Monday, February 11, 2013

Music Cataloging using RDA

Comments are invited on Best Practices for Music Cataloging using RDA and MARC21
The MLA-BCC RDA Music Implementation Task Force is happy to announce the release of the first complete draft of "Best Practices for Music Cataloging using RDA and MARC21." This document represents over sixteen months of effort by the task force to determine and articulate best practices for the description of music resources (chiefly scores and audio recordings). In the increasingly decentralized environment of library metadata standards, this document addresses the need for specific guidance for catalogers describing music resources that is authoritative, yet flexible to the needs of individual institutions. It is intended to supplement the text of RDA itself, and accounts for (though does not presume full adherence to) the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS).

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