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Vol. 32, No. 9


March 2, 1973


SECRETARIAL COURSE COMPLETED
BY 21 LC STAFF MEMBERS

Twenty-one staff members satisfactorily completed
the "From Nine to Five" secretarial course on Febru-
ary 13 in the Wilson Room. After the participants
presented a review of the course content for the bene-
fit of their supervisors and instructors, Robert W.
Hutchinson, Director of Personnel, presented them
with certificates of successful course completion.
The 18-hour course, produced by WETA-TV
Channel 26 in cooperation with the Civil Service
Commission, is aimed at clarifying the professional
and strategic role of a secretary in the work organiza-
tion and increasing the secretary's self-confidence
through additional knowledge and skill. Each of the
nine two-hour sessions is centered on a half hour tele-
vised lesson, supplemented by live classroom discus-
sions, role-playing situations, and demonstrations.
Class coordinator Mrs. Mary Ann Adams, Deputy
Librarian's Office, was assisted by instructors Mrs.
Grace Hall, Processing Department; Ann Costakis,
Reference Department, and Mrs. Dorothy LeBaron,
Law Library. Mr. Hutchinson and Mrs. Virginia
Garretson, Chief Telephone Operator, also contrib-
uted to the course content.
This was the eighth "From Nine to Five" course to
be offered in the Library since it was initiated in the
fall of 1968. A total of 145 secretarial and clerical
staff members have participated.
Completing the most recent class were Alverette B.


Spillman, Building Planning Office; Peggy A. John-
son, Lavoice Calhoun, JoEllen Gass, and Linda L.
Hutterly all of the Copyright Examining Division;
Patricia Ann Menapace, Copyright Service Division;
Laura A. Christian, Overseas Operations Division;
Elaine H. Canlas, Decimal Classification Division;
Marcia Sybert and Sylvia Jan Dickey, Descriptive
Cataloging Division; Lorraine H. Jones and Brenda
Holmes, MARC Editorial Office; and Thelma I.
Sykes, Catalog Publication Division.
Also completing the course were Deloris A,
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CHILDREN'S BOOK SECTION
HAS 10TH BIRTHDAY

One of the youngest offices in the Library of Con-
gress celebrates its 10th birthday this month-
appropriately with a lecture on Hans Christian
Andersen. Erik C. Haugaard, an award-winning chil-
dren's book author, will mark the anniversary of the
Children's Book Section of the Library of Congress in
a program to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5,
in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.
Established in 1963, the Children's Book Section
has a staff of three, all housed in a colorful, book-
filled, poster-hung room where an impressive number
of activities are carried on. The Section gives refer-
ence service to visitors, telephone inquirers, and
correspondents; recommends children's literature for


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CONTENTS


Automation Seminars Sponsored by ISO
Bus Tickets Sold by Disbursing Office
Children's Book Section Has Anniversary
Concert Features Goldberg and Balsam
Cypriot Books Acquired by LC .....
Library of Congress Publications .
News in.the Library World .
Secretarial Course Completed by
21 Staff Members . .
Staff News . .
Visitors to LC . .
Appendix-ALA . .


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acquisition by the Library; identifies gaps in the exist-
ing collections; organizes exhibits of children's books;
and prepares numerous bibliographies and other
publications.
Since 1870 copyright deposits have created in the
Library not only valuable resources for adult research
but a substantial collection 6f juvenile literature as
well, now estimated at more than 150,000 volumes.
There are old and rare juveniles in the Rare Book
Division and a number of foreign language books in
the collections, some the result of exchange, some of
purchase, and some of gifts from donors like the late
Irvin Kerlan, appointed in 1957 Honorary Consultant
to the Library on the Acquisition of Children's
Books. The first study of these resources was made in
1952, when the Joint Committee of the Association
for Childhood Education International and the
American Association of University Women financed
a three-month study by Frances Clarke Sayers, noted
children's Librarian and author. Mrs. Sayers con-
cluded that the Library should establish a center to
facilitate the study and use, by adults, of children's
literature.


Ten years later, in July 1962, the Congress appro-
priated funds for a Children's Book Section, to be
established within the General Reference and Bibli-
ography Division of the Reference Department,
stating that the "primary purpose of this new Section
would be to provide reference and bibliographic ser-
vices to Government officials, children's librarians,
publishers, writers, illustrators, and the general
public." In March 1963 the Library announced the
appointment of Virginia Haviland, then of the Boston
Public Library and associate editor of the Horn Book
Magazine, and the establishment of the Section. Miss
Haviland, who was on a leave of absence from the
Boston library in 1963, is still in 1973 the Head of
the Section. A month following her appointment she
was joined by Mildred V. Bond, the Section's secre-
tary; since 1968, the third position, that of senior
reference librarian and bibliographer, has been held
by Margaret N. Coughlan.
During this past year there was mounted for Inter-
national Book Year an exhibit of children's books
from 38 countries, which had a catalog, The Wide
World of Children's Books; and there were published
an annual issue of Children's Books, a listing begun in
1964, a second volume of Children's Literature: A
Guide to Reference Sources, and Creating Indepen-
dence, 1763-1789, a reading list on the American
Revolution for young people.

