January 28, 2005
News from LC's annual report
Music items of interest excerpted from the Annual Report
of the Library of Congress Bibliographic Access Divisions for the
Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2004:
Music cataloging policy
The Music and Sound Recording Teams I and II and CPSO began a project to input the biography class number (ML410-ML429 in the LC Classification) and the specific cutter number into the 053 field of the name authority record NAR). Including these 053 fields will save cataloging time, not only at LC, but for other libraries that capture information for the authority records; they resolve problems of duplicate cutters or duplicate classes that may have been used for a person or group over the more than 100 years that class M has been in existence; and they can be used as links from the class number in the
authority record to the online shelflist. During the pilot period, name authority records with these 053 fields were distributed to MARC Distribution Service subscribers.
Cataloging Production and Arrearage Reduction
Bibliographic Access staffprocessed 1,600 discs from the collection of AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) broadcasts this year, bringing total
processing in this project to 120,459 items cleared. Cataloging of the Document Record Collection of more than 800 blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, gospel, and country music titles was completed. A total of 45,397 compact discs was processed during the year. The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection, which includes approximately 1,700 woodwind instruments as well as thousands of books, prints and photographs, printed music, patents, trade catalogs, autographs, and correspondence from wind instrument manufacturers,
was cataloged using collection-level records. The Library of Congress Moldenhauer Archives of 3,600 items related to Western music history and the 15,000-item Charles Mingus Collection also received collection-level cataloging.
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