Scarecrow Press / Musc Library Association
978-0-8108-4263-2 • Paperback • April 2002 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4616-6982-1 • eBook • April 2002 • $46.50 • (£36.00)
Mark McKnight is Associate Head of the Music Library at the University of North Texas and teaches courses in music cataloging for UNT's School of Library and Information Science.
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Music Classification
Chapter 2 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
Chapter 3 Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
Chapter 4 Alpha-Numeric System for Classification
Chapter 5 Shelf Arrangement in the Classification of Music Materials
Chapter 6 Concluding Observations
Turning to DDC, McKnight provides a well-written chapter outlining the history, advantages and pitfalls of the system....But, the heart of the manual...is the account of the LCC M (Music) schedule....McKnight picks his examples well, writes with clarity, and suggests improvements to the system...
— Music Reference Services Quarterly
...a particularly welcome addition to the limited existing literature relating to this system. McKnight writes in a clear, unfussy style, which combined with a clear structure of paragraph headings, makes his prose eminently readable....recommended as a concise introduction to music classification.
— Library Review
Easy to understand and straight-forward...While this book is for the beginning and less-experienced music cataloger, even the more seasoned music cataloger should find it of interest...A welcome addition to any music cataloger's reference shelf.
— Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS)