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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 tuned for details in 2019 on upcoming webinars about cataloging music resources in RDA. This includes revised versions of webinars from 2014 and 2015 on scores, music video recordings, classical audio recordings, and popular music audio recordings, as well as new webinars on librettos and historic audio recordings.

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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 of RDA and non-RDA terms in MARC 344 and 347, consideration of consistent treatment of MARC 344 and 347 across formats, and implementation of the new $2 source codes. A question regarding the use of the new $2 source codes was recently raised. Just to be clear, the intent of the recommendation for issue 3 was that whenever separate MARC 34X fields would be required due to multiple applicable $2 source codes, to use separate MARC 34X fields – with the implication that the new source code would also be applied. The latter should have

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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 Belford, Chair of Vocabularies Subcommittee: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/BCC_ALA_Reports/2018_ALA-Annual_SAC.pdf

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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 Toolkit. The beta version will be available to current subscribers and to others via a trial period (see link to the Toolkit News below for more information). Please keep in mind that the beta version is to be considered *draft* content that is not yet finalized. It is not approved for use by the RDA Steering Committee and should not be used for current cataloging. For current cataloging work, please continue to use the old version of the Toolkit, which contains the official text of RDA, LC-PCC PSs, and the MLA RDA Best Practices; there

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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 profile, search and navigation capabilities, and greater accessibility. Please note that this initial beta version of the Toolkit will not yet contain any policy statements, including the MLA RDA best practices. Further improvements and policy statements will be rolled out in periodic updates following the initial June release. The text of the full announcement may be read here. Addendum (reprinted with permission from James Hennelly): “The April 2017 release of RDA will remain the official version of RDA until the RDA Steering Committee declares the revised standard on the redesigned site “ready”. The June rollout

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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 that incorporates a program written by Strawn which analyzes existing bibliographic data and generates corresponding faceted terms from the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT), Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT), and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT), as well as other faceted metadata such as dates and geographic place names. The Toolkit output is then evaluated and adjusted as necessary by the cataloger, who is responsible for correct application of LC faceted terms and their corresponding MARC fields and, if desired, OCLC WorldCat master record replacement. This tool streamlines the retrospective

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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 practices Updating factual information (particularly in footnotes and the top-level term hierarchies) Harmonizing version identification (i.e., numbering) between the documents Harmonizing description of the revision history between the documents Other miscellaneous editorial fixes Both documents are now available at generic URLs, with previous versions of both documents also listed on this page on the CMC website. Feedback and suggestions for revisions to these documents can be directed to the incoming Chair of the Vocabularies Subcommittee, Rebecca Belford (rebecca_belford@brown.edu). Cheers, Casey Mullin Outgoing Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

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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, conducted their work over the summer, with some revisions to that work completed later in the fall. The group’s full recommendations can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/y866dcbf. The group was assembled by OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee Chair Bruce Evans and MLA CMC Content Standards Subcommittee Chair Mary Huismann, who also served as chair of the task group. Membership of the task group included: From MLA: Kristi Bergland, Patty Falk, Monica Figueroa, Karen Peters, Jim Soe Nyun, Michelle Urberg From OLAC: Melissa Burel, Scott Dutkiewicz, Bruce J. Evans, Greta de Groat, Rosemary Groenwald, Teressa Keenan, Yoko Kudo, Kelley

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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

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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 Lo-fi (Rock music)                                   gf2016026013 Palos (Music)                                          gf2015026102 Post-rock music                                     gf2017026021 Shavuot music                                        gf2014027193 Skate punk music                                   gf2016026015 Sukkot music                                          gf2014027192 Twist songs                                            gf2017026023 Musical texts                                            gf2017026002 Hymns                                                    gf2014026872 (revision) Hymns texts                                           gf2017026006 Music                                                      gf2014026952 (revision) Popular music                                        gf2014027009 (revision) Popular music lyrics                               gf2017026003 Rap lyrics                                                gf2017026007 Rock lyrics                                              gf2017026008 Sacred music texts                                 gf2017026004 Song texts                                              gf2017026005 Songs                                                      gf2014027103 (revision) Opera

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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

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