Copy Cataloging of Medieval Liturgical Manuscript Reproductions: Lessons Learned at the UNC Music Library.
The description of medieval liturgical manuscripts has been problematic throughout the years. Until the recent publication of Descriptive Cataloging for Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts (AMREMM), catalogers in a general library setting had no adequate standards for creating AACR2-compatible records for these items. This paper describes issues encountered while cataloging reproductions of medieval liturgical manuscripts. It also provides general information to assist the non-specialist cataloger who lacks a background in medieval studies in describing medieval liturgical manuscripts. The paper discusses the use of outside sources, search techniques for locating copy in OCLC, the provision of subject access, and offers a brief introduction to medieval Western liturgy and liturgical books.
Advisor:Jerry D. Saye
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:manuscripts cataloging religious literature medieval copy microform reproductions transliteration
Date of Publication:04/10/2007