Johnson: Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age
Series: Basic Manual Publisher: A-R Editions, Music Library Association
Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age
Kirstin Dougan Johnson
BM013 Johnson: Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age
978-0-89579-904-3 Book (2023) 7.5 x 9.25, xvi + 247 pp.
Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age offers both a theoretical context and practical approaches to the issues facing today’s music collection builders and managers. In this exciting new book, Kirstin Dougan Johnson engages readers with many of the core responsibilities involved with music collections, in both music library and general library settings. The author examines the whole of music collections, incorporating into that vision guidance on the principles and tasks involved with collection building, acquisitions, management, and assessment. Details include music formats and publishing, music identification and discoverability, the context of music collections and the tasks involved in building and scoping them, diversity and inclusion in music collections, budgets and acquisitions workflows, pre- and post-order tasks, collection management and assessment, and future directions for collection development in music.
With its focus on issues related to music scores and media in physical and electronic forms, Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age directly addresses subject librarians who select music materials in academic libraries. The volume also serves music librarians in other settings, such as public and conservatory libraries. All in all, Music Collection Development and Management in the Digital Age is an essential reference for all who work with music collections, whether in music libraries specifically, general library collections with music holdings, or centralized library acquisitions departments.
1. Notated Music Formats and Publishing
2. Music Media, Electronic Resources, and Open Educational Resources (OERs)
3. Music Discoverability, Identification, and Discovery
4. Music Collections and Collection Builders in Context
5. Shaping Music Collections in an Interdisciplinary Era
6. Diversity and Inclusion in Music Collections
7. Budgets, Acquisitions, Workflows, and Vendors
8. What to Know Before You Buy (or Say Yes)
9. Post-Order Decisions and Tasks
10. Collection Management
11. Collection Assessment
12. Music Libraries and Their Future
Kirstin Dougan Johnson is the Head of the Music and Performing Arts Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; in addition, she has been an associate professor in the University Library and taught music librarianship in the University of Illinois iSchool since 2014. She served as the Music and Performing Arts Librarian at Illinois from 2007 to 2016. Prior to coming to Illinois, she was the Interim Head and Public Services Librarian at the Duke University Music Library, and, before that, a Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She holds the MALS degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an MM in Viola Performance from Ball State University, and a BM in Viola Performance from Lawrence University. Her early research interests focused on music information-seeking tools and behaviors, while her current work centers around various aspects of music collections. Her publications include articles in Notes, Fontes Artis Musicae, MRSQ, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, College and Research Libraries, and other journals. She has served on the Board of the Music Library Association and on various MLA committees.