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Fred M. Bindman, music cataloger and former head of the Music Section. (Notes for Notes).

Fred M. Bindman, music cataloger and former head of the Music Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division and Special Materials Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress, died at the age of 72 on 1 October 2001, in Washington, D.C. A resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, he was born in New York and grew up in Mattapan, Massachusetts. Bindman graduated from Boston University majoring in musicology and received his M.L.S. degree from Simmons College in Boston. He came to the Library of Congress in 1953 as a music cataloger in the Copyright Office Cataloging Division and was a charter member of the Music Section when it was formed in 1957. He was section head, succeeding Virginia Cunningham, from 1972 to 1991 and ended his career as a cataloging specialist in the Cataloging Policy and Support Office, retiring in 1993 with nearly forty years of service at the library. He was a member of the Music Library Association and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. In the 1970's he was deeply involved in the development of the second edition of the Anglo-American cataloging rules for descriptive cataloging (AACR2) and the MARC music format, and he served for many years as the library's representative to the Music Library Association's Cataloging and Classification Committee. He was an avid record collector and concert attendee, as well as an expert chess player belonging to the United States Chess Federation.
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Author:Price, Harry
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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