Music Cataloging at Yale RDA

Publisher's and plate number for music (RDA 2.15.2 & 2.15.3)
In progress

Identifier for the manifestation (2.15) | Facsimiles and reproductions (2.15.1.3) | More than one identifier for the manifestation (2.15.1.5) | Qualification (2.15.1.7)
MARC 028 field: Publisher number | LC and OCLC examples

(2.15) Identifier for the manifestation
a character string associated with a manifestation that serves to differentiate that manifestation from other manifestations.

If there is more than one identifier for the manifestation, prefer an internationally recognized identifier, if applicable.

Best practices for music cataloging, draft: MLA recommendation: If feasible, record all standard identifiers present on the item, including but not limited to the following. MARC coding is indicated in parentheses:
   ° ISBN (020)
   ° ISMN (024/1st indicator 2)
   ° EAN or ISMN-13 (024/1st indicator 3)
   ° UPC (024/1st indicator 1)
   ° Issue number (sound recordings) (028/1st indicator 0)
   ° Matrix number (sound recordings) (028/1st indicator 1)
   ° Videorecording number (028/1st indicator 4)
(2.15.1.3) Facsimiles and reproductions
When a facsimile or reproduction has an identifier or identifiers associated with the original manifestation as well as with the facsimile or reproduction, record the identifier associated with the facsimile or reproduction.

Record any identifier associated with the original manifestation as an identifier for a related manifestation (27.1).
(2.15.1.5) More than one identifier for the manifestation
If describing a resource consisting of two or more parts and there is an identifier for the resource as a whole as well as identifiers for the individual parts, record the identifier for the resource as a whole.
When describing only a single part, record the identifier for that part.
Optional addition: Record both the identifier for the resource as a whole and any identifiers for individual parts.
Add a qualification to each identifier by applying the instructions at 2.15.1.7
LC practice/PCC practice for Optional addition: When adding a part to a multipart monograph description, always give the identifier for the part. Optionally, add identifiers for any parts of a multipart monograph or serial.

Alternative: If there are more than three identifiers for individual parts, record only the first identifier and the last identifier.
     ° If the identifiers are
          » consecutive, separate them by a hyphen.
          » not consecutive, separate them by a diagonal slash.
LC practice/PCC practice for Alternative: Do not give a span; give each identifier.
Best practices for music cataloging, draft: Follow LC-PCC PS. This includes cases where scores and parts bear separate identifiers.
Follow LC-PCC PS for alternative.
(2.15.1.7) Qualification
If the resource has more than one identifier of the same type, record a brief qualification after the identifier.
If the resource has only one identifier, add the type of binding, if considered important for identification.
If identifiers for parts of the resource are recorded (2.15.1.5), follow each identifier with the designation of the part to which it applies.
(2.15.2.1) Publisher's number for music (2.15.2.2) Plate number for music
numbering designation assigned to a resource by a music publisher that normally appears only on the title page, the cover, and/or the first page of music
     ° may include initials, abbreviations, or words identifying the publisher

Best practices for music cataloging, draft: If feasible, record all publisher's and distributor's numbers appearing on the item.
Record the name of the publisher or distributor associated with the number in 028 ‡b, in the same form as that transcribed in the publisher's/distributor's name element.
For reprint scores, optionally record the publisher's number(s) pertaining to the original manifestation in 028/1st indicator 3. Do this in addition to formulating a structured or unstructured description of the related manifestation (27.1).
     ° If this description includes the publisher's number(s), set 2nd indicator to 0.

Example:
2013560123 Edition Peters no. 7531.
2013560103 Publisher's number: Edition Peters no. 7786.
a numbering designation assigned to a resource by a music publisher that is usually printed at the bottom of each page, and sometimes also appears on the title page
     ° may include initials, abbreviations, or words identifying the publisher
     ° may be followed by a number corresponding to the number of pages or plates
          » Note: This varies from AACR2 practice to not consider a corresponding to the number of pages to be a part of the plate number

Best practices for music cataloging, draft: If feasible, record all plate numbers appearing on the item.
Record the name of the publisher or distributor associated with the number in 028 ‡b, in the same form as that transcribed in the publisher's/distributor's name element.

When a designation such as "no.," "Nr.," "cat. no.," "Ed. Nr." appears with a plate number, do not consider it to be part of the number and do not record it with the number in 028/1st indicator 3). If, however, initials, abbreviations, or words identifying the publisher also appear with the number, transcribe the entire statement as it appears in a 500 note, even if this means giving again a publisher's name already transcribed as such. Do this in addition to recording the number in 028; set 2nd indicator to 0 in this case.

For reprint scores, optionally record the plate number(s) pertaining to the original manifestation in 028/1st indicator 2. Do this in addition to formulating a structured or unstructured description of the related manifestation (27.1).
     ° If this description includes the plate number(s), set 028 2nd indicator to 0.
Sources of information
(2.15.2.2) Take publishers' numbers for music from any source (2.15.2.3) Take plate numbers for music from any source
Recording Publisher's and plate number for music
(2.15.2.3) if a publisher's number is preceded by an abbreviation, word, or phrase identifying the publisher, include that abbreviation, word, or phrase as part of the number (2.15.3.3) If a plate number is preceded by an abbreviation, word, or phrase identifying the publisher, include that abbreviation, word, or phrase as part of the number


MARC 028 field: Publisher number
Indicators 1st (type of publisher number) 0 = issue number (for sound recordings)
1 = matrix number (for sound recordings)
2 = plate number (for scores)
3 = other music number (publisher's number) (for scores)
4 = Videorecording number
5 = Other publisher number
2nd (note/added entry controller) 0 = no note, no added entry
1 = note, added entry required
2 = note, no added entry
3 = no note, added entry required
Subfields ‡a publisher number: The number assigned by the publisher
‡b source: The source varies according to the type of material and the type of publisher's number being recorded. For scores, use the publisher's name. For sound recordings and videorecordings, use the label name.
‡q (new subfield for 2.15.1.7) Qualifying information: qualifiers associated with the number such as part to which number pertains, where number found on item, etc.
Examples:
‡q (on label)
‡q (parts)


Music publishers plate numbers: a list of publishers on IMSLP, many with plate numbers and dates of publications, to help estimate a date for a score with no date of publication.

