Music Cataloging at Yale Sound recording cataloging

 Choice of Main and Added Entries for Sound Recordings

Sound recordings present many possibilities of name and title access points. Follow chapters 21 and 25 and the corresponding LCRIs, to determine the choice of main entry and added entries:

Choice of main entry
Flow chart from INCOLSA
Guidelines for added entries
Order of added entries

One composer

Two or more composers

Two or more composers

1-2 works 25.7A
3-5 works LCRI 25.34B
6 or more works LCRI 25.34B-C
With a collective title 21.23C, LCRI 21.23C
Without a collective title 21.23D,b
With a collective title LCRI 21.7B
Without a collective title LCRI 21.7C


Choice of main entry

One composer

Main entry for one composer, 1 work (25.7A)

Main entry for one composer, 2 works (25.7A)

Main entry for one composer, 3-5 works (LCRI 25.34B-25.34C)

Main entry for one composer, 6 or more works (LCRI 25.34B-25.34C)


Two or more composers

Main entry for two or more composers : with a collective title
If a sound recording has works by two or more composers and has a collective title, the main entry is under either:

Main entry for two or more composers : without a collective title (21.23D, b) (This rule refers to "classical" music)
If a sound recording has works by two or more composers without a collective title:


Guidelines for added entries

Order of added entries

Two or more composers

Added entries for two or more composers : with a collective title

(LCRI 21.7B) Main entry is under principal performer or title proper.
When there are twenty-five or fewer works needing two or more different name/uniform title headings, create up to fifteen headings following these guidelines:

Added entries for two or more composers : without a collective title

(LCRI 21.7C) Main entry is under name and uniform title for the first work (100/240)
When there are fifteen or fewer musical works requiring two or more name/uniform title headings, follow these guidelines:


Order of added entries

Make added entries from within any one of these categories in the order in which they appear in the transcribed areas of bibliographic record (LCRI 21.29)

Regardless of where personal names or titles or corporate names are found within the 245, 250, 260, and 5XX fields, they are entered in the 7XX fields in the following order:
° Personal name headings precede personal name/title headings.
  Within personal name/title headings, headings for related works precede headings for analytical titles.
° Corporate name headings follow any personal name or personal name/title headings.
° Corporate name/title headings follow.
° Uniform title headings precede any related or analytical title as added entry.

Added entries within each of these categories are given in the order in which they appear in the 245, 250, 260, and 5XX fields.

1. Personal name alone
     each heading given in the order in which the name appears in 245, 250, and 5XX fields
700 0_, 700 1_
2. Personal name/title:
     a. related title (the work is not included in the sound recording)
          each heading given in the order in which the name and title appears in the 245, 250, and 5XX fields.
     b. analytical title (the work is included in the sound recording)
          each heading given in the order in which the name and title appears in the 245, 250, and 5XX fields.

700 0_, 700 1_

700 02, 700 12
3. Corporate name alone
     each heading given in the order in which the name appears in the 245, 250, 260, and 5XX fields.
710 1_, 710 2_
4. Corporate name/analytical title
     each heading given in the order in which the name and title appears in the 245, 250, and 5XX fields.
710 12, 710 22
5. Uniform title
     each heading given in the order in it appears in the 245, 250, and 5XX fields.
730 0_, 730 02
6. Title
     each title given in the order in it appears in the 245, 250, and 5XX fields.
     generally add titles that are "distinctive" in nature.
740 0_, 740 02


Comments to Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
©Yale University Library Last revised February 5, 2009.