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Crazy from the Heat

Summer may be winding down, but we still have some longer days remaining and so, I decided to focus on the sun as a theme. The sun that warms can also burn and strange things can occur under Sol’s harsh glare. While high tension films are usually associated with darkness, these films prove that dramas can be just as riveting in the light of day.
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Becoming The University Of Toronto Music Library

The chains come off: A brief history of the Performance Collection, Music Library, University of Toronto

In 1921, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (which had been established in 1918) took over the operation of what was then the Toronto Conservatory of Music’s library. This month, Karen Wiseman walks us through the decision-making and process of rehoming the library’s performance collection. 
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Becoming The University Of Toronto Music Library

Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room

The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room at the University of Toronto Music Library contains over 2,600 volumes that exemplify the history of music, music editing, performing and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Gershwin. Its namesake, Harvey Olnick was formative to its collection's development.
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Becoming The University Of Toronto Music Library

Supporting equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Toronto Music Library

Over the past year, members of the University of Toronto Music Library team have taken on significant projects to change how the Library operates and the resources they provide. This month, Tegan Niziol will outline the Library’s initiatives to engage in an active effort to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in the support we provide for music studies.
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Nightmare Academy: horror at the Oscars

Despite hosting its share of horrors, horror films rarely make the cut at Hollywood's big night. However, not every horror movie has gone so tragically overlooked. Here is a list of Oscar winners and notable nominees that span the high-brow to the bloodthirsty, and are sure to please your fans of the genre.
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No Fool’s Day

We at Open Shelf didn’t publish an April Fool’s issue .. now is not the time for pranks, even those focused on satirical articles, short stories and mystery podcasts. What do people (readers) need right now? Positivity and something to do.
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