Friday, February 22 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Bringing the World into the Catalog and the Classroom: Mitigating Western-Centrism with Controlled Vocabularies for Music

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In the library catalog, one area where ideas of diversity and inclusion manifest themselves is the area traditionally known as subject access. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have long been assigned to music resources by catalogers and utilized in retrieval by music reference and instruction librarians, but LCSH’s coverage historically has been uneven, with Western classical music genres and instruments receiving more robust treatment than other realms. In recent years, the Library of Congress and cataloging partners, including MLA, have developed new controlled vocabularies for genres/forms (LCGFT), medium of performance (LCMPT), and demographic terms (LCDGT), with an eye to avoiding some of the biases and other problems present in LCSH. This session, co-sponsored by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee and the Public Services Committee, will feature talks by music catalogers who have been actively involved in the initial development and continued improvement of these newer vocabularies as well as a librarian who performs both cataloging and instruction at an ethnographic sound archive known for its collection of field recordings and commercial recordings of music from cultures and geographic areas all over the world.

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Kirk-Evan Billet

Resource Description Librarian, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
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Nancy Lorimer

Associate Director, Metadata Services, Stanford University
Nancy Lorimer is Associated Director of Metadata Services at Stanford University, where she oversees original metadata creation, data control, and e-resources, and participates in linked data projects and planning. She has been active in all the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Projects... Read More →
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Allison McClanahan

Collections and Cataloging Librarian, Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University
Allison McClanahan has been the Collections and Cataloging Librarian for the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) since 2017, where she is responsible for managing public and technical services, with duties including reference, library maintenance, cataloging, collection management... Read More →
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Casey Mullin

Western Washington University
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Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. She served as the Chair of the Music... Read More →
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Hermine Vermeij

Team Leader, Subject Specialists; Music Cataloger, UCLA
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J Bradford Young

Institute for Knowledge Organization and Structures

Friday February 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom EF
  Program Session
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Cataloging and Metadata Committee; Public Services Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/TbG8wV