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The Varieties and Uses of Music Bibliography: Donald W. Krummel

The Vienna conference is instructive to review, insofar as many of the issues its papers addressed are the very subject of sessions at this conference. Much has happened over the sixty years. General libraries have awakened-at least they say they have-to the needs of "special users" of all kinds. Meanwhile, thanks to the likes of that sometime general librarian and music professor Otto Kinkeldey, music bibliography is today installed as the foundation course in most graduate music programs. The successful mounting of a conference like this one is clear evidence of a flourishing activity. The program for another conference on the subject even twenty years from now is as forbidding a prospect as this one would have been in 1927.