Toward Mutual Enlightenment: an Information-Sharing Forum for Catalogers and Public Services Librarians (February 29, 2020)

Music Library Association Annual Meeting 2020, Norfolk, VA Summary written by Chuck Peters, Indiana University Session presenters: Tracey Snyder, Cornell University; Angela Pratesi, University of Northern Iowa; Kate Lambaria, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Allison McClanahan, Indiana University; Lisa Wollenberg, University of Hartford Sponsors: Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Instruction Subcommittee, Reference and Access Services Subcommittee In this session, cataloging, reference, and library instruction experts were given the opportunity to interact. Through a guided discussion of their respective challenges, opportunities, and successes, participants focused on the primary goal of improving patron outcomes in the library. Those attending the session were seated around tables arranged by brand of integrated library system (ILS), and/or discovery layer. Each table included attendees with an assortment of job responsibilities, to enhance the discussion. Allison McClanahan, Collections and Cataloging Librarian, Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University, and Lisa Wollenberg, Public Services Librarian, University of Hartford, assisted with

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The People, the Music, and the Context: New Frameworks for Discovering Relationships in Cultural Heritage Collections (February 27, 2020)

Music Library Association Annual Meeting 2020, Norfolk, VA   Summary written by Kristi Bergland, University of Minnesota Session presenters: Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia; Lynnsey Weissenberger, Irish Traditional Music Archive   In this session, Daniel Pitti spoke about the resource Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative (SNAC), which was created to describe corporate bodies, persons and families, and link the relationships between them and the documentation of their lives and work held in archives around the world. In a pre-recorded presentation, Lynnsey Weissenberger described the linked data tools developed at the Irish Traditional Music Archive through the LITMUS project to describe and visualize the complex relationships within Irish traditional music and dance. Daniel Pitti is the Director of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative, University of Virginia Library. He began his presentation with an introduction to SNAC, a “cooperatively maintained resource for the description of corporate bodies, persons and families

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