On Sunday, the world heard orchestral music derived from film scores in the USC Libraries' collections. The 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, opened with twelve minutes of music by Russian-born composer Dimitri Tiomkin, who scored such films as High Noon, The Alamo, and It's A Wonderful Life. Tiomkin's music manuscripts—along with handwritten sketches and other rare materials—are housed in USC's Cinematic Arts Library, and orchestrator Patrick Russ consulted Tiomkin's original scores prior to arranging the music for the Sochi show.
The USC Libraries' Stephanie Bonjack has joined LitReactor Magazine, an online publication targeted to aspiring writers, as its libraries and research columnist. In her first contribution, Bonjack provides an overview of online research tools available to writers. Bonjack is the head of USC's Music Library.
From Saturday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 8, several USC Libraries locations will be open for extended hours to serve students studying for their final exams. Keep reading to learn more about the extended hours.
Music Library’s Stephanie Bonjack to Oversee Programming at Music Library Association Annual Meeting
The Music Library Association recently appointed Stephanie Bonjack, head of USC's Music Library, as chair of the program committee for the association's 2013 annual meeting. Reporting directly to the Music Library Association board, Bonjack is responsible for crafting three full days of compelling, engaging programming at the conference, to be held February 27 to March 3 in San Jose, California.
From now through the end of April, the USC Libraries are offering foursquare specials that encourage USC students to engage with the libraries through the location-based social network. The specials coincide with the Senior Discovery initiative, a university-wide campaign to promote the use of foursquare at USC. Keep reading to learn more about how you can earn special giveaways from the USC Libraries.
This sixth installment in a series exploring the many USC Libraries looks inside the Music Library, whose primary mission is to serve the USC Thornton School of Music. Located on the ground floor of Doheny Memorial Library, the Music Library houses a strong collection of music scores, CDs, books, and other resources for students, scholars, and practitioners of music.
That tune ring a bell, but you can't recall what it is? Try Themefinder -- an online thematic catalog for music.
Music Online by Alexander Street Press now includes playlists and other new features. Keep reading for the publisher's featured playlists by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Cathy Chaparro and jazz critic Gary Giddins.
Stephanie Bonjack, head of USC's Music Library, was appointed the MLA's representative to the American Libraries Association. Her duties begin at the ALA's mid-winter 2010 meeting in Boston.