July/August, 2001
Volume 19 Numbers 7/8

Online Registration Simplifies Renewal Process
Revolving Fund Awaits Another Turn
FEDLINK Vendors Comply with Section 508
OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services Time Line
Vendor Update: New Vendors and Other Changes for FY2002
FEDLINK Offers FirstSearch Consortium
Open Enrollment Begins for ProQuest Consortium
Web Citings: LC Explores Cataloging the Web
Editorial Staff

Online Registration Simplifies Renewal Process

Registering online with FEDLINK is one way to make a smooth transition into the next fiscal cycle. With online registration to process interagency agreements (IAGs) more efficiently, users just need to review their details from FY2001 and update their records with any new plans for FY2002.

Now in its second year, Online Registration continues to help both members and the program streamline the steps necessary to generate IAGs and makes procuring vendor services more expedient. "With IAGs in hand within 72 hours of registering, members can proceed with their internal processes for a faster turn around time for the entire registration process. This allows FEDLINK to issue delivery orders for vendor services sooner," said Ruby Thomas, the head of FEDLINK Member Services. "This means library and information centers can avoid any disruptions in service and ensure that products needed early in the fiscal year deliver on time and at a great price."

Ease and Security Are Watchwords

New and renewing members access the new registration system with one click on the "Online Registration" bar from the FLICC/FEDLINK main Web site (http://www.loc.gov/flicc). FEDLINK's secure system offers access to both registration and other forms the program uses to manage members' accounts. (To respond to the needs of some members who had difficulty getting around their agency firewalls, FEDLINK has created a special registration zone for members with Internet restrictions. For assistance with firewalls, members should contact the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline.)

For additional security, the system also requires members to enter their FEDLINK ID (in lower case characters) and password. The password is the same password members use to enter FEDLINK's ALIX-FS account management system. (See the May/June issue of FEDLINK Technical Notes for details on the ALIX-FS system.) This year, members new to FEDLINK and members registering with prior year funds can also register online. "Adding this functionality to the system makes it easier for prospective members to join. Once they enter the system they will receive special instructions on establishing an accounts," said Thomas.

Details, Deadlines and Decisions Are Automated

The online registration system offers members new benefits over traditional registration:

  • When a member opens the online registration form, the agency information and vendor details from the previous fiscal year automatically appear on the virtual form for review. The services list will reflect the services the member is already using. Because this list appears automatically in the form's services section, it eliminates the need to re-enter current service choices. Yet, adding a new service will be as easy as selecting a FEDLINK vendor ID and name, and entering the service dollar amount. To cancel an existing service, a member will simply enter "C" next to that vendor's name.

  • Once a member submits the online registration form and FEDLINK reviews it for approval, FEDLINK will email members about their registration and post the member's IAG online within 72 hours of submission. By checking the FEDLINK Online Registration Web site, a member can review the agency's online IAG on the computer screen. If it is correct, the member will print the IAG and begin the agency's authorization process immediately by securing the appropriate signatures from the agency. (If your agency's registration is not approved, you will receive an email within 72 hours indicating the reason for the rejection.) If you do not want to complete your registration immediately, you may exit the site and return later using the same login procedure.

  • When members are unsure of funding levels or need to reduce initial registration to conform to Continuing Resolution funding levels, members can adjust registration forms and resubmit them to FEDLINK at any time prior to the agency's signing and submitting the IAG.

  • Members can also change name and address information. By just logging on, members can update records while simultaneously notifying FEDLINK of any changes in account administration.

New Forms Arrive This Fall

Online Registration already features many of the supplemental forms that complement the standard FEDLINK registration form. On the main "Online Registration" area of the FLICC/FEDLINK Web site, members can choose to use FEDLINK's "Supplemental Address Form," the "Intent to Compete Serials Form" and the "Serials Selection Form." FEDLINK staff members are also currently testing electronic versions of the "Add/Transfer Funds Form," the Transfer Pay Adjustment Form" and the "Problem Report Form."

Hotline Offers Personalized Customer Service

FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline staffers are available to help members log into online registration, supply passwords, work through online forms, and review FEDLINK policies. Members should continue to call the hotline for any questions about online registration, account management, or transfer and direct pay accounts. Please call the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at (202) 707-4900 or send email to [email protected] for any account questions.

