Library of Congress to develop Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music in cooperation with the Music Library Association
The Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Music Library Association, has begun to develop a new thesaurus of terms representing vocabulary for the medium of performance of musical works. The vocabulary is intended to be used, at least initially, for two bibliographic purposes:
- to retrieve music by its medium of performance in library catalogs, as is now done by the controlled vocabulary, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH);
- to record the element “medium of performance” of musical works, as represented in individual music resources cataloged according to RDA: Resource Description and Access (RDA).
Medium of Performance for Music: Working List of Terminology
An update of the list, Medium of Performance for Music: Working List of Terminology [PDF, 934 KB], has been posted, including new and modified relevant headings from the weekly or monthly additions and changes to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).