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The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.

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Saturday, June 8 • 10:40am - 11:40am
Discovering Music: Small-Scale, Web-Scale, Facets, and Beyond

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Many libraries are implementing or developing web-scale discovery interfaces or other faceted browsing interfaces. There is exciting potential for new discovery interfaces to ease the difficulties users face when searching for music materials. However, the specialized discovery needs arising from unique characteristics of music materials are often overlooked. This session will examine how to meet the special demands for music discovery while improving access to materials that pose similar challenges, such as law, literature and religious studies, and video collections. The session will provide an overview of the topic, based on the Music Library Association’s Music Discovery Requirements document, and explore aspects of music discovery as realized through specific interfaces.

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Rebecca Belford

Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian, University at Buffalo
Rebecca Belford is Music Cataloger/Reference Librarian at the University at Buffalo, where she also teaches an annual course in music cataloging in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her activities with the Emerging Technologies and Services Committee of the Music Library Association and the Music OCLC Users group have allowed her to pursue an interest in analyzing and enhancing music access in discovery interfaces. She holds an... Read More →
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Tracey Snyder

Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Assistant Music Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions in the music department. In her previous position as music cataloger at the University of Chicago, she designed and conducted a study of music materials in a faceted catalog (the library’s implementation of AquaBrowser), the findings of which were... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Niagara 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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