Archival Description of Notated Music Now Available Online

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The Music Library Association’s Working Group for Archival Description of Music Materials is pleased to announce Archival Description of Notated Music (ADNM), a new co-publication of the Music Library Association (MLA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), available online as a free ebook via SAA’s Bookstore ( and MLA’s Humanities Commons web repository ( […]

Using Controlled Vocabulary in Music Cataloging eCourse Now Available

For many years, music catalogers depended on Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for controlled vocabulary terminology, which meant that we couldn’t always tell our patrons what to expect from a resource unless we used a number of creative workarounds. The music cataloging community has worked to develop new vocabularies to be more specific and […]

Music Cataloging Basics Webinar on October 31

The Music Library Association and ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions are pleased to announce a new workshop, Music Cataloging Basics, a 90-minute workshop, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific. Cataloging music is a unique and sometimes tricky process, even for experienced catalogers. At both the conceptual level and the microscopic level, musical materials […]

LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Webinar on August 29

Please join us next month for a new workshop, Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources with Casey Mullin and Hermine Vermeij. This event will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern. This 90-minute workshop introduces catalogers to three new Library of Congress vocabularies as they apply to music resources—the Library of Congress Medium of Performance […]