Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Volume 31, Number 2  2001   



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Introduction. By Sandra K. Roe 


Cataloging popular music recordings. ByTerry Simpkins 
This paper provides an overview of the cataloging process for popular music sound recordings, from the initial description of the item to the final assignment of subject headings and name and/or title access points.  While isolated aspects of the process have been covered in general elsewhere, little has been written describing the entire process especially as applied to popular music recording cataloging specifically.  The paper also briefly discusses useful reference sources for popular music cataloging and problems of indexing and keyword searching as they relate to popular music recordings. 
Keywords: Sound recordings, popular music, cataloging, keyword searching, subject cataloging, descriptive cataloging, music cataloging, compact discs, jazz

Cataloging Non-Music Sound Recordings. By Robert B. Freeborn
Non-music sound recordings are a unique and often overlooked format with special characteristics that need to be considered in terms of bibliographic control and access.  This article is intended to aid those catalogers who don't normally handle such formats by providing both a list of recommended tools and practical advice on all areas of the bibliographic record.
Non-music sound recordings, audiobooks, cataloging

Videorecording Cataloging: Problems and Pointers.  By Jay Weitz
Abstract. "Videorecording Cataloging: Problems and Pointers" assumes basic knowledge of MARC 21 and the AACR2 cataloging rules for videorecordings.  Not intended to be a comprehensive review of videorecording cataloging, it instead concentrates on areas that have proven to be problems for catalogers.  Included among the topics discussed are sources of information, when to input a new record, special issues regarding music videos, DVDs and other videodiscs, colorized versions, letterboxed versions, closed captioning and audio enhancement, treatment of certain types of titles, statements of responsibility and credits, field 007, dates, numbers associated with videos, genre headings, locally made videorecordings, "In" analytics, statements of responsibility, and collection level cataloging.
Keywords. Cataloging of video recordings, descriptive cataloging – rules; MARC format; Anglo-American cataloguing rules

The Microcomputer Revolution.  By Ann M. Sandberg-Fox
Abstract. With the introduction of the microcomputer in the 1980s, a revolution of sorts was initiated. In libraries this was evidenced by the acquisition of personal computers and the software to run on them. All that catalogers needed were cataloging rules and a MARC format to ensure their bibliographic control.  However, little did catalogers realize they were dealing with an industry that introduced rapid technological changes, which effected continual revision of existing rules and the formulation of special guidelines to deal with the industry’s innovative products. This article focuses on the attempts of libraries and organized cataloging groups to develop the Chapter 9 descriptive cataloging rules in AACR2; it highlights selected events and includes cataloging examples that illustrate the evolution of the chapter.
Cataloging of microcomputer software, Descriptive cataloging—Rules, Anglo-American cataloguing rules. 9. Computer files, electronic resources

Cataloging Remote Electronic Resources. By Nancy B. Olson
Abstract.  “Cataloging Remote Electronic Resources" provides a brief history of the development of cataloging rules for electronic resources, together with a thorough discussion of the descriptive cataloging of this material according to AACR2.  Rules used for cataloging include an October 2000 draft of the new chapter 9 approved by JSC.  MARC 21 coding and tagging of the bibliographic records is also included.
Keywords. Cataloging of electronic resources, electronic resources, MARC format, Anglo-American cataloguing rules

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