The Sound Library


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From 3 Novem­ber 2014 the Sound Library will be open:

The Sound Library employees:

Orga­ni­za­tion­al­ly, the Sound Library is part of the FCUM Main Library and it gath­ers music col­lec­tions con­sist­ing:

The per­sons enti­tled to use the Sound Library col­lec­tions are only cur­rent stu­dents, teach­ers and employ­ees of the FCUM.

All the col­lec­tions gath­ered on dig­i­tal car­ri­ers are lent to stu­dents and employ­ees for the peri­od of one week. It is pos­si­ble to lis­ten to the select­ed items in one of five lis­ten­ing booths, equipped with CD and DVD devices. Since 2005 the Sound Library has had a recon­struc­tion lab­o­ra­to­ry thanks to which the most valu­able items from our col­lec­tions have been grad­u­al­ly archived on dig­i­tal car­ri­ers.

Catalogue of the Sound Library in the ALEPH system:

Library cat­a­logue ALEPH (in Pol­ish) con­tains data about books, scores, sound doc­u­ments and oth­er mate­ri­als stored at the Library of the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music. The cat­a­logue is widened updat­ed sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly. The logged in users have, among oth­ers, an option to order select­ed mate­ri­als and browse their account.

We inform that hav­ing an account in the ALEPH sys­tem is nec­es­sary to be able to use the Found Library col­lec­tions. You can open your account dur­ing a vis­it in the Sound Library or the Main Library.

Electronic Sheet Catalogues of the Sound Library (in Polish):

Electronic Sheet Catalogue of CDs

To use the Cat­a­logue of CDs you need to down­load the fold­er ‘FCUM CDs’ onto your hard disc and unpack it.

There are two ver­sions of the Sheet Cat­a­logue of CDs.

The first ver­sion is 27 PDF files each of which rep­re­sents one let­ter of the Latin alpha­bet. It is use­ful when you want to browse works by sep­a­rate com­posers. The sec­ond ver­sion is one very big PDF file and it is good when you want to search for names of per­form­ers or music forms in the whole cat­a­logue.

The cat­a­logue is ordered alpha­bet­i­cal­ly accord­ing to names of com­posers. In case of Russ­ian sur­names Pol­ish spelling is used, e.g. Cza­jkows­ki NOT Tchaikovsky. It is eas­i­er to nav­i­gate thanks to the book­marks bar (book­marks bar is on the left side in a read­er). The most pop­u­lar com­posers have their own book­marks, in some cas­es works by one com­pos­er are addi­tion­al­ly divid­ed in terms of music forms. A tool for search­ing in both ver­sions of the cat­a­logue is start­ed up with the key­board short­cut CTRL+F . We type in the select­ed phrase in a form it could appear in a sheet cat­a­logue.

Exam­ple: Typ­ing in the phrase kon­cer­ty bran­den­burskie + ENTER will guide us to the first index card con­tain­ing this phrase. I order to jump to the next result we need to press ENTER again. Typ­ing in the phrase Bach kon­cer­ty bran­den­burskie will show no results because such a phrase does not appear in the cat­a­logue.

The same way of usage applies to oth­er cat­a­logues: DVDs, Doc­u­men­ta­tion and Ana­logue record­ings.

Sheet cat­a­logues were closed in Sep­tem­ber 2014. Since that time col­lec­tions are cat­a­logued in the library sys­tem ALEPH only.

We wish you fruit­ful find­ings!

last modified: 28/07/2015