The library has purchased a limited set of catalog records for thousands of the streamed audio recordings in the Naxos Music Library, making it now possible to access these recordings directly from the Princeton Library catalog without searching the Naxos Music Library directly. You can recognize these catalog records by [electronic resource] in the title, Naxos Music Library in the publisher and series fields, “ONLINE” for the location, “electronic resource” as the call no., and, of course, the direct link in the “Electronic access” field. By clicking on this link, you will directly launch this recording in the Naxos Music Library database. Here is a sample of the key fields:
|Title:||O mio babbino caro [electronic resource] : famous soprano arias from Italian operas.|
|Published/Created:||[Hong Kong] : Naxos Music Library, |
|Series:||Naxos Music Library.|
|Call number:||Electronic Resource|
Remember, if you are accessing the catalog from a remote, non-Princeton location, you must have VPN or the proxy server running in the background for the direct link into the Naxos Music Library to work; otherwise, a log-on window will prevent you from entering the resource.
To date, there are 6,142 records now in the Princeton Library catalog describing and pointing to recordings in the Naxos Music Library. To see all of them, search “naxos music library” as the publisher and electronic as a title in the guided search, or click on this link for a pre-canned search. You might want to sort by author for an easier preview once the results appear on the screen.
Keep in mind that acceptable cataloging for all the recordings in the Naxos Music Library is presently not available (particularly for recordings added since 2009), and that to get a full picture of all the recordings available, you must search the Naxos Music Library directly. Nevertheless, it’s a real bonus to have even this limited access to over 6,000 complete recordings available at the click of a mouse now available directly from the Princeton Library catalog.