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Instructions for Cataloging Scores and Parts for the SYL Collection

Before cataloging an item, organize the parts by instrument and complete an “SYL Orchestra Parts Checklist Form.” [Note: If parts are separated in a particular manner by symphony personnel, please do not combine the parts, but make note of the total number as appropriate. Ask if you have any questions.] The form is on the Music Library J:Drive/Symphony Library/Instrument Checklist/SYL Orchestral Parts Checklist Form.xls. Open the form and “save as” for the folder you are cataloging—save as SYL-[# on the folder], then on the form enter the SYL #, title, composer, and number of parts by each appropriate instrument. There is room to add additional instruments if not on the list. Save and print a copy to include in the parts folder. (If a folder has multiple volumes, a part list is made for each volume. Each volume should contain copies of all the parts list for each volume.) Make sure the file is saved on the J:drive in J:\Symphony Library\Instrument Checklist.

Use the Cataloging module in Millennium to add a new record to the TIGER catalog for the item you are cataloging. First, you will need to review the score/parts to find the composer and title. Then determine the uniform title and subject heading by searching TIGER and/or WORLDCAT.

Log in to the Cataloging Module using the student ID and password for Millennium.
ID: Music/bach
Initials: mustudent/bach

Select the “New” icon in the “Edit Functions” menu bar
Select the appropriate Bibliographic template: “mlsylbib”for ML Symphony Library.

You will be prompted to enter the following information: 
[Click on “next” after entering information for each prompt.]

Cat Date – use the date you are inputting the record (Shortcut to today’s date =”t”)

Publisher Number (028) (if applicable) – found on the bottom of each page (publisher plate number) or on the front cover (publisher number).

Call number (099) – Enter Call number 
Use assigned number on File Folder preceded by SYL, e.g. SYL-83

Author (100) – Enter composer/author name, including dates, as appropriate.
Always enter last name first. Use the authorized form for the composer/author name, including dates where appropriate. Find this by searching TIGER or WorldCat. You can copy and paste name from the “marc display” or manually enter correct form. For example, Mozart should be entered as Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,|d1756-1791. Not Mozart, W.A. or Mozart, W. Amadeus, etc. etc.

Uniform Title (240) – If we have this composition in TIGER in another format (miniscore, piano reduction, recording), you will be able to determine the uniform title by searching for the composer and title of the composition. (An example of a uniform title is “Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 1, op. 15, C major”). We will explain this in more detail as you begin entering records for the first time. Enter the uniform title by copying and pasting from TIGER record or enter manually. At this point, after clicking “next”, you will probably get the following screen “DUPLICATE RECORD FOUND” with a list of records that the system feels are duplicates. ALWAYS IGNORE THE DUPLICATE RECORD SCREEN AND JUST “CLOSE.”

The next prompt becomes available, the Title (245).

Title (245) – Enter the title of the piece as printed on the title page or caption titles of the score or parts. At the end of the title add the composer’s name as it appears on the item (this will be on the cover page or first page of the work in a caption title).
Example: Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67 /|cLudwig van Beethoven.

Edition (250) – This is an optional field. Enter information in this field only if there is something significant on the publication (e.g. Revised Edition., 2nd ed., etc.). This will be found on the cover page or the title page.

Publication (260) – Enter the place of publication, the name of the publisher and the date of publication or copyright, if available. [Many publications, especially turn of the century ones, do not have a copyright or publication date. And some publishers (Kalmus, for one) are notorious for not using dates]. 
FORMAT w/date = New York :|bKalmus,|cc1950
FORMAT w/o date = New York :|bKalmus,|c[n.d.] 
FORMAT no place, no date – [S.l.] :|bKalmus,|c[n.d.]
FORMAT no place, no publisher name, no date –= [S.l. :|bs.n.,|cn.d.]

Description (300) – In this field is entered the score (if applicable) and the Number of parts; e.g. “1 score + 70 parts.” If there is no score, just enter “70 parts.”

Subject (650) – Include a subject heading. Ex. Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 in c minor would have a subject heading of “Symphonies|vParts” – All symphonies should be categorized in this way. You will need to determine subject headings for other forms (concerto for violin, concerto for piano, symphonic poem, etc.). Best way to do this is find a record in a similar format and see what subject heading was used. You will become more familiar with this as you catalog.

When you have finished entering the bibliographic information (after the last prompt has been completed), you will be prompted to select a template for a new Item record. Select the template for Symphony Library Item (mlsylitem).

Enter the information as follows:

Call Number (099) – same as the Bibliographic record (e.g., SYL-83)

Volume (you will use volume numbers only for those folders that have a (1) and (2), etc. or A and B (e.g. v. 1, v. 2)

Barcode
(Two barcode labels of the same number will be used: One on the outside of the folder/file and the other on the parts list (if it is a multi-volume set, put barcode only on v.1 of the parts list). Apply barcodes, then enter into item record.)

Now you may save by clicking on the “SAVE” icon in the “Edit Functions” menu bar.

Adding Scores: If a score is included, add another item record for the score.

Scores will be put in large manila envelopes (12”x15-1/2” for scores shorter than 15 inches and in 12-1/2”x18” for scores taller than 15 inches). The envelope is prepared the same as the parts folder and labels affixed in the same manner (barcode, property label, call number and title label). If there are two or more scores, catalog one score and put the others in a separate envelope. With a black marker note “SYL-XXX SCO XTRA SCORES” in the upper left-hand corner and again in the lower right-hand corner.

To add the item record, click on the Summary tab, then select “Attach New Item.” Enter the same call number as the parts, but insert a “volume” field and type in “SCO” (the call number will appear as SYL-83 SCO). Assign barcodes in same manner as the parts but place duplicate barcode on front cover of score. Save.

Then edit the 650 in the Bib record by changing the |vParts to |vScores and parts. Always use the plural form (scores, parts) even if you have one score or one part. Save. The record is now complete.

Check the record in TIGER to see how it displays. If the record needs to be corrected, open the record in Millennium and edit as necessary.

TO EDIT: after opening record click on the “edit” icon in the “Edit Functions” menu bar. Edit by placing cursor in the field you want to change or use the “insert” button to add information. You can delete fields by clicking on the “Edit” drop down box (very top of page) and select “delete field” or simply place the cursor in the field and use the back space key.

NEXT: Labels

Go to the OCLC Cataloging Label Program to create a label:
Open the program from the label program icon on the desktop.
Click the “open file” icon and highlight the label file named “SYL-6.LBL”
Click “open”
Then click the “create label” icon
Input appropriate information.
Close and save.

The label forms contain 8 labels. You can wait and print labels after 8 folders have been cataloged or you can print one label at a time by reinserting the form and telling the printer on which column and row to print the label.

TO PRINT LABELS:
After opening the appropriate label file, click on the “searchlight icon” – a dialog box appears “Search label file”
Click “list all” – all labels that have been stored will appear.
Highlight the label(s) to be printed 
Click the “mark for print” icon (the letter “r” appears in the “print” column)

BEFORE PRINTINGINSERT THE LABEL FORM IN THE PRINTER (side to be printed, face up)
Click the “print marked labels” icon. A prompt appears with options to select the column and row to begin printing. Make appropriate selections as necessary.
Then say “OK”
The labels should print and the “r” changes to “c” to indicate the label has been printed.
The call number label will be applied to the “spine” of the folder/file and the title label will be applied over the “old” label or lower left hand corner folder front side. 
Each item should also contain a property label for Symphony Library (green label).

At the bottom spine of the cover flap, affix the call number. The barcode should be placed on the front of the folder (non flap side) with the property label under the barcode label.