Cataloging and Metadata Committee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Tracey Snyder, Chair

Current Roster

  • Tracey Snyder, Chair, appointed 2016
  • Mary Huismann, Chair, Content Standards Subcommittee, 2016
  • James Soe Nyun, Chair, Encoding Standards Subcommittee, 2015
  • Rebecca Belford, Chair, Vocabularies Subcommittee, 2018
  • Elizabeth Hille Cribbs. Secretary/Webmaster, 2015
  • Joshua Henry, Incoming Secretary/Webmaster, 2018
  • Christopher Holden, Editor, Music Cataloging Bulletin, 2015
  • Linda Blair, BIBCO Music Funnel Coordinator, 2015
  • Mark Scharff, NACO-Music Project Coordinator, 2015
  • Nancy Lorimer, SACO Music Funnel Coordinator, 2012
  • Susan Vita, Library of Congress Representative
  • Jay Weitz, OCLC Representative

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Please see the reports of the individual subcommittees for more detail on how these goals were met.
  2. Continue to participate in explorations of BIBFRAME and other Linked Data ontologies, and contribute to the work of the Linked Data for Performed Music grant project.

    • We met this goal through the work of the MLA Linked Data Working Group.

  3. Continue work on development and problem-solving related to the conversion of music subject headings to medium of performance (LCMPT), music genre (LCGFT), demographic group, geography, and other controlled, faceted terms.

    • We met this goal through the work of the Vocabularies Subcommittee and the Music Toolkit.

  4. Provide expert comment on RDA revision proposals created by the RSC Music Working Group, ALA, and other constituencies, as well as other documents issued for community review.

    • We typically meet this goal through the work of the Content Standards Subcommittee, although most RDA work has been on hold due to the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project.

  5. Propose LC-PCC Policy Statements relating to RDA music cataloging as needed.

    • We typically meet this goal through the work of the Content Standards Subcommittee, although most RDA work has been on hold due to the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project.

  6. Contribute to continuing MARC21 developments through the MARC Advisory Committee. Communicate with the LC MARC Office on MARC issues related to music and RDA.

    • We met this goal through the work of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee.

  7. Maintain cataloging best practices documents (including RDA, LCMPT, and LCGFT bestpractices).

    • We met this goal through the work of the Content Standards Subcommittee and the Vocabularies Subcommittee.

  8. Maintain the Metadata for Music Resources site, Types of Composition list, Thematic Indexes list, LCGFT, and LCMPT, and vet music-related terms for LCSH.

    • We met this goal through the work of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee, the Vocabularies Subcommittee, and the SACO Music Funnel.

  9. Leverage committee members’ expertise by providing educational and training presentations, such as webinars and workshops, as opportunities arise.

    • We met this goal through MLA 2018 program sessions and the series of CMC screencasts, described above.

  10. Collaborate as appropriate with other MLA, ALA, and music-related groups.

    • We met this goal through our participation as liaisons to PCC and various ALA groups and through our collaboration with various MLA and music-related groups.

List of Future Goals

  1. Please see the reports of the individual subcommittees for more specific, related goals.
  2. Continue to participate in explorations of BIBFRAME and other Linked Data ontologies, especially the Performed Music Ontology.

  3. Continue refinement of the Music Toolkit and work on problem-solving related to more widespread conversion of music subject headings to medium of performance (LCMPT), music genre (LCGFT), demographic group, geography, and other controlled, faceted terms.

  4. Provide expert comment on RDA revision proposals created by the RSC Music Working Group, ALA, and other constituencies, as well as other documents issued for community review.

  5. Propose LC-PCC Policy Statements relating to RDA music cataloging as needed.

  6. Contribute to continuing MARC21 developments through the MARC Advisory Committee. Communicate with the LC MARC Office on MARC issues related to music and RDA.

  7. Maintain cataloging best practices documents (including RDA, LCMPT, and LCGFT best practices).

  8. Maintain the Metadata for Music Resources site, Types of Composition list, Thematic Indexes list, LCGFT, and LCMPT, and vet music-related terms for LCSH.

  9. Leverage committee members’ expertise by providing educational and training presentations, such as program sessions, webinars, and workshops, as opportunities arise.

  10. Collaborate as appropriate with other MLA, ALA, and music-related groups and PCC.

  11. Complete migration of the CMC website to a new platform.

    • These goals support the MLA Strategic Plan goal areas of Organizational Excellence, Value of the Profession, Education, and Technology, through CMC’s continuing commitment to excellence and its collaborations with other national and international library organizations; through the visibility which CMC brings to MLA through our liaison and other professional relationships; through the relevancy of CMC’s work to current issues in librarianship, especially CMC’s work with the developing RDA standard and the LC thesaurus vocabularies; and through CMC’s efforts to use technology to provide online training for music metadata practitioners.