August 30, 2006
TS/Music Library meeting notes
Read the notes from the latest TS/Music Library meeting... "here"
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August 16, 2006
MLA Chapter meeting in Milwaukee
The conference hotel will be The Pfister. The grand dam of hotels in Milwaukee, dating to the late 19th Century, it is located in the middle of downtown within easy walking access to pretty much everything including many wonderful restaurants, the new Milwaukee Public Market, and the lakefront.The rate will be $149 + tax for single/double. Phone 1-800-558-8222 and mention the Music Library Association Midwest Chapter to get the conference rate.
I realize that this is somewhat more than we normally pay for chapter meetings, but I'm hoping that the prime location and the glorious decor and recently renovated rooms (not to mention the number of free meeting spaces we're getting out of it if we fill our alloted rooms!) will make it worth your while to attend.
Because the hotel rate is higher than normal, we have decided to keep the registration fee relatively low at $60 for regular members, $30 for students/retirees. Registration will be done through AR Editions, they are preparing the webform now and we will send out a notice when it is available.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday evening in the Cafe Rouge, with entertainment by the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra - the oldest extant Mandolin Orchestra in the US, they have appeared twice on Prairie Home Companion in 2006.
Friday evening will be on-your-own to explore Milwaukee, although there will be a "First Friday" at the glorious Milwaukee Art Museum. First Friday normally costs $20/person and includes live music and food. An interest check-off will be on your reservation form and if there is enough interest I will contact the Museum to see if we can get a reduced group rate.
For those of you who like early music and can stick around on Saturday evening, the Newberry Consort will be giving the opening concert in Milwaukee's early music presenting organization Early Music Now's 20th Anniversary season. The program, being planned by the Newberry in honor of EMN's 20th Anniversary -they were the inaugural ensemble for EMN and it also marks their 20th Anniversary- is called "Music for Signs and Seasons."
It will take place at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An early 20th Century Synagogue that the University converted into a performance venue in 2002 (information on the dedication is available here). In addition to the concert, there will be a display of the artwork donated by local artists for the Early Music Now Silent Art Auction which will take place at the November concert by the Spritus Collective.
Reduced-rate tickets will be available for this, just check this off on the reservation form.
Please feel free to contact Rebecca Littman if you have any questions.
I hope you will be able to join us, I think you'll enjoy Milwaukee - which is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations (with the Pfister mentioned specifically as one reason!).
August 1, 2006
Periodicals with Accompanying Material
A new procedure for handling accompanying material with periodicals issues has been posted to the TS webpage Special Formats Cataloging corner.
In short, serials processors should route any accompanying materials directly to the labeled shelf in Kristi Bergland's office, and music catalogers will do the rest.
Questions? Ask Mary