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Cataloging Code

Each record has been given a unique cataloguing code number indicating its place in the archive, condition, the number of versions or copies present, and the extraneous marks added to the records by previous owners.

 

Genre

Playability

Condition

No. of Copies

Markings on label

Soul including Blues, Jazz, Gospel, R and B, Disco

S

Completely unplayable

0

Very Poor

0

­Unique

0

No damage

C

Reggae including Ska, Dub, Calypso

R

Technically unplayable

1

Poor

1

Version

1

Accidental damage

D

Lounge including Band

L

Playable

2

Fine

2

Covered

2

Deliberate erasures

E

Misc. including Pop, Rock and Roll, Country, New Wave

M

 

 

Good

3

Duplicated

3

Misc. marks (not listed below)

F

 

 

 

 

Very Good

4

 

 

Crosses

X followed by 1-9
0 = none present

 

 

 

 

Near Mint

5

 

 

Numbers

1 = present
0 = absent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters, including names and initials

1 = present
0 = absent

 

EG.

0418A R2-3-0 C0-1-0 = Record number 418, side A; reggae, playable and in good condition; no damage to label, marked with a number.

0084B S2-3-0 EX1-0-0 = Record number 84, side B; soul, playable and in good condition; deliberate erasures, marked with a cross.