Music cataloging webinars, recent and upcoming

Slides are available for two recent webinars: Music Cataloging Basics Presented October 31, 2018, by Linda Blair and Mary Huismann. Slides Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources Presented August 29, 2018, by Casey Mullin and Hermine Vermeij. Slides Materials for these and other webinars can be found on MLA’s Previous Workshops page. Stay […]

Joint MLA/OLAC 33X/34X Final Recommendations Redux

The final report summarizing the work of a joint MLA/OLAC task group which worked to address issues connected to 23 additions to the Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes list (https://tinyurl.com/y7tzhr32), which are utilized in the 33X and 34X fields, was issued in late 2017. The group was charged with examining three issues: inconsistent treatment […]

ALA Annual 2018 reports

Reports from ALA Annual 2018 by MLA-CMC liaisons to ALA are available. Enjoy! All recent ALA reports, including ALA Annual 2018: https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/cmc_all_documents Individual reports from ALA Annual 2018: Tracey Snyder, Chair of Cataloging and Metadata Committee: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/BCC_ALA_Reports/2018_ALA_CMCChairReport.pdf Mary Huismann, Chair of Content Standards Subcommittee: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/BCC_ALA_Reports/2018_ALA_CSChairReport.pdf Jim Soe Nyun, Chair of Encoding Standards Subcommittee: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/BCC_ALA_Reports/2018_ALA_ESChairReport.pdf Rebecca […]

RDA Toolkit Beta Version Coming Soon!

The beta version of the new RDA Toolkit will be released Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018. This release is an outcome of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, also known as the 3R Project. After release, the beta version will be accessible through a linked button in the top banner of the current RDA […]

3R Project/RDA Toolkit Update

The initial release of the redesigned RDA Toolkit is slated for June 13, 2018. However, due to the complex nature of the changes required for the 3R Project, the June 13th release will be a beta version of the site. The site will include an initial implementation of LRM and subsequent reorganized RDA instructions, new […]

New OCLC Music Toolkit for generating faceted music data

The Music Library Association’s Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the availability of a new OCLC tool for automated generation of faceted terms based on Library of Congress Subject Headings for music and related coded data in MARC bibliographic records. The Music Toolkit, developed by Gary Strawn (of Authority Toolkit fame), is an OCLC macro […]

Best Practices for Using LCMPT and LCGFT–new versions now available

The CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the release of updated versions of the documents Best Practices for Using LCMPT and Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources. These versions do not contain substantive changes to intellectual content, but they do accomplish the following: Updating MARC coding in the examples to reflect the latest […]

Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the 2018 business meeting of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee is now up. Take a look [ HERE ] Please join us on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. in rooms Broadway I/II/III of the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon. Jim Soe Nyun, ESS Chair

Content Standards Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting Agenda

All are welcome to attend the Content Standards Subcommittee (CSS) meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 4:30-5:25 pm (Broadway I/II). The agenda is available here. Please join us! Mary Huismann, CSS Chair  

Vocabularies Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee 2018 Business Meeting during the Portland Annual Meeting is available here. The meeting is open to all. We hope to see you there! Cheers, Casey Mullin, VS Chair

CMC 2018 business meeting agenda

The Music Library Association’s Cataloging and Metadata Committee will hold its annual in-person meetings Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2, 2018. For times and locations, see the MLA 2018 program. For a preview of discussion topics, see the CMC 2018 business meeting agenda, with links to several related reports embedded. All are welcome to […]

Joint MLA/OLAC 33X/34X Task Group Recommendations Issued

The final report summarizing the work of a joint MLA/OLAC task group which worked to address issues connected to 23 additions to the Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes list (https://tinyurl.com/y7tzhr32), which are utilized in the 33X and 34X fields has been issued. The Joint MLA/OLAC 33X/34X Task Group, as it came to be known, […]

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 […]

New LCGFT and LCMPT terms in 2017

2017 was another banner year for faceted vocabularies for music! The following LCGFT music terms have been established or revised in 2017 (in order of approval): Cowboy songs                                        gf2015026744 Freak folk (Music)                                  gf2016026016 Ghazals (Music)                                      gf2015026106 Jukebox musicals                                   gf2017026030 Konkoma                                                gf2017026029 Kwaya                                                     gf2015026100 […]

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 […]