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No one steps into the same Music Library twice

The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus insisted that the only constant in the universe is change. In describing my 40 years at the Faculty I like to adapt one of his fragments to say that no one steps into the same Music Library twice. Every day more scores and books, and almost every day music in new audio and video formats are added. Locating and using these resources once meant card and book catalogues and searches in the stacks; technology is putting more and more within reach of your personal computer. Library users appear as students, then reappear 20 years later as professional performers or teachers thrilled to see the changes in the ease and breadth of access in their areas of interest. Whether you just dip your toe in the river of knowledge, or plunge right in, you can be sure it will be deeper and richer the next time you visit.

  • Kathleen McMorrow, Librarian Emerita