More Content for Music Online — Blue Note!!

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We are pleased to announce another content release for Music Online.

The MOST exciting news is the addition of the Blue Note label to Jazz Music Library. They have been working on licensing Blue Note for quite awhile and so are very pleased to have finally started loading their content.

The other exciting news is that all of the new tracks run at both 192kbps and 320kbps bitrates.

New content was released in the following music products:

850 albums (8,000 tracks) from Blue Note, EMI, Angel Records, Capitol Records, and Vanguard Records. The new content includes releases by Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Prima, Nigel Kennedy, Bernadette Peters, and more. Great recordings include:

*Duke Ellington Live at the Blue Note
*The Complete Imperial Sessions: Sonny Criss *The Rudy van Gelder Edition CDs of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Walter Davis Jr, Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, and more *Benny Green Live at the Village Vanguard *David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-1970) *The Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum *The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols *Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Live

99 albums from Virgin India, Angel Records, Air Mail Music, Playasound, Piranha, Tropical Music, and PAN Records. New material includes Indian Classical music, African drumming, cumbia, African gospel, chant, ritual music and more. Example new albums include:

*Ravi Shankar Collection
*Anoushka Shankar: Anourag
*Swar Shikhar – The Taj Heritage Series
*Samba Touré: Songhai Blues: Homage to Ali Farka Toure

Music Online now contains:
309,704 tracks
21,973 albums
66,855 pages text reference
21,878 scores (369,844 pages)
426 videos

Enjoy this new content!

Author Dana Wildsmith to Read at UT Library Nov. 1

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wildsmith1Award-winning Georgia writer Dana Wildsmith will continue this year’s series of authors reading from their works in UT’s Hodges Library.

Wildsmith will read from her poems and essays at the university’s Writers in the Library event, 7 p.m., Monday, November 1, in the library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Wildsmith is the author of four books of poems and one book of nonfiction. Her most recent collection of poetry, One Good Hand (2005), was a SIBA Poetry Book of the Year nominee. Her nonfiction work, Back to Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm In the New South (2010), references her life on a 150-year-old farm outside Bethlehem, Georgia, and her discomfort with encroaching urban sprawl.

“I think my sensitivity to language came from Daddy being a preacher and a scholar,” Wildsmith said. “He was a very intellectual man. He made me value taking care of what you say — a precision of expression — and learning how to paint pictures (with words) because that’s what preachers do.” She began with the genre of poetry “because it is so close to singing, and singing flows more through my veins than blood does, and also because poems are short — I was busy with a small child and trying to get an education.”

Having lived a nomadic life as the daughter of a Methodist minister and, later, the wife of a Navy man, Wildsmith now relishes the natural surroundings on the farmland purchased by her parents upon her father’s retirement, and even the relative austerity of her chosen lifestyle. In a 2009 essay, she wrote of the converted cotton barn in which she lives and her mother’s newer but equally modest house across the road:

“Neither house has central heat or air. Mac has offered to install a heat pump to cozy up Mama’s house through the winter and cool it off through Georgia Julys and Augusts. Mama always thanks him, and refuses. Central air doesn’t fit the soul of an old house, she tells him. The house itself would not be at ease with such. Most of the year, both houses stand open-windowed and open door to the outside weather. We rely on ceiling fans and old sheltering trees to keep the heat down. Come winter, we have poured-glass windows to let the sun enter as wavy rainbows of warmth. We also almost always have thick layers of dust or pollen over our floors and furniture. You can’t let the intangible outside in without allowing the tangible, too.” (New Southerner, Spring 2009)

Wildsmith has served as artist-in-residence at Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, and has been a poetry fellow with the South Carolina Academy of Authors. She has taught writing workshops throughout the Southeast, and currently teaches English as a Second Language to adults of many nationalities through the Adult Education Program of Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Georgia. For more information, visit

Wildsmith’s reading is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English and the UT Libraries. For further information contact Jeff Daniel Marion, UT Libraries Writer in Residence ( or Martha Rudolph, UT Libraries Communications (

