Spring Meeting: Program and Details: (May 7th, 2010)

NEMLA Spring Meeting: New Haven, CT – Friday, May 7th, 2010 (Yale University)

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Mark your calendars–the Spring Meeting of NEMLA will be held in the Sterling Memorial Library of Yale University
on Friday, May 7. The campus is within easy access of major highways, and the train station (served by Amtrak, Metro North, and Shoreline East) is an easy bus or taxi ride away. (Click on Spring Preview to read more about our meeting from our host)
Suzanne LovejoySite Host
Acting Music Librarian/Assistant Music Librarian for Public Services
Thursday Optional Dinner: May 6th

Thursday May 6, 6 p.m.

Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant

32 Orange St.

New Haven, CT (map)

Tel. 203-776-6663.

Parking: on street and nearby garages on Crown Yale Campus Map

[downtown, 3 blocks from the New Haven Hotel]

Royal Palace is unusual in that it serves an authentic Chinese cuisine (Cantonese & Szechuan) along with a more traditional Chinese fare for American palates. Some examples of unique and unusual dishes include traditional water chicken, honey walnut shrimp, crab meat in bean curd, bitter melon flash fried, and snow pea leaves sautéed with whole garlic. The formerly Chinese menu has been translated into English and can be requested along with the more standard English language menu. Mark Bittman recommends salt-baked squid or pork; lobster with ginger; chow fun; handmade noodles; honey-walnut shrimp; sautéed greens with garlic. Ask about, and consider, the verbal specials. Price range: Appetizers range from $1.35 (spring roll) to about $10 for soup for four. Most entrees range from $10 to $20. Wheelchair accessibility: street level; restrooms are on the main level.

Please let me know if you’ll be joining us by Tuesday, May 5, so that I can give the restaurant an accurate count.

See you soon!


Suzanne Lovejoy
Site Host
Acting Music Librarian/Assistant Music Librarian for Public Services

Registration for Spring 2010 Meeting

Registration Form:
Click here to download the Registration form.
Please register by Friday, April 30, 2010
Fee: $12, payable at the meeting.

For more information about the meeting please contact:
Liza Vick
Vice-Chair / Program Chair

Spring Meeting Program 2010

NEMLA Spring Meeting Program Friday, May 7th, 2010
Yale University (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library in the Sterling Memorial Library)

Map of Yale Campus

(All events in Sterling Memorial Library unless noted, (front entrance: 120 High St. / side entrance: 128 Wall St.)
Lecture Hall, 1st floor, near Wall St., campus map google map)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Greetings and Announcements

Morning Sessions:

10:15 am – 11 am
Unlocking Historical Audio Collection project (Yale University)(see description below)
Kendall CrillyAssociate University Librarian
Diane Napert,Catalog Librarian

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Funding for the Arts in a Challenging Financial Climate (see description below)
Thomas G. MasseAssociate Provost for the Arts (Yale University)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Chapter Business Meeting
(led by ChairMarlene Wong)

Afternoon Sessions:

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
MLA-BCC Genre/Form Task Force (see description below)
Beth IsemingerMusic and Media Cataloger (Harvard University)

3:00 pm – 3:10pm

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm
Tours of Yale Music Library (and exhibits)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Concert at Beinecke Rare Book Library
campus map google map

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing reception (light refreshments, hosted by the Beinecke)

Presentation Descriptions

Unlocking Digital Audio
The presentation will give an overview of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, “Cataloging Hidden Audio Collections,” which the Foundation awarded to Yale University, Stanford University, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives (NYPL), and subsequently Syracuse University. The grant ran from January, 2006 through November, 2009, and created cataloging for 78-rpm commercial recordings in all four collections. The presentation will describe the initial investigations with the Mellon Foundation that led to writing the grant proposal, and the ensuing project and partnership between the four institutions. Included in the presentation will be details about the catalog records and the challenges of cataloging historical audio materials. A highlight of the presentation will be the recordings themselves, with audio excerpts that range from the rare and sublime, to the odd, politically incorrect and outlandish. A discussion of these recordings inevitably brings up any number of interesting “detective” stories. The presenters will be Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian at Yale, who served as Principal Investigator for the grant, and Diane Napert, Catalog Librarian at the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, who was the Project Cataloger for Yale and coordinated many aspects of the grant.

