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APPENDIX 1: MUSIC REFERENCE GROUP FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS

 

Driving forces 

Restraining forces 

  • Sharing of resources needs to be supported
  •  Need to identify collection overlaps and gaps in the national distributed collection
  • Need for directory information e.g. Conspectus
  •  Need for specialist directories derived from Conspectus data
  • Need for large scale Internet access by individual users
  • Need searchable access to music collections via the Internet to various databases
  • Need to develop an agreed strategy for centralised/distributed database creation and access
  • Need for longer term collection building
  • Preservation
  • Need to get people/institutions to see themselves as part of the bigger picture
  • Need to engage collecting bodies to see themselves as part of the distributed national collection
  •  Need to address the shift from centralised to distributed collection
  • Interlibrary loan arrangements
  • Opportunities presented by electronic access and related challenges
  • Opportunities to develop regional arrangement for cooperation
  • Interface between music librarians and wider community of users

 

  • Ad hoc collecting
  • Lack of knowledge of other collections
  • Problem of accessing collections
  • Items not catalogued
  • Items not for loan
  • Local dynamics
  • Special needs, formats, access arrangements not easily affordable by sector
  • Structures based on self sufficiency rather than collaboration
  • Tension between cataloguing for national collection and end user immediate service
  • Difficult to know who is collecting and what is being collected.
  •  Allocation of funds between long term and short term demand
  • Balancing of action between local and national demand
  • Copyright
  • In print/availability of information held by publishers difficult to access from libraries
  • Lots of structures to work with under utilised
  • Insufficient cross-sectoral networking
  • Insufficient incentive for collaboration with others
  • Professional associations not resourced to lead national cooperative ventures
  • Prospect of shortage of music librarians due to nexus between training and employment opportunities 

 

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