Discovering Music: Small-Scale, Web-Scale, Facets, and Beyond

Rebecca Belford, Tracey Snyder, Kevin M. Randall

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In this presentation, two music librarians addressed the issues related to the discovery of library music resources. Rebecca Belford talked about the Music Library Association's "Music Discovery Requirements" (MLA MDR) document, and how it applies to some contexts. Tracey Snyder then described the incorporation of MLA MDR into the development of a specific discovery interface. The presenters identified some of the challenges characteristic of music resources and ways in which those challenges may be met, reasoning that a tool capable of handling music will be capable of handling most things in a general collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-181
Number of pages8
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Blacklight
  • Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
  • Music Library Association Music Discovery Requirements (MLA MDR)
  • library discovery tools
  • music resource discovery
  • online public access catalog (OPAC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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