Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00073866/00011
 Material Information
Title: George A. Smathers Libraries information leaflets
Series Title: Music Library
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: George A. Smathers Libraries
Affiliation: University of Florida -- George A. Smathers Libraries
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Floria
Publication Date: 2002
Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00073866
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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Music Library


ver the last half-century, the Music
Library has grown from a "backroom"
listening and score facility within the
Department of Music to its current collection
of over 27,000 monographs and periodicals,
12,500 scores, and 17,000 recordings (laser
and compact discs, 33 1/3rpm records,
cassettes, videos, and DVDs). The Music
Library is a branch library within the
Humanities and Social Sciences Services
Department of the George A. Smathers
Libraries. It supports the educational and
research needs of the faculty, students, and
staff of the School of Music, as well as those in
related areas such as musical theatre, the

humanities, anthropology, English, speech and
journalism. The library is housed on the
second floor of the School of Music building.
The School of Music offers degrees at the
undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.
Programs offered by the school include music
education, music history/literature, theory,
composition, performance, conducting, sacred
music and combination with an outside field.
Working in close harmony with members of the
music faculty, the library strives to support each
of these programs as well as scholarship at the
research level. Every effort is made to anticipate
user needs, but due to limited funding and severe
space restraints, it is not possible to
purchase and house every source within the
Music Library. Fortunately, the
library is able to utilize shelving
areas in other parts of the
Library system. For example,
there is an excellent storage and
retrieval program in place, and
most items are available for
patron use within 24 hours of
their request.

UF patrons also make use of the
inter-library loan services to acquire
material not owned by the Library.
The Music Library's Web page,
features links to key research databases,
indexes and electronic journals as well as
information about the library and its staff.

Professor Art Jennings, left,
with donor Eugene E. Grissom,
Professor Emeritus of Art.

The Music Library is funded primarily
by the George A. Smathers Libraries;
however, special funds and gifts are
acquired through the School of Music lab
fees and through generous donors. Most
donor gifts are one-time collections, e.g.,
books, journal runs, scores, recordings,
videos and DVDs. There are currently two
ongoing and self-sustaining endowment
funds. The first is the A. Didier Graeffe
fund which is used to purchase contempo-
rary music sources. The other fund was
established by Professor Emeritus of Art
Eugene E. Grissom for the purchase of
trombone music and recordings.
For further information on supporting
the Music Library, contact Sandra Melching,
director of development, at (352) 392-0342.

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For more information on the Music Library

Robena Eng Cornwell
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117900
Gainesville, FL 32611-7900
(352) 392-6678
email: robcorn@mail.uflib.ufl.edu

Music Library Web site:


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