RESEARCH MANUAL

MUSIC IN AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL STUDIES

This is an electronic book publication in progress by Robyn Holmes & Jeff Brownrigg © 1999. The following is an overview of chapter headings:

LOCATING SOURCES AND REFERENCES

TYPES OF COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS
Institutions
Societies and Organisations
Private
Commercial and other sources
Venues
INTELLECTUAL ORGANISATION OF TYPES OF MATERIALS
Sound recordings
Oral history
Moving image (film, video, multimedia)
Pictorial
Books and other published materials
Newspapers and Journals
Ephemera
Manuscripts
Printed music
Unpublished materials
Musical Instruments
Artefacts
Other material
SEARCHING STRATEGIES
Electronic searching
Using Finding Aids:
- web, databases
- guides, handbooks and indexes,
- bibliographies and directories
- commercial records and correspondence files
- organisations' and societies' records and publications
Lateral thinking, creativity and imagination
Networking (electronic and traditional dialogue)
RESEARCH PROTOCOLS
Intellectual property
- copyright
- ethics
- sensitivities to collectors researchers and families

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

RESEARCH PROCEDURES
Questions and strategies for research Establishing the research framework and tasks Identifying and organising research materials
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
Handling primary sources
- manuscript (correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks etc)
- unpublished materials
- musical scores
Using printed sources
- books and journals
- newspapers and pamphlets
- publishers' and commercial catalogues
- public records
- ephemera
- printed music
- unpublished, eg theses
Handling non-written sources
- sound recordings (including broadcasts)
- moving image (film, video, multi-media)
- pictorial
- musical instruments
- other artefacts
Oral sources
- collecting oral history
- field work
- interviewing techniques

ISSUES IN INTERPRETATION

ORAL HISTORY: interpretation and analysis

PUBLISHED MUSIC CRITICISM: newspapers, journals, memoirs and other sources

USING SCRAPBOOKS, DIARIES and CORRESPONDENCE

KNOWING THE MUSICAL SCORE

UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL COMMUNITY and CONTEXT

USING SOUND, IMAGE and MOVING IMAGE

AUDIENCES, VENUES and OTHER CONTEXTS

RESEARCH OUTCOMES

APPROACHES

TYPES OF PRESENTATION

MUSIC EDITING

ANALYSIS AND CRITICISM

OWNERSHIP OF RESEARCH


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