Karen has been talking to Scottish Music Degree students about historic Scottish song collections, aesthetics and the compilers' motivations for publishing their collections.
It's not so much a question of how these particular books got onto these specific library shelves, but more looking at how the work of these compilers survives today.
Songbooks are essentially collections of stories set to music. Take a look and see what you find!
Karen's powerpoint and bibliography are uploaded to Mahara on the Library Guides pages for student readers.