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Popular music compact discs

Introduction

As part of arguably the largest popular music collection in an academic setting, the MLSRA’s CD collection includes a variety of popular music styles, including reggae, rap, rock, popular, country, jungle music, soca, ska, filk, world beat, and emo (see Glossary for definitions), along with many other styles. The collection also includes motion picture soundtrack music, musicals, and spoken recordings, including comedy, poetry, speeches, and radio shows.

The MLSRA has a well-established history of cataloguing popular sound recordings since Machine-Readable Cataloguing (MARC) records began in the late 1970s. At that time LPs were the principal format catalogued at BGSU; however, the MLSRA also began ...

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