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ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week

This is the time of year when CMC liaisons would usually be preparing to attend ALA Annual to represent MLA’s positions and concerns in a number of cataloging- and metadata-related committees, interest groups, and program sessions. Of course, this year, none of us will be visiting Chicago for ALA, but several of the committees will be meeting virtually. ALCTS is also holding a Virtual Interest Group week, June 8-12. Registration for each session is free and open to all, and several may be of interest to music catalogers.

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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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Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2020 Business Meeting and Agenda

If you are going to the Music Library Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia, please consider attending the meeting of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee’s Encoding Standards Subcommittee (ESS) that will be held Thursday, February 27 from 3:30-4:55 PM in Salon H of the Hilton Norfolk The Main. Please see the ESS Meeting Agenda for details. We hope that you can join us! Karen A. Peters, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee

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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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MLA 2020 schedule

Using my Sched account, I have assembled my schedule for MOUG and MLA 2020 in Norfolk and am sharing it in the interest of promoting sessions relevant to cataloging and metadata. I have included all CMC business meetings and all sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by CMC, as well as MOUG sessions, MLA plenary sessions, and a few other relevant sessions and events. Please note that there are a number of program sessions of broad appeal (such as sessions addressing topics of mental health, equitable library services, and more) that I did not include in my schedule because they are not specific to cataloging and metadata or because I would not be able to attend due to a conflict with a CMC event. While I encourage you to attend CMC events, especially sponsored program sessions, please do explore the many non-CMC offerings as you decide what to attend. My schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ewVLIlZ4l5tz8MpzZ-PN1qGVtYO1j8b/view?usp=sharing

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CMC call for new members 2020

The MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee invites all interested persons to apply for membership on its subcommittees. There are open positions on all CMC subcommittees: Content Standards, Encoding Standards, and Vocabularies. See the FAQ page, the Groups page, and the Contact page for more information. If you are interested in serving on a CMC subcommittee (a four-year term), please send a brief application to the CMC chair and 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 and your order of preference of subcommittees; 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

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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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Encoding Standards Business Meeting Agenda for St. Louis 2019

In conjunction with the Music Library Associations 2019 Annual Meeting, the Encoding Standards Subcommittee of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee will meet Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. The ESS meeting will take place in the New York Central/Illinois Central Rooms of the conference hotel, the Union Station Hilton in St. Louis. Check out the agenda here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14AUPxESy-Sn3AwGCALmb77ZfKzoLJK5c/view?usp=sharing We hope you can join us!

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MLA 2019 Schedule

Using my Sched account, I have assembled my schedule for MOUG and MLA 2019 in St. Louis and am sharing it in the interest of promoting sessions relevant to cataloging and metadata. I have included all CMC business meetings and all sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by CMC, as well as MOUG sessions, MLA plenary sessions, and a few other relevant sessions and events. Enjoy! My schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S_OZBgDOH9vL4UD4_qz2IzO6QCsR6LRO/view?usp=sharing Full schedule: http://conferences.blog.musiclibraryassoc.org/program/ Thanks, Tracey Snyder Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Music Library Association

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