New NOTES article on faceted music vocabularies

Congratulations to Beth Iseminger, Nancy Lorimer, Casey Mullin, and Hermine Vermeij on their article in the March 2017 issue of NOTES, Faceted Vocabularies for Music: A New Era in Resource Discovery.

This article highlights important work done by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (formerly the Bibliographic Control Committee) of MLA, in partnership with the Library of Congress, as well as earlier work leading up to the development and publication of the vocabularies (LCMPT and LCGFT for music).

Access online via Project MUSE or MLA:

http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/?NotesOnlineAccess

DOI: 10.1353/not.2017.0000

ALA Midwinter 2017 reports

Reports from ALA Midwinter 2017 by MLA-CMC liaisons to ALA are available. Enjoy!

Mary Huismann, Chair of Content Standards Subcommittee:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxo4Xt0aRdn8T0RaS1lXbWplb0E/view?usp=sharing

Casey Mullin, Chair of Vocabularies Subcommittee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFRVNTbV9HUGVocUE/view?usp=sharing

Jim Soe Nyun, Chair of Encoding Standards Subcommittee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxViFaIR72G1YWV1MWtsSHBia0U/view?usp=sharing

ALA Annual 2016 reports

Reports from ALA Annual 2016 by MLA-CMC liaisons to ALA are available. Enjoy!

Mary Huismann, Chair of Content Standards Subcommittee:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2BZSYJQUuHfdmx4bS1vXzhnVlk/view?usp=sharing

Casey Mullin, Chair of Vocabularies Subcommittee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFVXM2RXJOSkVNV3c/view?usp=sharing

Jim Soe Nyun, Chair of Encoding Standards Subcommittee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7wsl3doYbMKQlotUkZXS0l4Qms/view?usp=sharing

CMC call for new members 2017

The MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee invites all interested persons to apply to be part of the subcommittees of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee. There are open positions on all subcommittees: Content Standards, Encoding Standards, and Vocabularies.

If you are interested in being a part of CMC, please send a brief application addressed to the CMC chair or any of the current subcommittee chairs. Applications must be in writing and should state: 1) your specific interest with regards to the subcommittee(s) to which you would like to apply; 2) your cataloging/metadata background; and 3) your abilities to meet CMC service expectations. Applications must be received via email or posted to the bulletin board at the MLA conference by end of day on the Friday of MLA. (Email is preferable, and early submission is very helpful.) Contact information is available on the CMC website.

CMC Chair: Tracey Snyder
Content Standards Subcommittee: Mary Huismann
Encoding Standards Subcommittee: James Soe Nyun
Vocabularies Subcommittee: Casey Mullin

Requirements for CMC subcommittee membership include the following. Requirements are also listed in the CMC handbook, available on the Groups page of the CMC website.

– Member-in-good-standing of MLA national
– Attendance at MLA Annual Meeting to the best of one’s ability
– Active participation throughout the year in subcommittee work via email and other web-based tools
– Specific professional interest in subcommittee business and a particular skill, area of expertise, or perspective to contribute to subcommittee deliberations

Subcommittee members are encouraged to do the following subcommittee work:

– Participate in group discussions, both in person and in electronic forums, drawing on personal experience, skills, and knowledge
– Take assignments seriously and complete them in a timely fashion
– Provide feedback on documentation and proposals and respond to requests for comments

You may find out more about the subcommittees’ work by attending subcommittee business meetings at the MLA conference or speaking to the chairs in person. Committee and subcommittee business meetings are open to all. Descriptions of the subcommittees are available on the CMC website.

Read about us in the Music Library Association Newsletter:
http://newsletter.musiclibraryassoc.org/index.php/newsletter/article/view/273/291

Watch our screencasts on YouTube to learn more about our work:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV8ITFGfNCOKZFjyBQqK5jQ

If you are a member of MLA (or are thinking about it) and have an interest in the work of our groups, please consider applying!

MLA 2017 Cataloging and Metadata meetings and relevant sessions

I have compiled a list of MLA 2017 meetings and sessions that may be of interest to those who work in cataloging and/or metadata. I included all CMC business meetings and all sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by CMC, as well as a few other relevant meetings and sessions. Please see the MLA 2017 schedule online for full listings, locations, etc.

http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mla_2017_sched

 

WEDNESDAY

MLA pre-conference workshop

The Beat Goes On-athon: Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF (co-sponsored by CMC)

 

THURSDAY

9 AM-10:25 AM    Cataloging and Promoting Music Special Collections in Latin America

11 AM-12:25 PM    Cataloging and Metadata Committee #1

1:30 PM-2:55 PM    RDA Steering Committee Music Working Group

2:30 PM-4 PM        Get Involved in MLA!   

3:30 PM-4:55 PM    Encoding Standards Subcommittee

6 PM-            [system-specific interest groups]

 

FRIDAY

9 AM-10:25 AM    Ontologies, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data for Performed Music: MLA’s Role in It All (sponsored by CMC)

11 AM-12:25 PM    A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush: the Challenges of Providing Access To Diverse Latin American Collections (co-sponsored by CMC)

11 AM-12:25 PM    NACO/SACO/BIBCO

1:30 PM-2:55 PM    Vocabularies Subcommittee

3:30 PM-4:25 PM    It’s Happening Now: Two Developments Using Music Ontologies (sponsored by CMC)

3:30 PM-4:25 PM    The Future Is Now! Preparing for and Learning from Large-Media Preservation

3:30 PM-4:25 PM    Technical Services Interest Group

4:30 PM-6 PM        Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall (sponsored by CMC)

 

SATURDAY

11 AM-12:25 PM    Content Standards Subcommittee

1:30 PM-3:25 PM    Cataloging and Metadata Committee #2