University of Rhode Island
University Library / Music Resource Center
Collection Development Guidelines
The Music Resource Center in Fine Arts primarily serves the information needs of Department of Music students and faculty. University Library serves the needs of the university and RI communities. The following guidelines will assist purchasing decisions for both facilities.
The Music Resource Center will collect material used for music courses. This includes, but is not limited to:
University Library will collect material to support music survey courses, faculty and student research, preservation of rare and archival material, information needs of the general public. This includes, but is not limited to:
Collecting periodicals will follow the same general guidelines as described above. Electronic subscriptions will be purchased by University Library and are available to the URI Community
Reserve material will be kept where it is most accessible to those who use it and decided upon by instructors. Whenever possible, items selected for reserve should remain in the location they are held. Personal material will be placed on reserve where it will be most used.
Requests by faculty for music and music related items acquired for the University Library are sent to the music selector, currently the Humanities Reference Librarian. Requests by faculty and students for items acquired for the Music Resource Center are sent to the Music Resource Center manager, currently the Music Facilities Coordinator. Each selector will order materials in addition to any requests at their own discretion following the guidelines above as their respective budgets allow.
Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
December through January, and May through August: by appointment only.
Resource Center: 401.874.5470
F.A. Center Room A104: 401.874.5584
Gerry Heroux, Music Facilities Coordinator and Resource Center Manager