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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MUSIC LIBRARY ENTERS 42 MILLIONTH BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1999--The University of Miami music library entered
the 42 millionth bibliographic record into WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union
Catalog) on Aug. 3. The record was for "A Dream of Spring: For Piano," a
musical score written by George F. Kendall.
Two of the last three gold records have been entered by Florida music
libraries. Eric Petersen, music librarian at the Harid Conservatory Music
Library in Boca Raton, entered the 40 millionth record on Oct. 4, 1998. Mr.
Petersen now works in the University of Miami music library.
"I was not even aware that the millionth record was coming up," said
Magdalena del Monte Tinsly, cataloging assistant and student supervisor at
the Albert Pick Music Library on the University of Miami campus, who entered
the 42 millionth record.
"I was innocently entering records, just enjoying my work. I didn't know we
were even close. I was very happy to learn that we had hit the millionth,"
said Dr. Tinsly.
Originally from Cuba, Dr. Tinsly earned a doctoral degree in philosophy at
the University of Havana. She also studied at the University of Munich,
Dr. Tinsly has worked in museums and libraries, and has taught Spanish and
literature. She has also served as a translator and has written for several
In addition to Spanish and English, Dr. Tinsly speaks German, French and
Italian. She also reads Portuguese, Latin and some Ancient Greek and
Russian languages. "The languages help a great deal in cataloging music
since a large number of publications come from outside the United States,"
"I love libraries," said Dr. Tinsly. "I think it's the most beautiful thing
to handle this music. I love my job."
Dr. Tinsly said many musicians retire to the Miami area and often donate
music to the library. The library contains musical scores, sound recordings
(CDs, LPs and cassettes), music course reserves, and part of the library
system's collection of music reference books.
The Albert Pick Music Library is a division of the Otto G. Richter Library,
the general research library and the largest among the University of Miami
Libraries, and is located in a separate building in the music school
complex. The music library serves the students and faculty of the School of
Music and the University of Miami. It is open to the community for use in
research. Nancy Zavac, professor of music bibliography at the University of
Miami School of Music, is head librarian.
The library, a member of the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), opened
in 1957 and was made possible through a contribution from the Albert Pick
Fund. The late Albert Pick Sr., for whom the library is named, was a hotel
owner, financier and noted philanthropist who resided in Chicago and Miami.
The University of Illinois at Chicago entered the 41 millionth bibliographic
record into WorldCat on March 19.
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