Mail from Simon Chambers:
I’d like to announce the launch of a new FRBR-based online music catalogue at http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au, which presents the Australian Music Centre’s documentation of music by Australian composers and sound artists.
The catalogue adapts the basic FRBR framework to incorporate additional entities beyond traditional bibliographic records, and to support additional functionality such as retail sales. Thousands of sheet music and audio samples are available through the catalogue, which also integrates our calendar of events (concerts/gigs featuring works in the catalogue) and online magazine (featuring articles about the people/works/etc held in the catalogue). The collection was previously catalogued in a MARC based system using AACR2.
Feedback is most welcomed as we continue work on developing the user-interface (which is somewhat raw at the moment…) and continue to populate additional data.
Online Manager, Australian Music Centre
Level 4, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000 — PO Box N690, Grosvenor
Place NSW 1220
ph. (02) 9247 4677 — fax. (02) 9241 2873 —
There’s no mention of AC/DC in their system so I picked something at random: Alice, an orchestral work by Gillian Whitehead. The works page links to two “products,” a score and a CD recording. Those are both Manifestations but I don’t see the Expressions listed, perhaps because it’s a very simple case. Have a look around and see what you find.