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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

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 J. Duffy IV (he/him -- Mike))

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Please call me Mike!  I am library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing... 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