Relationship designators in bibliographic records–PCC training manual

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Training (SCT) published a training manual for applying relationship designators in bibliographic records in January 2015. See New relationship designators may be proposed using the PCC relationship designator proposal form. See Please use MOUG-L to discuss ideas for new or revised relationship designators, or contact any of the following people: Kathy Glennan, ALA representative to the Joint Steering Committee Beth Iseminger, Chair of MLA Cataloging and Metadata Committee Tracey Snyder, Chair of MLA Content Standards Subcommittee

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April 2015 RDA Toolkit update and MLA Best Practices

The April 14, 2015 update of the RDA Toolkit brought revisions to several RDA instructions that affect music cataloging. The revisions resulting from the work of ALA and the JSC Music Working Group are listed below. Stay tuned for possible revisions to MLA’s Best Practices (in the August 2015 Toolkit update) as a result of these changes. As a result of numbering changes and other structural changes associated with these revisions in RDA, several areas in MLA’s Best Practices will be out of sync with RDA until the August 2015 Toolkit update. These are also listed below. ALA/32: MLA and OLAC successfully advocated for expanding the scope of the statement of responsibility element in RDA Chapter 2. ALA/36: MLA and OLAC successfully advocated for greater clarity in the instructions for recording duration in RDA Chapter 7. ALA/29 (on “not identified” elements in distribution and manufacture statements): Changes were made to

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