Newsletter of the MIT Music Library
Music Library, 14E-109
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Forrest Larson, 617-253-5689
Circulation and Reserves Assistant
Christina Moore, 617-253-5689
Sr. Assistant & Processing Assistant
Peter Munstedt, 617-253-5636
HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Please let us know if you have any requests. Additional forms are available
in the Music Library.
SPECIAL MONEY PURCHASES AND OTHER ACQUISITIONS
This semester, the Music Library received extra funding through library special money. Three new acquisitions are being obtained with this funding: the Garland set Three Centuries of Music in Score (listed with New Acquisitions); The Leonard Bernstein Royal Edition (119 CDs) and The Julian Bream Ultimate Guitar Collection (28 CDs), both of which will arrive soon.
Also newly received is The Librettos of Handel's Operas (edited by Ellen Harris), a 13-volume set obtained through a gift from alumnus Peter J. Wender. In addition, look for an influx of world music books and CDs in the near future thanks to a grant from the MIT Council for the Arts. We also have been notified of a generous donation from Lt. Nalik Atibhag Sangsnit to purchase music of Thailand.
`WHAT'S THE SCORE?' ON MOSAIC AND GOPHER
Sometime this spring, the "What's the Score?" newsletter will be
available electronically on both Mosaic and Gopher. Music faculty
will still receive a paper copy. Music Library student assistants Kip
Bishofberger and Jeff Morrow are setting up the
electronic versions. Let us know how you like it.
Another shipment of journals and books will be sent to storage this spring or early summer. In order to make more space in the library, we will be using top shelves to accomodate books and scores. Watch your step! The library is considering a major move of materials -- perhaps the entire LP collection -- in the near future.
ISAACSON DONATION PROCESSED
Music faculty member Larry Isaacson donated a collection of approximately 450 LPs to the library in March, 1993. Music Library staff, along with volunteer Clare Williman, have now processed much of this collection. Many new titles will be added to the library's holdings, including a number of works on the Music Heritage Society label. Our thanks to Larry!
UROP STUDENT GRANT RENEWED THIS SEMESTER
The UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) grant to process the John Oliver donation of approximately 1,000 LPs was renewed for the spring semester. Music major Erin McCoy will continue to process this collection. Several new titles will be added to our holdings, and Erin's project will help to analyze the strengths of the library's collection.
HISTORIC RECORDINGS RECEIVED
As the Recording Review Editor for the ARSC (Association for Recorded
Sound Collections) Journal, Peter Munstedt receives review copies of
historic performances on CD. Those CDs that are not sent out to be
reviewed are eventually added to the library. Faculty members George
Ruckert and Evan Ziporyn have reviews appearing in the next issue of
the ARSC Journal; Mark Harvey and staff members of the MIT Libraries
have written reviews for previous issues. Let Peter know if you'd
like to write a review. All kinds of music are reviewed.
DONORS SINCE OUR JANUARY NEWSLETTER ISSUE:
Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
Dr. Richard J. Breed
Christopher Y. Kim
Astrid M. Kral
Library of Congress
Peter D. MatthewsNimbus Records Ltd.
J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.
SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S.)
Lt. Nalik Atibhag Sangsnit
University of California, San Diego
Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
OVERHEARD AT THE CIRCULATION DESK
Library user: "These books are charged to me; can I get them acquitted?"