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July 21, 1972
ALA CONFERENCE REPORTED
Over 9,000 librarians from all parts of the United
States assembled in Chicago, Ill., during the week of
June 25 for the 1972 Annual Conference of the
American Library Association. In numerous program
and business sessions, institutes, luncheon and dinner
meetings, awards banquets, and round tables, the
delegates discussed matters ranging from library ser-
vice to the disadvantaged to intellectual freedom.
The theme of this year's conference was "Media:
Man, Material, Machine," and in addition to the many
meetings, some 600 exhibits featured the products
and services of book and magazine publishers and
library equipment and furniture manufacturers; the
Library of Congress mounted an exhibit, as did other
academic and library organizations, the United
Nations, the National Book Committee, and the U.S.
Speakers at some of the various meetings included
John Ciardi, F. Lee Bailey, and Mrs. Robert S.
McNamara in addition to many representatives of the
library world. Over 40 delegates from the Library of
Congress participated in the Conference.
Beginning with this week's issue, reports by LC
staff members on the ALA meetings will be printed in
an Appendix to the Information Bulletin, see pp.
A librarian boomerangs his way to victory. See
how in a story on p. 327 of this week's Informa-
REORGANIZATION OF TASK FORCE
The U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Cooper-
ative Activities, formerly known as the U.S. National
Libraries Task Force on Automation and Other
Cooperative Activities, has been reorganized. The
membership has been expanded, a structural reorgani-
zation implemented, and formal operating procedures
adopted. Principal areas of investigation have been
modified to conform to a new emphasis upon a
Frank Kurt Cylke is Chairman of the Task Force.
Martin M. Cummings, M.D., Director of the National
Library of Medicine, and John Sherrod, Director of
the National Agricultural Library, will join L. Quincy
Mumford, Librarian of Congress, as members of a
policy steering group. Dr. Cummings will serve as
Chairman of the steering group for the first year.
Plans call for the leadership to rotate o lar
Two representatives from each '
libraries will serve on the force. Jose
Caponio, Associate Directo Samuel Wate;s,
Vol. 31, No. 29
LC Information Bulletin
ALA Conference Reported . 325
Former LC Staffer Renews Association with LC 326-327
ISO Sponsors Automation Seminars .... 332-333
LC Claims Boomerang Champion ... 327
Library of Congress Publications ... 333-334
New Reference Books . . 334
Reorganization of Task Force ... 325-326
Staff News . . ... 327-332
Subject Cataloging Expands . 326
Appendix-ALA Annual Conference A-111-A120
Deputy Director for Resource Development will
represent the National Agricultural Library. Joseph
Leiter, Associate Director for Library Operations and
Betty Sawyers will act for the National Library of
Medicine. Paul Berry, Director of the Reference
Department, and Edmond Applebaum, Assistant
Director of the Processing Department, will represent
the Library of Congress.
Marlene D. Morrisey will continue to serve as
liaison officer for the Task Force and the Federal
Library Committee, assuming, as her other duties
allow, additional responsibilities in program develop-
ment and project implementation.
Principal areas for investigation have been identi-
fied as: (1) The relationship of the national libraries
to a national information system; (2) cooperation in
and coordination of public service functions, in-
cluding reference, loan, bibliographic, and photo-
duplication services; (3) cooperation in and
coordination of technical service functions, including
(a) caQtalgijn policy-procedures and classification,
a8slrgineptl o objectt headings, determination of
mrrl)p.e F .lH-d. riptive cataloging practices, (b)
cooperative cablo.t d distribution and cooperative
production of bo; 4 talogs, (c) compatibility or
s y o0
convertibility of machine-readable cataloging data,
(d) coordination of acquisitions policies and coopera-
tive acquisition procedures, and (e) cooperation in
the Serials Data Program.
The Task Force will meet monthly and report
regularly to the national libraries and to the library
SUBJECT CATALOGING EXPANDS
Two new sections have been added to the Subject
Cataloging Division. The Children's Literature Section
establishes and applies subject headings for children's
materials and prepares descriptive summaries of the
contents of children's literature. The Far Eastern
Materials Section catalogs by subject materials in Far
Eastern languages and selected materials in all
languages dealing with the Far East.
The functions of the new sections have long been a
responsibility of the Subject Cataloging Division but
the establishment of the new sections accords them
added emphasis, responds to requests from other
libraries, and gives the organization of the division a
better balance and more immediate control.
FORMER LC STAFFER TO RENEW LC
ASSOCIATION AFTER 38 YEARS
What was it like in the good old days? Streetcar
rides cost 8 cents, but if you wanted to drive or ride a
bike anyway, you could find a place to park on any
of the streets in the Library's block. A man who can
remember these happy times is coming back to the
Library after an absence of 38 years to help conduct
a series of seminars on public policy issues for
Members of Congress (see LC Information Bulletin
for July 14, p. 313). James Matlack Mitchell, Director
of the Brookings Institution's Advanced Study Pro-
gram for Federal executives, is renewing an associa-
tion that began in 1926, when, aged 16, he became a
messenger and later a reference assistant at the
Library, his first full-time job.
In 1926 the Library of Congress held less than
3 1/2 million books and the Main Reading Room, the
nerve center of the Library, served not only books
from the general collections but the Jefferson library
and other rarities. The study rooms had not been
completed and the entire collection was immediately
available from the Reading Room. A reader usually
received his book not more than 15 minutes after he
turned in a call slip.
July 21, 1972
One of the Library's most distinguished alumni. Mr.
Matlack has had a career in several fields-personnel
work, Government, and administration. He continued
to work at the Library until 1Q34 while attending
evening classes at Georgetown and George Washing-
ton Universities, the latter of which awarded him an
A.B. in personnel psychology in 1932 and an A.M. in
social psychology in 1933. He later did postgraduage
study during the year 1937-38 at the University of
Michigan. He held personnel positions with Federal
and other public agencies and managerial positions
with the Civil Service Assembly of the United States
and Canada before his appointment by President
Truman to the post of U.S. Civil Service Com-
missioner in 1948.
At the time of that appointment, some of his
former Library colleagues, already proud of his
distinguished record, gave a luncheon for him at
which Librarian of Congress Luther Evans disclosed
that he had recently examined Mr. Mitchell's per-
sonnel folder. The long form on which efficiency
ratings were then made, with pluses and minuses to
indicate both job competence and personal character-
istics, recorded that his supervisors had pronounced
him "Excellent." His associates in the Reading Room
were not surprised since, as one of them recalled not
long ago "it was our practice to be excellent."
In 1953, when his term as Commissioner ended, he
was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, a
post he held from March of that year to December
1954. He moved next to the National Science
Foundation where, until 1959, he was Associate
Director for Management and Public Affairs. Mr.
Mitchell has headed the Advanced Study Program at
Brookings since July 1959, shortly after its inception.
He has also served in these last 12 years as part-time
consultant for varying periods to several Federal
executive agencies, among them the Departments of
Transportation, Defense, and Health, Education and
Welfare, and the Civil Service Commission.
A lecturer, university professor, and writer on
public policy matters, he has served on the United
Nations Salary Review Commission, as U.S. represen-
tative, and on the President's Task Force on Per-
sonnel for State and Local Governments. From 1941
to 1948 he was Editor of Public Personnel Review.
He was chosen by the Ford Foundation in 1964 to
make a tour of several countries whose official
language is English to determine the feasibility of
establishing seminars similar to those conducted by
Brookings' Advanced Study Program.
He claims to have hobbies-freshwater fishing and
contract bridge-but it is difficult to see when he
pursues them. His career seems to indicate that he is
most fond of working.
LC CLAIMS BOOMERANG CHAMPION
F. Kurt Cylke, Executive Secretary of the Federal
Library Committee, was a victorious participant in
the National Boomerang Competition held on June
The competition was the final segment of the
Smithsonian Institution Boomerang Workshop, an
annual three-day event held on successive Sundays in
June. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates, the
workshop focuses on the history and development of
the boomerang. Participants view films, attend a
workshop for instruction in making and throwing the
boomerang, and finally compete using the boomer-
angs they have made.
Mr. Cylke, a left-handed boomeranger, placed third
in the Adult Competition and, with his son Kurt Jr.,
8, and his daughter Mandy, 7, placed third in the
Family Competition. The prize-a championship
model boomerang-was awarded Mr. Cylke by an
official of the Australian Embassy who remarked at
the presentation that "it is unusual for a left-handed
boomerang thrower to do so well."
Clarence E. Brown, Senior Lieutenant with the
Special Police Force, retired on June 25 after more
than 44 years of Federal service.
Upon his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps in
1948, Senior Lieutenant Brown was appointed to the
position of Private with the Library of Congress
Guard Division (now the Special Police Force). He
was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on August 4,
1953, to Lieutenant on April 20, 1959, and to Senior
Lieutenant on December 26, 1960. For further infor-
mation on Mr. Brown's career, see the LC Informa-
tion Bulletin, July 5, 1968, p. 359.
Senior Lieutenant Brown will be remembered as a
highly able officer devoted to duty. As a token of
their esteem, his friends presented him with a purse
upon his retirement.
