LC staff will represent or report for the Library at the following cataloging-related meetings and events during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Washington.
The Library's exhibit booth is no. 1628.
Program for Cooperative Cataloging SACO Workshop A: Subject Analysis and Proposing LC Subject Headings in Economics and Social Sciences. Jan. 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building-Dining Room A. Instructor: Patricia Fox. Preregistration required.
ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries. Jan. 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building-Mumford Room. LC representative and host: Beacher Wiggins.
Dewey for Windows and WebDewey in CORC. Friday, Jan. 12, 1:00- 2:00 pm. Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building- Digital Library Learning Center, Theater area. Presenter: Julianne Beall.
"Cataloging Tools Developed by LC's Cataloging Directorate." Demo of software for record preprocessing, record validation, ECIP, and online submission of SACO proposals and NACO requests for 053 fields for personal authors. Jan. 12, 1:30-3:00 pm, Library of Congress, John Adams Building-Room LA100. Presenters: David Williamson with Ann Della Porta.
Program for Cooperative Cataloging SACO Workshop B: Subject Analysis and Proposing LC Subject Headings in Christianity and General Religion. Jan. 12, 2:00-4:00 pm, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building-Dining Room A. Instructors: Elvirita Gildea and Emanuel Magro. Preregistration required.
MARBI Multilingual and -Script Record Task Force. Jan. 12, 2:00- 4:00 pm, Renaissance Washington-Room 15. Member from LC: James Agenbroad. Meeting continues on Jan. 15.
"New Books Program" Focus Group. Jan. 12, 2:00 pm, Wyndham Hotel- Ashlawn North Room. Chair: John Celli. [For this conference only, replaces CIP Advisory Group meeting.]
RLIN Strategy Focus Group. Jan. 12, 2:30-4:30, J.W. Marriott Hotel-Salon J/K. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins. (Closed meeting.)
ALCTS CCS SAC Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis. Jan. 12, 6:00-8:00 pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 37. LC representative: Lynn El-Hoshy. Dewey liaison: Julianne Beall.
ALCTS Serials Section Policy, Research & Publications Committee. Jan. 12, 7:30-9:30 pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 30. LC report: Regina Romano Reynolds.
OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.). Cataloging Policy Committee. Jan. 12, 7:30-9:30 pm, J.W. Marriott-Treasury. LC liaison: Gene Kinnaly.
Dewey Breakfast/Update sponsored by OCLC Forest Press. Jan. 13, 7:00-8:30 am, Renaissance Washington-Room 12-13. Update: Joan S. Mitchell (editor, DDC). Dewey for Windows 2.0 demo: Julianne Beall. Also attending: Gregory New, Winton Matthews.
ALA Council Orientation. Jan. 13, 9:00-11:00 am, Grand Hyatt- Constitution A, C. Incoming member from LC: Beacher Wiggins.
MARBI. Jan. 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Four Points Sheraton-Franklin C/D. LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca Guenther. ALCTS representative: Bruce Chr. Johnson. Meeting continues on Jan. 14.
ACRL AFAS (African American Studies Librarians Section) Cataloging Issues Discussion Group. Jan. 13, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Renaissance Mayflower-North Carolina Room. Attending from LC: Gracie Gilliam.
ALCTS CCS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 13, 1:00-4:00 pm, Four Points Sheraton-Franklin C/D. LC report: Barbara Tillett (1:30-1:50 pm). LITA representative: David Williamson. Meeting continues on Jan. 15.
ACRL AFAS (African American Studies Librarians Section). Membership Meeting. Jan. 13, 2:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Mayflower- Massachusetts Room. Attending from LC: Gracie Gilliam.
ALCTS Board of Directors. Jan. 13, 2:00-4:00 pm, Washington Convention Center-Room 11/12. Report on LC Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Beacher Wiggins.
ALCTS CCS Policy & Research Committee. Jan. 13, 2:00-4:00 pm, Wyndham Hotel-East Room. LC representative: Beacher Wiggins (after 2:30 pm). Meeting continues on Jan. 15.
