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April 5, 2010

Theatre with Dinner - Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery invites you to the 13th Annual THEATRE WITH DINNER. The play will be The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, presented by the UMBC Department of Theatre and Directed by Eve Muson. This event will take place Saturday, May 1, 2010, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with wine & soft drinks on the Library 7th floor, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m., remarks by Eve Muson at 7:00 p.m., and the play in the UMBC Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Please find the reservation form at http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/admin/friends/events.php, or contact the Library Administrative Offices: 410-455-2356, aok@umbc.edu. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 16.


April 9, 2010

Classical Music Library - Database Trial

Beginning April 9 through June 8, 2010, UMBC has trial access to the Classical Music Library.

Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joe Clark at jclark@umbc.edu


The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries - Database Trial

Beginning April 9 through August 9, 2010, UMBC has trial access to The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries.

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also. The materials originate from all regions of the country and are from people who played a variety of roles.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu


April 11, 2010

Gale - National Library Week free access databases

From April 11-April 18, Gale is giving free access to the databases:
Archives Unbound
Career Transitions
Global Issues in Context
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Grzimek’s Animal Life
Follow the link:
If you are off campus, you must first log in using the VPN


April 15, 2010

After 5 Session for Returning/Working Learners

Are you a returning or working student? Feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn more about what the library has to offer?

You are invited to this one hour after five session that will cover basic and advanced research tips for successful research. This hands-on workshop will offer an overview of the library’s homepage and show you how to locate electronic/print resources on specific topics. Please bring your research topics to this session.

► Where: Library, Room 259
► When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Questions? Contact Simmona E. Simmons simmons@umbc.edu or phone 410 455-3587


April 16, 2010

Naxos Music Library - Database Trial

Beginning April 16, 2010, UMBC has trial access to the Naxos Music Library.

Naxos Music Library [NML] offers streaming access to more than 41,340 CDs with more than 592,600 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joe Clark at jclark@umbc.edu.


April 28, 2010

Library Extended Hours (5/7/10-5/20/10)

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery will be offering extended hours from Friday, May 7 through Thursday, May 20.

Hours will be:
Fridays: 8am - 10pm
Saturdays: 10am - 10pm
Sundays: 12pm - 2am
Mondays through Thursdays: 8am - 2am

Good luck on your finals!!!