Two employees from the Office of the Architect of
the Capitol, who worked for the Library's Engineer
Force for 34 years retired on June 30. Edward L. Ay,
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Head of the Engineer Force, and Robert H. Greaves,
Foreman of the Air Conditioning Department, were
honored by friends and colleagues at a retirement
reception in the Whittall Pavilion on June 30.
Mr. Ay began his Library career with contract work
as a Steamfitter-Helper on the Library Annex Build-
ing and the Supreme Court. On the completion of the
Annex Building, in 1938, he joined the staff of the
Architect of the Capitol in the Library as a Mechanic
in the Air Conditioning Department. In 1942, he was
appointed Foreman of the Air Conditioning Depart-
ment, and served in that capacity until 1959, when he
Benjamin F. Markert, Coordinating Engineer in the Office of the Architect
of the Capitol, Mr. and Mrs. Ay, and Mr. Greaves at ceremonies in the
Whittall Pavilion marking the retirement of Mr. Ay and Mr. Greaies.
was appointed Head of the Engineer Force with
responsibility for the maintenance of both buildings.
Mr. Ay has worked closely with department heads
and division chiefs throughout the Library and has
become well known to nearly all Library personnel
because of the many constructional changes and addi-
tions which took place in his tenure. He was involved
in the change over from direct current to alternate
current in both buildings, the installation of the air
conditioning system in the Main Building, remodeling
of air conditioning equipment in the Annex to utilize
the Capitol Power Plant chill water system, installa-
tion of two-book carrier systems, the Capitol book
carrier, cleaning of the exterior of the Main Building.
the installation of a birdproofing system, the expan-
sion of the cafeteria, and the many office and divi-
sional moves such as Card Division to the Navy Yard.
and probably the most remembered-the complete
renovation of the Main Reading Room. Throughout
all these seemingly impossible conditions and
demands, Mr. Ay showed a never ending reservoir of
patience and good humor, and this will surely he
In the near future, Mr. Ay and his wife. Betty. plan
to make their home in Florida.
Mr. Greaves started as a Mechanic in the Library Air
Conditioning Department. In De-
cember 1942. he entered the U.S.
Army where he served in Africa
and Italy with the Allied Force
Headquarters until December
1945. He returned to his former
position and served in that capac-
ity until he was appointed Fore-
man of the Air Conditioning
Department. the position he
held at the time of retirement.
Graham P. Singer, Loan Refer-
ence Specialist in the Loan Divi-
sion's Loan Reference Section.
retired on June 30 after 31 vears
of Federal service. A native of
New York, Mr. Singer received
an A.B. degree from Columbia
University and attended the
School of Library Science at
Catholic University. Prior to
entering the service of the Li-
brary of Congress on April 8.
1941, he was employed as a
teacher and editor and in private
business. He served in the then
progressively responsible positions
he was detailed to the office of
Reading Room as a Reference
Reading Rooms in
until 1944, when
Assistant. He transferred to a similar position in the
Loan Division in 1946, where he was promoted
through the ranks of his section to the position of
Loan Reference Specialist in 1966.
Mr. Singer was well known for his intelligence.
scholarly attainments, thorough knowledge of the
publications of learned societies in the collections of
the Library, and his remarkable production.
Elizabeth K. Dunne, Chief of the Copyright Office
Cataloging Division retired on June 30, after over 25
years of Federal service.
July 21, 1972
A native of Orange, Mass., Mrs. Dunne earned her
B.A. degree cum laude at New York University and
her degree in library science at Columbia University.
She worked as a Cataloger at the New York Public
Library in 1938-1939 and then as managing editor of
the H. W. Wilson Company's Education Index in
1939-1943. From 1942 to 1946, she held the posi-
tion of Cataloger at the Hunter College Library.
Mrs. Dunne began her Library of Congress career in
October 1946 as a Cataloger in the Copyright Office.
She became Head of the Copyright Cataloging Divi-
sion's Miscellaneous Section in 1951 and Head of the
Book Section in 1961. She served as Assistant Chief
of the division since September 1966 and was pro-
moted in February 1968 to the position she held at
the time of her retirement.
Mrs. Dunne has worked in all phases of the opera-
tion of the Copyright Cataloging Division. She has
participated in the program for the general revision of
the copyright law and is the author of the revision
study on Deposit of Copyrighted Works as well as
co-author of the study on the Catalog of Copyright
Pauline W. Pero, Supervisory Library Technician in
the Certification and Sealing Unit of the Records
Section in the Copyright Office Service Division,
retired on June 30 after approximately 22 years of
Miss Pero began her Government career with the
U.S. Air Force in 1950 and in 1951 she joined the
Federal Trade Commission. In July 1953, she came to
the Copyright Office Cataloging Division as Adminis-
trative Secretary. Miss Pero helped establish in 1956 a
systematic control of all correspondence, memo-
randa, and related material pertinent to policy
matters affecting the Copyright Office. She was pro-
moted to Supervisor of the Subject File Unit in the
Materials Control Section, Service Division, in De-
cember 1956 and in January 1966 was promoted to
Supervisory Library Technician.
Mrs. Karin Melchior, Research Analyst in the
General Reference and Bibliography Division, retired
on June 30 after more than 20 years of service with
the Library, all in the Reference Department.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Melchior received a
B.A. degree from American University. In 1951, she
was appointed to a position in the then Air Informa-
tion Division of the Library. She joined the staff of
the former Defense Research Division in 1960 and
remained in that Division until assuming the position
from which she retired.
Marian D. Hall, Analyst in Industrial Organization
and Corporation Finance in the Economics Division
of the Congressional Research Service was presented a
30-year Federal Service Award pin on June 22 by
Lester S. Jayson, Director of the Service.
Miss Hall, a native of Brooklyn, was graduated
magna cum laude in 1940 from Brooklyn College,
where she was an economics major and was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa. She has since pursued graduate work
in economics at both the American University and
the University of Southern California. Miss Hall's
Government service began in 1942 in the War Depart-
ment, where she was a historian until she joined the
Department of Commerce as a Business Assistant in
1944. Moving to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the
Department of Labor in 1950, she served as a Busi-
ness Economist until 1953, when she became a Social
Science Program Analyst with the National Science
Foundation. She was appointed to the LRS
Economics Division as an Economic Analyst in 1957,
and has since served in progressively responsible posi-
tions in that division. Active in the American Associa-
tion of University Women, Miss Hall is also the author
of a number of articles published in government and
Harry Perry, Senior Specialist in Environmental
Policy in the Environmental Policy Division of CRS,
was presented his 30-year Federal Service Award pin
on June 22 by Mr. Jayson.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Perry received his
B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and
the M.S. in chemistry and chemical engineering from
the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Perry's Federal
service career dates from 1940 when he was
employed as a Chemist with the Bureau of Mines,
Department of the Interior. Following three years
with the U.S. Navy in World War II, he returned to
the Bureau of Mines in 1946 and from that year
served successively in a variety of positions of
increased responsibility, reaching the post of Director
of Coal Research in the Bureau of Mines in 1963. In
October 1967, he was appointed Mineral Resources
Research Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secre-
tary for Mineral Resources, Department of the
Interior. In this capacity, he was involved with re-
search and development relating to minerals and fuel
resources and environmental problems resulting from
their production and use. He also served as Secretary
to the Departmental Energy Policy Staff. Mr. Perry
won two Superior Performance Awards and in 1968
was presented with the Department's Distinguished
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Mr. Perry came to the Library in September 1970
and in his current position performs environmental
policy research studies and provides consultative
services regarding energy and environmental issues for
Members and Committees of Congress. Mr. Perry is
active in professional affairs, and has been a member
of numerous committees established to investigate
problems in his area of specialization. He is in
frequent demand as a lecturer and has contributed
widely to the literature of his field.
Grover S. Williams, Legislative Attorney in the
American Law Division of the Congressional Research
Service, was presented a 25-year Federal Service
Award pin on June 22 by Mr. Jayson.
A native of Slatesville, N.C., Mr. Williams attended
Wake Forest College where he earned his bachelor's
degree with a major in history and government.
Following military duty in the Army and the Mari-
time Service in World War II, he returned to Wake
Forest to study law and received his LL.B. degree in
1947. He was first appointed to the staff of the Li-
brary in 1944, serving v6ry briefly as an assistant in
the Serials Division. He resumed his career in the Li-
brary in 1947 as a Legal Indexer in the former State
Law Index Section of the Legislative Reference
Service. Late in 1947, he moved to the Law Library
as a Reference Desk Assistant.
Mr. Williams returned to the Legislative Reference
Service in 1952 where he was promoted to the posi-
tion of Legal Digester in the American
Law Division. Following a second pro-
motion in 1952 to a more responsible
legal digesting position, he became in
1957 a Legal Analyst in the American
Law Division. In 1966, he was promoted
to the position of Head of the Bill Digest
Section and Editor, Digest of Public
General Bills. In addition to serving as
Editor of the Bill Digest, he supervised
the work of the congressional documents,
committee witness index, voting records.
and other related research functions.
