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Bloomsbury Popular Music database trial through March 12, 2018

Cornell has new trial access to Bloomsbury Popular Music through March 12, 2018.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.

Access the Bloomsbury Popular Music Database

Please try it out and send any feedback to Lenora Schneller (ls258), Music Librarian.

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.

 

Access to the Ethnographic Sound Archives Online
Please try it out and send any feedback to Lenora Schneller (ls258), Music Librarian.

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.

Access to the Bloomsbury Popular Music Database

Please try it out and send any feedback to Lenora Schneller (ls258), Music Librarian.

Qello Concerts streaming video database trial through May 3, 2017

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:https://qello.com/about_us

 

To try out Qello Concerts and other video databases from RBdigital, visit the RBdigital trial page, 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

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

Popular culture research workshop at Bowling Green in May 2017

ANNOUNCING THE POPULAR CULTURE SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

May 21-25, 2017

Reminder: Travel Grant applications are due 24 March 2017.

“Exploring the Archives: Fifty Years of Popular Culture”

For the second time, the PCA/ACA and Bowling Green State University are jointly sponsoring a summer research institute on the Bowling Green, Ohio campus from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday, May 25, 2017. This institute will introduce a small group of scholars from across the country and abroad to the research and pedagogical treasures of BGSU’s very special collections.

The staff of these exceptional collections will assist institute participants in locating unique resources for use in their teaching and research in accordance with Fair Use guidelines. In addition, volunteer faculty scholars from both BGSU and PCA/ACA will lend their time and expertise to help participants with their own individual projects.

 

A limited number of $400 travel grants are available for participants. Applications for Travel Grants are due by 24 March, 2017.

For more information, please visit the PCA/ACA Resources.

Please contact Dr. Lynn Bartholome, PCA/ACA Treasurer (lbartholome@monroecc.edu), if you have questions or need additional information.

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

The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library & Archives. Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.  

Applicants should send the following to popmusic@case.edu by 2pm EST, 16 January 2017:

If you need assistance searching the online catalogs, please contact library@rockhall.org. Any other questions about the fellowships can be sent to popmusic@case.edu.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives is the world’s most comprehensive repository of historical materials relating to rock and roll, its musical roots (e.g. blues, country, R&B, gospel) and related genres (e.g. soul, hip-hop). The library gives users access to thousands of non-circulating books, periodicals, and recordings. In the archives, researchers may work directly with hundreds of thousands of original photographs, posters, promotional materials, rare audio and video recordings, and personal and corporate papers. Over 450 collections focus on such luminaries as Alan Freed, Del Shannon, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Art Garfunkel, Clive Davis, and Scotty Moore, plus Atlantic Records, Sire Records, FAME Studios, Bloodshot Records, Kill Rock Stars, and other music-related companies. The library is also home to NEO Sound, a local music collecting initiative which includes over 50 years of Cleveland rock critic Jane Scott’s working notes, as well as personal collections from local producers, photographers, promoters, and musicians. The Library & Archives is a 22,500-square-foot facility located in the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, at 2809 Woodland Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

More information about the Library & Archives and its holdings can be found at: Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Trial Subscription to MGG Online

Cornell has enrolled in a trial subscription to MGG Online, a new digital encyclopedia that includes the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), as well as regular updates and newly written articles. You can access MGG Online.

The trial expires on January 4, 2017; please send any comments about the resource to Lenora Schneller.

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.

This competitive grant, in an amount up to $3000, may be awarded to support expenses for transportation, accommodations, meals, and copying fees for one or more on-site visits to Northwestern University for the purpose of research using the John Cage Collection.

For further information, visit the John Cage Research Grant at Northwestern University Library.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted now until April 1, 2017