Music cataloging

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This page is a collection of internal tools and resources for music cataloging at Middlebury. Please note, this is by no means an exhaustive (or authoritative) account of music cataloging practices at Middlebury.

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Sound recordings

Music videorecordings

Operas local genre term notes

  • Opera films=Broader type (Usually a movie version of an opera without any actual audience, or a biographical film about an opera singer with excerpts from performances. Should still use Operas as 650, may use Operas as 655)
  • Filmed operas=Narrower type (Usually an opera filmed on a stage with an audience. Don't use Opera films if using filmed operas. Should still use Operas as 650, may use Operas as 655)

Dance Films local genre term notes

  • Dance films is broader (e.g. Movies with significant dance sequences (Singin in the rain), OR Biographical films on dancers or choreographers with smaller segments of dance)
  • Filmed dance is a dance film but a narrower type. Do not include dance films if using filmed dance (e.g. Modern dance performances USUALLY ON STAGES, OR Complete dances or large segments of performances AND documentary content)

Classing & cutters local practices

  • Musicals: If it was first on Broadway, then made into a movie, use M1500; musicals originally made for a movie release go into 1527
  • Danced ballets: GV1790 1st cutter: u.t. of ballet, 2nd cutter: choreographer name
  • Concert ballets: M1527

Famous conductor DVD guidelines:

  1. If the video is about conducting one specific work (e.g. In rehearsal, Mariss Jansons Béla Bartók : Suite from "The miraculous mandarin"), class the video appropriate to the work (M1524 in this case). It might occasionally be in MT if the discussion is very technical/analytical in nature. Do this even if the conductor is given prominence as in the example title above.
  2. If the video has the conductor conducting multiple works (>1) (e.g. In rehearsal, Zubin Mehta), class with the conductor's biography (ML422).
  3. If the video is a "how to conduct" video, class in MT85.

See also this additional Music DVD cataloging site


Other Resources

OCLC Bib formats Everything you ever wanted to know about using MARC and AACR2 in OCLC

Yale site Mickey Koth's invaluable music cataloging resource

Geographical Codes For use in 043s

Types Yale's identification of titles as type or distinctive. For use in determining uniform titles. Remember LCRI 25.27A: "All modifiers other than medium or numeral make the phrase a distinctive title--no matter how common sounding it is."

UNT Catalog University of North Texas catalog (for searching for complete contents notes for popular/jazz music

Correlations Subject heading and Call number correlations


Romanization tables ALA-LC Romanization tables

Cutter Table!

Cutter Table Instructions
After initial vowels, for the 2nd letter: b d l-m n p r s-t u-y
use number: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
After initial letter S, for the 2nd letter: a ch e h-i m-p t u w-z
use number: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
After initial letters Qu, for the 2nd letter: a e i o r t y
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
After other initial consonants, for the 2nd letter: a e i o r u y
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
For expansion, for the 2nd letter: a-d e-h i-l m-o p-s t-v w-z
use number: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

FY10 withdrawn titles stats

Material Type Titles Items
Books 1 1
Reference books X X
Scores 18 27
CDs 3 7
Cassettes X X
Videocassettes X X
Laserdiscs X X
DVDs 1 1
Equipment X X
Computer discs X X
Mircorfilm X X