Transferring to the general research
section of the American Law Division in
August 1971, Mr. Williams, in his present
position, performs general analytical re-
search and provides counseling to other
divisions of the Service in connection
with their preparation of reports which
contain legal aspects or have legal ramifi-
cations. He is a member of the Federal and
District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Neal L. Boykin, Supervisor of Deposit Copies Unit.
in the Records Section of the Copyright Office
Service Division, was presented a 20-year Federal
Service Award pin on June 28 by Cicily P. Osteen.
Chief of the Service Division.
Mr. Boykin came to the Library in August 1958 as
a Library Assistant in the Service Division and later
became Supervisor of the Deposit Copies Unit, the
position he now holds. Before coming to the Copy-
right Office, Mr. Boykin was with the Bureau of the
Census as a Property and Supply Clerk.
Three Receive Incentive Awards
On June 8, Robert F. Murray and Gwendolyn S.
Nathan received Incentive Awards in ceremonies in
the Librarian's office; Clifton R. Johnson received an
Incentive Award on June 26.
Mr. Murray, a staff member in the Procurement and
Supply Division, was honored with an Incentive
Award plus a $300 cash award for his significant con-
tribution to the initiation and planning of the Li-
brary's Sickle Cell Anemia Education and Screening
Program. Mr. Murray's citation noted, "Your efforts
focused attention on this health program and your
participation in development of the program con-
tributed to more than 500 members of the staff being
either reassured or referred to private physicians or
appropriate clinics as a result of the program."
Miss Johnson of the Information Systems Office
Mr. Murray, the Librarian, and William Rossiter,
Chief of the Financial Management Office.
July 21, 1972
was recognized with an Incentive Award plus a $175
cash award for her superior job performance while
she was detailed to the Personnel Data File Project
during the period of September 1971 through Feb-
ruary 1972. In her citation. Miss Johnson was com-
Miss Nathan, Mr. Mtumford. Miss Johnson, and Felix P. Kra
Management A nal'st in the Administrative Departm
mended for displaying "unusual competence in the
quality and quantity of work and in meeting difficult
production deadlines" as Team Leader of the clerical
task force that collected data for the project.
Miss Nathan. another member of the Information
Systems Office staff detailed to the Personnel Data
File Project. received an Incentive Award plus $175
cash award for her "performance of duties ... in a
manner which substantially exceeds normal require-
ments and displaying unusual competence as a data
collection and input clerk" on the project. Miss
Nathan was recognized as a "most productive and
accurate keyer on the PDF project."
Elmer W. Shaw, a staff member in the Environ-
mental Policy Division of the Congressional Research
Service, was noted in the May 24 issue of the Con-
gressional Record for his poem "Skylines of Alaska,"
which was reprinted on p. S 8362. Mr. Shaw, a native
of Alaska, was a Forester with the Bureau of Land
Management in Anchorage at the time the poem was
written in 1965. "Skylines of Alaska" was used by
the Alaska Centennial Commission in a long-play
recording produced by the Columbia Recording Corp.
in 1967. Mr. Shaw has received many awards for his
Sarah Leslie Wallace, Librar)
of Congress Publications Office,
spoke on "Inspiration for the
Future" at the closing luncheon
of the 5th annual conference of
the Church and Synagogue Li-
brary Association meeting on
June 19. The three-day event,
held at the new Baltimore
County Campus of the Univer-
sity of Maryland, was designed
to assist members and interested
persons in organizing and
developing effective religious li-
brary service for local congrega-
Church libraries form the most
rapidly growing group within the
profession, according to The
Encyclopedia of Library and
Information Science, Vol. 4,
which states there are estimated
oyeski, Jr., to be about 40,000 church li-
ent. braries in the United States. The
Church and Synagogue Library
Association was formed to encourage and aid these
libraries in providing improved services. Membership
extends into most states and several countries. It is
open to volunteer and professional librarians, minis-
ters, rabbis, publishers, and all interested persons.
David A. Smith, Principal Catalog Editor of the
National Union Catalog Publication Project, was
appointed Assistant Head of the Project effective
Mr. Smith received his bachelor's degree from
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., in 1959 and his
master's degree in library science from the University
of Illinois in 1961. After having been an Intern and
Cataloger at the National Library of Medicine, he
came to the Library of Congress in 1963 as a Cata-
loger in the Serial Section of the Descriptive Cata-
loging Division. From 1965 to 1966, Mr. Smith
served as a Cataloger in the English Language Section
of the Descriptive Cataloging Division, and from 1966
to 1967, as Assistant Section Head and Supervisor of
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the Cataloging Unit of the English Language Section
of the Shared Cataloging Division. In 1967, he was
promoted to Associate Catalog Editor in the National
Union Catalog Publication Project. Since 1969 he has
been Principal Catalog Editor of the Project.
Mr. Smith is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi
Mu, and the American Library Association.
Appointments: David L. Arbogast, deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, 4-600; Carlos R. Cardenas, clerk-typist, GS-4, Card,
2915; Richard C. Ehlke, legal analyst, GS-11, CRS A, 2707;
Paul Hoshovsky, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, 10-200; Diane
M. Meehan, clerk, GS-1, Cop Cat, NP; Josephus Nelson, li-
brarian, GS-9, CRS C, 2499; Jimmie L., Owens, laborer,
WG-3, Bldg Mgmt, 100-4; Natalie G. Perry, clerk-typist, GS-1,
Cop Serv, NP; Caterina Rinaldi, shelfister trainee, GS-5, Subj
Cat, 2850; Harold A. Shaffer II, cataloger, GS-9, Share Cat,
2745; Sara Stevens Stewart,'assistant editor of catalog publi-
cations, GT-9, Cat Publ, 2849; Reia S. Tolliver, cierk-typist,-
GT-3, Photodup, 2-100; Michael W. Walker, mail clerk. GS-4.
CS, 2986; Janet M. White, publications clerk, GS-3, Cop Cat.'
Reappointments: Della R. Coulter, clerk-typist. GS-4
Preserv, 2877; Sherry M. Danley, card drawing clerk. GS-4,
Card, 2832; Edward Jeffries; mail clerk, GS4, CS. 2986.
Promotions: Linus P. Beck, to shipment clerk, GS-5, CS,
2920; George B. Bogounoff, to review and selection
specialist, GS-11, FRD, NP; Harold S. Boyd, Share Cat, to
assistant editor of catalog publications, GT-9, Cat Publ, 2849;
Dorothy M. Coley, to assistant editor of catalog publications,
GT-7, Cat Publ, 2849; Garnett Crossley, to senior reference
librarian, GS-9, FRD, NP; James E. Glover, to card processing
revisor, GS-6, Card, 2806; Donald L. Green, to analyst in
international relations, GS-9, CRS F, 2883; Byron E. Harris,
to invoice examiner, GS4, Ord, 2735; Jean" E. Perkins, to
research assistant, GS-5, FRD, NP; Arthur John Rynearson.
to foreign affairs analyst, GS-7, CRS F, 2879; Dagnija A.
Sterste, to foreign affairs analyst, GS-7, CRS F, 2879; Gail S.
Teamer, to assistant editor of catalog publications. GT-7, Cat
Publ, 2849; Ellen B. Yaffa. Subj Cat, to social science
analyst, GS-7, CRS Ed, 2693.
Transfer: Charles W Tollefsen, Jr.. Ser, to invoice
examiner, GS-4. Ord. 2735.
Resignations: Mary 'G. Akguner, Cat Publ: Cecelia L.
Brame. Card; George D. Brown. Cat Mgmt: Donald L. Byrd.
Card: Steven Cosh. CS: Marie M. Doxie. CRS E: Pearl E.
Farmer, Cat Mgml; Shirley M. Ferguson. CRS A: Stephanie P.
Hackett. Phorodup: Patricia L. Kelley, Subj Cat; Sandra D.
Scales. Cop Serv.
The WRA Choral Society will present a concert for
the Summer in the Parks Program sponsored by the
D.C. Department of Recreation at Seward Square
between 4th and 6th St. on Pennsylania Ave., S.E.,
on August 3 at 7:30 p.m. A program of show tunes
and original satirical numbers is planned.
James Scala and Kathy Alderson were married on
June 24 at St. Ignatius Church in Temple Hills, Md.
Mr. Scala is a Reference Assistant in the Union Cata-
log and International Organizations Reference Sec-
tion of the General Reference and Bibliography
Division and Mrs. Scala is a secretary with the Naval
Skip and Cleo Mabry are the parents of a daughter,
Selena, born on Friday. June 30, at Cifritz Hospital.
Mrs. Mabry is an Editorial Assistant in the Science
and Technology Division.
ISO SPONSORS AUTOMATION SEMINARS
The Information Systems Office (ISO) held a Pre-
Photocomposition Insert Program Class on June 5,
which was conducted by Randy Harris of Automated
Systems Corp. The class was intended to familiarize
prospective users of the program with its capabilities
and uiser requirements. The program provides an
interface between data bases in the MARC and library
formats and the Master Typography Program so that
data can be formatted, typeset, and printed at the
Government Printing Office.
