search on “CD sheet music” (as a phrase, so, including the quotation marks) (or, try this link)

Please contact music@libraries.cul.columbia.edu with any questions or concerns. Our apologies for this inconvenience!