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Periodical Use in a University Music Library: A Citation Study of Theses and Dissertations Submitted to the Indiana University School of Music from 1975-1980
Serials Librarian (1983)
  • Richard Griscom, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract

In an effort to measure in-house use of music periodicals, a citation study based on bibliographies in theses and dissertations was conducted at the Indiana University Music Library. A total of 256 titles were cited, but only 30% were cited more than once. While the periodical literature cited by musicologists has a low rate of obsolescence, the periodicals cited by theorists and educators becomes obsolete at a rapid rate, making the rate of obsolescence for the field as a whole, fairly high, unlike other subject areas in the humanities.

Publication Date
Spring 1983
Publisher Statement
Published in Serials Librarian, vol. 7, no. 3 (spring 1983): 35-52.
Citation Information
Richard Griscom. "Periodical Use in a University Music Library: A Citation Study of Theses and Dissertations Submitted to the Indiana University School of Music from 1975-1980" Serials Librarian Vol. 7 Iss. 3 (1983)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_griscom/7/