ALCTS TO SPONSOR INSTITUTE ON PCC CORE RECORD (Karen Muller) Marcia Tuttle 24 Feb 1999 23:55 UTC

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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 16:27:43 -0600
From: Karen Muller <kmuller@ALA.ORG>

{Apologies for cross-posting--and please do forward to others who may
be interested!}

ALCTS and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) along with
co-sponsors SUNY/ OCLC and the Queens Borough Public Library, Flushing
Branch will sponsor a one day institute titled "Cataloging Now!," to be
held at the Flushing Library, Flushing, NY, on April 16, 1999.  The
registration deadline is April 1, 1999.

PCC has developed and is introducing new "core standards" as a means of
increasing the pool of mutually acceptable records available for copy
cataloging, so that catalogers can use their time and expertise for
original cataloging.  The goal is increased quality cataloging records,
rich enough in content to be used with little, or no local modification,
yet reasonable enough to be generated in greater numbers.

Cataloging Now! consists of an introduction to PCC, three concurrent
breakout sessions, each designed to address the specific issues of Catalog
Librarians, Catalog Department and Technical Services Administrators, and
Public Service Librarians, and a closing plenary session on "Creating a
Culture of Cooperation."

Faculty include Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress; Colleen Hyslop,
Michigan State University; Michael Kaplan, Indiana University; and Kate
Harcourt, Columbia University.

Registration fees for Cataloging Now! are $125.00 for ALCTS or SUNY/OCLC
Members, $175.00 for ALA Members, and $225.00 for Non-members.  Please
bring your own lunch.  For registration information contact Yvonne McLean
at 800/545-2433, ext. 5032 or e-mail  An electronic
brochure is available at the ALCTS website: