Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Volume 33, no. 1, 2001
to the news column. Its purpose is
to disseminate information on any aspect of cataloging and classification that
may be of interest to the cataloging community.
This column is not just intended for news items, but serves to document
discussions of interest as well as news concerning you, your research efforts,
and your organization. Please send
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Abstracts or reports of on-going or unpublished research
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Call for papers
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Description of grants
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Announcements of honors, offices, etc.
Control of Web Resources: A Library of Congress Action Pla n
a result of the Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic
Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenge of Networked Resources
and the Web held on Nov. 15-17, 2000, the Library of Congress Cataloging
Directorate has issued "Bibliographic Control of Web Resources: A Library
of Congress Action Plan." The
primary goals of the conference were 1) to develop an overall strategy to
address the challenges of improved access to Web resources through library
catalogs and applications of metadata; and 2) to identify attainable actions for
achieving this strategy. The
deliberation of 135 conference participants resulted in eleven sets of
recommendations. The Conference Organizing Team and the Catalog Management Team
considered these recommendations, the original conference goals, and LC21: A
Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress (the National Academy of Sciences
report commissioned by the Library of Congress) in order to craft the action
plan contains six broad objectives along with action items, potential
collaborators, and assigned priorities. The objectives are to: 1) increase the
availability of standard records for selected electronic resources; 2) enhance
the access to and display of records for selected Web resources across multiple
systems; 3) work collaboratively with metadata standards communities to improve
bibliographic control of selected Web resources; 4) develop automated tools for
harvesting and maintaining metadata to improve bibliographic control of selected
Web resources; 5) provide appropriate training and continuing education to
improve bibliographic control of selected Web resources; and 6) support research
and development on emerging metadata standards and address the challenges of
interoperability to improve bibliographic control of selected Web resources.
The complete action plan is available at URL http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bibcontrol/.
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules: Amendments 2001
2001 Amendments to AACR published jointly by Canadian Library Association,
Library Association Publishing, and American Library Association are now
available. Copies can be obtained
from the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the
Library Association. These
amendments are also included in Cataloger's Desktop beginning with 2001 Issue 3.
Amendments 2001 were approved in 2000 by the Joint Steering Committee for
Revision of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (JSC) and include three major rule
revisions. These are: (1)
Conference publications can be entered under the heading for the conference if
the name of the conference appears anywhere in the item being cataloged
(21.1B2(d)). (2) British terms of honor ("Sir," "Dame,"
"Lord," "Lady") will no longer be included in headings
(22.1C, 22.12) but will be retained in statements of responsibility (1.1F7) and
can be used to resolve conflicts in headings (22.19B). (3) Chapter 9 has been
renamed "Electronic Resources." The GMD "electronic
resource" replaces "computer file" and conventional terminology
(e.g., "1 CD-ROM") can now be used in the extent statement. The entire
chapter has been reissued although a number of the rules within the chapter do
not contain any changes.
Electronic Resources using the revised Chapter 9 of AACR2: Help is on the Way!
major component of Amendments 2001 (announced above) is a completely revised
version of Chapter 9 for Electronic Resources (formerly titled Computer Files).
Online Audio-visual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC) has developed a PowerPoint
slide show that will introduce catalogers to the changes affecting the
cataloging of electronic resources. This
presentation is available on the OLAC Web site at www.olacinc.org.
For further information, please contact John Attig (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cataloging Policy Committee
Audio-visual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC)
of Congress, National Library of Canada, and the British Library Agree on Format
the harmonization of the USMARC and CAN/MARC formats into a single format called
MARC 21 in 1999, the Library of Congress and the National Library of Canada have
been pleased to welcome the recent decision by the British Library to adopt MARC
21. The decision was made following
an extensive consultation exercise carried out by the British Library with the
UK library community.
the May 2001 meeting of the MARC Harmonization Coordinating Committee, the
Library of Congress, the National Library of Canada, and the British Library
agreed to work together in the ongoing development and maintenance of the MARC
21 format. Technical staff from the
three institutions will proceed with resolving any outstanding format issues.
The three national libraries on the coordinating committee are committed
to ensuring not only the ongoing development and maintenance of MARC 21, but
also its interoperability with emerging standards in metadata and exchange
H. McCallum, Chief,
Development and MARC Standards Office
The AMIA Compendium of Moving Image Cataloging Practice is now available from the Society of American Archivists
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Society of American Archivists
(SAA) present this unique resource to fill a current void in archival
literature. Because of the range and diversity of institutions that catalog
moving image materials, there exists neither a concrete field-wide standard nor
a primary cataloging reference tool for their archivists.
By presenting a snapshot in time of the cataloging practices of 27
diverse institutions, the AMIA Compendium of Moving Image Cataloging Practice
(ISBN 0931828236) offers a choice of various solutions to cataloging problems
unique to moving images. The range of institutions examined includes historical
societies, university archives, broadcast organizations, museums, and
subject-specialized collections. The collections include motion pictures as well
as television, film and video, and utilize both MARC and non-MARC cataloging.
Ultimately, the Compendium addresses important moving image cataloging issues
and seeks to fulfill its purpose as that much-needed primary cataloging
Compendium's Introduction and Appendix A (fact sheets for participating
institutions) are also available on the AMIA website (www.amianet.org).
Appendix E (guidelines and examples) supplements the printed volume and
is available online only.
D. Johnson, Chair
Cataloging and Documentation Committee
of Moving Image Archivists
Filiberto Felipe Martínez Arellano, Director of the Library Center for Library
Filiberto Felipe Martínez Arellano has been designated Director of the Library
Center for Library Science Research at the National Autonomous University of
Mexico. Dr. Martínez is currently
a Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (CCQ) Editorial Board member and
recipient of the best of CCQ award for vol. 28 for his article, "Subject
Searching in Online Catalogs Including English and Spanish Material."
Congratulations, Dr. Martínez.
Austin (b.1921) died May 22, 2001. His work influenced the principles and
practice of indexing and thesaurus construction. His career included membership in the [UK] Classification
Research Group, and the creation of the PRECIS system.
Austin received many awards including the first Ranganathan Award (1976)
from FID/CR and the Documentation Research and Training Centre (Bangalore), and
the Margaret Mann Citation (1978) from the American Library Association. In
"Derek Austin: Developing PRECIS, Preserved Context Index System"
(v.25 no.2-3, pp 23-66), also published in Portraits in Cataloging and
Classification: Theorists, Educators, and Practitioners of the Late Twentieth
Century, he describes his career, the contentment he found in retirement, and
concludes with reasons he believed that librarians will become more rather than
less necessary in the future.