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CONGRESS


INFORMATION


BULLETIN


Vol. 31, No. 24


June 16, 1972


CHORAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT
MUSICAL SATIRE
The LC Choral Society will present "Let Us All
Hang Out (Together)," a program of musical satire, in
the Coolidge Auditorium at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday,
June 22, and a repeat performance at 1 p.m. on Fri-
day, June 23.
The chorus and soloists will sing a variety of songs
about noise, crime, hippies, and girl and boy
watchers, as well as several songs written especially
for the program by Albert Cherry, the director of the
society. The program setting will be an outdoor cafe.
All staff members are invited to attend.

CREATIVE WRITING CONFERENCE
TO BE HELD JANUARY 29-30, 1973
A conference on the teaching of creative writing
will be held by the Library of Congress January 29
and 30, 1973, under the auspices of the Gertrude
Clarke Whitall Poetry and Literature Fund. Leading
participants will be writer-directors of the seminars at
Johns Hopkins, Professor Elliott Coleman; University
of Iowa, Professor Paul Engle; Stanford University,
Professor Wallace Stegner; and Breadloaf, Dr. John
Ciardi. The Breadloaf Writers Conference, under Dr.
Ciardi's direction since 1955, pioneered the summer
conference for writers in the 1920's and has been a
center for writers ever since. Professors Coleman,


Engle, and Stegner established the academic prestige
of writing as a graduate discipline at their respective
universities in the early 1930's. Writers of great dis-
tinction who have attended these four institutions are
expected to take part in the conference, and many
writers, both teachers and students, who are identi-
fied with similarly prestigious programs in other insti-
tutions will be invited. The Consultant in Poetry at
the Library of Congress, Josephine Jacobsen,-will be
in charge of the conference.
The two-day conference will include morning and
afternoon symposia on Perspectives in Teaching
Writing, The Writing of Poetry, The Writing of Prose
Fiction, and The Writing of Prose Nonfiction. Two
evening meetings will be devoted to readings by dis-
tinguished writers who have been identified with the
teaching of writing. The public will be permitted to
attend insofar as seats are available, but priority of
seating will be reserved fo. -credited teacher-writers
registered for the conference.
Writers, students, and teachers interested in receiv-
ing further information should address their requests
to the Library's Poetry Office.

LC FILM CARD PROGRAM
Since 1952 the Library of Congress has been cata-
loging motion pictures and filmstrips and printing
cards for these materials, using cataloging data sup-
plied by producers and distributors. At the request of


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CONTENTS


Card Division Offers Typing Classes . 267
Card Division Renovated . .. 266-267
Choral Society to Present Musical Satire ... 265
Creative Writing Conference to be
held January 29-30, 1973 . .. 265
LC Film Card Program . 265-266
LC Minority Employment . .... 268
library of Congress Publjcalions ... 271-272
MA RC Studies Use of Data Base . .... 272
MDO Designs Automated Process Information File 272
News in the Library World . 272-274
Staff News . . 268-271

film libraries and audiovisual centers, the program has
been expanded to cover sets of transparencies. (Indi-
vidual slides and transparencies are not covered.) The
first card to be printed for a set of slides will be a
card for a set of 6 slides showing views of the Library
of Congress, Main Building [see LC Information Bul-
letin December 23, 1971, p. 725]. Catalog entries for
sets of slides and transparencies as well as for motion
pictures and filmstrips are now being made a part of
the machine-readable record, and it is anticipated that
MARC tapes for films as well as printed cards will
soon be made available to libraries and media centers.



CARD DIVISION RENOVATED


In July 1964 the Card Division was moved to Build-
ing 159 of the Navy Yard Annex to obtain urgently
needed additional space for its operations and to alle-
viate crowding in the Library of Congress Annex
Building. Before the move, the building was con-
verted from a factory-type complex to an office-
warehouse facility. Although lacking in the refine-
ments and decor of traditional buildings on Capitol


