MLA Session Summary

Nashville in Harmony

“Using the Performing Arts for Social Justice in the LGBTQI+ Community.” Presented online, March 2, 2021.  On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Dr. Beth Kattelman and Holling Smith-Borne gave an engaging and uplifting MLA session highlighting two notable arts organizations – Evolution Theatre Company (Columbus, OH), and Nashville in Harmony, a GALA chorus (Nashville, TN). For […]

MLA Session Summary

ergonomic desk

“Meeting the Need for Metadata Accessibility and Usability: Ergonomics and Adaptive Technology for Producers and Consumers.” Presented online, March 4, 2021.  Hermine Vermeij (UCLA) moderated a panel discussion that was opened by Joshua Henry (Westminster Choir College), who began by discussing how accessibility and usability grew out of the field of ergonomics. He explained that […]

Tech Hub

Editor’s note: Due to the gap in newsletter publications between 2020 and 2021, this session summary begins with coverage from the 2020 annual meeting in Norfolk, Virginia. The Emerging Technologies Committee (ETSC) hosted its first successful Tech Hub at MLA’s 2020 annual meeting. The Tech Hub was the first consultant-style event offered by the ETSC to […]

Session Summary: Provider-Neutral Cataloging for Digital Scores

At the MLA/TLA 2021 conference, Chuck Peters (Indiana University) and Keith Knop (University of Georgia) discussed policies and guidelines to consider when creating provider-neutral bibliographic records for digital scores. Provider-neutral records are a critical solution for cataloging the growing number of online resources, photocopies, and print-on-demand reproductions of identical resources. Chuck opened the session by […]

First-Time Attendee

I have been honored to work with the Theatre Library Association (TLA) since 2003 and I am thrilled to be its current President. TLA was founded in 1937 and MLA was founded in 1931, so both associations have a long history. We have a lot in common and TLA was very honored when MLA invited […]