Music cataloguing resources located in the Metadata Unit:
|Music description and access : solving the puzzle of cataloging / by Jean Harden.||Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc. : Music Library Association, ||
ML111 H275 2018
|Notes for music catalogers : examples illustrating AACR 2 in the online bibliographic record / by Ralph Hartsock.||Lake Crystal, Minn. : Soldier Creek Press, 1994||ML111 H28 1994|
|Describing music materials : a manual for resource description of printed and recorded music and music videos / Richard P. Smiraglia, with Jihee Beak. 4th edition.||Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, ||ML111 S63 2017|
|Shelflisting music : guidelines for use with the Library of Congress classification, M / Richard P. Smiraglia. Second edition.||Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press : Music Library Association, 2008||ML111 S64 2008|
|Cataloger's judgment : music cataloging questions and answers from the Music OCLC Users Group newsletter / Jay Weitz.||Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, ||ML111 W34 2004|
|German for musicians / Josephine Barber.||London : Faber Music, 1985||
The library collection also includes many resources that are invaluable in establishing correct identification of works. Of particular value are the music reference materials, especially those classed in ML134, which includes thematic catalogues and composer worklists. Items classed in ML410 (composer biographies) may also contain such lists.
RDA Workflow - Cataloguing Music Scores
RDA Toolkit > Tools > Workflows > Local Workflows > UVic Music Score Workflow 1.4
Resources for Creating Call Numbers for Music
Creating Call Numbers for Music
The purpose of call numbers is to provide each item with a unique shelf location, reflecting such aspects as instrumentation, authorship, musical form, title, numerical elements, publishers, editors, and date of publication. Music is well-known for being issued in various closely-related editions, and all of the elements mentioned above can contribute to the creation of useful call numbers. There are few absolutes when it comes to call number construction, and much judgement is required.
At all times in this process, do a call number search in Voyager to determine appropriate cutters, conforming with the established use of cutters and other elements in our catalogue within the classifications. Often a composer is represented by many works within a classification, and pattern and cutter consistency is very important.
Creating Call Numbers for Generic Works
Example: M23 B416 op. 57 U53 1928
Example: M25 I92S89 no. 23 M48 1990
Single Works with Distinctive Titles
Example M25 A33A44 2007
Example M25 S16P38 1989
Types of Collections:
1. Collection of Works by a Single Composer
Example M23 B15K3 1968a
2. Collection of Works by Various Composers
Example M21 A45 1988
Location Codes for Music Scores:
|ma,scor||Generally use for works catalogued in the score format|
|ma,ncscor||Non-circulating scores (M1-M3, ML 96.4-ML96.5); or as directed by the music librarian|
Unusual formats which are retained behind the counter in Music and Media
For example: Sometimes music scores are published as loose sheets in a folder, or contain a large number of parts (10 or more). These items are problematic for shelving purposes.
In consultation with the Music Librarian, the Music cataloguer will decide whether this material should be housed on the Special Format Shelves behind the desk in M&A.
Add ‡i Special Formats Shelves as the last element of the call number in field 852 of the holdings record.
852 0# ‡b ma,desk ‡h M452 ‡i S289 ‡i no. 4 ‡i A62 ‡i 1989 ‡i Special Formats Shelves
|Special Collections locations||Use under guidance from SCUA|