Hill, the new quarters were, at that time, large enough
to house the division and sufficiently close to permit
regular shuttle-bus service to and from principal
Library buildings.
As the staff increased and the division's needs grew,
additional space was made available iq adjacent Build-
ing 159E in July 1970 and plans for improvement of
both buildings were initiated. This effort was acceler-
ated in 1971 when it became evident that space
would not be available for the Card Division in the
James Madison Memorial Building.
Before the division moved into Building 159E, the
entire area was repainted and incidental repairs were
made. When the main entry card catalog was moved
into this building several new tables were built to
provide for the increase in titles and reduce wear on
the cards. Custom shelving was built along one entire
wall to make the book catalogs more accessible and
the series catalog and audio-visual catalog were moved
into this area and expanded. The LC numerical card
catalog and cameras for copyflo work were also trans-
ferred into this area.
The space which the catalogs had occupied in
Building 159 is used by the Stock Unit, which now
has more room for card stock. A new computer room
was built to house additional equipment necessary for
the Phase II computer-output packaging complex.
This required elevation of the floor to match that of
the Phase I area and installation of new and separate
air conditioning, heating, and humidification equip-
ment. An adjoining area was also constructed to
house the film processor, presses, and output pack-
aging system, and offices for the Assistant Chief for
Operations, computer personnel, and programmers.
Walls were erected to form a main corridor and to
partition the various areas of the Card Division. Since
the Card Division lobby and the main lobby of Build-
ing 159 have been separated, the guard office has
been relocated in the main lobby. The Card Division
lobby walls have been covered with textured vinyl;
the floor has been retiled in a black-and-white pat-
tern; and new ceiling and lighting fixtures have been
installed. Glass doors have been installed leading to
the health services room, division office, and the main
corridor of the division.
The main corridor was retiled in a black-and-white
pattern and the walls were painted in two shades of
blue. In addition to the double doors leading from
the main corridor into the Card Division lobby,
another set of double-glass doors has been installed
leading into the east lobby. The standard water foun-
tains in the hall have been replaced with new wall-








June 16, 1972


The seal of the Library of Congress
and letters in gold and black on the
doors to the remodeled entrance to
the main lobby identify the Card
Division.


hanging fountains. Two sets of electric-eye doors
were installed in the rear of Building 159. Employee
lounges have been completed in both buildings and
both have been equipped with new furniture. Re-
freshment dispensers have been installed in the lounge
in Building 159.
The division office, and reception and conference
rooms have been wood paneled, carpeted, and redeco-
rated. The conference room will comfortably seat 25
to 30 people. An 8-foot retractable screen has been
installed for use in briefing of visitors to the Card
Division.
All the old and unserviceable furniture in the divi-
sion has been replaced either by new furniture or, in
most cases, by wood and metal castoffs that were
sent to Lorton Reformatory to be refurbished.
The administrative services facilities, which include
the handling of all personnel activities, building man-
agement service, and supply functions, have been
moved to the south end of Building 159. In this area,
offices were constructed for the administrative per-
sonnel, supply supervisor, and section head. Addi-
tional rooms were built to process the incoming mail
and the storage of the permanent financial records.
At the present time a survey is being made to
correct problems in the heating and air conditioning
systems. In addition, GSA has advised that a vestibule
will be constructed leading into the main lobby of
159.
Major renovation on Building 159 is approximately
90 percent completed. It is expected that it will be


finished by the end of June.
The improvements, renovations, and additions that
have been made combine to make the Card Division a
more comfortable and convenient building in which
to work and a more suitable area in which to receive
the present and prospective customers of the library
card distribution service.



CARD DIVISION OFFERS
TYPING CLASSES


In cooperation with the Personnel Office, the Card
Division has begun the first of a planned series of
typing classes to be offered at the Navy Yard Annex.
Each class, limited to five students, will be filled
according to the needs of the division and the pro-
ficiency of the applicants. To date, 52 staff members
have indicated their interest in attending the classes.
Mrs. Johnnye Hunter, Assistant Head of the Cus-
tomer Service Section, will instruct the classes. Type-
writers, typing tables, and instruction booklets have
been made available by the Placement Office. A new
set of training aids consisting of work books, cassette
tapes, and an instructor's guide will be used for these
classes. The effectiveness of the new aids will be eval-
uated at the conclusion of the present series of
classes.






