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Radical Musical Librarians?
January 3, 2006 6:01 PM   Subscribe

Music: A survey of some quality resources is a brief look at music-related web sites from a research librarian's point of view. It is by Valery King, reference and government information librarian at Oregon State University, and published in the December 2005 issue of College & Research Libraries News. Ms King also has a more detailed Music Research Guide on the OSU library site. These are research and reference sites, not music download sites. (via)
posted by mmahaffie (7 comments total)

 
A good effort, though it almost physicially hurts to see a librarian use "quality" as an adjective.
posted by Miko at 7:26 PM on January 3, 2006


Bookmarked -- thanks!

Miko, the language changes, and turning nouns into adjectives is an ancient habit of English; get used to it.
posted by languagehat at 4:25 AM on January 4, 2006


languagehat, you know that I'm familiar with your philosophy, and if you've ever read any of my comments in any of these discussions, you'll know that I recognize its points but will never completely accept it. You also know that my outlook on language is widely shared in the world of the written word. You don't have a monopoly on usage. Get used to it.
posted by Miko at 7:06 AM on January 4, 2006


Heh. Fair enough, and look: we're giving mmahaffie well-deserved extra comments, even if off-topic!
posted by languagehat at 7:33 AM on January 4, 2006


Sheesh, I remember when there weren't music research materials online, and one had to slog through Duckles and RILM and probably a few entries from Grove's just to figure out where to find the information you need.

I'd like to say dinosaurs were just dying out at the time, but it was only about a decade ago. You kids just learning about musicology don't know how good you've got it.
posted by ilsa at 11:13 AM on January 4, 2006


i heart osu.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:57 PM on January 4, 2006


Yeah -- and these really are excellent resources. I particularly like the ethnomusicological index and the "Lift Every Voice."

Despite not having garnered many comments, this is a very good post that I'll be exploring for a while. Thanks.
posted by Miko at 7:10 AM on January 5, 2006


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