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ERIC Number: ED417717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 5
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Romance in a Minor Key: Periodicals Selection for Music.
Colby, Michael
Employing a metaphor of romantic relationship (e.g., monographic selections are like one-night stands; periodical selections are more like marriages), this paper assists the librarian in the selection of monographic periodicals for library music collections. It recommends finding existing titles through advertisements in other similar periodicals. Suggested selection criteria are: issues of quality, the reputation of the publisher, the contents of the periodical, the names of the contributors, and the publishing schedule of the periodical. Also recommended is looking at the factor of indexing by asking the question: "Is the title indexed and is the index in print or online form?" As an alternative method of acquisition, this paper suggests finding periodicals via interlibrary loan or document delivery if desired titles are available at nearby institutions. The reader is referred to several other sources for music periodical selection including: "Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association"; "Magazines for Libraries'; "Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory"; and "The Serials Directory"; "International Music Journals"; and "Writing about Music." (JAK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
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