Fourteen authors explore the recent past, the present, and the future of music librarianship through an examination of topics of importance to the profession: collection development, preservation, cataloging, technology, copyright, reference, reference sources, user education, music publishing, sound recordings, the antiquarian music market, archives, and education for music librarianship. First published in the quarterly journal Notes, these essays reflect the views of today's professionals at the fin de siecle. The set of essays is framed by a foreword and afterword by editor Richard Griscom.
Richard Griscom is music librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a former executive secretary of the Music Library Association and served as editor of Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association from 1997 to 2000C.