We are delighted to present a guest blog from our most recent work experience student to the University Library, Tara Bell.  Here’s how she found Library life, in her own words. During the summer, I planned a week of work …

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Do you do music?  If so, you should check out Music Online for audio examples of music from all over the World, as well as encyclopedic information relating to places, cultural groups, instruments, including the voice and electronic, and genre, …

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Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online both now have a new look.  Oxford Art Online includes the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists with over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art …

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Digital Theatre Plus is a useful resource for teachers and students of Performing Arts or English Literature.  It can also be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys dramatic or musical performance. It is mostly a video-based teaching resource for schools and …

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It was certainly one of those WOW moments: when he found something wonderful he wasn’t really expecting.  “I was in Portsmouth Central Library”, principal lecturer Dr. George Burrows tells me, “trying to find something historic about music and Portsmouth I …

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Digital Theatre Plus is a video-based resource comprising recordings of live theatre and opera productions, classical music concerts and ballets from renowned production houses as well as a growing collection of interviews with individuals such as actors, theatre managers and production teams. …

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Following a successful trial earlier this year we are now subscribing to Digital Theatre Plus which is a database primarily for students and staff of our Performing Arts and Film courses. However I know many other members of staff who …

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Gilbert and Sullivan: gender, genre, parody by Carolyn Williams A couple of weeks ago I saw UPDMS perform Ruddygore (or The Witch’s Curse) at the Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.  It was a trip down memory lane for me.  Thirty years …

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