LC Information Bulletin


LC MINORITY EMPLOYMENT


Analysis of Full-Time Employment


In May 1972 a statistical survey of minority em-
ployment in the Library of Congress for a Civil Serv-
ice Commission report was completed. A comparison
of this survey, shown below with the survey of
November 29, 1971 (see LC Information Bulletin,
January 27, p. 40), reveals that of the 111 individuals
hired or promoted in the last six months 40.5 per
cent are members of minority groups. Of the 41 hired
or promoted in grades GS 5-8, 18 are minority group
employees; of 22 in grades GS 9-11, 12 are minority;
of 32 ingrades GS 12-13, 12 are minortiy; and of 13
in grades GS 14-15, 3 are minority.


May 28, 1972
Category
American Indian
Negro
Oriental
Spanish Surnamed
All Other Employees
Total Employees


Number
0
1542
97
44
2327
4010


All Pay Systems
Percent
0
38.5
2.4
1.1
58.0


Within the General Schedule and similar pay systems in grades 1 through 6, the number of employees in
minority groups is 930 (64.4 percent). There are 443 minority group employees in grades 7 through 11 (29.4
percent), and 90 in grades 12 and above (11.1 percent). The following table gives a further breakdown.


Pay System
General Schedule
and Similar


GS 1-4


GS 5-8


GS 9-11


GS 12-13


GS 14-15


GS 16-18


Full-Time
Employees


596


1462


892


556


Negro


432
72.5%

700
47.9%

148
16.6%

37
6.7%

5
2.5%

2
3.6%


Spanish
Surnamed


1
0.2%

22
1.5%

11
1.2%

8
1.4%

2
1.0%

0


Oriental


1
0.2%

20
1.4%

38
4.3%

29
5.2%

6
3.0%

1
1.8%


All Other
Employees


162
27.1%

720
49.2%


695
77.9%


482
86.7%

186
93.5%

52
94.6%


There are 240 employees paid under wage systems; 220 (91.7 percent) are minority-group employees.


STAFF NEWS

RETIRE MENT
Charles F. Keyser, Analyst in Conservation and
Natural Resources in the Environmental Policy Divi-
sion of the Congressional Research Service, retired on
June 11 after 45 years of service in the Library.


Born in Richmond, Mo., Mr. Keyser came to Wash-
ington at an early age with his family. He attended
the District's Central High School, graduating in
1922, and continued his education at George
Washington University, where he was awarded a bach-
elor's degree in economics in 1931. He also took post-
graduate courses in economics at George Washington


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June 16, 1972


from 1932 through 1934.
Before his appointment to the Library of Congress,
Mr. Keyser worked for several years as Assistant
Office Manager of the Washington Bureau of the Bal-
timore Sun. In 1927, he joined the Library staff in
what was then the Periodical Division. He served in
several positions in the division and when a News-
paper Reference Room was organized in 1939, Mr.
Keyser was designated Reference Assistant-in-Charge.
In 1944, he transferred from the Serials Division to
the Legislative Reference Service as a Reference
Librarian in the Congressional Reading Room, where
he worked until 1947 when he was promoted to
Analyst in Regional Economics and Economic Geog-
raphy in the General Research Section.
Mr. Keyser was later assigned to the Natural Re-
source Section of the Economics Division and in
1959, when the section was reorganized, he became
an original member of the newly created Natural Re-
sources Division. In 1952, he moved to the position
of Analyst in Conservation and Natural Resources,
and in October 1969, he was assigned to the newly
created Environmental Policy Division.
Mr. Keyser's knowledge of his field and his skill in
meeting the informational requirements of the Con-
gress are well known by his many friends and col-
leagues.

AWARDS
On Monday and Tuesday, May 22 and 23, William
J. Welsh, Director of the Processing Department, pre-
sented Federal Service Award pins to three employees
with a total of 105 years of Federal service.
The first award, honoring 35 years of federal serv-
ice, was presented to Russell Fauntroy in Mr. Welsh's
office on Monday morning. Mr. Fauntroy, a Publica-
tion and Proofsheet Clerk in the Card Division, joined
the Library staff in December 1938. Before coming
to the Library, he worked for the Resettlement
Administration from July 1936 to June 1937, and
was a member of the U.S. Capitol Maintenance Staff
from April to December 1938. Except for a two-year
period when he served in the Buildings and Grounds
Division, all of Mr. Fauntroy's service has been in the
Card Division where he has held positions of in-
creasing responsibility. A native of Washington, D.C.,
Mr. Fauntroy is a graduate of Armstrong High
School; he attended Fisk University in 1932-33.
On Monday afternoon, Mr. Welsh presented Mrs.
Glonlese Boswell, Assistant Head of the National
Union Catalog Control Section, Catalog Publication
Division, with a 30-year Federal Service Award pin.


