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Month: June 2011

Using Naxos on iThings

Those of you who have Naxos Music Library know that iPods and iPads and iPhones don’t work well natively with Naxos stuff because Naxos is pretty heavily dependent on Flash. Our music department’s librarian just sent information around about how to make things function, though, so I thought I’d share. As it turns out, there’s an app for that!

  1. Access NML through your library’s subscription on a desktop/laptop computer
  2. Select the playlists tab near the top of the page
  3. Select “sign up” near the upper right corner and follow the sign-up directions
  4. A confirmation email will be sent, with a link to activate the account.
  5. Log in to the desktop interface and create playlists
  6. Download the NML for iPhone App and log in using the same account information.
  7. Accessed your playlists via the app.

Basically, the music you want to hear on an iThing will have to be put into a playlist first, and the playlist is what’s available via the app.

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A bunny and a monk and the pope walked into a library…

Wait, no, there was no monk or pope, just a little baby bunny.  It ran into the library right through the front door as someone else walked in, spent some quality time eluding near capture, and finally cornered itself under a radiator where the radiator entered the wall at a corner. The archivist with a lab coat at the ready for capturing the bunny moved in. The pregnant social sciences librarian with the box moved in. Another librarian and myself blocked off escape routes.

And then the bunny hopped up into the radiator.

After some rummaging around to see if we could get into the wall from behind, I went to get a mirror from my office, crammed myself under the radiator, and realized that there was no bunny in sight. We weren’t going to be getting it out on our own.

A circulation supervisor called security who called facilities. Two facilities guys and several tools of increasing size and wattage later, a saw-dust-covered bunny was revealed.

It was so shaken up that it even sat still for a picture when we released it.

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