Mixing, Mashing, Copyright Smashing: Fair Use in the Digital Age

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The next evening in the Documentaries in the Library Series this semester concens music and copyright. We’ll screen “RIP: A Copyright Manifesto” and the music video “Don’t Download This Song” thisTuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM in the Hodges Library Auditorium and follow the film with a discussion. The focus of this documentary is fair use in the digital age, particularly related to music, and the discussion afterwards will be led by Professor Gary Pulsinelli of the College of Law. It is free and open to the public. For more information about the Documentaries in the Library series please click on the following link:

October 26th
Mixing, Mashing, Copyright Smashing:Fair Use in the Digital Age

RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Don’t Download This Song

discussion leader:
Gary Pulcinelli

Open Access Week, Oct. 18-22

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OpenAccesslogoCelebrate Open Access Week, October 18-22, by participating in daily programs at John C. Hodges Library:

Advancing Science Through Open Access: Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus and Dr. Cameron Neylon, Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, biochemist, and author of Science in the Open blog in a kick-off webcast.

    Monday, Oct. 18, NOON-1:00, 236 Hodges Library

Choosing Open Access: A Lunchtime Discussion with Faculty, featuring UT’s Gladys Alexandre (BCMB & Microbiology), Albrecht VonArnim (BCMB), and Neal Stewart (Plant Sciences)

    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 12:30-1:30, 258 Hodges Library

• Librarians Peter Fernandez and Donna Braquet on Open Access, Intellectual Property & Copyright: What Faculty Need to Know

    Wednesday, Oct. 20, 3:30-4:30, 211 Hodges Library

Open, Free & Now: Students’ Perspectives on Information in the 21st Century

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1:00-2:00, 236 Hodges Library

Open Forum on Open Access: How UT can become more involved in this growing movement

    Friday, Oct. 22, 1:00-2:00, 258 Hodges Library

SelectedWorks training sessions for UT’s digital showcase and archive, Trace


See the events schedule at

Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge to users, and authors retain their copyrights. Authors use technology to increase the visibility of their scholarly work. See a Directory of Open Access Journals at:

Poet, Author Marge Piercy to Hold Poetry Readings at UT Oct. 17-19

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Marge-PiercyPoet, novelist and essayist Marge Piercy will read her poems and chat with the public next week in Knoxville.

Piercy will read from her work The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems of Ritual and Remembrance, at Temple Beth El of Knoxville, 3037 Kingston Pike, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. On Monday, Oct. 18, she will host an informal author chat from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1210-1211 McClung Tower on the UT Knoxville campus and will present “Poetry of Jewish Identity, a reading” in the University Center auditorium at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Piercy was born in Detroit, was educated at the University of Michigan, and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates. She has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war effort and the women’s movement, and more recently has been an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.

A popular speaker on college campuses, she has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS specials, Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Terri Gross’ “Fresh Air,” the “Today” show, and many radio programs nationwide including “Air America” and “Oprah & Friends.”

Piercy is the author of 17 books of poetry, including The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme, and 17 novels, including He, She, and It and Gone to Soldiers. She has published stage plays, a book on the craft of poetry, and a memoir, Sleeping With Cats.

Sponsors include the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund, the Ready for the World international and intercultural initiative, the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, Writers in the Library, the UT Commission for Women, the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El of Knoxville and Heska Amuna Synagogue.

For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, UT Department of English (865-974-6947 or

Tonight’s Jack Prelutsky event CANCELLED, to be rescheduled

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UPDATE (Oct. 7): The lecture featuring Jack Prelutsky which had been scheduled for Oct. 6 on the UT Knoxville campus, has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, in West High School Auditorium, 3300 Sutherland Ave. On Saturday, “Jack Prelutsky’s Family Performance” will be held at 2 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. This event is free and open to the public.

The lecture featuring Jack Prelutsky, the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, which had been scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to an illness. UT’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, which was to sponsor the event, hopes to reschedule Prelutsky’s visit for a date in the near future. Updated info will be posted on the center’s website.

Problems receiving email from UT accounts

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If you have found emails from the server in your junk mail or if you have tried to send mail our from your UT email account to another provider, you may experience problems.  UT servers were recently “blacklisted” by several popular email providers.  The Office of Information Technology is working to resolve these issues. Keep track of their progress here:

Until this issue is resolved outbound delivery of some messages may be affected. If you use another email provider to receive your UT email, you may not receive some messages. Check your spam folder for messages from UT servers.