MLA-CMC at Winter 2024 ALA and MAC Meetings

CMC will be representing MLA’s interests at three upcoming Winter 2024 meetings in the next month: the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC), ALA Core’s Core Subject Analysis Committee (SAC), and ALA Core’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA).

MAC will be meeting virtually Wednesday-Thursday, January 24-25, 10:30 am-1:30 pm EST each day. Meetings are free and open to observers. Access links are posted to the MARC listserv shortly before each meeting. The MAC agenda is available now. MLA is the author of Proposal No. 2024-01, Recording Numeric Designation of Musical Expressions in the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Authority Formats. If you have specific concerns or interests for this meeting, or questions about MAC in general, please contact Ethan D’Ver, chair of the CMC Encoding Standards Subcommittee and MLA’s liaison to MAC. If you have specific comments on any of the other proposals or discussion papers that you would like to have incorporated into MLA’s written response, please send those to Ethan by January 15, 2024.

SAC will be meeting Monday-Wednesday, January 29-31, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CST (2-4 EST) each day. Meetings are free and are open to all interested guests, with SAC Zoom registration. Guests participate via Zoom chat and come and go throughout. The agenda and liaison reports will be posted to the SAC ALA Connect public site as they arrive. If you have specific concerns or interests for this meeting, or questions about SAC in general, please contact Janelle West, chair of the CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee and MLA’s liaison to SAC.

CC:DA will be meeting virtually Friday, February 2 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm CST (2-5 EST) and Monday, February 5 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm CST (12-3 EST). All CC:DA meetings are public and anyone interested is welcome to attend. Please check the CC:DA ALA Connect public site for a registration link and agenda closer to the meeting dates. If you have specific concerns or interests for this meeting, or questions about CC:DA in general, please contact Keith Knop, chair of the CMC Content Standards Subcommittee and MLA’s liaison to CC:DA.