"Help is also just a phone call away," said Thomas. "The combination of electronic and personalized services offers members options and streamlines the steps to a FEDLINK membership."


Revolving Fund Awaits Another Turn

As reported in the May/June issue of FEDLINK Technical Notes, the Library of Congress (LC) has submitted a formal request to the General Accounting Office (GAO) to review the Library of Congress (LC) interpretation of The Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-481) with respect to FEDLINK members' access to prior year annual appropriations.

LC expects to receive written advice from GAO in September to interpret the Revolving Fund law within the context of broader appropriations law and regulations. The major issue is whether members can re-commit unused balances in obligations from prior year annual appropriations.

Without a firm interpretation of the law with respect to use of prior year annual funds, FEDLINK will begin FY2002 with "business as usual" i.e., with fees at the same level as FY2001 ($1200 flat fee for direct pay accounts and 7.75 percent for transfer pay accounts up to $300,000) and comparable procedures for online registration and order processing. (Note: Level fees are a change from what was originally proposed for the FY2002 Budget; staff members are now working with the FLICC and FEDLINK governing bodies to modify the budget to return to level fees.)

The Fall Membership meeting on October 25 will feature a Revolving Fund update with an afternoon "How to Use FEDLINK" session for members who are new to the program, want to see the latest from our online registration system, or need a refresher course on how best to administer their accounts, move funds, etc. To register for either session, please call (202) 707-4800 and watch your mailbox for more information.

If you have any questions that you would particularly like to have answered—either directly or in future announcements/alerts or programs—please send email to [email protected]. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at 202-707-4900.


FEDLINK Vendors Comply with Section 508

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The 1998 legislation provided a timetable (later extended by President Clinton until June 2001) for implementation of Section 508 and established an enforcement procedure. The U.S. Access Board is required to develop access standards as part of the Federal procurement regulations. The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Access Board are directed to provide technical assistance to individuals and Federal agencies concerning the requirements of Section 508.

Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. §§§§ 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to this technology that is comparable to the access available to others. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

During contract renewal negotiations with vendors for Fiscal Year 2002, FEDLINK/Contracts and Logistics (C&L) asked all vendors to provide C&L with confirmation that vendor products and services meet the section 508 requirements of the Rehabilitation Act. Vendors have either provided FEDLINK a link to a URL with information about compliance or sent FEDLINK a written statement regarding their compliance. FEDLINK is compiling this information and will post it on the FLICC Web site when it becomes available.

For information, contact FEDLINK/C&L by phone at (202) 707-0461 or by email to [email protected].



Web Interface to OCLC ILL Available

OCLC has created a Web interface to its current ILL service. It is designed for infrequent users and to reduce training time for new staff and student staff. There is an extensive Help function throughout the service in the form of Margin Tips, Tell Me More pop up messages, and context sensitive Help screens. There is also a training module available within the product.

The interface does not support ILLiad, the Referral function, and cannot be used to edit Name Address Directory records.

  • Enhanced features available only in the web interface include:
  • An easy-to-use way to create and manage Custom Holdings Groups and Paths
  • ILL Direct Request to process requests for patrons
  • ILL Direct Request Profiles access within the program
  • Simplified title & author searching
  • Borrowing & Lending statuses separated to speed workflow.

All access and transaction fees/costs remain the same, regardless of which interface is used to connect to the OCLC ILL Service.

FirstSearch Offers Per-Article Purchase

FirstSearch users now have access to 1,100 journals from 21 publishers by purchasing articles from electronic journals from FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online. The full complement of approximately 2,500 journals from 42 participating publishers will be available for purchase on an individual basis in the coming weeks.

FirstSearch administrators control per-article purchases in the FirstSearch administrative module by enabling individual article purchases on a journal-by-journal basis and may even choose to set an optional per-article maximum price for all purchases. Libraries that wish to budget for these article purchases may set a monthly maximum amount for their expenditures. Once a library reaches its monthly maximum, links to full text articles will no longer display next to citations in FirstSearch result sets. Libraries that have enabled per-article purchases will be billed monthly for their purchases.

The per-article purchase of electronic journal articles will be available from databases throughout the FirstSearch service which link to Electronic Collections Online content. Searches in databases such as ERIC, MEDLINE or PsycINFO may retrieve citations that include links to available full-image articles from Electronic Collections Online journals.

