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Stellenbosch University - Documentation Centre for Music

The Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS) is located in the Music Library of the Music Department. Collections acquired through acquisitions, donations or bequests over more than fifty years, form the main holdings of DOMUS. These collections are mostly of South African importance, but are in some cases also of international significance. DOMUS was formally created in 2005 and its projects and character are determined by a productive co-operation between library interests and academic research.

DOMUS wants to promote music in South Africa and Africa by collecting, preserving, ordering and cataloguing the music and documentary collections of composers, performing artists, musicologists and music institutions. As an archive with strong connections to music research DOMUS aims, through strategic projects of research, publication, performance and recordings, to maintain the expressive cultures represented in these collections as an important part of a broad South African heritage.

DOMUS wants to promote music in South Africa and Africa by collecting, preserving, ordering and cataloguing the music and documentary collections of composers, performing artists, musicologists and music institutions. As an archive with strong connections to music research DOMUS aims, through strategic projects of research, publication, performance and recordings, to maintain the expressive cultures represented in these collections as an important part of a broad South African heritage.

- Continually identifying and obtaining new collections;

- Making all our collections accessible to researchers, performers and the public at large in accordance to donor conditions;

- Preserving and maintaining our collections for future users;

- Fostering good relations and co-operation with other research institutions and libraries, nationally and internationally;

- Providing a professional service to our users.

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