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ERIC Number: ED102973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-8
Pages: 54
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Attitudes of Music Catalogers Toward Major Problems of Cataloging Music Scores and Phonodiscs.
Schaefer, Donald George
A questionnaire was sent to 150 music score and/or phonodisc catalogers, selected at random from 367 libraries at universities or colleges affiliated with the National Association of Schools of Music. The survey was designed to gauge their attitudes toward the existence of problems in the cataloging of musical scores and phonodiscs; the rating of such problems as major; and the variances found among the catalogers relative to years of experience, college degrees held, and the size of their collections. The questionnaire consisted of 15 different categorical problem statements found in library literature. Responses came from 86 catalogers with masters degrees or better and 14 with bachelors degrees or less. Data were tested using the modified Amplified Doolittle Computer Program. Analysis of variance revealed that the significant problem areas were: obtaining analytics for anthologies, making uniform title entries, and creating subject headings. Responses varied significantly relative to collection size and years of experience for analytics, subject headings, and expansion of card catalogs. Responses also varied relative to subject headings and college degrees held. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Graduate Dept. of Library and Information Sciences.