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GLOSSARY

 

Author: all personal or collective nouns (associations, organizations, exhibitions, conferences, etc.) irrespective of the degree of responsibility (e.g. author, publisher of an early printed book, interpreter, dedicatee, etc.)

 

Title: all the titles present in the bibliographic citation: publication title, related titles (uniform title, original title, other titles such as – among others - incipit, etc...)

 

Subject: the topic or topics dealt with by the publication.
For searches: Only a limited percentage of records contains this access key; therefore, this type of search will return partial results.

 

Dewey classification - number: numeric symbol that catalogues publications into subject-based classes (for example 820= English and Old English literatures). For searches: Only a limited percentage of records contains this access key; therefore, this type of search will return partial results.

 

Dewey classification - description: Italian language description of the Dewey classification number. For searches: Only a limited percentage of records contains this access key; therefore, this type of search will return partial results.

 

All fields: words contained in the Author, Title, Subject, and Dewey classification – description fields.

 

Uniform title: title used in library cataloguing and assigned to a work that has appeared under different titles or in different languages. For example: Bible. Old Testament. Psalms; Così fan tutte. KV 588.

 

Place of publication: The place (city, country) where the document was published.
For searches: both the place of publication listed in the description (e.g. "Venetiis") and the place of publication listed in standardized form (e.g. "Venezia"); this generally applies to early printed material and, in part, to musical material.

 

Publisher: the name of the publisher of the work
For searches: both the name of the publisher present in the description and the name listed in standardized form serve as access keys; this generally applies to early printed material and, in part, to musical material (e.g.. "G. Ricordi" and "Giovanni Ricordi"). For early printed material, "Publisher" also indicates the typographer.

 

Keywords: all the words included in the text of the bibliographic citation, including in those fields for which specific searches are not available (notes, physical description, etc.).

 

ISBN: The International Standard Book Number is an international numeric code that identifies in an unequivocal and permanent manner a given edition of a book published by a specific publisher.
For searches: The ISBN can also be searched for without the hyphens used to separate the numbers in ISBNs used for Italian publications.

 

ISSN: The International Standard Serial Number is an international numeric code that identifies in an unequivocal and permanent manner a given periodical.
For searches: The ISSN can also be searched for without the hyphens used to separate the numbers.

 

BNI: number of the Italian National Bibliography [Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana].

 

ISMN: The International Standard Music Number is an international numeric code that identifies printed music in an unequivocal manner.

 

Plate number: his is the inventory number used by music publishers and is also printed at the bottom of the page; along with the publisher’s name, it identifies a musical publication. It can comprise a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols and may include the name and/or initials of the publisher, which name may be different from that of the publisher listed on the document.

 

Publisher’s number: catalogue number assigned by music publishers, which generally appears on the front page of printed music, and in some musical librettos. Its purpose is to identify a publication owned by the publisher.

 

RISM Number: number present in the Repertoire International des Sources Musicales which identifies printed and manuscript music editions

 

Sartori number: number assigned to bibliographic descriptions of musical librettos in Claudio Sartori, I libretti italiani a stampa dalle origini al 1800, Cuneo 1990-1994

 

SBN Identification: the identification code for the bibliographic record in the OPAC database.

 

Year of publication: the year in which the work was published. For searches: it is a refinement parameter for basic searchers, a filter for advanced searches, a specific search channel in the modern book, early printed book, and music screens. It is possible to set a start and/or an end date for the period of interest.

 

Bibliographic level:

  • Monograph: Non-periodical publication, generally conceived as a systematic treatise on a given topic, either in a single volume or a series of volumes.
  • Periodical: a serial publication that appears under the same title, at regular or defined intervals for an indefinite period of time, with each unit being progressively numbered or dated.
    For searches: For the most part, periodical should be searched for using the "title" channel. In order to know which libraries hold the relevant issues, users must consult the list of locations to find out the issues present in each individual library.
  • Subunit: contribution present in a monograph or in an article in a periodical, which does not have physical autonomy.

 

 

Language of publication: Language or languages in which the document is written, codified in accordance with norm ISO 639-2

 

Country of publication: Country in which the document was published or produced, codified in accordance with norm ISO 3166

 

Library: library that holds the publication.
For searches: the parameter to use is the code that identifies the library in the Registry of Italian Libraries - Anagrafe delle Biblioteche italiane (http://anagrafe.iccu.sbn.it).

 

Collection (series): A series of books published by the same publisher, with a common title, generally with the same layout and progressively numbered.
For searches: the parameter to be inserted in this field is the title of the collection and/or, when registered in the description, the publisher of the series.

 

Mark: strade mark left by the publisher, or by the typographer for early printed books.
For searches: this parameter makes it possible to select publications by a given publisher over a certain period. The following are recorded: a description of the image; the motto, if present, and the identification code for the mark. All this information is searchable.

 

Imprint: identification system for early printed publications

 

Name: for news related to musical material, the term "name" is used since encompasses the "author" intellectually responsible for the work of music (e.g. composer, adapter, transcriber, librettist, etc...), those responsible for the document (editor and copyist), those responsible for staging the work of music (e.g. choreographer, scenographer, performers, etc.) and other names mentioned on the document (dedicator, dedicatee).

 

Relation: filter that specifies the role played by a given person in relation to a specific work; e.g. "Beethoven" searched for as "Arranger" instead of "Composer".

