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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2020

Philadelphia, PA, January 25-27, 2020 Reported by Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College & Conservatory), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee Reports from: Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Authority Control Interest Group Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (“Medium Heads”) Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Subject Analysis Committee: Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (ALCTS CaMMS) January 25, 2020 Three presentations followed a brief update from the FAST Policy and Outreach Committee (FPOC). “FAST: Finding the Future of Subject Access at the British Library” (Caroline Kent, British Library) The British Library (BL) team (Alan Danskin, Caroline Kent, Janet Ashton) began its exploration of FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) as part of a review to identify cataloging efficiencies. FAST emerged as a means to get terms from an internationally recognized controlled vocabulary into the catalog where otherwise there are no current subject

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MAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2020

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2020, Philadelphia Report by Karen Peters (Library of Congress), Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee MARC Advisory Committee Meetings (January 25 and 26) Agenda: http://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/mw2020_age.html Over the course of two meetings, the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) considered two proposals and seven discussion papers. Two of the discussion papers deal with changes in MARC that will be needed to accommodate new RDA elements introduced as part of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (“beta RDA”), while one of the proposals and several of the discussion papers have their genesis in issues related to the development of BIBFRAME and the process of converting or migrating data between BIBFRAME and MARC. Both proposals passed unanimously; the future of the discussion papers is unknown at present. Prior to consideration of the 9 papers, brief mention was made of two fast-track proposals approved by the MARC Steering Group after the ALA Annual 2019

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CAPC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2020

Philadelphia, PA, January 24-27, 2020 Reports from: OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) RDA Pre-Conference RDA Update Forum RDA Linked Data Forum PCC At Large Meeting PCC Participants Meeting ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) Reported by: Mary Huismann (St. Olaf College), Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) The OLAC CAPC meeting was held on Friday, January 24, 2020. The majority of the meeting was devoted to liaison and task force reports; since these reports will be published in the March issue of the OLAC Newsletter only selected highlights appear in this report. The 2020 OLAC Conference, celebrating OLAC’s 40th anniversary, will be held in Columbus, Ohio, October 14-17, 2020. The conference host is OCLC, and most meeting sessions will be held at OCLC. CAPC is seeking candidates for full member (2 year) and intern (1 year) positions. CAPC is also seeking a new chair because

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CAPC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2019

Seattle, WA, January 24-28, 2019 Reports from: OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC), RDA Pre-Conference, RDA Update Forum Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Reported by: Mary Huismann (St. Olaf College), Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) The OLAC CAPC meeting was held on Friday, January 24, 2019. The majority of the meeting was devoted to liaison and task force reports. Only selected highlights have been reported here—see the full CAPC meeting minutes normally published in the March OLAC Newsletter: OLAC Research Grant Application deadline is March 1, 2019. Contact Thomas Whittaker with questions. CC:DA Liaison (Kelley McGrath) CC:DA has not been as active in the absence of RDA revision proposals due to the freezing of the RDA Toolkit. There have been some changes to positions within the RSC and NARDAC: Kathy Glennan is the

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MAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2019

ALA Midwinter, January 25-28, 2019 Midwinter Liaison Report, and Notes on some meetings of interest for Encoding Standards Submitted by Jim Soe Nyun, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee MARC Advisory Committee, Liaison Report Session 1, January 26, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Session 2, January 27, 2019, 2:30-5:00 p.m. Meeting agenda with links to papers: http://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/mw2019_age.html (Summaries in proposal/paper number order, not necessarily in the order in which they were discussed.) Proposal No. 2019-01: Designating Open Access and License Information for Remote Online Resources in the MARC 21 Formats ACTION: Generally considered an important set of changes. Passed with amendments: 506 $g definition change: Date for the end of an embargo, when the resource becomes freely available. 540 $g definition change: Date for the end of an embargo. W[w]hen the resource changes its use and reproduction rights. 856 $7 that it be made Not Repeatable, and that it be defined to refer only

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2019

Seattle, Wash. January 25-28, 2019 reports from SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies Subject Analysis Committee Business Meetings ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group Faceted Subject Access Interest Group ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Subject Analysis Committee Forum Reported by: Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee SAC SubCOmmittee on faceted vocabularies Meeting date: Saturday, January 26. Updates 1. OLAC video game genre/form terms (Rosemary Groenwald) Completed; indication of use: landing page for terms has over 1000 views OLAC board entertaining continuing maintenance $2 olacvggt validates in OCLC Rosemary’s library [Mt. Prospect Public Library, Illinois] is working on retrospective addition, currently approximately 30% complete. University of Washington will be undertaking a project to add retrospectively, locally and in OCLC. 2. OCLC Music Toolkit and MLA retrospective implementation algorithm (Rebecca Belford) Q: Are there presentations available? A (Casey Mullin): Yes, slides from MLA 2018, YouTube screencast, and

