Providing Bibliographic Access to Archival Sound Collections: A Case from the J. David Goldin Collection of Transcription Discs at UMKC
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As new tools and technologies continue to develop and as budgets decline or remain stagnant, libraries and archives have increasingly turned to automation of standard process. This increased efficiency has allowed for a shift in focus to exposing unique collections; however, providing bibliographic access to these collections present many challenges. In 2008, the University of Missouri—Kansas City was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to catalog approximately 10,000 transcription discs from the J. David Goldin Collection. This presentation will touch on the importance of providing bibliographic access to sound collections, present some challenges and solutions to consider for exposing the content of archival sound collections, provide audio clips of select programs, and address future plans for digital and content access.