Oh God this post is so Buzzfeedy and gross, I promise we won’t make a habit out of this, but whatever—it’s springtime, love is in the air, and the Internet is all atwitter about a crazy little thing called love Wescam:
Did everyone else but me know wescam wasn’t for making new friends???? @wesleying I don’t understand!
I have the good fortune of working at Scores and Recordings, the music section of Olin Library. I can objectively say that it’s one of the coolest academic hubs on campus. S&R has a massive CD and vinyl collection, a pretty strange assortment of cassettes, shelves of musical scores, a bunch of turntables and other media players for student use, audio and video recorders on loan, and a whole room devoted to Wesleyan’s renowned World Music Archives. It is the home of Notations 21, a collection of creative visual scores that is possibly my favorite book in the whole library.
Scores and Recordings is kind of a metaphor for liberal arts in general— it’s a huge assortment of stuff that you can’t imagine you’d ever be able to string together in a way that makes any sense, but that doesn’t matter because it’s all awesome and interesting and the perfect vehicle for discovering new things. Especially when you choose items off the shelves at random (which is what we all do when navigating WesMaps, amirite?).
It’s always interesting to see what people check out at the circulation desk — everything from recordings of Tuvan throat singing to John Cagescores to Eminem CDs — but my sense from working at S&R is that not nearly enough people know about what’s available here. In an effort to mine some of the treasures that are tucked away in this section of the library, I summoned fellow Wesleyinger Gabe to join me in my adventures, AKA pulling random stuff off the shelves and writing about what we found. For this first installment of a continuing series of S&R adventures, we explored the vinyl collection and made some, er, unusual discoveries. Read about our findings after the jump.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, wesstudent has been having some problems this morning. This isn’t just you — this is happening all across campus. For now you can use wesguest (ask a friend for the password). Or you can use the ethernet jack in your room. Don’t call ITS! They can’t help you and they’re getting calls from everyone else, too! For now we’re all waiting on the fix.
[Update from hermes, 10:35 am]:Wesstudent wifi is working again… for now.
[Update from Zach, 11:57 am]:And we’re back. Here’s the explanatory email from the one and only Karren Waren:
A problem in PeopleSoft affected multiple systems this morning including our ability to email campus-wide lists. Moodle and wireless were also among the prominent systems affected. While we are rapidly moving toward resolution, not all systems are completely restored. We will send a follow-up email this afternoon with an updated status.
We apologize for the delay in notification, we had to find alternate means of emailing the constituents on campus.