MRU Library Blog

New Library Gallery Exhibit

Come and enjoy the Library Gallery’s new exhibit featuring oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings.

The Library is looking for new original art for the April-June, 2009 exhibit.  If you’re interested in showing your work, please contact:

Judy Trafford (440-6784)
Joan Taylor (440-5930)

“Art Inspires Learning”

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New Streaming Audio Archive

dram_logoWith the Library’s new subscription to DRAM, you can now access CD quality audio recordings on demand.

DRAM is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to music scholarship by preserving and disseminating “musical recordings largely ignored by the commercial marketplace based upon their aesthetic and historical value”. Initially an acronym for Database of Recorded American Music, DRAM’s archive has extended beyond the Americas. It contains about 2000 albums (15,000 compositions) from 15 independent labels, most notably New World Records and Composers Recordings.

The collection includes music of all genres “from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond”, complete with liner notes, cover art and essays. You can search by: Composers, Performers, Ensembles, Instruments or Labels.

Access DRAM from the Library homepage under Find -> Articles / Encyclopedias / Dictionaries -> Music. From off-campus, you’ll be prompted to enter your MyMRC username and password.

Any queries? Please contact the Library Information Desk. Enjoy!

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