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February 1, 2011

RDA testing finished!

The US National Libraries Resource Description and Access (RDA) testing finished on Dec. 31, 2010. Now the results of the test will be analyzed by the national libraries and a decision on implementation of RDA will be announced at ALA annual in June.

Stay tuned for further developments!

Questions? Ask Mary

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November 15, 2010

TS Benchmarking Study

TS collected data on materials received from Nov. 1-12. Music approval scores and sound recordings were included in this latest study. Look for a report with the results once the materials have finished moving through the system!

Questions? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 2:55 PM | TS News

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March 17, 2008

New E-mail Address for Serials

This email address is set up as a single point of contact for selectors as well as other library staff that may send requests/ questions to Serials Acq. Section. So, feel free to use this email address to send your questions/requests or forward email queries that you may have received from others that you think should be answered by SAS staff.

Questions? Ask Fariha.

Posted by huism002 at 3:04 PM | TS News

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February 26, 2008

New E-mail address for order requests

In conjunction with the upcoming move of St. Paul Technical Services to Wilson, we have consolidated all of the monograph email boxes to one address.

The new address for all monograph order requests and queries is:

tsbooks@umn.edu

Requests for non-book materials which are monographic in nature should also be sent to this address. For example: Music scores and recordings, DVDs, and Maps.

Email sent to the following addresses will automatically be forwarded to our new central mailbox for the next 6 months:
mplorder@umn.edu
stporder@umn.edu
mplquery@umn.edu
stpquery@umn.edu


We hope having only one email address for books will help simplify your life just a little. Information on the Tech Services Home Page/At Your Service/Monograph Order Requests will be updated soon.

Questions? Contact Lois

Posted by huism002 at 8:19 AM | TS News

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September 26, 2007

Post-Strike Report

We're back to full strength following the tentative settlement to the strike! That means that rush requests can be sent to Kristi. One thing to note, though, is that the LRC reclassification project has been deemed the TS top priority. Both Kristi and Mary are working on this project.

Questions? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 12:43 PM | TS News

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February 1, 2007

Final Stats from the Music Scores Recon Project!

The final stats from the Music Scores Recon Project, Phase 2 (a.k.a. cleanup) may be viewed at the TS web site. Although the project is officially finished, any stray missing/lost items that reappear will be cataloged as time permits.

Questions? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 7:47 AM | TS News

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August 30, 2006

TS/Music Library meeting notes

Read the notes from the latest TS/Music Library meeting... "here"

Question? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 10:59 AM | TS News

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May 26, 2006

LC's Recent Announcement Regarding Series Authority Records

The Library of Congress has recently announced that they will cease providing series authority records (SARs) as of June 1, 2006. Here is a list of what LC will and will not do after that date (from the LC decision announcement):
"As a result of the Library of Congress decision, the following explains what catalogers will and will not do, related to series.

What LC catalogers will do:

--Create a separate bibliographic record for all resources with distinctive titles published as parts of series (monographic series and multipart monographs).
--Give series statements in 490 0 fields.
--Classify separately each volume (i.e., assign call number and subject headings appropriate to the specific topic of the volume). (Imported copy cataloging records will have series access points removed and series statements changed to 490 0.)

What LC catalogers will not do:

--Create new SARs
--Modify existing SARs to update data elements or LC’s treatment decisions
--Consult and follow treatment in existing SARs
--Update existing collected set records
--Change 4XX/8XX fields in completed bibliographic records when updating those records for other reasons "

The library community has made various responses to the announcement, including those by the American Library Association and the Music Library Association.

How this affects the Music Library:

--Although Technical Services has not made any policy decisions yet, we have traditionally followed LC policy
--That means that ALL series currently classed as a set WILL NO LONGER BE SO after June 1 (this includes the M2 sets such as "Recent Researches...")
--Please note that the current proposal does not include any provision for the retrospective dispersion of existing series. So, in the case of Recent Researches, volumes already cataloged will remain as M2.R23x v.xx, but anything cataloged in the future would be done separately. In other words, existing volumes would be shelved together, future volumes shelved separately and there is no plan either at Library of Congress or here at University Libraries to go back and class the older volumes separately
--It is unclear at present how the M3 composer collected works will be affected.


What you can do

--Express to the powers-that-be (Technical Services Management Group, Collections council, etc.) how important series access is to music materials:
Barb Stelmasik, Director of Technical Services, University Libraries
Gordon Anderson, Arts and Humanities Collections Coordinator, University Libraries
Charles G. Spetland, Collection Development Officer, and Collections Council chair, University Libraries

--Stay abreast of developments both here locally and nationally; to contact the Library of Congress about this decision:
Beacher J.E. Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress

Questions? Ask Mary

Posted by huism002 at 3:15 PM | TS News

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April 26, 2006

Music Recon Phase 2 Statistics

Statistics for the cleanup portion of the Music Scores Recon Project ("Phase 2") have been posted to the TS web site Special Formats Cataloging Corner under the Project Statistics heading. We plan to keep updating this chart for the forseeable future.

