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Berklee Campus Event Recordings

a guide to campus event recordings and related policies

Campus Event Recordings Available from the Berklee Libraries

 


What do you have?

 

The Berklee Libraries hold a variety of campus event recordings on audio and video in myriad formats, including digital and analog, with limited content available for streaming. Not every campus event is recorded, but the most commonly available event recordings include: 
 

  • Annual commencement concerts and ceremonies

  • Clinics, concerts, and special events

  • Master classes and lectures

  • Student performances

  • Faculty and student projects


How comprehensive is the collection?

 

Berklee College of Music recordings date as far back as the 1970s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 semesters), though coverage is most comprehensive from 2012 forward. Most recordings are Berklee Performance Center or Cafe 939 events; recordings of events from 1A Berk Recital Hall, 1W Colvin Hall, and David Friend Hall are not comprehensive.  

 

Boston Conservatory recordings date from the 1960s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 semesters). 



How do I search the collection? 

 

Multiple resources provide information on Berklee's collection of event recordings. To explore what we have, see Where to Search.


How can I view a recording? 

 

For Boston Conservatory recordings: 

 

  • Recordings from 2016 to present are accessible via a Google Drive link in an item's catalog record
  • Most recordings between 1999 and 2015 are available to view/listen on CD (1999-2015) or DVD (2004-2015) through the Albert Alphin Library, at designated viewing/listening stations.
  • Recordings on older formats may be digitized upon request, pending permissions.
  • Requests for personal copies can should be submitted by email. In general, permission is granted by the department of origin and is not guaranteed. 

 

‚ÄčRequests for reformatting of older recordings, personal copies, or other releases of recordings can be directed to the Audio/Visual Office at Boston Conservatory. Contact Richard Malcom (rmalcolm@berklee.edu) or Phil Roberson (proberson@berklee.edu). Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your request. Many recordings are stored offsite, and recordings on obsolete formats may need additional processing time to digitize on demand.

 

For Berklee College of Music recordings: 
 

  • Anyone can request a viewing/listening appointment at the Berklee Archives.
  • Requests for personal copies can be submitted only by event participants and require a release form.
  • Most recordings 2019-present, as well as earlier events by request, are available to the Berklee community to stream online (Berklee OnePass login required) via the Stan Getz catalog. Non-Berklee community members may request temporary guest log-ins to view streaming resources.
  • If you are a faculty member interested in using a recording in the classroom, you may request for a recording to be made available to stream.
  • Requests for digital access and/or personal copies can be submitted with this form.  

 

To request an appointment or for more information, contact the Archives at archives@berklee.edu. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your request. Most recordings are stored offsite, and recordings on obsolete formats may need additional processing time to digitize on demand.