[Smt-talk] open access theory materials (forked from THEORY TEXTBOOKS)

Malin, Yonatan ymalin at wesleyan.edu
Fri Apr 27 11:26:04 PDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Since the topic of open access has come up, I thought it would be a good moment to remind everyone that Music Theory Online is an open access journal, generously supported by the Society. MTO welcomes submissions on pedagogy—but of course this is not the same as collecting pedagogical materials for use in the classroom.

A directory of open access journals in music can be found here:

Best wishes,
Yonatan Malin
Editor, MTO – a Journal of the Society for Music Theory
Associate Professor of Music
Wesleyan University

On 4/27/12 1:25 PM, "kos at panix.com<mailto:kos at panix.com>" <kos at panix.com<mailto:kos at panix.com>> wrote:

I don't wish to repeat what others have said, endorsing open-access theory
material.  This year alone, several institutions have announced open-access
respositories where they expect all their faculty to place their publications.
(Some institutions prohibit faculty from signing contracts that give a
periodical exclusive rights to an article.)

I think this is a truly great opportunity for SMT to get in early and
function as an aggregator of open-access writings on music theory.  Those
associated with an institution will most likely be required to deposit their
writings in their respective institutional repositories.  But if they know to
notify SMT of their work, SMT can link to it from its own (future) "Directory
of Open-Access Writings on Music Theory."

It's potentially a wonderful thing, and I hope some members of the Society can
make it a reality.  That in turn, might welcome and encourage members to
submit their own alternatives to textbooks.

Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
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