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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
311 - Notes on Notes: Introducing Archival Description of Notated Music, the Music Library Association's New DACS Supplement

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Members of the Music Library Association's Working Group for Archival Description of Music Materials present their brand-new Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) supplement, developed with input from SAA's Technical Subcommittee on DACS. You'll learn about the fundamentals of describing notated music, the need for a supplement, the group's approach to creating it, and how its recommendations can help bring hidden collections to light and facilitate efficient backlog processing to improve transparency in the archives.

Elizabeth Surles: Introduction/Increasing Transparency and Access through Description of Notated Music
Vincent J. Novara: Appraising the Enduring Value of Archival Music Materials
Matthew Snyder: Choosing an Approach to Processing Music/The Descriptive Implications
Karen Spicher: Applying DACS Descriptive Elements to Notated Music

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Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Institute of Jazz Studies
Elizabeth is archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She has master's degrees in musicology and library and information science and a certificate in special collections from the University of Illinois.

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Vincent J. Novara

Curator, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland
Vincent J. Novara is Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, where he earned his Master's of Music. A Certified Archivist, he has held archivist positions at UMD since 1994, and was appointed curator... Read More →
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Matthew Snyder

Archivist, The New York Public Library
Matt Snyder has been arranging and describing special collections for The New York Public Library since 2004, processing collections for NYPL's Music, Dance, and Theater divisions, as well as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Manuscripts and Archives Division... Read More →

Karen Spicher

Archivist, Yale University
Karen Spicher is an archivist at the Beinecke Library, where she processes and catalogs both music and literary manuscript collections. She completed an M.L.S. with an archives concentration at the University of Maryland and has a B.F.A. in music from the State University of New York... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Washington 6, [Exhibition Level]