What's in the book?
The Music Library Management E-book is divided into four sections:
Acquiring new music
Best practice for ripping CDs, including a discussion of lossless versus lossy music files and how
to avoid common pitfalls. The best
ways of finding, purchasing and downloading music on the Internet, with a focus on acquiring lossless
Storing your music
Where and how to store your music files. How each file format differs in the space they consume,
industry trends in home digital storage and how different types of hardware devices can be used
to store music files.
Making your collection easily browseable and searchable. How to correct mis-labelled music, fix
inconsistencies in musical metadata and find metadata where it is missing. How to name and organise
the music files and folders themselves. Importantly, how to find and install album artwork.
Securing your music
The different threats that can affect your music library, accidental, malicious, human, machine, physical
and digital! Ways of mitigating the risk, discussing file system authorisation and backups; automation,
scheduling and location.