Mining for Metal: Heavy Metal and the Music Library

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Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, Clinical Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Heavy metal, once considered an outlier among the popular music genres by music critics and scholars, has nonetheless consistently enjoyed a large and dedicated fanbase. In the twenty-first century, it has become an increasingly popular subject of music scholarship, which has led to an increase in the number and variety of metal resources available to and collected by libraries. This article will provide a basic introduction to heavy metal music and materials and some suggested best practices for working with these materials in a library or archival setting.

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Notes, 78(1), 7–26.
Language: English
Date: 2021
heavy metal, music, libraries, resources

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