CONCERTO ON MARCH 9 TO FEATURE
SZYMON GOLDBERG, ARTHUR BALSAM
On Friday evening, March 9, the McKim Fund in
the Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of
chamber music for violin and piano. The artists will
be Szymon Goldberg, violin, and Artur Balsam,
piano. Both artists are known world wide and each
has appeared at the Library many times. Their pro-
gram will include Sonata in E flat major, K. 481 by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sonata in G major. Op.
78 by Johannes Brahms; Sonata for violin alone. Op.
31, No. 1 by Paul Hindemith:and Sonata in G minor
for violin and piano by Claude Debussy.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, March
5. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an
individual. Telephone reservations may be made on
Monday morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are
not accepted.


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This concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
Station WETA-FM (iO I), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities iihrough thci Katie and Waltei
Louchheim Fund in ilih I ihri\i of Conrgire,


CYPRIOT BOOK COLLECTION
ACQUIRED BY THE LIBRARY

The Minisier-Counselor of the Embassy of C\prus.
Angels Angelides. presented to the Libriry of Con-
gress on February 7 a collection of books by Cypriot
authors, the first acquisition of modern Cypriot
material by the Librai3 in a long time. Mr. Angelides,
in brief remarks to the Librarian. called the books
symbolic of the rich intellectual traditions of the
island, which is one of the birthplaces claimed for
Homer.
Mr. Angelides was accompanied by Eduardo A.


Examining the collection of books by Cypriro authors are fl-r)
Mumford. Mr. Angelides, and Mr. Srephatrmdes.

Miski and Joseph Stephanides of the Embassy. Pres-
ent for the ceremony from the Library staff were
George E. Perry of the Slavic and Central European
Division, who arranged for the gift during a visit to
Cyprus last year, Paul Horecky, Chief of the Division.
John C. Finzi. Reference Department Assistant Direc-
tor for Library Resources, Peter H. Bridge. Assistant
Chief of the Exchange and Gift Division. and Mrs.
Jean Allaway, International Relations Officer. The
diplomatic guests were given a tour of the Library by
Brian Willson, Tour Coordinator, after the presen-
tation.


VISITORS TO LC

Historian From GDR
Manfred K,,,-4k. professor of Latin American
history at Karl Marx University in Leip/ig. German
Demincrtiic RepuhliL. visited the Library of Congress
on February 1. Dr. Kossok's visit came at the end of a
six-week stay in the United States, where he visited
various universities with major programii in Latin
American studies. Dr. Kossok attended the American
Historical Association's annual meeting in New
Orleans and was guest speaker at the luncheon of the
Conference on Latin American History.
During his visit to the Latin American, Portuguese,
and Spanish Division, Dr. Kossok presented a brief
lecture in the Hispanic Society Reading Room to
interested Library staff members of Latin American
studies and library resources in the German Demo-
cratic Republic.
Following a luncheon with Library
officials, he toured the Slavic and
Central European Division and the
Exchange and Gift Division.
Dr. Kossok has lived and traveled
extensively in Latin America and has
written books and numerous periodi-
cal articles on the colonial and
independence periods of Latin Amer-
ican history.

Midwinter Delegates
Librarians from all over the coun-
try visited the Library of Congress
during the Midwinter Conference of
the American Library Association,
January 28-February 2. More than
200 visitors were given special tours
Mr. Perry. Mr. of reference services, processing
activities, and the Card Division.
Fifty people attended the two show-
ings of the film entitled "The Library of Congress."
held in the Coolidge Auditorium as part of the Li-
brary tour. In addition to professional librarians.
students of library) science from Emory University.
Atlanta University, the University of North Carolina,
and the University of Kentucky toured the Library.
The arrangements for welcoming ALA delegates to
the Library of Congress were coordinated by Mrs.
Grace Hall of the Processing Department, Mrs. Con-
stance 1. Stevens of the Card Divionn. and Mrs. Jean
Allaway, of the Assistant Librarian's Office. The suc-
cess of the special tours was due to the enthusiastic








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cooperation of many members of the Library's staff.
Among them were Harriet Aveney, Prints and Photo-
graphs; Barbara Biebrich, Subject Cataloging; Peter
Bridge, Exchange and Gift; Thomas D. Burney, Rare
Book; Gabriel Horchler, Subject Cataloging; Oxana
Horodecka, Descriptive Cataloging; Barbara Killian,
Exchange and Gift; Arthur Lieb, Subject Cataloging;
David Littlefield, Subject Cataloging; Michael Mc-
Ennis, MARC Development; James McGovern, Sub-
ject Cataloging; Terry Peet, Exchange and Gift; Linda
Perkins, Descriptive Cataloging; Jewel Pettiford,
Descriptive Cataloging; David Rose, Training; Lois
Rose, Subject Cataloging; Michael Shelley, Training;
Bill Sittig, Reference; Mary Smith, Exchange and
Gift; Brian Willson, Tour; and Joan Wilson, Tour.


