The official GNYMLA website has moved

April 14, 2016

The official website for the Greater New York chapter of the Music Library Association has moved as of October 2015. All of the information here has been migrated to a new site hosted on the MLA web platform. Please visit us at:

http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/gnymla

Final reminder for GNYMLA meeting @ BAM (11/6/15)

November 3, 2015
Dear all,
Here’s the final reminder for our upcoming meeting, this Friday 11/6, at BAM in Brooklyn. We will begin gathering at 9am, and the tour of BAM will leave at 9:30 (sharp!). Full details are below. I hope to see you there, for what promises to be an interesting tour and also presentations from Janelle Varin and Robin Preiss, on their respective recent work using text-mining in a music research context.
For any attendees who have not yet renewed chapter membership, payment can be made at the meeting by cash or by check, if needed. If you haven’t yet renewed your national MLA membership, the new and recommended method to pay GNYMLA chapter dues is now through the main MLA web site, where our chapter site now resides (thanks to Eric Mortensen’s work!). You can renew GNYMLA membership as an option when renewing your national MLA membership.
It is also still possible, for a short remaining time, to renew your GNYMLA membership using the PayPal button on the old chapter web site, at: https://gnymla.wordpress.com/. Please remember that you must be a member in good standing in order to vote in the upcoming elections for Vice-Chair and Chair.
best, /Nick
(Chapter Chair, 2012-15)
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Meeting Location:  Meet at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building, in the lobby
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217http://www.bam.org/visit#/Peter-Jay-Sharp-Building
(includes map with subways)
Google Maps also lists the many local subway stop options:
Agenda:
9:00-9:25    Gather at BAM, in lobby of Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building
9:30    Tour departs (departs 9:30 sharp, says our tour guide; please don’t be late!)
11:00   Member presentations (Janelle Varin and Robin Preiss will each discuss some recent work using text mining)
11:45   Business meeting & announcements
12:15   Meeting adjourns
12:30   Optional, free-form lunch meet-up in neighborhood
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE!!! : due to space restrictions on our host’s end, there will be NO COFFEE SERVICE at the beginning of the day (there will be coffee/tea/light refreshments. later, in the conference room at 11:00, during the presentations and business meeting).
So, please fuel up on your own in the morning before arrival! Some recommended local coffee stops, courtesy of BAM staff:
Baba Cool
64B Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
http://www.babacoolbrooklyn.com/
https://goo.gl/maps/fia3u7RvKmx
Green Grape Annex
680 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
https://goo.gl/maps/nQHdraJj3b12
There is also a Starbucks, at 139 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
https://goo.gl/maps/9zSymwjNVZP2

No Spring/Summer meeting due to IAML/IMS meeting in NYC

June 28, 2015

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Due to the IAML/IMS meeting taking place in New York City from 6/22-26, 2015, the GNYMLA chapter will forgo its usual spring/summer meeting. We will re-group in Fall 2015 for our next meeting (details will be forthcoming in the early fall).

The program of the IAML/IMS conference, and further details on the meeting, are available at these links:

http://www.iaml.info/congresses/iamlims-new-york-2015 (conference program, abstracts, reports, etc.)

http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/IAML_IMS_2015 (conference home page)

Some chapter business items to be discussed will go out to the membership via the email listserv,  including:

  • a new system for chapter dues payments, via the main MLA web site
  • invitation for candidates to run for chapter Vice-Chair (3-year term, commencing summer 2015)
  • invitation for candidates to run for Chair (3-year term, commencing fall 2015)
  • the move of this web site onto pages on the main MLA site

Please email me with any further suggested business items for the chapter, at patterson@columbia.edu (or post them to the GNYMLA listserv).

Thanks all, and, wishing you all a pleasant and productive summer!

Nick Patterson
Chair, GNYMLA chapter (2012-2015)

 

GNYMLA chapter meeting, Fall 2014 – Carnegie Hall Archives – Wed 10/22/14

October 9, 2014

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Dear GNYMLA members,

The fall meeting of the Greater New York MLA chapter will be held October 22nd, 10 am-12 pm, at Carnegie Hall. The new Education Wing entrance (154 W. 57th Street, adjacent to Weill Recital Hall entrance, a few doors to the east of the main Carnegie Hall lobby entrance) has recently opened and procedures for access are not clear at this time. I will send an email with instructions/directions shortly before the meeting date.

Rob Hudson, associate archivist, has graciously agreed to give us a tour of the Rose Museum and the archives, as well as present some artifacts for viewing. A short business meeting will follow, and we’ll have an informal lunch meeting in the area for any interested members.

Coffee/refreshments will be available at 9:30 so please feel welcome to arrive early and mingle. If you have any items that you would like to see on the agenda, please email Nick Patterson patterson@columbia.edu. Yearly membership dues can be paid at the meeting or online at the GNYMLA website https://gnymla.wordpress.com/.

Please RSVP by emailing sallybauer@bookops.org so we have can have a head-count. I look forward to seeing everyone on the 22nd!

