Aboutlisa Hooper is head of Media Services at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, where she works to build inclusive collections and provide equitable access to research materials and methods with a focus in music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary film. Her research focuses in collection development issues for music and film.
Work Shared in CORE
Other Publications“Cross-cultural communication, music as,” “Guilds & unions,” “Troubadour” and “Synaesthesia.” Music int he Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, edited by Bill Thompson. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2014.
“Institutional(izing) Archives: Trends of Cultural and Historical Authoring in the Development of Archival Theory.” Indiana Libraries (2008) 27/3.
“Interview with Nathan Gunn.” SSUSA Newsletter, Schubert Society of the USA (2006) 4/3.
“The Art of Crafting Music Score Approval Plans: An Ongoing Process.” Collection Management (2016) 41/4: 228-235.
“Preface.” Doppel-Quartett No. 1 d-Moll fur 4 Violinen, 2 Violen und 2 Violoncelli, op. 65 by Louis Spohr. Munich: Musikproduktion Hoflich, 2009.
“Under the Influence: Schubert and Public Expectation.” SSUSA Newsletter, Schubert Society of the USA (2006) 4/3.
“Underwriting History: The Role of Sound Recording Collectors in Shaping the Historical Record.” Journal of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (Spring 2011) 42/1: 43-49.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
October 11, 2019
Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association annual meeting
Panel discussion with Holling Smith-Borne, Guy Leach, and Peter Shirts (moderator)
Title: Should Libraries Collection CDs?
In 2019 in the U.S. most people seem to prefer free or subscription online streaming services for their audio listening over physical collections in libraries. However, because of how streaming music is licensed, libraries are mostly shut out of the streaming music economy, even if they wanted to join. As a result, music library circulation for physical media of audio recordings continues to fall. This panel brings together music and media librarians from three institutions in the Southeastern U.S. that have historically collected extensively in physical media and asks questions about the current state of physical media collection and possible paths forward, including collection strategies, preservation issues, the use of interlibrary loan, vinyl collections, and education. Time at the session end will be dedicated to questions from the audience.
MembershipsMusic Library Association
American Libraries Association