Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Cataloguing Commission

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Cataloguing Commission

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The Cataloguing Commission hosted one session at the conference in Naples. The first paper was given by Cristina Magliano of the Istituto Centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le Informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU) in Rome under the title: 'Cata loguing Music in the Italian National Library Network SBN--A New Guide'. The paper outlined recent initiatives in Italian music cataloguing:

* the conversion of the SBN Musica central database into the SBN catalogue

* the distribution of new national central services

* the creation of an SBN protocol to facilitate online cataloguing of printed and manuscript music, sound recordings and libretti using specific music fields in UNIMARC

The increase in shared cataloguing reinforced the requirement to conform with both national and international rules and standards. ICCU acted as a central coordinator for work from 2002 onward to revise the 1975 Italian RICA rules in collaboration with a music working group from IAML Italy. ICCU publishes various documents on its website relating to the new SBN protocol and definitions of UNIMARC tags for music materials. The structure of the new SBN guide for cataloguing music was de scribed along with details of name access points and rules for music uniform titles.

The second paper, 'Digitizing and Indexing Italian Music Periodicals (1800-1950)' by Marco Capra (Istituzione Casa della Musica--CIRPeM, Parma) was delivered in his absence by Federica Biancheri from the same institution. This paper described a co-operative project involving the Italian national Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, the local government Istituzione Casa della Musica and the Centro Internazionale di Ricerca sui Periodici Musicali (CIRPeM) to digitize the collection of Italian music periodicals on paper and microfilm from the collection of the CIRPeM research centre, now held in La Casa della musica. The project concentrates initially on two specific topics: Giuseppe Verdi, and Arturo Toscanini and the myth of the conductor. …

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