LITA/ALCTS: ALA Annual Report 2015

Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS), June 27, 2015 Meeting at the American Library Association’s Annual meeting, 2015. Notes prepared for the Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee by Jim Soe Nyun. Agenda and description of presentations: ​   The session consisted of three presentations, followed by a business meeting. Notes below on the presentations and most of the business meeting. Ivey Glendon, University of Virginia Library: “We’ve gone MAD: launching a Metadata Analysis & Design unit at the University of Virginia Library” A description of the library’s recent reorganization with a focus on the formation of the Metadata Analysis & Design (MAD) unit within the Acquisitions and Discovery department. MAD consists of 5 metadata librarians from different backgrounds, including MARC, with 1 current vacancy for a person with an archives focus. There is no separation of non-MARC and MARC within the unit. The group is defined to set policies and

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Authorities Subcommittee/Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee: MLA Report 2015

Authorities/Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee Joint Business Meeting Report MLA Annual Meeting 2015, Denver, Colorado Submitted by Ray Schmidt, Authorities Subcommittee Chair, and Tracey Snyder, Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee Chair Members present: Authorities: Ray Schmidt (chair), Jean Harden, Morris Levy, Stephen Mantz, Jacob Schaub, Michi Hoban. (Sharon Benamou absent) Descriptive: Tracey Snyder (chair), Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, Elizabeth Hille Cribbs, Chris Diamond, Patricia Falk, Elizabeth Hobart, Damian Iseminger, Charles Peters, Tomoko Shibuya, Amy Strickland. (Gary Markham and Laura Yust absent) Snyder discussed the proposed merger of DCS and Authorities as part of the reorganization of the Bibliographic Control Committee (to be re-named the Cataloging and Metadata Committee). Pending approval by the MLA Board, the new Content Standards Subcommittee will encompass descriptive cataloging and authorities and will be chaired by Snyder. Small task groups will be formed as needed to concentrate on specific duties. Snyder mentioned two venues for communication within the music cataloging community: the

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CAPC: ALA Midwinter Report 2015

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015, Chicago Report from OLAC-CAPC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers–Cataloging Policy Committee)Submitted by Ray Schmidt, Chair, MLA-BCC Authorities Subcommittee CAPC Chair Mary Huismann called the meeting to order. Announcements OLAC is sponsoring a pre-conference at ALA Annual 2015, “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides,” and is co-sponsoring two other pre-conferences, one on cataloging special formats of children’s materials and another on XML, XSLT, XQuery and PyMARC coding for Library Data. CC:DA report (Kelley McGrath). McGrath summarized items from the JSC meeting held in November 2014, particularly on proposals 6JSC/ALA/32, concerning the statement of responsibility for performers, and 6JSC/ALA/36, clarifying RDA instruction for recording duration. For more details, see the MLA CC:DA liaison report. McGrath then put forward three questions for discussion related to content types in RDA 6.9, and asked whether OLAC should consider drafting a proposal to address these issues: The distinction in RDA between content type

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ACIG: ALA Midwinter Report 2015

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015, Chicago Report from ACIG (Authority Control Interest Group) Submitted by Ray Schmidt, Chair, MLA-BCC Authorities Subcommittee Library of Congress Update Janis L. Young, Library of Congress, Policy and Standards Division Cataloger’s Desktop has a new single search box interface, although user scan still access the table of contents. Bruce Johnson at LC is interested in getting feedback, which may be sent to Planning for the BIBFRAME pilot began in late 2014. Contributors to the pilot will be catalogers in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA) and in the Moving Image, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. Multiple languages, scripts, and formats will be represented. The pilot will begin no earlier than April 2015. Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics) has been updated by the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), and has been made available at http://rbms.inf0/dcrm/dcrmg as well as in Cataloger’s Desktop. The

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