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Critical Mass of Streaming Audio Databases Now @Case
Case & CIM bring two new audio databases to campus, with DRAM (Database of Recorded Music) & the Classical Music Library. In addition to the Naxos Music Library & Naxos Jazz Library databases, the newest collaboration between KSL and the CIM library (Cleveland Institute of Music) as DRAM Charter Members means that "we now have a critical mass of streamed audio databases at Case," according to Stephen Toombs, head of the Kulas Music Library. "The collaboration is a reflection on how one of Case's most important consortial relationships helps us to leverage our resources for the benefit of both partners, and allows us to keep up with the current standard among large academic libraries."
The audio databases offer great potential for SAGES instruction, with breadth across composers, genres, and time periods, according to Toombs. DRAM includes a legacy of American music that has never been reissued on CD, and extensive liner notes are useful for anyone teaching courses on 20th century music or any course with a component on American music.
DRAM has an unlimited user license, and the ability to browse by thousands of Composers & Artists, nearly 600 Ensembles, Instruments (bass guitar to violin and voice), and Record Labels. Catalogs of New World Records and CRI (Composers Recordings, Inc.) are the basis for much of this historic content. Choose a recording, and then sort results by Record Label, Release Date, Composition Date, Catalog Number, and more.
Classical Music Library is another scholarly resource that offers the world's largest multi-label database of classical recordings, 50,000+ from all genres and periods. Listen to streaming audio for free, or download tracks for a fee. Faculty may create playlists for teaching on Classical Music Library and Naxos — contact Stephen Toombs for more information.
Naxos Music Library & Naxos Jazz Library are comprehensive databases of over 85,000 classical tracks and nearly 20,000 jazz tracks. Check the KSL News Blog for more details on the launch of Naxos (August 31) and Naxos Jazz (October 1), and try out new streaming audio today!
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Need Help on Photoshop, eBay, GRE tests, iPods? Try New Tech E-Books!
If you have a question (not just on technology), from working smarter with an application, to studying for a GRE exam, selling things on eBay, or learning better business writing skills, try an electronic book. Our 4,200+ collection on Safari Tech Books Online could be a great way to find answers to quick situations you're in...online from wherever you are.
Browse 23 categories to quickly find books of interest to you: AI, Business, Certification, Databases, Desktop Apps, E-Commerce, Hardware, Multimedia, and more subjects that help you find exactly what you need. Click on a category to expand it to specific areas: Business expands to topics like Career, Business Law, Competitve Analysis, Ethics, and much more.
In a Safari book, read an Overview, or an editorial review. Find related books. Add a bookmark, write a note. Create your own bookshelf so you can re-read or return to favorite topics without searching them again.
Find Safari Books Online from a search on the Case Catalog (follow the URL to the database), or from the Electronic Resources Database list. Or, from the Case Catalog page, use the Quick Link for E-Books on the red menu bar and find a wealth of others, from Knovel Engineering & Scientific books, to netLibrary, to books in the Eighteenth Century Online!
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Study Break — Coffee & Doughnuts, Three Nights This Week
Late night coffee & doughnuts in the KSL Lower Level, courtesy of Hillel on campus, keeps you going when you have a lot of studying to do this week, December 12, 13, 14!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights this week, check out the table that the Cleveland Hillel Foundation will have at KSL in the Lower Level, near the vending machines. Doughnuts are a large part of the Hannukah holiday—come and find out why when you get your caffeine & sweets, and see what Hillel does on campus for Case students!
Coffee & sweets event by Hillel [approved by KSL]: approx. 9:30-10:30 p.m.
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Shakespeare Searched, with Visualization Techniques—December Research Spotlight
Whether it's a kingdom for your horse, or murder most foul, Shakespeare Searched lets you search & discover in new ways, with KSL's December Research Spotlight.
Which play and which king...how many plays mentioned murder, or witches? What were some of Mark Anthony's famous lines? Find these answers, and more, with this search engine that uses visualization techniques in the results.
- Search "murder" in all plays. Results display two ways: in text, & in clusters along the left side of the page.
- Tabs for Characters, Works, or Topics show how the search term is treated by the Bard.
- Try Topics. The clusters display 10 areas, including one for "foul." Choose it, to see Hamlet and the Ghost.
- Click the link for "surrounding text" to see who the Ghost was talking to, the full speech, and a citation link for Act I, Scene 5 of one of Shakespeare's most recognizable works.
Read more, and enjoy Shakespeare Searched, this month's KSL Research Spotlight!
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