NEW BUS TICKETS SOLD
BY DISBURSING OFFICE

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Tok-Tiks are
now on sale at the Disbursing Office, Room G-lll,
Main Building, to Library of Congress employees.
Tok-Tiks are sold in packs of five books at $20 per
pack. Arrangements have also been made for sales to
Library employees at the Navy Yard and Massachu-
setts Ave Annexes.
Tok-Tiks are now honored by Metrobus Company
in the District, Maryland, and Virginia for 40 cents
toward the prevailing transit fares in each area.
In the Main Building sales will be made between
8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except on pay days when sales will be made from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m.
D.C. Transit tokens may be redeemed only at 3600
M St., N.W.; Virginia tokens and tickets will be
honored until further notice.


AUTOMATION SEMINARS
SPONSORED BY ISO

The Information Systems Office sponsored a CICS
Programming Workshop: ALC Course as part of the
Automation Training Program, beginning January 8.
The course was conducted by Charlene A. Woody,
ISO, to introduce participants to the Customer Infor-
mation Control System (CICS) coding techniques.
On January 12 ISO also sponsored an automation
seminar on Document Retrieval Key Abbreviation
Schemes conducted by Thomas C. Lowe of Infor-


matics, Inc.. who presented the need for and use of
Document Retrieval Keys, such as components of the
subject, title and author fields, and the means of
measuring the effects of abbreviation schemes.
On January 22, ISO began a PL/1 Programming
Workshop Course, also a part of the Automation
Training Program. The course, conducted by Francis
J. Scott. ISO, introduced the PL/I language and
coding techniques.
A course in Terminal Training began February 1.
Conducted by Delta Data Systems, it has as its objec-
tive the familiarization of staff members with the
capabilities and requirements of the Delta Data Sys-
tems Terminal.


STAFF NEWS

DEATH OF A STAFF MEMBER
Leroy W. Mason, Assistant Chief of the Library's
Computer Service Center, died on February 9 at the
Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.,
after a short illness.
Mr. Mason, who lived in Bowie, Md., joined the
Library staff in 1967 as Assistant Head of the then
Data Processing Office. He came to the Library after
more than 25 years in the data processing field, 20 of
them with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Jean C. Mason, and two
sons. Funeral services were held at Fort Myer Chapel
on February 13. Interment was at Arlington National
Cemetery.


AWARDS
Daniel L. Bradford, Supervisor of the Continua-
tions Unit of the Order Division, was awarded a
30-year Federal Service Award pin on February 9 by
William J. Welsh, Director of the Processing Depart-
ment.
All but three and one-half years of Mr. Bradford's
30 years were spent at the Library. He began his
career in the Processing Department in 1945 and
transferred shortly thereafter to the then Legislative
Reference Servie. In 1963 he was promoted to a posi-
tion in the Order Division, where he held progres-
sively responsible positions. He was appointed to his
present position in January 1972.
Mr. Bradford earned a B.A. in urban studies and a
master's degree in media science from Federal City
College. He serves as a member of the Department of







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Agriculture Sub-Committee on Librar) Techniques,
and is a past president of the Society of Lihlur and
Information Technicians. He served on one of the
building planning committees of D.C. Public Schools
in his area, and is active in community affairs and the
P.T.A.
Mr. Bradford received a quality increase in 1970
and an outstanding performance rating in 1972.

Mrs. Zoya Laptschenko, Senior Descriptive Cata-
loger in the Slavic Section of the Descriptive Catalog-
ing Division, was presented a 20-\ ear Federal Service
Award pin on February 9 by William R. Huntley,
Acting Division Chief.
All of Mrs. Laptschenko's Federal service has been
with the Library, to which she came in February
1953 as a Preliminary Cataloger of Slavic languages.
She was promoted to Cataloger in 1957 and in 1969
to her present position where she catalogs Russian
and White Russian monographs and music in the
Cyrillic alphabet. As a result of her exceptional work
and her outstanding production, she was awarded a
quality increase in 1968.


SECRETARIAL COURSE
(Continued from p. 69)

Singletary, Lucenia Tompsoin, and Beverly Cabble of
the Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped; Mary E. Patlerson. Federal Research Divi-
sion. Barbara G. Davis, General Reference and
Bibliography Division; Susan T. Treadway, Geog.
raphy and Map Division; Susie H. Moody, Manuscript
Division; and Vivian F. Coon, Science and Technol-
ogy Division.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
Appointments: Robert Allen Hellwig, clerk, GS-4, Cop
Serv, 4416; Lydia Sue Jolly, peripheral equipment operator,
GS-5, Pers Opns, 4596; Lela Beth C. LaRue, search reports
assistant, GS-5, Cop Ref, 4122 & 4434; Kenneth W.
Moomey, searcher-trainee, GS-6, Share Cat, 4430; Franklin
D. Reese, warehouseman, WG-5, Card, 4560; Marian L.
Roby, input-typist, GS-4, MARC Ed, 4521.
Temporary Appointments: Margaret G. Goodman, anajl\ I
international relations, GS-9, CRS F, 4352; William Brown
Inglee, III, reference assistant, GS-5, CRS C, 4418.


