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Vocabularies Subcommittee 2022 Business Meeting and Agenda

The annual business meeting for the Vocabularies Subcommittee will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 1:30-2:55 pm Eastern time. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the MLA conference–guests are warmly welcome, and are free to come and go throughout the meeting time. Zoom links will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting through the conference program in Sched (MLA 2022 conference schedule for registered attendees). The VS meeting agenda includes agenda items, liaison reports, and reports from task groups within the subcommittee. Reports will not be read in full at the meeting; guests are invited and encouraged to read reports in advance and bring any questions or discussion points to the meeting. We hope that you can join us! Rebecca Belford, Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

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Changes to the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT) for voice and chorus terms

The Vocabularies Subcommittee of MLA’s Cataloging and Metadata Committee would like to announce the approval of recent changes to the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT) for voice and chorus terms. In discussions at the March 2020 MLA Conference, there was a broad consensus among members of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee that we should separate the issue of vocal range from that of gender of the singers, since the accuracy of these terms for contemporary and historical use is questionable. Although there are times when a gendered term may be more appropriate (scores calling for a “boy soprano”, for instance), there was agreement that we should have options for disassociating these concepts in the vocal and choral terms. A tenor, for instance, may be male, female, or non-binary, and the statement of range should not require limitation by gender. The Vocabulary Maintenance Task Group moved forward with

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Vocabularies Subcommittee 2021 business meeting and agenda

The annual business meeting for the Vocabularies Subcommittee will be held virtually on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3:00-4:25 pm Eastern time. Please see the the VS meeting agenda for a full agenda as well as links to the Chair’s ALA reports and reports from the various VS task groups. These reports will not be read in full at the meeting; guests are invited and encouraged to read reports in advance and bring any questions or discussion points to the meeting. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the joint MLA/TLA conference. Zoom links will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting through the conference program in Sched. We hope that you can join us! Rebecca Belford, Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee

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MLA Best Practices for Using LCMPT version 1.41 now available

A slightly revised version (v. 1.41) of the MLA Best Practices for Using LCMPT (March 31, 2020) is now available, and should be used in place of the previous version.  The main change is the deletion in its entirety of footnote 10 in version 1.4. Deleted:  As of this writing, 382 subfields $e, $r and $t are defined in the MARC Authorities Format, but are not yet approved for use in LC/NACO authority records; see the Descriptive Cataloging Manual, Section Z1 for more information (via Cataloger’s Desktop or https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/dcmz1.pdf). Aside from that restriction and the second indicator difference mentioned above, these best practices guidelines apply equally to 382 fields in bibliographic and authority records. This brings the document in line with the change by LC, announced in March ahead of the April, 2020 update to DCM Z1, that subfields in the 382 field (Medium of Performance) are available for use in authority records (by NACO-Music

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Vocabularies Subcommittee 2020 business meeting and agenda

Everyone is welcome to attend the CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee business meeting, to be held Friday, February 28, 2020, from 1:30-2:55 in Salon H of the conference hotel for MLA Annual 2020, Hilton Norfolk The Main. Audience members unable to attend the full meeting are free to come and go quietly. Please see the VS meeting agenda for the full agenda as well as links to the Chair’s ALA reports and reports from the various VS task groups. We hope you can join us!Rebecca Belford, VS Chair

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Best Practices for Using LCMPT Version 1.4 and LCGFT Version 1.2 now available

The Vocabularies Subcommittee (Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Music Library Association) is pleased to announce the release of Best Practices for Using LCMPT v.1.4 (July 8, 2019) and Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources v.1.2 (July 8, 2019). Current MLA best practices as well as superseded versions for historical interest may be found at https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/cmc_mlabestpractices. If you have the BPs bookmarked, please make sure your link takes you to the current version. LCMPT v.1.4 In addition to organizational and style changes, including a table of contents, version 1.4 of the BPs for LCMPT is significantly expanded. Added sections and examples include: MARC coding: alternative instruments, hymns and similar vocal works, vocal range abbreviations, use of $3 Partial medium of performance statements: use case for choice to omit field 382 Band and wind ensemble: new section Number of hands: added examples Entirely unspecified medium: new section Visuals and Mixed media:

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OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates, January 2019

Current and future users of the OCLC Music Toolkit are encouraged to download the updated installer from http://files.library.northwestern.edu/public/Music382/. Changes include: Accompanying document by Gary Strawn, “Deriving bibliographic fields for music.docx” updated (January 5, 2019) (in “Docs” folder) 650/655 mapping changes/additions: 650 Pastoral music (Secular) –> Pastoral music 650 Villancicos (Music) –> Villancicos (Music) 650 $v Fake books –> 655 Fakebooks (Music) 655 Chamber music not generated for solo music with medium in parenthesis 650 Concertos (instrumental ensemble) generates medium of “instrumental ensemble” only 650 Songs without words (Instrumental music) generates “instrument” (fix from “singer”) 650 $v “Parts (solo)” does not generate medium from terms in $a after “with” 650 [Instrument] $v Methods; [Instrument] $v Studies and exercises; 650 [Instrument] $v Orchestral excerpts generate medium for instrument, including in cases where stylistic qualifiers or subsequent subdivisions are present. Cross references added for forms where the term in instrument SH and medium

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OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates, October 2018

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 “Excerpts” and “Excerpts, Arranged” do not prevent generation of field 382 for medium in $a Calculation of number subfields: added terms ending in “orchestra” or “choir” to terms considered an ensemble Calculation of number subfields: confirmed that $r adds number from $b and $a (soloists and non-soloist individual performers, when ensemble involved) [no change] 655/LCGFT LCSH “Memorial music” mapping changed, from “Functional music” to “Memorial music” LCSH “Romances (Music)” mapping added, to “Romances (Music)” Comp (008/18-19; 006/01-02) mappings: cn mapping added, to “Canons (Music)” nc mapping changed, from “Art music” to “Nocturnes (Music)” ft mapping

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