Session/Séance 7a: CAML. Saturday/samedi 27 May 2017. 9:00AM - 10:30AM, EJB 130.
Chair: JAMES MASON (University of Toronto)
1. Toronto Public Library’s Local Music Collection and Make Some Noise Event Series as Community Builder in Toronto’s Independent Music Scene
Helena Dong / Michael Warner, Toronto Public Library
The Local Music collection was established by the Toronto Public Library in 2006 to promote and document Toronto’s internationally recognized independent music scene and to provide free and ready access to recordings produced by the scene’s exciting, diverse and innovative artists. The Local Music collection challenged perceptions about the library, encouraging the city’s independent music community to see the library as responsive and relevant with valuable resources and materials, as well as a key cultural institution with an important role to play in promoting the music industry and facilitating connections between the artists, industry professionals, and music fans. The Make Some Noise event series is an ongoing suite of free concerts and workshops that promotes the Local Music collection and provides opportunities for fans and aspiring musicians to connect to and learn from practitioners in the community, including musicians, video artists, journalists, and music industry professionals. Together, the Local Music collection and the Make Some Noise event series tells the story of Toronto’s independent music community by preserving and providing access to its creative output and building connections within the community so that music lovers have opportunities to participate meaningfully in the scene.
2. Music Lives Here
Laura Lukasik / Melanie Southern, Hamilton Public Library
Music continues to be an integral part of Hamilton Public Library’s programs and collections. Tothat end, HPL developed a music strategy in 2016 that was written in parallel with the City of Hamilton’s strategy and outlines goals to strengthen the local music industry, increasing access to music experiences and more. This session will provide an overview of music at HPL, focussing on programming as well as the importance of community partnerships, contributing to the City’s economic development and the role archives can play. Perspectives from library staff and a music promoter will be provided.
3. Local Music Collecting in Memory Institutions: A Qualitative Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis of the Literature
Carolyn Doi, University of Saskatchewan
This qualitative systematic review compares findnigs from the literature on local music collecting in memory institutions such as libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centres. Practices to preserve, collect and provide access to these collections vary, but evidence shows that local music is valued for documenting local histories, culture, and communities. Using content analysis, this review compares constructs within and across the core literature, providing insight into past and current practices related to collection development, management, and access to local music collections. This presentation will discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and scope of the literature. Findings show evidence of breadth and depth of local music collections, as well as potential areas for growth and innovation related to professional practice. Innovations related to digital projects and new publishing models for music are identified, as well as best practices for conducting qualitative systematic reviews and content analysis for LIS research in music.