Best Practices for Using LCMPT and LCGFT–new versions now available

The CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee is pleased to announce the release of updated versions of the documents Best Practices for Using LCMPT and Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources. These versions do not contain substantive changes to intellectual content, but they do accomplish the following:

  1. Updating MARC coding in the examples to reflect the latest practices
  2. Updating factual information (particularly in footnotes and the top-level term hierarchies)
  3. Harmonizing version identification (i.e., numbering) between the documents
  4. Harmonizing description of the revision history between the documents
  5. Other miscellaneous editorial fixes

Both documents are now available at generic URLs, with previous versions of both documents also listed on this page on the CMC website.

Feedback and suggestions for revisions to these documents can be directed to the incoming Chair of the Vocabularies Subcommittee, Rebecca Belford (


Casey Mullin

Outgoing Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee