With an innovative use of the Music Conspectus, the Hong Kong Baptist University Library conducted a score collection assessment to identify not only the strengths and weaknesses of the collection, but also problems with the choice of score publishers and formats arisen in the acquisitions process. Because of its flexible application, this modified Music Conspectus can be easily adopted by libraries of all sizes and libraries that use any classification system. This article provides detailed description of the techniques used and highlights findings, benefits received and actions done following the project.
music conspectus, collection assessment, collection management, collection analysis
Source Publication Title
Notes, Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Music Library Association
Lai, Katie. "A revival of the music conspectus: A multi-dimensional assessment for the score collection." Notes, Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 66.3 (2010): 503-518.