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Get Your Library Movin’ to the World Music Beat!

Presentation slides available on the NEMLA website:http://www.wesleyan.edu/nemla/

Presenters:

Erin L. Mayhood: [email protected] F. Scott: [email protected] Chevian: [email protected]

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The New England Chapter of the Music Library Association

World Music in the Public Library: Collection Development Tips

Presented by

Erin L. Mayhood

Assistant Head, Music Library, Boston University

June 1st, 2006

Sponsored by the

New England Music Library Association (NEMLA)

what is world music world music can be
What is World Music? World Music can be…
  • Traditional folk music
  • Popular music with ethnic elements
  • Art music with foreign elements

**Not OUR music but music that belongs to somebody else

world music is not
World Music is not…
  • Western Art Music
      • Eg. Beethoven, Copland
  • Mainstream Popular Western Music
      • Eg. Aerosmith, The Beatles
  • Mainstream Western Folk Music
      • Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell
consumers of world music
Consumers of World Music
  • Ethnomusicologists
  • Music educators
  • Students
  • Immigrant populations
  • General public with interests in various parts of the world
reasons to include world music in your collection
Reasons to include world music in your collection
  • Cultural diversity
  • Formal education support
  • Community activity support
  • Independent learning
collection development is driven by
Collection development is driven by:
  • Location
  • Clientele
  • Budget
  • Your library’s role in your community
tools for collection development
Tools for Collection Development
  • Websites
  • Reviews
  • Vendor catalogs
recommended websites
Recommended Websites
  • University of Washington

http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html

  • Indiana University

http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/ethnic.html

  • Music Selection Resources on the WWW by Anna Seaberg

http://www.halcyon.com/aseaberg/

list of world music labels
List of World Music Labels:

http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html

record label list annotated by anna seaberg
Record Label List Annotated by Anna Seaberg:

http://www.halcyon.com/aseaberg/worldbib.html

favorite labels to consider
Favorite Labels to Consider
  • Nonesuch Explorer Series
  • Ocora (Harmonia Mundi distribution)
  • JVC Ethnomusic Collection
  • Smithsonian Folkways
  • UNESCO (Harmonia Mundi distribution)
  • Lyrichord
  • Music of the World
  • Rounder
recording reviews
Periodicals

Beat Magazine

Billboard

Dirty Linen

Ethnomusicology

Roots & Rhythm Newsletter

World of Music

Vendor Websites

All Music

www.allmusic.com

Multicultural Mediawww.worldmusicstore.com

Recording Reviews
vendors
Vendors
  • Vendor websites can be useful collection development tools
  • Look for sites that present items geographically
favorite vendors for world music
Favorite Vendors for World Music
  • Multicultural Media: www.worldmusicstore.com
  • All Music Guide:

www.allmusic.com

  • Music Library Service Company (MLSC):

www.mlscmusic.com

  • Berkshire Record Outlet:

www.berkshirerecordoutlet.com

all music guide www allmusic com
All Music Guidewww.allmusic.com

Extensive listing of regions and styles

all music guide continued
All Music Guide continued…

Useful description of the style or genre you have chosen

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