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Nontextual Searching
Library Journal (2013)
  • Susannah Cleveland, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

In this article the author discusses aspects of nontextual searching for library patrons who don't know the name of a musical piece or movement. She discusses the variety of reasons why traditional library catalogs can't account for musical content, such as melody, chords, and rhythm, the use of thematic catalogs, which indexes a composer's works and includes the first few bars of each piece or movement, and mobile device applications, such as SoundHound.

  • mobile devices,
  • Music,
  • nontextual search,
  • Shazam,
  • SoundHound,
  • analog assistance
Publication Date
September 1, 2013
Citation Information
Susannah Cleveland. "Nontextual Searching" Library Journal Vol. 138 Iss. 14 (2013)
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