Access to Individual Classical Music Library and DRAM Streamed Audio Recordings Now Available in Library Catalog

I’m delighted to report that we now have records in the online catalog for the individual streaming audio recordings in DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) and a good number from the Classical Music Library (we are loading these bibliographic records as they are supplied by the producer of this resource, Alexander Street Press). You no longer have to go only to these electronic resources themselves to find the recordings but can use the Princeton Library catalog, with all the title, composer, and subject access points you’d expect. Plus these streamed recordings will now come up when you perform routine searches in the catalog for recordings. This enhanced access will make these streamed recordings so much easier to find and use–you should be able to click directly from the bibliographic records to the actual sound files by clicking on the Electronic access link. You still need to go to Long View to see all the pertinent information about the recording, but the link is visible in the brief display.

REMINDER, if connecting to these recordings via the catalog from off campus, you’ll need to have your VPM Princeton authorization running in the background for the electronic access to open to the streaming audio from the catalog records.

Here are a couple of examples:

DRAM recording sample–click here.

If you want to see all 2,073 DRAM streamed recordings now accessible from the catalog, scroll down the Long View to the DRAM (Online service) link under Related name(s) and just click. Voila! You can also click here.

Classical Music Library recording sample–click here (or enter a series title search for classical music library as a phrase). You will see this number grow steadily as Alexander Street Press makes more and more bibliographic records available for us to download into the catalog.

To link directly to these streaming audio resources (you must have VPM running if trying this from off campus), click on the following:


Classical Music Library 

Stay tuned–we hope to have similar types of catalog records for the content in the Naxos Music Library available soon.

Happy listening,


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