Table of Contents
|II.||What is Naxos Music Library (NML)?|
|IV.||Searching for Music
|V.||Listening to Music|
This User Guide is designed to help you in using the Naxos Music Library (NML) website. It consists of tips and tools that help you maximize use of your NML subscription.
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II. What is Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is the World’s largest Classical music listening service designed for students, instructors and patrons of public and academic libraries, as well as players and executives of orchestras. Our collection of over 140,000 tracks of music is continually growing, not only from our own label but from other leading independent labels. Our collection is benchmarked against the development suggestions outlined in the Music Library Association’s A Basic Music Library. NML has simple and advanced searching, common (non-proprietary) software requirements, and extensive background information such as complete liner notes.
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III. Accessing NML
a) How do I access NML?
Before getting started, coordinate with your Naxos representative to get the following information:
We offer mechanisms that allow you to control who should be given access to NML for institutional subscriptions. Below are the options. You may also check the “Service version” section of your service agreement for the option your institution has selected.
If you selected “IP Authentication”, we will give you a unique URL which you can access directly or from links on your library/institution webpage. The URL will be in the format of http://xxx.NaxosMusicLibrary.com. NML will allow access only to those IP addresses provided by your organization.
If you selected “Referring URL”, you will receive a unique URL in the format of http://xxx.NaxosMusicLibrary.com. You will have customized URLs (Referral URLs) that will link to your unique URL. This means that NML will check the URL of incoming browser requests, and grant access only if the incoming URL matches one of those listed in your “My Account” page in the NML website. The Referral URL is entered into the appropriate field in the “My Account” page for the institution as shown in Figure 3.1 below.
Figure 3.1 – My Account page
If you chose “Both”, this means that an institution may want to authenticate by IP addresses for computers within the institution’s area, and authenticate with Referral URL for computers accessing to them remotely. In Figure 3.1 above, the Authorize button indicates what sort of authentication an institution has. You can see that there are three options: “IP authorized,” “Refer URL” and “Both.” This subscription is set for “Both.”
If you chose “password authentication”, you will only need the login/password data given to you to log-on to NML.
Please note that your URL, login and password are included
in the email confirmation that you received from your
b) What do I need to access NML?
Below are the minimum requirements for you to connect to NML:
MS Windows XP with
o MS IE 7 / Mozilla 1.7.1 / FireFox 1.5 / Netscape 7.1
o Media Player 10 / 11
(MS IE setting: Privacy = Medium, Security = Medium-Low, Cookies = Accept All, Pop-up Blocker = Off; Sound setting = No Sound)
OS X 10.4 with
o Mozilla 1.7.12 / FireFox 1.5 / Netscape 7.2 / Safari 2.0.2
o Media Player 9
(Browser settings: Cookies = Always Accept; Pop-up Blocker = Off; Rosetta = Yes)
Note that there are four user categories in NML. Each category has its corresponding user access rights.
Figure 3.2 – Login screen
Figure 3.3 – Successful login screen
Figure 3.4 – NML default page - Browse/Search screen
Figure 3.5 – NML default page – Advanced Search
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IV. Searching for Music
There are three ways to look for music in NML:
There are several ways to use the Browse/Search function as shown in Figure 4.1:
Figure 4.1 – Ways to use Browse/Search function
b) Advanced Search
The second way to find music is through the use of Advanced Search depicted in Figure 4.2.
Figure 4.2 – Advance Search screen
You may fill in as few or as many fields as you like but you don't have to complete all. If you need help finding a search term, you may click on the magnifying glass icon to view the choices you have.
Advanced Search is recommended for searching excerpts from complete works (e.g. arias from operas, individual works from larger cycles, etc.).
For example, you can search for German music of the Romantic period, by typing “Germany” in the Country and “Romantic” in the Period. One could also search for all the piano music composed in France between 1850 and 1920 by entering “Piano” in the Instrument, “France” in the Country and “1850” and “1920” in the From and To of the Year Composed. A user who is looking for music that reflects a certain emotion or situation can use the Moods and Scenarios.
The search results will appear alphabetically by repertoire.
c) Keyword Search
Keyword Search can be found in the Browse/Search page and the Advanced Search page. Just enter the keyword(s) into the search box and click Search. This is good to use if you are looking for a specific album or repertoire title.
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V. Listening to Music
Listening to music is the main purpose for your institution’s subscription to NML. To listen to music:
Figure 5.1 – CD and player page
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VI. Creating Playlists
NML has a “create playlist” function to enable instructors to create playlists for students to listen to. Only Instructors and Administrators are allowed to create playlists.
