We have recently added the Naxos Music Library (NML) to our list of databases. The NML website describes the service:
Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 77,290 CDs with more than 1,111,800 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented.
NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the new iPhone / iPod Touch App / Android App subscribers can also access the service on the go.
The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 11 combined search criteria. In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides liner notes for most recordings. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. For student around the world the library also offers playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades.
We are excited to offer this service to our patrons. For more information on how to use it, or to have custom personalized playlists created for you by a librarian, please contact the Fine Arts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.