Ann M. Sandberg-Fox, an internationally respected cataloging trainer and consultant who was one of the first Library of Congress employees to catalog computer files, died on August 21, 2003, at her home in Fairfax, Vermont. She was born October 10, 1931, and began work at LC on April 8, 1971. During most of her twenty-year career at LC, she was a member of the former Audiovisual Section in the Special Materials Cataloging Division (SMCD). She became interested in the cataloging of computer files and databases even before the advent of the Internet. While in the Audiovisual Section, she co-authored the manual Cataloging Microcomputer Files, published by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1985. As LC's only full-time monograph computer files cataloger in the 1980s, she cataloged nearly all of the Library's "machine- readable holdings," which today are called "digital resources." She joined SMCD's Computer Files Team (now the Computer Files and Microforms Team) when it formed in 1991. There she was instrumental in working out policies for describing computer files and for developing a processing workflow for them. -
After leaving LC, Sandberg-Fox provided training and consultant services to libraries in North America and Europe. She was a faculty member for the OCLC Knowledge Management Seminars and the longtime chair of the American Library Association's Networked Resources and Metadata Committee. She was the principal editor of the International Standard Bibliographic Description for Electronic Resources and publicized the need for standardized description of digital resources to facilitate global exchange of catalog records, for instance when she spoke at the International Conference on Electronic Resources: Definition, Selection, and Cataloguing, held in Rome in November 2001. She maintained close ties with LC, serving as editor of the Proceedings of the Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium, held in November 2000, and as chair of the task group that developed the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's core-level cataloging standard for computer files. At the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, last June, she presided over a well-attended program on "ISBDs: International Standard Bibliographic Description - Do We Still Need Them?"
Sandberg-Fox earned a master's degree in library science from the Catholic University of America (CUA) and taught at CUA, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Ph. D. in library and information science. Her dissertation on facilitating the automated selection of main entry has been cited as the first library application of artificial intelligence.
The Cataloging Directorate and the LCCN Editorial Advisory Board extend sympathy to Sandberg-Fox's husband, Robert Fox, of Fairfax, Vt.; son, Thomas Fox of New York City; and sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and William Bosanko of California.
Barbara Tillett and John Byrum attended the first International Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code (IME ICC), held in Frankfurt, Germany, July 28-30. Over fifty invited participants from thirty-two European countries convened under the sponsorship of the International Federation of Library Aassociations and Institutions (IFLA), Cataloguing Section, the IFLA National Libraries Section and Die Deutsche Bibliothek, which was also the host. Intended as the first in a series of worldwide regional meetings, the conference had as its goal to increase the ability to share cataloging information by promoting standards for the content of bibliographic and authority records used in library catalogs. Further information may be found at http://www.ddb.de/news/ifla_conf_index.htm [October 2003].
With background papers available in advance, the Frankfurt meeting began with introductory presentations, including one on the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) by Byrum, chair of the IFLA Cataloguing Section's ISBD Review Group, who acknowledged ISBDs' great achievement as an international standard for descriptive cataloging. Tillett, chair of IFLA's Cataloging Section and chair of the planning committee for this meeting, spoke on a more recent development, VIAF, the Virtual International Authority File. Particiants examined and compared cataloging codes currently in use in Europe and considered the recommendations of working groups on personal names, corporate bodies, seriality, multipart structures, uniform titles, and use of GMDs (General Material Designators) at the expression and manifestation levels (the entities set forth in Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records). They discussed a draft of a new statement of cataloging principles, updating the Paris Principles of 1961, that might serve as the foundation of an international cataloging code. Finally, the participants recommended ways to harmonize the cataloging codes they had examined and agreed on the need for a glossary of terms and concepts. Following the meeting there will be a revision of the draft principles, additional papers from the participants, and translations of papers already presented. Online discussions will continue, and the suggestion from participants to seek a broader worldwide review beyond IFLA to other standards organizations will be explored.
