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The Music Library Association Has Announced Its Publication Awards for 2000. (Notes for Notes)

Academic journal article Notes

The Music Library Association Has Announced Its Publication Awards for 2000. (Notes for Notes)

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The Music Library Association has announced its publication awards for 2000. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music was presented to Robert Shay and Robert Thompson for Purcell Manuscripts: The Principal Musical Sources (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). The MLA Publications Awards Committee noted, "Shay and Thompson's painstaking analysis of the Purcell manuscripts stands as a model of musicological and bibliographical research. Using all the techniques at the disposal of the modern bibliographer... the authors have added immeasurably to our understanding of the manuscripts and to the chronology of Purcell's works." [For a review of this book, see Notes 58, no. 1 (September 2001): 63-64--Ed.] The Richard S. Hill Award for the best article on music librarian-ship or article of a music-bibliographic nature was given to A. Ralph Papakhian for his article "Cataloging," in Music Librarianship at the Turn of the Century (Notes 56, no. 3 [March 2000]: 581-90). The awards committee observed, "... Papakhian elegantly outlines the major developments in music cataloging and projects how further advancement in this realm may evolve in the near future. Citing the 'application of computer and networking technologies and the corresponding organizational efforts to promote cooperative cataloging' as the predominant influence on this discipline's recent growth, he traces events that have transpired in music cataloging history particularly during the past three decades. …

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