Know & Go: Deciphering Music Preferred Titles

Scheduled Dates

November 4, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description

Catalogers, increasingly given the task of cataloging music audio recordings and scores, are brought into contact with music preferred titles (AACR2 uniform titles). This Know & Go will help catalogers to better understand these access points and the RDA instructions for formulating them. Among the topics to be covered: the purpose of preferred titles; distinctive and non-distinctive music titles; when and how to add medium of performance; numeric designation of a musical work and key to preferred titles.

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Target Audience: 
Catalogers new to cataloging music audio recordings and scores.

Experience applying RDA instructions for creating access points for nonmusical works and expressions.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the purpose of preferred titles in music
  • Distinguish between distinctive titles and titles consisting solely of the name of one type of composition
  • Discern when to add medium of performance, numeric designation of musical work and key to a preferred title
  • Understand instructions on how to add these elements to a preferred title
  • Understand how to search names of musical works in OCLC.
Homework Expectations
  • None
  • This event is open to group registration; no CEUs are available for this event.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Emily Nimsakont -
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