Circumstances under which an explicit note for plate or publisher's number would be made:
1. a phrase precedes the number
2. there is a range of plate numbers or publishers numbers, or numbers in multiple volumes
3. the item is a reprint and the number applies to the original publisher.


LC and OCLC examples

Single plate or publisher's number:
2012564395
028 32 EP 7958 ‡b Edition Peters

#823380376
028 32 HL00296899 ‡b G. Schirmer, Inc.

#844732215
028 22 M.W.&Sons 7467-5 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons

#841387176
028 32 MB 0211 ‡b Musica Baltica

2012562743
028 22 2106-4 ‡b J.L. Peters

2010536133
028 22 28 283 H.L. ‡b Editions Henry Lemoine

2012571074
028 22 L & Cie 542 ‡b Chez Mme. Lemoine & Cie

#43722937
028 22 D. & F. 14817 ‡b Editions Durand

#498308885
028 22 D. S. 3731 ‡b Durand & Schœnewerk

2013561002
028 22 342-40199 ‡b Merion Music, Inc.

#838538510
028 22 7177. P.351 HL ‡b Henry Lemoine

#840127383
028 22 S. 2624. (16) ‡b Schonenberger

2013561005
028 22 27531H.L. II/06 ‡b Editions Henry Lemoine
     ° "II/06" may actually be date of publication and not part of the plate number.

These examples follow 2.15.2.2 and include the final number, which corresponds to the number of pages:
#851697420
028 22 H. 1266 (2) ‡b Heugel et Cie.
     ° Resource has 2 unnumbered pages.

#853665900
028 22 ASP12-951-04 ‡b Abundant Silence Publishing
     ° Resource has 4 pages.

Both publisher's and plate number appear on item:
#850969380
028 32 EP 3087a ‡b C.F. Peters
028 22 8951 ‡b C.F. Peters

#654302342
028 32 DF 10852 ‡b Durand
028 22 D & F 10852 ‡b Durand

#832742047
028 22 CLE-146 ‡b Composers Library Edition
028 32 494-02931 ‡b Theodore Presser Company

Multiple publisher's or plate numbers
2011568076
028 32 AMP 8256 ‡b Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
028 32 50490421 ‡b Hal Leonard Corporation

2012563237
028 32 ED 446 ‡b G. Schirmer, Inc.
028 32 HL50334620 ‡b Hal Leonard Corporation

Number is preceded by a phrase:
2013560267
028 30 68149 ‡b Edition Peters
500      Publisher's no.: Edition Peters no. 68149.

2013560103
028 30 7786 ‡b Edition Peters
500      Publisher's number: Edition Peters no. 7786.

Range of numbers:

Consecutive numbers

Non-consecutive numbers
Three or more non-consecutive numbers:
2012564339
028 20 M.W. & Sons10031 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10039 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10042 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10043 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10048 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10025 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
028 20 M.W. & Sons10028 ‡b M. Witmark & Sons
500      Plate numbers: M.W. & Sons10031/11028.

#841753687
028 20 19025 ‡b Boosey & Hawkes
028 20 19256 ‡b Boosey & Hawkes
028 20 19131 ‡b Boosey & Hawkes
500      Plate number: 19025 (movement 1), 19256 (movement 2), 19131 (movement 3-4).

Numbers vary on single item
2012564371
028 32 EP 7807 ‡b Edition Peters
028 30 7807 ‡b Edition Peters
500      Publisher's no.: Edition Peters no. 7807.

#820172542
028 30 68221 ‡b C.F. Peters Corporation
028 30 51022 ‡b C.F. Peters Corporation
500      Publisher's no.: Edition Peters no. 68221 (on page 1: 51022).

2013560103
028 20 15a ‡b Edition Peters
028 20 15b ‡b Edition Peters
500      Plate numbers: 15a (violin 1), 15b (violin 2).

Numbers on score and part vary:
2013560113
028 20 MXE36F ‡b Carl Fischer
028 20 MXE36M ‡b Carl Fischer
500      Plate numbers: MXE36F (score), MXE36M (parts).

Numbers on multiple volumes vary:
2013568084
028 20 PRB HGII-5 ‡b PRB Productions
028 20 HG2-V-5 ‡b PRB Productions
028 20 PRB HGII-7 ‡b PRB Productions
028 20 HG2-VII ‡b PRB Productions
500      Plate numbers: PRB HGII-5 (v. 5, score), HG2-V-5 (v. 5, vocal score and parts); PRB HGII-7 (v. 7, score), HG2-VII (v. 7, vocal score and parts).

Reprints
2012563881
500      Originally published: Milan : F. Lucca, [1860?]. Plate number D 12368 D.

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