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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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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The February 9, 2016 release of the RDA Toolkit included a variety of revisions to MLA’s Best Practices and the supplements.  BP 1.7.5 now includes recommendations related to typographical devices used as separators (as in Colchester · Essex · England) and symbols that cannot be reproduced (such as the four symbols that form the title of Led Zeppelin’s otherwise untitled fourth album).  BP 2.3.1.7 now includes guidance applicable to scores bearing a stated voice range.  BP 2.3.2.8.1 now includes guidance for how to treat a phrase that introduces a medium of performance (as in “with an accompaniment for a violin”).  BP 2.4.1.1 now includes an example of an audio recording bearing a statement of responsibility for the performer and a separate statement of responsibility for the composers.  BP 2.8.4 now includes guidance on when to treat a trade name as a series title instead of a label name.  BP 2.15

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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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ALA Midwinter 2016 CC:DA Meeting Notes

Notes from the ALA Midwinter 2016 meetings of CC:DA are available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOm9Ezdvc-zLmTy-bfK-15DrLO7sZgbUn9PKtpcJi2U/edit For more detailed descriptions of some of the work referenced in the Midwinter notes, see notes from ALA Annual 2015: https://docs.google.com/document/d/197Il8B8w_RbFZN0M1Gw4EKAT9P9Kl_d

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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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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The October 13, 2015 release of the RDA Toolkit included minimal revisions to MLA’s Best Practices. One revision affects 2.15.3 (Plate Number for Music). When a plate number on a score has an additional number (often after a dash) corresponding to the number of pages or plates, it is to be recorded as part of the plate number instead of ignored. The plate number may optionally also be recorded without this additional number. For example: 028 22 23009-11 $b Carl Fischer 028 20 23009 $b Carl Fischer Further revision was done to 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The August release included new guidance about MARC encoding for multiple designations of form of musical notation as well as new examples. The October release adds new guidance covering details of form of musical notation as well as new examples. There is now sufficient guidance for cases such as chord symbols, chord diagrams, verbal

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The August 11, 2015 update of the RDA Toolkit included some revisions to MLA’s Best Practices to bring it in line with revisions that were made to the RDA instructions in the April update. Some BPs have been deleted; some BPs have been relocated; some BPs have been renumbered and/or relabeled (see especially the 6.14.2 area); some BPs have been revised. A few additional revisions unrelated to the April update of the RDA instructions were also made to the BPs.  Highlights of the August 11 update include improved guidance and examples for 2.4.1.1 (Statement of Responsibility—Scope), 2.11 (Copyright Date), and 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The new guidance at 2.4.1.1 does broaden the scope a bit, and the new guidance at 2.11 restores historic practice for recording the latest phonogram copyright date that can be determined to apply to a resource as a whole.  Typos and various other errors were

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RDA and FRBR-LRM news

Gordon Dunsire, chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), gave a presentation at ALA about the new governance structure of RDA. Transition to the new structure will begin this year and end before 2020. See his slides for more information. The FR conceptual models (FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD) are being consolidated into a unified model, tentatively called the FRBR-Library Reference Model (FRBR-LRM), which is expected to be ready for worldwide review in early 2016. See the IFLA paper for more information.

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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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