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Thursday, February 21 • 2:30pm - 3:55pm
A Spectrum of Music, or the Question of Diversity in our Collections

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Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/zTTERD

This session, featuring three speakers, presents a picture of the diversity reflected in our music collections as reflected in an analysis of Library of Congress name headings for composers of color and OCLC WorldCat’s holdings of musical compositions by people of color, an examination of the diversity reflected in collected works editions and monuments of music, and the diversity-related parameters in music score approval plans for libraries. Michael Duffy will present a study of composers listed in a crowdsourced database of composers of color coordinated by composer Rob Deemer, identifying the corresponding Library of Congress name headings as applicable, and noting how many bibliographic records for scores are listed, and how many libraries hold the most widely-held score upon searching their names in WorldCat. Amy Edmonds will present a study of collected works of composers, noting holdings in libraries and highlighting the underrepresentation of the collected works of composers of color and women composers. Stephanie Bonjack will discuss approval plans by major music score vendors and the degree to which these plans take into account composers from underrepresented groups.

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Stephanie Bonjack

Head, Howard B. Waltz Music Library, University of Colorado Boulder
Stephanie Bonjack is the Head of the Howard B. Waltz Music Library at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also the liaison to the Theatre & Dance department. She is active in both the Music Library Association and Theatre Library Association.

Amy Edmonds

Music and Media Librarian, Ball State University
Viola player, medievalist, rescuer / rehabber of cocker spaniels.  Fan of K-Pop, Dimash Kudaibergen, classic rock, opera, symphonic music, and I'll listen to anything once.  Send me a link to your favorites and I'll send you a link to mine!I grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of... Read More →
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Michael Duffy

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Michael J. Duffy IV is Fine Arts Librarian at Western Michigan University. He holds a master of library and information science degree from Dominican University, a master of music degree from Northwestern University, and a bachelor of music degree from Western Michigan University... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom EF
  Program Session
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/zTTERD