When cataloguing scores for Special Collections different procedures are required.
Descriptive cataloguing should be done as for regular scores, however anything particular to the item in-hand, such as physical condition (i.e. missing pages), or other special characteristics should be documented. Physical characteristics should be put in a 593 note and follow the following wording: SC-SPCOLL copy: [descriptive phrase]. Other notes can be put in a 500.
Some collections may require a 500 note regarding the collection and the fonds. For example: SC-SPCOLL copy: Part of the Varpu Lindström fonds (F0558). Item not available for interlibrary loan. Please speak to the archivist responsible for the collection to find out if such a note is required.
Be sure to delete any notes from copy that pertains to another library’s edition. These notes may reference physical characteristics or gift notes.
Most scores in Archives and Special Collections (ASC) will