SAC: ALA Annual Report 2015

San Francisco, CA, June 25-30, 2015 Report from the ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) and the SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) (Selected for interest to MLA) Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: “Coming to Terms with the New LC Vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature, Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance” Janis Young (LC), Adam Schiff (University of Washington) and Hermine Vermeij (UCLA) gave a presentation on the new vocabularies available to catalogers. Young spoke on the overall history of the projects and covered broad concepts underpinning these postcoordinate thesauri. Schiff discussed the history of the general terms and literature terms projects (both coming to fruition in 2015). Lastly, Vermeij covered the music vocabularies: LCMPT (released 2014) and the music portion of LCGFT (released 2015). Report of the liaison from the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (Janis Young) LCSH updates: Instruction sheets H 202 and H 203 in the Subject

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2015

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015, Chicago Report from SAC (Subject Analysis Committee) and SAC-SGFI (Subcommittee for Genre/Form Implementation) Submitted by Casey Mullin, Chair, MLA-BCC Subject Access Subcommittee Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: What is an RDA subject? (Gordon Dunsire, JSC Chair) Dunsire’s presentation addressed the major lacuna in RDA: the chapters and appendices related to the FRBR Group 3 (or so- called “subject”) entities that have yet to be written. Given that much has developed in the FR-family of models (including FRSAD and the impending consolidated FR model) since the initial release of RDA, a different approach to treating “subjects” in RDA is required. To wit, “subject” is not an entity unto itself, but rather a relationship between entities. After reviewing the FR models and making some predictions about what the consolidated model will look like, Dunsire proceeded to describe the changes to RDA that will be required to accommodate this revamped

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