Subsequent IME ICC regional meetings are planned for Central and South America (Buenos Aires, 2004), theMiddle East (2005), Asia (Seoul, 2006) and Africa (2007).
Patricia Hayward and Eugene Kinnaly have accepted positions as
New Books program specialists in the Cataloging in Publication
(CIP) Division. They will work with the division and with
Information Technology Services staff to assist in system
development for New Books. For more information about the New
Books Project, see
Hayward received her B.A. from Cornell University in Russian and Soviet studies, her M.A. from the University of Virginia in Russian literature, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked at the University of Texas and at OCLC. She came to the Library of Congress in August 2001 as a cataloger on the Slavic Team, History and Literature Cataloging Division.
Kinnaly has worked at the Library of Congress for twenty-nine years having held supervisory and nonsupervisory positions in the Copyright Office, the Law Library, and the Shelflisting Section of the former Subject Cataloging Division. He was a senior technical advisor in the Arts and Sciences Cataloging Division and recently completed his sixth year as a senior cataloger of microforms and electronic resources on the Computer Files/Microforms Team, Special Materials Cataloging Division. Kinnaly has also been active in the American Library Association.Decimal Classification Division
The Decimal Classification Division announces the appointment of two new decimal classification specialists: Nathan Evans and Carolyn S. Turner. Evans has a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Eastern University (Pennsylvania), a master's degree in religious studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before coming to the Library of Congress, he worked as a weekend reference librarian at Elon University (Belk Library) and as a research assistant in the Department of Library and Information Studies of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Turner has a B.S. in retail management from the University of Missouri- Columbia and is nearing completion of an M.B.A. at Strayer University (Alexandria, Va.). She previously worked as a senior cataloging technician on the Children's Literature Team of the Library's History and Literature Cataloging Division and as a processing technician in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division Hebraica Team
Aaron Taub joins the Hebraica Team from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where he worked most recently as senior Yiddish cataloger and acquisitions librarian. Previously, he was Hebrew cataloger at the Leo Baeck Institute. A graduate of Temple University, he holds an M.A. in European history from Emory University and an M.L.S. from Queens College of the City University of New York. Aaron is the editor of the YIVO exhibition catalog, Mattityahu Strashun: Scholar, Leader, and Book Collector and the co-author, with David Michalski, of "Measuring Interdisciplinarity: A Three Tiered Analysis of Cultural Studies" (Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, v. 20, no. 1, 2001). He is a member of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Cataloging Committee and an active contributor to HEB-NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Project). His book reviews appear regularly in AJL Newsletter.
In addition to his work in the field of librarianship, Taub is also a poet and translator. Under the name Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, his poems have appeared in numerous English and Yiddish language online and print literary publications. His first book of poems, The Insatiable Psalm, is forthcoming. He has translated Yiddish plays and served as a Yiddish subtitles editor.
Roger Kohn formerly served as the first Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University Libraries. He worked also at Oberlin College Library as adjunct librarian, and as archivist at Yeshiva University and at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He was special student in Judaica librarianship at the School of Library and Archive Studies of The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1988-1989).
A naturalized American citizen, Kohn grew up in France and immigrated to the United States. He graduated with a Ph. D. in medieval history with a dissertation Jews in Northern France in the Second Half of the Fourteenth Century (published in 1988). He has a library degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia (1993).Middle East and North Africa Team
Allen Maberry worked as a monograph cataloger of Near Eastern and classical language materials at the University of Washington for over fifteen years. He has also cataloged images and worked on metadata issues relating to the image collections created by the University of Washington Libraries. He has degrees in history and Near Eastern languages and literature from Portland State University and the University of Washington. His primary field of interest has been Arabic translations of Greek philosophical works. He is also interested in legal reasoning in Islamic and Jewish law.Special Materials Cataloging Division Computer Files & Microforms Team
Rosa Alicea earned her B.A. in social sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in 1968 and her M.L.S. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1996. Prior to obtaining her M.L.S. she worked as a paraprofessional for nine years; first at the University of Puerto Rico Library and then at the Defense Acquisition University Acker Library in Fort Belvoir, Va. After finishing her degree, she worked at the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Library, as the assistant librarian for technical services.
