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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 are different from other library resources, and if you’re new to cataloging these materials, it can be tough to get started.

In this new workshop, cataloging experts and Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee members Mary Huismann and Linda Blair will provide you with a foundation in music cataloging. They will teach you basic musical concepts and demonstrate how to solve more complex problems, including music-specific encoding and subject access issues. You’ll learn the essentials of music cataloging and be provided with additional resources you can use to further expand your knowledge.

As a special offer, MLA members can save 10% at checkout by using the coupon code MLA10. Registration for this workshop is at If you have any questions about the workshop, contact ALA at