Many of you know Scott Kingsley as a Montreal jazz bass player and grad. student at McGill. This summer he has been helping the Music Library staff go through its large collection of jazz LPs preparing cataloguing information so everyone can have access to these important resources. We just noticed that Scott is about to reach the 2,000 LPs mark – and so we thought we should tell you how to browse this collection in the library catalogue.
Of course, you can look up your favourite jazz artist(s) in the classic catalogue and find cds, dvds, LPs and even some 78s. But if you want to get a sense of the “big picture” and you are keen to use slightly more sophisticated searching techniques, here is one approach:
In the classic catalogue, go to the advanced search tab.
- Under “select field” choose “textural call number” and type in “LP.”
- Under “select field” choose “keyword” and type “jazz”
- Under “location” choose “Marvin Duchow Music Library” from the drop-down box.
- Under “type of material” choose “Recorded Music.”
Once you find what you are looking for you can listen to LPs in the MDML or if you have a turntable at home you can borrow them and listen there.
Scott says he has been finding some pretty interesting recordings this summer. Come by and see if you agree.