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International Standard Music Number Conference & Concert

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest post by Mary Wedgewood, Administrator, U.S. ISMN Agency and Senior Metadata Specialist, Music Division, Library of Congress. The ISMN (International Standard Music Number), which is first cousin to the ISBN and ISSN, is alive and well, and – here in the U.S. ! The Music Division of the Library of …

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Cataloger’s Corner: Interns, Where are They Now? Round 5

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is the fifth in a series of  guest posts by retired Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley. Rachel Weiss worked as a volunteer intern during the summer of 2011 cataloging the last thousand or so librettos in the Albert Schatz collection. Following her internship, Rachel pursued her MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating …

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Lincoln and the Blair House Binder’s Volumes

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post from retired Senior Music cataloger Sharon McKinley. The Academy Awards are over, and I was definitely rooting for Lincoln.  Daniel Day-Lewis in particular was wonderful, but then, we’re Lincoln partisans here at the Library, which is the home of the Lincoln papers. Staffers were consulted during production of the …

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That’s Entertainment! The Arthur Schwartz Papers

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by Music Archivist Chris Hartten and Senior Music Specialist Mark Horowitz. For you musical theater aficionados out there, the Music Division is thrilled to announce that our finding aid for the Arthur Schwartz Papers is now available online here. Schwartz is best remembered as a composer for a series of …

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Cataloger’s Corner: Interns–where are they now, Part 2

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is the second in a series of  guest posts by retired Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley. Former Junior Fellow Summer Intern Matthew D. Morrison is pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at Columbia University and writing a dissertation on “Sound in the Construction of Race in 19th-century America,” advised by George Lewis. After interning …

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Cataloger’s Corner: Interns–Where Are They Now?

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley. My colleague Mary Wedgewood and I were recently chatting about all our former interns and volunteers, and how much we’ve enjoyed working with them. Some were training for library work.  Some wanted to be performers. And a few just happened across our paths …

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Pic of the Week: Proud as a Peacock Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following post is by Music Cataloging intern Ruth Bright. While cataloging as an intern in the Music Division, I ran across this beautifully illustrated lithograph title page for a song tucked away inside an anonymous volume, one of approximately 290 volumes found at LC classification number M1.A15.  This volume of miscellaneous melodies contains many …

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Cataloger’s Corner: Mystery Score Identified!

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by Sharon McKinley, Senior Music Cataloger. Old sheet music can be brittle.  The pages are often dissected and bound into volumes by previous owners.  Sometimes a piece is simply missing pages. With all that, do you ever wonder how Library of  Congress catalogers can identify a piece?  I did …