Committee to Study Serials Cataloging: Summary Report Eleanor Cook 29 Sep 1993 19:32 UTC
SUMMARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO STUDY SERIALS CATALOGING The first meeting of the ALCTS Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging, was principally concerned with the upcoming reconfiguration of the Committee and the dissolution of the Serials Section. The Committee may continue as a serials cataloging discussion group under the direct auspices of ALCTS. These changes may be implemented within one to two years. The other important issues discussed included planning for a preconference or series of regional institutes, the schedule for format integration, and efforts to establish a liaison relationship with the cataloging discussion group of NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group). The meeting was held on Sunday, June 27, 1993, from 11 am to 12 pm, at the 1993 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. At the Committee's second meeting, format integration was discussed again, and it was announced that it will not be implemented until 1995. Organizational structure issues regarding the Committee and the Section were revisited. A resolution of appreciation for the efforts of former longtime LC Liaison Dorothy Glasby was presented to the group by the Chair. Liaison reports followed, including those of the Acting LC Liaison, the CC:DA Liaison, and a Committee Intern who attended relevant MARBI meetings. Items reported on were those related to cataloging of serials. Highlights from these reports include: LC is considering not using uniform titles for serials that are translations or other language editions. They are also reviewing a draft Rule Interpretation that reduces the number of added entries needed for variants of variant titles. A specific question, submitted by Patricia McCoy, D'Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago, concerning changes of frequency statements within serial titles was discussed; a recommendation for LC to draft a rule interpretation to alleviate this problem was made, and representatives from LC agreed to look into the matter. Submitted by: Carolyn Havens, Auburn University, Committee Intern INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING THE FULL MINUTES Complete minutes of this meeting are available from ALCTS. 1) Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (Legal-size) to: ALA/ALCTS, 50 S. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611. (specify which meeting you are interested in) 2) Obtain the minutes electronically by the following method: Send the below message to: LISTSERV@UICVM (A "Subject:" line is not necessary; however, whatever you put there will not affect the request.) send serials report Just type the above message. No punctuation or other text should be in the message. Do not add your address; it is automatically identified when the request is received. If you have problems, request assistance from your local systems or computer center personnel or contact the ALCTS Office. Procedures for receiving file transfers may vary depending on your e-mail system.