News, November 2015

: As many of you know, the VPTL upgraded copying and printing in the libraries, residences, and computer clusters. Our spiffy new machine has been installed in the Music Library, to replace both the old photocopier and the public printer. The new machine provides options to print from the print job queue, make photocopies, and scan. Scans can be emailed.  More information will soon be available online and at the point of use.

Opera database update: We loaded over 3000 new records to Opening Night!  Opera & Oratorio Premieres, covering the years 1995-2015 (so far).  Thanks go to Glen Worthey of CIDR (the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research) for his expert assistance. If you know of a world premiere that is not yet listed, please submit it via the "Submit a premiere" link. Thanks in advance for your contributions!
Player Piano Project listening party: There are still a few places left on the guest list for our Player Piano Listening Party on Nov 13th. More details about the party can be found on Stanford Events  The event is free but space is limited to 40 people so sign up now to secure your place. Please email Aurora Perez (, Operations Manager for the Archive of Recorded Sound, to reserve your spot. 

Databases of interest have been added to SearchWorks:
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive: an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. Access limited to Stanford.
Digital Resources for Musicology: A portal to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. Maintained by CCARH.
All of Bach: A project by the Netherlands Bach Society to perform and record all of Bach's works. Video streams, interviews, and background information are provided free to the world. A new performance is released weekly.
Digitaler Portrait Index: Scanned portraits of notable persons of the early modern era, and historical figures.  Includes many musicians. continues to provide a wealth of live, delayed stream, and archived performances.  Current offerings include the International Chopin Competition, Carnegie Hall's opening night concert, the Philharmonie de Paris, Fidelio at the Salzburg Festival, and more. Live/delayed streams are available for a limited time only! Link to Stanford's subscription on our streaming media databases page.  A mobile app is expected in the near future.
Department website linkLibraries are now included under Resources on the Music Department website. We are pleased to provide an additional way to find/discover Music, ARS, and Special Collections.