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From: "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
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> From: "D. Blake Werts" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Thanks Steven for the suggestions. For me, database schema definitions
> > come later. What we should decide on first is the different pieces of
> > that we should be gathering while working through our sources
> > Myers Index, Schwann, etc..). Certainly the following:
> > record label,
> > record catalog number,
> > reference publication name,
> > reference publication year, month, day,
> > reference publication page number(s),
> > ???
> > My gut tells me that we should go ahead with gathering recording
> > as it is available when found, like composer, conductor, orchestra,
> > composition, etc.... what else?
> Well, what you are creating, then, is a fairly complete discography of
> classical music issued on 33-1/3rpm records...NOT a "date guide" for
> them! The difference is that a date guide would include only
> LABEL and CATALOG# for enough issues to allow unlisted numbers to
> be dated using interpolation, with each listing also including
> date of issue (possibly matrix number and recording date could
> be included...I have both in my DG, in separate lists).
> If you include artist(s), conductor(s), work(s) played and composers
> thereof...you now have to list every recording for which data can be
> found...which necessitates a much larger and more complex database
> and/or published version (which may be your preference, but will
> become a much larger project, as well as possibly falling victim
> to the "We can't issue it yet...it isn't quite finished...!"
> Steven C. Barr
I hear you loud and clear. It just seems to me that if I'm already typing
notes into the database, and I have the source material right there in front
of me, why not go ahead and get the rest of the information if it is at my
fingertips? It sure would be a much quicker job if only capturing label,
catalog number, and publication name/dates--agreed!
Is there a medium ground then?
D. Blake Werts