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A Core Literature for Music Bibliography: David Fenske

The course's current state reflects changes over the last ten years. Documentation techniques have declined in importance. The importance of computer-based systems has increased. In 1975, OCLC was useful for music books but not scores or sound recordings, RUN and other networks did not exist, local on-line systems weren't a prevalent option, and Dialog or similar systems either did not exist or were of no importance to music. The importance of the literature search has expanded beyond the local collection and its reference shelf. Finally, the reference sources themselves have changed, new sources have replaced some standard ones and new standard sources have emerged. We take it as our mission to create an information literate graduate: to prepare them for the future as best we can see it.