Learn more about our work by reading some of the publications developed by Music Library Association Committees, Task Forces, and members.
The official blog of the Music Library Association is intended for discussion of issues impacting Music Librarianship and Music Libraries.
This website contains cataloging best practices for RDA, LCMPT, and LCGFT, as well as other cataloging resources created and maintained by MLA-CMC, such resources for types of composition terms and thematic index numbers. The site also includes committee and special reports pertaining to bibliographic control of music materials.
This resource contains information about metadata standards and tools and their applications to music. It focuses on standards and tools that are used in the library community and beyond and provide links to very general background information on standards heavily used in the more traditional cataloging community. The site concentrates on exposing other resources and tools, or information on which might be less readily available or spread diffusely.
Music Discovery Requirements Document and other resources for optimizing discovery interfaces for music materials, developed by the Emerging Technologies and Service Committee. See also, MDR publications and presentations.
Information on building and renovation projects involving music libraries.
Books, articles, and other resources on music library facilities, as well as general library facilities and specific issues such as furnishing and accessibility.
Created by the Preservation Committee of the Music Library Association in 2008, the site is designed to bring information about the preservation of music materials together in one convenient location. It is primarily for librarians and archivists, but can be helpful to anyone seeking to preserve their collections.
Instructional objectives, based on ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards, developed by the Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee. The article by Cary and Sampsel from Notes explains the history and purpose of the project.
The document outlines a number of metadata standards relevant to the description and management of digital audio, explaining its purpose and providing links to documentation and relevant examples.
This site includes statistical analysis, raw data, and background information on the 2009 iteration of the Survey of Music Library Personnel Characteristics.