Filipiniana and Special Collections
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), sound recordings, newspaper clippings, souvenir programs, ephemeral materials, pamphlets, research works, theses, and dissertations serving as a reference library to music and non-music faculty and students. The collection has a separate section in the library.
Among the notable documents in the special collections are: Filipino composers and the College resident performing groups' individual files; band, orchestral, vocal, and instrumental scores; miniature orchestral scores; clipped newspaper and periodical articles on music; and other archival materials, e.g. anniversary programs, program notes, recital programs, and biographies/photographs of distinguished alumni, e.g., Prof. Nicanor Abelardo, Prof. Aurelio Estanislao, et al.
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The College of Music Library is at the Ground Floor of Abelardo Hall located at the corner of Osmeña and Magsaysay Avenues in 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, WebOPAC, photocopying, bibliography & indexing, database searching, indexes searching, current awareness services, document delivery, scanning, interlibrary loan, referrals, library orientation & tour, and online library instruction.
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon; 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
The library is closed during the summer break.
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.
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.
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.
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
Proposed expansion of the library and digitization of Filipiniana music sheets and open reel tapes.
FLORINDA S. SANTOS
College of Music Library
Ground Floor, Abelardo Hall
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: (632)981 8500 loc. 2634
Fax: (632)929 6963