Limited Edition Library Pin #2

We have given away the last of our second Limited Edition Library Pin. Thanks to everyone that stopped by!


Don’t fret, the third in our series will be coming soon.

Hot Off the Presses

Now available at the Greenfield Library circulation desk is the second edition of a limited edition library pin series. Each pin comes with a QR code linking to the library resource highlighted on the pin. This month’s featured image:

Barnett, Mac, and Jon Klassen. Extra Yarn. New York: Balzer & Bray, 2012.

Only 25 pins are available, so pick yours up today!

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Library Staff Recommendation: Daytripper


by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

741.5973 M778d


Told in a series of hypothetical deaths befalling a São Paulo obituary writer, Daytripper gracefully reminds us of the impermanence of everything and the importance  of recognizing the beauty in everyday interactions with the world and with each other.


Written in graphic form by twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, Daytripper both looks and reads beautifully. Soft lines and soft colors add a dream-like quality to the work which invokes a feeling of memory and nostalgia.


Both avid comic readers and people who have never read a comic in their life would enjoy and be touched by Daytripper, a heartfelt allegory about the beauty and fragility of everything we experience and how that helps to write the story of our lives.


Music Resources Online

Now available on Digication: Music Library Online Resources

The Internet is crammed with so much information that it can be dizzying to find exactly what you’re looking for. Furthermore, there is always the risk that a lot of what a Google search pulls up isn’t particularly reliable, accurate, or up-to-date. For your convenience Music Library staff have hand-picked and compiled a portfolio filled with interesting and informative online resources that will help you with your next term paper, performance, or simply for your personal enjoyment. We’ve included not only annotated lists of our subscription databases and e-journals, but hundreds of valuable, open access (aka free!) sources so you may access all the online resources from our catalog in one place.

What you’ll find:

Open Access Databases

Organized by subject or resource type are numerous open access databases from a variety of notable sources, including the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and the British Library. Available on these databases are a wide range of resource types, such as sheet music (International Music Score Library Project), sound collections (The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection at Stanford University), dictionaries (Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary), and much more.

Open Access E-Journals

It is hard to ignore that many newspapers, magazines, and journals are eschewing print in favor of digital publication. Despite their presence online, most of these publications can only be accessed through paid subscriptions. However, there are many scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that can be accessed free of charge. We’ve selected several to showcase here, which encompass a wide variety of music-related subjects. Browse through such diverse titles as Ntama: Journal of African Music and Pop Culture, Voices: a World Forum for Music Therapy, Popular Entertainment Studies, and many more.

Subscription Databases (UArts Only)

Unlike the above resources, the databases in this section are available to current UArts students, faculty, and staff. They include numerous audio collections (including, but not limited to, Naxos Music Library and Music Online (Alexander Street Press), where you can listen to old favorites or discover new ones (and, unlike Youtube, you will never encounter ads or poor quality recordings). A number of reference sources are also available, including those at African American Song and Oxford Music Online, which include scholarly essays, biographies, and more.  If accessing any of the databases off-campus, you will be required to log in with your UArts email information.

Subscription E-Journals (UArts Only)

In the final section is a list of online journals we subscribe to. Titles include (but definitely not limited to!) Computer Music Journal, Eric Nemeyer’s Jazz Inside, and Journal of Research in Music Education. A vast majority of these journals are also available, in print, at the Music Library, in case you grow tired of looking at a backlit screen.




Spring 2014 Library Workshops

Spring 2014 Library Workshops
Open to all UArts students, faculty and staff.
No sign-up, just arrive on time.

All workshops are in Terra 1212, 12:00pm-12:30pm.
We start on time so we can end on time and you can get to class.

Monday, March 17, 2014 • Terra 1212
Streaming Audio & Video Databases
What you’ll learn: Come learn about our new and improved streaming audio and video offerings, including full-length feature films and documentaries, contemporary performance art, historical newsreels, dance, theater, and much more. Audio and video are primary sources!
Who’s giving the workshop: Josh Roberts, Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • Terra 1212
Interlibrary Loan and WorldCat: All Around the World
The UArts Libraries may not own everything you need, but we can get it for you from another library.
What you’ll learn: How to search for and request books, articles, videos, not owned by the UArts Libraries.
Who’s giving the workshop: Mary Louise Castaldi ( is the UArts Libraries Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian and has been requesting materials for UArts patrons from all over the country (and the world) for 14 years.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 • Terra 1212
Getting More from Google Drive
What you’ll learn:
Google calendar functions and settings; document creation and collaboration in Drive; uploading, sharing and organizing files. This session will be guided by participant interest. Please bring your laptop or tablet, and plenty of questions!
Who’s giving the workshop: Kimberly Lesley (, Access Services Librarian and Google Drive Ninja

Can’t make a workshop but want to learn more? Schedule an appointment with your favorite librarian! We are happy to meet with people individually or to speak to your class.

Decoration and Ornament: A Wealth of Material

Singing shawl from Thailand, from "The Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment that Glitter", 391.009, R524s.

Some days you come to the library and just want to find some inspiration. If you’re ready for some good browsing, try the subject heading DECORATION AND ORNAMENT in the library catalog. While difficult to categorize, it includes a wide array of topics such as patterns, borders, alphabets and lettering, and artistic movements, styles, and materials. There are some very interesting subheadings, such as:





One of the best-known books on ornament is The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones, published in 1856. Jones was an architect who had made a long study of architectural ornament, and, according to Oxford Art Online, “Jones’s work at the Crystal Palace led him to realize that the principles embodied in earlier art were more important to designers than the forms themselves.”

Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. Portland House, 1986. 745.4 J722g. Plate 43, no. 6: dados, Hall of the Two Sisters, from the Alhambra. "Moresque" means Moorish.

Here are just a few images from books that can be found under DECORATION AND ORNAMENT:

from Decorative Ironwork. 739.4 C153d. Photo caption, p. 43: "Door-knocker; wrought iron. French, nineteenth century.
from "The Decorative Thirties", 745.4442 B32dth 1988. Photo is on p. 124. Caption, p. 125: "Glass chandelier made in Murano, Venice, in the mid 1930s, and sold by Veronese from their shop in the Rue St Philippe-du-Roule, Paris. It has a metal frame, with the light fitting concealed in a silvered bowl, from which the curved glass strips cascade out in a fountain."
from Decorative Ironwork. 739.4 C153d. Photo caption, pp. 38-39: Door to St. Saviour's Church, Dartmouth, Devon; wrought iron on oak, English, c. 1390, repaired in 1631, the design inspired by the medieval royal arms of England: three leopards, with stylized leaves typical of the late fourteenth century.
from Handbook of Designs and Devices. 1959. 745.44 H78ha 1959. Page 167: "The Triad and Its Variants"
from Complete Pattern Library. 745.4 H120c (plus GCD 249) pages 72-73