Will the library be available on the internet?
The entire library will not be available online. We will offer various components and compositions with teaching aids to help people understand Indian music.
When will the library be open to the public?
Our goal is to open it in 2013-2014.
Where will it be located?
The library will be located on our campus in San Rafael, California.
Can anyone use it?
Will there be a fee?
If any fee will be required it will be a one-time, modest set-up fee to become a member of the library.
Can recordings be checked out and taken home?
Only published recordings will be available for home use.
Will there be any other artists in the library besides Ali Akbar Khan?
There will be other artists. Many artists have performed at the college and we will include their performances in the library. In the beginning stage, we are only focusing on Ali Akbar Khan’s work because of the archive costs.
Will there be tabla classes?
Can I make copies of the notation of the classes?
The notation of classes will be viewable on the computer, but students must copy them by hand if they want to take the notation home.
How big is the library?
The current work space that houses the library is one room on our college campus.
Are you currently hiring?
Not at this time. Our current focus is on archiving material, and we have a work force intact.