Although systematic efforts have been taken to develop and organize music collections in libraries for many years, documentation is scant and scattered. This retrospective of literature pertaining to the bibliographic control of music in libraries includes full citations for works dealing with the organization, classification, description, and provision of catalog access to printed and recorded music. Beyond understanding the origins of current practice, earlier literature provides a basis on which to formulate theoretical paradigms, which can be tested and used to articulate principles. This project illuminates both the history and future of the profession. A select bibliography of about 1,000 periodical and monographic citations relevant to the organization of music in libraries makes up the heart of this text. A brief introduction to facilitate use of the bibliography explains the coverage and arrangement in detail. An additional essay provides the historical and philosophical context of relevant literature and frames the agenda of research suggested by the findings of this project. Author, title, and topical indexes are included.
Richard P. Smiraglia is Professor at Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. He is the author of The Nature of "A Work": Implications for the Organization of Knowledge (Scarecrow, 2001). J. Bradford Young is the music technical services librarian for the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of A Thematic Catalog of the Works of Robert Valentine (Scarecrow, 1994).
Part 1 List of Tables Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction Part 5 From James Duff Brown (1897) to Arsen Ralph Papakhian (2000): An Eassay on the Literature of the Bibliographic Control of Music Part 6 Bibliographic Control of Music, 1897-2000: Chronological Listing Part 7 Title Index Part 8 Author Index Part 9 Keyword Index Part 10 Journal Index Part 11 About the Authors