Member Favorite Research Tools & Tips: Collection Development

Music Books & Scores

  • Bayne, Pauline, et al. A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Books. 2d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1983.
  • Davis, Elizabeth.  A basic music library: essential scores and sound recordings.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1999.
  • Fling, R. Michael. Guide to Developing a Music Collection. (ALCTS Collection Dvelopment Guides, 14). Chicago, American Library Association, 2008.
  •  Fling, R. Michael. Library Acquisition of Music. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press; Music Library Association, 2004.
  • Maple, Amanda, and Jean Morrow.   Guide to Writing Collection Development Policies for Music. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press; Music Library Association, 2001.
  • Sampsel, Laurie.  Music Research: A Handbook. 2d ed. NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Music Recordings
Classical Music Recordings

  • Fanfare Magazine– contains detailed reviews of each recording. Watch for the yearly “Want List” issue in December where reviewers select their favorite recordings of the year.
  • CD Hot List– reviewed and rated classical, jazz, and world music recordings.
  • Arkiv Music New Releases– browse new releases by composer, conductor, ensemble, performer, opera, or label.
  • GIA Publications–great for sacred music recordings and music education recordings and DVDs.

Indy Popular Music Scene

Local Music Scene
Sources for your local music scene will vary. Here are some examples from the Seattle area music scene.

World Music Recordings

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