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Other Catalogs, Indexes and Guides
  • A Core Collection in Dance, compiled by the Dance Librarianís Committee, Arts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (Chicago: American Library Association, forthcoming).
  • Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection (New York: G.K. Hall, 1974). Contains bibliographic data for materials cataloged prior to October 1, 1973; approximately 300,000 entries representing 96,000 cataloged items. Covers all aspects of dance, from performing art to ritual, from all cultures and countries and in all media, without limitation as to format, language, or date. Supplemented by annual Bibliographic Guides to Dance (New York: G.K. Hall, 1975- ) Cumulated in the CD-ROM Dance on Disc (see below) and the online Dance Collection Catalog.

  • Dance on Camera: a guide to dance films and videos, edited by Louise Spain, foreword by Jacques D'Amboise. (Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.) This is a revised edition of: The dance film and video guide (New York: Dance Films Association. c1991). Index to over 1,400 films and videos, with distributor information. Listings are by title, with additional indexes for awards, categories [subjects], choreographers, composers, dancers, dance companies, directors, series titles and excerpts.

  • Dance on Disc: the complete catalog of the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library on CD ROM. (New York : G.K. Hall, c1995-) .Annual. Represents a cumulation of the ten-volume Dictionary catalog of the Dance Collection, published in 1974, with the eighteen supplements that have been published as the annual Bibliographic guide to dance (1975- ). The bibliographic file contains over 200,000 catalog records. Also includes the Dance Collection authority file of approximately 159,000 names, dance titles, and subjects, with cross-references and first performance history notes. Indexed by author, title, subject, names, type of material, item number, LC card number, ISBN, NYPL local call number, language, country of publication and date, source (host item for indexed articles), and keyword. Beginning in 1999, the Microsoft Windows compatible interface allows simultaneous internet access.

  • The Houghton Library, Manuscript Department Manuscripts and Drawings: A Handlist of the Finding Aids with a List of Published Guides, compiled by Rodney G. Dennis, 1985.

  • Index to Dance Periodicals (Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall & Co., c1992- ) Annual. Data taken from: New York Public Library. Dance Collection. Bibliographic guide to dance.

  • Libweb, a guide to libraries world-wide.

  • The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, including Archival and Manuscript Repositories in the United States.

  • Online Archive of California, a pilot project to develop a prototype union database of 30,000 pages of archival finding aid data, will serve as the foundation for digital archive for the University of California System and related institutions. Included are finding aids in California institutions, the American Heritage Virtual Archive, the Museums and the Online Archive of California, and the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project. The site also offers links to finding aids outside California.

  • Research In Dance: A Guide To Resources by Mary S. Bopp ; foreword by Genevieve Oswald. (New York : G.K. Hall ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994).

  • Z39.50 Gateway, hosted by Library of Congress, links to many library catalogs world wide using Z39.50, a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval. Z39.50 makes it possible for a user in one system to search and retrieve information from other computer systems (that have also implemented Z39.50) without knowing the search syntax that is used by those other systems.