Like Mr. Fauntroy, Mrs. Boswell is a native of Wash-
ington, D.C., where she received a B.S. degree from
Miner Teachers College (now Wilson Teachers Col-
lege). Before coming to the Card Division in January
1946, she served as a clerical assistant in the War
Department. She held several positions in the Card
Division before transferring, in August 1964, to the
Union Catalog Division as Supervisor of the Searching
Unit in the Post-1951 Imprints Section (which later
became part of the Catalog Maintenance and Catalog
Publication Division). She assumed her present
position in March 1968.
On Tuesday morning, May 23, Claire Gornell,
Documents Unit Supervisor in the English Language
Section of the Descriptive Cataloging Division,
received a 30-year Federal Service Award pin. A
native of New York City, Miss Gornell received her
bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1936 and
was employed in New York by Macfadden Publica-
tions until 1942. She came to Washington in that year
to work for the War Production Board and was
employed there until September 1945, when she
joined the Library of Congress as a Cataloger in the
Index Section of the Copyright Office. She joined the
Book Section of the Copyright Cataloging Division in
1946, and transferred with it when the cataloging of
copyright books moved to the Descriptive Cataloging
Division in 1957. She was promoted to her present
position in 1967.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Twenty-one staff members of the Catalog Publica-
tion Division toured the Theodore R. McKeldin
Library at the University of Maryland on May 18.
Participants in the tour were welcomed by Mrs. Geral-
dine Love and Nathan N. Mendeloff, former Assistant
Head of the National Union Catalog Publication
Project at the Library of Congress, now with the
Cataloging Department at the McKeldin Library. The
tour began at the Readers' Service Section and pro-
ceeded to the Interlibrary Loan, the Cataloging and
Serials, and the Acquisitions Sections, where a staff
member outlined the functions of each section. The
utilization of The National Union Catalog, which is
prepared by the Catalog Publication Division, by staff
members of the Library and by students, professors,
and researchers was also explained.
Margaret Donahue, Assistant Director of Technical
Services, welcomed the delegation from the Catalog
Publication Division, and expressed her pleasure in
having staff members from the Library of Con-
gress visit the McKeldin Library at the University


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of Maryland.
Catalog Publication Division staff members partici-
pating in the tour were Sarah Bartley, Mrs. Dorothy
Bell, Mrs. Augusta Brogden, Mrs. Loretta Brooks,
Mary Caple, Alfred Christensen, Mrs. Barbara Edger-
ton, Virginia Ezell, Virgie Harris, Mrs. Carmen Hey-
wood, Dina Mayfield, Beverly Murphy, Mary
Pinkney, Adam Powell, Mrs. Agnes Robertson,
Beverly Ross, George Sullivan, Mrs. Barbara Swinton,
Thelma Sykes, Robert Wallich, and Kay F. Wexler,
Assistant Chief of the Division.
John C. Broderick, Assistant Chief of the Manu-
script Division, is the author of the chapter on
"Emerson, Thoreau, and Transcendentalism" in
American Literary Scholarship: An Annual/1970
(Durham, Duke University Press, 1972). This is the
eighth in the series of annual reviews of scholarly
publications concerning American literature.
Mr. Broderick is also the author of "Locating Major
Resource Collections for Research in American Civili-
zation" in the current issue of American Studies: An
International Newsletter (Spring 1972).
John P. Hardt, Senior Specialist in the Congres-
sional Research Service, is the coordinator and editor
of a study entitled People's Republic of China: An
Economic Assessment released last month by Senator
William Proxmire, Chairman of the Joint Economic
Committee. Leo Orleans of the Reference Depart-
ment contributed a chapter on "China's Science and
Technology: Continuity and Innovation" to the
382-page study, for which Mr. Hardt also prepared a
summary, and which updates a 1967 release entitled
An Economic Profile of Mainland China. As in the
earlier study, there are contributions from the De-
partment of Commerce, Department of State, Central
Intelligence Agency, and others. People's Republic of
China may be obtained from the Government
Printing Office for $1.75.
George J. Leibowitz, Senior Specialist in Taxation
and Fiscal Policy of the Congressional Research Serv-
ice, was the Conference Chairman at the 1972
Briefing Conference on Federal Income Tax Law held
in Washington on April 20 and 21.
"New Directions in Federal Income Tax Law" was
the theme of the conference, which was sponsored by
the Federal Bar Association and the Bureau of Na-
tional Affairs, Inc.
Featured luncheon speakers at the FBA-BNA Con-
ference were Laurence N. Woodworth, Chief of Staff
of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxa-
tion, who spoke on the legislative scene, and Fred-
erick W. Hickman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of


