Call Number Creation

Call Number Creation

Contents

General Procedures for Music Sound Recordings

Call number suffixes

Example of Music Sound Recording

Special Case Listing

Call Numbers for Non-Music Sound Recordings

Example of Non-Music Sound Recording

Call Numbers for Cassette Tapes

General Procedures for Music Sound Recording Discs

  • Sound recording call numbers will be suggested by the Sound Recording Assistant in SMIL. The suggested number can be found on the print-out accompanying the item.
  • Use the record label number to create call numbers for sound recordings
  • The first element of the Call number is “DISC”
  • The second element is the record label number taken from the spine of the case. Transcribe the number exactly as it appears. Leave off the final number 2 if occurs after a final dash. Include letters and numbers.
  • Each element cannot excede 8 characters. The number must be broken up to fit on the label.
  • For letter and number combinations include a space after the word DISC, enter the letters as long as they do not exceed 8 characters, enter a period, enter any numbers and complete with “CD” for compact discs. There is no suffix for LP call numbers. Eg. DISC CDMRED.237CD, DISC SK.89505 For number combinations enter a period directly after the word DISC, enter the numbers, ensuring that the string does not exceed 8 characters including the period.
  • If a call no. ends with “CD”, do not add again
  • Take out any non alpha-numeric characters.
  • Take out letters or numbers inside a letter or number string. E.g. A2RG 001 becomes DISC ARG.001CD
  • Complete with the designation “CD”. Utilize the breaks that occur in longer numbers. Shelf list to ensure that the number is following other compact discs already in the collection.
  • Use the suffix CDBX for all boxsets.
  • The class scheme is TEXT.

Sound Recording Call Number Suffixes

Compact disc
CD
Compact disc box set , all clamshell cases
CDBX
Compact disc and DVD, separate discs
CD+DVD
Hybrid disc, one side CD one side DVD
CD-DVD
Accompanying Compact discs
Compact Disc

Example:

Call number creation example

Special Cases

For the full list of call number click here (.xls file)

The following labels are recorded as follows:

Berlin Classics DISC EDEL.xxxxxxx CD
BIS
DISC BISCD.xxxxCD
Burrentstone Music DISC BURRENST.xxxCD
Chandos DISC CHAN.xxxxCD
Col Legno
DISC WWECD.xxxxxCD
Columbia/Legacy DISC CK.xxxxxCD
CRD
DISC CRD.xxxxCD
CRI
DISC CRICD.xxxCD
ECM
DISC ECM.xxxxCD
Elektra
DISC E.xxxCD
Kalan
DISC KALAN.xxxCD
NAXOS
DISC NAXOS.xxxx CD
Numero
DISC NUMERO.xxxCD
Renovation Records
DISC RENO.xxxxCD
Rounder
ROUNDER CD.xxxxCD
Sub Pop
DISC SP.xxCD
Timpani
TIMPANI.1057CD
Victo
VICTOCD.099CD
VoxBox
DISC CDX.3607CD
West Virginia U. P.
DISC WVUPRESS SA.6CD
Zoe
DISC ZOE.011 431017CD

Call Numbers for Non Music Sound Recordings

This section refers to items that are non music sound recordings, such as compact discs of radio programs, audio documentaries, audio books or interviews. For sound recordings accompanying other matrials such as monographs see ” Accompanying Material Sound Recordings.”

  • All non-music sound recordings are classed with an appropriate LC class number for all locations
  • They have the suffix COMPACT DISC
  • The class scheme is LC

Example:

nonmusicex1

Call Numbers for Casette Tapes

  • The initial elements is “CASS”
  • The second element is the record label number taken from the spine of the case. Transcribe the number exactly as it appears. Leave off the final number 2 if occurs after a final dash. Include letters and numbers.
  • Each element cannot excede 8 characters. The number must be broken up to fit on the label.
  • Take out any non alpha-numeric characters.
  • Take out letters or numbers inside a letter or number string. E.g. A2RG 001 becomes CASS ARG.001
  • Utilize the breaks that ocurr in longer numbers. Shelf list to ensure that the number is following other recordings already in the collection.
  • The class scheme is TEXT.

Email any comments or questions to Stacy Allison-Cassin

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