LCLS: CAP Manual: Cataloging: Call Numbers:

 

COMPACT DISCS (MUSIC) COLOR CODES:

 

Each adult music compact disc is assigned a color code as dictated by the chart below. (Juvenile CDs receive no such code.) Music genre can sometimes be determined from subject tracings. (See information below.)  Extremely general subject headings such as “Popular Music” should not influence the selection of a color code.  The All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com) can be used to determine musical genre when it is not clear to the cataloguer from other sources.  If determining the genre is still a problem, other cataloged items by the artist can be consulted or the cataloger can sample the CD.

 

COLOR

MUSIC GENRE

EXAMPLES

Determined by Subject Tracings?

WHITE

OPERA (overrides CLASSICAL)

Pavarotti, Placido Domingo

Yes and overrides CLASSICAL.

YELLOW

CLASSICAL (use only when an item cannot be classified as "white") (Includes non-rock/pop experimental music)

Strauss, Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, John Cage

Yes

BROWN

SOUNDTRACK (takes precedence over musical genre)

Any film or television soundtrack recording.

Yes, and overrides others.

GREEN

CHRISTMAS

(takes precedence over musical genre)

Any special Christmas album or collection.

Yes, and overrides others.

ORANGE

JAZZ

John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock

Yes

PURPLE

COUNTRY (including bluegrass)

Garth Brooks, Tammy Wynnette, Hank Williams

Yes

BLUE

ROCK (includes blues, folk and industrial) (overrides POPULAR)

Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Nirvana, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Baez, Dar Williams, B.B. King

No

RED

POPULAR (use only when an item cannot be classified as "blue" or "black") (includes electronica and techno)

Britney Spears,

Christina Aguilara, Gloria Estefan, Perry Como, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Chemical Brothers

No

PINK NOSTALGIC COLLECTIONS Entertainment Greatest Hits of 1972, Billboard Top Hits of 1965 No

BLACK

SOUL (To include soul, R&B, hip-hop, rap, reggae)

Nelly, TLC, Boys 2 Men, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley

Yes

GRAY

OTHER (use only when an item does not fall into the above categories) (includes world music)

 

No

       

[None]

JUVENILE CDs (include all CDs with the JUV “Age”)

 

No