Prices, set by individual journal publishers, display in the FirstSearch administrative module. OCLC FirstSearch Usage Statistics (http://www.stats.oclc.org) will report journal-level monthly totals of the number of articles purchased and the total expenditure for each journal title. Information about managing this new administrative option is included in the OCLC FirstSearch Administrative Module Reference Guide ( http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/managing/adminref/) and FirstSearch documentation ( http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/managing/perarticle/).

Institution Symbol Expansion

OCLC has assigned more than 38,000 three-character institution symbols for use across the OCLC system. To allow each symbol to remain unique, OCLC began to assign longer symbols to new institutions on August 12, 2001. Newly assigned institution symbols will be five characters.

The holding library codes (located in the 049 field) for the expanded symbols will remain four characters and will no longer be unique across the OCLC system. You may choose any combination of four-character holding library codes, for example, MAIN, REFR, etc., for use in the 049 field. The holding library code must begin with an alpha character A through Z. The last three characters can be A through Z or 2 through 9. OCLC will not assign special characters, but those currently in the system will continue to be supported. Current OCLC members will continue to be identified by their existing three-character OCLC symbols and four-character holding library codes. See Technical Bulletin 242 ( http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/technicalbulletins/ ) for more information about symbol expansion.

OCLC Plans New Cataloging and Metadata Interface

As part of its global strategy, OCLC is developing a new, single interface for its cataloging and metadata products and services. Over the next several years, OCLC's cataloging products and services will be united into a single, integrated interface, offering unprecedented functionality, flexibility and efficiency to OCLC cataloging.

CORC and CatExpress Interfaces Merge

As a first step toward streamlining the OCLC cataloging interface, OCLC CORC and OCLC CatExpress now share the same logon screen (effective Sunday, July 29). This migration was the first milestone, as detailed in the OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services Guide to Migration document (available at http://www.oclc.org/connexion/migrating/). The new interface is a key aspect of the OCLC global strategy initiative (see http://www.oclc.org/connexion/).

Merging the two interfaces brings increased functionality to both CatExpress and CORC, and eliminates the need to switch between the two OCLC browser-based cataloging interfaces, logon screens and passwords. While the merged interface will look slightly different to veteran users, system functionality remains the same for both CORC and CatExpress. The integration provides CatExpress with more long-term flexibility for changes and enhancements. CatExpress also gains improved "help" functionality, increased user support, and additional related links, such as OCLC user documentation.

Single Interface Uses Web Browser With Windows Toolset

The new, single interface will offer the benefits of a Web browser and the versatility of Windows-based software. Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator will perform cataloging tasks such as search, set holdings, and export. An optional Windows-based toolset will support other tasks not efficiently accomplished by a browser.

Enhancements to the new interface will be phased in over several years. At the end of the implementation period, the new interface will replace all other OCLC Cataloging interfaces. For more information on OCLC's cataloging strategy and migration plans, point your browser to http://www.oclc.org/connexion/.

Enhancements to CORC Pathfinders Installed

Late in July, OCLC installed two new features of interest to users who want to link Pathfinders with CORC resource records. Now, when editing a pathfinder, users may select the "Make CORC Links" option. CORC will then automatically scan the Resource Catalog (RC) to link URLs in the Pathfinder to RC records. If a matching record is located, CORC embeds a link to the record (which includes descriptive data from the 5xx fields) into the Pathfinder. If no RC record is found, CORC creates brief RC records for those Internet resources and places the records in your RC Save File with the status of "URLinPathfinder." These new records will reside in the institution's RC Save File for 28 days. They will be deleted if not added to the catalog or if the record has not been opened.

Upon adding a Pathfinder to the database, CORC's second new feature will provide users the option to create an automatic catalog record of the Pathfinder and place it in the RC Save File. The record is assigned a status of "Pathfinder" in the RC Save File. (Please note: Although charges associated with Pathfinder activities are suspended for now, charges for Resource Catalog activities remain the same.) Please contact Anne Harrison at FEDLINK (202-707-4834; [email protected]) with any questions about CORC.

Spelling Checker for OCLC CatME Now Available

The Spelling Checker for CatME, developed by InfoWorks Technology Company, is now available for electronic download at no charge from the OCLC web site. Download, install, setup, and begin using the Spelling Checker with current versions of OCLC CatME for Windows. You can customize the software to check selected fields. With many fields, you can specify to skip subfields that include names. For more information and to download the software, visit the CatME home page: http://www.oclc.org/catme/support/ .


OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services Time Line

• July 2001
   CORC and CatExpress merge.
• January 2002
   Cataloging MicroEnhancer (CatME) will include NACO functionality and
   telnet capability. Users may migrate to CatME at any time.
• July 2002
   The first release of the new interface will be introduced,
   offering basic cataloging functionality for all formats
   in a browser-based environment.
• December 31, 2002
   Support for OCLC Passport software ends for cataloging use,
   but remains operational. Users are encouraged
   to migrate to the new interface or to CatME.
• July 2003
   Phased-in enhancements will include power cataloging features
   such as macros and local files through
   an optional Windows-based toolset.
• December 31, 2003
   OCLC Passport software will no longer be operational for cataloging.
• July 2004 and beyond
   Enhancements will continue to be integrated into the new interface.

Please contact Anne Harrison at FEDLINK (202-707-4834; [email protected]) to discuss alternatives to Passport software and migration to the new interface.


Vendor Update: New Vendors and Other Changes for FY2002

Vendor changes for Fiscal Year 2002 include new names and products and the departure of some services. For the latest vendor information, visit the FLICC Web site's Vendor Services Directory (http://www.loc.gov/flicc/mmcontr.html).

FEDLINK is pleased to announce that the following vendors have new Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) in place for FY2002 (FEDLINK Vendor IDs are in parenthesis):

Factiva (FV)

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters joint venture, provides a Web-based collection of nearly 8,000 world-class sources from 118 countries in 22 languages. Most materials are full-text and are collected from Dow Jones, Reuters, Associated Press and a large array of international news wires as well as U.S. and international newspapers, quality business magazines, trade journals and industry publications, media transcripts from news programs and radio shows and special interest magazines. For more information, visit their Web site at http://www.factiva.com/.

RegScan, Inc. (RG)

RegScan, a supplier of regulatory information services, offers electronic access to all 50 titles of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), environmental regulations from all 50 states, the safety regulations of the 23 "OSHA Plan" states and Canadian regulations on environmental, health and safety issues. The RegScan service is available via the Internet, on CD-ROM and may be configured for agency intranet distribution. For additional information, view their Web site at http://www.regscan.com.

FEDLINK also recently welcomed several new vendors and services (see the May/June FEDLINK Technical Notes for details) including the addition of ISI's (UI) Web of Knowledge Platform and Web of Science services and ORS Publishing's (OP) electronic database, Polling the Nations, a comprehensive collection of public opinion questions and responses collected from the United States and more than 80 other nations around the world. netLibrary (NE) also joined FEDLINK last month, offering e-books, an easy-to-use information and retrieval system for accessing the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. Professional Media Service (PR), a former FEDLINK vendor, also returned as an operating division of Baker & Taylor Books.

Mergers, Updates and Consolidations

Recent changes in the vendor arena affect FEDLINK, with a number of companies changing names, organization and ownership.

  • Bell and Howell Information and Learning (UM) has changed its name to ProQuest Information and Learning (UM).
  • Database Technologies (DG) has been purchased by Choice Point Business and Government Services (CT).
  • IHS Federal Products—Personnet Service (PN) has joined the West Group (WE).
  • Hoover's is now offered through ProQuest Information and Learning Company (UM).

Vendors No Longer Available

The following vendors will not be available for FY2002:

  • Bureau of National Affairs (BN)
  • Login Brothers Books (LB)
  • Powerize.com (PW)
  • TRO Learning, Inc. (TR)
  • WavePhore Newscast (NC)

Service Directory Links to Vendor Home Pages

FEDLINK has a Web version (http://www.loc.gov/flicc/mmcontr.html) of its Services Directory so that members can get the latest vendor information. Many vendors have submitted Web links so members can visit their Web sites directly. FEDLINK staff is ready to answer questions about services, contracts, billings, and collections. To take advantage of any of the new products and services offered, members may elect to add new services. For assistance with adding these services or other account management questions, please call the FEDLINK Hotline at (202) 707-4900. For specific vendor information, please contact Jim Oliver, FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator, by phone (202-707-4960) or by email ([email protected]).


