CMC call for new members 2018

The MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee invites all interested persons to apply to be part of its subcommittees. There are open positions on all CMC 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 Thursday (not the usual Friday this year) of MLA. (Email is preferable, and early submission is very helpful.)

 

CMC Chair: Tracey Snyder (tls224@cornell.edu)

Content Standards Subcommittee: Mary Huismann (huisma1@stolaf.edu)

Encoding Standards Subcommittee: James Soe Nyun (jsoenyun@ucsd.edu)

Vocabularies Subcommittee: Casey Mullin (casey@mullingroup.com)

 

(All are linked from the CMC Contact page.)

 

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 and will take place on the Thursday and Friday of MLA this year. Descriptions of the subcommittees are available at the following links:

 

Content Standards Subcommittee: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/cmc_content

Encoding Standards Subcommittee: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/cmc_encoding

Vocabularies Subcommittee: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/cmc_vocab

 

(All are linked from the CMC Groups page.)

 

You may also learn more about us by checking out the FAQ, YouTube channel, and Blog at the CMC website. Also consider attending the Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall and any other program sessions related to cataloging, Linked Data, etc. on the program at MLA 2018.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Tracey Snyder

Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Music Library Association

 

MLA 2018 Cataloging and Metadata meetings and relevant sessions

I have compiled a list of MLA 2018 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. See the MLA 2018 schedule online for full listings, locations, etc. (but please note that this is a draft schedule and subject to change):

http://conferences.blog.musiclibraryassoc.org/program/

 

THURSDAY

9 AM-10:25 AM    Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall (sponsored by CMC)

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

1:30 PM-2:25 PM    Encoding Standards Subcommittee

3:30 PM-4:25 PM    What to Expect When You’re Analyzing, Transforming, and Inputting: A Linked Data Guide (sponsored by CMC)

4:30 PM-5:25 PM    Content Standards Subcommittee

6-6:55 PM        system-specific interest groups

 

FRIDAY

9 AM-9:55 AM        Vocabularies Subcommittee

9:30 AM-10:25 AM    Technical Services Interest Group

11 AM-11:55 PM    NACO/SACO/BIBCO

1:30 PM-2:55 PM    Cataloging and Metadata Committee #2

3:30 PM-4:55 PM    Deriving Faceted Terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings for Music (sponsored by CMC)

4:30 PM-5:25 PM    Emerging Technologies and Services Committee (***was Thursday)

 

SATURDAY

11 AM-12:25 PM    Cataloging, Preservation, and Discovery of Radio Content in Music Libraries and Archives (co-sponsored by CMC)

1:30 PM-2:55 PM    The FUTURE Is NOW! Preparing for and Learning from Large-Scale Media Preservation

 

IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) final version (August 2017)

The following announcement about the IFLA Library Reference Model was posted today on the RSC website:

IFLA Library Reference Model

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) welcomes the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as an IFLA standard.

The LRM was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017; the final version is available at:
https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11412.

There are no significant changes to the LRM from the draft version used for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project by the RSC and its working groups. The project includes development of RDA as an implementation of the new model, which consolidates the separate IFLA Functional Requirements models on which RDA is based.

The RSC recommends RDA Toolkit users to familiarize themselves with the LRM in preparation for the release of the new Toolkit in 2018.

Posted 19 September 2017

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