Music Cataloging at Yale Sound recording cataloging

Local practices for 78 RPM recording cataloging

Examples of MARC holdings for Historical Sound Recordings
Tag 852 = call number
   Indicator 1: 8 = local classification
   Indicator 2: 0 = single disc
   Indicator 2: 1 = multiple disc set
Tag 866 = volume holdings (for multiple disc set)
   Indicator 1: 4 = detailed extent of holdings information
   Indicator 2: 1
b = holding library (‡b mushsr)
t = copy number (‡t 1, ‡t 2, etc.)
x = staff note (box number)

single disc, with single number:
852 8 0 ‡b mushsr ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __



single disc, with consecutive matrix numbers:
852 8 0 ‡b mushsr ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __



multiple disc set:
852 8 1 ‡b mushsr ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __
866 4 1 ‡8 0 ‡a disc [ ]-[ ]



multiple copies require a separate MFHD for each copy.
Use ‡t [_] to indicate 1st, 2nd, etc. copies:

For copy 1:
852 8 0 ‡b mushsr ‡t 1 ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __

For copy 2:
852 8 0 ‡b mushsr ‡t 2 ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __

Copy 1:


Copy 2:


multiple copies of a multiple disc set require a separate MFHD for each copy:
For copy 1:
852 8 1 ‡b mushsr ‡t 1 ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __
866 4 1 ‡8 0 ‡a disc [ ]-[ ]

For copy 2:
852 8 1 ‡b mushsr ‡t 2 ‡h [label name] [label number] ‡x Box __
866 4 1 ‡8 0 ‡a disc [ ]-[ ]

Copy 1 has 3 discs:


Copy 2 has only discs 1 and 2:



Comments to Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
©Yale University Library Last revised July 3, 2012.