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Music-specific Changes to RDA

While changes to the music RDA best practices have been regularly reported here, music-specific changes to RDA itself have not been systematically reported. We hope to do more of that! LC provides summaries of RDA changes on its RDA information page (https://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/index.html). Links to the summaries of the annual RDA update changes and summaries of changes to the LC-PCC Policy Statements will be found there. The most current version of the policy statements may be accessed via the RDA Toolkit (http://access.rdatoolkit.org/then click on the “Resources” tab) – no subscription is required. This brief summary of music-specific changes to RDA is based in part on a presentation given by Kathy Glennan at the recent BIBCO Operations Committee meeting (https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/documents/OpCo-2016/RDA-Changes-through-April%202016.pdf) In all, the April Toolkit update included 71 fast track additions or changes and 190 changes to RDA. Music-related changes include: Revised instructions Added terms for production method (RDA 3.9.1.3):  Terms now

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The April 12, 2016 release of the RDA Toolkit included a few revisions to MLA’s Best Practices and the supplements. BP 11.7.1.4 now includes a recommendation to record the type of corporate body in all cases, whether or not the term is used as a qualifier in the authorized access point. Generally the LCSH term “Musical groups” for performing ensembles is used (note the use of the plural for “groups”) and the term’s source is recorded in subfield 2. BP 11.13.1.1 now includes guidance for cases of doubt as to whether the preferred name for a performing group conveys the idea of a corporate body. In such cases, an addition for the type of corporate body is made as instructed at RDA 11.13.1.2 (and also RDA 11.7.1.4). A qualifier such as “Musical group” in not added simply to bring out the musical aspect of the corporate body. Supplement 1 now

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The February 9, 2016 release of the RDA Toolkit included a variety of revisions to MLA’s Best Practices and the supplements.  BP 1.7.5 now includes recommendations related to typographical devices used as separators (as in Colchester · Essex · England) and symbols that cannot be reproduced (such as the four symbols that form the title of Led Zeppelin’s otherwise untitled fourth album).  BP 2.3.1.7 now includes guidance applicable to scores bearing a stated voice range.  BP 2.3.2.8.1 now includes guidance for how to treat a phrase that introduces a medium of performance (as in “with an accompaniment for a violin”).  BP 2.4.1.1 now includes an example of an audio recording bearing a statement of responsibility for the performer and a separate statement of responsibility for the composers.  BP 2.8.4 now includes guidance on when to treat a trade name as a series title instead of a label name.  BP 2.15

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ALA Midwinter 2016 CC:DA Meeting Notes

Notes from the ALA Midwinter 2016 meetings of CC:DA are available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOm9Ezdvc-zLmTy-bfK-15DrLO7sZgbUn9PKtpcJi2U/edit For more detailed descriptions of some of the work referenced in the Midwinter notes, see notes from ALA Annual 2015: https://docs.google.com/document/d/197Il8B8w_RbFZN0M1Gw4EKAT9P9Kl_d

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The October 13, 2015 release of the RDA Toolkit included minimal revisions to MLA’s Best Practices. One revision affects 2.15.3 (Plate Number for Music). When a plate number on a score has an additional number (often after a dash) corresponding to the number of pages or plates, it is to be recorded as part of the plate number instead of ignored. The plate number may optionally also be recorded without this additional number. For example: 028 22 23009-11 $b Carl Fischer 028 20 23009 $b Carl Fischer Further revision was done to 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The August release included new guidance about MARC encoding for multiple designations of form of musical notation as well as new examples. The October release adds new guidance covering details of form of musical notation as well as new examples. There is now sufficient guidance for cases such as chord symbols, chord diagrams, verbal

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RDA Toolkit and MLA Best Practices update

The August 11, 2015 update of the RDA Toolkit included some revisions to MLA’s Best Practices to bring it in line with revisions that were made to the RDA instructions in the April update. Some BPs have been deleted; some BPs have been relocated; some BPs have been renumbered and/or relabeled (see especially the 6.14.2 area); some BPs have been revised. A few additional revisions unrelated to the April update of the RDA instructions were also made to the BPs.  Highlights of the August 11 update include improved guidance and examples for 2.4.1.1 (Statement of Responsibility—Scope), 2.11 (Copyright Date), and 7.13.3 (Form of Musical Notation). The new guidance at 2.4.1.1 does broaden the scope a bit, and the new guidance at 2.11 restores historic practice for recording the latest phonogram copyright date that can be determined to apply to a resource as a whole.  Typos and various other errors were

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RDA and FRBR-LRM news

Gordon Dunsire, chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), gave a presentation at ALA about the new governance structure of RDA. Transition to the new structure will begin this year and end before 2020. See his slides for more information. The FR conceptual models (FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD) are being consolidated into a unified model, tentatively called the FRBR-Library Reference Model (FRBR-LRM), which is expected to be ready for worldwide review in early 2016. See the IFLA paper for more information.

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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 http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/sct/documents/rel-desig-guide-bib.pdf. New relationship designators may be proposed using the PCC relationship designator proposal form. See http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/scs/RD-Requests.html. 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. http://www.rda-jsc.org/docs/6JSC-ALA-32-Sec-final-rev-3.pdf ALA/36: MLA and OLAC successfully advocated for greater clarity in the instructions for recording duration in RDA Chapter 7. http://www.rda-jsc.org/docs/6JSC-ALA-36-rev-Sec-final-rev.pdf ALA/29 (on “not identified” elements in distribution and manufacture statements): Changes were made to

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BCC Town Hall Agenda 2015

BCC Town Hall Agenda 2015 Friday, February 27, 5:30-6:30pm BCC News (B.Iseminger) 5:30-5:35 New webinars New BCC website (http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/bcc) Reorganization (BCC reorg report to MLA Board) BIBFRAME Update (Szeto) 5:35-5:40 (Task Force Blog: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/blogpost/1230658/BCC-BIBFRAME-Task-Force-blog) MARC and Metadata News (Rodriguez) 5:40-5:50 (Metadata for Music Resources site: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/bcc_meta_resources) Subject, Genre/Form, and Medium of Performance News (Mullin) 5:50-6 Relationship Designators (Snyder) 6-6:05 RDA Policy Statements (Schmidt) 6:06-6:10 RDA Revisions for 2014 and 2015 (D.Iseminger) 6:10-6:15 RDA Best Practices (Mullin) 6:15-6:20 Q&A 6:20-6:25 Beth Iseminger

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BCC Business Meetings Agenda 2015

BCC Business Meetings Agenda 2015 (Google doc) Beth Iseminger BCC Business Meetings Supporting Documentation – Beth Iseminger BCC calendar Actions taken via email Approval of minutes from 2014 business meetings Genre/Form Task Force Music Cataloging Bulletin report SACO Music Funnel report Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Music) report Library of Congress report OCLC report BCC reorg report to MLA Board BCC Task Force report NMP and MLA BCC report to MLA Board ALA “Jane-a-thon” links

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