RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project status report

A status report of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is available on the RDA Toolkit blog: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/3Rproject/SR3 The new target date for the initial rollout of the restructured and redesigned Toolkit is June 13, 2018. See the blog for screenshots and further details.  

IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) final version (August 2017)

The following announcement about the IFLA Library Reference Model was posted today on the RSC website: IFLA Library Reference Model The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) welcomes the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as an IFLA standard. The LRM was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017; the final version is […]

ALCTS White Paper on Faceted Vocabularies

Colleagues, Please excuse duplication. This announcement is being distributed to several lists. Please share with your colleagues. ====== The ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee announces the approval and release of a white paper, “A Brave New (Faceted) World: Towards Full Implementation of Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies.” The full text of the white paper can be downloaded […]

IFLA LRM March 2017 version available

The IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM)–formerly known as FRBR-LRM–is now available in its most recent version from March 2017: https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11412 FRBR is the conceptual model underlying RDA. RDA will be revised to reflect the new conceptual model LRM.

RDA Best Practices Changes in the April RDA Toolkit Release

The April RDA Toolkit release was published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The release contains updates to MLA RDA Best Practices, as detailed below. As a reminder, the RDA Best Practices are available in the RDA Toolkit and the Best Practices Supplement documents are available at the CMC website. The April release also included changes to several LC-PCC Policy […]

Music-Related RDA Changes in the April RDA Toolkit Release

The April RDA Toolkit release was published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The release contains an RDA update, including approved proposals from the November 2016 RSC meeting. The release also contains Fast Track changes from the RSC as outlined in document RSC/Sec/7 available at the RSC website. Work continues on the synchronization of the Toolkit […]

New NOTES article on faceted music vocabularies

Congratulations to Beth Iseminger, Nancy Lorimer, Casey Mullin, and Hermine Vermeij on their article in the March 2017 issue of NOTES, Faceted Vocabularies for Music: A New Era in Resource Discovery. This article highlights important work done by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (formerly the Bibliographic Control Committee) of MLA, in partnership with the Library […]

PCC Funnels (NACO/SACO/BIBCO) Meeting

Here are the slides that were unable to be shown at the meeting: PCC Music Funnel Projects meeting 2017-blogpost-bw For more information, contact the Coordinators: Mark Scharff, NMP Coordinator Nancy Lorimer, SACO Coordinator Linda Blair, BIBCO Coordinator

February RDA Toolkit and Best Practices Update

The February RDA Toolkit release was published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The release contained corrections and Fast Track changes from the RSC as outlined in document RSC/Sec 6 available at the RSC website. Several of the Fast Track changes involved conversion of tables to lists (e.g., RDA 3.2.1.3 Media Type, RDA 6.9.1.3 Recording Content […]

Best Practices for Using LCMPT–new version now available

Colleagues, The MLA Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to offer a new version of the document Best Practices for Using LCMPT. In addition to a number of minor formatting and stylistic updates, the following new content is incorporated: Guidance for use of the new 382 subfields $r and $t Expanded guidance on “bi-level” medium statements Expanded […]

CMC Town Hall 2017 topics and speakers

Join the Cataloging and Metadata Committee in Orlando next Friday, February 24, 2017 at our annual Town Hall program session: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mla_2017_fr_1_5 This session will also be streamed for those not in attendance at MLA: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mla_2017_stream Topics and speakers are listed below: Introduction (Tracey Snyder) RDA/LC-PCC PS/MLA BP updates (Damian Iseminger & Mary Huismann) LCGFT and […]

CMC 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

The Music Library Association’s Cataloging and Metadata Committee will hold its annual in-person meetings Thursday, February 23 and Saturday, February 25, 2017. For times and locations, see: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mla_2017_sched_busi The agenda for the two meetings, with links to several related reports embedded, is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7wsl3doYbMKeGdpWkEzVEt2Y2s/view?usp=sharing The Library of Congress report is available here: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/MLA2017.docx All […]

Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

The Encoding Standards Subcommittee of the Music Library Association’s Cataloging and Metadata Committee will be meeting during MLA’s upcoming Annual meeting in Orlando. This is an open meeting, so please join us on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 3:30 to 4:55 p.m. in Salon 5 of the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. View the agenda to see what […]

Content Standards Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

The Content Standards Subcommittee will be meeting on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am. The agenda is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxo4Xt0aRdn8eTNQS3dhZWVPWm8 Please join us on Saturday the 25th! Mary Huismann CSS Chair

Vocabularies Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Vocabularies Subcommittee 2017 Business Meeting during the Orlando Annual Meeting is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFbkFhbHBTNmZ4YWs/view?usp=sharing The meeting is open to all. We hope to see you there! Cheers, Casey Mullin, VS Chair