Welcome to the first post of the Alerts special section of Library Hacks. Weekly, you can look forward to new database announcements, updates, and (rare) outage notices. Stay tuned!
The Garland encyclopedia of world music online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Contains the full text of the 10 volume print encyclopedia (originally published in 1997), which is searchable all together for the first time.
OntheBoards.TV is a way to view theater performances. According to KUOW radio station news, “A recent study released by the National Endowment for the Arts shows that millions of people watch performing arts online. Seattle’s On The Boards hopes to capture some of that audience through a new project called On The Boards TV.” Here is a link that describes the history and mission of On the Boards: http://www.ontheboards.org/history-mission
“ As a historical resource, these tapes transcend scandalous utterances to provide a compelling, unique window into the American presidency during some of the most pivotal and contentious years of recent American history.” – David Coleman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program. Quoted from the website http://presidentialrecordings.rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/essays
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