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Revised LCSH Headings for Minstrelsy Terms

In April 2022 the MLA-CMC Vocabularies Maintenance Task Group began initial discussion of LC subject headings related to minstrelsy. Minstrelsy is a form of entertainment originating in the 19th century that depicted caricatures of various racialized groups, but most predominantly African Americans.  The Vocabularies Maintenance Task Group in 2022 consisted

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Looking for Some Authority? Try the NACO Music Project

Hi. This is Mark Scharff, Coordinator for the NACO-Music Project (NMP), the funnel project that creates and updates authority records in the LC/NACO Authority File (LCNAF), particularly those for musical works and expressions. Perhaps some readers of this blog have thought about joining NMP, but have asked internally, “Is this

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RDA Best Practices Updates

Updates to two MLA RDA Best Practice supplement documents are now available via the CMC Best Practices page. Supplement 1: Guidelines for Describing and Encoding Attributes of Audio Recording Carriers has been updated to version 1.82, which corrects an issue with the mapping for encoding format (347 $b) for electronic

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MLA/TLA 2023 CMC-Sponsored Session Summaries Now Available

Whether you missed any of the three program sessions that the Cataloging and Metadata Committee sponsored at the 2023 Meeting of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association or if you would like to revisit content, summaries and presenters’ slides are now available: Many thanks to the presenters

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MLA-CMC at Upcoming Summer 2023 ALA and MAC Meetings

CMC will be representing MLA’s interests at three upcoming meetings: ALA Core’s Core Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) and the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) in June and ALA Core’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) in July. SAC will be meeting virtually June 14, 15, 16, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm

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Best Practices for Using LCMPT Version 1.5 Now Available

The Vocabularies Subcommittee (Cataloging and Metadata Committee, Music Library Association) is pleased to announce the release of Best Practices for Using LCMPT v. 1.5 (March 1, 2023). Current MLA best practices as well as superseded versions for historical interest may be found at https://cmc.wp.musiclibraryassoc.org/mla-best-practices/. Please make sure direct bookmarks point

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