OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates

Current and future users of the OCLC Music Toolkit are encouraged to download the updated installer from http://files.library.northwestern.edu/public/Music382/. Updates in the October 24, 2018 version include: 382/LCMPT LCSH “harp” mapping changed, to LCMPT “pedal harp” LCSH “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises” and “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises, Juvenile” generate LCMPT for solo instrument LCSH subdivisions […]

New OCLC Music Toolkit for generating faceted music data

The Music Library Association’s Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the availability of a new OCLC tool for automated generation of faceted terms based on Library of Congress Subject Headings for music and related coded data in MARC bibliographic records. The Music Toolkit, developed by Gary Strawn (of Authority Toolkit fame), is an OCLC macro […]

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 […]

Genre/Form Task Force Final Report

The final report of the Genre/Form Task Force is available. Thank you to this long-enduring group for their work to develop the music portion of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms! MLA CMC Music Genre Form Task Force Final Report