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Cataloging and Metadata News, August 2022

General Committee News Rebecca Belford was named as the Incoming Chair; she will become Chair in March 2023. Current full roster Recent reports with more details on the information in this report are available on the CMC website.  CMC presented its Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall with news from the committee at MLA 2022; the slides are available in Humanities Commons. Content Standards Subcommittee (CSS) (Keith Knop, Chair) The MLA Best Practices have been integrated into the new RDA Toolkit.   The Best Practices are now accompanied by an additional guidance document (available as a PDF  on the MLA Best Practices page). To account for changes to MARC21 field 348, an interim Best Practices update for form of musical notation has been released (same address) to bridge the gap between original and official RDA. Encoding Standards Subcommittee (ESS) (Karen Peters, Chair) After the editing of existing resources, and the completion and

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Cataloging and Metadata Committee 2022 Business Meeting and Agenda

The annual business meeting of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee will held virtually on Tuesday, February 22, 11:00 a.m.-12:55 p.m. MT. Please see the CMC agenda for the full agenda as well as links to a plethora of reports. The reports will not be read in full at the meeting; guests are encouraged to read reports ahead of time and bring any questions or comments to the meeting. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the joint MLA annual meeting. The Zoom link will become available prior to the start of the meeting through the conference program in Sched. The meeting will be recorded. Hermine Vermeij, Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Committee

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Content Standards Subcommittee 2022 Business Meeting Agenda

The annual business meeting of the Content Standards Subcommittee will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 10:00-11:25 MT (12:00-1:25 ET). All registered attendees of the 2022 MLA conference are welcome to attend. Please see the CSS meeting agenda for topics and links to documents of interest. Zoom links will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting in Sched (conference registration required). The meeting will be recorded.

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Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2022 Business Meeting and Agenda

Please join us for the annual business meeting of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee, which will be held virtually on Thursday, February 24, 2022, 11:30-12:55 MT (1:30-2:55 ET), immediately before the Cataloging and Metadata Committee Town Hall. Please see the ESS meeting agenda for a full agenda with links to MARC Advisory Committee meeting reports and other documents of interest. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the MLA conference. Zoom links will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting in Sched (MLA 2022 conference schedule for registered attendees). The meeting will be recorded. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) there! Karen Peters, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee

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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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Cataloging and Metadata Committee 2021 Business Meeting and Agenda

The annual business meeting of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee will held virtually on Wednesday, March 17, 1:00-2:55 p.m. ET. Please see the CMC agenda for the full agenda as well as links to a plethora of reports. The reports will not be read in full at the meeting; guests are encouraged to read reports ahead of time and bring any questions or comments to the meeting. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the joint MLA/TLA conference. The Zoom link will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting through the conference program in Sched. Hermine Vermeij, Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Committee

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Encoding Standards Subcommittee 2021 Business Meeting and Agenda

The annual business meeting for the Encoding Standards Subcommittee will be held virtually on Monday, March 15, 2021, 2:00-3:25 pm ET. Please see the ESS meeting agenda for a full agenda as well as links to the MAC reports and other documents. The meeting is open to all registered attendees of the MLA/TLA conference. Zoom links will become available 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting in Sched. The meeting will be recorded. Karen Peters, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee

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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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2021 Content Standards business meeting agenda

The annual business meeting for the Content Standards Subcommittee will be held virtually on Monday, March 15, at 12:00PM-1:25PM ET (9:00AM-10:25 AM PT); see the agenda here. 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.

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CMC-Sponsored Sessions at MLA/TLA

The Cataloging and Metadata Committee is sponsoring three sessions at the MLA/TLA Conference, to be held online, March 1-5, 2021. Details of each session are below: Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall Monday, March 1, 4:30-5:55 ET Speakers: Hermine Vermeij, Karen Peters, Rebecca Belford, Keith Knop, Kevin Kishimoto, Kathy Glennan, Damian Iseminger This session features updates and special topics in music cataloging and metadata as well as an open discussion period; it is a forum for sharing information on important topics that do not each require their own program sessions. Speakers will provide up to date information on changes to RDA (as well as LC-PCC Policy Statements and MLA Best Practices), LCGFT, LCMPT, LCDGT, and MARC. Special topics this year include the new RDA Toolkit and an update on the MLA Linked Data Working Group (LDWG). Provider-Neutral Cataloging for Digital Scores Wednesday, March 3, 12:00-1:25 ET Speakers: Chuck Peters, Keith Knop

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Upcoming Sessions of Interest to Catalogers

I wanted to draw your attention to a number of sessions taking place over the next month, which would have been part of ALA Midwinter in the past, but are virtual and free to attend this year. These may be of interest to music catalogers (or other catalogers in your shop). Enjoy! SAC Subcommittee on Faceted VocabulariesFriday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 ETAgenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WcoUyrcKHfxPQrqT7YvE5M-vm4z5pkE8BpjfYRdysWY/editAccess: https://wwu-edu.zoom.us/j/98127237309?pwd=ZTd1M1l3M1doQkJCRHlCeE9BTlM4UT09 Library of Congress January BIBFRAME Update ForumSunday, January 24, 10:00-11:00 ETAccess: http://login.icohere.com/login/login_presentation.cfm?comseq=5211494990817486&product=iCoPoint&pnum=IEE73688 MARC Advisory CommitteeTuesday, January 26-Thursday, January 28, 10:30-12:30 ETAgenda: https://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/mw2021_age.htmlAccess: Tuesday: http://login.icohere.com/PCC?pnum=LGU73729 (Wednesday and Thursday TBA)Encoding Standards Subcommittee Chair Karen Peters will be attending as MLA’s liaison. Core Interest Group WeekMonday, February 1-Friday, February 5More information and (free but limited) registration: http://www.ala.org/core/continuing-education/interest-group-weekIncludes Authority Control Interest Group, Catalog Management Interest Group, Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Library Cataloging, and many others Committee on Cataloging: Description and AccessFriday, February 5 (2:00-4:00 ET), Tuesday February 9

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ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week

This is the time of year when CMC liaisons would usually be preparing to attend ALA Annual to represent MLA’s positions and concerns in a number of cataloging- and metadata-related committees, interest groups, and program sessions. Of course, this year, none of us will be visiting Chicago for ALA, but several of the committees will be meeting virtually. ALCTS is also holding a Virtual Interest Group week, June 8-12. Registration for each session is free and open to all, and several may be of interest to music catalogers.

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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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