Thursday, July 22, 2010

Music Online has just announced a "Send-to-Mobile" functionality

Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

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You can also access Classical Music Library through the Music Online interface. Music Online has just announced a "Send-to-Mobile" functionality that includes all of the individual streaming music collections and some items in Opera in Video. This functionality will follow in all of their streaming video collections later this year. What this means is that you can now send an audio track, video track, album, or playlist from our streaming collections to your mobile device to listen to later. The item that you send stays on your device for 48 hours. Go to any of our streaming music databases and look for a cell phone icon ("Send-to-Mobile") next to each track, album, or playlist. Wherever you see that icon you can click it and obtain a "shortlink" to send and enable playback on your mobile device.

There are several ways to access this link:

  • Send a text message to your mobile.

  • Email the link to your email address, which you can pick up on your mobile.

  • Enter the URL manually into your mobile's web browser.

  • On supported devices you can scan a QR-Code directly from your computer screen. You will need to download a QR-Code reader application to do so.

At this time, this functionality is supported on:

--Connie Maxwell

Scopus – Abstract and Citation Database for the Sciences and Humanities

Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covers the following subject areas - Life Sciences, Health Sciences with 100 percent of MedLine coverage, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Using Scopus you can:

  • Find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received.

  • Analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume or year.

  • Use this information to complete grant or other applications quickly and easily.

  • Use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.

  • Uncover important and relevant articles that you may otherwise miss.

  • Check out the work and citations of other authors.

  • Click on the cited by and reference links to track research trends and make connections. You can do this within or across disciplines you are interested in.

What's new in Scopus:
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--Glenda Lehrmann

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Library gets a TWEET

No computer or telephone needed – our little visitor just pushed his way through one of the library's light canisters. This baby hawk visited the library Thursday around 11:00am. He was released unharmed to go out in the world and tell his story to all the other "feathered" tweeters.

-Connie Maxwell
-photo by Matt Graham

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