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How to search for documents from the HAMU library collection

How to search for documents from the HAMU library collection

The HAMU library collection contains:
more than 14 000 books on music and related music magazines
more than
3 000 graduate works
more than
75 000 examples of sheet music (scores, arrangements etc.)
more than 17 000 LP records
more than 4 000 CDs

240 DVDs
30 videocassettes

The Library collections are gradually being processed on an electronic catalogue. This takes a long time and involves a great deal of work. It should be remembered that not all items of sheet music have been processed on the electronic catalogue and that you will have to use the card catalogues to look for those that can’t be found on computer. Many records in the electronic catalogue also contain only basic data.

What, where and how to search:

1. In the electronic catalogue CARMEN
Use the web access, which can be permanently accessed from any point, including from outside the library.

In a single base the electronic catalogue contains records of:
- books: the whole collection has already been processed
there are complete records of books acquired since 1993
- scores: acquired since 1993 (complete records)
there are also records of older sheet music, approximately 55% of the whole collection (the drawers are indicated in the library)
- graduate works: the whole collection has been processed
- CDs: the whole collection has been processed
- LP records: only archive records, although with data on interpreters

Theses are available
a) printed only in the library according to applicable regulations
b) since 2006 in a digital repository system, DSpace at AMU (often including full versions).

2. In standard card catalogues (if you haven’t been able to find what you want in the electronic catalogue):

Books: by author or by the subject shelf-mark (a list of these is printed in the library)
Sheet music: by author or by combinations of instruments
LP records: by author or by musical form/type
CDs : only in the electronic catalogue



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