Cataloging Sound Recordings: A Manual With Examples, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cataloging Sound Recordings

A Manual With Examples, 1st Edition

By Deanne Holzberlein, Ruth C Carter


300 pages

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Hardback: 9780866567909
pub: 1988-10-24
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At last--a manual that takes the chore out of cataloging sound recordings! The author clarifies the AACR2 rules (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) and literally steps through the thought process used in cataloging a sound recording, beginning with what to use as the source for the title, through the physical description and series information. All the examples of catalog cards presented, ranging from the full gamut of 20th century music to spoken records and compact discs, show the full level of descriptive cataloging. The appendixes make this a practical worker’s manual; they include order and content of cataloging notes, order of parts in a uniform title, a glossary of musical terms and acronyms, a list of basic reference books and thematic indexes, a complete set of catalog cards, and the Library of Congress rule interpretations for sound recordings. The detailed indexes enhance this important book’s utility.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: The Basics for Cataloging Sound Recordings

  • 20th Century Music
  • Overview of Uniform Titles
  • Classical Music and Uniform Titles
  • Musicals and Motion Picture Music With Uniform Titles
  • Recordings Designed for Children
  • Special Music: Band; Folk; Holiday
  • Spoken Records
  • Compact Discs
  • Numbers in Titles: Statements of Responsibility
  • Short Cuts for Cataloging Sound Recordings Into a Local Database
  • Notes
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix Notes
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies