New York Philharmonic Adds More Material/Open Access Data to Digital Archive (4th Release)

The fourth release of mate­r­ial in the New York Phil­har­monic Leon Levy Dig­i­tal Archives — the mul­ti­year ini­tia­tive to dig­i­tize the Orchestra’s exten­sive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foun­da­tion — has been com­pleted, with all exist­ing Phil­har­monic printed pro­grams, from the first con­cert in 1842 to the present, now avail­able online, and cur­rent printed pro­grams being added every con­cert week.”

For the full story, please see Library Jour­nal.

You’ve Never Heard These Odd Instruments Hidden At UW

The door to room 5 at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton School of Music is solid wood, noth­ing to dis­tin­guish it from other classrooms.

But inside this cramped space is a col­lec­tion of unusual instru­ments, hand­crafted to play one man’s music.

They were built by Amer­i­can com­poser Harry Partch, who relied on a musi­cal sys­tem called ‘just intonation.’”

For the full story, please see KUOW.

Robert Leland Scandrett: December 29, 1925 — November 30, 2014

We have lost Robert Leland Scan­drett. He died sud­denly, in his Seat­tle home, of heart failure.

Bob was born in 1925, into a lov­ing fam­ily in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He grew up as a musi­cian, an accom­plished pianist in his child­hood and youth, then turn­ing to choral con­duct­ing pro­fes­sion­ally. Bob mar­ried San­dra Rot­ton Scan­drett in 1966 and they loved each other through many choirs, troves of music stu­dents, and a wealth of beau­ti­ful friend­ships for all the years until his death. Bob leaves behind a rich legacy for love, com­mu­nity, and music.”

Read the full account of Scandrett’s life.

Scholars’ Studio: Play Proposal Deadline Extended

Grad Stu­dents and Post­docs: Is your research on play?  Are you look­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ties to present your work, and build your C.V.? Inter­ested in get­ting feed­back on your pre­sen­ta­tion style? Want to con­nect with grad­u­ate stu­dents out­side your discipline?

Sub­mit a short, 150-word pro­posal by Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 11th at Noon  (dead­line extended)  to present at Schol­ars’ Stu­dio: Play Research at the Com­mons on March 5th.  Schol­ars’ Stu­dio is a fun, infor­mal event that fea­tures lightning-style pre­sen­ta­tions (5 min­utes each) given by grad­u­ate stu­dents and post­docs doing research on top­ics related to an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary theme.

This quar­ter, we’re look­ing for pro­pos­als from across dis­ci­plines that touch on our theme, “play”. Need ideas? Think: inter­ac­tion, per­for­mance, cre­ativ­ity, impro­vi­sa­tion, coop­er­a­tion, games, psy­chol­ogy of play, move­ment, recre­ation, sport, problem-solving.

Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Com­mons and The Grad­u­ate School Core Pro­grams, Schol­ars’ Stu­dio gives stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to share their research across dis­ci­plines, make con­nec­tions and build pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

Learn more and sub­mit a pro­posal here:  http://commons.lib.washington.edu/scholarsstudio

Notice of Libraries service interruption: Saturday Feb 7

In order to accom­mo­date work on the tran­sit tun­nel project on the Seat­tle cam­pus, the Libraries web­site and some online ser­vices, includ­ing access to all UW-restricted resources, will be UNAVAILABLE 5:30am — 12pm noon PST.

ALSO:  The Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries will be CLOSED on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 7. All other libraries have nor­mal hours.

More infor­ma­tion about affected library ser­vices can be found at <http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/announcements/winter-outage>

Rare Haydn materials in the Stanford Libraries

Over the past sev­eral months, I have been blog­ging about rare Haydn mate­ri­als held in the Depart­ment of Spe­cial Col­lec­tions, Memo­r­ial Library of Music, includ­ing one auto­graph man­u­script, one impor­tant let­ter, and nine first or early score edi­tions. Each item was dig­i­tized for deep stor­age in the Stan­ford Dig­i­tal Repos­i­tory, and high-quality, down­load­able images have been made avail­able to the world via links in Search­Works. Thanks go to Astrid Smith, Rare Book and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions Dig­i­ti­za­tion Spe­cial­ist, and the Dig­i­tal Pro­duc­tion Group for their excel­lent efforts on behalf of this project in sup­port of Haydn, Patron­age, and the Enlightenment.”

- See more at the Stan­ford Libraries blog

11th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium

Three Weeks to Dead­line! All pro­pos­als need to be sub­mit­ted by Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 9.

To present your research, sub­mit your poster pro­posal by 5:00 p.m. on Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, 2015. (Late pro­pos­als will not be considered.)

To Learn More:


  • Come to CTL’s Sym­po­sium Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion this Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 22, 1:30–2:30 p.m.,Gerberding 100. Tea and cook­ies provided.
  • Visit the Teach­ing and Learn­ing Sym­po­sium website.
  • Con­tact sotl@uw.edu with questions.

Save the Date:  April 14, 2:00–4:30 p.m., HUB Ballrooms.

Each spring CTL hosts the Teach­ing and Learn­ing Sym­po­sium to pro­vide a forum where UW fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents can share their research on ways teach­ing inno­va­tions affect stu­dent learn­ing. The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.

Online resource down times planned for Saturdays January 24 & February 7, 2015

In order to accom­mo­date work on the tran­sit tun­nel project on the Seat­tle cam­pus, the Libraries has the fol­low­ing planned outages:

Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 24
1am – 8am:
Libraries web­site and some online ser­vices, includ­ing access to all UW-restricted resources will be UNAVAILABLE

Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 7
6am — 10am:
Libraries web­site and some online ser­vices, includ­ing access to all UW-restricted resources will be UNAVAILABLE
AND
Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries will be CLOSED
(other libraries have nor­mal hours)

More infor­ma­tion about affected library ser­vices can be found at <http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/announcements/winter-outage>

We apol­o­gize for the inter­rup­tion in service.