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SAC: Core Midwinter Report 2023

Core Metadata and Collections Section Subject Analysis Committee 2023 Midwinter Meeting January 18-20, 2023 reported by Janelle West, Vocabularies Subcommittee chair and liaison to SAC   The Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) met virtually on January 18-20, 2023. The first two meetings consisted of brief reports by the various liaisons and committee members, with the final day primarily reserved for follow-up on old business as well as the introduction of new business.    A common thread in nearly every liaison report was the ongoing efforts to address racist and otherwise derogatory and offensive classifications and vocabularies relating variously to Indigenous peoples, enslaved people, Islam, and issues of gender and sexuality. Of note is the report from the Homosaurus Editorial Board, which announced an upcoming Homosaurus application profile and a new community Google group for Homosaurus users. Core DEI representative Iman Dagher called attention to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee website as

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MAC MIDWINTER MEETING REPORT 2023

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Midwinter Meetings, January 31-February 2, 2023 Report by Karen Peters (Library of Congress), Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee (Recordings of the meetings are available here; note that timestamps are provided for each paper) Over the course of three days of meetings, four proposals were considered and approved unanimously, and two of the four discussion papers presented were advanced as fast-track proposals for approval by the MARC Steering Committee. At least one of the remaining two discussion papers will return as a proposal for consideration at MAC’s Annual meetings later this year. Of particular interest to the music and audiovisual communities is Proposal No. 2023-02, drafted by the Encoding Standards Subcommittee and co-sponsored by OLAC. The proposal’s approval will add subfield $3 (Materials specified) to field 041 (Language Code) in the Bibliographic format when MARC Update 36 is published later this year; note that subfield $3 is already

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CC:DA ALA Annual Report 2023

Report on CC:DA Meetings, February 2023 Submitted by Keith Knop, MLA Liaison to CC:DA The 2023 midwinter meeting of CC:DA took place over two days, February 6 and 10. As the second meeting coincided with MOUG it was not possible to secure a substitute MLA representative for that session. Minutes will eventually be posted to the CC:DA public space on ALA Connect: https://connect.ala.org/core/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=289a372f-3ec1-4cb0-8a75-902a1a18deb3; the old CC:DA blog under the ALCTS webspace will continue to be available but is no longer in active use. Much of the first day was occupied by the report of MARC Advisory Council (MAC) liaison John Myers and in particular discussion of paper 2023-DP01 from the Library of Congress’s Network Development and MARC Standards Office, which proposes adding a subfield to field 264 to record formatted but unsubfielded publication statements. The desire for this subfield arises from LC’s commitment to supply MARC records to other libraries,

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2022

CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee MLA Annual Report, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 Report title: Vocabularies Subcommittee Annual Report 2022 Submitted by: Janelle West Email: janelle.west@unt.edu Group name: Vocabularies Subcommittee Group Members Janelle West, Chair (2026) Anne Adams (2023) Josh Aldorisio (2025) Kristi Bergland (2025) Blaine Brubaker (2026) Ann Churukian (2024) Patty Falk (2024) Geo Flores (2026) Mary Huismann (2024) Allison McClanahan (2023) Rick McRae (2026) Jennifer Olson (2023) Tomoko Shibuya (2026) Tracey Snyder (2024) Clare Spitzer (2025) Mark Scharff, NACO Music Project Coordinator (2025) Leo Martin, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator (2026) Maarja Vigorito, Library of Congress Representative Jay Weitz, OCLC Representative Previous Goals Continue review of music-related LCSH and LCGFT, and LCMPT terms appearing in monthly LC tentative lists with task group, VS LC representative, and the Music SACO Funnel Coordinator; submit comments to LC when appropriate. Continue with defined projects and ad hoc proposals for LCGFT and LCMPT. Goal areas:

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Encoding Standards Annual Report: 2022

Report Title: Encoding Standards Subcommittee Annual Report, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 Report Year: 2022 Submitted by: Karen A. Peters Email: kapeters27@gmail.com Report Type: Subcommittee Group Name: CMC: Encoding Standards Subcommittee Group Members Karen Peters (Chair, 2019-2023) Jim Alberts (2023) Janice Bunker (2026) Ethan D’Ver (2023) Jessica Grimmer (2026) Chelsea Hoover (2022) Rahni Kennedy (2023) Anna Alfeld LoPrete (2025) Jeff Lyon (2024) Tomoko Shibuya (2022) Amy Strickland (2022) Laura Thompson (2025) Damian Iseminger (LC Representative) Jay N. Weitz (OCLC Representative) Previous Goals Continue to monitor and participate in MARC development—particularly in light of pending implementation of official RDA (expected July 2022)–and communicate any needs for best practices or other documentation to help music catalogers implement changes to MARC. In early October, the Chair submitted her report of the June 2021 MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings and LC’s June 2021 BIBFRAME Update Forum to the CMC Chair for publication in the

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Content Standards Annual Report: 2022