FEDLINK Offers FirstSearch Consortium

FEDLINK has established the FEDLINK OCLC FirstSearch Consortium for FEDLINK libraries to expand their seamless access to electronic resources economically by coordinating their purchases and receiving an aggregated discount. OCLC will provide a 20 percent discount on FirstSearch subscription prices for FEDLINK member libraries participating in the consortium.

The sign-up period for the consortium begins immediately and will continue through September 14, 2001, so that member libraries can use FY2001 funds. An additional open season will be available for FEDLINK libraries who wish to obligate FY2002 funds later in the fall.

The consortium offers four purchase options with a different mix of databases:

FirstSearch Base Package
WorldCat; OCLC ArticleFirst; OCLC ContentsFirst; OCLC Electronic Collections Online Index; OCLC NetFirst; OCLC Union List of Periodicals; PapersFirst; ProceedingsFirst; ERIC; GPO; MEDLINE; World Almanac

FirstSearch Base Package with Full Text
WorldCat; OCLC ArticleFirst; OCLC ContentsFirst; OCLC Electronic Collections Online Index; OCLC NetFirst; OCLC Union List of Periodicals; PapersFirst; ProceedingsFirst; ERIC; GPO; MEDLINE; World Almanac; H.W. Wilson Select Plus with full text

OCLC Collection
WorldCat; OCLC ArticleFirst; OCLC ContentsFirst; OCLC Electronic Collections Online Index; OCLC NetFirst; OCLC Union List of Periodicals

FirstSearch General Reference Collection
WorldCat: OCLC NetFirst; World Book; H.W. Wilson Select Plus with full text

Libraries that currently purchase FirstSearch via the block pricing option may wish to contact FEDLINK or OCLC to determine if it is cost-effective to change part of their purchase to the subscription pricing option. For example, a library might provide access to the databases in the Base Package via the subscription, and still have blocks available for access to other databases.

FEDLINK can help you determine what combination is the most cost-effective mix and purchase method for your agency. To take advantage of the consortium discount price, contact Suzanne Butte at OCLC by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-848-5878 for a price quote. Then fill out the OCLC FirstSearch Order Form (http://www.oclc.org/support/forms/pdf/fsindo.pdf ) and fax it to FEDLINK at (202) 707-4873. If you have any additional questions about the consortium, contact FEDLINK by email at [email protected] or by phone (202) 707-4846.


Open Enrollment Begins For ProQuest Consortium

To save more than $50,000, the Librarian of the Army and librarians representing the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center, the Corps of Engineers, National Defense University, and Defense Acquisition University formed the Defense Consortia for ProQuest (DCPQ). On their behalf, FEDLINK worked closely with ProQuest to develop a consortial agreement which provides FEDLINK members with lower prices and greater access to the ProQuest databases (as listed below).

FEDLINK is now offering members an open enrollment period for this consortium during the month of September 2001, so that new participants can subscribe and obligate end-of-year funds. Throughout the consortium subscription period, ProQuest will provide participants with usage statistics so that users' costs can be reapportioned based on their actual usage. Certain restrictions do apply:

  • Participants may only join or leave the consortium during open enrollment or renewal periods
  • Consortium pricing is only available as a transfer pay option
  • The subscription periods are based on calendar years.

For customers that previously signed a license agreement for ProQuest, the vendor has agreed to honor the original license agreement on file from your organization. DCPQ participants who have not previously signed the ProQuest license agreement will be delegated signature authority by the Library of Congress FEDLINK Contracts & Logistics Unit to sign the pre-negotiated license under the terms of the Basic Order Agreement. The Librarian of the Army will sign the ProQuest license agreement for Army participants.

In addition to the basic package, consortium participants may also choose to obligate additional funds for other products and services available from this vendor. For purchases such as microfilm or dissertations which are outside the consortium package, customers must establish a separate account under their individual FEDLINK customer ID.

Databases Offer Variety

Databases offered include the following (specific configurations will vary by site; please consult your customized listing):

ABI/INFORM offers in-depth coverage of business conditions and trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, and a wide variety of topics in accounting, management, marketing and finance. Indexing and substantive abstracts cover articles from hundreds of leading business and management publications, including over 150 English-language titles from outside the United States. Depending on the title, abstract coverage begins as early as 1971; full text and full image coverage beginning as early as 1986. There are three editions: Global, Research and Select. A smaller subset is available as ProQuest business module, as an add-on to the general reference database.

