Music cataloging webinars, recent and upcoming

Slides are available for two recent webinars: Music Cataloging Basics Presented October 31, 2018, by Linda Blair and Mary Huismann. Slides Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources Presented August 29, 2018, by Casey Mullin and Hermine Vermeij. Slides Materials for these and other webinars can be found on MLA’s Previous Workshops page. Stay tuned for details in 2019 on upcoming webinars about cataloging music resources in RDA. This includes revised versions of webinars from 2014 and 2015 on scores, music video recordings, classical audio recordings, and popular music audio recordings, as well as new webinars on librettos and historic audio recordings.

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OCLC Music Toolkit installer updates, October 2018

Current and future users of the OCLC Music Toolkit are encouraged to download the updated installer from Updates in the October 24, 2018 version include: 382/LCMPT LCSH “harp” mapping changed, to LCMPT “pedal harp” LCSH “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises” and “[Instrument] $v Studies and exercises, Juvenile” generate LCMPT for solo instrument LCSH subdivisions “Excerpts” and “Excerpts, Arranged” do not prevent generation of field 382 for medium in $a Calculation of number subfields: added terms ending in “orchestra” or “choir” to terms considered an ensemble Calculation of number subfields: confirmed that $r adds number from $b and $a (soloists and non-soloist individual performers, when ensemble involved) [no change] 655/LCGFT LCSH “Memorial music” mapping changed, from “Functional music” to “Memorial music” LCSH “Romances (Music)” mapping added, to “Romances (Music)” Comp (008/18-19; 006/01-02) mappings: cn mapping added, to “Canons (Music)” nc mapping changed, from “Art music” to “Nocturnes (Music)” ft mapping

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New NOTES article on faceted music vocabularies

Congratulations to Beth Iseminger, Nancy Lorimer, Casey Mullin, and Hermine Vermeij on their article in the March 2017 issue of NOTES, Faceted Vocabularies for Music: A New Era in Resource Discovery. This article highlights important work done by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (formerly the Bibliographic Control Committee) of MLA, in partnership with the Library of Congress, as well as earlier work leading up to the development and publication of the vocabularies (LCMPT and LCGFT for music). Access online via Project MUSE or MLA: DOI: 10.1353/not.2017.0000

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