CLA Spring Fling: Music Cataloging Workshop Announcement

Cataloging Musical Scores and Sound Recordings Workshop

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Presented by CLA’s Technical Services Interest Group in partnership with the Music Library Association, Southern California Chapter

This workshop, part of the California Library Association (CLA) Spring Fling  program, is now open for registration at the CLA Spring Fling page. Space is limited, please sign up early!

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 8:30am-noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Location: John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Room B526, CSU Los Angeles and online via WebEx

Workshop content

This full-day workshop will focus on cataloging notated music and musical sound recordings.
Presenters will give overviews of the issues unique to musical formats, followed by discussions of how these general principles are dealt with in AACR2. Basic RDA principles will then be presented, with a focus on areas dealing with notated music and musical sound recordings.
Presenters will focus on the cataloging rules and give a brief introduction to some of the peculiarities of print scores and audio formats. The instruction format will allow time for attendees to work on problems and ask questions of the instructors.

Registration opens February 27, 2012

Attendees may register to participate in person or online. Registration deadline is April 6, 2012. Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided during breaks for in-person attendees.

Early bird registration / After March 30

$95 / $120
$70 / $95 CLA or MLA member
$40 / $65 Student Member


Nancy Lorimer, Head of Music Technical Services, Stanford University
John Redford, Music and Media Librarian, Biola University
Hermine Vermeij, Music Cataloger, UCLA

Speaker description:

Nancy Lorimer holds a BMus, Music History and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, and an MMus from the University of Edinburgh. She is former Chair of the Bibliographic Control Committee of the Music Library Association (MLA), and is currently a member of the Subject Access Subcommittee and Form/Genre Task Force in MLA and Chair of the Northern California Chapter of MLA. At Stanford, she is responsible for the acquisition and cataloging of music materials in all formats. Along with other Stanford catalogers, she currently performs all her original cataloging using RDA and recently began training a participant in the NACO music funnel in RDA headings.

John Redford holds a BMus from the University of Glasgow, an MM from the University of Redlands, a DMA from the University of Arizona, and an MLIS from San Jose State University. His responsibilities at Biola include copy and original cataloging of music and non-print materials, music collection development, reference and bibliographic instruction. He serves as an adjunct professor of piano literature and has also taught a music research methods course.

Hermine Vermeij holds an MLIS from UCLA and a BA in Music from UC Santa Cruz. She currently chairs the Music Library Association (MLA) Subject Access Subcommittee and is the MLA liaison to the ALA Subject Analysis Committee. She is active in genre/form projects within both MLA and ALA. In 2010 she participated as part of the MLA/OLAC group in the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test, cataloging scores and sound recordings using RDA. At UCLA she catalogs material for the Music Library as well as social sciences monographs in German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, and Tagalog.

Program Contacts:

Bie-hwa Ma
UC San Diego Libraries

Stephanie Roach
John F. Kennedy University Libraries



This workshop is part of CLA’s Spring Fling program series:
training, networking and more!

Workshop Flyer – PDF


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