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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Matter of Choice? Arts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Disability,Statistics

Examines the degree of participation in arts activities by those with disabilities, the types of arts they prefer, and the reasons for such preferences.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Money for Something: Music Licensing in the 21st Century

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes the current legal framework governing the music industry.  It also examines the changes in technology and consumer behavior that have reshaped the industry.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents

Request for comments from copyright owners and users about how the market for photographs, graphic arts and illustrations is working.  Comments are due by July 23, 2015.  From the U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress


Arts and Cultural Contributions to the Creative Economy

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Defines the creative economy as value added by industries identified as “copyright intensive” and asserts that copyright-intensive industries contributed $869 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012.   The production of arts and cultural goods accounted for half or $433 billion.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress


Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account: 1998-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Dataset which provides statistics on the contribution of arts and culture organizations to the nation’s gross domestic product during the period of coverage.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Statistics

Focuses on who teaches arts education in schools and how instructional staff varies by school characteristics and across grade levels, especially the extent to which public elementary schools used arts specialists, and the prevalence of arts instruction facilities in such schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Copyright and the Music Marketplace: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

Identifies the shortcomings of the current methods of licensing music in the U.S. and offers an in-depth analysis of the law and industry practices, as well as a series of balanced recommendations to improve the music marketplace.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress


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