Funding critical library resources

The Augustus Short Scholarship and Barr Smith Library Appeals are core elements in the University’s philanthropic program

Young male student is smiling at the camera, wearing glasses and a denim jacket.

Andrew Groch, Master of Music (Performance Studies) student

For almost 130 years, the Barr Smith Library has held a special position for learning, study support and quiet reflection. The needs of students are ever changing, and digital resources play a critical role in ensuring they can access the most relevant information.

The 2019 Barr Smith Library appeal raised enough funds to secure access to two new and invaluable collections – the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall and Migration to New Worlds. These collections will benefit students, like Master of Music student Andrew Groch, and researchers across numerous disciplines.

“It’s so exciting to be able to delve into the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. The access to this, thanks to the kind contribution of donors, unlocks a world which is filled with the greatest musical minds of several generations. The opportunity for learning that this resource offers really cannot be overstated, nor can my thanks to the generosity of those who have made this possible.”Andrew Groch, Master of Music (Performance Studies) student


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