It seems interesting to me that Naxos appears to be interfacing well with
libraries. First we had pointers in OCLC records for the digital files
of Naxos releases, to the Naxos Web site. Now, Naxos being available to
Proquest subscribers...


Cambridge, UK, March, 21, 2006

ProQuest Information and Learning has partnered with Naxos, provider of
music sound recordings on the web, to offer the first integration of music
sound files within a music reference database. The agreement will enable
mutual users of Naxos Music Library and Chadwyck-Healey International
Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) to access sound recordings of music,
composers, or artists referenced or reviewed in the IIMP abstracts and

Users will be able to access periodical content from IIMP and go directly
into Naxos Music Library to listen to the music, composer, or artist
referenced or reviewed in the IIMP abstracts and articles. Users of both
Naxos and IIMP can access 130,000 tracks (from 8,800 CDs), the entire
Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues, and other licensed independent labels.
Entire CDs and individual tracks are available. ProQuest is also licensing
composer information, glossary, pronunciation guide, music fundamental
terms (definitions), and opera synopses from Naxos.

IIMP offers researchers detailed indexing and abstracts for 560,000
articles from music journals worldwide. Covering all types of music and
including scholarly and educational journals and music magazines.

IIMP indexes 400 international music periodicals including 30 important
titles from first issue to current. The full-text version offers 100
journals with searchable full-text and page images and 11 full-run titles.
Researchers can access half million records and the largest backfile
available for music periodicals - 300,000 records from 1874 to 1996.