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MLA's MARC Proposals Supported by MARC Advisory Committee

Posted By James L. Soe Nyun, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I will be posting a link to some extensive notes about happenings at ALA Annual of interest to folks interested in all things encoding standards. But until then I wanted to share the news that MLA's three MARC proposals were approved by the MARC Advisory Committee to move forward to the MARC Steering Group.

The three proposals in question:

  • 2016-09: Recording Distributor Number for Music and Moving Image Materials in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format
  • 2016-08: Redefining Code Values in Field 008/20 (Format of Music) in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format
  • 2016-07: Defining Subfield $3 in Field 382 of the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Thanks very much to everyone who worked on the proposals or provided feedback!

My notes will also include further details on the MAC discussions about many of the discussion papers and proposals put forward by other organizations that are likely to be of interest to music folks.

Tags:  ALA Annual 2016  encoding standards  MARC  Orlando  reports 

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BIBFRAME Task Force Final Report

Posted By Beth Iseminger, Monday, February 22, 2016

Please read the final report of the BIBFRAME Task Force.  This report provides a thorough and timely overview of the state of music-related BIBFRAME work to date.

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Tags:  BIBFRAME  BIBFRAME Task Force  encoding standards  linked data  reports 

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Encoding Standards Subcommittee Agenda 2016

Posted By James L. Soe Nyun, Saturday, February 6, 2016
Updated: Saturday, February 6, 2016

The working agenda for the Encoding Standards Subcommittee meeting at MLA's 2016 Cincinnatti meeting is up:

This is a working agenda and may change slightly before the meeting. If you'd like to see something discussed please leave a comment or contact me.

We'll be meeting on Friday March 4 in Salon H/I. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!

Tags:  agendas  business meetings  encoding standards  MLA 2016 

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Encoding Standards, Linked Data, BIBFRAME at Midwinter

Posted By James L. Soe Nyun, Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Interested in linked data, BIBFRAME or MARC news from the recent ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston? I've written up minutes to several of the meetings I was able to attend during the conference, and these should be of particular interest to folks with an interest in encoding standards.

Some trends:

  • Full BIBFRAME implementation remains on the horizon, though closer than before.
  • MARC is definitely not dead, though it definitely is eyeing a linked data future.
  • Small linked data projects abound, and they seem closer to knitting together to form useful interfaces and tools.
  • Some linked data practitioners are getting more interested in the social space around their work, and are looking closer at issues of diversity, inclusiveness and privacy.

See the minutes at:

Please post your thoughts in the comments!

Tags:  ALA Midwinter 2016  BIBFRAME  encoding standards  linked data  minutes 

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.