Treasury for Tax Policy, who presented the Adminis-
tration's view of tax reform.
During the general sessions of the two-day con-
ference, leading spokesmen in the tax field, Govern-
ment officials and practicing tax attorneys, presented
an in-depth analysis of trends in investment credit
and depreciation, taxation of foreign income, pen-
sions and other deferred compensation plans, and
tax-exempt organizations. Of the 27 speakers, about
half were Government officials and half private tax
practitioners and educators.
This was the 150th in a planned series of confer-
ences sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, of
which Mr. Leibowitz is Taxation Committee Chair-
man, and the Bureau of National Affairs.
An article on national library networks entitled
"Library Networking: Progress in Library Coopera-
tion" written by John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian
of Congress, appears in the May 1972 issue of Illinois
Libraries. The article reviews some of the Library of
Congress information networks, including the Na-
tional Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging
(NPAC), the MARC (MAchine-Readable-Catalog) Dis-
tribution Service, the RECON Pilot Project which
examined various aspects of converting retrospective
catalog records to machine-readable form, the Format
Recognition technique in which a computer assigns
the content designators for bibliographic data, and
MUMS (Multiple Use MARC System), a current
project to devise a system designed to have the capa-
bility of processing machine-readable records regard-
less of their source or content.
The article also briefly describes the national net-
works developed by the National Library of Medicine
and the National Agricultural Library, the production
of book catalogs from machine-readable records by
the Library of Congress, and the furthering of the
network concept through state and national confer-
ences.
Marlene C. McGuirl, Chief of the American-British
Law Division of the Law Library, was elected Presi-
dent of the Women's Bar Association of the District
of Columbia in the annual elections on May 18. In
addition, on May 24, she was re-elected President of
the Law Librarian's Society of Washington, D.C., for
1972-73.
The Women's Bar Association, founded in 1917
because the D.C. Bar Association would not admit
women, has a membership of nearly 400 women
lawyers. The Law Librarian's Society, composed of
more than 300 members, includes many of the pro-
fessional staff members of the Law Library.








