Making Numbers and Dates Add Up for Music Materials

Jefferson C
I can use the Podium PC (with Windows)

This session aims to demystify the various sorts of numbers and dates associated with music materials (primarily printed music and sound recordings, but also "music-like" numbers in books). Types of numbers to be covered will include plate and publisher numbers for printed music; issue and matrix numbers for sound recordings; various sorts of standard numbers (the International Standard Music Number, the Uniform Price Code, the European Article Number); and numbers that don't matter in cataloging. Since the majority of music resources do not carry explicit publication dates, the role of copyright dates as surrogates will be covered. While there will be explicit talk of MARC tagging and coding, public-service librarians may be interested in understanding what they see in catalog records. The discussion of dates will include both AACR2 and RDA instructions.