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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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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2022

Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee: Vocabularies Subcommittee (VS) Business Meeting 2022 Summary Wednesday February 23, 2022, 11:30am – 12:55pm MST, via Zoom Members present: Rebecca Belford (chair); Anne Adams; Joshua Aldorisio; Kristi Bergland; Ann Churukian; Patricia Falk; Mary Huismann; Beth Iseminger (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator); Leonard Martin; Allison McClanahan; Jennifer Olson; Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator); Tracey Snyder; Clare Spitzer; Maarja Vigorito (LC representative); Jay Weitz (OCLC representative). Approximately 40 guests. Chair’s report (R. Belford) ALA liaison reports Written reports are on the CMC website: Summer (in lieu of Annual) 2021 and Midwinter 2022. The Core division business meetings are no longer held at ALA; this year’s reports are from the Subject Analysis Committee. Core has switched to online interest group weeks, separate from the ALA meetings. They are not included in the reports because they are virtual and open to all. This year’s starts March 7, 2022.

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SAC: Core Midwinter Report 2022

Core Metadata and Collections Section Subject Analysis Committee 2022 Midwinter Meetings Reported by: Rebecca Belford, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee Chair and MLA liaison to SAC The Core Subject Analysis Committee met January 20-21, 2022, with approximately 80 attendees at each session. As usual, the first meeting was dedicated to liaison reports and the second to discussion. This meeting marked the debut of the Core Subject Analysis Committee Public Space on ALA Connect, where anyone can access liaison reports via the space’s “Library” tab. Individual reports are linked under each group/agenda item below; only highlights are included here. Liaison Reports Library of Congress Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (Paul Frank) Written report: SAC22-MW 1.03 LC-PTCP Liaison; see also full American Library Association 2022 LibLearnX Update for Library of Congress Staff (January 20, 2022) (pdf) This was Paul Frank’s first report in the role of PTCP liaison, taking over from Janis

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2021

ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee meetings, July 22-23, 2021 reported by Rebecca Belford, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee Chair and liaison to SAC The ALA Core Metadata and Collections Section Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) met virtually on July 22, 2021 and July 23, 2021. The first meeting focused on questions and answers on pre-submitted written reports from liaisons and ex officio members: Library of Congress Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP), Janis Young, liaison Written report: SAC21-AC/1.3 (PDF) (Google Doc converted version if security warning) Highlights: Significant progress on multiples subject headings project (cancellation of subdivisions that automatically gives free-floating status to analogous subdivisions used under the same heading). Video game titles (following Joint OLAC/SAC Task Force on Preferred Titles for Games): Titles of individual video games will be established in the name authority file and headings for video game franchises will be established as subjects in the form [title

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2021

Report title: Vocabularies Subcommittee Annual Report 2021 Submitted by: Rebecca Belford Email: belford.rebecca@gmail.com Group name: Vocabularies Subcommittee Special Officers, Editors, and Liaisons: ALA Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Liaison Group Members Rebecca Belford, Chair (2022) Anne Adams (2023) Josh Aldorisio (2025) Kristi Bergland (2025) Ann Churukian (2024) Patty Falk (2024) Jenée Force (resigned 2020) Joshua Henry (2021) Mary Huismann (2024) Marty Jenkins (2021) Leonard Martin (2023) Allison McClanahan (2023) Jennifer Olson (2023) Treshani Perera (2022; resigned 2021) Kyle Shockey (2021) Tracey Snyder (2024) Clare Spitzer (2025) Mark Scharff, NACO Music Project Coordinator (2025) Beth Iseminger, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator (2025) Maarja Vigorito, Library of Congress Representative Jay Weitz, OCLC Representative Previous Goals Implement regular 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

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SAC: Core Midwinter Report 2021

Virtual meetings held February 26, 2021 and March 19, 2021 Report by Rebecca Belford, Chair, CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee and MLA liaison to SAC New business follows highlight of liaison reports, below. Technical difficulties with the ALA Core Connect Space means that access to liaisons’ written reports has been unintentionally restricted; these are available on request.  SAC Chair Brian Stearns welcomed new associate members Margaret Joyce and Adrian Williams; new liaison organizations and their liaisons Getty (Jonathan Ward), OCLC (Robert Bremer), and LC Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging Program (Stacey Devine); and new liaisons for LC Editorial (Michele Zwierski) and FAST (Heidy Berthoud). Library of Congress Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (Janis Young) Young thanked SAC members for SAC’s comments on the LC tentative lists and for their help with literary author numbers and the multiples cancellations projects. SAC participants contributed 258 of the author class numbers added to authority