Staff members completing the "From Nine to Five" secretarial course are (front row l-r) Lorraine H. Jones, Elaine H. Canlas.
Susie H. Moody, LaVoice Calhoun, Peggy A. Johnson, Patricia Ann Menapace, Susan T. Treadway, DelorisA. Smigletary, Brenda
Holmes, (back row l-r) Barbara G. Davis, Alverette B. Spillman, Thelma 1. Sykes. JoEllen Gass, Vi'ran1 F. Coon, Mary E. Patterson,
Linda L. Huterly, and Beverly Cabble. Participants awarded certificates hut not pictured are Laura A. Christian, Sylvia Jane
Dickey. Marcia Sybert. and Lucenia Thompson.







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Reappointments: Sandra K. Morant, microphotographer,
GT-4, Photodup, NP; Joseph E. Rowe, research analyst,
GS-11, FRD, 4372.
Promotions: Charles Alicardi, Photodup, to assistant head,
GS-8, E&G, 4551; John A. Beglin, Jr., Place & Class, to assis-
tant head, E&P, GS-12, Cop Cat, 4535; Melvin L. Eckley,
Cop Serv, to programmer, GS-5, ISO, 4431; Merita Johnson,
Cat Publ, to clerk-typist, GS-4, FRD, 4342; Dina W. May-
field, to editorial typist, GS-4, Cat Publ, NP; Samuel Park, to
cataloger, GS-9, Share Cat, NP.
Temporary Promotion: Ernestine S. Coghill, to editorial
typist, GT-4, Cat Publ, NP.
Transfer: Russell C. Smith, Cop Serv, to programmer,
GS-5, ISO, 4431.
Resignations: Nancy J. Balles, CRS S; Robert J. Hendricks,
Subj Cat; John C. Hinman, E&G.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Sec-
tion, was lecturer for the general session of the 40th
annual Claremont Reading Conference, sponsored by
the Claremont Graduate School in California, on
February 10. Her topic was "An Inheritance of Folk-
lore: The Beneficiaries?" Earlier in the day she spoke
on folklore to an audience of children.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile Unit will
visit the Library, Main Building, Room C-125, on
Monday, March 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Staff members wishing to donate blood should
register with keyworkers in their respective divisions.
In accordance with LCR 2015-17.4, all blood
donors may be granted a maximum of four hours
excused absence, which includes the actual time spent
giving blood and a rest 'and recuperative period
immediately following. The time of donation must be
approved by the supervisor.
If you have any questions concerning the program,
please call Miss Brothers, ext. 6053.

Virginia A. Dorsey and Richard W. Schoepf were
married on February 16 at Redeemer Lutheran
Church in Hyattsville, Md. Mrs. Schoepf is a Decimal
Classification Specialist in the Decimal Classification
Division and Mr. Schoepf is with the Department of
the Interior Library.


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions List: Ceylon. Vol. 6, No. 4. Including


Cumulative List of Serials and Annual Author and
Subject Indexes. December 1972. (pp. 47-109.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Assistant Field Director for Special Operations,
Library of Congress Office, American Embassy, New
Delhi, India.
Accessions List: Israel. Vol. 10, No. 1. January
1973. (pp. 1-25.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv,
Israel.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 12.
December 1972. (pp. 321-337.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Acting
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, U.S. Inter-
ests Section, Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic
of Egypt.
Accessions List: Nepal. Including Cumulative List
of Serials and Annual Author and Subject Indexes.
Vol. 7, No. 3. December 1972. (pp. 41-82.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Field Director, Library of Congress Office, Ameri-
can Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series. Vol. 26,
Part 6, No. 1: Maps and Atlases. January-June 1972.
(ix, pp. 1-70.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20402, at $2.50 an issue or $5 a year,
domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC 3.6/5: vol.
6/1).
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions. 93rd
Congress, 1st Session. First Issue, 1973. (Various
pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, for $2.50 this issue or $90 a session, domestic,
and $112.50 a session, foreign.
The National Association For the Advancement of
Colored People: A Register of Its Records in the
Library of Congress. 1909-1939. 1972. (99 p.)
Prepared as a guide to research, the register de-
scribes the scope and content of the records from the
founding of the NAACP in 1909 through the year
1939. These records, which consist of correspondence
supplemented by the minutes of the Board of Direc-
tors, annual conference material, legal and subject
files, branch files, memoranda, press releases, and
unpublished manuscripts of books and plays, docu-
ment in rich detail the evolution of the Association's
policies and practices for the first 30 years of its
existence.
In addition to describing the various series into
which the collection is organized, the register pro-
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special correspondence and a limited amount of cross-
indexing for interrelated series.
The register is available for use in the Manuscript
Reading Room.
Tihe Quarterlh Journal of the Library of Congress.
Vol. 30, no. 1. January 1973 (pp. 1-81.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at $1.25 for this
issue, and S4.50 a year, domestic, and $5.75 a year,
foreign.
The Quarterly Journal for January presents a
scholarly treatment of works from the Library's col-
lections by notable people in film, photography, and
letters, and takes stock of recent finds in the field of
music. Included in the issue is an article on Andre
Malraux's first attempt with cinematography, a picto-
rial review on the Matson Collection of prints of the
Middle East, a report on Walt Whitman's earliest
known letter-only recently acquired by the Library-
and an account of the Music Division's acquisitions at
year's end.
Walter G. Langlois of the University of Kentucky,
in his article, "Malraux's Sierra de Teruel, A For-
gotten Treasure of the Library of Congress Film
Collection." chronicles the struggle of Andre Malraux
to first make and then preserve his epic film on the
courage of the Spanish people during the Spanish
Civil War. Completed just before the German occupa-
tion of France in 1939 and critical of authoritarian
governments, the film was condemned by the Nazis
and every print they could find burned. Malraux,
with the aid and support of Varian Fry, head of a
New York-centered committee to aid French refu-
gees, and the Librarian of Congress at the time, Archi-
bald McLeish, managed to salvage one negative of the
film and preserve it as a donation to the Library film
collection.
In his article, "The Matson Collection, A Half
Century of Photography in the Middle East," George
S. Hobart, Curator of Documentary Photography in
the Prints and Photographs Division, surveys a half
century of prints on the Middle East by G. Eric
Matson, given to the Library of Congress by Mr. and
Mrs. Matson in 1966. From 1898 until forced to flee
in 1946 because of increased terrorist activity over
the British mandate for Palestine, Matson collected
some 20,000 negatives revealing the dramatic changes
that swept over life in the Middle Eastern countries
during the Turkish rule and the subsequent periods of
World War.
Also in the January issue is the article, "Walt Whit-
man's Earliest Letter," by John C. Broderick, Assis-
tant Chief of the Manuscript Division. The letter, a


