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November 15, 2005

RDA Update

Summaries of the recent Joint Steering Committee meeting in October are now available on the JSC Web site:

There is a brief executive summary describing the progress on Resource Description and Access (RDA) as well as a more detailed "Outcomes" document.

Of interest to music catalogers:

- The JSC intends to make the Draft of Part 1 of RDA publicly available on its Web site in December.

- In RDA, information on “Type of score” (currently the Musical Presentation Statement) will be able to be taken from any source. Currently, this information can only be included in the bib record if the information appears on the chief source of information (title page, or designated substitute).

Questions? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 8:01 AM

November 2, 2005

OCLC's Top 1000 List

OCLC has recently published its "Top 1000" list for 2005. There's also an option to list subsets of the complete list by broad subject area, including music materials.

In the number 1 spot on the music list we find Handel's Messiah with 22,206 library holdings and 1522 bibliographic records in OCLC; Messiah is no. 45 on the 2005 complete list. Rounding off the music list is Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (5302 library holdings and 237 bibliographic records; it's number 993 on the complete list). Scrolling though the list brings out the usual suspects (lots of opera), plus treasures such as "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (no. 17 on the music list and no. 181 on the complete list).

For more information see the Top 1000 page at the OCLC website.

Posted by huism002 at 1:45 PM

November 1, 2005

Music Scores Recon update

Click here for an update on the Music Scores Recon Project. Through the end of September we have cataloged 5764 scores!

Questions? Ask Kristi or Mary

Posted by huism002 at 2:40 PM