This collection of essays provides music librarians with an explanation of the origins of the modern music cataloging system, and considers the future of the system as digitization becomes increasingly prominent. It is dedicated to Arsen Ralph Papakhian, one of the most prominent music catalogers ever and a beloved mentor to many music librarians. Most essays address issues in music cataloging from the 1980s to the present. The nine independent essays are organized in three chronological sections for the past, the present, and the future of cataloging. The volume also includes an epilogue that eulogizes Arsen Ralph Papakhian, and an index.
Abraham Myler, research assistant.