recommendation for a fellow teacher at the White-
stone School. Clarissa Lyvere. is dated March 30.
1841, and provides some clues to a period in Whil.
man's life otherwise undocumented.
The concluding article, "In All Forms and For All
Mediums," by Edward N. Waters, Chief of the Music
Division, recounts the major music acquisitions of the
Library over the past year. Additions include manu-
scripts of composers no longer living-George Antheil
and Robert Alexander Schumann-and manuscripts
and memorabilia of George Gershwin by his brother,
Ira. Also obtained were a limited number of manu-
scripts from living composers, numerous autographed
letters and papers, full scores of dramatic music, early
printed music-that done before 1800-and a large
quantity of material not falling into well-defined
categories. Of special importance to the collections is
a large amount of music written or published before
1820 by American composers.
The Archive of Folk Song Section also added to its
collections a huge assemblage of cylinders, discs,
manuscripts, and photographs of British folk ballads,
song, and lore from the James Madison Carpenter
collection, a duplication of Indian folklore housed in
the National Archives, a duplication of the Willard
Rhodes collection of American Indian music, and a
great array of folk ballad and folklore spanning
regions from West Virginia to Maine and New Eng-
land.
Gifts to the Library's Recorded Sound Section
from the Joseph B. Strohl collection of more than
2,900 cylinders and discs added a significant amount
of material for preservation in the field of ethnic
music, laughing songs, and military bands, as well as
dramatic recitations and routines from American
vaudeville houses and British music halls.


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

D.C. Joint Spring Library Workshop
To Be Held March 24
The annual Joint Spring Workshop of four District
of Columbia library and information science organiza-
tions will be held Saturday, March 24, at the May-
flower Hotel in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Four concurrent morning sessions will have as
their overall theme library cooperation in the
metropolitan Washington area. Specific topics for
consideration include legislation, access to machine-
readable data bases, cooperation among special and
research libraries, and cooperation on the local level.








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John G. Kemeny, President of Dartmouth College
and member of the National Commission on Libraries
and Information Science, will speak on "The Future
Impact of Technology on Libraries," at a luncheon
immediately following the morning sessions. Darrell
Lemke, Library Coordinator with the Consortium of
Universities, is General Chairman of the Joint Spring
Workshop. Sponsoring organizations are the District
of Columbia Library Association, and the local chap-
ters of the Special Libraries Association, the Ameri-
can Society for Information Science, and the Society
of Library and Information Technicians. For registra-
tion information, contact Darrell Lemke, Consortium
of Universities, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20036, (202) 667-4416, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Southeastern Conference for Asian Studies Meets
The 12th annual meeting of the Southeastern
Regional Conference of the Association for Asian
Studies convened at Appalachian State University in
Boone, N.C., on January 26 and 27. Associated with
it was a preconference of the South Atlantic States
Association for South Asian Studies. The plenary
session speakers were the Sultan Muhammed Khan,
Ambassador from Pakistan to the United States, and
Robert Ward, President of the Association for Asian
Studies.
Warren Tsuneishi and Louis Jacob of the LC Orien-
talia Division attended both conferences. They pre-
sented papers to a panel entitled "American Library
Resources for the Study of Asia." Other panels were:
"Chinese Traditional Society," Irwin Hyatt, Emory
University, Chairman; "Armed Forces in Asia," James
Buck, University of Georgia, Chairman; "Problems
and Issues in Indian Education, 1880-1930," Keith
Sipe, Duke University, Chairman; "Prospects for a
Unification of Korea," Se Jin Kim, North Carolina
Central University, Chairman; "Tradition and Change
in the Asian City," J. D. Eyre, University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chairman; "Recent Political
Shifts in South Asia," Alfred Ferbach, University of
Virginia, Chairman; "China and the U.S. Since 1900,"
Thomas Ganschow, University of Georgia, Chairman;
and "Political Leadership and Political Parties in
Modern Japan," William L. Spalding, Central Intelli-
gence Agency, Chairman.
The preconference meetings were concerned chiefly
with the development and funding of the teaching of
South Asian studies at the college and secondary


school level in the Southeast Atlantic States.
The annual meeting, presided over by Walter
Hauser, University of Virginia, attracted about 200
participants. The Asian studies conference was the
first function scheduled at the Appalachian State Uni-
versity's new Center for Continuing Education. The
1974 annual meeting will be held at North Carolina
State University, Raleigh, the home university of
Robert O. Tilman, the incoming President of the
Southeast Regional Conference of the Association for
Asian Studies. [Louis A. Jacob]

