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Showing posts from September 16, 2012

Exciting Changes at the Harold Schiffman Music Library

What a difference color (and new shelving and furniture) make!So says Music Librarian Sarah Dorsey, noting that visitors will find that the Harold Schiffman Music Library has undergone renovation following the recent naming of the library for composer and Greensboro native Harold Schiffman.
As reported in June,the Music Library was named in honor of a large planned gift from Schiffman and his wife Dr. Jane Perry-Camp.At the time, Dean John Deal of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance noted "This generous bequest from Harold Schiffman and Jane Perry-Camp, along with their previous gifts to the Jackson Library, constitute the largest gift to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance since its inception in 2010 and to the School of Music since 2001.  The scholarship endowment component will provide financial assistance to hundreds of future music students.  It is truly a transformational gift.  We are tremendously indebted to Harold and Jane for their generosity."
At the same time…

Mentoring for Music: The Story of Three Librarians, and How They Worked to Further Develop the World’s Largest Cello Music Collection

Paul Hessling has been a cataloger at UNCG for 25years. John Baga is beginning his career as a cataloger at Mississippi State after getting his M.L.I.S. degree from UNCG in 2011. They are linked by a passion for UNCG’s cello music collection, and their relationship with Mac Nelson, UNCG’s cello music cataloger.  Here is their story.

UNCG’s cello music collection is believed to be the world’s largest.  It has been built over nearly half a century, beginning with the acquisition of the Luigi Silva Collection by the Friends of the Library in 1964. Seven other collections have been acquired and processed in the intervening years, and the web site at  draws more than 6000 web page views per year from  students and scholars from throughout the world each year, as well as hundreds of visitors in person.  The collection is the result of collaboration and dedicated effort by a number of individuals in the School…