 

Presentation: refers to the type of document containing the work of music (e.g. score, tablature, sheet music); this element is present only for printed and manuscript music

 

Shelf mark: for musical manuscripts, this is a unique identification mark within a given library. This field sometimes also includes the shelf location of a printed musical document.

 

Composition title: the title of the work of music contained in the document. Can include a significant or generic title followed by significant elements such as ensemble, tonality, catalogue number, etc...

 

Composition form: the manner in which a given composition is structured, reflecting its subdivisions, the succession and development of themes, and its rhythmic and harmonic structure (e.g. "sonata"), and reflects its subdivisions, successions, the development of themes, and its rhythmic and harmonic structure (e.g. "sonata", "cavatina", "children’s song", "duet", "gavotte" etc.).

 

Tonality: comprises the entirety of harmonic and melodic principles that regulate the links between chords and/or notes in a piece of music (it is understood to apply to Western music).

 

Opus number: number assigned by the composer himself, publisher, or editor to the works of a given composer in order to indicate the chronological order of their artistic output.

 

Order number: number assigned by the author or publisher to indicate the succession of compositions of the same musical form.

 

Thematic catalogue number: number in the thematic catalogue that indentifies individual compositions by an author.

 

Composition ensamble: identifies the means of performance, namely the voices and instruments necessary to perform a composition as it was conceived – as opposed to arranged, adapted, or reduced. Voices and instruments can be expressed in abbreviated form (Abbreviated ensemble, e.g. "2 str ", "1V", etc...) or in detailed form (Analytical ensemble, e.g. "pf,vl" to indicate "piano,violin", "S", to indicate soprano voice)

 

Tipo elaborazione: elaboration is understood as a generic term that indicates a creative modification of a pre-existing composition, without generating a new opus (e.g. "adaptation", "instrumentation", etc...).

 

Musical incipit: beginning of the melodic part of a musical composition.
For the search: the search must be performed through the relevant codification (e.g. "4F&6A"'C?&GBAG?/4F). The search can be performed using a full string or only the alphabetical part (which represents musical notes: in the example cited above, FACGBAGF)

 

Performance: draws together the information related to the performance of the musical work cited in the bibliographic record (genre, year, period, theatre, place, occasion)

 

Character: name of the character in the musical work cited in the bibliographic record

 

Specific material designation: defines the type of graphic file (eg.: photographic negative, drawing, painting). The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Primary support material: indicates the material used as support for the realization of the graphic document (eg.: paper, canvas, wood).The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Color: specifies the color range (eg.: monochrome, multicolored, black and white) of the graphic document. The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list

 

Techniques: specific in broad terms the technique with which you ran the graphic file (drawing / painting or print). The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Techniques (Drawings, Paintings): indicates the specific technique (eg.: ink, wax crayon) used to produce the document graph is a drawing or painting. The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list

 

Technique (Prints): indicates the specific technique (eg.: chromolithograph, etching, engraving) used to create the graphic document that is a print. The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list

 

Functional Designation: indicates the function (eg.: placeholder, calendar, educational cards) to which the graphic is intended. The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Type of scale: There are two informations: on the one hand it indicates whether the document is recorded one or more types of scale (single, multiple); on the other side is specified if the scale is linear, angular or otherwise. The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Constant Ratio Linear Horizontal Scale: indicates as a fraction form the relationship between the measures of the graphical representation and the corresponding actual measurements horizontal. E.g. in description "1:50.000". To search you type in the boxes denominator of the ratio, no points. In description may also appear a verbal expression about this relationship E.g. "Scala di pertiche modenesi 50=55 mm". In this case, if the relationship has not been converted by the cataloger as a fraction, the search can be performed only by "Keywords".

 

Constant Ratio Linear Vertical Scale: indicates as a fraction form the relationship between the measures of the graphical representation and the corresponding actual measurements vertical. E.g. in description "1:10.000". To search you type in the boxes denominator of the ratio, no points. In description may also appear a verbal expression about this relationship. E.g. "Scala grafica: 140 canne da braccia 6 l'una a panno=247 mm". In this case, if the relationship has not been converted by the cataloger as a fraction, the search can be performed only by "Keywords".

 

Prime meridian: meridian taken to refer to the longitude coordinates in the map document. Obviously a search for longitude is correct if you specify the prime meridian. You can select all the value from a drop-down menu.

 

Co-ordinates Longitude: indicate the extent of an area from west to east, in degrees, minutes and seconds.
For searches: inserting in the boxes a couple of extremes of longitude (east and west limits of the research) will select map documents that have at least one end hanging in the zone bounded by these two extremes.
By including the two extremes of latitude, that is, defining a rectangular area, you will select map documents that have at least one point falling in that area.

 

Co-ordinates Latitude: indicate the extent of an area from north to south, in degrees, minutes and seconds. The parallel of reference is the Equator
For searches: inserting in the boxes a couple of extremes of latitude (north and south limits of the research) will select map documents that have at least one end hanging in the zone bounded by these two extremes.
By including the two extremes of longitude, that is, defining a rectangular area, you will select map documents that have at least one point falling in that area.

 

Physical medium: indicates the base material on which it is executed or printed the map document. You can select all the value from a drop-down menu.

 

Physical form of publication: indicates the format of publication of the map document (eg.: single publication, as an attachment). The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list.

 

Form of Cartographic Item: indicates the type of representation in the map document (eg.: view section). The values ​​are chosen from two drop-down list