Register for MLA-ALA Music Reference Skills E-Course

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As part of the Music Library Association’s partnership with ALA Publishing, we are pleased to announce the first of several MLA eCourses—Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. This 4-week eCourse facilitated by Sara J. Beutter Manus, Music Librarian at Vanderbilt University, begins on Monday, April 16 and covers some of the most common problems encountered […]

Grove Music Online Update

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A new version of Grove/Oxford Music Online was released on December 7, 2017. MLA News will host a temporary list of questions, tips, and updates about the new version, in order to share information about this new interface and its architecture. Entries are listed alphabetically within their section. Major revisions are noted in a date […]

MLA Technical Reports No. 34 Released: Music Description and Access by Jean Harden

The latest installment in the MLA Technical Reports series, Music Description and Access: Solving the Puzzle of Cataloging by Jean Harden, was published in late 2017. To learn more, please visit the publisher’s website. The following includes excerpts from the book’s introduction, kindly furnished by the author and with the permission of A-R Editions.   Why […]

Statement on Net Neutrality

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MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT ON NET NEUTRALITY[*] December 14, 2017; updated December 18, 2017 As librarians, we value equal access to information, freedom of expression, intellectual freedom, and oppose efforts of censorship. The decision made on December 14, 2017 by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality rules will make it […]

Announcing the new MLstEP website

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Hello from the officers of the Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals group (MLStEP)! Our group, which is part of the Career Development & Services Committee, works to connect students and emerging music library professionals from all over the United States and the world as they build networks of colleagues and friends active in the […]