ISO sponsored an automation seminar on Source
Data Automation Technology on June 6. The seminar
was conducted by Mrs. Romayne L. Potosky of the
National Archives and Records Service who defined
Source Data Automation (SDA) and discussed the
problem of selecting the right device for a specific
application. Mrs. Potosky emphasized the importance
of automating data at the source as a by-product of
On June 14. ISO conducted a Decision Logic Table
Workshop as a function of the Automation Training
Program. The workshop was led by Susan S. Marine
of ISO who presented principles and techniques in
the use of decision tables. Miss Marine discussed the
elements of a decision logic table, conversion of a
flow chart to a decision logic table, and the advan-
tages and disadvantages of their use in management.
communications, analysis, and programming.
An automation sein:nar on Film Optical Sensing
Device for Input to Computers (FOSDIC): The
July 21, 1972
Original Computer Input Microfilm was held on June
15 and was conducted by Masey Volk of the Bureau
of the Census. Mr. Volk briefly traced the problems
of handling historical data from the first U.S. census
taken in 1790 to the 1970 census. He discussed the
available camera equipment and paper feeders as well
as the general area of electronic scanning technology
which is the basis for the development of FOSDIC.
Another automation training course, CICS Pro-
gramming Workshop: ALC, PL/I and COBOL, was
conducted by Charlene Woody of ISO on June 19.
Miss Woody was assisted by D. Lee Power in the
workshop coding exercises. The workshop introduced
programmers and analysts to CICS system concepts
and coding techniques.
On June 20, a seminar held as part of the Automa-
tion Training Program presented a report on the
GUIDE #34 Meeting. Among the topics discussed
were the GUIDE #34 Meeting, by H. Tom Littlejohn,
ISO, and James Graber, MARC; Computers and Infor-
mation Processing Vocabulary-Paris Meeting, by
Theodore E. Leach, ISO; the Spring Joint Computer
Conference, by John R. Brightman, ISO; and
Efficient Data Base Structures, by Mr. Littlejohn.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and
Brunei. Vol. 7, No. 4. April 1972. (pp. 86-115.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Field Director, Library of Congress Office,
American Embassy, APO San Francisco 96356.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 5. May
1972. (pp. 99-130.) 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.
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 11, No. 4. April
1972. (pp. 26-33.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
The Rare Book Division: A Guide to Its Collections
and Services. Revised edition, second printing. 1965.
(viii, 51 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402, at 75 cents a copy (LC 23.2:G93/965).
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs
of the Library of Congress. January-December 1971.
Supplement to the 7th edition. (283 p.) With an
appendix of Subject Headings for Children's Litera-
ture. Supplement to January 1972. (7 p.) 1972. For
sale by the Card Division, Library of Congress. Navy
Yard Annex, Washingion, D.C. 20541, at $15 a year.
For 1972. the supplements to the 7th edition of
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of
the Library of Congress will be published quarterly,
with the first issue containing the subject headings for
January through March and the three succeeding
issues appearing as cumulations. The subscription
price for the four quarterly 1972 issues is $30.
New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress Photoduplication Service has made available on
microfilm the transcripts of the debates and registers
of the Bundestag of the German Federal Republic
(Item 1), and also as a separate set (Item 2), the
supplementary material ("Anlagen") to the tran-
Item 1 consists of documents of the lower house of i
the West German Parliament, including the indexes,
which form an indispensable source for research on
the history, politics, and government of postwar
Germany. Item 1 sells for $235 for 21 reels of posi-
tive microfilm of Vols. 1-49, and for $115 for 6 reels
for Vols. 50-61. Vols. 62-72 will be filmed on a
cooperative basis if other libraries are interested; the
cost of positive microfilm is estimated at $197.
Item 2 is made up of daily documents such as legis-
lative reports, reports of committees, reports of party -
groups on various matters, answers of Federal
ministers to questions, reports of the action of the
Bundestag in reference to legislation, and so forth.
Item 2 sells for $740 for 52 reels of positive micro- V
film of Vols. 1-75, and for $450 for 22 reels for Vols.
76-112. Vols. 113-145 will be filmed on a cooperative
basis if other libraries are interested; the cost of posi-
tive microfilm is estimated at $435.
Inquiries, purchase orders, or letters of intent per-
taining to the above microfilm publications should be
addressed to the Library of Congress, Photoduplica-
tion Service, Department C-68, Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress has also completed the
microfilming of the Cairo Press Review, which is pub-
lished daily by the Middle East News Agency in Cairo
and which contains, in English, major news items
appearing in the Egyptian press with full and
summary translations of newspaper articles. A posi-
tive microfilm copy of the Review for May 1,
1963-June 1970 is available on 96 reels at the cost of
$2,040 from the Library of Congress, Photoduplica-
tion Service, Department C-9.
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LC Information Bulletin
Press Releases: No. 72-50 (July 10) Library of Congress
Congressional Research Service announces pilot series of
seminars on public policy issues for Members of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 213-12, page 2 (June
29) reflected a change in the organizational and functions of
the Subject Cataloging Division, Processing Department; No.
2014-5, page 2 (June 29) concerned Inauguration Day as a
holiday; No. 2015-16, page 4 (July 6) clarified the collection
of fees by Library staff members while on jury duty; No.
2018-2 (July 7) redefined the Library's occupational health
program; No. 218-1 (July 12) updated the membership of the
Special Announcements: No. 491 (July 7) announced the
appointment of William Matheson as Chief of the Rare Book
Division; No. 492 (July 7) informed the staff of the deaths of
Mr. and Mrs. Werner B. Ellinger.
NIEW REFERENCE BOOKS
A Guide to Research and Reference Works on Sub-
Saharan Africa, edited by Peter Duignan (Stanford,
Calif., Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University,
1972. 1102 p.) has been issued as No. 46 in the
Hoover Institution Bibliographical Series. This publi-
cation is designed to serve the needs of both librarians
and students of African affairs by providing informa-
tion about "African library and archival materials
important in reference, research, and teaching."
The Guide, in preparation over a period of six
years, was compiled by Helen F. Conover, a former
member of the African Section, Library of Congress,
and Mr. Duignan, assisted by staff of the Hoover
Institution. According to the 'prefatory note, its
S"basic organization and some modified entries derive
S from Miss Conover's Africa South of the Sahara: A
Selected, Annotated List of Writings (1963)," issued
by the Library of Congress and now out of print.
Both publications include a subject guide to Africa in
general and a bibliography of works on the former
colonial jurisdictions, the regions, and the individual
countries of Africa; however, the newer work has two
additional features-a guide to research organizations,
libraries, archives, publishers, and booksellers with
special interest in Africa, and a bibliography of bibli-
ographies on Africa in general. The Guide has 3,127
numbered entries, many annotations, and numerous
references to additional sources of information. Most
citations are to materials in European languages, with
the exception of a few Arabic and Afrikaans language
titles. The emphasis seems to be on works published
in the 1950's and 1960's, but there are also references
to some earlier studies and a few issued in 1970.
There is an extensive index to authors, editors, com-
pilers, titles, subjects, and geographic areas.
The Guide is for sale in both hard cover (S19.50)
and paperback ($8.95) editions. Copies are available
for consultation in the African Section, General
Reference and Bibliography Division.
[Mildred G. Balima]
Who Makes the Decisions? was prepared by the
League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Washington
(Washington, League of Women Voters Education
Fund, 1970. 52 p. JK2725 1970. L4), and has been
added to the Main Reading Room reference collec-
tion. The work describes the structures of the govern-
ments of the District of Columbia and the cities and
counties of Maryland and Virginia which make up the
Washington Metropolitan area. It goes on to discuss
basic governmental services in such areas as planning,
transportation, housing, public safety, and health.
and to indicate the local and regional agencies and
programs responsible for providing these services. A
listing and description of regional decision-making
agencies and a discussion of the Metropolitan Wash-
ington Council of Governments are provided. The
work includes a bibliography. The Library's general
collections include similar works covering other parts
of the country prepared by local Leagues of Women
Voters. [David Kresh]
Harold F. Guilland's Early American Folk Pottery
(Philadelphia, Chilton Book Co., 1971. 321 p.
NK4006.G8 1971) is intended as a reference manual
for use in identifying and determining the uses of
early American folk pottery. A broad view of the folk
tradition in American pottery prefaces a collection of
several hundred plates selected from the National
Gallery of Art's Index of American Design. Each
plate is accompanied by a brief documentary descrip-
tion of the pot depicted in the illustration and,
wherever possible, by a discussion of its uses. Mr.
Guilland's book is completed by an extensive bibli-
ography and a detailed index. A copy of the work is
in the Main Reading Room reference collection.
[Evelyn Timberlake Fitz]
Vol. 31, No. 29
July 21, 1972
ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Chicago, Ill., June 25-July 1, 1972
CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIVISION
PRECONFERENCE. JUNE 24
A one-day workshop. "Children's Books in a
Changing World." was sponsored by the American
Library Association-Children's Books Council Joint
Committee to explore "the radical changes in life
styles for today's children and whether, historically,
children's books have reflected the current life style,
while, traditionally, adult selection of books for
children has failed to recognize changes in the con-
temporary scene." The conference emphasized the
necessity of accepting cultural diversity without using
stereotypes, of acknowledging the validity of "black
language" and other speech patterns, and of meeting
the need for books that enable children of different
backgrounds to appreciate their heritage.
