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 of the document.

Detailed guidance is now present for the following areas:

  • 382 subfields e and v
  • Continuo
  • Electronics
  • Operas and other dramatic works
  • Percussion
  • Separately-manifested parts
  • The terms “singer” and “voice”
  • The terms “string orchestra” and “bowed string ensemble”

There are also significantly more examples in this revised version. And content has been harmonized with the parallel document Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources.

I would like to heartily thank the working group within the Vocabularies Subcommittee who painstakingly prepared this revision, as well as numerous other CMC members who offered feedback during the drafting process. Feedback is welcome, and will be taken under advisement for future revisions of the document; please send all comments and questions to casey@mullingroup.com.

Looking forward to seeing many of you next week!

Cheers,

Casey

Chair, MLA Vocabularies Subcommittee

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