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New Staff: introducing Brett & Marci

January 11th, 2016

in Music Library

Marci Cohen (11/23/15- ) replaces Sarah Hunter who recently became Electronic Inventory Manager for the Libraries. Marci   comes to us from the Berklee School and is our new Assistant Head. At Berklee she did reference, evaluated electronic resources, supervised interns and numerous student workers, and instructional sessions. Her faculty... Read the rest of this entry »

RILM 101 or Expert: Make the Most of It Now

January 11th, 2016

in Music Library

Drop by for a one-on-one with Brett Kostrzewski  Sat Jan 23, 11am-7pm. Build your comfort level interpreting and navigating findings in RILM Abstracts (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale), a comprehensive and specialized database of citations for writings about music in all genres, from all eras. Another benefit: familiarity with RILM's... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 16th, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Stone Science Library

All BU libraries (including Mugar Memorial Library) will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 1 pm through Sunday, January 3, 2016, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. On Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31, the Science & Engineering Library will be open... Read the rest of this entry »

Use of the Library’s Collection: Findings from the MINES Survey

December 2nd, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

The BU Libraries conducted a brief, year-long online survey about the use of the Library’s online collections. For the first time, the Libraries were able to determine who (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, etc.) was using the electronic resources and why (teaching, coursework, research, etc.) A summary and the full report, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access: Digital Resources for Music(ology) site debut

October 19th, 2015

in Music Library

Digital Resources for Musicology provides us with a long-awaited pulling together of concise information and links to the multiple, substantial open access projects or sites of use to musicologists, musicians, and librarians. In addition to its topical organization, the DRM features a cross-search of the projects--something researchers have long dreamed. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 20th, 2015

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and... Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday eve, Aug 8: some online resources temporarily unavailable

August 6th, 2015

in Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library

The Libraries have been advised that starting 10 pm EST Saturday August 8th access to many of Proquest's database and subscription products will be suspended for 8 hours for upgrade and maintenance. Research destinations familiar to you but without access during just this time are many, including: --Dissertations & theses --eBooks... Read the rest of this entry »

New displays in the Music Library

July 17th, 2015

in Music Library

Now appearing in our listening room: new displays created by our very own grad student employee Brett Kostrzewski. These beautifully curated exhibits feature material in the BU music collection and include QR codes that invite you to interact with the information further. Brett has also added signs to our stacks that highlight the resources found... Read the rest of this entry »

Sun, The Sons, and Summer’s arts scenes

July 1st, 2015

in Music Library

July 3rd-4th celebrations initiate a wave of free summer events. Guides prepared by BU's Office for the Arts, NEMLA (NE chapter of the Music Library Association), and Berklee offer up multiple possibilities. For instance: the beautiful group Sons of Serendip, friends who came together while in grad school at BU, Read the rest of this entry »

What is Fair Use?

February 24th, 2015

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

It's Fair Use Week! Each day teachers teach, students learn, researchers advance knowledge, and consumers access copyrighted information due to exemptions in copyright law, such as fair use in the United States or fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. Fair use and fair dealing allow the use of copyrighted materials without... Read the rest of this entry »