Directions in Music Cataloging

Directions in Music Cataloging

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In Directions in Music Cataloging, ten of the fielda€™s top theoreticians and practitioners address the issues that are affecting the discovery and use of music in libraries today. Anyone who uses music in a librarya€”be it a teacher, researcher, student, or casual amateura€”relies on the work of music catalogers, and because these catalogers work with printed and recorded materials in a wide variety of formats, they have driven many innovations in providing access to library materials. As technology continues to transform the discovery and use of music, they are exploring ways to describe and provide access to music resources in a digital age. It is a time of flux in the field of music cataloging, and never has so much change come so quickly The roots of todaya€™s issues lie in the past, and the first part of the volume opens with two articles by Richard P. Smiraglia that establish the context of modern music cataloging through research conducted in the early 1980s. The second part explores cataloging theory in its current state of transition, and the concluding part looks to the future by considering the application of emerging standards. The volume closes with a remembrance of A. Ralph Papakhian (1948a€“2010), the most prominent music cataloger of the past thirty yearsa€”a figure who initiated many of the developments covered in the volume and who served as a teacher and mentor for all of the contributors.Music in the OCLC WorldCat A Replication THE STUDENTS OF UWM LIS 791 SUMMER 2010 AND RICHARD P. SMIRAGLIA Abstract: In 1981, Ralph ... something of a brave new world, at least when it came to the shift from manual systems to automated cataloging. ... by the research library service then called RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network), and not until 1985 by LC on a large scale.

Title:Directions in Music Cataloging
Author:Peter H. Lisius, Richard Griscom
Publisher:A-R Editions, Inc. - 2012-01-01


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