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Computer Workstations at Loeb Music Tailored for Music Scholars

Connie Mayer helps a student locate multimedia resources online.
January 27, 2004 -- Computer workstations tailored for multimedia music research are available in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library’s Aldrich reading room. Students can complete course listening assignments, compose music, or access online multimedia resources from the workstations, which are equipped with high-end sound cards, headphones, and headphone amplifiers. In addition, Finale, a notation software for creating, editing, and printing sheet music, is installed on each of the four machines. Regular software updates ensure the latest versions of plugins, such as RealAudio and Beatnik, are installed.

"Music scholars have always conducted their research using a variety of informational formats including text, manuscripts, printed scores, and recordings. As multimedia technologies become more sophisticated and quality digital content becomes more widely available, music scholars are turning to the web to find full text articles and books, digital images, midi reproductions of manuscript and printed scores, and online audio and video. These workstations were designed to make accessing these technologies easy and straightforward," said Connie Mayer, Public Services Librarian for Loeb Music Library.


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