It’s so nice when you can make somebody’s day.
This kid came in, all pissed off. “There’s something I want to listen to at CIM, and they won’t let me do it because I’m not a music major.”
“That’s right. They only serve Case music majors there.”
“Well, how do I change that?’
“Well, what do you want to listen to? Maybe we have it here.”
“It’s by somebody named Dvorak? Op. 90. We heard it in the listening session, and it’s really cool.” [Oh thank God, it’s not something rare.]
I look up a copy we have onsite, but then I ask, “Do you live in a dorm, or at home?”
“At home, but I have VPN” [Even better, I don’t have to do the VPN talk.]
So I showed him Naxos Music Library. and there’s at least a half dozen recordings of the Dumky trio. I showed him how it works, then I showed him Classical Music Library, DRAM and Smithsonian Global Sound, and how to get to each. He’s on his way to the candy store now. I also told him that CIM kids can’t use OhioLink, which was just the frosting to his cake of happiness.