Questions? Contact Mary

Posted by huism002 at 2:25 PM | TS News

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February 10, 2006

LCRI 22.17 (Addition of dates to existing personal name headings)

To follow up on Stephen's message regarding the implementation of LCRI 22.17 (Addition of dates to existing personal name headings), here's more information about Cataloging Policy and Support Office's project to retrospectively deal with a specific group of name headings:

As a result of the change to LCRI 22.17 the CPSO has announced the list of headings to which they will add death dates as part of a special project beginning February 6, 2006. The project is expected to be finished by summer 2006. There are several music-related name headings in the list, including Samuel Barber, Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein, Perry Como, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Michael Tippett, plus many others.

It was decided at the CCG meeting yesterday to follow whatever policy LC puts forth regarding adding death dates (i.e., we will not search retrospectively for headings to change, but will only change those headings encountered in current cataloging.) See the forthcoming CCG minutes for further information.
Questions? Contact Mary

Posted by huism002 at 8:54 AM | TS News

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February 1, 2006

New Music Library Reserve Code

There's a new code for Reserve for the Music Library--TMURS. This code will appear when items are put on reserve. See the list of Aleph TC sub-libraries and collection codes here.

Posted by huism002 at 4:41 PM | TS News

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Catalogers Desktop Updates

2006 Issue 1 of Cataloger's Desktop is now available online. Changes in data content can be reviewed by clicking the "What's New" view tab and then following the resulting links

Some items of interest:

Additions to MARC code lists
New relator codes:
anm animator
cng cinematographer
cov cover designer
mcp music copyist
ppt puppeteer
std set designer
stl storyteller
vdg videographer

Classification sources:
bcmc British catalogue of music classification

Term, name, title sources:
cilla Cilla: specialtesaurus for musik
musa Musiikin asiasanasto: erikoissanasto

New Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
22.17 Allows addition of death dates to name headings (e.g., where there is an open birth date and the death date is known)

LC's Music and Sound Recordings Online manual (MOIM) include mostly corrections of examples, spacing, etc.

Posted by huism002 at 9:19 AM | TS News

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January 5, 2006

Music Scores Recon Project Update

We have completed the first pass through the scores identified for this project!! That means we have a grand total of 8454 scores cataloged during this project (December 2004-December 2005). We have a bit of clean-up to do, and some more scores to track down (those checked out, not on shelf, etc.) in the coming months, so the final number will likely be closer to the initially-estimated 9000 scores.

Click here to see the current chart of progress posted on the Technical Services Special Formats webpage. Many thanks to all who worked on this project: Kristi, Mary, Marie, Heath, Scott, and anyone I'm forgetting...

Posted by huism002 at 2:59 PM | TS News

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December 13, 2005

Music Scores Recon Project Update

Click here to see the updated chart of progress on this project. Through the end of November we have cataloged 7328 scores!

Questions? Ask Kristi or Mary

Posted by huism002 at 12:42 PM | TS News

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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 | TS News

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August 12, 2005

July Music Score Recon Stats

Click here to see a chart of the music score recon project progress! Although the fiscal year has ended, we plan to continue working on the project as time permits.

Posted by huism002 at 8:32 AM | TS News

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July 25, 2005

Music Score Recon Project Update

596 scores were cataloged during June, bringing the project total to 4500 scores cataloged!

Click here for a chart of our progress on the project.

Posted by huism002 at 9:56 AM | TS News

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June 2, 2005

Music Scores Recon Progresses!

Almost 4,000 scores have been cataloged for the Music Scores Recon Project!!

Click here for a chart showing our monthly progress.

Kudos to Kristi and the rest of the crew (Mary, Marie, Susan, Heath, Scott, Joe) for their efforts!

Posted by huism002 at 12:46 PM | TS News

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February 11, 2005

MLA to Meet Next Week

Kristi Bergland and Mary Huismann will be out of the office attending the Music Library Association annual meeting in Vancouver next week (2/14-18).

Please direct any music cataloging-related questions to Linda Lomker. As always, music acquisitions questions should be directed to the appropriate processor.

We hope to post some blog entries from Vancouver!

Posted by huism002 at 9:05 AM | TS News

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February 4, 2005

Recon Project Update

Watch this space for information about the Music Scores Recon Project!

We will be posting updates on the project as time permits, as well as project statistics.

Contact Kristi for further information about the project.

Posted by huism002 at 1:29 PM | TS News

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TS on the Move, Again!

Technical Services staff are on the move, again!

On Wednesday, 9 February, some Technical Services staff are scheduled to move into their permanent offices. The moving schedule depends on several factors, including reconstruction of the former Phase 2 area and moving of equipment.

Mary Huismann will be moving to her new office, across from the current marking room. Her new phone number will be 612-625-6658.

Contact Mary for further information at her temporary phone: 612-625-5320.

Posted by huism002 at 1:25 PM | TS News

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January 21, 2005

TS on the Move!

Phase 2 of the Technical Services move is about to begin!

Mary Huismann will be moving from her current location to a temporary location in Wilson 160D by Friday 28 January. She will be in the space formerly occupied by Sue Zuriff. This is a temporary move (to last 1-2 weeks) before she moves to her new permanent location across from the current marking room (which will eventually become the new music student work area).

Joining Mary in 160D will be Connie Andersen and Ken Page. All three will share a phone: 625-5320.

Kristi Bergland and the music students are scheduled for Phase 8 of the move.

Watch this space for more move updates!

Posted by huism002 at 9:21 AM | TS News