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ALCTS SS PRECONF--DON'T MISS (Sandy Heft) Marcia Tuttle 21 May 1998 13:15 UTC

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Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 17:38:56 -0800
From: Sandy Heft <sandy.heft@SONOMA.EDU>


If you are already familiar with the basics of serials cataloging and want
to learn about cataloging electronic serials, there is still time to
register for the ALCTS Serials Section Preconference, "Jump Start: Theory
and Practice for Cataloging Electronic Serials," an ALA Preconference to
be held in Washington, DC, Friday, June 26 from 8am to 5pm.

The preconference will commence with three renowned experts in serials

Jean Hirons, CONSER Coordinator at the Library of Congress, will present
"Going Over the Edge?  Reshaping the Rules to Fit Todays Serials."  This
presentation will provide an update on the issues relating to seriality,
as covered in the paper she co-authored with Crystal Graham for the
International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR.
She will discuss the progress to date in incorporating changes into AACR2,
specifically addressing the change in definition of a serial, how various
cataloging conventions for title changes will be applied, and the impact
on ISSN and legal publications.

Regina Reynolds, Head of the US ISSN Center, will explore "Cataloging or
'Metaloging?' Emerging and Evolving Standards for Identification and
Description of Digital Resources."  Her presentation will discuss levels
of cataloging for electronic serials, metadata, existing standards such as
the ISSN, and emerging standards such as the URN, URC and DOI.  She will
explore the potential impact of these standards on the cataloging of
electronic resources.  She will also discuss preliminary results of her
study of the cataloging potential of publisher-supplied metadata, which
was done by comparing preliminary catalog records created from data
supplied by publishers on the Web- based ISSN application form with the
same records after editing by serial catalogers.

Pamela Simpson, formerly with the US ISSN Center and now at Penn State,
will present "Leap of Faith: Issues and Implications for the Inclusion of
Electronic Resources in the Library Catalog." Pamela will talk about
issues in cataloging philosophy and policy for electronic journals. She
will discuss the decision to include remote resources in the catalog, the
selection process, the relationship between the library's web pages and
its catalog, questions of workflow, and some of the difficulties in
cataloging these items.

After lunch, attendees will be divided into four groups for hands-on
training in cataloging electronic serials.  These concurrent sessions will
be taught by CONSER participants Tom Champagne (University of Michigan)
and Steve Shadle (University of Washington), Les Hawkins (US ISSN Center),
and Pamela Simpson.  Topics will include choosing the chief source,
detailed explanations and practice with MARC fields specific to electronic
resources (especially 006, 007, and 856), particular difficulties
encountered with alternative bundling techniques and creative publishing
patterns, how to create records using either the one record approach or
the two record approach, and subject headings and classification.  In
addition to handouts and exercises covering individual fields,
participants will have the opportunity to catalog one or two items from
start to finish. Note that familiarity with rules and conventions for
cataloging print serials will be assumed.

A registration brochure is available at:

Or, contact Yvonne McLean at the ALCTS Office:
        800-545-2433 ext. 5032
        Fax: 312-280-5033

Please join this excellent group of speakers/workshop leaders for an
interesting and productive preconference on cataloging electronic serials.