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Electroacoustic music: updating the library collection

Ana Dubnjakovic (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Publication date: 4 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a variety of current resources associated with electroacoustic music suitable for updating academic and large public library collections.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach taken in the paper is to identify resources meant to provide guidance in locating appropriate resources and to identify specific resources regarding electroacoustic collections that are grouped in several categories for ease of reading.

Findings

The complexity of definition of electroacoustic music and its interdisciplinary nature has had a negative impact on availability of collection development guides for electroacoustic music. Furthermore, resource formats associated with this type of music are heavily dependent on technology and change with great frequency which makes them challenging to keep up with.

Originality/value

The paper offers practical advice about updating electroacoustic music collections.

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Citation

Dubnjakovic, A. (2008), "Electroacoustic music: updating the library collection", Collection Building, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 104-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/01604950810886004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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