Committee to Study Serials Cataloging Midwinter Minutes ANN ERCELAWN 11 Apr 1994 21:22 UTC
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 1994 MIDWINTER MEETING, LOS ANGELES ALCTS -- SERIALS SECTION COMMITTEE TO STUDY SERIALS CATALOGING: MINUTES SUMMARY Ann Vidor, Chair, convened the Midwinter meeting of the Committee to Study Serials Cataloging on Monday, Feb. 7. Regina Reynolds, Acting LC Liaison, reported the loss of 13 staff in the Serial Record Division at the end of 1993 due to retirements, among them Dorothy Glasby. Questions formerly directed to Glasby may now be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other developments at LC include the appointment of Barbara Tillet as the new head of CPSO, a proposed change in LC's treatment of series and multipart items, several proposed revisions to rule interpretations for uniform titles, and expansion of whole serials cataloging. In CONSER news, Jean Hirons announced that the first update of the _CONSER Cataloging Manual_ is now available for purchase, and that a new edition of the _CONSER Editing Guide_ will be published this year. Jean Altschuler reported on the highlights of CC:DA meetings, and Altschuler and Reynolds reported on the status of various MARBI discussion papers and proposals. The Committee considered questions regarding the choice of qualifiers in uniform titles for serials submitted by Enrique Gildemeister. After considerable discussion, Reynolds indicated that LC will issue a revised draft of R.I. 25.5B with emphasis on greater latitude in the choice of uniform title qualifiers. Vidor announced that two regional serials cataloging institutes are being planned, one in Atlanta in April 1995, and a second in San Francisco later in the fall. A tentative list of topics for the institutes includes: cataloging computer files, legal serials, and multimedia titles, interpreting older records, and controversies in serials cataloging. --submitted by Ann Ercelawn, Committee Intern ________ 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.BITNET (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.