Archive for January, 2010

Tunes on the run: Naxos Music Library for iPhone

Posted January 25th, 2010 by Remlee Green

The Naxos Music Library, already loved by many of you, just got better… If you have an iPhone, you can take Naxos with you as an app! Set up a playlist of your favorite pieces on Naxos and listen to them whenever you want.

To add music to your iPhone:

  • Go to the Naxos Music Library.
  • Click “Playlists” in the top menu bar.
  • Click “Login” or “Sign up.”
  • After logging in, you’ll see a list of current playlists.
  • To add music to your playlist, browse of search for music, select tracks, then click “add to playlist” on the left. A window will pop up to ask you where to save it. Choose to add it to the current folder and name the playlist.
  • Download the Naxos Music Library iPhone app.
  • When you open the app for the first time, log-in using your playlist log-in info.
  • Your playlist should appear in the corresponding folder in your iPhone app.
  • Enjoy!

If you’re new to Naxos, give it a try! Stream a wide range of music, including Johnny Cash, Scott Joplin, and Beethoven.

Problems? See technical requirements for Naxos. (Mac users: if you have problems setting up playlists in Safari, try Firefox.)

We’d love to hear what you think! If you have comments or questions, contact Peter Munstedt.

IAP 2010: Finding and Using Historical Newspapers

Posted January 25th, 2010 by mit-admin

Whether for research or for fun, reading historical newspapers gives us a fascinating view of the past. This hands-on workshop will show you how to find and use newspapers (online and otherwise) going back as far as the 17th century. Focus will be on U.S. papers, though international papers will also be covered.

If you need to gather facts and primary sources for papers and reports, want background information for a creative writing project, or are just curious how much the critics liked your favorite classic book or movie, this session is for you! Bring your Boston Public Library card number, if you have one.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 4 – 5pm

WHERE: DIRC, 14N-132

Contact Michelle Baildon with any questions.

Check out the MIT Libraries’ full schedule of IAP sessions.