Folger Receives NEH Grant
The Folger Shakespeare Library has received a
$98,609 grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities to support central library activities and to
provide new strength for core research activities. The
grant, announced on February 9 by Ronald S. Ber-
man, Chairman of the Endowment, will enable the
Folger to increase its acquisitions, cataloging, and
reference staff, as well as to enlarge its program of
consultantships for scholars. According to Mr. Ber-
man, the Folger "is undergoing growing pains and
financial stress," as are many research centers in the
United States. The Endowment will therefore "assist
the Folger while it seeks to expand its permanent
base of support in order to guarantee future excel-
lence as a primary research center and a unique
humanistic institution in the Nation's Capitol."

Peabody Students Establish Cheney Scholarship
The 1972 graduating class of library science students
at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., has estab-
lished, as a gift to the Library School, a scholarship in
honor of Mrs. Frances Neel Cheney, Professor and
Assistant Director of the School of Library Science.
Mrs. Cheney, long recognized as one of the outstand-
ing teachers of library science in the country, was
honored in her home on May 6, by the announce-
ment of the establishment of the scholarship and a
reception given by students, faculty, and friends.
Money raised by the class of 1972 is a beginning
toward establishing an endowed scholarship fund.
Through the generosity of alumni and friends, the
College hopes to perpetuate the fund and provide an
award each year of $2,000 or more. Contributions
and inquiries can be sent to the Frances Neel Cheney
Scholarship Fund, School of Library Science. George
Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn.
37203.







APPENDIX


Vol. 32, No. 9


MNarLh 2, 1973


ALA MIDWINTER MEETING
Washington. D.C., January 28-February 3, 1973


RTSD CCS COMMITTEE ON AUDIOVISUAL
MATERIALS IN LIBRARIES
The Audiovisual Materials in Libraries Committee
met on Monday, January 20. For the benefit of the
visitors who were present. Mr. Remington briefly
traced the history and accomplishments of the com-
mittee. Since the committee had been active in guid-
ing and encouraging the authors of the revised version
of the Canadian manual Nonbook Materials: the
Organization of Integrated Collections a hand-bound
issue of the completed volume was displayed and its
role in the anticipated revision of Part 3 of the Anglo-
American Cataloging Code was discussed. Other new
and proposed manuals and cataloging codes covering
the nonbook field were mentioned.
The Chairman reported that Margaret Chisholm,
Chairman of the Joint Advisory Committee on Non-
book Materials: the Organization of Integrated Col-
lections would officially present a copy of the manual
to Ronald Hagler. Chairman of the CCS Executive
Committee, on Tuesday, with the request that it be
accepted by CCS in principle insofar as it could pro-
vide guidelines for the cataloging and organization of
nonprint material in integrated collections.
The need for the continuation of the ad hoc com-
mittee was discussed as was the relationship of the
committee to the many committees and subcom-
mittees concerned with audiovisual problems (per-
haps as many as 30) which function within the frame-
work of the American Library Association. The
Chairman suggested that there might be greater need
for an official discussion group which could feed
information to appropriate permanent committees,
and perhaps assist in the elimination of the overlap-
ping of the work of the various committees. The
Chairman's suggestion that a recommendation to this
effect be sent to the Executive Board was approved
by the committee. [Katharine Clugston]

AAP/RTSD JOINT COMMITTEE
The Association of American Publishers/RTSD
Joint Committee meeting on January 29, chaired by
Warren Kuhn, opened with a discussion of a Rush
Order Service proposed by Henry Walck, Sr., Presi-
dent and Treasurer of Henry Walck, Inc., opened the
meeting. A lively exchange of information between


librarians and suppliers elicited several hitherln
unknown factors affecting expectations and results
from book ordering.
Elizabeth Geiser. Vice President for Marketing of
the R. R. Bowker Company, announced that Bowker
is offering for sale a tape of 600,000 records from
Books in Print 1972, in ISBN sequence. An updated
tape of 620,000 records will be available in May.
Each record includes author, title, and distributor as
well as ISBN and other data elements.
Bill Gosling, Project Manager of CIP, reported
briefly on the successful implementation and expan-
sion of the Cataloging in Publication Program at the
Library of Congress, which now includes the output
of 375 publishers. CIP data will appear in 13,000
titles published this year in the United States.
[Jennifer V. Magnus]

