Music Subject Headings: Compiled from Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Book Review


Harriette Hemmasi used the work she was doing on her Music Thesaurus Project to find music subject headings that were missed in the first edition of this book, which was compiled by Perry Bratcher and Jennifer Smith. She was able to increase the number of entries from 10,000 in the first edition to 15,000 in this edition. This includes headings that were new or updated since the first edition was published in 1988. In this new edition, subject authority numbers have also been added for each main heading, Library of Congress class numbers are now labeled LCC and scope notes are labeled SN. Instead of having subdivisions indented under a main heading the way they appear in lists of subject headings published by the Library of Congress and the way they appeared in the first edition, each heading with a subdivision has its own alphabetical entry.


Books – Reviews; Cataloging of music; Classification; Subject cataloging; Subject headings


Cataloging and Metadata | Library and Information Science | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Music


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