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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2018

Vocabularies Subcommittee (VS) Annual Report, July 1 2017-June 30 2018 Submitted by Rebecca Belford Members (as of March 2018) Rebecca Belford (chair, appointed 2018), Kirk-Evan Billet (2015), Reed David (2015), Jenée Force (2018), Ralph Hartsock (2016), Joshua Henry (2017), Marty Jenkins (2017), Morris Levy (2017), Jeff Lyon (2016), Treshani Perera (2018), Jacob Schaub (2015), Ann Shaffer (2015), Kyle Shockey (2017), Hannah Spence (2015), Jennifer Vaughn (2015), Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator), Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) We thank Casey Mullin, who rotated off as VS chair in February 2018, and other members leaving the subcommittee: Jim Alberts, Nurhak Tuncer, J. Bradford Young. Rebecca Belford rotated off as a member to begin term as chair. We welcome Jenée Force and Treshani Perera, who joined the Vocabularies Subcommittee in March 2018. Report on activities Standing task group: Types of Composition List Maintenance (Levy

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2018

New Orleans, LA, June 22-25, 2018 Reports from ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Business Meetings SAC Presentation SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Vocabularies Interest Group Cataloging Norms Interest Group ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group OCLC Research Update LITA Top Technology Trends Reported by: Rebecca Belford (Oberlin College), Chair, MLA CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) Business Meetings June 24 and 25, 2018 In addition to formal member and liaison updates, the two-part SAC business meeting included a few new business items and updates. The SAC RDA Subcommittee was formally disbanded, based on the announcement by the RDA Steering Committee (RSA) that RDA will not address subjects, as was originally planned. The PCC will revive the practice of having a designated person report from the SACO/PCC at large meeting to SAC. It was decided that the liaison should be from the

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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2018

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CATALOGING AND METADATA COMMITTEE Vocabularies Subcommittee Business Meeting Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00-9:55am Hilton Portland, Broadway I/II Members present: Casey Mullin (Chair), Rebecca Belford, Kirk-Evan Billet, Reed David, Ralph Hartsock, Morris Levy, Jacob Schaub, Ann Shaffer, Kyle Shockey, Hannah Spence, Jennifer Vaughn, Brad Young, Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative), Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator) Absent: Jim Alberts, Joshua Henry, Marty Jenkins, Jeff Lyon, Nurhak Tuncer, Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative) Mullin thanked outgoing VS member Brad Young for his service. Rebecca Belford is also rotating off her term as VS member, but will be stepping up as the new VS Chair, beginning a new four-year term. Welcome Rebecca to her new role! VS Chair’s report (Mullin) Mullin alerted the meeting to his ALA liaison report from Annual 2017 (Chicago), available on Google Drive. The report from Midwinter 2018 (Denver) will be available soon,

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2018

ALA MIDWINTER CONFERENCE REPORT Denver, CO, February 9-12, 2018 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (Selected for interest to MLA) Contents Subject Analysis Committee 1 Presentation: Diane Vizine-Goetz (OCLC Research). “FAST & Wikipedia/Wikidata” 1 Report of the liaison from the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (Janis Young) 2 LCSH Treatment of Illegal Aliens (discussion at SAC meeting) 4 Report from the IFLA Liaison 4 Report from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Liaison 5 SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies 6 Brief progress reports on faceted vocabulary application and development in specialist communities 6 External responses to the SAC white paper “A Brave New (Faceted) World: Towards Full Implementation of Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies” 8 The role of the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (LC PSD) in SSFV’s work on training and

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2017

ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORT Chicago, IL, June 22-27, 2017 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (Selected for interest to MLA)   Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: Robert Maxwell (Brigham Young University), Adam Schiff (University of Washington). “Subjects in Authority Records: Looking Towards a Linked Data Future” Maxwell and Schiff explored an expanded conception of the function of authority records that describe works (including so-called “name-title records”). Whereas in legacy practice authority records have been intended primarily to record the decision about the form of the authorized access point (or heading) and not much else, FRBR and thence RDA has introduced the idea of creating an entire description of an entity, including expressing relationships to related entities as machine-actionable links. To wit, RDA Chapter 23 and Appendix M, which are recent additions to the content standard, prescribe the expressing of

