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ERIC Number: EJ970522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Berklee College of Music Archives: Preserving the Past and Learning for the Future
Esty, Anna
Computers in Libraries, v32 n4 p6-10, 40 May 2012
In this article, the author discusses how the Berklee College of Music preserves its past and learns for the future. Though the library has received support from the college administration for the creation of an archive, it has been difficult for the interest in preserving the college's history to compete with more urgent needs, such as being able to house the entire first-year class, keeping the recording facilities up-to-date for the students, and creating more universal design access at the college. The very nature and diversity of content and format of the materials in the archives also makes the task of creating an archive a uniquely challenging one. Berklee itself is an exceptional place, a contemporary music school of about 4,000 students. The establishment of digital archive helps "position Berklee as the leader of an international dialogue to advance discussion about the value of music education." With more than a quarter of Berklee's student population coming from outside the U.S., Berklee already has a broad international base from which to start the conversation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts