Walker Library is here to serve you as MTSU classes are being conducted online. The information below has been compiled to assist you during this time. This is by no means an exhaustive list and is not intended to function as such. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact me directly: email@example.com.
Addition assistance includes:
Additional information and resources may be found on the library’s Remote Services Page: Walker Library Remote Services: Home
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If faculty or students need access to an electronic edition of a textbook or supplementary text, Walker Library will do its best to obtain a copy. If you are having difficulty finding online/digital versions of textbooks, contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to COVID-19, many publishers in our nation and throughout the world are providing temporary access to their collections. VitalSource and Redshelf are the primary platforms being used for access.
VitalSource: Content Type: Textbooks and eBooks
One example of a textbook that is available via VitalSource’s Bookshelf app is
Norton’s A History of Western Music, 9th ed.
RedShelf: Content Type: Textbooks
RedShelf is an EdTech company that distributes affordable digital textbooks. This service is available until May 25, 2020.
National Emergency Library: Content Type: Textbooks and Books
The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
An expanded list of sources for digital scores may be found on Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music.
Boosey & Hawkes
Many publishers, such as Boosey & Hawkes, allow individuals to “peruse” scores in digital format. Typically, music publishers require you to register and create an account.
Free access to BabelScores’ digital library is no longer available.
Public Domain Song Anthology
348 popular songs with lead sheets, modern and traditional harmonization
Streaming Audio and Video
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing streaming audio and video. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:
In response to COVID-19, many providers are offering temporary access to their services. A few noteworthy examples include:
Berliner Philharmonicker Digital Concert Hall
“The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone. The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you!”
The Metropolitan Opera “Nightly Met Opera Streams”
“A free series of encore presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure”
Montreux Jazz Festival: Free access to 50 concerts to stream
“We have made over 50 Festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, and more.”
NPR: A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown
“NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.”
Articles and Reference Sources
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing access to journal articles and reference sources. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:
Music Index with Full Text
NEW! Includes full-text of articles as of March 1.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Includes temporary access to full-text through May 31.
Oxford Music Online
Includes access to Grove Music Online
A-R Online Music History Textbook (part of the Online Music Anthology)
Includes articles on music history and music theory.
Artusi (free access through the end of June)
“Artusi is a set of automatically grading, online interactive workbooks for music theory and aural skills.”
Auralia (free through June 30)
Ear training software
MERLOT (search for “music” or other topics)
Free music notation software
Musition (free through June 30)
Music theory software
Smart Music (free through June 30)
Music practice software
“So You Need To Teach online: Music History and Music Theory Edition”
Article by Emily H. Green and Megan Lavengood
Teaching Music in the Age of COVID-19: A Collaborative Effort by CMS
“In an effort to respond to the challenges of the moment, the College Music Society has created a repository of open-access resources that aims to gather best practices and innovative solutions for some of the most perplexing problems”
Copyright and Fair Use
Artists, educators, and librarians are and should always be proponents of copyright. U.S. copyright law supports teaching, research, and learning through Fair Use.
Public statement written by Copyright Librarians acknowledging the strength of Fair Use for Emergency Remote Teaching and Research
The following resources include listings of many additional resources that are permanently or temporarily free.
CMA Country Connection
Playlists assembled by the Country Music Association to enjoy “while working from home, completing schoolwork remotely and more while keeping yourself and loved ones safe.”
Music Resources for Remote Access & Teaching
A Word document created by Anna Kijas, Music Librarian at Lilly Music Library, Tufts University
Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
A Google Docs spreadsheet managed by Daniel Stanford, DePaul University
Remote Teaching Resources for Music
A shared Google Docs spreadsheet begun by Erin Conor, Head, Music, Art, and Drama Libraries, University of Washington
VideoLib's Cheat Sheet on Special Streaming Offers During Covid19
A Google Docs spreadsheet prepared by VideoLib
Where to binge Broadway online: A theatre lover’s guide to streaming
A list prepared by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
https://www.tpac.org/news-center/where-to-binge-broadway-online-a-theatre-lovers-guide-to-streaming/ Where to binge Broadway online: A theatre lover’s guide to streaming