LC Cataloging Newsline

Online Newsletter of the Cataloging Directorate, Library of Congress

Volume 8, no. 1, ISSN 1066-8829, January 2000
Contents

LC at ALA Midwinter 2000
MARBI ALA Midwinter 2000
Dennis McGovern New ESR Team Leader
Retirement of SSCD Chief Regene Ross

LC at ALA Midwinter 2000

LC staff will represent or report for the Library at the following cataloging-related meetings and events during ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.

The Library's exhibit booth is no. 1231.

Friday, January 14

Program for Cooperative Cataloging SACO Workshop A: Proposing New Class Numbers and Changes to LCC. Jan. 14, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Marriott Riverwalk - Salon F. Instructor: Mary K.D. Pietris. Preregistration required.

ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries. Jan. 14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Holiday Inn Riverwalk - Tarantella 2-4. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging SACO Workshop B: Proposing Subject Headings for Events and Buildings, Structures, Etc. Jan. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm, Marriott Riverwalk - Salon F. Instructor: Lynn El-Hoshy. Preregistration required.

ALCTS CC:DA 2000 Preconference Planning Task Force. Jan. 14, 2:00- 4:00 pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 213B. Member from LC: Gene Kinnaly.

MARBI Multilingual Records Task Force. Jan. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm, Four Points Hotel - Taos. Member from LC: James Agenbroad.

ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis. Jan. 14, 6:00-8:00 pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 210A. LC representative: Lynn El-Hoshy. Meeting continues on Jan. 15.

ALCTS Serials Section Policy, Research & Publications Committee. Jan. 14, 7:30-9:30 pm, Gunter Hotel - Crystal Ballroom. LC report: Regina Romano Reynolds.

OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.). Cataloging Policy Committee. Jan. 14, 7:30-9:30 pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 216B. LC liaison: David Reser.

Saturday, January 15

Dewey Breakfast/Update sponsored by OCLC Forest Press. Jan. 15, 7:00-8:30 am, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 207A. Update: Joan S. Mitchell (editor, DDC). Dewey for Windows 2.0 demo: Julianne Beall.

MARBI. Jan. 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Four Points Hotel - Brazos A,B. Chair: Bruce Chr. Johnson. LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca Guenther. Briefing on revising AACR2 to accommodate seriality: Jean Hirons. Meeting continues on Jan. 16 only.

ALCTS Cataloging Norms Committee. Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Radisson Hotel - De Gala B. Update on pinyin conversion: Philip Melzer.

ALCTS CCS Policy & Research Committee. Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Menger Hotel - Sam Houston. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins. Meeting continues on Jan. 17.

ALCTS CCS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Holiday Inn Riverwalk - Tarantella 2-4. LC representative: Barbara Tillett. LITA representative: David Williamson. Meeting continues on Jan. 17.

ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis. Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Gunter Hotel - Magnolia. LC representative: Lynn El-Hoshy. Continued from Jan. 14.

Sunday, January 16

ALCTS Media Resources Committee. Jan. 16, 8:00-9:00 am, Marriott Rivercenter - Salon C. LC liaison: David Reser.

CONSER At-Large Meeting. Jan. 16, 8:00-10:00 am, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 216B. CONSER Coordinator: Jean Hirons.

ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee. Jan. 16, 8:00-11:00 am, Radisson - De Gala A. LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy. Dewey liaison: Julianne Beall. Meeting continues on Jan. 17.

ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. Jan. 16, 8:00-11:00 am, Holiday Inn Riverwalk - Tarantella 2. LC report: Philip Melzer.

ALCTS CC:DA Task Force on Metadata. Jan. 16, 8:00-11:00 am, Four Points Hotel - Rio Grande Ballroom. Co-chair: Rebecca Guenther. Also from LC: Gene Kinnaly.

MAGERT Cataloging and Classification Committee. Jan. 16, 9:00- 11:00 am, Plaza San Antonio - Cavalier. Chair: Barbara Story.

RLG Service Forum. Jan. 16, 9:00-11:00 am, Hilton Palacio Del Rio - Del Ray N. LC panelist on pinyin conversion: Philip Melzer.

PCC BIBCO At Large Meeting. Jan. 16, 12:00-1:00 pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 217B. BIBCO Coordinator: Ana Cristan.

CIP Publishers Discuss Electronic CIP. Jan. 16, 1:00-3:00, Westin - Madero. Chair: John Celli.

ALCTS CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group. Jan. 16, 2:00-4:00 pm, Holiday Inn Express - Durango. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins.

ALCTS ACIG (Authority Control Interest Group). Jan. 16, 2:00-5:30, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 214D. LC update: Barbara Tillett, Ann Della Porta.

ALCTS CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Jan. 16, 2:00-5:30 pm, Sumner Suites - King William I,II. LC liaison: Jane Gilchrist.

MARBI. Jan. 16, 2:00-5:30 pm, Four Points Hotel - Brazos A,B. Chair: Bruce Chr. Johnson. LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca Guenther. Meeting continued from Jan. 15.

