Thursday, December 22, 2011

MARBI Paper Available for Review

A logo of the Unites States Library of Congres...Image via WikipediaProposal 2012-01: New Data Elements in the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Authority Formats for Medium of Performance.
As noted in Discussion Paper 2011-DP05, medium of performance is a critical piece of information for music retrieval. Following current LCSH practice, catalogers assign subject headings which often combine genre/form and medium information into a single heading. As work continues on developing Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT), it has become clear that medium of performance vocabulary is out of scope for LCGFT and is a separate facet in its own right. The ability to move forward on implementing music terms in LCGFT is dependent on finding a place in the MARC Formats to accommodate medium of performance data in a separate field.

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