New OCLC Music Toolkit for generating faceted music data

The Music Library Association’s Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the availability of a new OCLC tool for automated generation of faceted terms based on Library of Congress Subject Headings for music and related coded data in MARC bibliographic records. The Music Toolkit, developed by Gary Strawn (of Authority Toolkit fame), is an OCLC macro […]

Best Practices for Using LCMPT and LCGFT–new versions now available

The CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the release of updated versions of the documents Best Practices for Using LCMPT and Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources. These versions do not contain substantive changes to intellectual content, but they do accomplish the following: Updating MARC coding in the examples to reflect the latest […]

Vocabularies Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting during the Portland Annual Meeting is available here. The meeting is open to all. We hope to see you there! Cheers, Casey Mullin, VS Chair

New LCGFT and LCMPT terms in 2017

2017 was another banner year for faceted vocabularies for music! The following LCGFT music terms have been established or revised in 2017 (in order of approval): Cowboy songs                                        gf2015026744 Freak folk (Music)                                  gf2016026016 Ghazals (Music)                                      gf2015026106 Jukebox musicals                                   gf2017026030 Konkoma                                                gf2017026029 Kwaya                                                     gf2015026100 […]

ALCTS White Paper on Faceted Vocabularies

Colleagues, Please excuse duplication. This announcement is being distributed to several lists. Please share with your colleagues. ====== The ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee announces the approval and release of a white paper, “A Brave New (Faceted) World: Towards Full Implementation of Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies.” The full text of the white paper can be downloaded […]

Best Practices for Using LCMPT–new version now available

Colleagues, The MLA Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to offer a new version of the document Best Practices for Using LCMPT. In addition to a number of minor formatting and stylistic updates, the following new content is incorporated: Guidance for use of the new 382 subfields $r and $t Expanded guidance on “bi-level” medium statements Expanded […]

Vocabularies Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting during the Orlando Annual Meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFbkFhbHBTNmZ4YWs/view?usp=sharing The meeting is open to all. We hope to see you there! Cheers, Casey Mullin, VS Chair

OCLC Search & Discovery Task Force Report available

[This message is being cross-posted widely. Please excuse duplication] Colleagues, Shortly after the 2015 annual meetings of the Music Library Association and the Music OCLC Users Group in Denver, MLA President Michael Rogan and (then) MOUG Chair Bruce Evans empaneled a joint task force with the following charge: “Investigate OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery Services to determine […]

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 […]

ALA Midwinter 2016 SAC Notes

Notes from the meetings of the Subject Analysis Committee and its Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation are available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFaW1HU1AtcW1sSTA/view?usp=sharing 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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFNXRoN2hCWXZac1E/view?usp=sharing All are welcome to attend the meeting. Please join us! Casey Mullin Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

Two new MLA LCGFT resources available

The MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee is pleased to announce the availability of two new resources for users of the new terms for music resources in the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT): 1) MLA Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources (version 1.0). This resource is intended to […]