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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

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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

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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:

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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

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Tracey Snyder

*New* CMC YouTube Channel

CMC is pleased to announce our new YouTube channel, where you can watch screencasts about our work and about important developments in the world of music cataloging and metadata: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV8ITFGfNCOKZFjyBQqK5jQ Be sure to subscribe!

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New CMC FAQ page

CMC is pleased to announce our new FAQ page, where you can find out how to get involved in CMC work and how to make suggestions for revisions to the various resources we maintain: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/cmc_faq

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The February 9, 2016 release of the RDA Toolkit included a variety of revisions to MLA’s Best Practices and the supplements.  BP 1.7.5 now includes recommendations related to typographical devices used as separators (as in Colchester · Essex · England) and symbols that cannot be reproduced (such as the four symbols that form the title of Led Zeppelin’s otherwise untitled fourth album).  BP 2.3.1.7 now includes guidance applicable to scores bearing a stated voice range.  BP 2.3.2.8.1 now includes guidance for how to treat a phrase that introduces a medium of performance (as in “with an accompaniment for a violin”).  BP 2.4.1.1 now includes an example of an audio recording bearing a statement of responsibility for the performer and a separate statement of responsibility for the composers.  BP 2.8.4 now includes guidance on when to treat a trade name as a series title instead of a label name.  BP 2.15

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ALA Midwinter 2016 CC:DA Meeting Notes

Notes from the ALA Midwinter 2016 meetings of CC:DA are available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOm9Ezdvc-zLmTy-bfK-15DrLO7sZgbUn9PKtpcJi2U/edit For more detailed descriptions of some of the work referenced in the Midwinter notes, see notes from ALA Annual 2015: https://docs.google.com/document/d/197Il8B8w_RbFZN0M1Gw4EKAT9P9Kl_d

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The October 13, 2015 release of the RDA Toolkit included minimal revisions to MLA’s Best Practices. One revision affects 2.15.3 (Plate Number for Music). When a plate number on a score has an additional number (often after a dash) corresponding to the number of pages or plates, it is to be recorded as part of the plate number instead of ignored. The plate number may optionally also be recorded without this additional number. For example: 028 22 23009-11 $b Carl Fischer 028 20 23009 $b Carl Fischer Further revision was done to 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The August release included new guidance about MARC encoding for multiple designations of form of musical notation as well as new examples. The October release adds new guidance covering details of form of musical notation as well as new examples. There is now sufficient guidance for cases such as chord symbols, chord diagrams, verbal

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The August 11, 2015 update of the RDA Toolkit included some revisions to MLA’s Best Practices to bring it in line with revisions that were made to the RDA instructions in the April update. Some BPs have been deleted; some BPs have been relocated; some BPs have been renumbered and/or relabeled (see especially the 6.14.2 area); some BPs have been revised. A few additional revisions unrelated to the April update of the RDA instructions were also made to the BPs.  Highlights of the August 11 update include improved guidance and examples for 2.4.1.1 (Statement of Responsibility—Scope), 2.11 (Copyright Date), and 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The new guidance at 2.4.1.1 does broaden the scope a bit, and the new guidance at 2.11 restores historic practice for recording the latest phonogram copyright date that can be determined to apply to a resource as a whole.  Typos and various other errors were

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RDA and FRBR-LRM news

Gordon Dunsire, chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), gave a presentation at ALA about the new governance structure of RDA. Transition to the new structure will begin this year and end before 2020. See his slides for more information. The FR conceptual models (FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD) are being consolidated into a unified model, tentatively called the FRBR-Library Reference Model (FRBR-LRM), which is expected to be ready for worldwide review in early 2016. See the IFLA paper for more information.

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Relationship designators in bibliographic records–PCC training manual

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Training (SCT) published a training manual for applying relationship designators in bibliographic records in January 2015. See http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/sct/documents/rel-desig-guide-bib.pdf. New relationship designators may be proposed using the PCC relationship designator proposal form. See http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/scs/RD-Requests.html. Please use MOUG-L to discuss ideas for new or revised relationship designators, or contact any of the following people: Kathy Glennan, ALA representative to the Joint Steering Committee Beth Iseminger, Chair of MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee Tracey Snyder, Chair of MLA Content Standards Subcommittee

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