This page contains general resources, tools and links that are useful for cataloguing music materials at York University Libraries.
- Online Reference Sources
- Print Resources
- Technical Services Webpages & Other Web Resources
- Online Tools
- For Fun
All Music Guide: excellent source for information about popular music.
Canadian Music Centre: information about Canadian art music composers
Oxford Music Online:which includes Grove Music Online, the complete texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music. (restricted to York University users)
Rob’s page of music resources. Links to music dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. in the York collection and on the Web.
Wikipedia is a great source for information about popular music and some world musics.
Cataloger’s Judgment by Jay Weitz ( OLAC Review)
Describing Music Materials by Richard Smiraglia
Music Classification Systems by Mark McKnight
Notes for Music Catalogers by Ralph Hartsock ( OLAC Review)
Uniform Titles for Music by Mickey Koth.
*Print resources located in Stacy’s office
Music Cataloging Bulletin: a monthly publication produced by the Music Library Association. It contains lists of new and updated LC headings and LC class numbers and operational decisions. (restricted to York University users)
Music Cataloguing at Yale: webpages maintained by Mickey Koth.
It contains extensive information about all things music cataloguing related.
Music/Audiovisual pages at Penn State
Music Cataloging web guide from George Mason University. While not specifically for cataloguers, it gives a nice overview of some of the major issues like Class M and Uniform Titles.
Music tools at the Cataloguer’s Toolbox from Memorial
OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers)
LibX is a Firefox browser extension that allows you to search the York catalogue
Firefox search engines put a search box right in your browser toolbar. Useful search engines include Wikipedia, All Music Album Search, and All Music Artist Search, Worldcat.org, YUL Title browse search and Library of Congress searches, including authorities and titles.
Questions or comments to: Stacy Allison-Cassin
Last updated on July 30, 2008