Library Hacks Getting the most out of YOUR Music Library Patrick Fulton & Sara Nodine Warren D. Allen Music Library
Library Materials How do I find what I’m looking for?
Three ways to search for resources: • Basic Search • Advanced Search • Summon • Which should I choose and why? • Does it really make a difference? Hacking the Catalog
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Try some facets, they’re amazing! • Basic/Advanced Searching • Limit by library, format, author, publisher, etc. Hack #1- Limit, Limit, Limit
To narrow down these thousands of results, Summon offers facets too! • Summon allows for even more flexibility by including or excluding multiple facets at once! Hack #1- Limit, Limit, Limit
Great! I found exactly what I wanted; where can I find more just like this?
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Hack #2- Subject Headings & Uniform Titles Created by Patrick Fulton- Spring 2014
Allen Music Library subscribes to a wide range of resources online: • Streaming Audio & Video • Electronic Journals • MASSIVE Databases! • What are the major online resources? • How do I get to them? Electronic Resources
Wide collection of products including: Smithsonian Global Sound, American Song, etc. • Search them all at once at Search.AlexanderStreetPress.com Streaming Resources:Alexander Street Press
There are so many resources out there… how am I going to ever use them all?
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Many databases and streaming sources are making their content mobile ready! Some sources like Naxos even have apps now! Hack #3a- Proxy Access:Take the resources with you!
Materials found! Now how do I get them?
For books and scores, library items divide into collections: • AML: General Collection, Media, Reference, and Research • AML Website: All electronic collections • Other Campus Libraries: Strozier, Dirac, Goldstein, Medical, Law, etc. • Don’t forget about us! • Special Collections • Older Media (Reel-to-reels, DATs, Cassettes, Laserdiscs, etc.) Physical Collections
General/Media Collection- Regularly-circulating books, scores, and media items • Research Collection- Collected works and critical editions • Reference Collection- Dictionaries, style guides, bibliographies, widely-used reference sources • In-Library Use Only: Periodicals, micro-materials, Reserves, Reference, etc. Allen Music Library:Know your Collection
That’s great, but we see these things every day. Is that all you’ve got?
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AML Special Collections • AML is home to many rare items dating back as far as the 16th century • Personal collections from Ernst von Dohnányi, Wiley Housewright, Ella ScobleOpperman, and many more! • Massive collections of piano rolls, confederate sheet music, braille music, etc. • Significant individual items (Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah) • Reel-to-reels and other older media! Hack #4- There’s a world beyond the catalog!
Search for Special Collections items using the link on the home page • Most collections can be used in the library • Certain collections have restrictions—we’ll let you know! • Old media • For reels, DATs, and Cassettes, we’re happy to help with digitization • See your circulation desk worker for a form! Special Collections:How do I get it?
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Library services Don’t worry! We’re here to help!
1. 2. • 1. See that due date? Don’t Stress! • 2. Click ‘Place a Hold’ • Enter your FSU Lib # and your pickup location • We’ll take care of the rest! Someone has it checked out? Try placing a hold!
“Available, but not on shelf.” “We really should have this!” Have a great idea for a resource we don’t yet have? Let us know about it by filling out an Order Request form! • Ask our friendly circulation staff for help! • Still no luck? Fill out a Search Request Form! We’ve got a form for that!