FACETED SUBJECT ACCESS TO MUSIC: AN EVALUATION OF THE MUSIC THESAURUS PROJECT
The Music Thesaurus Project is an initiative to develop a faceted thesaurus for music materials. The Library of Congress Subject Headings provide inadequate subject access to music in many ways, such as a lack of specificity and an incomplete syndetic structure, and its music headings are complex and difficult to construct. In addition, current music cataloging practice does not provide adequate access to non-Western and popular music. The Music Thesaurus would solve these problems by separating concepts into facets and building a complete syndetic structure, practices that will aid in the retrieval of Western art music as well as non-Western and popular music. This study evaluates the proposed structure for the Music Thesaurus and makes recommendations for improvement.
Advisor:Jerry D. Saye
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:library of congress subject headings music literature and scores cataloging thesauri
Date of Publication:04/11/2004