Library Practices regarding School of Music Recordings: A Survey of Big Ten Institutions

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This study examines music library practices regarding School of Music recordings in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The most significant difference among libraries is between those which accept deposits (a majority) and those which do not (a significant minority). Reasons for not collecting include having an effective system outside the libraries and the amount of labor involved. Arguments in favor of the service include the view of the recordings as a vital part of the university record and world heritage; a pedagogical resource; a key expansion of library services; a source for fundraising; and a demonstration of disciplinary equality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalMusic Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Music
  • Library and Information Sciences


  • access
  • arts data
  • faculty recitals
  • Institutional recordings
  • school of music recordings
  • student recitals


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