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The Music Section Goes To Kansas City

Posted by: Amanda Smith

The Music Section was on the move this past week, when I flew across the country to manage an exhibit booth at the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. I expected the city to be abuzz with baseball themed billboards and memorabilia because, the week before my trip, the Kansas …

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Musical Mainstream: NLS Music Magazine

Posted by: Amanda Smith

Musical Mainstream is one of two magazines produced by the NLS music section for our patrons. Music librarians, including myself, compile and create these Magazines. Musical Mainstream is a magazine containing current articles and audio music reviews reprinted from popular music magazines and journals. Its subject matter is classical music, and it includes information about …

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Digitizing Braille Music: An Update On Scanning

Posted by: Amanda Smith

The work of digitizing the Music Section‘s braille music scores continues unabated. Details of the Section’s scanners and software were discussed in a previous post. Since then, the German scanner has served as the driving resource for digitizing braille music items. The digital copies of scores and parts are backed up and archived, serving as …