You could try IASA Cataloguing Rules, here: https://www.iasa-web.org/cataloguing-rules
They’re based on AACR2, and date from 1999.
Like Paul Jackson says, what’s included depends very much on the purposes.
You could also try music library associations, like IAML and MLA, and their listserves. They may have some rules for cataloguing recordings, even though they’re not recording collectors.
> Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 01:35:28 +0200
> From: Hugh Paterson III <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Discography style sheets
> are there any well established stylesheets for discographies? I mean in
> academic publishing we have MLA, APA, Harvard, IEEE, Chicago, etc. So I am
> un familiar with the stylesheets used in discographies.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> - Hugh Paterson III
> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:56:04 -0700
> From: "Paul T. Jackson" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Discography style sheets
> Unfortunately, because of the topics, artists, record labels, et al,
> discographies vary with the information collected and published.
> It's not unlike developing an Index for a book.
> Some discographies, like rare auto racing book collections, include
> information not used except for serious researchers into older recordings.
> Many such collections collect only the information they need depending on
> what their work is for or required. An auto race car collection, for
> instance, included information about chasis and engine serial numbers, as
> they restored and resold such cars.
> I developed a 'catalog' style for recordings used at a radio station, a
> music publisher, a law library. Each had different criteria for the
> information used.
> Most likely the most complete 'discographical style' will be that found
> with archives preserving historically significant recordings.
> For that I would contact Indiana University Media Preservation project with
> Sony-Menon https://mdpi.iu.edu/memnon/index.php
> Paul T. Jackson
> Trescott Research
> Steilacoom, WA 98338
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