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MOUG announces 2011 Distinguished Service Award recipient. The executive board of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is honored to name Alice LaSota of University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) as the ninth recipient of MOUG's Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to recognize and honor those who have made significant professional contributions to music users of OCLC. The MOUG executive board selects recipients based on nominations received from the membership.

For the past two decades, Alice LaSota has been recognized as the NACO-Music Project's preeminent expert on music series, the most vexing and difficult aspect of authority control. She was one of the first two members of the NACO-Music Project to undergo the series training program at the Library of Congress (LC) when it was offered to non-LC staff in the mid-1990s, and in 1997 she cotaught a day-long workshop on music series with Phillip De Sellem of LC as part of a preconference con-tinuing-education workshop cosponsored by MOUG and the Music Library Association at the MLA meeting in New Orleans. Thereafter, when series questions would come up on NMP-L--the NACO Music Project's electronic discussion list--even those few catalogers who were probably Alice's equal in series knowledge would often defer to her, offering their opinions but also asking her opinion as well, loath to consider the issue du jour properly settled until she had weighed in.

Alice's NACO-Music statistics for series are among the very highest for any institution where only one individual contributed music series through March of 2010, with a total of 443 new series and 63 revised and an uncountable number she contributed using a general NACO authorization at UMCP.

Alice LaSota's contributions to the education of her fellow catalogers, particularly in the myriad arcana of series authority work, have improved the quality of access to music materials in the OCLC WorldCat database, and improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of many of her colleagues.

The Music Treasures Consortium (MTC) proudly announces a new Web site giving access to some of the world's most valued music manuscript and print materials, available at: www.loc.gov/musictreasures. The consortium members include the British Library, the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University, the Juilliard School Lila Acheson Wallace Library, the Library of Congress, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the New York Public Library. The site is hosted by the Library of Congress on its Performing Arts Encyclopedia (www.loc.gov/performingarts). The aim of the site is to further music scholarship and research by providing access in one place to digital images of primary sources for performance and study of music.

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia has acquired the private collection of Fred Mills (1935-2009), who attained fame playing first trumpet in the Canadian Brass for more than twenty-five years. The collection of scores (original compositions and arrangements), recordings, videos, posters, and artifacts will be housed in the University Archives at the Hargrett Library. Prior to his work with the Canadian Brass, Mills was a founding member of the American Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet for the New York City Opera, principal trumpet of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and was the founding principal trumpet of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in 1969. After retiring in 1996 from full-time performing, touring, and recording, Mills joined the faculty of the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where his dynamic presence helped to grow significantly both the quality and scope of the brass program. In addition to the music and artifacts destined for the archives, more than a dozen trumpets from Mills's collection of brass instruments will also be housed at the Hodgson School for use by brass students. …

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