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Rock Star Librarians | Music Matters

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For librarian rock stars, like most people, finding time to pursue their side project can be tricky…. “But looking back, libraries were a very supportive atmosphere for me to continue to grow creatively.”

Music Libraries and Funding | Music Matters

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The performance librarian is behind-the-scenes, mounting great seasons; in a performance environment the goal is to have the correct editions for all artists and the correct number of parts for the orchestra at the right place and time…

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

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Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.

Performance Library Cataloging | Music Matters, March 1, 2014

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LJ‘s Tanisha Mitchell offers the details of a special circulation cycle, how opera scores are stored, and what is unique about cataloging music pages.

Thinking Inside the Box | Music Matters

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LJ‘s Matthew Moyer on box sets with a broad, best of eclectic focus.

Backstage at an Opera Library | Music Matters

Although in opera they say “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings,” the opera library performs long before the season starts and continues after the final curtain.

Q&A: Jonathan Coulton on Music, Crowdsourcing, and Fan Engagement

Musician Jonathan Coulton discusses creativity, collaboration, and crowdsourcing

Music Matters: Preserving Music History

A look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives.

Music Matters: Cornell’s Hip-Hop Collection

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A look at the Cornell University Hip-hop Collection.

Nontextual Searching | Music Matters

Susannah Cleveland examines ways that music librarians can help patrons locate and search for specific pieces of music.

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