The Accession Question: Putting Your Library in (Numerical) Order

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In this online session, members share information about using accession or acquisition numbers to organize music. You may be considering switching from an alphabetical system, merely curious, or have your own experiences to contribute. We’ll cover topics such why you may want to consider using accession numbers, how to get started, numbering considerations, how to handle gaps, address risks, and the rewards.

Jane Cross, Honorary Member; Archivist, Music Division - Library of Congress
Christina Eaton, Principal Librarian - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Russ Girsberger, Honorary Member; Librarian - U.S. Naval School of Music