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From: "digest Peter Hirsch" <[log in to unmask]>
> <I'm hoping that those of you cataloging archival collections (as opposed
> <processing and creating finding aids) may be able to help me out.
> <I just posted this over on MLA-L and then realized that maybe it is at
> <least as logically targeted at sound archivists as to music librarians.
> <Sorry for any duplication.
> <- Peter Hirsch
> <We have an important collection of papers generated by a record producer.
> <There is some correspondence and other papers, but the huge bulk of the
> <collection are files devoted to recording sessions and each of these
> <contains a log that lists takes, personnel, etc. We try to affix
> <appropriate 655 Form/Genre headings to our records and our two primary
> <thesauri for these headings are LCSH and the Art and Architecture
> <(AAT) form the Getty Foundation. Neither of these have yielded a term
> <seems to fit. AAT has "logbooks" but the usage note seems to indicate
> <these are more likely to be found in a nautical setting than in a
The term used during the "78 era" which may or may not be applicable to
modern multi-track recordings, including overdubbing, is "ledgers."
Steven C. Barr