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last updated: 9/10/2012

IU Cook Music Library: Fact Sheet

 

Facility

  • Dedicated November 1995. Occupied January 1996. Architect: CRSS of Houston
  • William Cook: Founder of Cook, Inc., world's largest privately-held medical technology company
  • 55,000 square feet on 4 floors (3 public, 1 staff-only) ; seating for 375
  • Features: automated mobile compact shelving in closed and selected open stack areas; 3 seminar rooms (one w/24 seats, two w/12 seats) each with piano, computer workstation, audio/video playback equipment; self-serve open reserve system; computing instruction classroom (30 workstations w/MIDI keyboards); fire-resistant vault storage room with separately controlled/monitored HVAC system; conservation laboratory (to be furnished); soundproof distance-learning/ recording studio; employee lounge with kitchen.

Cataloged volumes/items on 10.5 miles of shelves (July 2011)

  • Books/Journals: 112,596
  • Scores: 155,617
  • Sound recordings: 165,701
  • Videos: 3,802
  • Microforms: 20,498
  • Performance parts: 241,818
  • Miscellaneous: 123
  • Total volumes/items (including uncataloged materials): 700,155

Current periodical subscriptions (journals, annuals, biennials): 532


Usage (calendar year 2011)

  • Items charged: 191,674
  • Items renewed: 34,601
  • Items browsed: 56,555
  • VARIATIONS player launches: 224,570
Personnel

  • 6 Librarians (director, collection development, copyright, cataloging (3).
  • 2.5 Professional Staff (public services, acquisitions, digital technology).
  • 6 FTE Support Staff (public services (3), cataloging (2), performing ensembles division supervisor)
  • 10.5 (ca.) FTE circulation assistants.

Music Library distributed computing cluster (public workstations: link to equipment specifications, applications, locations)


A-V equipment

  • CD players
  • Audiocassette players
  • DAT players
  • Reel-tape players
  • Turntables
  • VHS players
  • DVD player
  • LaserDisc players 
  • Microform reader/printer
  • Microfilm readers
  • Microfiche/card readers




last updated: 9/10/2012