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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online trial through September 14, 2017

Cornell has trial access to Ethnographic Sound Archives Online through September 14, 2017.

This collection brings together audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s. It consists primarily of field recordings, along with selections of contextualizing field notes, photographs, and film. At completion, it will contain over 2,000 hours of audio field recordings, as well as 10,000 pages of text, 5,000 photographs, and 200 hours of field film footage.

Bloomsbury Popular Music database trial through September 7, 2017

Cornell has trial access to Bloomsbury Popular Music through September 7, 2017.
About this resource:

• The 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (10 volumes available at launch)

• All 120+ volumes of the 33 1/3 book series, providing in-depth analysis of influential albums

• An expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music Studies list: 20 titles are available at launch, and at least 5 more will be added each year

• Titles in the new 33 1/3 Global book series, to be added from late 2017 onward.

Qello Concerts streaming video database trial

Cornell University Library has secured a free trial of Qello Concerts, a streaming video database specializing in rock concerts and music documentaries. Genres such as classic rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, and metal are represented. See a fuller description here:

To try out Qello Concerts and other video databases from RBdigital, use the following link, enter the access code "rolls," and create an account:

Please send any feedback to Lenora Schneller (ls258) or Tracey Snyder (tls224) by May 1, 2017.

Lou Reed archives going to the New York Public Library

2017 March

The New York Public Library has announced its acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive:

Popular culture research workshop at Bowling Green in May 2017


MAY 21-25, 2017

Reminder: Travel Grant applications are due 24 March 2017.

"Exploring the Archives: Fifty Years of Popular Culture"

Research fellowships at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives

2016 December 15

John Cage Research Grant

Call for Applications

2017-2018  John Cage Research Grant

Northwestern University Library

Evanston, Illinois


The Northwestern University Library is pleased to announce the call for applications for the John Cage Research Grant, an annual award established to promote the study of John Cage's life, music, art, and ideas through the use of Northwestern's John Cage Collection.


Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 24, 2016)

Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 24, 2016)

Met Music Director James Levine leads a majestic performance of Wagner's early masterpiece Tannhäuser, in last October's Live in HD presentation now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Johan Botha sings the title role, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, Michelle DeYoung as Venus, and Peter Mattei as Wolfram, in Otto Schenk's classic production. 


Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (February 24, 2016)

Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (February 24, 2016)

Bartlett Sher's acclaimed new production of Verdi's Otello opened the Met's 2015-16 season and is now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Aleksandrs Antonenko stars in the title role, opposite Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Željko Lucic as Iago. Maestro Yannick Nzet-Sguin conducts this Live in HD presentation from last October.