William "Mac" Nelson

There are 21 included publications by William "Mac" Nelson :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Bernard Greenhouse: A Selected Discography 2011 36 Most numerous among the recordings of Bernard Greenhouse are those he made with the Beaux Arts Trio, the legendary ensemble of which he was the founding cellist in 1955 with pianist Menahem Pressler and violinist Daniel Guilet (later followed by viol...
The British Book Trade: An Oral History [Review] 2012 171 The British Book Trade: An Oral History is a collection of interviews drawn from the oral history project Book Trade Lives, which is part of the British Library Sound Archive’s more comprehensive project National Life Stories. Expertly edited by proj...
Cello Celebrations at UNCG:Cooperation between the University Libraries and the School of Music [Slides] 2007 61 Slides from a presentation delivered as the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association (SEMLA) conference in Jacksonville, FL, on October 19, 2007
The Cello Music Cataloger as Program Builder 2010 552 Established in 2006, the position of Cello Music Cataloger at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro blurs the traditional lines of demarcation between library technical services and public services. On the one hand, it is a position that dem...
Cello Music Collections at Jackson Library Support Performance, Teaching, and Research 2011 112 If there is a patron saint of UNCG’s magnificent Cello Music Collection, her name is Elizabeth Cowling (1910-1997). In fact, it is safe to say that if not for Cowling there would be no Cello Music Collection at UNCG. From the time of her arrival at W...
From the Continuing Education Coordinator [December 2012] 2012 141 I would like to welcome all of you to join us in San Jose for an engaging program of substantive offerings on RDA, WorldShare Management Services, and WorldCat Local, complemented by such perennial favorites as the MOUG Hot Topics session, the NACO-M...
From the Continuing Education Coordinator [December 2013] 2013 112 This is my last report as MOUG Continuing Education Coordinator, so I would like to begin by thanking you for the support you have offered the Program Committee and me over the last two years. I was a relative newcomer to the organization when I agre...
From the Continuing Education Coordinator [September 2012] 2012 111 At last year’s meeting in Dallas, I had conversations with many of you about the implementation of RDA and its implications for the MOUG 2013 program in San Jose, CA, February 26-27. Even more of you made it clear in your meeting evaluation comments ...
From the Continuing Education Coordinator [September 2013] 2013 123 It will likely come as no surprise to you that RDA remains the central topic of discussion among MOUG Program Committee members as we prepare for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, February 25-26. Our deliberations have been guided first by your...
Hot Topics in Music Librarianship 2007 47 McTyre started the discussion on a humorous note, asking a tough old question in an innocent tone of voice: “Weeding LPs. . . Is there an easy way?” This brought forth immediate warnings against the tendency to try and save everything. Then followed ...
How it Fits Together: AACR2, MARC, ISBD, and RDA [Slides] 2011 89 Slides from a presentation delivered to UNCG's LIS 640: Information Organization and Access class in 2010. The presentation discusses Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition (AACR2), Machine Readable Markup Language (MARC), International Stan...
Hyperconnected Access to Archival Music Collections: Cataloging, Finding Aids, and Social Media [Slides] 2015 61 Slides from a presentation on how to get researchers connected with an item in a collection and have the coming back for more. This presentation was delivered at the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association (SEMLA) conference on October 31,...
Music Cataloging and Special Collections: Access, Outreach, Scholarship, and Service [Slides] 2013 78 Slides from a presentation on music cataloging, cello music cataloging, special collections and how these activities relate to access, outreach, scholarship, and service. This presentation was delivered to UNCG's LIS 530 ALE (Music Librarianship) cla...
Plenary Session IV: Music in the OCLC WorldCat Redux 2011 42 According to Richard Smiraglia, he and Ralph Papakhian were both "just this side of being angry young men" back in 1981, when they published their study "Music in the OCLC Online Union Catalog: A Review." The two were parallel heads of music catalogi...
Promoting the UNCG Cello Music Collection through Digitization: The Bernard Greenhouse Project [Slides] 2012 47 Slides from a presentation that shows how the UNCG Cello Music Collection was promoted via a digitization project where the archival materials of Bernard Greenhouse were digitized. Originally presented at the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library As...
Saviors of Backcountry History: Brooks Gilmore 2012 126 In late March, 2012, I traveled from Greensboro, North Carolina, down U.S.Highway 421 to the Tick Creek area of Chatham County, near the small town of Bonlee.Here I spent a few days with my in-laws, Dr. Brooks Gilmore and his wife Dawn, at their ance...
Special Collections and Leadership: A Short Reflection on the ALA Emerging Leaders Experience 2008 56 “Cello Music Cataloger? You’re kidding. That’s really your title!?” This was the response of one of my fellow ALA Emerging Leaders (ELs) when she discovered what kind of work I do with the Cello Music Collection here at the University Libraries.
A Synthesis of Information from Current Resources on the Educational Needs of New Librarians 2007 1377 Our aim here is to identify current educational needs of new librarians for the purpose of usable comparison with the continuing educational offerings available nationwide. To this end we have reviewed a variety of available resources with an eye tow...
Techniques of Guitar Playing [Review] 2016 70 Hector Berlioz famously commented on the shortcomings of the guitar, among them a “weak sonority” that greatly restricted its use in ensemble (Berlioz’s Orchestral Treatise: A Translation and Commentary, trans. and ed. Hugh Macdonald [Cambridge: Camb...
The Transition to WMS: A Cataloger's View from the Middle of Things [Slides] 2013 57 A presentation delivered at the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) annual meeting in San Jose, CA in 2013. The presentation discusses a cataloger's view of the data migration that happened during UNCG's transition to using WorldShare Management Systems (W...
Vexation and Menace Indeed! Music Cataloging and Authority Work [Slides] 2014 64 Slides from a presentation on music cataloging and authority work delivered on March 25, 2014 to the LIS 641: Cataloging and Classification class at UNCG.