Do you need extra time to finish up that paper or study for an exam? If the answer is yes, take advantage of the Music Library’s extended hours in April and early May. Beginning on April 3, the Music Library will be open on Saturday afternoons from 12-5:00. On Friday, April 30, we will be open from 8 am until 10 pm, and from 9 am until 5 pm on Saturday, May 1.
Join Jacob Thornton from the Census Information Center and Larry Romans from Government Information & Media Services for an overview of the 2010 Census at Noon on Census Day, April 1, in the Peabody Library Fireside Reading Room. The presentation will cover the basics of the Census, including why we have a Census, and frequently asked questions about the Census form (or forms) that you should receive in the mail during the month of March. Feel free to bring your form with you and come with any questions you may have about the Census.
This event is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.
A corresponding Census Then and Now exhibit is on display at the Central and Peabody libraries.
Vanderbilt University is planning a $6 million renovation of its Central Library. Provost Richard McCarty, Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell and university architect Keith Loiseau are quoted. (more)
A criminally/necessarily abbreviated list (at least it can get you started) from the the Times Online, NPR, Downbeat, Soundcheck (WNYC), and a variety of other sources is below. Check Acorn for current availability and much more of the previous decade’s best.
|John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls
|Julian Anderson, Book of Hours
|J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations (Simone Dinnerstein, piano)
|Bang on a Can, Renegade Heaven
|Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonies (Minnesota Orchestra ; Osmo Vänskä, conductor)
(Symphony no. 9)
|Café Tacuba, Cuatro caminos
|Ornette Coleman, Sound grammar
|Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
|Osvaldo Golijov, The Passion According to St. Mark
|Andrew Hill, Time lines
|Jay-Z, The Blueprint
|James MacMillan, St. John Passion
|W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni (René Jacobs, conductor)
|Nico Muhly, Mothertongue
|O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack)
|Brad Paisley, 5th Gear
|Andy Palacio, Wátina
|Panda Bear, Person Pitch
|Radiohead, Kid A
|Kaija Saariaho, Notes on Light; Orion; Mirage
|Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Sky Blue
|Dmitry Shostakovich, Complete Symphonies (Mariss Jansons conducting various orchestras)
|The Silk Road Ensemble, Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet
|Sigur Ros, ( )
|Adam Steffey, One More for the Road
|Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, In the Heart of the Moon
|Wayne Shorter Quartet, Beyond the Sound Barrier
|Kanye West, Late Registration
|Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
|Cassandra Wilson, Loverly
Stay tuned and we’ll narrow it down to a much less ambitious Best Reviewed Recordings of 2009!
Photographs of the past week’s construction on the 8th floor of Central Library have been posted. Progress continues as many office walls have now gone up and the area begins to take shape!
In 2009 the Divinity Library mounted an exhibit featuring Charles Soong, one of Vanderbilt’s alums from 1882-1885. That exhibit is now available online in both English and Chinese Thanks to Charlotte Lew for curating the exhibit and providing the Chinese translation for the Web site, and thanks to Henry Shipman for the photographs used in the site.
From the Nashville Post
Vanderbilt University announced a planned $6 million renovation to the campus’ Central Library Friday.
The renovation by Orion Building will upgrade almost 19,000 square feet of existing space. It will add small group study areas, computer workstations and a new, central help desk. The school will also add a café and new breezeway and exhibit space between the L. Fort Flowers Wing and the Divinity Library.
Vanderbilt University’s Central Library will undergo a $6 million renovation that addresses 21st century teaching and research needs for students and faculty while enhancing the experiences of community visitors.
“Scholarship has changed dramatically in the 70 years since construction of the Central Library,” Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said. “The Information Revolution completely transformed the way faculty members teach, the way students learn and the way faculty and students conduct research.” He noted that the look of Vanderbilt’s largest library building has stayed much the same since World War II, except for the addition of the L. Fort Flowers Wing in 1969. (more)
The Music Library is currently trialing two new databases, the Naxos Video Library and Classical Scores Library. Click on the links below to access them, and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Naxos Video Library – This new Naxos product features streaming video of approximately 250 full-length operas, ballets, documentaries, concerts, and musical tours of historic places. Currently, the Naxos Video Library features videos from labels such as Arthaus, Dacapo, EuropArts, Medici Arts, and Opus Arte. The collection emphasizes world-class performances of standard operatic and dance repertoire, with new content added regularly. Naxos Video offers two searching option (basic and advanced), and also allows users to browse for content by genre, composer, artist, label, or production personnel. Videos are streamed via Adobe Flash player, making this service compatible with both Macs and PCs.
Classical Scores Library – Created by Alexander Street Press, the Classical Scores Library (CSL) currently contains 14,757 individual scores formatted for printing. Content in the CSL is a mix of copyrighted and public domain scores from publishers such as Boosey & Hawkes, Universal, and Faber. Genres covered include the blues, chamber, contemporary classical, folk, instrumental, opera/operetta, orchestra, and vocal/choral. Although there are no limitations on printing from CSL, the user agreement specifies that you can only use their scores for practice and study, NOT public performance. Our trial for the CSL extends through May 8, 2010.
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies will host a public conversation and reception with Alberto Fuguet, an acclaimed Chilean author, journalist and filmmaker, on March 22 at Fido in Hillsboro Village. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (more)
Works by Fuguet Alberto