L&I SCI 715: Music Cataloging (3 credits; online)
This course is for music librarians who want to specialize in resource description and technical services in music libraries, archives, or information centers. The course is designed for students with backgrounds in musicology, music history or performance as well as LIS coursework in resource description, subject analysis and classification.
The course includes detailed examination of the bibliographic control of music materials (primarily printed scores, sound recordings, and musical video-recordings) and their inherent bibliographic characteristics. The course covers special problems in the application of standard methods for descriptive cataloging and authority control (including Resource Description and Access), subject analysis, and classification of music materials. Reading and discussion cover the structure of music catalogs and requirements for the effective retrieval of music materials.
Students will use a draft of the forthcoming Describing Music Materials, 4th ed. by Richard P. Smiraglia and JIhee Beak.
This course runs from 26 May through 6 July, 2015
Pre-requisite L&I SCI 511 (Organization of Information), its equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Richard P. Smiraglia has defined the meaning of “a work” empirically, and has revealed the ubiquitous phenomenon of instantiation among information objects. The Nature of ‘A Work’ (Scarecrow, 2001) was the first monograph-length treatment of the work. With J. Bradford Young is is coauthor of The Bibliographic Control of Music, 1897-2000 (Scarecrow for MLA, 2006). He is the author of the recent books Cultural Synergy in Information Institutions and The Elements of Knowledge Organization (both Springer 2014). He is a former flautist, model railroader, an excellent chef, and an amateur linguist. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Knowledge Organization, published by Ergon-Verlag of Würzburg.
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Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor
Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge Organization
Knowledge Organization Research Group,
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
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J. Brad Young University of Wisconsin [log in to unmask]