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Online Newsletter of the Cataloging Directorate, Library of Congress

Volume 6, No. 8, ISSN 1066-8829, June 1998
Contents

LC at ALA Annual Conference
ALA Annual Conference at LC
PCC Participants Discussion Group
ISSN in the Electronic Age
AACR2 to be Included in Cataloger's Desktop
ALA to Demo New AACR2-e Software
Subclass HM (Sociology)

LC at ALA Annual Conference

LC staff will represent or report for the Library at the following cataloging-related meetings and events during ALA Annual Conference.

The Library's exhibit booth is no. 3222.

MONDAY June 22
Workshop on the Compilation, Maintenance, and Dissemination of
Taxonomic Authority Files.  June 22, Radisson Barcelo-Phillips
Collection Ballroom. 8:00-8:30 am, Workshop opening charge: John
Mitchell.  4:00-4:30 pm, The Program for Cooperative Cataloging:
Beacher Wiggins. Workshop continues Tuesday June 23.

THURSDAY June 25
PCC Steering Committee.  June 25, 2:00-5:00 pm, Library of Congress
Madison Building-LM 642.  LC representative: Beacher Wiggins. 
Secretariat: John Byrum. 

FRIDAY June 26
ALCTS Preconference, "What in the World ... Cataloging on an
International Scale."  June 26, 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Washington Hilton
& Towers-International Ballroom E. LC presenters: John Byrum, Sally
McCallum, Barbara Tillett.

ALCTS Preconference, "Jump Start: Theory and Practice for
Cataloging Electronic Serials." June 26, 8:00 am-5:30 pm, Gallaudet
University Kellogg Conference Center-Auditorium.  LC presenters:
Jean Hirons, Regina Reynolds.
 
CIP Publishers Workshop.  June 26, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Dining Room A. 
Presenters: John Celli, CIP Division staff, Regina Reynolds.  

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of  Large Research Libraries
Discussion Group.  June 26, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Library of Congress
Madison Building-Mumford Room.  LC representatives: Winston Tabb,
Beacher Wiggins.                   

ALCTS Digital Resources Committee.  June 26, 2:00-4:00 pm, Holiday
Inn Capitol-Columbia South, North.  LC report: Norma Hendrickson. 
Also from LC: Regina Reynolds. 

ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on the Revision of the Guidelines on
Subject Access to Individual  Works of Fiction.  June 26, 2:00-4:00
pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 17.  LC representative: Jerry
Wager. Continued on June 27.

ALCTS  CCS SAC Subcommittee on Form Headings/Subdivisions
Implementation. June 26, 7:00-9:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Room
2.  LC report: Tom Yee. 

ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Standards.  June
26, 8:00-10:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Room 6.  Consultant:
Regina Reynolds.

SATURDAY June 27
Dewey Breakfast/Update sponsored by OCLC Forest Press. June 27,
7:00-8:30 am, Renaissance Washington-OCLC green suite. Update: Joan
S. Mitchell (editor, DDC). Dewey for Windows (TR) demo: Julianne
Beall.

ALCTS CCS Forum on Natural History Cataloging Issues Task Force. 
June 27,  8:00-9:00 am, Capital Hilton-Continental.  Chair: John
Mitchell.

National Serials Data Program Seminar, "ISSN in the Electronic
Age."  June 27, 9:00-11:00 am, Library of Congress Madison
Building-Dining Room A. Seminar leader: Regina Reynolds.
 
MARBI. June 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Washington Hilton & Towers-Hemisphere.  
LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca
Guenther.  Meetings continue on June 28 and 29.
 
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Revision of the Guidelines on Subject
Access to Individual Works of Fiction.  June 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Grand Hyatt-Cherry Blossom.  LC representative: Jerry Wager.
Continued from June 26.

MAGERT (Map and Geography Round Table) Program, "Issues in Map
Cataloging: Form/Genre and Digital Materials."  June 27, 9:30 
am-12:30 pm, Washington Hilton-Lincoln West.  LC presenters: Elizabeth
Mangan, David Reser.
  
ALCTS Computer Files Discussion Group.   June 27, 11:30 am-1:00 pm,
Washington Convention Center-Room 24.  LC report: Norma
Hendrickson.

ALCTS CCS Policy & Research Committee. June 27, 2:00-4:00 pm,
Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center-5 A, B. LC
representative: Beacher Wiggins.  

SAC One-Size-Fits-All Subject Access Systems. June 27, 2:00-4:00
pm, Hotel Washington-Ballroom.  LC speaker: Tom Yee. 
  
SUNDAY June 28
CONSER At-Large Meeting.  June 28, 8:30-10:00 am, Hyatt Regency
Washington-Conference Theatre.  CONSER Coordinator: Jean Hirons.

International Relations Committee.  Latin American and Caribbean
Subcommitee. "Cooperation Across the Americas: Past, Present &
Future Cooperation with Libraries in Latin America & the
Caribbean."  June 28, 9:30-11:00 am, Holiday Inn Capitol-Columbia
South, North.  LC speaker: Ana Cristan.

ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee. June 28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Holiday Inn Downtown -Capital.  LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy.  Dewey
liaison: Julianne Beall.  Meeting continues on June 29.

ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group.  June 28, 2:00-4:00 pm,
Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center-5-A, B.  LC report 
and PCC presenter on core level records as copy: Beacher Wiggins.
               
ALCTS CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. June 28,
2:00-5:30 pm, Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center-6
A,B,C.  LC liaison: Jane Gilchrist.

MARBI. June 28, 2:00-5:30 pm, Washington Hilton & Towers-Thoroughbred.  
LC representative: Sally McCallum. Also: Rebecca
Guenther.  Meeting continued from June 27; continues June 29.

ECIP Demonstration.  June 28, 3:00-4:30 pm, Days Inn-Board Room. 
Presenter: David Williamson.

CIP Advisory Group. June 28, 4:30-5:30 pm, Days Inn-Board Room. 
Chair: John Celli.

CONSER 25th anniversary celebration.  June 28, 5:00-7:00 pm,
Library of Congress Madison Building-Montpelier Room.  By
invitation only.  CONSER coordinator: Jean Hirons.
 
PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Participants Discussion
Group. June 28, 7:00-8:30 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building, 
Mumford Room. PCC secretariat: John Byrum.  CONSER coordinator:
Jean Hirons.  BIBCO coordinator: Ana Cristan.  Recorders: Carolyn
Sturtevant, Rebecca Williams.  Facilitators: John Mitchell, Ruta
Penkiunas. 
     
Foreign Acquisitions Program Meeting. June 28, 7:00-9:00 pm,
Washington Convention Center-Room 7.  Chair: Judy McDermott.  

MONDAY June 29
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis.  June
29, 8:30-11:00 am, Grand Hyatt-Washington Boardroom.  Member from
LC: Lynn El-Hoshy.

ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging:Description and Access. June 29,
8:30 am-12:00 m, Holiday Inn Capitol-Columbia Suite N. LC report:
Barbara Tillett.
   
ALCTS Awards Presentation and Membership Meeting, followed by 
President's Program.  June 29, 9:30-10:00 am, Renaissance
Washington-Grand Ballroom, South.  Recipient of Margaret Mann 
Citation: John Byrum.

ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials.  
June 29, 8:30 am-12:00 pm,  Governor's House-State Room.  LC
representative: Cynthia Johanson.
  
MARBI. June 29, 2:00-4:00 pm, Holiday Inn Capitol-Columbia North. 
 LC representative: Sally McCallum; also: Rebecca Guenther. 
Continued from June 28.

ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee.  June 29, 2:00-4:00 pm, The
Madison-Executive Chamber I, II. LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy.  Dewey
liaison: Julianne Beall.  Continued from June 28.

ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging.  June
29, 2:00-4:00 pm, LC liaison and LC report: Regina Reynolds.

ALA Annual Conference at LC

The Library of Congress will host many special events for colleagues attending the ALA Annual Conference, in addition to the meetings listed in the article "LC at ALA Annual." Meetings and events of interest to catalogers that will be held at LC and are not listed in the previous article are presented below. Reservations for events which require them may be made using the electronic reservation form at URL: http://www.loc.gov/ala/

Library of Congress Subject Headings One Hundredth Anniversary
Reception: June 27, 7:00-7:30 pm, Library of Congress Jefferson
Building-Great Hall.  By invitation only.

All Conference Reception: June 27, 8:00-10:30 pm, Library of
Congress  Jefferson Building-Great Hall.  The various reading rooms
in the Jefferson Building, the Computer Catalog Center, Gershwin
Room, Swann Gallery, and Visitors' Center orientation theater will
also be open.  No reservations needed. 

Tours of the Digital Library Visitors' Center (DLVC), 1:00 to 2:00
pm each day of the conference including Saturday and Sunday. 
Madison Building-DLVC. No reservations needed.

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

"Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Plus: New Features." 
June 27, 4:00-5:00 pm, Madison Building-DLVC.  Presenter: Cheryl
Cook.  Reservations required.

BEOnline demonstration/presentation.  June 28, 11:30 am-12:00 pm,
Library of Congress Madison Building-DLVC.  Reservations required. 
Presenters: Allene Hayes, Regina Reynolds, David Williamson.

Digital Tables of Contents demonstration.  June 28, 12:00-12:30 pm, 
Library of Congress Madison Building-DLVC.  Reservations required. 
Presenters: Robert August, David Williamson.

"Using Minaret for Library of Congress Classification."  June 29,
11:00 am-12:00 pm,   Library of Congress Madison Building-DLVC. 
Reservations required.  Presenters: Rebecca Guenther and Paul
Weiss.

"Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Plus on the World Wide
Web." June 29, 3:00-4:00 pm,  Library of Congress Madison Building-DLVC.
Reservations required. Presenter: Cheryl Cook. 

"Implementing a New Integrated Library System at the Library of
Congress: Issues and Impact."  June 29, 4:00-5:00 pm, Library of
Congress Madison Building-DLVC. Reservations required.  Speaker:
Barbara Tillett.

Other meetings and workshops at LC:

THURSDAY June 25
PCC SACO Workshop A, "How to Propose Subject Headings for LCSH."  
June 25, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Library of Congress Madison Building-Pickford 
Theater, LM 302.  Registration closed.  Instructor: Lynn
El-Hoshy.

PCC SACO Workshop B, "Proposing Geographic Name and Historic Event
Subject Headings for LCSH."   June 25, 1:30-4:30 pm, Library of
Congress Madison Building-Pickford Theater, LM 302. Registration
closed.  Instructor: Lynn El-Hoshy.

PCC SACO Workshop C, "Proposing Names of Languages and Related
Literature Subject Headings for LCSH."   June 25, 1:30-4:30 pm,
Library of Congress Madison Building Room 654.  By prior
registration only.  Instructor: Milicent Wewerka.

FRIDAY June 26
CIP Publishers Workshop.  June 26, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.  Madison
Building-Dining Room A.  By prior registration only.

Hands-On Introduction to Cataloger's Desktop for New Users.  June
26, 9:00-11:00 am, repeated 2:00-4:00 pm, Madison Building-TPAIO
Classroom B (LM530).  Reservations required. Instructor: Bruce
Johnson.

Overview of the Annotated Card Program and cataloging children's
materials.  June 26, 1:30-3:00, History and Literature Cataloging
Division Conference Room LM 541. For more information contact Jane
Gilchrist, Children's Literature Team, jegi@loc.gov, (202)
707-5815.

PCC Participants Discussion Meeting

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) will hold its semiannual meeting for participants and other interested persons on Sunday, June 28th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room at the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building (6th floor). In honor of CONSER's 25th anniversary, the meeting will focus on CONSER's achievements and current activities. Jean Hirons, CONSER coordinator, will provide an entertaining review of CONSER's past and future. A panel comprised of CONSER participants and other librarians -- Cecilia Leatham (University of Miami), Mechael Gago (Indiana University), and Jennifer O'Connell (EBSCO) -- will review the value of the CONSER database to cataloging and adjunct services.

In addition, Brian Schottlaender (University of California, Los Angeles and PCC Policy Committee chair) will share information regarding developments in other areas of the program's activities, and John Byrum (Library of Congress) will provide a brief update from the operational vantage point.


ISSN in the Electronic Age

The National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress, will conduct a seminar, "ISSN in the Electronic Age," to be held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the American Library Association on Saturday, June 27, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Dining Rm. A (Rm. 620) in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.

Highlights:

Intended audience: Publishers, subscription agents, document delivery services, A&I Services, other vendors and ISSN users: you need not be registered for the conference to attend.

Reservations: E-mail Regina Reynolds at issn@loc.gov; fax (202) 707-6333; or leave message at (202) 707-6452.


AACR2 to be Included in Cataloger's Desktop

An electronic version of AACR2 -- AACR2-e -- will be available this summer. The electronic version of the text will now include all revisions through 1997. In addition, a new print version of the text, based on this electronic file, will be available later this summer. ALA Editions will license rights to the electronic file to third party vendors and consortia so that catalogers can access the rules electronically for use in their local environments. For more information on AACR2-e consult the ALA web site at URL: http://www.ala.org/market/books/technical.html

On April 28, 1998, ALA Editions signed an agreement with the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) of the Library of Congress to incorporate the electronic file of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition, 1988 revision, into LC's Cataloger's Desktop, CDS's one-disc CD-ROM cataloging tool.

AACR2-e will first appear in Cataloger's Desktop in the fourth quarter of 1998. With the inclusion of AACR2-e, catalogers will have access to the cataloging rules, any corresponding LCRI, and the MARC formats in a single electronic source.


ALA to Demo New AACR2-E Software

The American Library Association will be offering demos of its new AACR2-e CD-ROM at its Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Demos will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center LL 7, and Sunday, June 28, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Renaissance Center, LL 10.

This new CD-ROM, which will be available from ALA Editions in September 1998, features the complete authorized cataloging rules with all rule revisions approved by JSC. AACR2-e uses the popular Folio VIEWS hypertext software, which also supports the Library of Congress Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Plus.

All catalogers and other interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend this informative session! For more information, please contact Mary Huchting at 800-545-2433, ext. 5418.


Subclass HM (Sociology)

A draft revision of subclass HM (Sociology) of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) has been posted on the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) home page. This initial draft was prepared by James E. McGovern, senior subject cataloger on the Political Science/Sociology/Anthropology team, working on special assignment to CPSO. When approved and implemented, this revision will replace the existing numbers HM1-299, which will no longer be used. Interested users of LCC are invited to review and offer suggestions or comments on this initial draft by July 31, 1998. A proposed final draft will be published for further comment in the Autumn 1998 issue of Cataloging Service Bulletin. The draft is located at URL: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/hm.html


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