One of American music’s great heroes has donated his papers to Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room. John Duffy composed more than 300 works for symphony orchestra, opera, theater, television and film, and—thanks to his generosity—his papers are now available for study. Materials include handwritten and published scores, journals and speeches, photographs, and awards.
Duffy has received many awards for his contributions to music: two Emmys, an ASCAP award for special recognition in film and television music, a New York State Governor's Art Award, and the (New York City) Mayor's Award of Honor for Arts and Culture. He is also the recipient of the American Music Center's Founders' Award for Lifetime Achievement.
John Duffy Papers are available for research at The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room of the University Libraries, located in theF. Ludwig Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building at 49th& Elkhorn Avenue in Norfolk —on Old Dominion University’s main Campus.
Contact: Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room 683-4175 email@example.com
The Knovel Library includes leading reference works and databases covering material properties, process and design information, best practices, and equations and formulations for specific industries and engineering disciplines.
Recent changes on the Knovel Web site are causing links to Knovel ebooks in our Discovery Tool and ODU online catalog to fail. When users click on “Connect to this resource (Authorized users only),” the page refreshes but no connection occurs. Libraries staff is aware of the problem and working with Knovel to correct it.
In the meantime, users can work around the problem by connecting through the generic online catalog link to Knovel (http://iii.lib.odu.edu/record=b2534717), and searching the desired title on the vendor site. Access to the content is intact. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the issue remedied soon.
In Google Scholar, “Full Text @ ODU” links appearing in search results are not working from off-campus. We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. The links do work from on-campus computers. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ODU has written a book!
Today (Thursday 2/13) at 12:30 in the Learning Commons, we’ll have a closing event, in which we’ll present some of the results and reflect on the experiment.
Anyone on campus, as well as anyone with an ODU email address, can join the process of writing a book over a 24-hour period.
When: beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 12:30pm
Where: ODU Learning Commons and through online virtual spaces
Topic: "You are (w)here: how knowledge is related to virtual and physical place"
What: contribute scholarly research-based writing, personal reflections, photo essays, audio recordings, videos, etc
Read more about it in Inside ODU
OR, go straight to the WordPress project site
-- You can suggest some possible chapter topics and learn much more.
The University Libraries is subscribing to BrowZine. It’s an app for IPad or Android-based tablets that enables faculty, staff and students to browse, read and monitor many of the University Libraries’ scholarly journals. Download BrowZine here.
Happy Holidays from the ODU Libraries!!
Perry Library Hours:
Tuesday, December 24: 10am - 10pm
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 26-Friday, December 27: 10am - 10pm
Saturday, December 28-Sunday, December 29: 9am - 10pm
Monday, December 30-Tuesday December 31: 10am - 10pm
Wednesday, January 1: 10am - 10pm*
Thursday, January 2 – Friday January 3: 8am - 10pm
Saturday, January 4: 9am - 10pm
Sunday, January 5: 9am - 10pm
Monday, January 6-Friday, January 10: 8am - 10pm
*Current ODU ID required during night hours (Midnight - 8am) and on federal/university holidays; card swipe at entrance.
The Learning Commons Help Desk is the only service point staffed between Saturday December 21-Wednesday January 1.
If you're looking for a quiet space in the Perry Library to study for exams, here are two options:
The 3rd FLOOR has been designated "THE QUIET ZONE."
ROOM 1306 on the 1st FLOOR is for quiet study.
Please respect your fellow students by maintaining quiet in these two areas!
... we're happy to report that the link resolver service has been reinstated. Your Google Scholar search results will once again include links to full-text content available through ODU Libraries. Thanks for your patience!!
The University Libraries mourns the passing of two of our esteemed donors.
Eleanor Bader passed away on October 12, 2013. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach. Ms. Bader donated her papers which chronicle her family life, education, career and community involvement (see the finding aid). Also available is a two-part oral history interview with Ms. Bader in 2012. Her obituary can be found on PilotOnline.com
Allan Blank passed away on November 12, 2013. Blank was a composer and retired VCU professor who donated his papers to the Diehn Composers Room of the ODU Libraries. The collection includes scores and recordings, programs and reviews, and materials that document some of his personal and professional interests (see the finding aid). His obituary can be found on TimesDispatch.com
... you may have noticed that "Full Text @ ODU" doesn't appear. ODU Libraries is making a transition from one full-text linking system ("link resolver") to another. During this process link resolver service will not be available on Google Scholar search results lists. We expect this interruption to last 1-2 weeks and apologize for the inconvenience.
The databases listed below are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Be sure to try them out before the dates listed. There is no guarantee that we will be able to acquire them. But while we have trial access, please use them and let us know what you think.