Three morning speakers and their topics were Mrs.
Nida Thomas, Director of the Office of Equal Educa-
tion. State of New Jersey Department of Education,
"Out of the Melting Pot"; Kenneth Goodman,
Director of Reading Miscue Research, Wayne State
University, "Up-tight Ain't Right"; and Frank
McLaughlin. Associate Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson
University and Editor of Media & Methods, "Kids,
Kulture. and Konsumptiion."
Afternoon group discussions concentrated on three
subjects: "Awareness of Group Sensitivities," "Con-
cepts of Language," and the "Impact of Other Media
on Children and Their Literature." Group leaders and
consultants represented the library, the writer, and
the publisher. Among these were Margaret McElderry,
Virginia Hamilton, Spencer Shaw, Carolyn Field,
Connie Epstein. John Ernst, Zilpha Snyder, Sophie
Silberberg, Rebecca Caudill, George Nicholson, June
Jordan, and Eve Merriam.
A lively evening session was provided by Ann
Kalkhoff of the Brooklyn Public Library whose talk
on "Innocent Children or Innocent Librarians"
sought to shatter the "innocence" of the librarian,
and Sheila A. Egoff of the School of Librarianship,
University of British Columbia, who countered that
speech with her own "If That Don't Do No Good,
That Won't Do No Harm: The Uses and Dangers of
Mediocrity in Children's Reading."
[ Virginia Haviland and Margaret N. Coughlan]
U.S. BOOK EXCHANGE INC. ANNUAL MEET ING
David Kaser, President and Chairman of the Board
of the U.S. Book Exchange, Inc., conducted an infor-
mation meeting of the USBE in conjunction with the
Annual ALA Conference on Sunday, June 25. The
meeting reviewed existing operations, highlighted past
activity, and addressed possible future activity.
Alice Dulaney Ball, USBE Executive Director,
commented upon current work programs following a
multimedia review. She noted that four million
periodical issues in stock are replenished by 8,000
items each day. Further, she noted that more than
100,000 books and documents are on call by partici-
pating libraries. Miss Ball indicated that libraries
could place orders through want lists of any format.
including computer printouts, requests on 3 x 5 cards
or order slips, Telex, orders from USBE lists of
available material sent each month covering a part of
the titles on hand, and selection in person from the
Jack Dalton, Director of the Library Development
Center and retired Dean of the School of Library
Service at Columbia University, presented a light, yet
detailed, history of USBE activity from the concept
of an exchange center in 1872, through the American
Book Center in the 1940's, to the present.
Edwin Castagna, Director of the Enoch Pratt Free
Library and Chairman of the Special Advisory Com-
mittee on USBE Approach to Funding Agencies.
spoke of possible future work programs. Mr. Castagna
saw USBE as a prime source for filling serial gaps, a
good source for obtaining government documents,
and as a competent brokerage agency. He discussed
the possibilities of assisting black colleges to build
collections and aiding inner city and small private
academic institutions as well as developing countries
throughout the world.
The USBE charter is broad enough to permit
involvement in new technological and "political"
developments. Mr. Castagna theorized on possible
USBE participation in UNISIST arrangements and in
"a copyright administrative center" which could
monitor the provision of paid copies of serial articles.
A spirited question and answer period followed
with in-depth discussions of expansion problems,
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credit plans, and the involvement of state library
associations in USBE activity. [ Frank Kurt Cylke]
CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIVISION
At the division meeting on Monday morning, June
26, the usual discussion of division reports and
business was pleasantly interrupted by Mrs. Frances
Clarke Sayers' provocative look at the division's
history since its founding in 1900. She suggested that
the division honor Anne Carroll Moore, their first
chairman, by an appropriate award, such as one for
critical writing. Mrs. Sayers paid further tribute to
Miss Moore as an extraordinary person of great vision,
a major critic whom no one has equalled, and one
who was active on behalf of minority groups and
international interests. Mrs. Sayers' Anne Carroll
Moore was recently published (Atheneum/Margaret
K. McElderry Books).
The 1972 Mildred L. Batchelder Award-given to
an American publisher of a translated children's book
considered to be the year's most outstanding of those
first published in a foreign language and in a foreign
country-was presented to Holt, Rinehart and
Winston for Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter, trans-
lated from the German by Edith Crowell.
The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship was awarded
to Margie Ann Knoedel of Iowa City, Iowa, who will
attend the University of Michigan School of Library
Science. [ Virginia Haviland]
RTSD CCS AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA IN LIBRARIES
COMMITTEE (AD HOC)
At a meeting on June 26 chaired by David
Remington, miscellaneous topics regarding nonbook
material were discussed, including the effect of the
new copyright law on the deposit of sound
recordings, the bibliographic control of recordings in
various forms, the continued need for standardization
of cataloging rules, the possibility of extending the
Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program to cover
films and other media, and the possibility of assigning
international standard numbers of nonbook media,
the suggestion being made that these numbers be used
in lieu of Library of Congress card numbers.
The Library of Congress representative on the com-
mittee announced that in response to the committee's
recommendation a year ago, the Library had
expanded its film card program to cover sets of slides
and transparencies, and that Library of Congress class
numbers and subject headings for children's literature
have been included on the printed cards since the first
of the year. The committee expressed the hope that
an expanded card program for tape recordings and
cassettes, especially for nonmusic material, could be
initiated, using data sheets submitted by producers
for those materials not in the Library of Congress
In conjunction with the discussion of the extension
of the CIP program to cover nonbook materials, the
problems of placing eye-readable bibliographic data
on tapes and their containers, as well as on films and
filmstrips, was discussed. The failure of the American
Library Association to develop an approved glossary
was deplored, largely because the need for agreement
on terminology is basic to the development of badly
needed cataloging standards.
The committee agreed that there was enough work
to be done to merit the recommendation that the
committee be continued for another year.
LIBRARY RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE
The theme of the Monday meeting, "Is There a
Need for a Journal of Library Research?" was used as
a research problem and the three reports were them-
selves demonstrations of research techniques. Ernest
R. DeProspo, Rutgers University, presented "The
Present Status of Research in the Field of Library
Science." His principal finding was that the present
status of library research is so low that it makes the
question of a new journal largely irrelevant. The com-
munications gap between the library researcher and
the library policy maker is in part the fault of
research which is still narrow or heavily deductive.
The library researcher is, in short, not practical
enough for policy decision making but not scholarly
enough for full acceptance in academic circles. Mr.
DeProspo urged library researchers to focus attention
on areas most appropriate for and needful of
research, to adopt a more open, honest, and realistic
approach, and to find better ways of "selling" their
product to library policy makers.
William McGrath, Syracuse University, estimated
the amount of research required to fill a new journal
and examined three sources of presently unpublished
research. These sources were ERIC/CLIS. research
papers rejected by editors of journals but considered
publishable, and research projects listed in
Wasserman's Library and Information Science Today.
His conclusion was that potentially available research
material is adequate for a new journal provided the
articles are editorially acceptable.
Ruth M. Katz, Rutgers University, and Lee W.
July 21, 1972
Finks, Emory University, used the questionnaire
method to survey the needs of consumers of library
research The major limitation of their report, pre-
sented by Ms. Katz, was that the questionnaire had
been addressed only to members of the Library
Education Division and the Library Research Round
Table. The correlation between Mr. DeProspo's
findings on the status of library research and those
from this sample of library researchers and educators
is too close for comfort. Katz and Finks found that
"almost three quarters of the respondents (70 per-
cent) had a high regard for research in the sciences,
but less than one quarter had high regard for research
in behavioral and social sciences and less than 10 per-
cent had a high regard for research in librarianship."
In a summary of the meeting, Josh Smith,
ERIC/CLIS, stressed the need for better quality con-
trol of the research papers published and suggested
that some fugitive reports should remain fugitive.
ACRL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The highlight of the meeting on Monday afternoon
was the approval by the membership of the "Joint
Statement on Faculty Status of College and Univer-
sity Librarians" as negotiated by representatives from
the Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL). the Association of American Colleges
(AAC), and the American Association of University
Professors (AAUP). The statement was attacked
vigorously on the omission of reference to the AC RL
standards, a more specific statement adopted last year
at Dallas. The lack of such a reference and the general
wording of the joint statement was thought to leave
open possible discrimination against technical services
librarians. One speaker objected to the statement in
toto. It was his contention that academic librarians
should seek only faculty support and not academic
status, titles, and so forth.
Stuart Forth, University of Kentucky, spoke com-
pellingly in defense of the joint statement as the
fruition of years of effort on the part of ACRL and
pointed out the reality of ACRL's need for the
support of AAUP and AAC. Robert Van Waes,
Associate Secretary of AAUP, stated the association's
traditional preference for statements of general
principles as being more effective in securing institu-
tional cooperation than specific definitions which
could not be implemented at individual institutions.
He also disclaimed any intention of prejudice against
technical service librarians.
Burton Lamkin, Associate Commissioner, Bureau
of Libraries and Educational Technology, U.S. ()I lil
of Education, outlined the implications of current
legislation for academic libraries and described rhl..
