5.0638 Music Library Assoc. Clearinghous (MLAC) (1/97)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 2 Feb 1992 20:54:18 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0638. Sunday, 2 Feb 1992.
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1992 11:28 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Clearinghouse for unpublished documents
From: A. Ralph Papakhian, Music Library (Co-Listowner for MLA-L@IUBVM)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-2970 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Library Association Clearinghouse (MLAC)
The MLAC will distribute information related to music librarianship.
The principle means of distribution will be in electronic form via
the MLA-L filelist stored at Indiana University, Bloomington at the
BITNET node known as IUBVM. Print distribution (charged at a cost
to recover costs of printing and postage) will also be available.
Any information of relevance to music librarianship will be considered
for distribution. Such information may include, but is not limited to:
a. reports, studies, bibliographies, analyses, etc. by any MLA
committee, subcommittee, roundtable, task force, etc.
b. reports, studies, bibliographies, analyses, etc. of any problems
or topics related to music librarianship.
Unless OTHERWISE stated, NO material distributed by the MLAC is
a. endorsed by the Music Library Association
b. subject to editorial scrutiny
c. subject to peer review
A disclaimer will be included in each document distributed,
except for those which have been previously published, in which
case the source of the document will be cited.
Procedures for submitting documents to MLAC:
a. Preferred procedure. Send the document in ASCII (DOS, TEXT)
format to the MLAC coordinator either via BITNET as a file, or as
as an e-mail message.
b. Secondary procedure. Send the document in ACSII (DOS, TEXT)
format to the MLAC coordinator on diskette.
c. Tertiary procedure. Send the document in printed form to the
MLAC coordinator. Such documents will only be available for
redistribution in photocopy form, and not via electronic distribution.
Procedures for retrieving documents:
a. All electronically stored documents can be retrieved from the
MLA-L FILELIST utilising the regular LISTSERV commands.
b. Printed copies of documents can be obtained at costs covering at
least printing and mailing (requests, with checks made out to MLA, should
be submitted to the MLAC coordinator). These costs will be noted
in announcements, and will be based on average printing and postage costs
for documents within certain page parameters.
Listing of documents:
Documents available via the MLAC will be recorded in the MLA-L
FILELIST. This list will, of course, be available via regular
LISTSERV commands. Versions of the list will also periodically
be published in the MLA Newsletter as needed.
MLAC is intended to serve, minimally, as means for distributing
information of relevance to music librarianship that is not
otherwise being distributed currently. This can include
a variety of MLA committee and roundtable activity as well as
informal studies conducted by music librarians that will not
otherwise be polished for publication--studies could also include
papers prepared by librarianship students. Basically, anything
of relevance to music librarianship will be considered with the
disclaimer noted above. Maximally, MLAC could also be considered
as a means for storing and distributing all information of relevance
to music librarianship. This maximalist possibility is potentially
beyond the resources available currently. But that would only
become a question should MLAC move in the maximalist direction.
Right now, I think it will be interesting if we can even get the
minimalist possibility operating.
In the maximalist scenario, published documentation could also
be transferred in electronic form for MLAC re-distribution.
As you all know, the problems of electronic distribution of
referreed material is now in a state of flux, and solutions are
yet to be found. But they will have to be found soon.