Introducing the Online Sound Library

Posted on April 26th, 2011 by


Over the past couple of years, we have been working with the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library to digitize their sound library and present it on the web in an easy-to-use way.

Yesterday, this enormous project was completed. The entire sound library has been digitized and all of the liner notes have been scanned:

With this addition we now have three collections of streaming music available. The subscription databases Jazz Music Online and the Naxos Music Library are available through the database lists. To start listening to the Library’s Online Music, go to the catalog, search “online music” and limit the search to sound recordings. (Of course, other more specific searches can be run as well.) This collection is limited to on-campus use only.

Faculty members also have the option to virtually check out an album for two days to ensure its availability for class use.

We hope you enjoy using the new online sound library as much as we have enjoyed making it possible.

 


5 Comments

  1. Chris Duhaime says:

    Currently doesn’t work on Safari, is there a reason for this?

    Running version: 5.0.5 (6533.21.1)

    • Joe Lencioni says:

      I believe it is because Safari doesn’t support the ogg format. It should work in Chrome and Firefox.

      • Chris Duhaime says:

        This seems limiting… is there any hope in the future that this will work on Safari?

        • Joe Lencioni says:

          If Apple decides to support the open ogg standard in addition to their proprietary formats, then it should work in their browser. But I would be surprised if that happened any time soon.

  2. Lisa Heldke says:

    Congratulations and thanks for this, Joe!