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Online Newsletter of the Cataloging Directorate, Library of Congress

Volume 5, No. 01, ISSN 1066-8829, January 1997

LC at ALA Midwinter
ALA Midwinter at LC
Dewey at ALA Midwinter
MARBI at ALA Midwinter
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Election Results
Constitutional Material
Electronic CIP
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
NACO Participants' Manual

LC at ALA Midwinter

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group. Feb. 14, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Library of Congress Madison Building-Mumford Room. Host: Associate Librarian Winston Tabb. LC reports: SGML/MARC mapping: Sally McCallum; cataloging policy changes, planning for Future of AACR conference: Barbara Tillett; core-level cataloging at LC: Beacher Wiggins. Text Capture and Electronic Conversion/ClipSearch demonstration: David Williamson.

CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Subject Access to Computer Files Subcommittee. Feb. 14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Loew's L'Enfant Plaza-Degas. LC representative: Norma Hendrickson.

ALCTS Meta Access Task Force. Feb. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 6; Feb. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Washington Vista-Monticello West; Feb. 17, 8:30-11:00 am, Washington Vista-Monticello West. LC representative: John Byrum.

CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Subcommittee on Subject Authority File Recommendations. Feb. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm, Loew's L'Enfant Plaza-Renoir. LC liaison: Tom Yee.

CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Subcommittee to Plan Regional Subject Analysis Institutes. Feb. 14, 4:30-5:30 pm, Loew's L'Enfant Plaza-Renoir. LC liaison: Lynn El-Hoshy. ALCTS Membership Reception. Feb. 14, 5:30-7:00 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-Montpelier Room.

CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Subcommittee on Form Headings/Subdivisions Implementation. Feb. 14, 8:00-10:00 pm, Washington Convention Center-Rm. 8; Feb. 17, 8:30-11:00 am, Marriott Metro Center-London. LC liaison: Tom Yee; member: John Mitchell.

SS Committee to Study Serials Cataloging. Feb. 14, 8:00-10:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Rm. 11; Feb. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Grand Hyatt-Constitution E. LC liaisons: Jean Hirons, Regina Reynolds.

CCS Forum on Natural History Cataloging Issues Task Force. Feb. 15, 8:00-9:00 am, Renaissance Washington-Rm. 1. Chair: John Mitchell.

ALCTS Heads of Technical Services of Medium-Sized Academic Libraries Discussion Group. Feb. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Grand Hyatt Independence-D,E. Text Capture and Electronic Conversion/ ClipSearch demonstration: David Williamson.

CCS Subject Analysis Subcommittee to Revise Fiction Guidelines. Feb. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Board Rm. D. LC representative: Jerry Wager.

CCS Subject Analysis Subcommittee on Subject Relationships/ Reference Structures. Feb. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Rm. 11. LC liaison: Lynn El-Hoshy.

ALCTS Computer Files Discussion Group. Feb. 15, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Marriott Metro Center-London; Feb. 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Grand Hyatt, Constitution-A. LC reports: Norma Hendrickson (monographs), Regina Reynolds (serials).

ALCTS LITA MARC Formats Interest Group. Feb. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Marriott Metro Center-London. Vice chair/chair-elect: Rebecca Guenther. LC report: Randall Barry.

CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access. Feb. 15, 2:00-5:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Congressional Hall A; Feb. 17, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Congressional Hall A. LC representative: Barbara Tillett.

CCS Committee on Cataloging: Asian & African Materials. Feb. 16, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Washington Vista-Monticello West. Chaired by Clare Dunkle in absence of chair, LC overseas operations officer James Gentner. LC report: Cynthia Johanson; Dewey area table for South Africa: Julianne Beall, Winton Matthews.

RLIN Forum. Feb. 16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Rooms 12-14. LC report: Judy Mansfield.

CCS Subject Analysis Committee. Feb. 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Washington Vista-Monticello; Feb. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Renaissance West B. LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy.

CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group. Feb. 16, 2:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Auditorium. LC liaison: Beacher Wiggins.

Diogenes Users Group. Feb. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Mayflower- Virginia Room. LC liaison: Judy Mansfield.

Authority Control Interest Group/LITA-ALCTS Microcomputer in Support of Technical Services Interest Group/PCC Standing Committee on Automation/Online Environment Interest Group joint meeting. Feb. 16, 2:00-4:30 pm, Washington Convention Center-Rm. 13, 14. LC presentation: David Williamson.

ALCTS American Association of Publishers/ALCTS Joint Committee meeting with CIP Advisory Group. Feb. 16, 2:00-5:30 pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 22. Chair: John Celli.

CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Feb. 16, 2:00-5:30 pm, Washington Vista-Monticello West. LC report: Jane Marton.

