LC Cataloging Newsline

Online Newsletter of the Cataloging Directorate, Library of Congress

Volume 7, no. 8, ISSN 1066-8829, June 1999

LC at ALA Annual
Wade-Giles/Pinyin Conversion Planning Discussion
Sociology Classification (HM) in LCC Update
Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality
New CONSER Members

LC at ALA Annual

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

The Library's exhibit booth is no. 1346.

Thursday, June 24

Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) Training-the-Trainer Session.
June 24-25, University of New Orleans, by prior registration only.
Instructor: Jean Hirons.

Friday, June 25

PCC SACO Workshop A: How to Propose Subject Headings for LCSH.
June 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Lynn El-Hoshy.
ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group (Big Heads).
June 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 238-239.
LC representative: Beacher Wiggins. Pinyin update: Philip Melzer.
ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee.
June 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-353.
LC report: Norma Hendrickson. Meeting continues June 26.
ALCTS Serials Section Policy & Research Committee.
June 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Le Meridien-Suite 804.
LC liaison and report: Regina Reynolds.
PCC SACO Workshop B: Proposing Geographic Subject Headings.
Friday, June 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-338.
Presenter: Tom Yee.
ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee Subcommittee on Preservation, Authentication, and Storage.
June 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-356.
Chair and LC liaison: Norma Hendrickson.
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Form Headings/Subdivisions Implementation.
June 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Sheraton-Pontchartrain A.
LC panelists: Tom Yee, Lynn El-Hoshy. Meeting continues on June 26.

Saturday, June 26

Dewey Breakfast/Update sponsored by OCLC Forest Press.
June 26, 7:00-8:30 a.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-28.
Update: Joan S. Mitchell (editor, DDC). Other reports and demos: Julianne Beall, Winton Matthews, Gregory New.
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Form Headings/Subdivisions Implementation.
June 26, 8:00-11:00 a.m., Hilton-Magnolia.
LC report: Tom Yee. Meeting continued from June 25.
ALCTS Serials Section Education Committee.
June 26, 8:30-11:00 a.m., Westin Canal Place-Executive Room.
LC report: Jean Hirons.
ALCTS CCS Program. "Oh Say, Can We See? See Also?: Subject Referencing Possibilities in OPACs and Reference Databases."
June 26, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 238-239.
Speaker from LC: Thomas Mann.
June 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Intercontinental-Pontalba.
Chair: Bruce Johnson. LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca Guenther. Meetings continue on June 27 and 28.
Jean Hirons will attend for discussion of "Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality."
ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee.
June 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fairmount-Bayou II.
LC report: Norma Hendrickson. Continued from June 25.
ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section Research Discussion Group.
June 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Doubletree Hotel-Nottoway A Room.
LC report on Web access to LC Classification: Cheryl Cook, Colleen Stumbaugh.
June 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Radisson-Grand Ballroom A.
LC representative: Barbara Tillett. LITA representative: David Williamson.
ALCTS CCS Policy & Research Committee.
June 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Embassy Suites-Diamond Room.
LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.
Opening General Session.
June 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-Hall F.
Preceding General Colin Powell: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

Sunday, June 27

CONSER At-Large Meeting.
June 27, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Hilton-Eglinton & Winton Room.
CONSER Coordinator: Jean Hirons.
ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Asian & African Materials (CCAAM).
June 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hilton-Grand Salon 18.
LC representative: Cynthia Johanson. Dewey report: Julianne Beall.
ALCTS CC:DA Metadata Task Force.
June 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fairmont-Bayou II.
Co-chair: Rebecca Guenther.
MARC Distribution Service subscribers meeting.
June 27, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Marriott-Salon B.
Discussion of impact of LC ILS implementation on MDS: Peter Young, Barbara Tillett, Kathryn Mendenhall, Sally McCallum.
ALCTS CCS MAGERT (Map and Geography Round Table) Cataloging & Classification Committee.
June 27, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-216.
Chair: Barbara Story.
ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee.
June 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Intercontinental-Pelican I.
LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy. Decimal Classification Division report: Julianne Beall. Meeting continues on June 28.
RLG Forum: Wade-Giles/Pinyin Conversion Planning Discussion.
June 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Embassy Suites-Lafitte 1.
LC panelists: Philip Melzer, John Byrum. Also: Beacher Wiggins, Barbara Tillett, Beth Dulabahn.
BIBCO At-Large Meeting.
June 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sheraton New Orleans-Pontchartrain Suite A.
ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group.
June 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Westin Canal Place-Executive Room.
LC report: Beacher Wiggins.
ALCTS CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee.
June 27, 2:00-5:30 p.m., Marriott-La Galerie 5.
LC liaison: Jane Gilchrist.
June 27, 2:00-5:30 p.m., Intercontinental-Pelican I.
Chair: Bruce Johnson. LC representative: Sally McCallum. Also: Rebecca Guenther. Meeting continued from June 26; continues June 28.
Library of Congress CIP Issues - Librarians & Publishers Discuss CIP Issues.
June 27, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., Le Meridien Hotel-Saint Jerome Room.
LC attendees: John Celli, Cassandra Latney, Sherry McCoy, Regina Thomas.
CIP Advisory Group.
June 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Le Meridien Hotel-Saint Jerome Room.
Chair: John Celli.
PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Participants Discussion Group.
June 27, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Hilton New Orleans, Riverside Hotel Marlborough Suite.
PCC secretariat: John Byrum. BIBCO coordinator: Ana Cristan. Also: Carolyn Sturtevant, John Mitchell, Ruta Penkiunas.
Focus topic: Activities of the PCC Standing Committee on Automation.
Foreign Acquisitions Program Meeting.

