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Thursday, February 21 • 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Start Local, Broadcast Global: Building Connections with Local Music Collections

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Local music collections inform national histories, represent the musical diversity of our communities, and provide evidence of musical and social developments. This presentation discusses efforts to connect local music collections beyond the walls of the library – through outreach, marketing, research, and online platforms - and invites consideration of their significance to regional, national and international audiences.
Sara Outhier (University of North Texas) discusses the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT), an ongoing initiative to collect, preserve, and provide access to music that originates from Texas with an emphasis on music from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton metropolitan area. LIMIT brings together Texas music from all genres and time periods, both commercially released and unreleased. Now entering its third year, LIMIT is transitioning from the exploratory phase to actively seeking donors and collaborators. This presentation will focus on methods for connecting with donors and the local community through marketing, outreach, and programming and the next steps for LIMIT.
Sean Luyk (University of Alberta) provides an overview of current research from the Sounds of Home local music research project, including a summary and analysis of the findings of an online questionnaire distributed in 2018, initial findings from interviews conducted with local music collectors, and current experimentation with geovisualization methods to map local music collections (this portion of the presentation completed by Carolyn Doi and Sara Rutley, University of Saskatchewan).


Sarah Rutley

Data, GIS & Government Publications Librarian, University of Saskatchewan
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Sean Luyk

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Alberta Library
Sean is a Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Alberta Library. I'm interested in institutional repositories, media preservation, and the digital humanities.
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Sara Outhier

Music Librarian for Digital & Audio Services, University of North Texas
Sara Outhier is the Music Librarian for Digital and Audio Services at the University of North Texas. She is the curator of the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas, and she is responsible for digital project planning and design and audiovisual collection development and management... Read More →
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Carolyn Doi

Associate Librarian, University of Saskatchewan

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom D
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