Overseas Operations Cooperative Acquisitions Program Meeting. Feb. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, Renaissance Mayflower-Rm. 11.

PCC Participants Discussion Group. Feb. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-Mumford Room. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins with John Byrum, Ann Della Porta, Cooperative Cataloging Team staff.

The LC exhibit booth is no. 1142. Exhibit hall hours are:

   Saturday, Feb. 15: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Sunday, Feb.16: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Monday, Feb. 17: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

See the fifth edition of Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, LC's CD-ROM cataloging tools: Classification Plus and Cataloger's Desktop, the second edition of the NACO Participants' Manual, the latest Library of Congress Classification schedules, two new editions of LOCIS Reference Manual and LOCIS Quick Search Guide. and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging brochure (free for the asking). Access to the home pages on the LC World Wide Web site will also be available.

ALA Midwinter at LC

The Library of Congress will be hosting some special events for colleagues attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Meetings and events to be held at LC and not listed in the previous article are presented below.

(Information about ongoing exhibits and special tours requiring reservations/registration is available on the Library's home page at URL:

All Conference Reception: Feb. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, Library of Congress Jefferson Building-Great Hall.

Demonstrations in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress Madison Building, Feb. 15: Electronic Cataloging in Publication (2:00-2:30 pm); Improving Cataloging Productivity Through Automation (2:30- 3:00 pm). No reservations required.

Presentations/demonstrations in the Digital Library Visitor's Center, Library of Congress Madison Building (Reservations required for these events):

Feb. 15: Developing Your Skills on THOMAS (9:00-10:00 am); Unleashing the Power of LOCIS (10:00-11:00 am); The Global Legal Information Network, GLIN (12:00-12:30 pm); The Digitization of Historical Legal Materials (12:30-1:00 pm); Overview of the National Digital Library Program (1:00-3:30 pm); Developing Electronic Exhibits (3:30-4:30 pm).

Feb. 16: A Look at CORDS, Copyright's Electronic Registration Recordation and Deposit System (9:00-10:00 am); Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Plus: An Overview (10:00-11:00 am); Developing Your Skills on THOMAS (11:00 am-12:00 pm); The Learning Page (12:00-1:00 pm); Overview of the National Digital Library Program (1:00-3:30 pm); Unleashing the Power of LOCIS (3:30-4:30 pm).

Other meetings and workshops at LC:

Program for Cooperative Cataloging-Subject Authority Cooperative Program (PCC-SACO) Workshop on Subject Proposals. Feb. 14, 9:00 am- 12:30 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-West Dining Room. Registration required.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Catalogers' Values Training. Feb. 14, 1:30-5:30 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-West Dining Room. Registration required.

Library and Information Science Publishers. Feb. 14, 3:00-5:00 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-Dining Room A.

RUSA-HA Genealogy and Local History Discussion Group. Feb. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Library of Congress Jefferson Building-Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.

REFORMA. Feb. 15, 1:00-2:00 pm, Library of Congress Jefferson Building-Hispanic Reading Room.

LARS User Group. Feb. 16, 12:30-2:00 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-Dining Room A.

Dewey at ALA Midwinter

OCLC Forest Press is sponsoring a continental breakfast and Dewey update on Saturday, February 15, 7:00-8:30 a.m., in the Independence Room (H-I), Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H. Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Speakers and topics include Ed O'Neill (OCLC Office of Research), who will describe OCLC's Dewey Cuttering Project; Julianne Beall, assistant editor of the DDC, who will speak on classifying efficiently with Dewey for Windows; and other members of the DDC editorial staff, who will answer questions on DDC Edition 21. Register for the breakfast/update by February 7, either by email ( or by fax (202-707-0279). Attendees are encouraged to send specific questions on DDC 21 with their registration.

The proposed revision of the DDC area table for South Africa will be discussed at the CC:AAM meeting on Sunday, February 16, at 8:30 a.m., in the Washington Vista Hotel-Monticello West Room.

MARBI at ALA Midwinter

Feb. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Grand Ballroom C. Proposals: No. 96-8: CAN/MARC Changes for MARC Format Alignment (revised) (excluding proposals relating to archival considerations). No. 97-6: New 007 Field Type for Remote-Sensing Images in the Bibliographic and Holdings Formats. Discussion Paper No. 98: Subentity Codes for Country of Publication and Geographic Area. Followed by business meeting and announcements.

