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The Music Discovery Requirements 2 (MDR2) is now available at http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mdr_es The MDR2 explores "discovery needs specific to and especially important for music materials, particularly scores and recordings." We recommend it to everyone creating or configuring discovery systems that will include music, including vendors, systems librarians, and music librarians.
The MDR2 updates the 2012 MDR and in particular incorporates: RDA updates, MARC updates, LCGFT, and LCMPT. The MDR2 is available in an easy-to-navigate HTML version<http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/mpage/mdr_es> and as a full pdf download<http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/mdr/MusicDiscoveryRequirements2.pdf>. A plan is also in place for ongoing maintenance of the MDR<http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/resource/resmgr/mdr/MDR2MaintenancePlan.pdf>. We welcome your comments on any and all aspects of the MDR2, including on how you are using it.
The MDR2 is endorsed by MLA's Board of Directors and created by the Music Discovery Requirements Update Task Force, a group appointed jointly by MLA's Emerging Technologies and Services Committee (ETSC) and Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). An enormous thank you to each task force member, to everyone we consulted, and to those who took the time to review drafts and submit comments.
Music Discovery Requirements Update Task Force Members:
Nara Newcomer, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Chair [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Anna Alfeld LoPrete, Indiana University
Rebecca Belford, Brown University
Christopher Holden, Library of Congress
Keith Knop, University of Georgia
Nancy Lorimer, Stanford University
Karen Peters, Bates College
Patricia Sasser, Furman University, webmaster
Head of Music/Media Library
University of Missouri-Kansas City