Bureau's new programs. He listed the priorities for
fiscal year 1973 as (1) recruitment and trainin.', f
minorities, (2) resources utilizatiin for total com-
munity impact, (3) technical assistance to new insti-
tutions (for example, community colleges, black
colleges, and "Right to Read" programs), (4) lhbra',
cooperation, (5) communications, primarily as based
on the contract with Florida State University for
leadership training institutes and other meetings to be
held in Washington, and (6) support of regional pro-
gram officers in expanding programs to include post-
Joseph H. Reason, Howard University, presided at
the meeting. Russell Shank, Smithsonian Institution
is the incoming President and Norman E. Tanis, San
Fernando Valley State College, is the newly elected
Vice President/President-Elect. [ Edith Scott]
ACLO/PLA JOINT MEETING
The Association of Cooperative Library Organiza-
tion (ACLO) and the ALA Public Library Association
held their joint meeting on Monday, June 26, at the
Maryann Duggan, Office Director, Southwestern
Library Interstate Cooperative Endeavor (SLICE),
demonstrated a "networking game" designed to
stimulate a behavorial response to identified prob-
lems. The large group "played" at being nodes with
spokesmen reflecting subgroup reactions to inter-
library information and loan requests.
Following the program, the ACLO business meeting
was directed by Ronald F. Miller. Officers elected for
the 1972-1973 term included Glynn Evans, President,
Phoebe F. Hayes, Secretary/Treasurer; Darrell Lemke,
Vice President; and Marion L. Simmons and Dorothy
Kittel, members of the Board. [Frank Kurt Cylke]
ACRL RARE BOOKS AND
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of tlld
Association of College and Research Libraries met on
June 26. Chairman Lee Ash presided and opened the
session with a report of a successful preconference
institute in 1972 and of plans for the 1973 preconfer-
ence institute to be held in Los Angeles. He
announced that the new officers of the section
Howard L. Applegate, Balch Institute, Chairman
Ruth Salisbury, George Arents Research Library,
Syracuse University, Vice Chairman. Chairman-Elecl
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and Richard S. Wormser, Rare Book Dealer, Member-
Beryl Rowland, York University, presented a lively
and revealing account of her adventures as a Chaucer
scholar in a paper on "Insight and Hindsight:
Searching Libraries for the Blind Beasts of Chaucer's
Animal World." She related her experiences in
attempting to determine the sources and meaning of
the beasts to which Chaucer alluded in his work. As a
city man who was no outdoorsman, Chaucer drew his
information about animals from literary sources and
tended to give them man-like characteristics. Pro-
fessor Rowland's search took her to such far-flung
places as the Bibliothaque Nationale in Paris, the
British Museum, and the libraries of the principal
Canadian universities; in the course of her work she
encountered many interesting scholars and enter-
taining human eccentricities.
The second portion of the program centered
around an inventory of "Black History Resources in
the Midwest," prepared and presented by Charles
Shetler, State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Many
such resources are to be found in the Chicago area,
where the Newberry Library, the University of
Chicago. the Center for Research Libraries, and
museums have substantial collections that include
everything from phonodiscs and tapes, manuscript
collections on slavery, and papers on urban com-
munity leagues to newspaper holdings. Many univer-
sities and colleges in nearby states and the deposi-
tories of Federal, State, and local groups and
movements, including those that were gathered under
the WPA, also furnish a wealth of pertinent source
material. Mr. Shelter was urged to make the infor-
mation that he had gathered available in some printed
form so that this survey could be made more widely
accessible. [Mary Ellis Kahler]
GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS ROUNDTABLE
The turnout at the organizational meeting of the
new Government Documents Round Table on
Monday exceeded all expectations and the group
which was scheduled to meet in a room with a seating
capacity of 175 was forced to move hastily into the
Great Hall of the Pick-Congress Hotel. Approximately
500 documents librarians and other interested
observers gathered for ceremonies to launch the new
Round Table. Presiding was Acting Coordinator
Bernadme E. Hoduski, the guiding spirit and coordi-
nator of the SRRT Task Force on Government Publi-
cations which, earlier the same day, had voted itself
out of existence.
Mrs. Hoduski reviewed the history and the
accomplishments of the Task Force and said the chief
purpose of the successor group would be to establish
communications among all individuals concerned
with documents. After copies of the proposed con-
stitution were distributed, Mrs. Hoduski presided over
the election of officers, with the following results:
Coordinator, Mrs. Hoduski, Environmental Protection
Agency Library, Kansas City, Mo.; Assistant Coordi-
nator, Anthony W. Miele, Illinois State Library;
Secretary, Geneva Finn, Illinois State Library; and
Treasurer, Eugene Malkowski, Social Security
Administration Library, Baltimore, Md.
The component task forces of the Round Table
held separate meetings on Wednesday, June 28, to
organize and plan future programs, and elected the
following coordinators: Federal Documents Task
Force, James Rothenberger, University of California,
Riverside; State Documents Task Force, Dallas
Shaffer, Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln;
Local Documents Task Force, William Smith,
National League of Cities, Washington, D.C.; Inter-
national Documents Task Force, Mina Pease, Penn-
sylvania State University; Microforms Task Force, C.
B. Stout, McKinley Memorial Library, Niles, Ohio;
and Task Force on the Administration and Organiza-
tion of Documents Collections, John Bell, Northern
Illinois University, DeKalb.
Mrs. Hoduski later announced that the Round
Table hopes to publish a quarterly newsletter.
About 100 librarians gathered in the Plaza Room of
the Pick-Congress Hotel on June 26 to hear a report
on the current status of the National Program for
Acquisitions and Cataloging (NPAC). Edmond L.
Applebaum, Assistant Director for Acquisitions and
Overseas Operations of the Processing Department,
Library of Congress discussed briefly the program's
recent highlights, many of which had been described
in NPAC Progress Report, No. 14, issued in early
Arrangement of the NPAC depository sets of all
currently printed LC catalog cards was again a topic
of great interest to the representatives present. The
possibility was mentioned of distributing the daily
sets unarranged, except by first letter, which would
save up to five days of the Card Division's processing
time. Very few libraries showed interest in a random
arrangement; most preferred to continue receiving the
sets arranged either by title or main entry. It was
June 21, 1972
agreed thia another questionnaire would be
dlihmhlled dtiriiig July with three options-main
entry .i1i.llge'mel. title .ir.imngeImei i. or random
.ar i .iI 'm 'i le i .
Some I ii.ilie' now usilng MARC tapes for their first
searches commented lint the arrangeiment of the
depository sets is no longer as important as it was.
Several representatives felt that greater emphasis
should be given to those libraries which file all titles
and keep their files for a number of years as opposed
to those which file only certain categories or discard
cards from their files after a short period of time. One
participant reminded the group that they should keep
in mind the reasons why LC is distributing the
cards-to give LC reports of current acquisitions so
that LC can prepare cataloging rapidly under NPAC-
and that libraries should adapt the sets to their
individual needs onl\ after LC's needs under NPAC
have been fulfilled.
Mr. Applebaum reminded libraries of the impor-
tance of sending LC their statistics on cataloging
coverage. annual reports, and so on, to help the
Library evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Under the Higher Education Amendments of 1972,
the Libr.ri of Congress is now required to submit to
Congressional committees having legislative jurisdic-
tion over Title IIC and to the respective committees
on appropriations. an annual report evaluating the
results and effectiveness of acquisitions and catalog-
ing work done under NPAC. Cataloging statistics and
reports of dollar savings to other libraries will be very
helpful to LC in preparing this report.
There was considerable discussion about the
proposed policy to exclude from NPAC cataloging all
foreign language editions of art books once the
English language edition has been cataloged. This
proposal will be investigated and considered further
before a decision is made.
Mr. Applebaum also mentioned the value of title
delayed query (TDQ) reports and asked that libraries
send these separately from regular reports as LC tries
to give TDQ reports a higher priority. One representa-
tive inquired about the possibility of a type of TDQ
service for domestic imprints. Mr. Applebaum replied
that LC has been considering this, possibly on a
limited basis, depending upon funding and staff
availability. Participants would be notified if such a
service were to become possible.
Volunteers were requested to make presentations at
future meetings on the use of LC cataloging and
NPAC cards in other libraries. Libraries were also
enci'uraged to be in touch with LC on any questions
or comments rclp.i irn~ the NPAC pi', n1.1
N I-WI RY-CALDIECOTT AWARDS BANQUET
This year's Newhery-Caldecott Awards Banquet
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Newbery
Medal was held on Monday evening in the Inter-
national Ballroom of the Conrad hilton Hotel. Sara
Fenwick, President of the Children's Services
Division, presented as an extra matter of celebration
the winners of the 1972 international Hans Christian
Andersen awards-Scott O'Dell of the United States,
and Ib Spang Olsen of Denmark, both of whom were
Anne Izard, Chairman of the Newbery-Caldecott
Committee, announced the awards. The honor list of
illustrators were Janina Domanska, If All the Seas
Were One Sea (Macmillan); Tom Feelings. MAija
Means One (Dial); and Arnold Lobel, Hildilid's
Night (Macmillan). Caldecott Medal winner Nonnie
Hogrogian, author-illustrator of One Fine Day
(Macmillan), was cited for her second medal (the
first, in 1966, was awarded for Sorch Nic Leodhas's
Always Room for One More [Holt, Rinehart and
Winston]). She spoke simply and appreciatively of
the changes the earlier medal had made in her life as
an artist and of her dedication now to the creation of
"fewer and better" books.
