Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby coulonnus » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:14 am

jujimufu wrote:I think it would be best if, instead of starting a new page, we just added a box at the end of each country with "Online Second-Hand Shops" or something; so after seeing all the actual shops, one could also see the online music shops of each country

Why does the country matter, since these shops are online and ready to send scores to anywere in the world? Cant't these shops be on a common page?

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby jujimufu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:47 am

Yes, but usually they are based in one country and it would be a lot cheaper (and faster) for citizens of that country to use it. Of course, no one stops people from other countries to take a look at the online second-hand music shops for scores of other countries in your list.

What's more, the content of the second-hand shops may vary by country. For example, in a second-hand shop in Greece you are a lot less likely to find any contemporary scores than in a second-hand shop in, say, Austria or England.

I have to say, though - to me it seems like before you suggested this idea you already had pre-planned out everything you wanted it to be, and whenever someone suggest something you just ditch it because it doesn't fit with *your* idea of how this should run. If this is the case, let me remind you that this is a collaborative project (IMSLP in general), and it would have not worked if we were very precious about our ideas.

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby coulonnus » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:28 am

Well OK, your "box at the end of each country" is a good idea.

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby jujimufu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:36 pm

I added quite a few second-hand shops in the UK (mostly England, but also one in Scotland). There are some non-music specialist shops, but they have significant sections on used sheet music.

I also changed the layout a bit to make it more eye-candy and more easy to use.

I copied the table from the Music Publishers page and change it slightly. I also added a custom ToC, as by using the table instead of headings the ToC was lost, but the function was useful so I replaced it.

I was thinking that in order to leave more space (and thus make the entries look nicer, especially the phone numbers and some addresses), it would be better to either reduce all links to a "link" text, and that would be a hyperlink to the actual site (so the "website" column would be a lot smaller than it is), or alternatively, for the sites that have a website, we could link the name of the shop to the website (just like the Music Publishers page, in which the names of the publishers which have a page on IMSLP link to these pages, while the others don't).

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby Peter » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:38 pm

Nice idea. There's indeed a scarcity of used music stores so the list won't be too long. I'll add some. Someone with the knowledge might add these geo-links so you can go virtually walk in the street via google maps!

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Re: Page about 'Used Sheet Music Stores'

Postby reinhold » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:00 am

I'll be in Belgrade next weekend. Does anyone know a used sheet music store there? In particular, classical Russian music is quite popular in Serbia, so this would be quite interesting.
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