Monday, June 28

ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA).
June 28, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Radisson-Grand Ballroom A.
Report on "Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality": Jean Hirons.
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis.
June 28, 8:30-11:00 a.m., Embassy Suites-Diamond B.
Member from LC: Lynn El-Hoshy.
ALCTS Awards Presentation and Membership Meeting.
June 28, 9:30-10:00 a.m., Hilton-Napoleon Ballroom.
Recipient of Bowker-Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award: Regina Reynolds.
MARBI/CC:DA joint meeting.
June 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hotel Intercontinental-Pontalba Room.
Chair: Bruce Johnson. 2:00-3:00: Discussion of "Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality" led by Regina Reynolds. 3:00-4:00: Metadata.
LC representative: Sally McCallum; also: Rebecca Guenther.
ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee.
June 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Omni-East Salon.
Continued from June 27.
ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging.
June 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hilton-Grand Salon 15.
LC liaison and LC report on revisions to AACR2: Jean Hirons.

Wade-Giles/Pinyin Conversion Planning Discussion

The Library of Congress has announced changing from Wade-Giles to pinyin as the standard Chinese romanization scheme for bibliographic records sometime in the year 2000. This change will affect Chinese language records in the bibliographic utilities as well as those in individual library catalogs. In addition, the changed romanization of Chinese authors, corporate bodies, conferences, series, uniform titles, and subjects will affect points of access to millions of other bibliographic records for non-Chinese materials.

Issues related to the impact of these changes on libraries' local systems and catalogs will be discussed by a panel comprised of technical services, systems, and East Asian librarians from ARL libraries and representatives from the Library of Congress, OCLC, and the Research Libraries Group at the RLG Forum during ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Embassy Suites (Lafitte 1).

See the agenda and panelist list at URL:

For background, see the "Pinyin Conversion Project" on the Library of Congress home page at URL:

Sociology Classification (HM) in LCC Update

With the revision of LCC subclass HM (Sociology), classifiers have an updated tool. Jim McGovern, senior cataloger in the Social Sciences Cataloging Division, is responsible for the development. The terminology in the HM schedule has been updated to reflect changes in the discipline. Links between the HM schedule terminology and numbers were made with the Library of Congress Subject Headings. These changes will be incorporated in upcoming releases of Library of Congress classification schedules and the LCSH.

Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality

As part of its ongoing mandate to respond to changing needs, the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSC) sponsored the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR in October 1997. One of the outcomes of the conference was a commissioned report on "seriality issues."

The report, "Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality," prepared by Jean Hirons, CONSER coordinator (LC), with the assistance of Regina Reynolds (LC), Judy Kuhagen (LC), and the CONSER AACR Review Task Force, is now available on the JSC Web site URL:

The report includes recommendations for changes to the current Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules "in order to accommodate new forms of bibliographic resources and to better address the description of serials and other resources that exhibit seriality." The JSC invites comments on the report, particularly on its "Recommendations and Future Considerations."

The deadline for comments is September 1, 1999.

New CONSER Members

Two organizations have become new CONSER members. The Faxon Company has rejoined along with its partner Dawson Information Quest as an affiliate member. Faxon and DIQ will be involved with maintaining A&I information and updating publishing data, and may contribute to CONSER's task force dealing with issues relating to publication patterns. Ed Jones will be their representative to the CONSER Operations Committee.

The other new member is the University of Oregon, which has joined as a CONSER Enhance member. Mary Grenci has been working for some time with Kristin Lindlan of the University of Washington. Once Grenci became independent the University of Oregon's "enhance" status became official.

More information about both new members will appear in the next issue of CONSERline, which will be published after ALA Annual Conference.

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