Because music publishing and distribution are largely outside the network of publishers and vendors that libraries use to acquire most of their monographs, there are many inherent difficulties faced by librarians and library staff whose jobs include the acquisition of printed or recorded music. Because of the international nature of the music publishing industry, libraries must often acquire their music stock from many countries and in multiple languages. Library Acquisition of Music is a how-to guide that addresses these issues and provides answers on where and how to acquire these materials.
R. Michael Fling is a music collection development librarian at the Indiana University School of Music. He is the author of Musical Memorials for Musicians: A Guide to Selected Compositions (Scarecrow, 2001).
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. Printed Music Publishing Chapter 4 3. Recorded Music Publishing Chapter 5 4. Music Publishers' Numbers Chapter 6 5. Vendors Chapter 7 6. Preorder Searching Chapter 8 7. Preorder Verification Chapter 9 8. The Ordering Process Chapter 10 9. Secondhand and Out-of-Print Music Chapter 11 10. Miscellanea Chapter 12 Glossary Chapter 13 Selected Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author