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Shelflisting Music: Guidelines for Use with the Library of Congress Classification: M - Music Library Association Technical Reports 30 (Paperback)
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Shelflisting Music: Guidelines for Use with the Library of Congress Classification: M - Music Library Association Technical Reports 30 (Paperback)

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Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 13/11/2007
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Library music materials require a more complex shelflisting approach than books in order to account for extremely prolific composers, works with generic titles, opus numbers, and thematic index numbers. Shelflisting Music provides clear, straightforward instructions and flowcharts to guide the cataloger through the process of shelflisting music-whether in score or recorded format-enabling anyone to produce call numbers that are consistent, accurate, and in accordance with standard Library of Congress "M" classification practices. After a brief explanation of the conceptual basis of music shelflisting, Richard P. Smiraglia brings together and clarifies shelflisting practices that are otherwise difficult to find or understand, providing concise and easy-to-follow instructions for assigning shelflist numbers. Smiraglia also includes a glossary of terms, as well as flowcharts to illustrate the process graphically. This small, easily accessible book can be kept by a computer workstation and consulted quickly for shelflisting guidance by anyone who catalogs music materials, from novices to experts.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854185
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 73 g
Dimensions: 212 x 141 x 5 mm
Edition: Second Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
...the title is recommended as a key tool for music collections using LC classification....this new version is really a bargain that music cataloging practitioners will rely on constantly. * Library Journal *
Now that it is newly re-issued, it is certain to replace the dog-eared copies of the first edition, not to mention the tattered homemade cheat sheets, found in music cataloguing departments everywhere. It is a how-to manual whose only aim is to provide cataloguers with a carefully distilled summary of the various instructions for creating music score call numbers. In this it succeeds admirably. I expect this publication will remain in print for some time. -- Alastair Boyd, University of Toronto * CAML Review *
An excellent overview of the topic.... Brief and to the point...an easy-to-read and well-organized manner.... A useful reference tool for all catalogers. -- G. Dale Vargason * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association *
An indispensible supplement for those libraries classifying music under Library of Congress principles....Another useful tool in helping the music cataloger to most efficiently and effectively classify music materials belonging in the M schedule. * Technical Services Quarterly *
Overall, the book offers a thorough look at the shelflisting process.... Shelflisting Music is an essential volume for those dealing with the cataloging and classification of music materials, as well as library school students desiring a specialized investigation of the shelflisting process for music materials. * Technicalities *

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