Susan H. Vita, formerly chief of the Social Sciences Cataloging Division, has been named chief of the Special Materials Cataloging Division (SMCD). SMCD is responsible for the cataloging of computer files, manuscript collections, microforms, music books and scores, and music sound recordings. Ms. Vita has been acting chief since the retirement of Gloria Hsia during the last quarter of calendar year 1993.
Following is a partial list of presentations to be made at ALA Annual Conference by LC staff. Schedules of some events have not yet been set; see the final program or session agenda for time and place.
PRECONFERENCE Bibliographic Control of Conference Proceedings. June 24, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Beacher Wiggins, facilitator and keynote address: Overview of current national policies and standards; issues relevant to preconference topic ACRL Publications in Librarianship editorial board. June 26, 8:00- 9:00 a.m., Omni International, Stafford: Barbara Tillett Slavic and East European Section, Automated Bibliographic Control Committee. June 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Miami, North Hall. Recent Slavic and East European cataloging projects; summary of changes in name headings and subject terms for the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe: Nina Palmin. ALCTS CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Public program session, "Sources of Cataloging When You'd Rather Not Do It Yourself," June 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center Rm C225-226. The annotated card program: Jane E. Marton; also, Cheryl Cook, CDS, and Gregory New, Dewey. CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Meeting, June 26, 2:00-5:30 p.m., Fontainebleau Hilton, Imperial III. Summaries for juvenile nonfiction CIPs: Jane E. Marton CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. June 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Miami, Central Hall; June 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Omni International, Wagner: John Byrum (operations), Barbara Tillett (policy) CCS Executive Committee. June 24, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Fontainebleau Hilton, Imperial III; June 27, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm A102; June 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm D230: Barbara Tillett CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group. June 27, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Hyatt, Ashe Auditorium: Sarah Thomas CCS Policy and Research Committee. June 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, B112. LC update: Sarah Thomas CCS Subject Analysis Committee. June 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm B214. Current developments in LC Subject Cataloging: Lynn El-Hoshy CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Subcommittee to Revise Fiction Guidelines: Gerald R. Wager Copy Cataloging Discussion Group. June 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm D239. LC's copy cataloging activities: Beacher Wiggins CIP Advisory Group. June 26, 4:30 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm D233. Topics to be covered include the status of the policy to exclude summaries from juvenile nonfiction titles, status of electronic CIP, and book claiming and upgrading CIP records: John Celli LC Cooperative Cataloging Discussion Group. June 26, 7:00 p.m., Fontainebleau Hilton, Bordeaux. Update on cooperative programs at LC; updates on the progress of the Cooperative Cataloging Council and its task groups; discussion of the revised draft of the PCC governance document: John Byrum, Ana Cristan, Ann Della Porta, Sarah Thomas, Barbara Tillett, Gerald R. Wager SAC Subcommittee to Revise Fiction Guidelines: Gerald R. Wager SS Committee to Study Serials Cataloging. June 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Omni, Orange Bowl. LC report: Regina Reynolds SS Policy and Research Committee. June 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Omni, Stirrup. LC report: Regina Reynolds Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries. June 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, D128-131. Cooperative Cataloging Council automation recommendations, automating shelflisting, series authorities update: Winston Tabb, Sarah ThomasLITA LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group. June 26, 2:00- 4:00 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Rm A204/A205. "Artificial Intelligence and Authority Control: Together At Last?": Barbara Tillett, panelist EXHIBITS LC Exhibit Booth: Miami Beach Convention Center, booth 625
Electronic Dewey Interest Group: The second meeting of the Electronic Dewey Interest Group is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Miami Beach Convention Center B-112. A demonstration of the 1994 edition will be given by Joan S. Mitchell, editor.
Exhibit: The assistant editors (Julianne Beall, Gregory New, and Winton Matthews) will demonstrate electronic Dewey and answer user questions at the OCLC Forest Press booth, #727.