Note that each institution will receive a special login for its instructors. This login gives access to create and edit playlists, and may be distributed at the administrator’s discretion. Other users (not categorized as Instructors) do not see the Create/Edit Playlists option, but they can access the playlists to listen to the music (except when using the Librarian username).
a) To create playlists
Figure 6.1 – CD and player page
Figure 6.2 – Add to playlist screen
b) To edit playlists
The menu on the left side of the screen as shown in Figure 6.3 shows the listing of all the playlists that have been created for one particular institution. You may have several instructors/professors creating playlists, so we suggest that the playlist name contain instructor’s name and/or name of the class or other identifier to help students easily recognize the correct playlist.
Figure 6.3 - Listing of playlists
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VII. Logging out
To log off, click on the red “Log Out” button as shown in Figure 7.1. Please note that clicking the "Back" button on the browser or moving to another Internet site without clicking "LOG OUT" does not constitute a complete log out.
If the above log-out procedure is not followed, you may lock up one user space/count. Each institution is only allowed to occupy a certain number of user spaces simultaneously. Once the maximum number of user spaces is occupied, subsequent attempts to connect to the NML database will be denied with the message, “The maximum number of users allowed by your institution has been reached. Please try again later.” Please log out properly to make sure that other users are able to access the NML.
Figure 7.1 – Default screen showing logout button
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VIII. Other Features
a) Listening while Browsing or Searching
You can listen to tracks while using Browse / Search or Advanced Search, but as soon as you click another selection, the tracks you are listening to will stop playing.
b) Browsing a Specific Category of a Chosen Genre
In a specific genre (such as Classical Music), if you pick a specific category (such as Concertos), you will be able to browse all content in that category for that genre from A to Z.
c) Static URL to Cat No.
“Static URL” is a convenient feature that allows you to save the static URLs of your browse/search listings as additions to/links from any online teaching resource. You may copy the static URL by highlighting it and pressing “Ctrl + C”. To paste elsewhere, press “Ctrl + V”.
Please note that only institutions who have selected to use IP authentication (with a dedicated URL like http://xxx.NaxosMusicLibrary.com) are provided the static URL feature.
Static URL links can be found on the following pages:
Figure 8.1 – Static URL to Cat No.
Figure 8.2 – Static URL to tracks
Figure 8.3 – Static URL to playlist
Figure 8.4 – Static URL to repertoire
d) Text Search
On the far left of the screen under “Text Resources”, you can pick “Text Search” (shown in Figure 8.5) to find words or phrases on the web site. The text search is carried out on “About This Recording” throughout the site. To use this facility:
The search is not case sensitive, and search for numbers is supported. Also displayed on the Text Search screen are some rules that should be followed in doing a text search.
Figure 8.5 – Text resources – Text search menu
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IX. Administrative Features
For an organization, if you have the administrator login ID, you can perform administrative functions by clicking the “My Account” icon as shown in Figure 9.1.
Figure 9.1 - Default page – My Account
a) What can an Administrator do?
b) Defining IP Addresses
As discussed in “Section III – How do I access NML?”, one of the access controls is IP Authentication. To define the IP Addresses, click on “My Account” which will take you to the page below.
Figure 9.2 – My Account page
You will see the Authorize buttons. If you do not see these buttons, please email NMLHelp@naxosusa.com if you are in the USA; for other countries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have selected IP authorization for your subscription, click on EDIT and the IP maintenance page will appear. This page is used to maintain IP addresses. Entering IP addresses can be done in three ways.
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a) Online Subscription Renewal (for individual subscribers only, NOT for institutions)
You can go to “My Account” to renew your subscription. The expiration date of your subscription is shown on the upper right corner when you log in (shown in figure 10.1).
Figure 10.1 – NML default page
Within 14 days prior to the expiration date of your subscription, you will be shown a link next to your expiration date. Click on it to renew your subscription.
But you can still renew your subscription online even after it has expired. To do this, type in your username and password in NML. Since your account will have expired, a link to renew subscription will be displayed next to the login area. Click on it to renew your subscription.
b) Windows Media Player Proxy Settings
Below is one of the proxy settings you can set for your media player. However, it is recommended that you consult your I.T. department or ISP before applying these settings. Naxos Digital Services Limited assumes no responsibilities for the following settings.
c) Other Items