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Music Deselection Fall 2016: Email to Faculty

Letter to Faculty

The goal of this project is to assure relevancy and to make room for new resources. We identified 1,685 music titles that have been a part of our collection at least 10 years and had no checkouts or tracked internal use for more than 10 years. Last spring these items were reviewed by our music faculty and 707 volumes were chosen for retention. We are now inviting all faculty to review the remaining 978 titles.

These titles fall into the following areas: M (instrumental and vocal music as well as miscellaneous collections and unidentified compositions), ML (literature on music including history and criticism, bibliography and the philosophical and societal aspects of music) and MT (instruction and study of music). For more detail regarding these categories please click here.  

You can find a list of the candidates and other criteria for the project at: or view the items in the Technical Services Suite, (004) in the lower level of the James B. Duke Library from 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday. If you would like us to retain one or more titles please send that list to me or you may check the item out. You will have until Friday, November 4th to review the candidates.

If you have any additional questions please email Caroline Mills or call 864.294.2264.

We appreciate your help in making sure our collection remains useful to you and our students!




Caroline Mills, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Collection Services

Furman University