Vocabularies Subcommittee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Rebecca Belford, Chair

Current Roster

  • 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

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Continue testing the LCSH derivation algorithm (including batch tests and the associated OCLC toolkit); release a stable version of the program and toolkit for widespread testing and public comment by January 2018 or soon thereafter – promotes core values of collaboration, expertise of members, and access.
    • Stable version released April 2018. Refinement ongoing in response to public feedback.
  2. Continue investigating encoding MLATI as Linked Data and registering it as an official RDA vocabulary – promotes core values of collaboration, expertise of members and access.
    • Not active.
  3. Complete LCGFT Rap/Hip hop project and commence LCGFT Romances project, as well as 2-3 additional projects to be determined – promotes core values of collaboration and expertise of members.
    • Rap/Hip hop completed. Underground dance music completed. Opened Romances project; preempted by non-funnel work on the proposal. Opened Reductions (Music) and Improvisations (Music) projects.

  4. Continue to serve as a vetting body for the Music SACO Funnel – promotes core values of collaboration and expertise of members.

    • Ongoing.

List of Future Goals

  1. 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.
  2. Continue to serve as a vetting body for the Music SACO Funnel – promotes core values of collaboration, expertise of members, and access.

  3. Continue to support refinement of Music Toolkit in response to user feedback – promotes core values of collaboration, expertise of members, and access; supports increased visibility under goal area value of the profession.
  4. Commence revisions of LCMPT and LCGFT best practices — promotes core values of expertise of members, and access; supports increased visibility under goal area value of the profession.