Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Cataloging so far...

Reading...AACR2 chapters 1, 5, 6, 21, and 25...uniform titles! (woo-hoo). Music cataloging is all about uniform titles and long content notes. :-) (In many cases). Then, I dove into Richard Smiraglia's Describing Music Materials (3rd ed.). An IU grad, Smiraglia really explains how all the rules, rule interpretations, and music cataloging decisions work together to allow catalogers to catalog music. It ain't easy!

Also, not on my reading list, but highly recommended is Jay Weitz's column in the Music OCLC Newsletter. The group is called MOUG--someone had fun coming up with that. He is very detailed and logical in answering highly complex questions that come up about music and audiovisual materials. If you hang out on the OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) list, you can even ask him yourself.

Back to Smiraglia, then the OCLC Manuals. Diving deep today.

btw, they're working on AACR3 now. It's in draft form. Long live the FRBR!


At Fri Jan 14, 04:16:00 PM, Blogger laura gayle said...

Thom-I hope you'll also look at Jay Weitz's book "Cataloger's Judgement." It's a wonderful compilations of Q&As through the years.

At Wed Jan 19, 03:48:00 PM, Blogger Thom said...

I expect to. I've already read some interesting articles by Terry Simpkins on cataloging popular music, and D.J. Hoek's & Suzanne Mudge's on 78s.


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