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Music Library Resources at Case

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Jacey Kepich

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Music Library Resources at Case: Introduction

The resources for the research and study of music exist in three places at Case:

  • The Kulas Music Collection, located on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library
  • Online resources provided by Kelvin Smith Library
  • Collections of OhioLINK libraries, of which Case is a member library

Kulas collections are open to all members of the Case community. Books on music, CDs, DVDs, and musical scores - excepting reference items - circulate in a manner similar to the collections in Kelvin Smith Library. All materials held by the library are listed in Case's online library catalog.

Holdings mirror the curricula of the music degree programs at Case and the research interests of the music faculty. In broad terms these include: history of music, musicology, historical performance practice, music education, and popular music.

Online resources related to music include online journals and books, reference works in music, indexes to the literature of music, and streaming audio databases.

The collections of the member libraries of OhioLINK, searchable via the OhioLINK online catalog, greatly expand and enhance our local resources. Particular note should be made of the score collections.

The Robinson Music Library at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is an additional resource available to CWRU music majors and MFA students in dance. Semester borrowing is also available for CWRU music and dance faculty. Other members of the Case community should rely on Kulas collections and OhioLINK. Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music have a long established joint music program and Kulas Music Library both supports the joint program as well as coordinates resources with the Robinson Music Library.‚Äč

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