Librarians Discuss CIP Issues. Jan. 16, 3:00-5:00 pm, Westin - Madero. Chair: John Celli.

PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Participants Discussion Group. Jan. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, St. Anthony Hotel - Anacacho Ballroom. Present from LC: John Byrum, Ana Cristan, Ruta Penkiunas, Beacher Wiggins.

Monday, January 17

ALCTS CCS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 17, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, Holiday Inn Riverwalk - Tarantella 2-4. LC representative: Barbara Tillett. LITA representative: David Williamson. Briefing on revising AACR2 to accommodate seriality: Jean Hirons. Briefing on proposed changes to AACR2 Chapter 3: Elizabeth Mangan. Continued from Jan. 15.

ALCTS CCS Policy & Research Committee. Jan. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - Table 7. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins. Continued from Jan. 15.

ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee. Jan. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Marriott Riverwalk - Salon C. LC liaison: Lynn El-Hoshy. Dewey liaison: Julianne Beall. Continued from Jan. 16.

ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging. Jan. 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Marriott Riverwalk - Salon D. Continued from Jan. 14. LC report: Regina Romano Reynolds. Presentation on revising AACR2 to accommodate seriality: Jean Hirons.

PLA Cataloging Needs of Public Libraries Committee. Jan. 17, 2:00- 4:00 pm, Marriott Residence Inn - Blue Bonnet. LC and Dewey representative: Winton Matthews.

Tuesday, January 18

ALCTS Media Resources Committee. Jan. 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Gunter Hotel - Mahncke. LC liaison: David Reser.


MARBI ALA Midwinter 2000

The proposals and discussion papers for the ALA Midwinter Meeting of the MARC Advisory Committee are now available. The agenda is at URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/mw2000_age.html

The following papers will be discussed:

Proposal No. 2000-01: Definition of Subfield $z (Numbering scheme) in fields 853-855 (Captions and Patterns) of the MARC 21 Holdings Format (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-01.html)

Proposal No. 2000-02: Renaming of Subfield $u to Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) in Field 856 in the MARC 21 Formats (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-02.html)

Proposal No. 2000-03: Definition of Subfield $2 (Source of term) in Field 583 of the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Holdings Formats (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-03.html)

Proposal No. 2000-04: Anonymous Attribution Information in Personal Name Headings (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-04.html)

Proposal No. 2000-05: Uncontrolled Names as Subjects in the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Community Information Formats (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-05.html)

Proposal No. 2000-06: Defining URL Subfields in Fields 505, 514, 520, 530, 545, 552, and 773 (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/2000/2000-06.html)

Discussion Paper No. 120-2000: Community Information Format Integration with the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format (URL http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/marbi/dp/dp120.html)

One more paper will be posted in a few weeks (Discussion Paper No. 121 on Dates for electronic resources in the bibliographic format).


Dennis McGovern New ESR Team Leader

Dennis McGovern is the new team leader of the Education, Sports, and Recreation Team (ESR), Social Sciences Cataloging Division, effective Nov. 7. He had served as acting team leader since the former team leader's retirement in August. He first joined the Library in February 1981 as an editorial assistant in the Congressional Research Service. In August of the same year, he joined the LOIS Processing Section in the former Order Division, Acquisitions Directorate, and April 1984 became a CIP publisher liaison in the Cataloging in Publication Division. After completing a master's degree in library science at the University of Maryland, College Park he became a cataloger at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in the District of Columbia Public Library system, returning to the Library of Congress as a descriptive cataloger in 1987. He joined the Education, Sports, and Recreation Team when it was formed in 1989 as part of the Whole Book Cataloging Project. He also spent three months as a visiting cataloger at George Washington University's Gelman Library and had a temporary promotion in 1998 as acting team leader of the Music and Sound Recordings III Team in the Special Materials Cataloging Division.

McGovern is one of the Cataloging Directorate's few "total whole book catalogers," performing Dewey classification in addition to descriptive and subject cataloging. He has been active in labor- management consultative groups and served the Program for Cooperative Cataloging by reviewing the NACO contributions of two law libraries and the National Archives. In addition to his MLS degree, he earned a bachelor's degree with a major in history from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., and a New York state teaching certificate. He also has federal government work experience with the National Institute of Education.


Retirement of SSCD Chief Regene Ross

Regene Ross, chief of the Social Sciences Cataloging Division (SSCD) since January 1995, retired from the Library on Dec. 31, 1999. She began her LC career as a subject cataloger and had held progressively responsible positions as assistant chief of the former Subject Cataloging Division, assistant chief of the History and Literature Cataloging Division, and acting chief of the former Enhanced Cataloging Division. Most recently she had supervised the LC ILS Help Desk, ensuring prompt resolution of user problems in the first weeks after ILS Cataloging Day One last August.

Until the vacant position of chief of SSCD can be posted and filled, team leaders will rotate into the position of acting assistant chief to carry out the duties of chief. Margaret Wayne, SSCD Romance Languages Team leader, is currently the acting assistant chief, to be followed by Law Team leader Margaret Loewinger at the beginning of March.


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