UML Libraries has added Naxos Music Library as a new annual subscription. UML users can now listen to a slection of streaming music from over 39,000 CDs containing more than 500,000 tracks with an average of 1,000 new CD titles added monthly.
Access is currently limited to 15 simultaneous connnections. If we find that users are getting blocked out, then we will increase our user limit as needed.
NML consists primarily of classical music with a good selection of world music and spoken word as well as a small selection of jazz. The aim of NML is to eventually offer access to every work of classical music ever recorded.
Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. There is also a weekly podcast about new additions to the library and other musical topics. Archived podcasts are available under the Resources tab. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.
Users can sign up for individual accounts under Playlists by clicking on the “login” link and then “sign up.” Students can create their own personal playlists that can be exported but can’t be viewed by other users. Professors on the other hand can create shared playlists for students to access. For more information about this functionality, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings NML provides playing times of individual works or movements, detailed music notes, and opera libretti. The library can be searched by composer, work and label; by keyword search and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 10 combined search criteria.