Does it matter whether your users prefer Mozart to Madonna? the Beatles to Beethoven? While these questions are far from novel to the library profession, rarely does their significance extend beyond the arena of policy debate. In leisurely and thoughtful prose, Sanna Talja raises the discourse to a higher level, inviting us to witness the evolution of music collections in public libraries.
Sanna Talja works as a researcher on the Academy of Finland's Research Programme in Media Culture.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Official Music Library Policy Statements Chapter 4 Chapter 2 The Interpretative Repertoires of the Music Library Chapter 5 Chapter 3 The Common Culture Repertoire Chapter 6 Chapter 4 The Consumer Culuture Repertoire Chapter 7 Chapter 5 The Mosaic Culture Repertoire Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Appendix User Interviews Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author