Friday, September 10, 2010

Icons for Sign and Website Use

Here are a few icons just in case you need them! You can use these:

1. on your library signage to promote your subscriptions to the Naxos Online Libraries
2. on your library site to link directly to the services
3. in other places because you are so creative! I was thinking maybe buttons to show your music library pride. Or a knitting pattern! Maybe? It's up to you.

If you are using this on your library's site, be sure to link to your school/library's unique URL if you want users to log in automatically. For example, link to instead of

I hope these will cover your needs for now!
Please drop me a line if you have questions or ideas to share (or if you need more icons!).

Pro musica,


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Calling All App Users!

So you have downloaded an app for the NML, NMLJ or NSWL.

That's great…unless you can’t use it.

What I have heard from a lot of librarians and professors lately is that they need an easy step-by-step guide to setting the app up for first time use. Here by popular demand is just such a guide!

Creating a Personal/Student Playlist for Naxos Apps

The iPhone app was designed with our institutional users in mind, so a subscription through a university, library, school, or orchestra works. It just works little differently on an iPhone than on a computer.

For one thing, it does NOT require any work with IP authentication or the university's proxy server.

To generate a login for the NML app, you should:

1. Visit the NML page for your institution (library, university, school, orchestra, etc.) from a computer by going through the institution’s unique URL:

2. Navigate to the Playlist area and click “Sign Up” in the "Personal/Student" playlist account area.

3. Create a login on the sign up page. This login, consisting of your email address and a custom password, then becomes your login for the app.

See the tutorial below if you need help creating a personal/student playlist account.

Once you are fully signed up you will have access to the institution’s playlists and you can create your own customized playlists as well. I recommend creating a playlist on a computer before attempting to access through the app. For some reason it seems to make your first access run more smoothly.

You can also use the app to search and browse the full NML anytime, anywhere! That means you can stream music anytime, anywhere!

Happy Mobile Browsing, Music Lovers!

Pro musica,

Librarians: Please feel free to share or link this on your library’s website, as well as share or embed the YouTube tutorial to help your patrons use the NML more effectively.