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The Cataloging and Metadata Committee ensures and enhances access to and organization of music and music-related resources based on established and evolving content standards, metadata encoding standards, and vocabularies. The Committee is made up of representatives of the music cataloging and metadata community and represents the interests of this community by sharing our subject expertise in the development and revision of national and international standards and vocabularies for the description of music resources and for the encoding of information about such resources. The Committee maintains active communication with the music cataloging and metadata community and between music catalogers and metadata librarians and the Library of Congress. In addition, the Committee disseminates relevant information on cataloging and metadata to the membership of MLA. The Committee collaborates with the Library of Congress, with committees that are part of the American Library Association, and with other groups in support of the Committee’s charge and the mission of the Music Library Association. The Committee and Subcommittee chairs serve as MLA liaisons to relevant groups, particularly those associated with ALA.
The Cataloging and Metadata Committee was established in March 2015 and was formerly the MLA Bibliographic Control Committee.
Vocabularies Subcommittee 2023 Business Meeting and Agenda
The annual business meeting for the Vocabularies Subcommittee will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:00-1:20 p.m. CST. The meeting is open to
Cataloging and Metadata Committee 2023 Business Meeting and Agenda
The annual business meeting of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee will be held virtually on Thursday, March 9, 2023, 12:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. CST. Please see
2023 Content Standards Subcommittee Business Meeting and Agenda
The business meeting of the Content Standards Subcommittee will take place on Tuesday, March 7, from 10:00AM-11:20AM PST/1:00PM-2:20PM EST. All registered (virtual or in-person) attendees
Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2023 Business Meeting and Agenda
Please join us for the annual business meeting of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee, which will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 2:30-3:50 CST via Zoom.
CMC-Sponsored Sessions at MLA/TLA 2023
The Cataloging and Metadata is sponsoring three sessions at the Meeting of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association next week: RDA Changes