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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2021

Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee: Vocabularies Subcommittee (VS) Business Meeting 2021 Summary Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3:00-4:25 pm Eastern, via Zoom Members present Rebecca Belford (Chair), Anne Adams, Ann Churukian, Patty Falk, Joshua Henry, Mary Huismann, Marty Jenkins, Leonard Martin, Allison McClanahan, Jennifer Olson, Kyle Shockey, Tracey Snyder, Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator), Beth Iseminger (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) Chair’s report (Belford) ALA Liaison The VS Chair serves as MLA’s liaison to ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee. Reports from the SAC and SAC Subcommittee of Faceted Vocabularies meetings at ALA Annual 2020, a draft report from part 1 of the SAC 2021 midwinter meeting, and a summary of the SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) meeting were distributed in advance. Belford was unable to attend the SSFV meeting and thanked SSFV Chair Casey Mullin for use of the chair’s report

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2020

Report title: Annual Report, July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 Submitted by: Rebecca Belford Group Name: Vocabularies Subcommittee, Cataloging and Metadata Committee Special Office: ALA Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Liaison Group Members Rebecca Belford, Chair (2022) Anne Adams (2023) Ann Churukian (2024) Patty Falk (2024) Jenée Force (resigned 2020) Joshua Henry (2021) Mary Huismann (2024) Marty Jenkins (2021) Jeff Lyon (2020) Leonard Martin (2023) Allison McClanahan (2023) Jennifer Olson (2023) Treshani Perera (2022) Kyle Shockey (2021) Tracey Snyder (2024) Mark Scharff, NACO Music Project Coordinator (2025) Beth Iseminger, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator (2025) Nancy Lorimer, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator (2020) Maarja Vigorito, Library of Congress Representative Jay Weitz, OCLC Representative Previous Goals Continue with defined project list for LCGFT (recordings and moving image projects in particular) and LCMPT (areas identified by best practices revisions) (goal area: value of the profession; MLA FY action 19-20, “Engage with Other Fine Arts Professional Organizations”)

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2020

Vocabularies Subcommittee Report: ALA Summer 2020 Virtual Business Meetings Reported by Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College & Conservatory), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC met virtually on June 19, 2020, with Brian Stearns chairing. Unlike the traditional ALA meetings, there was no presentation, only a business meeting. Topics included:   Best Practices for Recording Faceted Chronological Data in Bibliographic Records This document was created by a task group, led by Casey Mullin, within the SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV); see SSFV summary for additional details. The document will be iterative, and an ongoing tool. SAC discussed where to house the document in addition to the ALA Institutional Repository (SAC or SSFV sites), and how to maintain and communicate version control–perhaps numbered versions with have a stable URL to the most recent, similar to MLA’s Best Practices documents. SAC also discussed the process for gathering feedback,

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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2020

Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee: Vocabularies Subcommittee (VS) Business Meeting MEETING SUMMARY   Friday, February 28, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:55pm, Salon H, Hilton Norfolk The Main, Norfolk, VA   Present: Rebecca Belford (chair), Anne Adams, Joshua Henry, Beth Iseminger (for Nancy Lorimer, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Damian Iseminger (for Maarja Vigorito, Library of Congress representative), Marty Jenkins, Jeff Lyon, Leonard Martin, Allison McClanahan, Jennifer Olson, Treshani Perera, Mark Scharff (NACO Music Project Coordinator), Kyle Shockey, Jay Weitz (OCLC representative)   Music Toolkit test case report (Jeff Lyon) Jeff gave a short summary of Brigham Young University’s experience analyzing their bibliographic records for music formats in preparation to running the OCLC Music Toolkit on the full file. Highlights of their subject heading analysis: 35,000 unique subject headings, which represented 85% of the headings in the catalog, with a long tail for the remaining headings. They also found 6,582 unique