Introduced as the Newbery honor winners were
Alan Eckert, Incident at Hawk's Hill (Little, Brown);
Virginia Hamilton, The Planet of Junior Brown
(Macmillan); Ursula Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan
(Atheneum); Zilpha K. Snyder, The Headless Cupid
(Atheneum); and Miska Miles. Annie and the Old One
Robert O'Brien, winner of the Newbery Medal for
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats ofNIMH (Atheneum). after
a few words of appreciation, turned to his editor Jean
Karl who read his acceptance speech, in which Mr.
O'Brien revealed his pleasure in creating books for
children, his philosophy and the raison d'etre of
choosing rats for heroes. [Margaret N. Coughlan]
The first Council session of the 91st Annual Con-
ference of the American Library Association was
convened on Tuesday morning, June 27, in the Inter-
national Ballroom of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, by the
Association's President. Keith Doms of the Philadel-
phia Free Public Library. After completion of
opening formalities, nine items were added to
LC Information Bulletin
Council's agenda, most of them being deferred to the
second Council session.
Promising a brief report from the Executive Board,
Mr. Doms observed that the Association's year had
been marked by successes in its opposition to
discrimination in employment and in its support of
intellectual freedom. He called attention to the
annual reports of the divisions as representing
essential components of ALA's activities. He charac-
terized the Association's financial condition as weak,
and observed that until it is improved, "ALA can
only stay in place." For other major concerns of the
Association, he referred to the Council's agenda for
the current Conference.
The retirement of David H. Clift as Executive
Director of the Association was noted by Mr. Doms,
who reported that the Executive Board had voted Mr.
Clift the status of Executive Director Emeritus at its
April meeting. He called attention to the tribute to
Mr. Clift's long and distinguished service contained in
the Festschrift Issue of American Libraries (July-
August 1972). The members greeted Mr. Clift with an
enthusiastic standing tribute.
Mr. Doms then introduced the Executive Director
Designate, Robert Wedgeworth, Rutgers University,
and editor of Library Resources and Technical
Services, who will take office on August 15. Mr.
Wedgeworth was cordially welcomed by the
The ALA President continued by noting ALA's
support of a class action suit filed on May 5 by
Everett Moore and others, challenging the California
Statute on library materials. Mr. Doms characterized
this as the "first action to make the Library Bill of
Rights a legal document."
Mr. Doms reported that Mr. Doiron had accepted
his termination as editor of Choice with the under-
standing that the question of editorial competence
had not been at issue but that the reasons for the
action were administrative. Mr. Doiron spoke briefly
from the floor to thank the Council and others for
In a resolution in memory of Verner W. Clapp, in-
troduced by Mrs. Marietta Daniels Shepard for the
Executive Board, the Association resolved "to
memorialize one of its most active and wisest
members, honored spokesman for the library pro-
fession, Verner W. Clapp, to mourn the loss of a
beloved friend and trusted colleague but to rejoice
that he walked our way for a half a century and
steadied our steps in turbulent as well as in calmer
The matter occupying the largest portion of
Council's time at the first session was the report of
the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, William D.
Murphy, Chairman. Amendments to give effect to the
reconstitution of Council voted at the Dallas confer-
ence in 1971 were prepared by the Committee and
adopted by Council at the 1972 Midwinter Meeting.
The amendments were brought to the Annual Confer-
ence for a second vote, preparatory to submission to
the Membership Meeting for ratification. A major
provision of the Dallas changes was to constitute the
following committees as Committees of Council-
Program Evaluation and Support (COPES), Organiza-
tion, Intellectual Freedom, International Relations.
Legislation, and Planning-and to provide that a
majority of the members of each of these committees
be councilors. One of the bodies affected by this
provision, the Intellectual Freedom Committee. in
study of the matter since the Midwinter Meeting, had
come to the conclusion that the bylaw did not carry
out the major intent of the reorganization, namely.
"to create a structure that will involve a larger
number of members in the programs and committee
work of the organization." A statement expressing
IFC's concern stimulated lengthy discussion, in which
IFC's position was endorsed by most of the ALA
division boards. A vote to recommit the amendment
was later rescinded, after which the proposed bylaw
on Committees of Council was amended to remove
the requirement of a majority of Councilors as
members. With this change the amendments to lhe
constitution and bylaws were passed.
The Committee on Accreditation report, presented
by the Chairman, F. William Summers. University of
South Carolina. proposed a set of standards to replace
those adopted in 1951 for the evaluation of programs
of library education leading to the tirst professional
degree. Amendments designed to reinlorce the
report's provisions supporting the position of
members of minority groups were adopted. Council
accepted the committee's recommendation that the
1972 standards be effective on Janujr\ 1. 1173. and
that the 1951 standards be rescinded effective June
30, 1972, in order to allow a period for receipt of the
first letters of intent from library schools desiring
visits under the new accreditation standards.
Acceptance at the 1972 Midwinter Meeting of the
report of the Library of Congiess Inquim Team was
followed by an instruction to the Staff Comnminee on
Mediation. Arbitration and Inquir (SCMAI) to
review action on the team's findings and to report 1o
Council at the 1972 Annual Conference and not later
July 21, ]'72
than the 1973 Midwinter meeting In his ex officio
capacity as chairman of SCMAI, Mr. Clih informed
Council that the Deputy Libr.rian of Conpress John
G. Lorenz. had volunteered to make a report on the
Library personnel program. and that the report had
been made available to SCMAI and to Council. The
sustained applause that followed Mr. Lorenz' presen-
tation suggested that the report had made a strongly
favorable impression on the Council and on the other
members present. (Mr. Lorenz' report was published
as an appendix to the LC Inftrniation Bulletin, July
7, pp A-107-108.)
Council next voted to accede to the request of
Harry M. Rowe, Jr., councilor of the California
Library Association, to withdraw the CIA resoultion
instructing its councilor to support or introduce a
motion of censure of the Library of Congress because
of its personnel practices.
The report of the International Relations Com-
mittee, read by its chairman, Emerson Greenaway,
concluded with a request that Council endorse the
Charter of the Book, a statement approved by the
Support Committee for International Book Year
(IBY). Council did so and thus ALA joined a number
of national and international organizations which
have approved this !BY document.
[Richard S. Angell]
The second Council meeting was held on Friday
morning, June 30; President Doms called the session
to order and turned the meeting over to the presiding
officer, Second Vice President A. P. Marshall, who
shared the "lame-duck" position of most of Council.
The first item of business was a report of the Council
Nominating Committee consisting of Marie Davis,
Alice Farris. and James Holley, Chairman, who
announced the slate of Councilors nominated to serve
as members of COPES. Those nominated were
Chapter Representatives Dorothy Alexander, Oregon;
Edwin Beckerman, New Jersey; Robert Hayes, Idaho;
Arthur Monke, Maine; and Irma Tomberlin,
Oklahoma. The Councilors-at-Large were Elizabeth
Hoffman, Clara Jones. Daniel Melcher, Alice Ihrig,
and Lola Singletery. Council unanimously selected
Several items were added to the agenda, including
the application of the American Library Society for
affiliation with the American Library Association, an
action endorsed by the Executive Board and
approved by Council. E. J. Josey asked that a resolu-
tion from SRRT brought at the instance of the
C(iah.mit i 1ihr.iiy Association and .iiinrrnring an
alternative tax structure be added to the a genil
Alex P. Allain, President of the Ireedmn to Read
Found.itlion reported a class action in which librar.
ians of Califtrnia had joined in a lawsuit against that
state's Harmful Matter Statutes in an attempt to
establish a legal precedent in support of the Library
Bill of Rights. Although a membership of only 604
had been disappointing, the Freedom to Read Foun-
dation had been able to act to overcome a ban on a
title by Kurt Vonnegut in the Michigan schools and
had given aid to Zoia Horn through a grant from the
Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund.
Richard Darling, Chairman of the Intellectual
Freedom Committee, presented Action Report No. 6
calling for free access to libraries for minors, it was
approved with little dissent. He presented an advisory
statement on the reevaluation of library collections
designed to guard against biased "silent censorship"
that could occur when books representing controver-
sial points of view were selectively removed from
collections. Mr. Darling stated that the committee
had given a great deal of time to the case of Mrs.
Horn and that both the committee and the Executive
Board recommended that she be commended for her
action in defense of the principles of intellectual
freedom. After a motion for this commendation was
passed, Mr. Rowe, Councilor from California.
withdrew his association's resolution about Mrs. Horn
from the previously accepted agenda. Mrs. Horn
thanked Council and voiced special gratitude to the
SRRT Action Council and the Leroy C. Merritt Fund
for financial support.
