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The quarterly journal of the Music Library Association provides articles and reviews in the areas of music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade and aspects of the music history.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, March

Afterword
But history can also be viewed as a series of adventures-hazardous, elective exploits undertaken for the chance of great gain but with their outcome always in doubt. Richard Ford [1] Music librarians have accomplished much--both individually...
Archives
In Colin Dexter's 1989 novel The Wench is Dead, [1] the principal character is a police detective who becomes interested in a murder case from 1859 Oxford. His interest eventually leads him to inspect the bulky original physical evidence, which has...
Cataloging
The major developments in library music cataloging during the recent past are the result of the application of computer and networking technologies and the corresponding organizational efforts to promote cooperative cataloging in that environment....
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Christoph Willibald Gluck. Ipermestra (Venedig 1744): Dramma per musica in drei Akten von Pietro Metastasio. Hrsg. von Axel Beer. (Samtliche Werke, Abt. III: Italienische Opere serie und Opernserenaden, Bd. 6.) Kassel: Barenreiter, 1997. [Vorwort,...
Collection Development and Management
Looking through the literature of music librarianship, one is struck by the curious fact that what is considered by music librarians to be their most profound and sacred professional trust--the intellectual activity of selecting materials with which...
Copyright
Most music librarians have a working knowledge of the United States Copyright Law with respect to situations that arise in the library, especially with respect to the use of musical works captured on paper, recordings, and film. Few at the moment,...
Education for Music Librarianship
TRADITIONAL TRAINING For over two generations, members of the Music Library Association have concerned themselves with the adequate education and training of music librarians. Several articles in Notes and Fontes artis musicae and occasional statements...
Foreword
So here we are, engulfed in a millennial madness utterly unrelated to anything performed by the earth and moon in all their natural rotations and revolutions. Steven J. Gould [1] The idea for this issue came out of an afternoon trip to the corner...
Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert. Lieder, Band 12. Vorgelegt von Walther Durr. Kassel: Barenreiter, c1996. (Neue Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, Ser. IV: Lieder, Bd. 12.) [Zur Edition, p. vii-viii; Vorwort, p. ix-xxix; facsims., p. xxx-xxxvi; score, 203 p.; Anhang, p. 205-25;...
Gyorgy Ligeti
Gyorgy Ligeti. Etudes pour piano, premier livre (1985). Final edition. Mainz: Schott, [1998], c1996. ISMN M-001-08329-6; ED 7989. [Note in Eng., Ger., 1 p.; score, p. 6-55. DM 36; duration: ca. 20'.] Gyorgy Ligeti. Etudes pour piano, deuxieme livre...
Instrumental Ensemble Music
Bernard Rands. "... sans voix parmi les voix . . .": for Flute, Viola, and Harp. [U.S.A.]: Helicon Music; sole agent: Valley Forge, Penn.: European American Music Distributors, c1995. [Score, 12 p. and 3 parts. EA 793. $24.95.] John Marson. Suite...
John A. Emerson
John A. Emerson, longtime music librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, and distinguished scholar, died on 21 July 1999 in Benicia, California, at the age of 73. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, on 17 May 1926, he received a B.M. degree...
Music Publishing
Music Publishing. The art of bringing a musical product to a public. What could be more obvious? But in order really to understand music publishing, one must be clear on the meaning of these three simple terms. My choice of the first term is almost...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column lists newly issued periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues, title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. British Journal of Ethnomusicology. British...
Preservation
It has been a century of destruction unparalleled in human history, but the twentieth has been the preservation century for libraries. Awareness of the problem of the acidity of mass-produced paper became widespread only by the 1950s, even though the...
Reference
After fifteen years in the music reference business, I still find the very idea of reference miraculous. I mean, to have someone highly qualified in the library whose job it is to help you do your research or simply find what you need: isn't that a...
Reference Sources
THE PAST FIFTY YEARS: A VARIETY OF LANDMARKS There was a time, half a century ago, when each new monthly issue of The Music Index [1] was eagerly sought and carefully inspected by researchers for new pieces of bibliographic information gleaned from...
Sound Recordings
Sound recordings are a fundamental resource for American music libraries as they enter the twenty-first century. This represents a change from the status quo at mid-twentieth century, when sound recordings could be viewed as supplemental to the basic...
Technology
In an astonishing 1945 article, scientist Vannevar Bush offered his vision of a marvelous machine he called the "memex." [1] As depicted by Bush, the memex would enable scholars to search a vast repository of scholarly information, take notes, copy...
The Antiquarian Music Market
Commerce in antiquarian music materials is a small but vibrant part of the "business" of the wider world of music. This commerce is conducted internationally, mostly by specialist antiquarian booksellers dealing exclusively in the subject area of music....
User Education
A late-twentieth-century reference interview in the music library of my local institution of higher learning: Erstwhile Researcher: (obviously frustrated) I need information for this paper I have to do on Schubert's Trout Quintet. Reference Librarian:...
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