CMC Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the two Cataloging and Metadata Committee business meetings is available at the following link: Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please join us! Beth

Genre/Form Task Force Final Report

The final report of the Genre/Form Task Force is available. Thank you to this long-enduring group for their work to develop the music portion of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms! MLA CMC Music Genre Form Task Force Final Report

CMC Town Hall Agenda 2016

CMC Town Hall Agenda 2016 Introduction (Beth Iseminger) LC Demographic Group Terms (Casey Mullin) FRBR-LRM, RDA Subject Chapters, Governance Changes, and Internationalization (Kathy Glennan) Popular Music and RDA (Tracey Snyder, Kevin Kishimoto) Music for Metadata Resources Demonstration (James Soe Nyun) BIBCO Music Funnel Introduction (Linda Blair) Discussion and Q&A

Best Practices for Using LCMPT (newly revised and expanded!!)

Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the release of the expanded, revised 2016 edition of the document Best Practices for Using LCMPT. Based on feedback from the community and over a year of collective experience applying LCMPT terms in cataloging since the release of the vocabulary, this revision is considerably more robust than the original “provisional” version […]

BIBFRAME Task Force Final Report

Please read the final report of the BIBFRAME Task Force.  This report provides a thorough and timely overview of the state of music-related BIBFRAME work to date. BIBFRAME Task Force Report

RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The February 9, 2016 release of the RDA Toolkit included a variety of revisions to MLA’s Best Practices and the supplements.  BP 1.7.5 now includes recommendations related to typographical devices used as separators (as in Colchester · Essex · England) and symbols that cannot be reproduced (such as the four symbols that form the title […]

ALA Midwinter 2016 SAC Notes

Notes from the meetings of the Subject Analysis Committee and its Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation are available at: Casey Mullin Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

Vocabularies Subcommittee 2016 business meeting agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee meeting at MLA’s 2016 Cincinnati annual meeting is available at: All are welcome to attend the meeting. Please join us! Casey Mullin Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

ALA Midwinter 2016 PCC and CAPC Meeting Notes

Notes from PCC meetings at ALA Midwinter 2016 are available at: Notes from the OLAC-CAPC meeting at ALA Midwinter 2016 are available at:

Encoding Standards Subcommittee Agenda 2016

The working agenda for the Encoding Standards Subcommittee meeting at MLA’s 2016 Cincinnatti meeting is up: This is a working agenda and may change slightly before the meeting. If you’d like to see something discussed please leave a comment or contact me. We’ll be meeting on Friday March 4 in Salon H/I. Everyone is […]

Authorities Subcommittee and Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee 2015

Here is last year’s agenda:

ALA Midwinter 2016 CC:DA Meeting Notes

Notes from the ALA Midwinter 2016 meetings of CC:DA are available at: For more detailed descriptions of some of the work referenced in the Midwinter notes, see notes from ALA Annual 2015:

Content Standards Subcommittee 2016 business meeting agenda

The agenda for the 2016 business meeting of the Content Standards Subcommittee is available here: The business meeting is open to all. See you there!   Tracey Snyder Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee

Encoding Standards, Linked Data, BIBFRAME at Midwinter

Interested in linked data, BIBFRAME or MARC news from the recent ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston? I’ve written up minutes to several of the meetings I was able to attend during the conference, and these should be of particular interest to folks with an interest in encoding standards. Some trends: Full BIBFRAME implementation remains on the […]