Mr. Darling reported that in response to a request
from the Executive Board, the committee would
study and develop a statement on governmental
intimidation to be presented at the Midwinter
Meeting. Discussion of an action report concerning
the treatment of two Soviet librarians, Reizia Palatnik
and Amalia Trachtenberg, was opened but it was
agreed that action should be postponed until copies
of the resolution prepared by the Intellectual Free-
dom Committee and endorsed by the Executive
Board could be distributed. Differences of opinion
centered about the extent of the known facts of the
case. Action was similarly postponed on a resolution
upholding Victor Marchetti in his lawsuit against
what appeared to be prior restraint of his rights to
publication of a study on the CIA. The Intellectual
Freedom Committee reported that withdrawal of the
South African Library Association from IFLA
membership had solved one problem before the
LC Information Bulletin
committee, but that matters concerning obscenity
charges and Supreme Court denial of extension of
Senator Gravel's immunity to the Beacon Press were
still under consideration.
Helen W. Tuttle, Chairman of the Organization
Committee, presented recommendations, quickly
moved and accepted, concerning the responsibility of
the Advisory Committee to the ALA Office for
Library Service to the Disadvantaged, another
reducing the limit for consecutive years of member-
ship on all standing committees of the Association,
and one that amended the statement of responsibility
of the Joint Committee of the Association of
American Publishers and RTSD. Considerable discus-
sion followed on the matter of division subcom-
mittees to ALA committees, with the agreement that
a final decision on this matter should be postponed.
The remainder of the Organization Committee's
recommendations concerned ALA relationships with
other national and international organizations and
proposed criteria for evaluating the appropriateness
of such relationships, both from the point of view of
ALA representatives to other bodies and from the
position of representatives to ALA from other organi-
zations. Joint committees and affiliations were also
covered. Action in accordance with the revised
criteria led to abolition of the Catholic Library Com-
mittee Liaison Committee and a recommendation
that ALA be prepared to work closely with the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on
needs created by the adoption of the metric system.
The Legislation Committee Report was presented
by its Chairman, Joseph F. Shubert. He announced
recent enactments, pending supplemental bills, and
testimony about library needs already given or about
to be given before party platform committees by Mrs.
Shepard and Katherine Laich. Plans are moving ahead
for promoting a White House Conference on Libraries
Edmon Low, University of Michigan, presented a
report on the status of copyright law, stressing the
important but still not final implications of the Court
of Claims opinion in the Williams and Wilkins case,
which appeared to consider photocopying chiefly
from the point of view of possible effect on book
sales. The end of a legislative session and the issue of
cable television have delayed revision of the copyright
law indefinitely, but State library association action
on the Williams and Wilkins opinion will be very
useful. A resolution submitted by the committee
urging such action was passed in slightly amended
form. It was suggested that ALA's own periodicals
could bear a notice stating that there was no objec-
tion to the photocopying of their contents.
With the distribution of a written resolution
formulated by the Intellectual Freedom Committee
and endorsed by the Executive Board, attention
returned to the case of the two Soviet librarians,
Reiza Palatnik and Amalia Trachtenberg. After one of
the clauses was stricken from the revised version and
a paragraph adopted from the original version, a
resolution stating ALA's concern over the treatment
of these librarians was passed, and was to be for-
warded to the Secretary of State, along with an
expression of appreciation for all possible assistance.
After Irving Lieberman, University of Washington,
suggested that the ALA delegation should carry the
statement to the coming IFLA meeting, Robert
Vosper, University of California at Los Angeles,
reported that IFLA had already acted on the matter
in a measure that had been acknowledged by the
Israeli government. The resolution concerning the
case of Mr. Marchetti was passed, placing the ALA on
record as upholding "the principles of freedom of the
press, and freedom of the individual to express him-
self without prior restraint as guaranteed under the
E. J. Josey, New York State Library, asked for a
point of privilege in order to permit personal member
Joslyn Williams, LC, to speak; Edwin L. Beckerman,
New Jersey Library Association, offered to make a
motion to permit suspension of the rules and Mr.
Williams was given the floor. Mr. Williams commented
on Mr. Lorenz' report to Council I, stating his belief
that Library of Congress had not solved all of its
problems with respect to racial policies but adding
"This is the most encouraging and positive statement
that we have heard to date."
Mr. Shubert presented a resolution honoring
Germaine Krettek, who expects to retire from her
post as Director of the ALA Washington Office this
year. The resolution was unanimously passed and her
Contributions for the support of the ALA Washing-
ton Office were made by councilors for the Illinois,
Montana, and New Hampshire Library Associations.
Frank Sessa, University of Pittsburgh. then presented
$15,000 to the Association, on behalf of Phi Beta
Mu, for the support of maintaining the ALA
Archives. Outgoing Treasurer Robert McClarren saw
this as a good omen for in-coming Treasurer Frank
Sessa, which was reinforced when Mrs. Flora D.
Colton, Staff Liaison for the American Library His-
tory Round Table, presented an additional $200 for
the same purpose.
July 21, 1972
A. P. Marshall was relieved of his presiding duties
by Mr. Doms in order that Mr. Marshall, speaking for
the Subcommittee on Honorary Memberships. could
present three resolution. Former Librarian of Con-
gress Luther H. Evans was cited for his leadership in
times of growth and stress, Charlemae Rollins was
honored for her generous and warm personal service
to children, and retiring Executive Secretary David H.
Clift was honored for his many years of service of a
high order to ALA. All were elected to honorary
membership in ALA for life, nominated for Council,
and cited for Executive Board.
In an effort to beat the clock, Mrs. Alice Ihrig.
Trustee. Oak Lawn, Ill., moved that several items that
were non-controversial and did not appear to carry
budgetary implications be considered and voted in an
"omnibus" measure. James Holley asked, and it was
agreed, that two resolutions referred by the Idaho
Library Association be removed from the agenda. A
change was made in another resolution about a study
of unemployment of librarians in order to call for a
progress report rather than a final report as a specific
time. The measures that were passed related to ALA
affiliation and relationships with other organizations,
to an affirmation of ALA's "need to show concern"
for library services to the Chicano population in the
United States, to the establishment of "hot lines"
listing current job openings in each State, to a resolu-
tion urging publishers and librarians to cooperate in
the use of recycled paper for publications that do not
need to be printed on permanent paper, and to a
request for an "in-depth" study by the Association of
State Library Agencies, the Public Library Associa-
tion, and the American Association of School
Librarians on alternative tax structures to those based
on local property taxes.
Chairman Robert Delzell, University of Illinois,
gave the report of the Awards Committee. He stated
that the first 10 pages of the written report were for
information only and embodied the committee's
findings on the pertinence of ALA awards to current
priorities; the committee will continue to evaluate the
program in cooperation with all units concerned.
Proposals were made for the establishment of a
minority scholarship, for changes in the amount of
the general scholarship for academic excellence, for
the conditions attached to the E. P. Dutton-John
Macrae Award, and for an extension of the time for
publication of the works to be considered for the
Scarecrow Press Award. The report was accepted by
Council and the committee informed Council of
changes in the time of announcement of certain
awards and of increases in the amount of the Beta Phi
Mu and H. W. Wilson Library Periodical Awards.
Attention was called to the forms available for
making contributions to the Minority Scholarship
As a point of information. it was reported that the
Idaho Library Association resolution had been
referred to the Committee on Accreditation. In order
to prevent a recurrence of the breakdown in the
orderly progression of business, Mrs. Ihrig made a
motion that overhead projectors be provided at
future meetings of Membership and Council. This
motion was passed while another calling for the
furnishing of a detailed copy of the budget to Council
members was rejected.
Mrs. Shephard, Executive Board, asked for
acceptance of the principle that adequate prior review
by appropriate committees or Executive Board be
given to all new statements of policy prior to their
being submitted to Council. The resolution on this
matter was accepted; a later motion by William S.
Geller, Los Angeles County Public Library, opposed
the measure but was defeated.
A number of resolutions were discussed but not
passed, including one concerning the removal of
Executive Board Members and another relating to
election of ALA Chapter Councilors. A resolution
presented by Pat Schuman directed toward the
retention of the Public Relations Office, was passed
after a minor amendment which modified its specific
priority ranking. The resolution concerning the need
and provision for a means by which Executive Board
members could be removed was referred to the
Organization Committee after considerable
discussion. The resolution concerning the election of
chapter representatives to Council was referred to the
new standing Committee on Chapter Relations. The
resolution, referred by membership, concerning the
investigation of hiring practices of hotels at the sites
of ALA conferences was passed after considerable dis-
The final item to be discussed at length concerned a
resolution submitted by John Forsman, calling for a
restoration of the 15 percent cut of the support
available to American Libraries. It was pointed out
that this cut was being applied to all ALA periodical
publications and the editor, Gerald Shields, pledged
the best efforts of American Libraries to continue
without allowing the cut to threaten its quality.
Agreement to table the resolution was finally reached
at the suggestion of Mrs. Ihrig, an action meant to
convey a real concern for the publication without
LC Information Bulletin
appearing to rule upon specific fiscal policies which
would inevitably have to be adjusted to meet fiscal
During this Council session it was announced that
the attendance of the conference had reached 9,330
and that the library schools of the State University of
New York at Buffalo and at Southern Connecticut
State College had been accredited. After a vote of
thanks for the transportation furnished by the Gale
Research Co., the Council adjourned in order to
permit the "new" Council to transact its
organizational business. [Mary Illis Kahler]
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