Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
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Heard Library, Vanderbilt University

Preconference

Music in Libraries: Just the Basics One-Day Workshop

Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
Thursday, October 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Early registration deadline extended to Sept. 30, 2013.

The Southeast Music Library Association (SEMLA) will host a preconference workshop Music in Libraries: Just the Basics at the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University directly preceding the 2013 SEMLA Annual Meeting. Workshops will be offered in Sound Recordings Cataloging, Videorecordings Cataloging, Music Reference, and Music Collection Development/Acquisitions.

This special preconference workshop is part of the Educational Outreach Program (EOP) of the Music Library Association (MLA). The EOP provides workshops on the basics of music librarianship to all currently working in or considering a career in libraries. These workshops are taught by instructors who are practicing music librarians and active members of MLA. The EOP is sponsored by the Education Committee of MLA and the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG).

Register online for the preconference workshop

After the preconference, participants are cordially invited to attend a free reception to continue our conversations about music librarianship with members of SEMLA.

Stay for the SEMLA Annual Meeting: Reduced registration (only $10) for the 2013 SEMLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 10-12, is available to preconference participants. Participants who register for the Music in Libraries preconference workshop will receive one year’s free membership in SEMLA.

Workshop Descriptions | Program & Workshop Materials | Rates, Travel & Accommodations


Workshop Descriptions

Conference participants may select two 3-hour workshops from the following:

Cataloging Sound Recordings

Participants in this workshop will enjoy a hands-on approach to cataloging sound recordings using RDA (Resource Description and Access). Together we will identify and answer crucial questions such as How do I now record titles and statements of responsibility? What are the chief sources of information for sound recordings? How do I decide on the title proper? How do I deal with relationships? How do I record publication/distribution/manufacturing statement? When do I input a new record? Sticking with the basics, we'll develop successful solutions to practical cataloging problems. Bring a musical sound recording to catalog. During the workshop, as fields or types of information are discussed, you will work out a record for your item. You will be able to take this partial catalog record home with you. Most catalogers will be dealing with a mix of AACR2 and RDA records in the future. This workshop will provide a grounding in RDA and highlight key differences in RDA and AACR2 cataloging. Enrollment limited to 24 participants.

Music Reference

Participants in this workshop will become familiar with tools and techniques to help locate recordings and printed music, as well as other sources of general information about music and musicians in various genres of music. We will identify some of the common problems encountered and discuss how to determine what the patron is actually trying to locate. Enrollment limited to 15 participants.

Cataloging Videorecordings in RDA

Join us for this workshop and learn the basic skills of video recordings cataloging in RDA (Resource Description and Access). Using a hands-on approach, we'll solve specific challenges posed by topics such as physical description, statements of responsibility, series issues, genre headings, relationships, new MARC fields used in RDA (like the 33x and 34x fields), and all those troublesome numbers--- 007, 028, 037, 030, and 024. Bring a music-related video recording to catalog. During the workshop, as fields or types of information are discussed, you will work out a record for your item. You will be able to take this partial catalog record home with you. Enrollment limited to 24 participants.

Music Collection Development / Acquisitions

Participants in this workshop will learn the basic tools and skills for purchasing, selecting and deselecting music materials for their library based on the needs of their user community. The workshop will include a lively discussion of vendors, approval plans/standing orders, and development policies, as well as some interactive exercises. Enrollment limited to 15 participants.


Program Schedule & Workshop Materials

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Cataloging Sound Recordings
(Powerpoint) (PDF)

Sarah Hess Cohen
Associate Librarian, Head of Music Cataloging
Florida State University

Sonia Archer-Capuzzo
Library Technician in Cataloging
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Music Reference: (Powerpoint) (PDF)
Music Reference Basic Collection: (MS Word) (PDF)

Sara Manus
Music Librarian for Education and Outreach
Vanderbilt University

Liza Weisbrod
Music and Government Documents Librarian
Auburn University

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 5:00

Cataloging Videorecordings in RDA
(Powerpoint) (PDF)
MARC Fields Cheatsheet: (MS Word) (PDF)

Sonia Archer-Capuzzo
Library Technician in Cataloging
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Sarah Hess Cohen
Associate Librarian, Head of Music Cataloging
Florida State University

Collection Development / Acquisitions
(Powerpoint) (PDF)
Additional Resources

Sarah Dorsey
Head, Music Library
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Lisa Hooper
Music & Media Librarian
Tulane University

5:00 – 5:30 Wrap-up / Evaluation
5:30

SEMLA Reception

Community Room, Heard Library


Rates

Lunch, snacks, course materials and good discussion provided.

Cost: Early registration, $85 (valid until September 30); Student registration, $40 (valid until September 30); Regular registration, $100 (onsite or online after September 30). Parking is not included in the cost for registration but is available at Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170 (21st. Avenue & Scarritt Place)

Register online for the preconference workshop

Travel and Accommodations

See the information from the main conference sections on Travel and Hotels. Our group lodging rate also applies to the preconference. See also the other links on the main conference website for more information.

Additional questions about the preconference may be directed to Grover Baker (grover.baker@mtsu.edu).