UP College of Music Library

MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC LIBARY

The College of Music Library pursues a program that aside from gearing its activities and services in consonance with the objectives of the school of which it is a part, it includes the following points:

1) To develop its reference and bibliographical collection of music research works;

2) To build an adequate sound video recording collection for listening and study purposes;

3) To encourage Filipino composers to make their works available through publication or other means so that Philippine music and musical thought will be widely known;

4) To build a satisfactory collection of Asiatic music for purposes of study, research and understanding;

5) To cooperate with the study or work programs of the various departments of the College.

Thus, its basic function is to provide support to the instructional, research, and extension services of the College of Music.

 

The Conservatory of Music was created as one of the units of the University of the Philippines by Republic Act 2623 on February 4, 1916. It opened on September 4, 1916. From that time until the latter part of 1924, there was no music library to speak of. It was not until about 1925 when the UP Conservatory of Music Library was first organized. The growth and development of the library was rudely interrupted by World War II. The biggest push to the growth of the library was made in 1954 when the U.P. Board of Regents recommended for its rehabilitation. The re-organization of the library was undertaken by its newly appointed librarian, Professor and Former Dean Ruby K. Mangahas. The Conservatory of Music was elevated to the stature of a College in August 1968.

LOCATION

The College of Music Library is at the Ground Floor of Abelardo Hall located at the corner of Osmena and Magsaysay Avenues in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. The library operates on a semi-closed shelf system wherein only faculty members, currently enrolled graduate and doctoral students of the University are allowed to enter the stack area which houses the Filipiniana, serial, and special collections. Undergraduate students are serviced through the charging desk.

 

The library offers circulation, reserve, reference, reader’s advisory service and dubbing service during the regular service hours. Other services offered are internet access, photocopying, current awareness, scanning, printing, interlibrary loan, referrals, and library orientation tour.

PERSONNEL

The Music Library’s working force includes four library staff: one professional librarian and three support staff. The Library was ably supported by part-time staff which included 8 practicum students/on-the-job- trainees from the School of Library and Information Studies who did an important aspect of archival work, e.g., restoration of original Filipino manuscripts of well-known Filipino composers, e.g. Nicanor Abelardo and Antonio Molina.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

The Library has a well-equipped listening room. Found in the listening room are the audio-visual equipment, e.g. dubbing machine components, compact disc players, audio cassette recorders, VHS player, VCD player, DVD player, and television sets. The listening room also houses a good working collection of sound and video recordings, e.g. compact discs, recording of students’ recitals, concerts of visiting foreign and local artists in audio cassettes, and other published audio recordings in phonorecords ranging from the traditional (ethnic) to jazz and musicals as well. It houses also some video compact discs, digital video discs, open-reel, VHS, teaching aids and other materials for the use of music education classes

FILIPINIANA AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

A very strong feature of the library is its vast collection of a well-organized Filipiniana materials and a special collection of ethnomusicology consisting of books, scores (manuscripts and published) of well-known Filipino composers, research works, theses, dissertations, clipped newspaper and periodical articles on music, the College resident performing groups’ individual files, souvenir programs and archival materials. The section serves as a reference library to music and non-music faculty and students.

RESERVE COLLECTION

The Reserve collection consists of textbooks and collateral reading materials recommended by faculty members as required readings for the music courses. The books are on closed shelves and maybe borrowed for two hours. With proper reservation, they are allowed for overnight use.

REFERENCE COLLECTION

General reference books include atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indices. Reference materials also include dictionaries and handbooks on music and dance.

CIRCULATION SECTION

Freely accessible circulation books are arranged according to their call numbers in the shelves found in the Reading Area of the library.

SERIALS COLLECTION

The Serials Collection includes foreign journals on music and dance

Activities:

1. Digitization of Audio Recordings particularly those in open-reel. These include students’ recitals and performances of local and foreign artists held at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium during the 70s. This project is in coordination with the UP Center for Ethnomusicology.

2. Restoration and digitization of original Filipino manuscripts. The project started on July 24, 2012 thru a research grant from UP-OVCRD. Dr. Jose Buenconsejo, Dean of the College of Music spearheaded the project in consultation and coordination with SLIS faculty: Professor Johann Frederick Cabbab and Prof. Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab. Restoration Part 1 and Part 2

SERVICES OFFERED

The library operates on a semi-closed shelf system wherein only faculty members, currently enrolled graduate and doctoral students of the University are allowed to enter the stack area which houses the Filipiniana, serial and special collections. Undergraduate students are serviced through the charging desk. The library offers circulation, reserve, reference, reader's advisory service and dubbing service during the regular service hours. Other services offered are internet access, WebOPAC, photocopying, bibliography & indexing, database searching, indexes searching, current awareness services, document delivery, scanning, interlibrary loan, referrals, library orientation & tour, and online library instruction.

GENERAL STATISTICS

The College has a total of 397 enrolled students for the First Semester of Academic Year 2011-2012. Its population consists also of 40 full time faculty members and 37 lecturers; 14 administrative staff, 3 REPS, and 4 library staff. Average number of users daily is 103.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

The library has a well equipped listening room which also serves as a viewing room for some music classes. Found in the listening room are the audio-visual equipment, e.g., dubbing machine components (7); compact disc players (8); audio cassette recorders (12); vhs player (1); vcd player (1); dvd player (1); and television sets (2). The listening room also houses a good working collection of sound and video recordings, e.g., compact discs, audio cassettes of recital programs, phonorecords, cd-roms , video compact dics, digital video discs, video home system , and other teaching aids/materials for use in the music education classes. Sound and video recordings are for listening room use only. However, faculty members of the college can borrow these materials for classroom use. Music students are given priority in the use of the listening room. Dubbing service for music students is accepted without charging any fee. However, non-music students and non-UP researchers may avail of the dubbing service for a fee subject to the rules and regulations of the library.

TECHNICAL SERVICES (Organization, Acquisition, Budget sources, and allocation)

The library acquires its materials thru purchase and gifts or donations. The fund for the purchase of print and non-print materials come from the Library Book Fund. Other sources of fund are: Library Trust Fund, College Extension Program Fund, and the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) of the College. The materials are organized or classified according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme.

OTHER INFORMATION

Proposed expansion of the library and digitization of Filipiniana music sheets and open reel tapes.