Arts @ the CSULB Library

Friday, July 21, 2006

Have You tried YouTube?

Here's a way we can all be famous; put ourselves on television. Sites like YouTube, Google Video, etc. all give you a way to give your Oscar-bound film a chance. Read about it here.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Library Remodel Begins!

The long-awaited remodel of the Library has finally begun. Fences have been erected, entire floors have been cleared, walls have been put up and more.

You're probably thinking, "Oh no, I won't be able to get to anything I need!" Please be assured that we are doing all we can to not disrupt services. Items may take a little longer to retrieve, and space will be limited but in the end, we will have a wonderful new facility.

PLEASE CONTACT ME if you need anything at all and I will do my best to get you what you need.

You can keep up on the progress of the remodel here. See you in the Fall!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Mozart's 250th!

That's right, tomorrow (January 27, 2006) is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday. He has obviously "lived" with us much longer in death than his short life (35 years) would ever have predicted.

Look at some of our books, scores, or CDs on Mozart in COAST. Naxos Music Library has over 1000 pieces of his music to listen to.

  • KUSC will spend all day tomorrow broadcasting Mozart's music as will KMZT (of course!).
  • Visit Mozartland!
  • See what's happening in Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace
  • Try the Mozart Project
  • Make sure and get your Mozart Action Figure!
  • Did you know if you search "Mozart" in the Internet Movie Database, you get over 100 entries other than Amadeus?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Do you know about this?

The Librarians' Internet Index is a great place to send your students for Internet research. As it's subtitle "websites you can trust" implies, all sites have been evaluated by librarians and other information professionals.

Arranged in a similar manner to Yahoo, students using LII can be certain they are accessing websites with quality information. Tell your students to give it a try!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Has recording changed music?

Charles Rosen reviews Robert Philip's book, Performing Music in the Age of Recording and asks the question, do we perform music differently for recording?

Read about it here.

Monday, October 31, 2005

No classical music?

A very interesting article in the New Statesman ponders the question, why should children listen to Beethoven? Is classical music still relevant to our kids?

Read about it here.

Friday, October 14, 2005

New database for Theater and Dance!

Finally, an online database for you! The International Bibliography of Theatre has been digitized to create The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance; the first scholarly online source for these subjects.

Give this database a try and let me know what you think!