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The Belfer Audio Archive: A Sleeping Giant

The Belfer Audio Archive as you know it — the bunker-like building on the East side of Bird Library at Syracuse University — was built in the year 1982. The archive itself, however, was founded in 1963. Back then, the collection was housed in the basement of a place called Continental Can Company. Walter Welch… Read the full article…





Could Beats Music Dethrone Spotify?

Spotify could finally meet its match with a new subscription music service called Beats Music, created by the makers of the extremely successful Beats Electronics. The company is relying on its vast knowledge of the music industry to steer Beats Music right where other subscription services have failed. Beats Music costs $10 a month for an… Read the full article…


Distrokid: Where Musicians Keep 100% of Royalties

Notable iSchool alum Philip Kaplan (@Pud) is famous for his ventures Fandalism and F-ed Company. As an avid musician himself, Kaplan has dedicated his talents as a technologist and musician to helping those who love music as much as he does. In a recent announcement, Pud launched his latest project, Distrokid.  The music industry has changed from what… Read the full article…



Digital Curation: Why You Should Consider a Career in eScience

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some surprising career opportunities for library and information science grads. Brand new to this field, I’m having a great time imagining myself in different jobs. So far this week, I’ve pictured myself taking German to prepare for a career as a music librarian (thanks to Rachel Fox von Swearingen), working as an academic and librarianship game-changer like David Lankes, and becoming a data curation expert like Clifford Lynch.