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2020

Philadelphia, PA, January 25-27, 2020 Reported by Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College & Conservatory), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee Reports from: Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Authority Control Interest Group Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group (“Medium Heads”) Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Subject Analysis Committee: Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (ALCTS CaMMS) January 25, 2020 Three presentations followed a brief update from the FAST Policy and Outreach Committee (FPOC). “FAST: Finding the Future of Subject Access at the British Library” (Caroline Kent, British Library) The British Library (BL) team (Alan Danskin, Caroline Kent, Janet Ashton) began its exploration of FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) as part of a review to identify cataloging efficiencies. FAST emerged as a means to get terms from an internationally recognized controlled vocabulary into the catalog where otherwise there are no current subject

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2019

Annual Report, July 1 2018-June 30 2019 Submitted by Rebecca Belford Vocabularies Subcommittee Group members Rebecca Belford, chair (2022) Anne Adams (2023) Kirk-Evan Billet (2019) Reed David (2019) Jenée Force (2022) Ralph Hartsock (2019) Joshua Henry (2021) Marty Jenkins (2021) Morris Levy (2019) Jeff Lyon (2020) Leonard Martin (2023) Allison McClanahan (2023) Jennifer Olson (2023) Treshani Perera (2022) Jacob Schaub (2019) Ann Shaffer (2019) Kyle Shockey (2021) Hannah Spence (2019) Jennifer V aughn (2019) Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator) Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator) Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative) Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) Special Office ALA Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Liaison Previous goals in an ordered list and describe progress made towards goal Complete LCGFT Reductions (Music) and Improvisations (Music) projects; commence 1-3 other projects to be determined – promotes core values of collaboration, expertise of members, and access Formal response on Reductions (Music) with alternative proposal submitted to LC

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2019

Vocabularies Subcommittee Report: ALA Annual 2019 Washington, DC, June 21-24, 2019 Reported by Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College & Conservatory), Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee Reports from: Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CaMMS) Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CaMMS) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (CaMMS) Subject Analysis Committee Meetings SAC Presentation SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CaMMS) The interest group program was held on Friday, June 21, 2019. The session theme was “Practical Linked Data in the Classroom,” presented by T​ina Shrader (National Library of Medicine) and Paul Frank (Library of Congress). Paul Frank opened the session on a positive note, first with a prediction that if we adopt linked data in cataloging we will be viable as a profession, followed by a suggestion that we do not need to fully understand linked data before applying it and learning

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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2019

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CATALOGING AND METADATA COMMITTEE Vocabularies Subcommittee Business Meeting Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:00-2:25 pm Union Station Hilton, New York Central/Illinois Central MEETING SUMMARY Present: Rebecca Belford (Chair); Jenée Force; Joshua Henry; Marty Jenkins; Morris Levy; Jeff Lyon; Treshani Perera; Jacob Schaub; Ann Shaffer; Kyle Shockey; Hannah Spence; Jennifer Vaughn; Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator); Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator); Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative). Excused: Kirk-Evan Billett; Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative). Absent: Reed David; Ralph Hartsock Welcome and introductions Welcome to all and to the new 2018-19 VS members, Jenée Force and Treshani Perera VS Chair’s report (Belford) Rebecca reminded attendees that liaison reports from the past three MLA meetings are available: Midwinter 2019 (Seattle) Annual 2018 (New Orleans) Midwinter 2018 (Denver) (report by past VS Chair Casey Mullin, included here because of the unusual circumstance in 2018 where Midwinter preceded MLA) There were no questions on

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2019

Seattle, Wash. January 25-28, 2019 reports from SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies Subject Analysis Committee Business Meetings ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group Faceted Subject Access Interest Group ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Subject Analysis Committee Forum Reported by: Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee SAC SubCOmmittee on faceted vocabularies Meeting date: Saturday, January 26. Updates 1. OLAC video game genre/form terms (Rosemary Groenwald) Completed; indication of use: landing page for terms has over 1000 views OLAC board entertaining continuing maintenance $2 olacvggt validates in OCLC Rosemary’s library [Mt. Prospect Public Library, Illinois] is working on retrospective addition, currently approximately 30% complete. University of Washington will be undertaking a project to add retrospectively, locally and in OCLC. 2. OCLC Music Toolkit and MLA retrospective implementation algorithm (Rebecca Belford) Q: Are there presentations available? A (Casey Mullin): Yes, slides from MLA 2018, YouTube screencast, and

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