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MARC PROPOSAL NO. 2013-02

DATE: December 20, 2012
REVISED:

NAME: New Fields to Accommodate Authority Records for Medium of Performance Vocabulary for Music in the MARC 21 Authority Format

SOURCE: Music Library Association (MLA), Library of Congress (LC)

SUMMARY: This paper proposes new fields in the MARC 21 Authority Format to accommodate authority records for a new controlled vocabulary that is under development, Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), consisting of medium of performance terms for music.

KEYWORDS: Field 162 (AD); Field 462 (AD); Field 562 (AD); Field 382 (AD, BD); Medium of performance (AD, BD)

RELATED: 2012-DP02

STATUS/COMMENTS:
12/20/12 - Made available to the MARC community for discussion.

01/27/13 – Results of MARC Advisory Committee discussion: Approved as submitted.

03/06/13 - Results of LC/LAC/BL review - Agreed with the MARBI decision.


Proposal No. 2013-02: New Fields to Accommodate Authority Records for Medium of Performance Vocabulary for Music

1. BACKGROUND

In June 2012 MARBI reviewed 2012-DP02 (Authority Records for Medium of Performance Vocabulary for Music in the MARC 21 Authority Format), which explored options in the MARC 21 Authority Format for authority records for a new controlled vocabulary, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT). Terms from the thesaurus (now under development) will be used to populate 382 (Medium of Performance) fields in both authority and bibliographic records. MARBI’s discussion resulted in the recommendation for the Music Library Association and the Library of Congress to submit a proposal for new authority fields to accommodate these records, with consideration given to the 16X block.

2. DISCUSSION

Medium of performance authority records would follow the same pattern as other authority records in MARC 21, using a 1XX for the established term, 4XXs for see from references, 5XXs for see also from references, 7XXs for linking to other vocabularies, as well as other standard fields that need no revisions (670, 675, 680, etc.).

Examples of potential medium of performance authority records:

010 ## $a mp2012000001
040 ## $a DLC $b eng $c DLC $f lcmpt
1XX ## $a violin
4XX ## $a fiddle (violin)
5XX ## $w g $a bowed string instrument
670 ## $a New Grove dict. of mus. www site, Apr. 27, 2012 $b (soprano member of the family of string instruments that includes the viola and cello)
670 ## $a New Harvard dict. of mus.: $b (fiddle (2). The violin, especially in colloquial usage)

010 ## $a mp2012000002
040 ## $a DLC $b eng $c DLC $f lcmpt
1XX ## $a jug band
5XX ## $w g $a band
670 ## $a New Grove dict. of jazz: $b (instrumental ensemble that uses one or more jugs as bass wind instruments and that arose among African Americans in the early years of the 20th century as popular entertainment for medicine shows and picnics. It takes its name from the use of a jug as a bass instrument.)
670 ## $a New Harvard dict. of mus.: $b (1. A small folk ensemble of the U.S. that includes various homemade instruments (e.g., washtub, washboard, and jug), along with a few conventional pitched instruments, particularly guitar and harmonica. 2. An ensemble of a type formed among black musicians in the southern U.S. in the 1920s and 30s, including a jug (played by blowing across its opening) and associated with the blues and some currents of jazz.)

3. PROPOSED CHANGES

Define the following new fields in the MARC21 Format for Authority Data. The tags of X62 are suggested here, but another available block could be acceptable.

3.1. Field 162

Examples

162 ## $a violin
162 ## $a orchestra
162 ## $a mixed voices

3.2. Field 462

Examples

162 ## $a violin
462 ## $a fiddle (violin)

162 ## $a er hu
462 ## $a erhu

162 ## $a string instrument
462 ## $a stringed instrument
462 ## $a instrument, string

3.3. Field 562

Examples

162 ## $a violin
562 ## $w g $a bowed string instrument

162 ## $a tambura (fretted lute)
562 ## $w g $a lute
562 ## $a saz
562 ## $a ṭanbūr

162 ## $a toy piano
562 ## $w g $a keyboard instrument
562 ## $w g $a percussion instrument
562 ## $a piano

3.4. Field 762

Examples

162 ## $a violin
762 #7 $a Violine $2 gnd

4. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CHANGES

In the MARC 21 Authority Format, define fields:


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