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2017

Submitted by Casey Mullin Members (as of March 2017): Casey Mullin (Chair, appointed 2014), Jim Alberts (2016), Rebecca Belford (2014), Kirk-Evan Billet (2015), Reed David (2015), Ralph Hartsock (2016), Joshua Henry (2017), Marty Jenkins (2017), Morris Levy (2017), Jeff Lyon (2016), Jacob Schaub (2015), Ann Shaffer (2015), Kyle Shockey (2017), Hannah Spence (2015), Nurhak Tuncer (2016), Jennifer Vaughn (2015), J. Bradford Young (2014), Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Mark Scharff (NACO Music Project Coordinator), Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) We thank Matt Ertz and Janelle West, who rotated off of Vocabularies Subcommittee in February 2017. We welcome Joshua Henry, Marty Jenkins, Morris Levy, and Kyle Shockey, who joined Vocabularies Subcommittee in March 2017. Report on activities: Standing task groups: Types of Composition List Maintenance (West (coordinator through February 2017), Levy (coordinator since March 2017), Belford, Young, Alberts, Henry) The following new and modified terms were vetted

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Vocabularies Subcommittee: MLA Report 2017

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CATALOGING AND METADATA COMMITTEE Vocabularies Subcommittee Business Meeting Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30-2:55 pm Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando (Salon 5) Members present: Casey Mullin (Chair), Rebecca Belford, Kirk-Evan Billet, Reed David, Matt Ertz, Ralph Hartsock, Jeff Lyon, Jacob Schaub, Ann Shaffer, Hannah Spence, Jennifer Vaughn, Janelle West, Brad  Young, Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz(OCLC Representative), Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator) Absent: Jim Alberts, Nurhak Tuncer Visitors present: 34 Mullin thanked outgoing VS members Matt Ertz and Janelle West for their service. VS Chair’s report (Mullin) Mullin alerted the meeting to his ALA liaison reports from Annual 2016 (Orlando) and Midwinter 2017 (Atlanta), both available on Google Drive. Annual 2016: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5MJM6hP4HZFVXM2RXJOSkVNV3c Midwinter 2017: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5MJM6hP4HZFRVNTbV9HUGVocUE The past year’s work continued to utilize a task group system. Reports of particular groups’ activities during the past year are summarized below. Each subcommittee member is

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2017

Atlanta, GA, January 20-23, 2017 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) Faceted Subject Access Interest Group CaMMS Forum PCC Participants Meeting (Selected for interest to MLA) Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: ​“​Music & Law Genre/Form: Implementation, Practice, and Experience” (Lia Contursi, Columbia University Law Library) Contursi discussed best practices for the application of law genre/form terms, and examples of problematic terms vis-à-vis past practices for the application of Library of Congress Subject Headings. She then provided an overview of the method employed by the Classification and Subject Analysis Working Group of the American Association of Law Libraries for the project of retrospective implementation of law genre/forms. Some genre/form terms are derivable from LCSH headings, but many are not. As an alternative source of data, AALL is also experimenting with conventional collective titles as an indicator of genre/form. One area of concern is the need

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SAC: ALA Annual Report 2016

Orlando, FL, June 24-28, 2016 Reports from: ALCTS-CAMMS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation (SGFI) Linked Library Data Interest Group Faceted Subject Access Interest Group PCC Participants Meeting (Selected for interest to MLA) Subject Analysis Committee Presentation: “Pre-Coordinate vs. Post-Coordinate Subject Access: Pros and Cons and a Real Life Experience” Peter Fletcher (UCLA) discussed the relative merits of pre- and post-coordinate subject systems. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the prime example of a pre- coordinate system, while PRECIS as an example of a post-coordinate system. Among the arguments in favor of pre-coordination are: sophisticated context, which is needed for disambiguation, suggestibility and precision (Elaine Svenonius); and, a stable, comprehensive, globally-used vocabulary (in the case of LCSH). Among the arguments in favor of post-coordination are: more structurally sound; more amenable for Linked Open Data uses; and, inconsistent syntax rules cause difficulty for clean, faceted interfaces (Kelley

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Vocabularies Annual Report: 2016

