Presentation on theme: "GENRE AND MEDIUM VOCABULARY PROJECTS BCC TOWN HALL, FEBRUARY 27, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
GENRE AND MEDIUM VOCABULARY PROJECTS BCC TOWN HALL, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
GENRE AND RELATED PROJECTS AT LC
Genre/form terms describe what a work is rather than what it is about
An animated film A book about animated films EXAMPLES
A scherzo A book about scherzos
Genre: a category of works that is characterized by a similar plot, theme, setting, situation, or characters Horror Thriller Western Form: a category of works with a particular format and/or purpose Animated Sonata Scherzo GENRE OR FORM?
Medium of performance Characteristics of the intended audience Characteristics of the creator/contributor Place where created Time period created Language of composition CLOSELY RELATED CONCEPTS
Intended for use in the RDA medium of performance element and also for access Composition Singular terms Hierarchies based on the Sachs-Hornbostel classification Not included Number of performers Number of hands (under discussion) LCMPT
Used to describe intended audience and the creator(s)/contributor(s) Based on LCSH classes of persons Completely faceted LCDGT
Examples Audience 385 ## $a College students $2 lcdgt Creator/contributor 386 ## $a Women $a Librarians $a Americans $2 lcdgt LCDGT
Example: A sonata for clarinet and cello composed by a woman mathematician from France $a clarinet $n 1 $a cello $n 1 $s 2 $2 lcmpt 386 ## $a Women $a Mathematicians $a French $2 lcdgt 655 #7 $a Sonatas. $2 lcgft PUTTING IT TOGETHER
TIMELINE Completed projects LCGFT Cartographic materials Law materials Moving images (films and television programs) Sound recordings LCMPT Completion in 2014 LCGFT General terms Literature Music Religion LCDGT
MUSIC GENRE PROJECT
MUSIC GENRE/FORM PROJECT Will include approximately 900 terms Terms are mostly derived from LCSH with some new additions Fill out thesaurus hierarchies Reduce bias toward Western classical music Art music Genre/forms currently only present in subfield v Studies and exercises Will be part of the LC genre/form thesaurus (lcgft) Will replace LCSH terms being used to identify a genre or form; subject terms will remain in LCSH LC has given us a deadline of mid-November to complete the project
MEDIUM OF PERFORMANCE PROJECT
LCMPT NOW AVAILABLE! LC officially launched Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT) on February 24, Approximately 800 terms. Includes most of the medium terms currently in LCSH, as well as some new terms. Can be used in authority and bibliographic records in the 382 field. Eventually to be a replacement for the LCSH subject headings that include medium and are used as genre/form terms. Generally singular, not capitalized.
ensemble audience instrumental ensemble mixed media vocal ensemble performer actor audience celebrant conductor dancer instrument mixed media mime signer voice visuals HIERARCHY OVERVIEW
BEST PRACTICES The 382 portion of the DCM Z1 has been recently updated. MLA is developing some provisional best practices for using LCMPT that will be out shortly. Additions or changes to LCMPT should be submitted through the SACO Music Funnel.
A FEW EXAMPLES Medium of performance: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone: $a alto saxophone $n 1 $a tenor saxophone $n 1 $a baritone saxophone $n 1 $s 3 $2 lcmpt Medium of performance: alto voice and piano: $a alto voice $n 1 $a piano $n 1 $s 2 $2 lcmpt Medium of performance: flute choir (piccolo, 4 flutes, alto flute, and bass flute): $a flute choir $2 lcmpt AND/OR: $a piccolo $n 1 $a flute $n 4 $a alto flute $n 1 $a bass flute $n 1 $s 7 $2 lcmpt
IMPLEMENTATION You can use LCMPT right now! At this time, continue to use LCSH music terms in 650s. Consider adding LCMPT terms in 382s in addition to LCSH: $a mixed chorus $a continuo $2 lcmpt AND 650 #0 $a Masses $v Scores $a marimba $n 1 $a clarinet $n 1 $s 2 $2 lcmpt AND 650 #0 Clarinet and marimba music. Music LCGFT terms out in the next year or so. Look for a genre/form and medium of performance preconference at MLA Tell your systems people!
RETROSPECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION??? Once Music LCGFT terms are complete, catalogers may begin using genre/form and medium of performance terms in bibliographic records. Looking into options for converting subject headings in legacy records to genre/form and medium of performance terms. New task force?