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© Robin S. Stevens 2010
Begun in 1989 as a collaborative project between the Australian Society of Music Education (ASME) and Associate Professor Robin Stevens (then Research Editor of The Australian Journal of Music Education), BAMER is a database of music education research studies undertaken at Australian universities or by Australian music education researchers at overseas institutions for the period 1936 to 2012/13.  There are over 570 entries of ‘completed’ and ‘in progress’ research studies that include not only masters and doctoral theses and dissertations held in university libraries, but also smaller research studies such as research papers and other research reports undertaken for MEd, MMusEd and MMus degrees that are generally held only in departmental libraries or by the individual researchers concerned.
Will BAMER continue to accept new listings?
Given that the National Library of Australia’s Trove at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ now lists all Higher Degree by Research studies undertaken by postgraduate students at Australian universities and where possible has a digitised version of these research studies available mostly as downloadable PDF files, it has been decided to discontinue the updating of the BAMER database.  Accordingly, the BAMER listings of research studies on this and associated websites will cover the period of seventy-seven years from 1936 to 2012/13. The BAMER website will continue to be available through both this dedicated website at http://bamerwebsite@magix.net and will also be available for access through the Music in Australia Knowledge Base - http://musicinaustralia.org.au/  – which is a project of The Music Trust (see http://musictrust.com.au/).   The BAMER database (1936-2012/13) was compiled and edited and was developed as a permanent website by Associate Professor Robin Stevens, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne.
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