News from the Cataloguing and Metadata Section - Oct 2021

The Cataloguing and Metadata Section held a business/planning meeting on 14 Oct 1300 UTC and 15 Oct 0100 UTC. The meeting was organized in lieu of the usual business meeting at the annual congress, and, to accommodate members across the globe, two sessions were held 12 hours apart.

The first session was attended by 13 members from Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including IAML Board members Jürgen Diet and Rupert Ridgewell; the second session was attended by 5 members from Japan, New Zealand, and the United States.

We had lively discussions on controlled vocabularies, RDA, LRM, MARC21/UNIMARC, ISBD, Wikidata, streaming videos, and electronic scores. We identified an urgent need for up-to-date illustrations of implementing RDA/LRM concepts in the UNIMARC environment, and an improved process for translation/transliteration of vocabulary terms. We agreed to propose a project group to develop a collection of annotated UNIMARC cataloguing examples of music materials, and a study group on expanding access to music vocabularies through open multilingual platforms.

We also discussed the possibility of a joint meeting with the Libraries in Music Teaching Institutions Section, tentatively to be held in mid-February 2022. 

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- Kimmy Szeto


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