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2018

ALA MIDWINTER CONFERENCE REPORT Denver, CO, February 9-12, 2018 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (Selected for interest to MLA) Contents Subject Analysis Committee 1 Presentation: Diane Vizine-Goetz (OCLC Research). “FAST & Wikipedia/Wikidata” 1 Report of the liaison from the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (Janis Young) 2 LCSH Treatment of Illegal Aliens (discussion at SAC meeting) 4 Report from the IFLA Liaison 4 Report from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Liaison 5 SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies 6 Brief progress reports on faceted vocabulary application and development in specialist communities 6 External responses to the SAC white paper “A Brave New (Faceted) World: Towards Full Implementation of Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies” 8 The role of the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (LC PSD) in SSFV’s work on training and

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MAC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2018

Notes from ALA Midwinter Meetings on Meetings Impacting MARC and Other Encoding Standards Submitted by Jim Soe Nyun, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee March 5, 2018 MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Two sessions: Saturday, February 10 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM / Sunday, February 11 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Formal agenda: https://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/mw2018_age.html Because of the governmental funding instability around the time of the conference very few staff from the Library of Congress attended ALA. Sally McCallum was the sole person from LC at this meeting. John Zagas, who handles much of preparatory work for the MAC meetings, was not able to attend. Proposal No. 2018-01: Coding 007 Field Positions for Digital Cartographic Materials in the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Holdings Formats (https://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/2018/2018-01.html) ACTION: MAC agreed with the need to provide ways to more clearly describe digital materials in the 007 field for cartographic materials. The techniques outlined in the proposal made

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CAPC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2018

Denver, CO, January 9-12, 2018 Reports from: OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) RDA Pre-conference, RDA Forum & RDA Tech Forum ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Reported by: Mary Huismann (St. Olaf College), Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) The meeting began with introductions, adoption of the agenda, and a brief summary of the CAPC open discussion forum held at the OLAC 2017 conference in Richmond, Virginia. The next portion of the meeting was devoted to liaison and task force reports (only selected highlights appear here—see the full CAPC meeting minutes normally published in the March OLAC Newsletter): CC:DA Liaison Kelley McGrath reported on the revised timeline for the new RDA Toolkit rollout and the new governance structure for the RSC. Kathy Glennan has been appointed as the new RSC chair; she will spend this year as chair-elect and

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2017

Atlanta, GA, January 20-23, 2017 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group CaMMS Forum PCC Participants Meeting (Selected for interest to MLA) Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: ​“​Music & Law Genre/Form: Implementation, Practice, and Experience” (Lia Contursi, Columbia University Law Library) Contursi discussed best practices for the application of law genre/form terms, and examples of problematic terms vis-à-vis past practices for the application of Library of Congress Subject Headings. She then provided an overview of the method employed by the Classification and Subject Analysis Working Group of the American Association of Law Libraries for the project of retrospective implementation of law genre/forms. Some genre/form terms are derivable from LCSH headings, but many are not. As an alternative source of data, AALL is also experimenting with conventional collective titles as an indicator of genre/form. One area of concern is the need

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MAC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2017

Notes from Some Meetings of Encoding-Standards Interest at ALA Midwinter 2017 Report prepared by Jim Soe Nyun, Chair, MLA Encoding Standards Subcommittee January 29, 2017 MARC Advisory Committee Saturday, January 21, 8:30-10:00 Sunday, January 22, 3:00-5:30 Proposal No. 2017-01: Redefining Subfield $4 to Encompass URIs for Relationships in the MARC 21 Authority and Bibliographic Formats NOTES: It was acknowledged that it would be complicating things to redefine $4 across the Bibliographic and Authority formats to both a) conflate “relator” and “relationship” codes and b) permit URIs to be entered in the subfield. Systems that currently display the subfield or act on the value would need to be modified. However, the authors of the paper made a persuasive case that it was essential to be able to record the URI for the relationship expressed in $4. It was pointed out that adjacency of the URI to its corresponding value—if present—didn’t really

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CAPC and CC:DA: ALA Midwinter Report 2017

ALA MIDWINTER CONFERENCE REPORT Atlanta, GA, January 20-24, 2017 Reports from: OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) RDA Forum & RDA Tech Forum ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Reported by: Mary Huismann (St. Olaf College), Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) The meeting began with introductions, adoption of the agenda, and an announcement of personnel changes for the committee. The next portion of the meeting was devoted to liaison and task force reports (only selected highlights are given here—see the full CAPC meeting minutes normally published in the March OLAC Newsletter): The CC:DA liaison report included the news that the OLAC-sponsored proposal to add vocabulary to Regional Encoding (RDA 3.19.6) was successful. However, vocabulary terms for Encoding Format (RDA 3.19.3) was removed. Changes are coming to RDA and the Toolkit with the redesign project. The MAC liaison report outlined

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2016

Boston, MA, January 8-12, 2016 Report from the ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) and the SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) (Selected for interest to MLA) Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: “By Who and For Whom: LC Demographic Group Terms” Janis Young (LC PSD) introduced the newest vocabulary available from the Library of Congress: the LC Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). In the ongoing effort towards full faceted access of attributed traditionally stored in “subject” headings, this vocabulary has been designed to describe the characteristics of the audience, creators and contributors of works. The newly defined MARC fields 385 (audience characteristics) and 386 (creator/contributor characteristics) have been created to store this data in bibliographic records and authority records for works and (perhaps) expressions. Field 374 (occupation) in the authority format can also be used to encode those subsets of the LCDGT vocabulary in authority records for persons, although LCSH remains the most

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