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

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 now includes an example of a two-disc audio recording with consecutive numbers encoded in two separate 028 fields and an example of a two-disc audio recording that also has a truncated set number encoded in its own 028 field. AACR2 practitioners will recall that previous practice was to ignore a truncated set number (such as NI 5885/6) and only record the individual numbers (NI 5885 and NI 5886). Now all three numbers should be recorded in separate 028 fields utilizing $q.

 BP 3.16.4 and BP 3.19.3 and the supplements now clarify through examples that $2 rda should only be used in 3XX fields whose terms conform to vocabularies within RDA.

 In other chapter 3 news, the supplements now consistently show that the playing speed of a Blu-ray audio disc should be coded as “z” in 007/03. In the table of values and encodings for audio carriers, brackets have been removed for all terms. Most are now found in RDA, and the two that are not found in RDA (“Blu-ray audio” and “PVC”) are supplied without brackets and without $2 rda. Values and encodings have been added for streaming audio.

 BP 7.20 now contains guidance on encoding format of music (in 008/20 and 006/03) and music parts (in 008/21 and 006/04) as well as guidance applicable to a composer’s sketches. This BP now recommends utilizing the relatively new MARC field 348 to encode format of notated music once it has been approved for use in OCLC. Score catalogers should incorporate this into their workflow, taking advantage of constant data records and macros. While this will necessitate added effort on the part of score catalogers, implementation of the 348 field will make format of notated music immediately machine-actionable. This is a separate data element from the solely human-readable text strings recorded to satisfy the extent of notated music element in RDA 3.4.3, which itself is expected to be overhauled in the coming years. Stay tuned.

 BP 11.13.1.2 now includes examples of different qualifiers used in the authorized access points for musical groups with the same name.

 Typos and other minor errors were corrected in both the BPs themselves (accessible only via the RDA Toolkit) and in the supplements (accessible via the MLA CMC website).

 Thanks to all who were involved in this effort.

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

Content Standards Subcommittee 2016 business meeting agenda

The agenda for the 2016 business meeting of the Content Standards Subcommittee is available here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15elsNlpYIsjUIXDFuR0LdHe3zXjK5dfPatGnxsqb0JY/edit

The business meeting is open to all. See you there!

 

Tracey Snyder

Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee

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 instructions, etc.

Typos and various other errors were corrected both in the BPs themselves (accessible only via the RDA Toolkit) and in the supplements (accessible via the MLA CMC website).

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this effort.

Addendum:

The August release included new guidance for 3.16.3 (Recording Medium) that was not publicized. Recording medium (“optical,” “magnetic,” etc.) should now be recorded as applicable, in MARC 344 $b. As an example, the full array of 34X values for a typical CD with stereo playback is as follows:

344      digital $b optical $g stereo $2 rda

347      audio file $b CD audio $2 rda