Library has a large collection of music compact discs, which cover many genres
of music. These are cataloged according to AACR and classified with LC call
numbers. The CDs are kept in file cabinets in the Circulation department.
Usually a title search will bring
up the music CD. If that doesn't work it might be necessary to search for the
music CD by the composer. Every now and then the Acquisitions unit doesn't find
a record in Connexion for the music CD. The standard phrase "Music CD on order"
is put on the provisional record. This phrase can be searched as a title in
Voyager. It will bring up all of the music CDs with provisional records.
There are several ways to search music
CDs. Sometimes all of them will have to be tried.
Music number (mn:) This is the publisher number on the
music CD. Search the publisher number with and without any letters that may
appear before it. It is sometimes possible to search the UPC (barcode) number
on the music CD. The music number and UPC are specific to each music CD, so these
are really the most preferred searches. Use these searches FIRST,
then try the others if no results are obtained.
Title search either using sca ti=
When doing the title search there
are sometimes differences between the titles on the CD itself, the jewel case
front, and the jewel case spine. Try them all.
Composer search using a sca pn= or
Composer, Title search 4,4
Sometimes a search for conductors
or performers (whether an instrumentalist or a singer) will bring up the music
Music publisher with date
qualifier fin pb=publisher name/date. The date qualifier comes from the date
found on the CD's jewel case.
This search is really the last
most desperate search. It will return the most responses when it works.
If none of these categories are appropriate, please speak with Ann about a call number.
Verify that the newly created call number fits in to the existing call number index.
***Note*** Sometimes the CDs will come with notes (booklet) that will not fit in
the jewel case. The following is the procedure for handling these notes.
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