Promoting music library resources -- with mixed results

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2014-11
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Crenshaw, Clayton E.
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This article reports the results of efforts to promote music library resources. Selected new books and CD recordings were promoted using a service desk display. Circulation statistics for those items were compared with other new items that were not promoted. The display proved to be very effective. Two literature databases and two audio databases were also promoted using multiple methods. Usage statistics from the promotion period were then compared with those for the previous two academic years. A slight increase in use was observed for one database, while overall usage declined for the other three.

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Music, Reference, Library Resources
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Crenshaw, Clayton E. "Promoting music library resources -- with mixed results." Music Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 17, issue 4 (2014)