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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Postgrads - get some help up that Academic Ladder!

Visit Academiblog - an American blog offering focussed help on time management, getting that dissertation written, and getting on in your academic career. Also - you can visit the website or sign up for more detailed help - the same consultant offers you

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts - conference

Whittaker Live has just been notified of this potentially very exciting conference:-
22-24 July 2008
British Computer Society, London WD2E 7HA
Quick! The Early Bird rates close on 31st May!
EVA London 2008 will debate the issues, discuss trends and demonstrate the digitial possibilities in:
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • New technologies
  • Interactive media
  • Museums, archives and galleries
If you are interested in the new technologies in the cultural sector – if you are an artist, policy maker, manager, researcher, practitioner, audience evaluator or educator – this conference is for you. The outstanding EVA programme is online now. Details coming soon.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Mendelssohn - Symphony no.4, free download from Classical Music Library

Free Download of the Week :- Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A, op. 90 'Italian' This week’s free download from Classical Music Library is Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A, op. 90 'Italian', performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Stefan Sanderling, conductor.

FifeSing2008 - mp3 sound files

Want to hear sound files of last year's FifeSing? Perhaps before you attend this year's event? Go to the FifeSing link, and there they are. Message from the organisers:-
"FifeSing mp3 sound files online. we have put a CD of songs recorded live at FifeSing May 2007 into production for sale at Collessie next weekend. The songs are also online as mp3 sound files along with full texts of each song - if you have broadband and Quicktime on your PC or Mac then you should be able to listen. We may reduce these to shorter sound clips but they are full tracks at the moment."

Friday, 9 May 2008

Midori at RSAMD - reviewed

Read the Herald review of Midori's recital at RSAMD this week.

Times Education Supplement

The TES - Times Educational Supplement - will interest anyone involved in primary/ secondary education. (Of course, if you're in Scotland, you'll also want to keep an eye on TESS.) The website is well-worth watching. But you'll need to subscribe to the paper copy to get full benefit from the TES. Subscribe online for 55% saving. Can't be bad!

Be up-to-date! Times Higher Education

News - jobs - they call it the "number one destination for higher education jobs, news and resources for university professionals in teaching and research." So - how could you not want to see the THE? Set up an RSS feed and all this will come to you effortlessly.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Deaf Awareness Week May 5th-11th

Coordinated by the UK Council on Deafness, Deaf Awareness Week is intended to highlight the issue of hearing loss. If you're a musician with (currently) perfect hearing, this matters to you! Protect your ears or be warned. Hearing loss affects librarians, trombonists and factory workers alike - but if you frequent noisy environments, you're more at risk.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Antique Accordion Museum @ Bogbain Farm, near Inverness

The Herald brings news of a new specialist museum near Inverness - read about it today, 2 May 2008. You can also read about it in the May issue of Box and Fiddle, now on the shelves at the Whittaker Library, RSAMD.

BBC News

Wondering how the elections went back in your home town? To keep up with the news, save BBC News to your "Favourites" - or use the Library's online link selection.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Is pop music bad for young people?

A lecture by Professor Adrian North, provocatively entitled, Is Pop Music Bad for Young People:- Thursday May 8th 3pm Room M404 George Moore Building Glasgow Caledonian University Adrian North is Head of the Department of Psychology at Heriot Watt University and one of the most eminent researchers working in Psychology of Music. His work with David Hargreaves has produced many influential publications including two books The Social Psychology of Music and The Social and Applied Psychology of Music.

Joint Guidelines on Copyright

Joint Guidelines on Copyright and Academic Research - Guidelines for researchers and publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences Published jointly by the British Academy and the Publishers Association, April 2008 These Guidelines are available in two formats: PDF for downloading and printing ( 151 KB 31pp - you may need to get Acrobat Reader and help with accessing PDF files from the Adobe website. ) HTML for browsing and reading online. Jump to: Contents Introduction Part 1: Copyright in General Part 2: Copyright in Some Common Situations Further Sources of Information

Work - music job in Liverpool

Lecturer in Music Education (QTS) Liverpool Hope University
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