2018 Meeting in Portland, Oregon
January 31-February 4, 2018
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97204
Collecting and Preserving Free Music: Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, and Kendrick Lamar (poster)
This poster will explain the challenges this distribution model poses to libraries using recordings by Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, and Kendrick Lamar as case studies. It will suggest potential solutions that will help librarians determine the best way for their library to collect, provide access, and preserve this music for patrons.
Conference Materials available:
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.
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.
This poster will present the content of the newly-acquired collection of works by and related to Serge Prokofiev placed on deposit at Columbia University by the Serge Prokofiev Foundation.
This poster will advocate a versatile approach to preparing student assistants from all backgrounds to work in music libraries. Developing and leveraging soft skills alongside students’ primary subject learning leads to educationally purposeful student employment that better prepares them for success after they graduate.
This poster provides Public Services Music Librarians with background knowledge of FRBR, how to begin conversations and recommend search strategies based on FRBR to users.
In addition to highlighting how the two projects intertwined to illuminate the creative mind of a great conductor, this presentation aims to chronicle one music library’s journey to create, preserve, and promote a unique digital collection.
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.
This poster shares practical considerations and decisions in this process (e.g., design, scope, workflow, metadata, and overall organization), as well as the larger implications of the work.