I focused on original cataloging of scores. The skills I have learned from copy cataloging and enhancing bibliographic records has proven very useful in preparation for original cataloging. With this preparation, I now know what information needs to be recorded and how to format it in Marc.
Recording the medium of performance has been interesting to work on. I have decided to record it in the 048 field as well as the 382 field. While the 048, is not required in PCC, it may work better for some OPAC’s. This can be seen in Sojurn by Phillips (https://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/17415964).
Another challenge that I faced this week was providing original cataloging for a score written in Polish. I had to really take my time to transcribe and record the information properly and include all of the correct diacritics. The score that I cataloged was Niezbędnik biesiadny (https://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/17559684).