Managing Performing Arts Collections in Academic and Public Libraries

This professional reference offers advice to academic and public librarians for managing performing-arts collections. It is divided into sections on the history of performing-arts librarianship; dance collections; film studies; music; and theatre. Each chapter presents current information on collection management, and also discusses personnel management, collection development, technical services, public services, the impact of technology, facilities management, financial planning and political considerations. The volume includes references and a selected, annotated bibliography of background sources and management tools.