Annual Report, July 2015-June 2016 Submitted by Casey Mullin Members (as of March 2016): Casey Mullin (Chair, appointed 2014), Jim Alberts (2016), Rebecca Belford (2014), Kirk-Evan Billet (2015), Reed David (2015), Matt Ertz (2013), Ralph Hartsock (2016), Jeff Lyon (2016), Jacob Schaub (2015), Ann Shaffer (2015), Hannah Spence (2015), Nurhak Tuncer (2016), Jennifer Vaughn (2015), Janelle West (2013), J. Bradford Young (2014), Nancy Lorimer (SACO Music Funnel Coordinator), Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator), Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) We thank Emma Dederick, Kenneth Kauffman, and Kevin Kishimoto, who rotated off of Vocabularies Subcommittee in March 2016. We welcome Ralph Hartsock, Jeff Lyon, Nurhak Tuncer, and Jim Alberts, who joined Vocabularies Subcommittee in March 2016. Report on activities: Standing task groups: Types of Composition List Maintenance (West (coordinator), Belford, Young, Alberts) Prepared new entries for Sett, Entrata, Dumps, Pesem, Samospev, Carol/Carols, Glásba, Négyes/Négyesek, Oberek/Oberki, Stroph/Strophen, Trioletto(s) Added cross-references

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Vocabularies Subcommittee/Genre Form Task Force: MLA Report 2016

Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force Joint Business Meeting Friday, March 4, 2016, 1:30-3:00pm Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel (Salon H/I) Members present: Vocabularies Subcommittee: Casey Mullin (Chair), Rebecca Belford, Kirk-Evan Billet, Reed David, Emma Dederick, Matt Ertz, Kenneth Kauffman, Kevin Kishimoto, Jacob Schaub, Ann Shaffer, Hannah Spence (via Skype), Jennifer Vaughn, Janelle West, Brad Young, Maarja Vigorito (LC Representative), Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative) Genre/Form Task Force: Nancy Lorimer (Chair), Ralph Hartsock, Beth Iseminger, Marty Jenkins, Casey Mullin, Karen Peters, Sheila Torres-Blank, Hermine Vermeij Absent: Marc McKnight, Thomas Pease Visitors present: approximately 30 Mullin thanked outgoing VS members Emma Dederick, Kenneth Kauffman and Kevin Kishimoto for their service. VS Chair’s report (Mullin) Mullin alerted the meeting to his ALA liaison reports from Annual 2015 (San Francisco) and Midwinter 2016 (Boston), both available on Google Drive. Annual 2015: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFOHpPOGY1SmhxaU0/view?usp=sharing Midwinter 2016: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5MJM6hP4HZFaW1HU1AtcW1sSTA/view?usp=sharing Mullin summarized the past year’s work, which utilized a

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SAC: ALA Midwinter Report 2016

Boston, MA, January 8-12, 2016 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: “By Who and For Whom: LC Demographic Group Terms” Janis Young (LC PSD) introduced the newest vocabulary available from the Library of Congress: the LC Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). In the ongoing effort towards full faceted access of attributed traditionally stored in “subject” headings, this vocabulary has been designed to describe the characteristics of the audience, creators and contributors of works. The newly defined MARC fields 385 (audience characteristics) and 386 (creator/contributor characteristics) have been created to store this data in bibliographic records and authority records for works and (perhaps) expressions. Field 374 (occupation) in the authority format can also be used to encode those subsets of the LCDGT vocabulary in authority records for persons, although LCSH remains the most

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Subjects Subcommittee/Genre Form Task Force: MLA Report 2015

Subject Access Subcommittee/Genre/Form Task Force Joint Business Meeting Report MLA Annual Meeting 2015, Denver, Colorado Submitted by Casey Mullin, Subject Access Subcommittee Chair, and Nancy Lorimer, Genre/Form Task Force Chair Members present: Subject Access: Rebecca Belford, Emma Dederick, Matt Ertz, Kenneth Kauffman, Kevin Kishimoto, Peter Lisius, Casey Mullin (chair), Hermine Vermeij, Janelle West, J. Brad Young, Maarja Vigorito (LC representative) Genre/Form Task Force: Ralph Hartsock, Casey Mullin, Thomas Pease, Karen Peters, Sheila Torres-Blank, Hermine Vermeij. Absent: Genre/Form Task Force: Nancy Lorimer (chair), Caitlin Hunter, Marty Jenkins Visitors present: approximately 15-25 Mullin welcomed Vigorito, new LC representative, and thanked outgoing SAS members Peter Lisius and Hermine Vermeij. ALA Report (Mullin) Mullin highlighted a few items from his written report, available on the BCC web site: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/BCC_ALA_Reports/2015_ALA-Midwinter_SAC.pdf Report from the Library of Congress (Vigorito) The Music Division of LC implemented LCMPT terms in cataloging in spring 2014. The implementation is going smoothly,

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