June 16, 1972


The American Hellenic Educational Progressive
Association, the leading Greek American national
organization, has designated George E. Perry, Greek
Area Specialist in the Slavic and Central European
Division, as chairman of its American Revolution
Bicentennial Committee. Two themes will be empha-
sized in AHEPA's Bicentennial program planning: the
influence of Greek thought on the American Revolu-
tion, and the contribution of Greek Americans to the
history and culture of the United States.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
Appointments: John C. Burt, analyst in science and tech-
nology, GS-12, CRS SPR, 2638; Gabriel J. Gorombey,
subject cataloger, GS-9, Subj Cat, 2711; Edna F. Hayes, book
preparation assistant, GS-3, Preserv, 2663; Ronald W. John-
son, decimal classification specialist, GS-9, Dec Class, 2644;
Mrs. Cora M. Justice, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 500-10;
Jean L. Orne, descriptive cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, 2601;
Timothy Lee Schurtter, clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv, 2775.
Temporary Appointments: Robert Lee Amorosi, editorial
assistant, GS-4, CRS GGR, 2721; Edward F. Bachman, prepa-
ration assistant, GT-5, Mss, NP; Joanna Katherine Brown,
clerk-typist, GS-2, Mgmt, NP; Mrs. Kathleen M. Doddridge,
technical information specialist, GS-5, CRS-C, 2732; Shirley
Jean Linn, clerk-information receptionist, GS-4, Desc Cat,
NP; Danny A. Lopez, clerk, GS-3, E&G, NP; Theresa D.
Quails, clerical assistant, GS-4, Proc, NP; Helene A. Rozanski,
editorial clerk-typist, GS-4, NP.
Reappointments: Kevin P. Bonner, deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, 2-600; Leonard Hodges, library technician, GS-4, E&G,
NP.
Promotions: Mrs. Bettye B. Blakeney, to MARC verifier,
GS-8, MARC Ed, 2753; Lawrence O. Carter, to MARC veri-
fier, GS-8, MARC Ed, 2753; Patrick J. Cronin, to assistant
supervisor for accounting, GT-7, Photodup, 2781; Solon F.
Fuller, III, CRS F, to packer, WG-4, Card, 2809; Daniel L.
Hines, to MARC verifier, GS-8, MARC Ed, 2753; Mrs. Bonita
E. Jordan, to MARC verifier, GS-8, MARC Ed, 2753; Timo-
thy E. McKissick, to publications clerk, GS-3, Cop Cat, 2722;
Randy Atwood Myers, to clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop Serv, 7-200;
Carol Ann Sutherland, to clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop Serv, 7-200;
Linda J. Tusing, to correspondence clerk, GS-3, Cop Exam,
5-200; Russell H. Williams, S&R, to studio engineer, GT-5,
Mus, 2822; Deborah Lynn Wright, to clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop
Ref, 4-200.
Temporary Promotion: John S. Merryman, to loan refer-
ence assistant, GS-7, Loan, NP.
Transfers: Mrs. Rita R. Horwitz, Desc Cat, to motion
picture cataloging and processing librarian, GS-9, P&P, 2642;
Ronald D. Miller, Cop Ref, to copyright examiner, GS-7, Cop
Exam, 2686.


Resignations: Leland Brown, CRS; Clyde R. Casey, CS;
Cheri Lynn Cherp, CRS D; Mrs. Donna J. Fortune, MARC
Ed; Reginald D. Hall, S&R; Michael K. Haney, Cop Serv; Mrs.
Margareta A. Jacobs, Desc Cat; Rita L. Jeffers, NUCPP; Olivia
E. Lucas, Cat Mgmt; Quentin Newhouse, Jr., DBPH; Mrs.
Tatiana Pinto, Subj Cat; Mrs. Kathleen Russell, Desc Cat;
Sister Bernice Seger, Desc Cat; Mrs. Betty J. Simmons, Proc;
Carol Ann Tome, Cop Cat; Mrs. Marilyn J. Weissman, Mss;
Clyde L. Williams, Bldgs Mgmt; Richard F. Young, Restor.

In the LC Information Bulletin of June 2, the name of
Takeo Nichioka, Shared Cataloging Division, was incorrectly
included in the Transfers section of the Personnel Changes
column. The editors regret the error.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The WRA Philatelic Club will sponsor a special
meeting at noon on June 20 in the Whittall Pavilion.
Boris Mandrovsky, former LC staff member, will
present an illustrated lecture on the history of playing
cards, drawing on his personal collections and those
of the Prints and Photographs Division. Mr. Man-
drovsky is currently preparing a catalog/classification
scheme for the Library's collection. Members of the
staff interested in this program are invited to attend.

Geraldine Albritton and Pfc. Earl Don Hunter were
married on May 23 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Hunter
is a Library Technician in the Catalog Publication
Division of the Processing Department, and Pfc.
Hunter is serving with the US. Marine Corps.
Yuri K. Brown and Edward N. Van Duyne were
married Friday, May 5, in Montgomery Co., Md. Mrs.
Van Duyne is a Processing Assistant in the Shared
Cataloging Division, and Mr. Van Duyne is an engi-
neer with the Federal Aviation Agency.


