Have you checked out the University Libraries’ series of #tbt posts in honor of the University’s 140th anniversary?
Search Instagram for the hashtag #UArtsArchivesTBT, or visit: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/uartsarchivestbt
This is an ongoing series, so be sure to follow and check the UArts Libraries Instagram account regularly.
And boy, does this series have everything!
A graduation photo from 1893!?!?! Check.
Now, when you find yourself asking: where do they get all these wonderful photos?!?
Well the UArts Archives of course! All of the #tbt photos posted to Instagram -and many, many more- are available via the UArts Digital Collections page, accessible right through the good ol’ library homepage: library.uarts.edu.
The UArts Digital Collections contain not only photos from the UArts Archives, but also student work, campus event photos and videos, and other special digital collections!
Want to know some of the new titles recently added? Read on!
Directed by John Maybury, Love is the devil: Study for a portrait of Francis Bacon stars Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig –before he was Bond– and tells the story of a love affair between English philosopher Francis Bacon & a crook named George Dyer. Check out this 1998 film now!
This Time Next Year: Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy takes a look at Long Beach Island, NJ, and “is a poetic documentation of a shore community as they battle local politics, cope with personal tragedy, and band together in the face of transition.”
Queens at heart: Trans women in the 60’s was produced in 1967 and is a 22-minute short that provides a look into pre-Stonewall LGBT life.
Treeless Mountain (Na-moo-eobs-neun san) is a 2008 Korean film, which tells the story of sisters Jin and Bin who “must fend for themselves when their mother abruptly packs her things, leaving the girls in the care of their alcoholic aunt.” This “certified Fresh” film, is “a tale of innocence lost.”
Access to the site is provided by the UArts Libraries, and films can be streamed on and off-campus. There are plenty of more new films as well as classics, including a wonderful selection from the Criterion Collection, available over at Kanopy. So be sure to check it out!
The UArts Libraries wish to congratulate Henry Tirfe for being selected as one of five top solo artists in the College Big Band division at the 46th Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California.
Not only is UArts School of Music student Henry Tirfe a great saxophonist, he is also a super-valued library student worker!
A junior in the UArts School of Music, Henry began working here in the Fall of 2015. He performed at the recent Next Generation Jazz Festival in California with the UArts “Z” Big Band, a finalist in the College Big Band Division.
“This was a first for me, a first for the ‘Z’ Big Band, and most importantly a first for the entire University,” said Tirfe. “I felt very proud flying back to Philadelphia bringing a trophy back for this school.”
And we are proud of him!
Current UArts students, faculty, and staff can also listen to the tunes as originally recorded via Naxos Music Library Jazz and Music Online, respectively, available on the Audio and Video Online library webpage.
Our congratulations to director Matt Gallagher, the amazing students of the ‘Z’ Big Band, and again to outstanding soloist –and an outstanding work study student– Henry Tirfe!
Like World music?
You need to check out our new database:
“An invaluable resource for World music enthusiasts”
Naxos Music Library World has over 5,370 albums with more materials being added weekly. Although NML-W is centered around the complete Smithsonian Folkways catalog, lots of additional recordings from labels like Sony, Warner, Arc, Celestial Harmonies, and Naxos World are available as well.
Found a few tracks you enjoy? Sign up for a free account and create your own personal playlists! You can also browse playlists created by other users or specifically by fellow UArts users; this database is new to us, of course, so will you be the first to make a UArts World music playlist?!?
Sure, you can search by title, artist, or composer, but you can also search by country/geographical area, language, instruments used, and more. Another great option is to browse by list of cultural groups or geographic areas. From on-campus and off-campus, you can access NML-W anytime and anywhere to take advantage of these great features and explore some different musics.
To check out NML-W, visit the UArts Libraries’ homepage then click the link for Audio/Video Online at the bottom of the page in the Online Resources sections. Find Naxos Music Library World in the alphabetical list, click the link, and you made it. Remember, when using the campus network you’ll be taken right in, but for off-campus access current UArts students, faculty, and staff can simply enter their UArts email user name and password.