"The Library of Congress Responds to LC21." Jan. 13, 3:00-5:00 pm, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building-Mumford Room. Speakers from LC include Winston Tabb, Laura Campbell.
Map and Chart Library Forum: Cooperative Map Cataloging. Sponsored by the LC Geography and Map Division and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Jan. 13, 5:30-7:00 pm, Library of Congress-James Madison Memorial Building-Room B01. Speaker from LC: Barbara Story.
CONSER At-Large Meeting. Jan. 14, 8:00-9:30 am, Madison Hotel- Montpelier Room. CONSER Coordinator: Jean Hirons.
ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee. Jan. 14, 8:00-11:00 am, Four Points Sheraton-Franklin B. LC report: Lynn El-Hoshy. Dewey liaison: Julianne Beall. Meeting continues on Jan. 15.
ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials. Jan. 14, 8:30-11:00 am, Washington Convention Center-Table 7. LC report: Philip Melzer.
ALCTS Media Resources Committee. Jan. 14, 8:30-11:00 am, Renaissance Mayflower-East & State. LC representative: Dave Reser.
MAGERT Cataloging & Classification Committee. Jan. 14, 9:30-11:00 am, Loew's L'Enfant Plaza-Monet I/II. Chair: Barbara Story.
RLG Forum. "Issues in Pinyin Transition." Jan. 14, 9:30-11:00 am, Washington Convention Center -Room 1,2. From LC: Beacher Wiggins, Philip Melzer.
BIBCO At Large Meeting. Jan. 14, 2:00-3:30 pm, Renaissance Mayflower-Senate. BIBCO coordinator: Ruta Penkiunas; assistant BIBCO coordinator: Ana Cristan.
ALCTS ACIG (Authority Control Interest Group). Jan. 14, 2:00-5:30, Washington Convention Center-Room 29. LC update: Ann Della Porta.
ALCTS CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee. Jan. 14, 2:00-5:30 pm, J.W. Marriott Hotel-Salon E. LC liaison: Jane Gilchrist.
MARBI. Jan. 14, 2:00-5:30 pm, Four Points Sheraton-Franklin C/D. LC representative: Sally McCallum; also Rebecca Guenther. ALCTS representative: Bruce Chr. Johnson. Meeting continued from Jan. 13.
NISO/BASIC/SISAC Forum, "The Basics About Book & Serial Standards." Jan. 14, 4:30-6:00 pm, Renaissance Mayflower-Senate Room. Report on ISSN developments: Regina Reynolds.
PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Participants Discussion Group. Jan. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm, Hotel Washington-Ballroom. Report on LC Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Beacher Wiggins. Also present from LC: John Byrum, Ana Cristan, Antony Franks, Gracie Gilliam, Cornelia Owens Goode, John Mitchell, Ruta Penkiunas, Nancy Scott, Cathy Yang.
ALCTS CCS CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access). Jan. 15, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, Four Points Sheraton-Franklin A/B. LC representative: Barbara Tillett. LITA representative: David Williamson. Continued from Jan. 13.
ALA Council I. Jan. 15, 9-10:15 a.m., Washington Convention Center-Hall C. Members from LC: Nancy Davenport, Beacher Wiggins, Peter Young.
ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee. Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Mayflower-Chinese Room. From LC : Lynn El-Hoshy. Dewey liaison: Julianne Beall. Continued from Jan. 14.
ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging. Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 pm, Wyndham Hotel-West Room. "Partnerships to Mine Unexploited Sources of Metadata:" Regina Romano Reynolds. Report on harmonization of AACR2, ISBD, and ISSN: Jean Hirons.
PLA Cataloging Needs of Public Libraries Committee. Jan. 15, 2:00- 4:00 pm, Madison Hotel- Mount Vernon A. LC and Dewey representative: Winton Matthews.
MARBI Multilingual and -Script Record Task Force. Jan. 15, 1:00- 4:00 pm, Four Points Sheraton -Franklin C/D. Member from LC: James Agenbroad. Meeting continued from Jan. 12.
ALA Council I. Jan. 16, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, Washington Convention Center-Hall C. Members from LC: Nancy Davenport, Beacher Wiggins, Peter Young.
