105 Baird Hall, Music Library
M.A., Musicology, University at Buffalo, 2008
M.L.S., University at Buffalo, 2007
A.B., Philosophy, Vassar College, 2001
Resources By Subject
Research / Service Area
My primary research interests are related to the current and future discoverability and access to music materials. These include assessment and enhancement of access to music-related material in library discovery tools, access and description of dissertations that include creative works, and description and preservation concerns of nontraditionally-notated music/mixed media works. Side interests include vintage music appreciation books and an ongoing/in-progress bibliography/works list of composer Mario Davidovsky.
Belford, Rebecca. "Evaluating Library Discovery Tools through a Music Lens." Library Resources & Technical Services 58, no. 1 (January 2014): 49-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.58n1.49 Those without a personal or institutional subscription may access via UB IR at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/24187
Newcomer, Nara L., Rebecca Belford, Deb Kulczak, Kimmy Szeto, Jennifer Matthews, and Misti Shaw. "Music Discovery Requirements: A Guide to Optimizing Interfaces." Notes 69 no. 3 (March 2013): 494-524. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/notes/v069/69.3.newcomer.html
Selected Presentations/Conference Proceedings
Belford, Rebecca, Tracey Snyder, and Kevin M. Randall. "Discovering Music: Small-Scale, Web-Scale, Facets and Beyond."Serials Librarian: From the Printed Page to the Digital Age 66, no. 1-4 (2014):174-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2014.880038
"A Swamp of Pseudonyms: The Expanding Authority Record of Livingston Gearhart." Lightning talk, Music OCLC Users Group annual conference, February 26, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia. (PPT)
"MOUG & WorldCat Local: Opportunities and Enhancement Recommendations for Music, 2008-2013." Music OCLC Users Group annual conference, February 27, 2013, San Jose, California. (PPT)
"Music Cataloging Education for the Future." Music Library Association annual conference, February 17, 2012, Dallas, Texas.
"Customizing VuFind at the UB Libraries." Lightning talk, Music Library Association annual conference, February 16, 2012, Dallas, Texas. (PDF)
"Are You Smarter than a Music Librarian? A Library Skills Workbook for Music." Lightning talk, Music OCLC Users Group annual conference, February 15, 2012, Dallas, Texas.
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