Sound Recordings Cataloging Workshop

Learning Objectives

By the end of the Sound Recordings Cataloging Workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between Record Types "i” and "j” and be able to list at least three kinds of ambiguous sound recordings that should be categorized as Type "i”.
  2. Explain the proper Type and Bibliographic Level coding for a sound recording that also happens to be a continuing resource.
  3. List the chief sources of information for sound recording discs and the prescribed sources of information for the major descriptive areas of a bibliographic record.
  4. Explain at least three major bibliographic differences that justify the creation of a new record for sound recordings.
  5. Explain the choice of entry for sound recordings that contain one work, two or more works by the same person or body, and works by different persons or bodies with a collective title.
  6. Explain the choice of entry for sound recordings that contain works by different persons or bodies without a collective title both in the "popular” and the "serious” idiom.
  7. Explain at least three instances where the use of field 006 may be appropriate.
  8. List at least two of the "bibliographic events” whose dates may be known in the cataloging of a sound recording and explain how to determine the most important dates.
  9. Explain when a sound recording duration belongs in field 300 and, when it does not, what are the options for listing durations.
  10. Explain how to use field 028 for multiple publisher numbers that are non-consecutive.
  11. List at least two of the types of standard numbers that should be coded in field 024.
  12. Explain at least three correct uses of field 246 and how its use is distinguished from that of field 740.
  13. Explain where the General Material Designation (GMD) should be placed.
  14. List the two 5XX fields in the record where performers might be included.
  15. Explain the difference between a standard contents note and an enhanced contents note.

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