Music Librarianship Resources
Online Indexes and Databases to Music Librarianship Literature
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List of journals included.
Selected Internet Resources
A Directory of Music Collections in the Midwestern United States, 2nd Edition (H. Stephen Wright, General Editor)
Directory of Music Libraries and Collections in New England (New England Chapter of MLA)
Music Selection Resources on the Web (prepared by Anna Seaberg, King County Library System)
Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG)
Music Librarianship Discussion Listservs
MLA-L - Performing Arts Library Association
MOUG-L - Music OCLC Users Group
Copyright for Music Librarians (Performing Arts Library Association)
Historical Recording Coalition for Access and Preservation - An effort, spearheaded by ARSC and joined by the MLA, to bring about more effective sound recordings copyright law.
KSU Copyright Resources - Includes the Copyright Toolkit listing web sites that offer tools and outline techniques for identifying and contacting the copyright owner of a work in order to seek permission to use it, a listing of essential copyright web sites and a description of the Kent State University Intellectual Property Policies & Resources.
Public Domain Music - A guide to identifying music in the public domain
U.S. Copyright Office - Includes full-text versions of numerous copyright-related materials, including the complete text of Title 17 as well as individual chapters; recent legislation; congressional testimony and pending legislation; historical copyright acts; reports and federal register notices; information about treaties.
When U.S. Works Pass Into the Public Domain - A guide from Dr. Lolly Gasaway, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cataloging Unusual Sound Recordings (Powerpoint Presentation by Robert Freeborn, Pennsylvania State University)
Principles of Uniform Titles, a Brief Introduction (document prepared by Matthew W. Wise for readers and users of Indiana University music library catalog records)
Music Cataloging Webpages
University of California at San Diego - Technical Processing Online Tools (TPOT) Performing Arts Library Technical Services
Reference Works Used for Music Cataloging as Listed in the Music Cataloging Bulletins (prepared by Lois Kuyper-Rushing)
Sheet Music Cataloging Guidelines (presented by the Working Group on Sheet Music Cataloging)
Sources for Authority Work in Cataloging Popular Music : An annotated guide (prepared by the MLA Bibliographic Control Committee: Working Group on Popular Music Sources)
Thematic Indexes Used by the Library of Congress for Formulating Uniform Titles for Music as Listed in the Music Cataloging Bulletin (prepared by Lois Kuyper-Rushing)
Type of compositions for use in music uniform titles - a manual for use with AACR2 chapter 25. 2nd, Updated Edition, June 1997 of the Final report of the Working Group on Types of Compositions. (Yale University)
Using Uniform Titles Tutorial (Indiana University Performing Arts Library)