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 4. April
1972. (pp. 73-98.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Acting Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, U.S. Interests Section,
Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
Library of Congress Publications in Print: March
1972. 1972. (vi, 4 p.) The 1972 revision of this cata-
log of Library publications was prepared by Judith R.
Farley and Judith L. Richelieu of the Bibliography
and Reference Correspondence Section of the Gen-
eral Reference and Bibliography Division and is avail-
able free upon request to the Library of Congress,







LC Information Bulletin


Central Services Division, Washington, D.C. 20540.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
May 1972. (32 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
published monthly by the Library of Congress. For
sale by the Card Division, Library of Congress, Build-
ing 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. May
1972. (iv, 25 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials.
Supplement to the Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition.
For sale by the Card Division.

Library of Congress Regulation: No. 212-9 (June 1) stated
the current organization and functions of the Photoduplica-
tion Service, Administrative Department.
Special Announcements: No. 481 (May 31) announced the
reopening of the Senate Stationery Room; no. 482 (June 1)
advised Library staff members on the cost-of-living adjust-
ment of annuities; no. 483 (June 6) gave the July 4 holiday
schedule.


MDO DESIGNS AUTOMATED
PROCESS INFORMATION FILE

The MARC Development Office, which has a
number of technical processing projects either in the
planning or implementation stages, has begun the
design for automating the operations of the Process
Information File. By recording individual titles that
are on order or are being cataloged, the Process Infor-
mation File serves the following functions: prevents
duplication in acquisitions and original cataloging of
the same work; locates a particular title so that its
processing can be accelerated or so that it can be used
immediately; locates in the collections a fully cata-
loged item not yet represented by a printed card; and
records, before receipt of a title, that it is to be given
priority handling and routed to a particular unit
within the Library.
The file represents the thousands of items that are
in process at any one time and involves the work of
hundreds of staff members. The design work now in
progress builds upon an analysis made during an
earlier investigation of the potential of this project to
the Library.
The automated Process Information File will be an
on-line system designed as an application operating
within the Multiple Use MARC System (MUMS), a
software system designed to support bibliographic


applications in both on-line and batch modes.
It is planned that the input to the Process Informa-
tion File will include all languages; entries for non-
roman alphabets will be in the form of skeletal
records. As MARC expands to other languages, the
bibliographic data in machine-readable form, as a
result of placing a title under preliminary control in
the Process Information File, will be updated to the
completeness of a MARC record, thus capturing data
at the source and eliminating duplicate keying.


MARC STUDIES USE OF DATA BASE

The MARC Development Office recently con-
ducted a study on the "Effective Use of the MARC
Data Base" describing the base as a bibliographic
source to supplement the Library's card catalogs. The
study reveals how searches can be made most effec-
tively, given the Library's computer configuration
and existing programs. In such searches, runs are
made every six weeks producing listings of books in
translation, conference proceedings, biographical
works, books on Africa and Mainland China, and a
number of others. Special searches produce listings of
publishers, statistical breakdowns by country and
date of publication, and so forth. The MARC study
was made for internal use only, but may be made
available for outside distribution at a later date when
cost figures for computer use are developed.


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

125 Scholars Attend Conference on Iberian History
The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical
Studies held its third annual conference April 22-23
at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Spon-
sored by Rutgers, the Hispanic Society of America of
New York City, and Princeton University, the con-
ference was attended by more than 125 scholars and
other specialists interested in Iberian history.
The themes of five panel sessions presented during
the two-day conference were "Social and Political
Aspects of the Spanish Golden Age," "New Trends in
Portuguese Social and Economic History: XVI to
XVIII Centuries," "Basque and Galician Nation-
alism," "Contemporary Spanish Social Anthropolo-
gy," and the final session on Sunday afternoon was
devoted to miscellaneous topics concerning Spanish
history. Of the 20 papers presented at the conference,
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several themes in Spanish history and added a new
dimension to historical studies on the Iberian Penin-
sula by way of parallel research in the social sciences.
On Saturday evening, April 22, conference partici-
pants attended a cocktail party and dinner given in
their honor by the Continuing Education Center at
Rutgers. The guest speaker was Antonio Dominguez
Ortiz, noted author and scholar of the University of
Madrid, who gave a lecture in Spanish entitled
"Senores y Vasallos: El Regimen Senorial Espafiol en
el Siglo XVII" (Lords and Vassals: The Spanish
Manorial System in the 17th Century). At the Soci-
ety's business meeting which concluded the evening,
David Ringrose of Rutgers University was elected
General Secretary for 1972-1973. Donald F. Wisdom,
Assistant Chief of the Library of Congress Serial Divi-
sion, gave a progress report on the Spanish Newspaper
project, noting especially the recent acquisitions of
microfilms of El Imparcial of Madrid for the period
1870-May 1933 (see LC Information Bulletin, April
28, pp. 191-192). [Earl J. Pariseau]

