Tag Archives: Music

Adding musical scores to Wikimedia

“Sound and musical content have long trailed behind other subjects on Wikipedia, but that is beginning to change with a new musical scores extension for MediaWiki, the software running Wikipedia and thousands of other wikis. The Score extension was added to a MediaWiki deployment earlier this year and allows users to render musical scores as PNG images and transform them into audio and MIDI files.” (via Wikimedia blog)

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EBSCO Introduces RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals™ — Offering Rare Collection of Full-Text Music Journals

“RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals™is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals is a collection of rare primary source documents offering music researchers access to a special selection of full text music journals unavailable elsewhere. The first installment of this collection includes 150,000 pages from 25 music journals dealing with musical life in world capitals: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw. The collection also contains several monumental journals including Musical America until 1922, Le Guide musical (Brussels, 1855-1919), the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (Berlin 1847-1896) and several early musicology periodicals. Future titles will include those focusing on instruments, genres, musicology’s early periodicals, music education and jazz, with others combining both musical and non musical content, such as theatrical and general arts journals. New titles will be added on a regular basis.” (via EBSCO)

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THEATER HUNTS FOR LOST MUSICALS AND PUTS THEM ON

“Don’t be fooled by how mild-mannered Ben West seems. He’s the musical theater world’s Sherlock Holmes and Victor Frankenstein rolled into one. As artistic director of the nonprofit UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc., West scours libraries, newspaper archives and databases for overlooked and undervalued musicals. Then he breathes life into them.” (via The Associated Press)

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Lewis Music Library launches Music at MIT Oral History Collection website

“A new library resource, the Music at MIT Oral History Collection, brings the history of music at MIT to life through in-depth video and audio interviews with MIT music faculty, staff, and former students. It shares the stories of performers, conductors, composers, music theorists, historians, acousticians, librarians, scientists and engineers, revealing their contributions to the musical life of the Institute and the world at large, as well as the effect music at MIT had in their own lives and careers.” (via MIT Libraries News)

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Library offers musical downloads

“A little more than a year ago, the Iowa City Public Library launched an ambitious project: collecting music from a wide variety of local bands and make the songs available online, free to download for library users. “We at the library are constantly watching formats … and people want a downloadable product,” said Jason Paulios, a senior librarian in adult services at the library. Paulios took over the position of senior librarian from John Hiett last year. Hiett started the program, called the Local Music Project, in June 2012 with the goal of offering local music to library patrons in a digital, downloadable setting.” (via The Daily Iowan)

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