Funding for the Arts in a Challenging Financial Climate
Associate Provost for the Arts Thomas G. Masse’s background as a clarinetist who has performed across four continents, a clarinet professor at several universities, and Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Music brings a welcome perspective to the Provost’s Office, which oversees funding for programs at Yale. There will be time for questions following the talk.

MLA-BCC Genre/Form Task Force
The MLA-BCC Genre/Form Task Force has been working over the past year with the Library of Congress on the music portions of their genre/form thesaurus. The MLA task force has vetted LC’s initial lists and created lists of new terms to be added to the thesaurus. This presentation will highlight some of the issues that have come up during the course of the project and discuss current and future directions.

Chopin Exhibit
The Gilmore Music Library celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin with an exhibit Hats Off, Gentlemen, a Genius”: Chopin at 200. On view from March – May, 2010, the exhibit features the manuscripts, letters, early printed editions, engravings, arrangements, and a concert program of Hans von Bülow performing in New Haven. The exhibit title is drawn from the famous article in which Robert Schumann introduced the young Polish composer to a German audience in 1831; that review will also be on display.

Directions to New Haven, CT

Traveling to Yale

By Car

Take I-95N/S into CT then take exit 48 for I-91 North (Hartford, Springfield Exit). After a short distance on I-91, take exit 3 to Trumbull Street. After three blocks, take a left onto Temple Street, followed by a right onto Grove Street. Take the next left onto College Street, followed by a right onto Wall Street. The entrance to the library will be one block up on your left, at 120 High Street. This section of High Street is for pedestrians only. Another entrance at 128 Wall St. is suitable for dropping off.

Route 15 (Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkways):
From the north: Take Exit 61. Drive south on Whitney Avenue for approximately five miles. Crossing Trumbull Street, Whitney Avenue becomes Temple Street. Continue on Temple Street to the first traffic light and turn right onto Grove Street. Take the next left onto College Street, followed by a right onto Wall Street. The entrance to the library will be one block up on your left, at 120 High Street. This section of High Street is for pedestrians only. Another entrance at 128 Wall St. is suitable for dropping off.

From the south:
Take Exit 57. Drive east on Route 34 (Derby Avenue) towards Orange. After approximately 5 miles (shortly after Ella T Grasso Blvd and the magnet school), keep right onto George Street. Follow George Street for a little under a mile, then take a left at York Street. After four blocks, take a right onto Wall Street. The entrance to the library will be one block up on your right, at 120 High Street. This section of High Street is for pedestrians only. Another entrance at 128 Wall St. is suitable for dropping off.

Information courtesy: http://www.yale.edu/visitor/directions.html

By Train

There is hourly Metro-North service to New Haven from Grand Central Station in New York every day of the week. For further information, call 800 638-7646. Amtrak service is scheduled daily from Boston or from Washington, D.C., via Penn Station in New York. Call 800 usa-rail for information. All departure times should be checked because schedules change. From the railroad station, a taxi should cost approximately $5.

Information courtesy of: http://www.yale.edu/icrg/directions_to_yale.html

By Bus

The Greyhound Buslines terminal (203-772-2470) and the Peter Pan Buslines terminal (800-343-9999) are located at the New Haven train station. From the railroad station, a taxi should cost approximately $5.

Information courtesy: http://www.yale.edu/admit/visit/directions.html


Yale does not maintain a visitors parking lot. There is metered parking on all streets around the campus. On-street parking most convenient to the library can be found on College Street, Grove Street, York Street and Wall Street (note that there is no parking on the 2 blocks of Wall Street nearest the library). The commercial parking lot nearest the library is located on Broadway opposite the Yale Bookstore. Other lots may be found on York Street between Crown and Chapel, at the corner of Crown and College Streets, on Temple Street between Chapel and George Streets, on Church Street between Grove and Wall Streets, on Grove Street at Whitney Avenue, and on Grove Street between Temple and Church Streets.