Fall 2013 chapter meeting details

December 5, 2013

Dear GNYMLA members,

Here is the final information on the Fall 2013 chapter meeting:

GNYMLA Fall Chapter Meeting
Friday, 12/13/13
1-3:30pm

Room 6421
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/FcDn0

Sign in at lobby desk, take elevators to 6th floor, and look for
posted directions to the meeting room.

Agenda:
– Presentation on the “Music in Gotham” project (John Graziano + Jennifer Wilson, CUNY)
– Other member presentations
– Chapter business meeting + announcements

NOTE: I’d appreciate it if you can RSVP to me by email, at patterson@columbia.edu, so we can get a rough head count.

All members are welcome! If you need to renew your GNYMLA chapter membership, please use the PayPal link at:

https://gnymla.wordpress.com/membership-information/
(it’s in the lower right of the page)

Best, /Nick (GNYMLA chapter chair)

Save the date: Spring/Summer Meeting set for Wednesday, June 26th, 9:30am

June 1, 2013

Dear GNYMLA members,

The spring/summer meeting of the Greater New York MLA chapter will be held on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2012, at 9:30am, at Columbia University. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30, and the meeting will begin at 10:00am. I’ve blocked out up until 1pm for the meeting, but it may end earlier, depending on final number of presentations.

Barbara Haws and Mitchell Brodsky, of the NY Philharmonic archives (http://archives.nyphil.org), have generously offered to make a presentation to the group. I’ll provide a brief overview of the archives of the Creative Music Studio, which are currently being accessioned by Columbia (http://www.creativemusicfoundation.org/cms-archive-project.html). Other additional short presentations may be added. A short business meeting will follow, and we’ll have an informal lunch meeting in the area for any interested members. Further details on the meeting’s final agenda, with a more specific timetable and directions to the even, will follow soon.

I hope to see many of you there for what is sure to be an interesting presentation. I’m also hoping to get your input on what activities and direction the GNYMLA chapter can take over the next year. Bring any ideas on what the chapter can do to enhance the work of our members.

Please send me any items you might like to see on the agenda. There will also be an opportunity to check/update your membership at the meeting, if needed, although I encourage you to do this in advance. You can do this using the PayPal link in the righthand sidebar of all pages on this site.

It would be helpful if you can RSVP, simply by emailing me at patterson@columbia.edu, so we have an idea about head-count. Hope to see you all soon!

Nick Patterson
GNYMLA Chair

Fall Meeting date: Friday, Dec 14th, 10:30am, at the Library for the Performing Arts

December 3, 2012

Dear GNYMLA members,

The fall meeting of the Greater New York MLA chapter will be held on Friday, Dec 14, 2012, at 10:30am, at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts. We will meet inside the entrance to the Library for the Performing Arts at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 65th St.

Jonathan Hiam, the Curator of the American Music Collection and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, has generously offered to make a presentation to the group. A short business meeting will follow, and we’ll have an informal lunch meeting in the area for any interested members. Further details on the meeting agenda will follow shortly.

I hope to see many of you there for what is sure to be an interesting presentation. I’m also hoping to get your input on what activities and direction the GNYMLA chapter can take over the next year. Bring any ideas on what the chapter can do to enhance the work of our members.

Please send me any items you might like to see on the agenda. There will also be an opportunity to check/update your membership at the meeting, if needed. You can also do this using the PayPal link in the righthand sidebar

It would be helpful if you can RSVP, simply by emailing me at patterson@columbia.edu, so we have an idea about head-count. Hope to see you all soon!

Nick Patterson
GNYMLA Chair

Meeting Minutes for June 26, 2012

September 7, 2012

On June 26 the GNYMLA met at the NYPL Service Center located in Long Island City.  After our business meeting, we got a tour of the archival processing facilities and the book sorter. Video of the book sorter has been posted on our facebook page.  Thanks to Sally Bauer (Vice-Chair) for putting this tour together; it was a highly informative and entertaining meeting. This was especially true for those of us thinking about offering request and branch delivery
services at our own libraries.
The business meeting was short but focused on two topics:

We plan to hold elections for the Chair of the GNYMLA sometime in August.  Please contact the nominating committee chair (Kenneth Kauffman, kkauffman@rider.edu) if you would like to run. The elections will be done electronically, as they were done last year.

A link to the 2012-2013 membership form has been made available here, on the GNYMLA home page. This is also a reminder that you can now save a stamp and pay with PayPal. More information on this is linked to the membership page.

Thanks,

Andrew Toulas

GNYMLA Chair

Meeting Minutes for Feb 17, 2012 (MLA 2012, Dallas, TX) Posted

March 2, 2012

Minutes from the GNYMLA Chapter meeting on Feb 17, 2012, at MLA 2012 in Dallas, have been posted at this link (you can also navigate to them (and previous minutes) under “Meeting Minutes” in the right-hand sidebar of the home page.)

Meeting Minutes for Spring/Summer Meeting Posted

July 20, 2011

Hi,

The meeting minutes for the Spring/Summer meeting have been posted, at this link. You can also navigate to them under “Meeting Minutes” in the right-hand sidebar.