Lisius and Griscom, eds.: Directions in Music Cataloging

Series: Technical Reports  Publisher: A-R Editions, Music Library Association
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Directions in Music Cataloging

Edited by Peter H. Lisius, Richard Griscom

TR032 Lisius and Griscom, eds.: Directions in Music Cataloging
978-0-89579-719-3 Book (2012) 7.5 x 9.25, xi + 173 pp.
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In Directions in Music Cataloging, ten of the field’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 library—be it a teacher, researcher, student, or casual amateur—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 today’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 (1948–2010), the most prominent music cataloger of the past thirty years—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.
Introduction / H. Stephen Wright Part 1: The Foundations of Music Cataloging Today Music in the OCLC WorldCat: A Replication/ The Students of UWM LIS791 Summer 2010 and Richard P. Smiraglia Theoretical Implications Arising from the Study of Personal Name Headings in the Indiana University Music Library Card Catalogs / Richard P. Smiraglia Furthering Access to Music: A History of the Music OCLC Users Group / Jay Weitz Part 2: Cataloging Theory in Transition Works and Expressions in RDA: Problems and Solutions/ Damian Iseminger The Music Genre/Form Project: History, Accomplishments, and Future Directions / Beth Iseminger Dreams from My Library / Michelle Hahn Part 3: Current and Emerging Standards in Practice Cataloging Ethnographic Audiovisual Field Collections/ Suzanne Mudge Square Pegs in Round Holes: Adapting Cataloging Metadata Standards for Use with Digital Media Files / Peter H. Lisius The FRBR Models: Thinking More Deeply about Library Metadata / Jenn Riley Epilogue: Arsen Ralph Papakhian Ralph: A Remembrance / Sue Ellen Stancu About the Contributors Index
Peter H. Lisius is the music and media catalog librarian and an assistant professor at Kent State University. He is a member of the MLA-BCC Subject Access Subcommittee and is a past member of the MLA-BCC MARC Formats Subcommittee. Lisius has led workshops in video-recording cataloging at meetings of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers and the Council on East Asian Libraries’ Committee on Technical Processing. He has also coauthored several articles for Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, focusing on authority control and cataloger training in relation to NACO and OCLC Enhance.