Directory of South African Music Collections

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Date: July-September 2014
From: Fontes Artis Musicae(Vol. 61, Issue 3)
Publisher: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
Document Type: Website overview
Length: 601 words
Lexile Measure: 1290L

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Directory of South African Music Collections http://libguides.sun.ac.za /SAMusicCollections. By Santie de Jongh. Stellenbosch, South Africa: Stellenbosch University, viewed 21 April 2014.

This new online publication by Santie de Jongh of Stellenbosch University represents the culmination of a number of years of research as part of her Masters degree, funded by the South African Music Archive Project. The directory contains an estimated six hundred entries listed under thirty-six collections throughout South Africa and is updated regularly. According to De Jongh, the directory will grow as new collections are discovered and consequently added to the list; even in its current state, however, the directory is a highly valuable and much needed tool in South African music research.

Many of the South African music collections included in the directory are well known and often used. By themselves, therefore, they would seem to offer little to contribute to the project, but the ease by...

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