Symphonies in the stacks : how libraries can aid in classical music’s revitalization
Classical music as an art form is as vibrant and engaging as ever, but it is steadily losing the ability to connect to the greater community. It is an industry like any other, and must keep itself relevant in order to remain afloat. Libraries have faced many of same challenges, but unlike the classical music world, they have had far more success in adapting to new technologies and adopting new models for operation. Classical music must learn to do the same, and collaboration with libraries is a fundamental first step in accomplishing this. This paper examines some of the ways collaboration is already taking place, and suggests ways it can further aid audience revitalization through providing access for the library community.
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