Feb. 16, 2:00-5:30 pm, Capitol Hilton-South America A. Proposals: No. 97-1: Definition of Second Indicator (Relationship to Source) in Field 856 (Electronic Location and Access) in the USMARC Formats. No. 97-3: Redefinition of Code "m" (Computer file) in Leader/06 in the USMARC Bibliographic Format. No. 97-7: Coding Leader/06 and Leader/08 for Archival Material. No. 96-8, continued discussion (archival considerations). No. 97-2: Definition of Second Indicator (Display Constant Controller) in 76X-78X Linking Entry Fields in the USMARC Bibliographic Format. Discussion Paper No. 99: Metadata, Dublin Core and USMARC: A Review of Current Efforts.

Feb. 17, 2:00-4:30 pm, Renaissance Washington-Grand Ballroon C. Proposals: No. 97-4: Addition of Subfield $5 in Field 655 (Index Term-Genre/Form) in the USMARC Bibliographic Format. No. 97-5: Changes to the USMARC Classification Format for Multilingual Classification Schemes. Discussion Paper No. 100: Script and Romanization Issues in the USMARC Authorities Format.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging Election Results

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) announces the election of Carol Fleishauer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Catherine Tierney (Stanford University) to serve as members of the PCC Executive Council. Ms. Fleishauer and Ms. Tierney will succeed Christian Boissonnas (Cornell University) and Harriet Selkowitz (University of Washington) whose 3-year terms will expire in February 1997.

Members include Brian Schottlaender (University of California, Los Angeles; interim chair), Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress), Liz Bishoff (OCLC), Karen Smith-Yoshimura (Research Libraries Group), Pat Thomas (Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library), Karen Muller (Association of Library Collections and Technical Services), Ingrid Parent (National Library of Canada), Jennifer Bowen (Eastman School of Music), Barry Baker (University of Georgia), Duane Arenales (National Library of Medicine), Colleen Hyslop (Michigan State University), Alan Danskin (British Library) and two operational advisers, Marty Joachim (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Margaret Shen (Cleveland Public Library).

Constitutional Materials

In concurrence with recommendations of a task force of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Library of Congress has changed its subject cataloging practices for texts of, and works about, constitutions of political jurisdictions. The subdivisions --Constitution, --Constitutional history, and --Constitutional law have all been discontinued under names of places. The headings Constitutions, Constitutional history, and Constitutional law may now be further divided geographically.

Texts of constitutions are now assigned the heading Constitution--[place]. Works about constitutions and constitutional law are assigned the headings Constitutional law-- [place] and/or Constitutional history--[place], as appropriate. In addition, works about a specific constitution may be assigned the appropriate name-title heading designating the constitution, e.g., United States. Constitution.

The relevant subject authority records have been revised to reflect these changes in practice. Further details will be available in H 1465, Constitutions, a new instruction sheet for the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, which will be published in 1997 Update Number 1 to the manual, scheduled for distribution in the spring of 1997.

Electronic CIP

During calendar year 1996, the Library of Congress received 953 electronic CIP (E-CIP) submissions. Since November 1993 (the inception of E-CIP), the Library has received 1,502 submissions. There are 58 publishers currently participating.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

During fiscal year 1997, the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) will be offering free searching access to the RLIN archival and manuscript control file through its home page. The RLIN AMC file is widely recognized as an important source of information concerning archival and manuscript materials. The file contains over 400,000 records describing collections held by repositories primarily in North America and provides access by personal names, organizations, subjects, and formats. To find the gateway locate the NUCMC home page at URL: and click on either the NUCMC cataloging icon or the utilities icon. No account number or password will be necessary to search the RLIN AMC file.

Comments regarding the usefulness of the gateway and suggestions for ways to improve it are welcome. For more information concerning the gateway or the NUCMC program, contact the NUCMC Team, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540-4375; telephone: (202) 707-7954; fax: (202) 707-7161; Internet:

NACO Participants' Manual

The NACO Participants' Manual, second edition, is available from the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress. NACO is the name authority program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). The PCC created the manual to simplify documentation for the contribution of authorities.

This edition reflects changes in cataloging policy since the first edition was published in 1994. It includes information on how to cite electronic journals and Web site cataloging. It also contains more examples than the earlier edition.

The manual is divided into four sections: "New Authority Records," "Additions and Changes to Authority Records," "Subject Heading Contribution," and "Appendices." Included in the appendices are workforms for NACO OCLC and NACO RLIN and for submitting online subject authority record proposals to LC. Also included are examples of OCLC and RLIN authority records.

Contact the Cataloging Distribution Service or check its home page for price and availability. Expected date of delivery is February 1, 1997. ISBN: 0-8444-0833-2. 152 pages, softcover. Order directly from Library of Congress, Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, P.O Box 75560, Washington, DC 20013-5720; telephone 1-800-255-3666 (U.S. only) or (202) 707-6100; fax: (202) 707-1334; TDD: (202) 707-0012; home page URL:; email:

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