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Publisher Description

It would be in the interest of music librarians and musicologists alike to study historical music collections in the context of the librarianship of those who have been keepers of the collections in the various stages of growth and use. Studying the use of historical collections can be particularly fruitful in the case of collections that started as private or semiprivate institutional libraries, but which later became freely accessible to the public without limitations of membership or commercial interest. An opportunity of such a study in historical librarianship is offered in the case of the Library of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, founded in 1771, the collections of which are presently part of a public music library. Some scholarly investigation has already focussed on selected periods in the history of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and its library--presently The Music and Theatre Library of Sweden (Musik- och teaterbiblioteket)--but a historical outline concerning acquisitions, staff, societal function, and bibliographical methods of the earliest period is still lacking. (2) The purpose of this article is to fill these lacunae to some extent, but also to make previous findings available to a non-Swedish reading scholarly community. (3)

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
July 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
26
Pages
PUBLISHER
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
SIZE
246.9
KB

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