Amendments 1993 to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition, was distributed to the Library of Congress cataloging staff the week of May 2, 1994. Update 1994, no. 1, to Library of Congress Rule Interpretations reflecting the changes contained in the amendments was distributed the same week. Implementation of the changes was effective with the distribution of these two documents.
Sarah Thomas, Director for Cataloging, has announced the postponement of the policy decision on the tracing of series in LC's cataloging. The decision is being postponed until September or October 1994 in order to take into account information from the Cooperative Cataloging Council Series Authority Record Task Group. That group's final report will be submitted September 1.
Listed below are the summaries of the proposals and discussion papers for the June 1994 MARBI meeting. Please note that discussion papers 78-80 have not been previously announced and are now available from the USMARC list archives. To access these, use names:
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All USMARC Listserv files are also available through the Library of Congress' CWIS. Telnet to marvel.loc.gov and login as marvel. The file archives are listed under "Libraries and Publishers", "USMARC Standards", "USMARC Listserv".ITEMS FOR JUNE MARBI MEETING
PROPOSAL NO. 94-9, Changes to the USMARC Bibliographic Format to Accommodate Online Systems and Services (proposes several enhancements to the USMARC Bibliographic Format to allow for the creation of USMARC records for online systems and services) PROPOSAL NO. 94-10, Encoding of Patent Information in the USMARC Bibliographic Format (proposal calls for adding specific guidelines for the treatment of patent information in the USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data. It suggests the definition of new data elements to accommodate certain patent information) PROPOSAL NO. 94-11, Addition of Subfield $n (Note) in Field 037 (Source of Acquisition) in the USMARC Bibliographic Format (proposes the addition of a subfield $n in field 037 for notes relating to the source of availability. The note can relate to any of the defined subfields in the Source of Acquisition field) PROPOSAL NO. 94-12, Core Record Designation in USMARC Bibliographic Records (proposal gives options for designating that a bibliographic record meets the specifications for a core record: Using Leader/17 (Encoding Level) or 042 (Authentication Code)) PROPOSAL NO. 94-13, Interactive Multimedia Code for USMARC Bibliographic Format (proposal gives options for designating that a bibliographic record is for an interactive multimedia item. Leader/06 and 008/26 are considered) PROPOSAL NO. 94-14, Extension of USMARC Authority Fields 053 and 083 for Local Use (proposal defines a second indicator (Source of classification number) and subfield $5 (Institution to which field applies) for fields 053 (LC Classification Number) and 083 (Dewey Decimal Classification Number) to enable institutions other than the authoritative agency to use the fields) PROPOSAL NO. 94-15, Field Link and Sequence Information in the USMARC Formats (proposal suggests a generally applicable technique for linking and sequencing fields in all USMARC records. Changes in the USMARC formats are proposed that would define subfield $8 (Field link and sequence number) in the Bibliographic and Authority formats PROPOSAL NO. 94-16, Encoding of Cancelled/Invalid Report Numbers in the USMARC Bibliographic Format (proposal calls for making changes in field 088 (Report Number) in the USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data to accommodate cancelled and invalid report numbers) PROPOSAL NO. 94-17, Changes to the USMARC Bibliographic Format to Accommodate the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) (proposal recommends adding provisions to accommodate the various data elements defined in the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata to the Bibliographic Format) DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 78, Location and Access Information for Non-Internet Resources in USMARC Records (explores how to accommodate location and access information for electronic resources available through a dial-up connection) DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 79, Defining Subfield $v for Form Subdivision in the USMARC Formats (considers the possible impact of a new subfield code for form subdivisions in fields 6XX and 755 in the bibliographic format, 1XX, 4XX, and 5XX in the authority format, 75X in the classification format, and 6XX in the community information format) DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 80, Defining a Component Item Entry Field in the USMARC Bibliographic Format (explores whether a field should be defined in the linking entry block of fields to contain information about items that are constituents or elements of the item being cataloged or contained in the collection, group, or set being cataloged. RLIN currently uses a local field 789 for such data in the cataloging of graphic materials, which are linked to electronic images)
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