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Best Practices for Using LCMPT (newly revised and expanded!!)

Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the release of the expanded, revised 2016 edition of the document Best Practices for Using LCMPT. Based on feedback from the community and over a year of collective experience applying LCMPT terms in cataloging since the release of the vocabulary, this revision is considerably more robust than the original “provisional” version of the document. Detailed guidance is now present for the following areas: 382 subfields e and v Continuo Electronics Operas and other dramatic works Percussion Separately-manifested parts The terms “singer” and “voice” The terms “string orchestra” and “bowed string ensemble” There are also significantly more examples in this revised version. And content has been harmonized with the parallel document Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources. I would like to heartily thank the working group within the Vocabularies Subcommittee who painstakingly prepared this revision, as well as numerous other CMC members who offered feedback during

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ALA Midwinter 2016 SAC Notes

Notes from the meetings of the Subject Analysis Committee and its Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation are available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFaW1HU1AtcW1sSTA/view?usp=sharing Casey Mullin Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

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Vocabularies Subcommittee 2016 business meeting agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee meeting at MLA’s 2016 Cincinnati annual meeting is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFNXRoN2hCWXZac1E/view?usp=sharing All are welcome to attend the meeting. Please join us! Casey Mullin Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

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ALA Midwinter 2016 PCC and CAPC Meeting Notes

Notes from PCC meetings at ALA Midwinter 2016 are available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16UMfi1-Fx-5O5yZPmwZfwfK8zFplljOlY51m8C7va78/edit Notes from the OLAC-CAPC meeting at ALA Midwinter 2016 are available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZXYaSqw-anEaPTbRrHhC5ryVEsSDcL9Iwq5hoG7Ty3U/edit

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Encoding Standards Subcommittee Agenda 2016

The working agenda for the Encoding Standards Subcommittee meeting at MLA’s 2016 Cincinnatti meeting is up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxViFaIR72G1dEtpU0ExUnRETWs/view?usp=sharing This is a working agenda and may change slightly before the meeting. If you’d like to see something discussed please leave a comment or contact me. We’ll be meeting on Friday March 4 in Salon H/I. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!

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Encoding Standards, Linked Data, BIBFRAME at Midwinter

Interested in linked data, BIBFRAME or MARC news from the recent ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston? I’ve written up minutes to several of the meetings I was able to attend during the conference, and these should be of particular interest to folks with an interest in encoding standards. Some trends: Full BIBFRAME implementation remains on the horizon, though closer than before. MARC is definitely not dead, though it definitely is eyeing a linked data future. Small linked data projects abound, and they seem closer to knitting together to form useful interfaces and tools. Some linked data practitioners are getting more interested in the social space around their work, and are looking closer at issues of diversity, inclusiveness and privacy. See the minutes at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxViFaIR72G1eUpOOGxxVVRfSzQ/view?usp=sharing Please post your thoughts in the comments!

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Two new MLA LCGFT resources available

The MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee is pleased to announce the availability of two new resources for users of the new terms for music resources in the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT): 1) MLA Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources (version 1.0). This resource is intended to help catalogers apply LCGFT music terms in the interim period between the release of the terms and the publication of best practices for LCGFT in the forthcoming Library of Congress genre/form terms manual. It will be updated on an ongoing basis until the aforementioned manual is available. Suggested additions or questions may be directed to the Chair of the MLA-CMC, Vocabularies Subcommittee (Casey Mullin, casey@mullingroup.com) or the Chair of MLA-CMC (Beth Iseminger, beth.iseminger@gmail.com). 2) A hierarchical view of music terms in LCGFT. By popular request, this document shows all of the currently-available LCGFT music terms in one

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