Periodical Abstracts (sometimes referred to as General Periodicals) offers access to leading popular magazines and professional publications as well as standard academic publications for undergraduate and graduate studies in humanistic and scientific disciplines. By continually adding scholarly publications from the arts and humanities, social and life sciences, psychology and education fields, this database is a superb choice for in-depth research needs and general reference for the casual user. There are four editions: Library, Research I, Research II and a larger database called ProQuest Research Library.

ProQuest Military provides users with access to 82 military titles, most of which are also indexed in Air University Index to Military Periodicals.

National Newspapers 5 Full Text provides comprehensive indexing and full text of articles from five leading national newspapers: The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times (including its book review and magazine), The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. In addition to complete bibliographic information, every record includes either an abstract or annotated headline to make it easier for researchers to identify relevant records.

Current title lists may be obtained at: http://www.il.proquest.com/tls/jsp/list/tlsSearch.jsp.

Register Now To Obligate FY2001 Funds

To take advantage of end-of year funds, FEDLINK members will need to act now to meet FY2001 end-of-year deadlines. (See the May/June issue of FEDLINK Technical Notes for details.) To join the DCPQ consortium, select the scenario that best fits your current status:

  • Customers currently registered for ProQuest (UM) should notify FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline to move their funds into the Defense Consortium for ProQuest (DCPQ).
  • Customers who completed their FY2001 registration without ProQuest should submit an Add Service/Add Funds form to indicate that they want to join the consortium and move their ProQuest service dollars to DCPQ.
  • Libraries and information centers not yet registered for FY2001 must complete the FEDLINK online registration form available on the home page http://www.loc.gov/flicc
  • New customers will need to call the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline (202) 707-4900 for a copy of the FEDLINK FY 2001 printed registration form. Complete the registration form and include the ProQuest service. Fax the completed form back to the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline (202) 707-4999
  • Customers with a ProQuest account directly from the vendor and not through FEDLINK must call or email Ron Clowney, ProQuest Federal Sales Director (800) 521-0600 x3154 or [email protected]. New FEDLINK customers will also need to complete a FEDLINK FY2001 printed registration form and indicate that they plan to convert their ProQuest account to a FEDLINK transfer pay DCPQ consortium account. FEDLINK members will do this on an Add Service/Add Funds, as described above.
  • Customers registered for ProQuest under a FEDLINK direct pay account are not eligible for this service because members cannot have one service in both transfer pay and direct pay modes in one fiscal year. Take advantage of this consortium in FY2002, when renewing FEDLINK memberships. Watch FEDLINK Technical Notes for details on future open seasons.

Please contact the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline (202) 707-4900 to request forms, move funds, or ask any questions about the DCPQ consortium or your account.


. Web Citings

LC Explores Cataloging the Web

The Library of Congress (LC) Cataloging Directorate has issued "Bibliographic Control of Web Resources: A Library of Congress Action Plan." The plan is available on the directorate's Web site (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/conference.html). It resulted from the "LC Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenge of Networked Resources and the Web," held last November.

The conference was a working meeting of experts from the various communities that play a role in the creation, retrieval, and cataloging of Web resources. The primary goals of the conference were to develop a strategy to address the challenges of improved access to Web resources through library catalogs and applications of metadata, and to identify attainable actions for achieving the strategy. The conference recommendations gave LC, in collaboration with the larger library community, a blueprint to improve bibliographic control of the Web.

Cybercasts of the conference are also available online at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/cybercast.html. To view the video, users will need either Netscape 4.x or higher or Internet Explorer 5, as well as Real Player 8 or higher.


Editorial Staff

FEDLINK Technical Notes is published by the Federal Library and Information Center Committee. Send suggestions of areas for FLICC attention or for inclusion in FEDLINK Technical Notes to:

FEDLINK Technical Notes
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540-4935

Phone (202) 707-4800    Fax (202) 707-4818
Email: [email protected]    Web Site: http://www.loc.gov/flicc

FEDLINK Fiscal Operations:
Phone (202) 707-4900    Fax (202) 707-4999

Executive Director: Susan M. Tarr    Editor-In-Chief: Robin Hatziyannis
Editorial Assistant: Mitchell Harrison

FLICC was established in 1965 (as the Federal Library Committee) by the Library of Congress and the Bureau of the Budget for the purpose of concentrating the intellectual resources of the federal library and related information community. FLICC's mission is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK).


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