A Joint Meeting of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association in Cincinnati, OH, March 3-7, 2021

Pre-conference: Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF4

Program Information

Sponsored by the MLA  Education and Cataloging and Metadata Committees

February 26, 2020, 12:30-4:45 p.m.
Norfolk, Virginia, Hilton Norfolk the Main Hotel

Kathy Glennan is the Head of Original & Special Collections Cataloging at the University of Maryland and has more than 30 years of experience cataloging scores and audio recordings.  She has been a member of the NACO Music Project since 1995 and currently serves as UMD’s NACO Coordinator.

Throughout her career, Kathy has been involved with the Music Library Association  having served as a member and subsequently as chair of: the MARC Formats Subcommittee, the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee and the Bibliographic Control Committee (now known as the Cataloging and Metadata Committee).

Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions and scholarship have focused on the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access, with a special emphasis on music cataloging instructions. This includes her service on ALA’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access first as the MLA liaison, then as a voting member, and later as the liaison from the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. 

In recognition of her growing expertise with RDA and her leadership skills, she became the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA in 2013. This committee was renamed the RDA Steering Committee in late 2015. In this role, she spent her time interpreting RDA instructions, identifying problems, and shepherding change proposals from ALA to improve RDA. In 2018, Kathy became a founding member of the North American RDA Committee and was also named Chair-Elect of the RDA Steering Committee. She started her 4-year term as RSC Chair in January 2019.

Kathy has given numerous presentations on RDA, FRBR, and MARC Formats issues, including a planning and presenting at a full-day MLA preconference in 2011, a half-day RDA cataloging workshop for the MLA Atlantic Chapter in 2012, and two 2011 ALCTS Webinars, RDA Basics: Scores and RDA Basics: Sound Recordings. She authored an article in the March 2012 issue of Notes, “The Development of Resource Description and Access and Its Impact on Music Materials.” Many of her RDA-related presentations are available on the RSC website: http://www.rda-rsc.org/rscpresentations 

Kristi Bergland and others from MLA who have experience using RIMMF4

12:30-1:00: brief review of RIMMF4 software

1:00-4:00: using RIMMF4 in small groups by topic

(Include self-paced mid-morning break with coffee and tea available starting at about 2:00)

4:00-4:45: debrief, wrap up, discussion of issues

Maximum number of registrants: 60

Minimum number of registrants: 30

Recommended registration cost: $40 for MLA/MOUG members; $50 for non-members

Free registration for helpers

Contact hours: 4.25