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An End of an Era

Goodbyes can be bitter sweet and this is one such goodbye. As of this moment, I will no longer be posting to the Composing a Collection blog. I have loved sharing all of my experiences processing the extraordinary life’s work… Continue Reading →

Old Dominion University Closed

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Old Dominion University has decided to close until March 23, 2020. Below is a statement from the university. In keeping with Gov. Northam’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people and in… Continue Reading →

Old Dominion University Special Collections and Archives COVID 19 Update

Currently, ODU Special Collections and University Archives is remaining open during the Covid 19 health crisis. However, research assistance will be by appointment only with a focus on remote requests. This is subject to change at any moment and while… Continue Reading →

A Message from Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick

Dear Campus Community: Because Old Dominion University places top priority on the health and safety of its community, the University decided today to extend spring break for one week, suspend in-person classes and move them online for the immediate future…. Continue Reading →

“Sounds of Norfolk” Presentation by an ODU Librarian

Madeline Dietrich, the Music Special Collections and Research Specialist at Old Dominion University Libraries is going to be presenting at the Music Library Association Conference in February! Her presentation, named “Sounds of Norfolk”, is an in-depth look at the Tidewater… Continue Reading →

F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room Just Got Updated!

  Over Spring Break, the Diehn Composers Room (home of the Allan Blank Papers Collection) had a new floor installed! Soon the furniture will be returned, but already the room looks brighter and feels more welcoming than ever before. Please… Continue Reading →

Extra! Extra! Special Collections and Digital Services Merging!

Over the last couple of months the Perry Library has been going through some internal structure changes. While change is never easy, or readily accepted, one difference that I’m excited about is the merging of the Special Collections and Digital… Continue Reading →

Digital Preservation: Games in Space with the Bookeye 4

ODU’s Perry Library Digital Services Center has a new way to preserve documents, rare books and now sheet music. Thanks to an extremely generous gift from the Blank Foundation, I present: the Bookeye 4! An overhead scanner that can either remain… Continue Reading →

ODU’s Winter Wonderland

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where… Continue Reading →

Hearing Music in Usually Silent Stacks

Libraries are usually portrayed in popular culture as quiet spaces guarded by a silver haired woman constantly saying “shh!” Yet, libraries across the country are filled with music! While researching for an earlier post, I stumbled across the Duke University… Continue Reading →

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