Daniel Clinton earned his B.A. and M.A. in classics from Wayne State University in Detroit. After four years of doctoral studies in classics and comparative Indo-European linguistics at the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles, he spent nine years cataloging foreign language monographs and music scores for the University of California, Irvine library. He returned to Detroit in 1990 where he received an M.L.I.S. degree and a Certificate in Archive Management in 2000 from Wayne State University. After assisting in a retrospective conversion project for Dykema Gossett LLP in Detroit, he came to Washington as a contractor at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He has also cataloged for the Department of Labor and for the Patent and Trademark Office.
JoAnn Newman received a B.A. degree in early childhood education from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., and an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in school, public, and government libraries. She cataloged AV publications, congressional publications, and other government documents. She was most recently employed at the Government Printing Office where she served as a subject liaison to the Library of Congress.
Richard Pugh comes to the Library from a contract position with the Department of the Interior. Prior to that, he worked for the Montgomery County Public Library Network and held contract positions with the Census Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency. He earned his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University in 1989 and his M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.
Herbert Weinryb came to LC in 1988 as a cataloging technician for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped where he worked with talking books and books in braille. In 1991 he was appointed a serials cataloger in the Serial Record Division. He returned to monograph cataloging in 1999 when he took a position as a cataloger for the Law Team in the Social Sciences Cataloging Division. In 2002 he was detailed for four months to the Computer Files & Microforms Team where he cataloged electronic resources. In 2003 Herb accepted a permanent position as a cataloger on the Computer Files & Microforms Team.Music and Sound Recordings Teams
Laura Yust has been appointed as a cataloger on the Music and Sound Recordings Team I. She will complete her M.L.I.S. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As part of her graduate studies she has taken practicums in music cataloging and music reference services. In addition, she has a graduate degree in music performance (piano).
Maarja S. Vigorito has been appointed as a cataloger on the Music and Sound Recordings Team II. She holds a B.A. in music (composition) from the University of Arizona and has completed her coursework for two M.A.'s at Bowling Green State University, one in music (composition) and one in ethnomusicology. Her experience included copy and original music cataloging at the Bowling Green University Music Library and Sound Recording Archives. Her compositions range from solo instrumental and electronic pieces to works for orchestra, as well as numerous collaborations for dance, theatre, and multimedia productions. Her ethnomusicological research includes field work with the Mingo Indians.
Mary E. Wedgewood has been appointed as a senior cataloger on the Music and Sound Recordings Team III. With a B.A. in music and an M.L.S. (University of Chicago), she has extensive experience in music teaching and music librarianship. She leaves the position of principal music cataloger for OCLC Canada where she has worked with many Canadian research institutions and libraries to design, implement, and fulfill large retrospective and current cataloging projects for music materials.Rare Book Team
Julia Yang is a rare book cataloging technician for shelflisting and copy cataloging. She comes to the Library from a contract copy cataloger position with experience at the libraries in the Dept. of the Interior, Census Bureau, and U.S. Courts. In those positions, she worked with materials in English, Chinese, and Russian. Prior to her library career, she was an engineer, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in building materials from Qinghua University in China.
Peter Goodman is a rare book cataloger. Prior to coming to LC, he was a cataloger and rare book librarian at the Dominican College Library (Washington, D.C.). Previously he worked at the Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, N.Y.) where he participated in a retrospective conversion project. He holds a double major B.A. in Greek and Latin from the University of Minnesota and an M.L.S. from Catholic University of America.
Anne Whitaker is a rare book cataloger currently concentrating on Latin. She comes to LC after thirteen years as a rare book cataloger at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), History of Medicine Division. Prior to NLM, she worked as a contract cataloger with projects at the Smithsonian and other D.C.-area libraries and as a staff cataloger at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She earned her B.A. in Arabic from Georgetown University and her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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