2018 Meeting in Portland

2018 Meeting in Portland, Oregon

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January 31-February 4, 2018

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97204

Conference Program

Every Collection is Special: Tips for Exhibiting Ordinary Items (poster)

In this poster, I share an approach to exhibit design informed by two things: my time working with special collections, and generally accepted tenets of rare-book collecting. In the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, A. W. Pollard spells out the latter in an influential entry (“Book Collecting”) highlighting motivations of serious collectors.

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New Recordings in Streaming Audio Databases (poster)

This poster will report the results of a study examining streaming audio databases used in academic music libraries. It will determine the extent to which the databases include new classical releases that are found in a comprehensive list published monthly. Each database will be tracked for a period of three months.

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Using Musical Form for Analysis in Project Planning, Supervision, and Instruction (poster)

Through hours spent in study, research, and performance, an understanding of musical form is often deeply rooted in music librarians, the staff we supervise, and the students we encounter. Fugue, rondo, sonata, toccata, passacaglia, etude, suite – all of these musical forms we know so well can also serve as structural frameworks and pathways into extramusical topics.

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