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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

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

Minutes up from Feb 10, 2011 meeting

March 31, 2011

Hello all,

The minutes for the GNYMLA chapter meeting, at MLA 2011 in Philadelphia, have been posted at this link. Please comment on that page, or on the listserv, with any corrections, additions, etc.

/Nick Patterson (sec’y-treasurer)

GNYMLA Spring/Summer meeting notes

July 1, 2010

The Spring/Summer meeting of the Greater New York Chapter took place on Wednesday, 6/16/10, at Columbia University. This event went from 9:30 am until 4pm in the afternoon and hosted 20-25 GNYMLA members and/or guests.

The morning session consisted of two presentations and a business meeting:

  • Elizabeth Davis (Head, Music & Arts Library, Columbia University) – “The Alice M. Ditson Fund: A force for American music”
  • Nick Patterson (Access/Circ Supervisor, Music & Arts Library, Columbia University) – “Archives of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center”

Following these presentations Andy Toulas (Chair) opened the business meeting, and solicited feedback on the Facebook page as a forum for discussion of GNYMLA topics. Information was also shared regarding the discussion of copyright and digital audio that had taken place at MLA 2010 meeting in San Diego.

Additionally, it was mentioned that Renee McBride from the MLA Publicity & Outreach committee is collecting information regarding MLA members speaking about music librarianship to the community. An example of this would be addressing prospective library school students about music librarianship. If anyone has done this, or has plans to do this type of activity, please notify the local chair and this information will be collected and reported to Renee.

Nick Patterson (Secy-Treasurer) provided a brief financial report, and raised the idea of the GNY chapter considering the funding of a travel award or some similar award to encourage librarianship. The issue of the importance of the sustainability of such an award or similar grant was raised. More discussion on this was encouraged (on Facebook and/or the listserv). Details of the current membership year (July 2010 – June 2011) were announced, and a request was made to members to renew their memberships!.

The business meeting included a discussion of the proposed
coordination/merger of MLA and IAML-US, presented by Elizabeth Davis. Voting on this issue will take place at a later date, through the national MLA.

Details on membership renewal for 2010-2011 are available at:

https://gnymla.wordpress.com/membership-information

The group discussed and seemed interested in the addition of an online payment option; PayPal was mentioned specifically. It has a low-cost system available that might offer convenience to our members. Nick will investigate further details.

After the business meeting we broke for lunch.

The afternoon session offered a presentation of materials from the
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library by Performing Arts Curator Jennifer Lee. Selected photographs from this exhibit as well as the local meeting are available through the photo section of the GNYMLA Facebook page.

We’d like to note that there were several first-time attendees, and hope that we’ll see them join the ranks of the Greater New York chapter. Looking forward to seeing many of you soon, on the Facebook page, listserv, or in person!

GNYMLA Facebook page: http://bit.ly/GNYMLA