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MLA Best Practices for Using LCMPT version 1.41 now available

A slightly revised version (v. 1.41) of the MLA Best Practices for Using LCMPT (March 31, 2020) is now available, and should be used in place of the previous version.  The main change is the deletion in its entirety of footnote 10 in version 1.4. Deleted:  As of this writing, 382 subfields $e, $r and $t are defined in the MARC Authorities Format, but are not yet approved for use in LC/NACO authority records; see the Descriptive Cataloging Manual, Section Z1 for more information (via Cataloger’s Desktop or https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/dcmz1.pdf). Aside from that restriction and the second indicator difference mentioned above, these best practices guidelines apply equally to 382 fields in bibliographic and authority records. This brings the document in line with the change by LC, announced in March ahead of the April, 2020 update to DCM Z1, that subfields in the 382 field (Medium of Performance) are available for use in authority records (by NACO-Music

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Vocabularies Subcommittee 2020 business meeting and agenda

Everyone is welcome to attend the CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee business meeting, to be held Friday, February 28, 2020, from 1:30-2:55 in Salon H of the conference hotel for MLA Annual 2020, Hilton Norfolk The Main. Audience members unable to attend the full meeting are free to come and go quietly. Please see the VS meeting agenda for the full agenda as well as links to the Chair’s ALA reports and reports from the various VS task groups. We hope you can join us!Rebecca Belford, VS Chair

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Best Practices for Using LCMPT Version 1.4 and LCGFT Version 1.2 now available

The Vocabularies Subcommittee (Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Music Library Association) is pleased to announce the release of Best Practices for Using LCMPT v.1.4 (July 8, 2019) and Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources v.1.2 (July 8, 2019). Current MLA best practices as well as superseded versions for historical interest may be found at https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/cmc_mlabestpractices. If you have the BPs bookmarked, please make sure your link takes you to the current version. LCMPT v.1.4 In addition to organizational and style changes, including a table of contents, version 1.4 of the BPs for LCMPT is significantly expanded. Added sections and examples include: MARC coding: alternative instruments, hymns and similar vocal works, vocal range abbreviations, use of $3 Partial medium of performance statements: use case for choice to omit field 382 Band and wind ensemble: new section Number of hands: added examples Entirely unspecified medium: new section Visuals and Mixed media:

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OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates, January 2019

Current and future users of the OCLC Music Toolkit are encouraged to download the updated installer from http://files.library.northwestern.edu/public/Music382/. Changes include: Accompanying document by Gary Strawn, “Deriving bibliographic fields for music.docx” updated (January 5, 2019) (in “Docs” folder) 650/655 mapping changes/additions: 650 Pastoral music (Secular) –> Pastoral music 650 Villancicos (Music) –> Villancicos (Music) 650 $v Fake books –> 655 Fakebooks (Music) 655 Chamber music not generated for solo music with medium in parenthesis 650 Concertos (instrumental ensemble) generates medium of “instrumental ensemble” only 650 Songs without words (Instrumental music) generates “instrument” (fix from “singer”) 650 $v “Parts (solo)” does not generate medium from terms in $a after “with” 650 [Instrument] $v Methods; [Instrument] $v Studies and exercises; 650 [Instrument] $v Orchestral excerpts generate medium for instrument, including in cases where stylistic qualifiers or subsequent subdivisions are present. Cross references added for forms where the term in instrument SH and medium

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OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates, October 2018

Current and future users of the OCLC Music Toolkit are encouraged to download the updated installer from http://files.library.northwestern.edu/public/Music382/. Updates in the October 24, 2018 version include: 382/LCMPT LCSH “harp” mapping changed, to LCMPT “pedal harp” LCSH “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises” and “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises, Juvenile” generate LCMPT for solo instrument LCSH subdivisions “Excerpts” and “Excerpts, Arranged” do not prevent generation of field 382 for medium in $a Calculation of number subfields: added terms ending in “orchestra” or “choir” to terms considered an ensemble Calculation of number subfields: confirmed that $r adds number from $b and $a (soloists and non-soloist individual performers, when ensemble involved) [no change] 655/LCGFT LCSH “Memorial music” mapping changed, from “Functional music” to “Memorial music” LCSH “Romances (Music)” mapping added, to “Romances (Music)” Comp (008/18-19; 006/01-02) mappings: cn mapping added, to “Canons (Music)” nc mapping changed, from “Art music” to “Nocturnes (Music)” ft mapping

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