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Posted By Lisa McFall, Monday, January 26, 2015

As many people may be aware, the BCC BIBFRAME Task Force was formed in late 2014 to address topics related to the development of BIBFRAME and its ability to meet the needs of the music community. Kimmy Szeto of Baruch COllege (CUNY) is the chair of this Task Force. Under his leadership, the group is investigating the current plans for BIBFRAME and working to analyze MARC to BIBFRAME translations as related to music and to develop a BIBFRAME profile for music, among other things. The work of this group can be found on their blog, available here:

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Posted By Lisa McFall, Monday, June 09, 2014

By James Soe Nyun

Providing metadata for musical resources has special challenges not routinely encountered in other areas. Effectively communicating a musical resource’s characteristics may prove difficult or impossible when using descriptive tools designed for more general materials.

For instance, how do we provide the rich web of information about composer, performer, title, duration, etc. that users require, and how do can we be sure that this information about a work remains attached to parts of it that might get separated? How do we best display and search existing metadata? How do we ensure that an item’s physical format is described properly? What information on a pop album is significant to record, and how should you format the metadata?

These questions and many others have been grappled with in several metadata subcommunities. This web site presents some of their work in which they have developed possible answers to some of these questions. Different communities have different needs, and these links will show different solutions for musical materials in different contexts. You will also find here a listing of some of the current discussions taking place that could impact those working with musical resources.

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