Publications Exchange Conference Held in Vienna
The European Conference on the International
Exchange of Publications was held in Vienna, Austria,
April 24-29. Organized by the National Library of
Austria (with the participation of Unesco, IFLA, and
the Vereinigung Oesterreichischer Bibliothekare) to
give exchange experts an opportunity to consider
problems which had arisen since the 1960 meetings in
Budapest, the conference drew participants from 23
countries. All meetings were held in the Palais Palffy.
Topics discussed included the relationships between
interlibrary loan and the international exchange of
publications, the role of exchange centers in the
library system, the ratification of the Unesco ex-
change conventions of 1958, short surveys of Euro-
pean national exchange centers, the efficiency of col-
lective consignments, methods of establishing the
value of publications sent and received by interna-
tional exchange, and proposals for a revision of the
third edition of the Unesco Handbook on Interna-
tional Exchange of Publications.
In the portion of the program devoted to the ex-
change of publications with developing countries,
papers were presented by the representatives of the
British Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Bib-
liotheque Royale of Belgium, and by Nathan R. Ein-
horn, Chief of the Exchange and Gift Division, repre-
senting the Library of Congress, who spoke on the
Library's experiences in exchanging publications with
the countries of Latin America.[Nathan R. Einhor~ -


Reports Presented to FLC at May 24 Meeting
Members of the Federal Library Committee (FLC),
at a meeting on May 24, heard a report from Paul
Vassallo, Director of the National Serials Data Pro-
gram, and a summary by Frank Kurt Cylke, Chairman
of the U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Cooper-
ative Activities. Mr. Vassallo outlined the major
objectives for the beginning of the new phase of the
national libraries' cooperative serials program, the
provision of a serials data base for the use of the three
national libraries, the extension of the program to
fulfill the needs of the national user community, and
the international cooperative effort involving the
assignment of the international standard serial
numbers for U.S. serials.
Mr. Cylke discussed plans to broaden the U.S. Na-
tional Libraries Task Force's program to cover general
policy areas, including technical policies concerned
with the acquisition and control of materials, stand-
ardization in statistical reporting, further cooperation
in procurement, and the continuing concern about
compatibility in library systems and network develop-
ments.
Lucille Pendell Retires as Gallaudet Librarian
Lucille H. Pendell, who has served Gallaudet Col-
lege as Librarian for 25 years, will retire at the end of
June. A native of Oklahoma, she served as an archivist
in the War Records Office of the National Archives in
Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1947, the year she
was appointed librarian at Gallaudet. In addition to
her position as college librarian, Mrs. Pendell has
served as associate professor of library science and
chairman of the Department of Library Science.
New Library School Dean Named at Syracuse
Robert S. Taylor, Director of the Library Center at
Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass., has been
appointed Dean of the Syracuse University School of
Library Science, effective September 1.
From 1962 to 1967 Mr. Taylor was Director of the
Center for Information Sciences at Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, Pa., where he was also Associate Librarian
and Head of the Division of Information Sciences in
the Philosophy Department. In 1967 he joined Hamp-
shire College, where he was responsible for the devel-
opment of the Library Center which opened in 1970.
Since 1969 he has also been Professor of Information
Sciences and Vice Chairman of the Program on Lan-
guage and Communication at Hampshire.

New Edition of Research Registry Published
A second edition of Library and Information


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Science Today: An International Registry of Re-
search and Innovation has been published by Science
Associates International ($35). Similar in format to
the first edition, LIST 1972 identifies 1,161 projects
pursued by approximately 2,000 persons from the
United States and 36 other countries.


The 519-page volume provides abroad view of cur-
rent and ongoing research, development, and demon-
stration efforts. Entries arranged by subject, cover
operations, materials, users, librarians/information
scientists, and organizations. The six indexes include
investigations, organization, geographical location,
funding source, title, and subject/keyword.




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