Information courtesy: http://www.library.yale.edu/libraries/smldirect.html

Information courtesy of: http://www.library.yale.edu/libraries/smldirect.html

Update from Suzanne

Parking costs

Parking on streets at meters is usually for 2 hours ($0.25 for 20 minutes) and one must move after 2 hours; there are 12-hour meters on the right-hand side of Grove Street (which is one-way), but they often fill up early in the morning. The Broadway lot is $10 per day (in at 9 a.m. out by 6 p.m.)

The other lots are likely to be near this, but a bit more expensive.

Campus map

http://business.yale.edu/map/#building:SML [there’s a PDF version available and the Music Library is on page 3 of the document]

Submitted by Erica Charis


Places to eat:
All of these establishments are within ten minutes’ walk of the Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Library. For a complete listing of New Haven restaurants, try Yelp or Info New Haven.


Kitchen Zinc
966 Chapel St., (203) 772-3002
Price: $$
Attire/ambiance: casual accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.
Sister to Zinc (restaurants, below), features artisanal pizzas made with a variety of fresh, local ingredients, also salads, bruchetta, and charcuterie.

Wall Street Pizza
90 Wall St., (203) 776-9021
price: $
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: up a short flight of stairs
Bustling yet efficient, with huge portions and delightful 1920s décor. An excellent place for a large group to sample New Haven’s famous Neopolitan-style pizza. While waiting for your pies, sandwiches, soups, burgers or wraps, be sure to examine the tables and chairs: graffiti includes carved initials left by alumni as well as a painstaking rendition of a Trystero muted post horn.

Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant
288 York St., (203) 787-7471
price: $
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: eating level accessible; restrooms down a flight of stairs A popular eatery with library staff, it features Yale sporting and college decorations. Notable for thin-crust pizza, with a special slice of the day, also serves home-made soups ($3.50), grinders, American meals, and Greek specialties such as spanakopita and baklava.


Atticus Bookstore and Café
1082 Chapel St., (203) 776-4040<br. price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: wide aisles, no stairs, accessible bathroom
Very busy at lunch and somewhat cramped at all times, but a great place to sit at the bar alone or with a friend. Excellent vegan black bean soup is available all day, the coffee is always fresh and costs just a dollar (hot or iced) and huge sandwiches on warm foccaccia are made to order in under ten minutes.

Gourmet Heaven
15 Broadway, (203) 787-4533
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: narrow aisles, no stairs
Ideal for large parties. Features hot and cold buffets of about 30 items each, plus coffee, tea, cold drinks and baked goods. This 24-hour grocery store also stocks many useful items such as flash drives, pens, aspirin and energy bars.

Blue State Coffee 84 Wall St., 203-764-2632
price: $
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: a short flight of stairs up, wide aisles, accessible bathroom
Popular new cafe, serving coffee, teas and light snacks (pastries, bagels, cookies, etc). Endorses environmentally sustainable practices and contributes to progressive charities.

The Publick Cup
276 York St., (203) 787-9929
price: $
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: fully accessible
A popular and bustling café featuring specialty coffees and teas, as well as pastries and sandwiches.

Asian Cuisine

Pot au Pho (Yelp review)
77 Whitney Ave., (203) 776-2248
price: $-$$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: no wheelchair access
Excellent, affordable Vietnamese food, including soups, rice noodle dishes (bun), skewered meats or tofu over rice (com dia), salads and rolls, and five chef’s specials.

Sushi on Chapel
1022 Chapel St., (203) 776-4200
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: down a steep flight of stairs
Quiet, friendly and informal. Excellent vegetarian and vegan options, served with the house purple rice. Plenty of seating for large groups. Free miso soup upon arrival!

York Street Noodle House
166 York St., (203) 776-9675
price: $
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: up a steep flight of stairs
Asian comfort food at student prices. Recommended dishes: seafood coconut curry noodle soup, spicy basil wok-fried noodles. Not appropriate for large groups.

Indian vegetarian cuisine

Thali Too
65 Broadway, (203) 776.1600
price: $$
Based on the enduring concept of Indian street-food. Offers amazing new vegetarian dishes based on the use of simple, completely fresh ingredients. A Ricebar allows you to create a dish of your own in record time. The Lassi bar offers wholesome and fun yogurt drinks.

More Restaurants

Ibiza Restaurant
39 High St., (203) 865-1933 price: $$$
attire/ambiance: casual or dressy, not formal
accessibility: complete
Tapas, paella and Spanish wines in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Service is leisurely, so this would be a wonderful place to unwind at the end of the day, but not to grab a quick lunch. Reservations recommended for parties of four or more.

Clare’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel Street (corner of Chapel and College), (203) 562-3888
price: $-$$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: complete
Landmark vegetarian restaurant with an extensive menu, including vegan dishes. Also specialty hot and cold drinks and baked goods.

Ibiza Restaurant
39 High St., (203) 865-1933
price: $$$
attire/ambiance: casual or dressy, not formal
accessibility: complete
Tapas, paella and Spanish wines in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Service is leisurely,so this would be a wonderful place to unwind at the end of the day, but not to grab a quick lunch. Reservations recommended for parties of four or more.

Scoozzi Trattoria and Wine Bar
1104 Chapel Street, (203) 776-8268
price: $$-$$$
attire/ambiance: dressy
accessibility: complete
Modern Italian with vegetarian pastas, fresh salads, fish, and meat dishes; love the Tartuffi Amoretto dessert. Lovely dining room and service.

Union League Café
1032 Chapel St., (203) 562-4299
price: $$$-$$$$
attire/ambiance: dressy
accessibility: elevator on Sherman Alley, but kept locked so requires a call
Zagat-awarded Parisian style brasserie known for its food, service and ambiance. Unique wines. Visit the Bar des Artistes for a signature cocktail, glass of wine, small plate, or an a la carte dish. Frequent award winner in Connecticut Magazine for service and French cuisine.

964 Chapel St., (203) 624-0507
price: $$-$$$
attire/ambiance: dressy
accessibility:wheelchair accessible
Seasonal menus using local fresh foods from organic farmers for modern American fare. Smoked duck nachos, gnocchi, and hangar steak highly recommended by locals. Artisanal cheeses.


Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub
17 Whitney Ave., (203) 773-1776
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: not accessible, long flight of stairs down
Usual Irish pub fare: the Guinness beef stew a real winner!

254 Crown St., (203) 495-1111
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual/semi-dressy
accessibility: fully accessible
Bar serves excellent, thin-crust pizza and brews its own beer. Can get quite busy in the evenings, when the dance club gets going!

http://firehouse12.com/bar.asp Firehouse 12
45 Crown St., (203) 785-0468
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: not wheelchair accessible
Although it doesn’t serve lunch, it does serve up some of the best jazz & blues in New Haven and has its own recording label, one of the newest additions to DRAM. A full service bar, specializing in classic cocktails, select wines, and a great selection of specialty beer. Tuesday – Friday: 4PM – Close.

Owl Shop Cigars
268 College St., (203) 624-3250
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: ground floor entrance, narrow aisles
Wine, beer and spirits, with an excellent selection of whisky and craft beer in addition to coffee, biscotti and panini. Male-dominated but not intimidatingly so. Smoke-filled, obviously.

Richter’s Café (Yelp review)
990 Chapel St., (203) 777-0400
price: $$
attire/ambiance: casual
accessibility: accessible
Claims to be the oldest bar in New Haven. Old wood decor, a friendly, down-to-earth waitstaff, decent pub food and an amazing selection of beers make this nook of a bar in the bustling Chapel Street area a place to let your hair down and relax.


New Haven Hotel
229 George St.
(203) 498-3100; fax (203) 787-4394
NEMLA rate: $115.00 single or double
Best rate for a downtown hotel, only 5-1/2 blocks from the library, 3-1/2 blocks from Scoozzi’s; recently renovated and very elegant! Lobby and restaurant renovations are scheduled for completion May 12, so only the finishing touches will remain by May 7.

La Quinta Inn and Suites
400 Sargent Dr.
(203) 562-1111; fax (203) 865-7440
NEMLA rate: (contact the hotel or Suzanne Lovejoy)
In the Long-Wharf area, a commercial area, but with views of Long Island Sound and the Amistad tallship replica. Offers complimentary breakfast; make arrangements at the front desk the evening before for a morning shuttle drop off at Sterling Memorial Library. 2 miles from campus, near the intersections of I-95 and I-91.

Lodgings near Yale Libraries

Submitted by Christina Linklater, Suzanne Lovejoy, & Emily Ferrigno