ALA Council I. Jan. 17, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Washington Convention Center-Hall C. Members from LC: Nancy Davenport, Beacher Wiggins, Peter Young.
The annual report of the Cataloging Directorate is now available on the directorate World Wide Web public home page at URL: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/catdirfy00.html. The directorate's achievements during the fiscal year (Oct. 1, 1999- Sept. 30, 2000) include:
Cataloging of 224,544 bibliographic volumes on 200,657 bibliographic records and creation of 86,992 new name authorities, 6,772 new series authorities, 7,494 new subject authorities, and 1,558 new LC Classification numbers. These figures include production by the Serial Record Division.
Assignment of Dewey numbers to 102,127 monographs.
Clearance of 62,900 arrearage items for other Library of Congress directorates.
Provision of Cataloging in Publication data for 56,846 titles, a record.
Training all catalogers and cataloging technicians in use of the ECIP (Electronic Cataloging in Publication) Traffic Manager and, as appropriate, use of TCEC (Text Capture and Electronic Conversion) for descriptive cataloging of ECIP galleys.
Continuing support for the Library's integrated library system (ILS) implementation by staffing the ILS Help Desk, producing new and revised documentation, and producing the ILS Cataloging Tip of the Day.
Development and implementation of several add-on software programs to optimize use of the ILS, including the Record Validator error-checking program for bibliographic and authority records.
Serving as the secretariat for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, which produced 128,160 new name authorities, 8,914 new series authorities, 2,791 subject authorities, 979 LC Classification number proposals, 19,744 CONSER records, and 62,423 BIBCO bibliographic records for monographs.
Establishment of the African American Subject Heading Funnel Project and the Vermont, GAELIC, and CALICO Funnel Projects for NACO.
Working with RLIN, OCLC, and the Council on East Asian Libraries to replace the outdated Wade-Giles romanization system for Chinese with the pinyin romanization system, which is now the worldwide standard in the financial and communications fields.
Planning the LC Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium, which took place at the Library in November (first quarter of fiscal year 2001).
More information about these and other achievements is available in the annual report.
The Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium was both provocative and extremely productive. The conference, held on Nov. 15-17, 2000, featured eleven breakout sessions, or topical discussion groups, that addressed major challenges facing catalogers and their allies in the vendor and publisher communities. Each topical discussion group (TDG) presented a set of recommendations to the final plenary session of the conference, and the recommendations were later circulated for additional input from all conference participants. The summaries of the TDGs' work, revised to take the conference participants' comments into account, are now available on the conference Web site at URL: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/ for all members of the library and information communities to read.
The topical discussion groups are:
1. Choosing Electronic Resources: What Is a Valuable Web Resource?
2. What Are The Continuing Education Needs of Professional Catalogers?
3a. What Near-Term Cooperative Partnerships Should Libraries Explore in the Digital World?
3b. What Long-Term Cooperative Partnerships Should Libraries Explore in the Digital World?
4a. Multiple Versions (Originally titled How Can AACR2 Become More Responsive to Cataloging Networked Resources on the Web in the Near-Term?)
4b. How Can AACR2 Become More Responsive to Cataloging Networked Resources on the Web?
5. What Can the Library Community Offer in Support of Semantic Interoperability?
6. What Automated Tools Could Assist Libraries to Meet the Information Needs of Their Users?
7. What Steps Can The Library Take to Achieve Integrated Access to the Catalog and Other Discovery Tools?
8. How Can Libraries Participate More Actively in the Development of Metadata Standards?
9. How Can Catalogers and Metadata Providers Ensure that Resource Descriptions Meet Reference Needs?
The Library welcomes comments on the TDG recommendations from interested readers at any time. Please email comments to John Byrum, chair of the Conference Organizing Team, at [email protected]. Library management and staff are now developing a plan for addressing the many recommendations, in order to determine which are feasible to adopt in the short and long terms. Some of the recommendations would require the Library to seek additional funding or other resources in order to implement them, and some recommendations are in conflict with each other. The Library cannot guarantee that all the recommendations will be carried out, but it does assure all readers of the conference Web site that their comments will be considered, as plans evolve.
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