2021-2022 Roster Keith Knop, Chair (2024) Linda Bagley (2024) Emily Colucci (2026) Reed David (2024) Sarah C. Holmes (2025) Chelsea Hoover (2026) Ivan Kaproth-Joslin (2023) Charles Peters (2023) Jake Schaub (resigned 2022) Amanda Scott (2025) Hannah Spence (2023) Casey Mullin (BIBCO Music Funnel Coordinator) Christopher Holden (LC Representative) Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) List of Previous Goals and Progress Made Complete revision and migration of the RDA Best Practices for the new RDA Toolkit in time for the projected PCC “rolling implementation” date of July 2022. (Goal areas: Education, Value of the Profession) All still-relevant Best Practices content from the original RDA Toolkit has now been migrated to the new Toolkit or to external guidance documentation. LC and PCC have delayed implementation of the revised RDA to “not before October 2022,” but realistically not before early 2023 to allow time for testing the new LC-PCC guidance documentation with the new Toolkit.

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CC:DA ALA Annual Report 2022

Report of the MLA Liaison to CC:DA Prepared by Keith Knop CC:DA met virtually over two days, July 18-19, 2022. Minutes of the meeting are not yet available. Liaison Reports Melanie Polutta reported on activity at the Library of Congress (full report: https://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=5292). She highlighted two forms for providing feedback on LC-PCC PS and the associated PCC documents, one for reporting simple mechanical or typographical errors (https://loc.libwizard.com/f/lc-pcc-ps-error-report) and one for feedback or questions on the content (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSXHgduC1TnjXS7ERb0ggGyaIr3Z5xVeqUWyQ2fzEHioQR_w/viewform). There is also a public spreadsheet tracking revisions and answered questions (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vDPelYCMCtdEc4iahZ0bx_9r7AoH1B6boi_yAflvJ-8/edit#gid=0). A number of vocabulary changes in LCSH have gone through or are in process, notably including the removal of “primitive” from preferred terms in most contexts. The LCGFT manual is undergoing an overhaul, which may result in policy changes. The moratorium on proposals for LCDGT has been lifted and an advisory group has been formed to help evaluate proposals. LC has

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Encoding Standards: ALA Annual Report 2022

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Annual Meetings, June 28-29, 2022 Report by Karen Peters (Library of Congress), Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee (Recordings of the meetings are available here; note that timestamps are provided for each paper)   MAC Meeting No. 1, June 28, 2022, 10:30-12:35 EDT MAC Chair Cate Gerhart opened the meeting and explained the protocols for this set of virtual meetings, which were held via WebEx. After the MAC members introduced ourselves, the minutes from the January 2022 meetings were approved.   It was noted that two fast track proposals have been approved since the January meetings:  No. 2022-FT01, from the PCC Standing Committee on Standards, was converted from Discussion Paper No. 2022-DP04 at those meetings and approved. The proposal added subfields $i (Relationship information) and $4 (Relationship) to Field 373 (Associated Group) in the Authority Format. No. 2022-FT02, from the Canadian Committee on Metadata Exchange and Library Archives

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2022

ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee meetings, June 8-10, 2022 reported by Janelle West, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee Chair and liaison to SAC The ALA Core Metadata and Collections Section Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) met virtually on June 8-10, 2022.  The first meeting focused on questions and answers on pre-submitted written reports from liaisons and ex officio members:   National Library of Medicine, Barbara Bushman, liaison  Written report: SAC22-AN-NLM  Highlights: Some staff back onsite, though building renovations require many to remain offsite. NLM remains closed to public visits Tina Shrader appointed Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Management Section in April 2022 Focus of the 2022 winter edition of the NLM Classification was the evaluation of the 2022 MeSH vocabulary for inclusion in the Classification index. The winter edition included 14 new class numbers, 32 modified class numbers, 3 canceled class numbers, 1 new schedule header, 2 modified schedule headers, 2

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Encoding Standards Subcommittee: MLA Report 2022

Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee Encoding Standards Subcommittee Business Meeting 2022 Thursday, February 24, 2022 1:30-2:55 EST (via Zoom) Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12uSN0PPjIiVtDkYMvfRM4BAxqrgIsuKH/edit Members in attendance: Karen Peters (Chair), Jim Alberts, Ethan D’Ver, Chelsea Hoover, Rahni Kennedy, Anna Alfeld LoPrete, Jeff Lyon, Tomoko Shibuya, Amy Strickland, Laura Thompson, Damian Iseminger (LC representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC representative). The Chair would like to express her gratitude to Rahni Kennedy for monitoring the chat during the meeting, and to Chelsea Hoover for serving as backup monitor 1) Welcome and introductions; adjustments to agenda The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting and asked Subcommittee members to introduce themselves. After introductions, the Chair noted that the agenda might have to be adjusted: due to unforeseen circumstances, Damian Iseminger might not be available to give the LC Liaison Report at the time currently scheduled. 2) ESS Chair’s report (Peters) The Chair briefly pointed out the links

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