RTSD RLMS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee of the RTSD, Reproduc-
tion of Library Materials Section (RLMS) convened
on January 29 under the chairmanship of Joseph Z.
Nitecki, Temple University Libraries. Final plans for
the RLMS Program Meeting at Las Vegas in June
were reviewed; the theme is the state-of-the-art of the
various systems libraries employ for catalog card
reproduction. Ten papers have already been assem-
bled on this topic and further details about the avail-
ability of the papers and participation in the meeting
will be published in LR TS. The details of the transfer
of the sponsorship of American National Standards
Institute Committee PH-5 on Photographic Repro-
duction of Documents from ALA to the National
Microfilm Association, effective January 11, were
also discussed. In addition to reports by the various
RLMS Standing Committees, progress reports were
given on the status of the planned publication in late
1973 of the Directory of Library Reprographic Ser-
vices and the current status of copyright revision
legislation. It was agreed that the nine specific recom-
mendations contained in Felix Reichmann and Jose-
phine M. Tharpe's report on the "Bibliographic
Control of Microforms" (Westport, Conn., Green-
wood Press, Inc., 1972), sponsored by ARL under a
contract with OE, are particularly significant.
[Robert C. Sullivan]








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SUBCOMMITTEE ON RULES FOR CATALOGING
MACHINE-READABLE DATA FILES
The RTSD/CCS/DCC Subcommittee on Rules for
Cataloging Machine-Readable Data Files met on Janu-
ary 30-February 1. The members of the subcom-
mittee are John C. Byrum, Princeton University;'
Elizabeth Herman, UCLA; Judith Rowe, Princeton
University; Lawrence Auld, Oregon State University
Library; and Henriette D. Avram, Library of Con-
gress.
Discussions included the need for continued liaison
with others interested in standards for describing
machine-readable data files, the procedures used by
the Copyright Office to catalog machine-readable
data files that might prove helpful to the subcom-
mittee, and the status of papers previously referred to
DCC. Several papers prepared by the subcommittee
members were reviewed and modified where neces-
sary. The topics covered by the papers included
medium designation, collation, summary notes, publi-
cation data, title transcription, and uniform title.
A paper entitled "An Integrated, User-Oriented
System for the Documentation and Control of
Machine-Readable Data Files" by John D. Byrum, Jr.,
and Judith S. Rowe, has been published in the sum-
mer 1972 issue of Library Resources and Technical
Services. [Mrs. Henriette D. A vram]

RTSD, AS LIBRARY MATERIALS
PRICE INDEX COMMITTEE
Mrs. Betty J. Meyer, Ohio State University Librar-
ies, Chairman of the RTSD, AS Library Materials
Price Index Committee, convened the meeting on
January 30 to discuss the status of the preparation
and publication of various price indexes. Hugh C.
Atkinson, Director of Libraries, Ohio State Univer-
sity, confirmed that the "Prices of U.S. and Foreign
Published Materials" section would be submitted in a
few weeks for publication in the 1973 edition of The
Bowker Annual, with the exception of Table 9 for
Mexican book prices. It is hoped that the Mexican
book price index for 1972 will be available next year.
The base years for the 1972 indexes for both U.S.
Mass Market Paperbook Books and U.S. Trade and
Higher Priced Paperback Books have been changed to
1967/1969. The index of U.S. Library Microfilm
Rates for 1972 will be compiled as soon as the data
to be published later in 1973 in the Directory of
Library Reprographic Services becomes available.
Draft no. 6 of the proposed American National Stan-
dard "Criteria for Price Indexes for Library Materials:
Hard Cover Trade-Technical Books, Paperback Books,


Periodicals, Serial Services, and Library Produced
Microfilm" has been submitted to ANSI Committee
Z39 for final approval. [Robert C. Sullivan]

RTSD BOOKDEALER-LIBRARY
RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The RTSD Bookdealer-Library Relations Com-
mittee met on January 30, with Chairman Murray
Martin, Associate Director of the Pennsylvania State
University Library, presiding. The meeting opened
with discussion of Mike Bruer's (University of Hous-
ton Libraries) Guidelines for Serials Ordering, which
had been circulated to the membership prior to the
meeting. Various suggestions were made and will be
incorporated before the Guidelines are presented to
the RTSD Executive Board for approval. Coordina-
tion with the NLTF on Dealer Performance (Serials)
was also proposed.
Stuart Debenham of the Yale University Library
distributed copies of a draft of Guidelines for Anti-
quarian Purchasing, which will be reviewed by the
Rare Book Section of RTSD as well as the members
present, with the aim of achieving a final draft at Las
Vegas in June.
With respect to a proposal for Guidelines on Librar-
ian's Expectations from Wholesalers, M. Ann Heid-
breder of Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich agreed to draw
up an outline of the structure for the Guidelines and
to suggest members to prepare a draft.
[Jennifer V. MagnusJ

RTSD ACQUISITIONS SECTION
The second session of the Executive Committee of
the RTSD Acquisitions Section met on January 31,
with Mrs. Mathilda O'Bryant of the University of
Louisville Library as Chairman. The format for the
Section's Program Meeting at the Las Vegas Confer-
ence in June was agreed upon as a series of workshops
or small panels to discuss various aspects of acquisi-
tions, such as the draft guidelines for the purchase of
books, serials and antiquarian materials, the acquisi-
tion of serials under the PL-480 Program. microform
purchasing, etc. Peter de la Garza of the Library of
Congress Overseas Operations Division is completing
the revision of the "List of International Subscription
Agents." In addition to receiving the reports of the
activities of the standing and "ad hoc" committees of
the Section, a petition was approved to establish an
Acquisitions Discussion Group. [Robert C. Sullivan]

DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING COMMITTEE
At the meeting of the Descriptive Cataloging Com-


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mittee (DCC) of the Resources and Technical Services
Division (RTSD) on February 1, the first part of the
agenda was a discussion of the problems involved in
the planning of the second edition of the Anglo-
American Cataloging Rules (AACR) acquiring input
from the profession, securing an editor. financing the
work, liaison among the responsible authors, time
framework, etc. Further planning will proceed at the
spring meeting of the committee.
With full consideration given to the various criti-
cisms of the International Standard Bibliographic
Description (ISBD), the committee reaffirmed its
acceptance, in principle, of the ISBD and recom-
mended that the Library of Congress proceed with
plans for its implementation. The members of DCC
have studied the revised chapter 6 of the AACR
incorporating the provisions of the ISBD. Their
suggestions will be forwarded to the Library and a
revised text will be considered at the spring meeting.
The committee recommended that LC hold off publi-
cation of the chapter until after the IFLA meeting in
France this August; at that time the ISBD text should
be in final form and all terms should be clearly
defined. The committee recommended that no
change in the ISBD be made within the following two
years. Until the revised chapter 6 of the AACR is
published, the committee asked LC to postpone use
of ISBD in original cataloging. DCC did not oppose
the use of ISBD in Shared Cataloging of titles from
the German and French bibliographies if this is desir-
able.
The designations to be used for audiovisual media
had not yet been agreed upon. A revision in the
Hebrew romanization table was approved and will be
published. The Government of India had asked for
permission to translate AACR into Urdu.
[Hugo W. Christiansen]

RTSD RESOURCES COMMITTEE
MICROPUBLISHING PROJECTS SUBCOMMITTEE
The RTSD Resources Committee, Micropublishing
Projects Subcommittee, whose function is "to serve
as a coordinating agency for both libraries and pub-
lishers of microforms; to advise on the desirability of
proposed publishing projects; to recommend micro-
publishing projects which will serve the needs of the
scholarly community; and, to take appropriate action
to insure a desirable quality of reproduction and
adequate bibliographic control," held the first of
three meetings on January 30, to receive reports from
the following members: John P. Baker, New York
Public Library; Norman H. Dudley, University of


Calilornia. Judy Fair, Urban Institute, Washington.
D.C.; Adelaide B. Lockhart, Dartmouth College Li-
brary; Murray S. Martin, Pennsylvania State Univer-
sity Library; Victor Marx, Central Washington State
College. Ellensburg, Washington: Lawrence S. Robin-
son (Chairman), Library of Congress; Norman J.
Shaffer, Library of Congress; Carl Spaulding, Council
on Library Resources, Washington, D.C.; and Francis
F. Spreitzer, University of Southern California.
C. Spaulding and A. Lockhart reported on New
York Times on Kalvar Film from the Microfilming
Corporation of America. These were comprehensive
reports dealing with material quality and biblio-
graphic completeness of the product. It was the
consensus of the committee that an official communi-
que be issued through ALA channels to librarians,
alerting them to the problems with New York Times
on Kalvar Film. N. Dudley reported on Recommenda-
tions to the RTSD Organization Committee and
Present Standing Committees. J. Baker reported on
Johnson Reprint Corporation's plan to publish on
microfiche the 10,000 entries in David Foxon's
Forthcoming Short Title Catalog of English Verse,
1701-1750, with filming to be done under the edito-
rial supervision of the author.
The second meeting of the subcommittee was held
on January 31. Guest speakers for this occasion were
Rowland E. Darling, Acting Superintendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, and Robert
S. Haynes, Special Assistant to the Public Printer.
This was a joint committee meeting sponsored by
ALA, Public Documents Committee, Micropublishing
Projects Subcommittee and the Reproduction of
Library Materials Section (RLMS) Standards Com-
mittee. Steve Salmon, Chairman of the RLMS Stan-
dards Committee, presided.
Mr. Darling read a prepared statement giving details
of the proposed GPO Micropublishing Program; he
announced that Thomas F. McCormick has been con-
firmed by the Senate as the new Public Printer, and
that the Joint Committee on Printing would have
three new members. These were factors to be con-
sidered in appraising the future of this program. GPO,
however, has settled on specific standards for the
production of microfiche from Source Documents.
When the program is implemented the following
specifications will be used: 105 x 148mm size; 98
frames arranged in 7 rows and 14 columns; 24X maxi-
mum reduction; all fiche to include a title; with the
title on top, both title and images to be right-reading;
first image to be in the upper left; and the cut mark
and the index to be located in the last frame(s).


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Questions and answers were vigorously entertained
during this session. There were many questions raised
on the following points: bibliographic control, type
of film, corrections and additions, standards, shipping
control, etc.
A final meeting was held that afternoon. Topics
covered were Survey of Publishers' Brochures, Victor
Marx reporting (this report was recommended for
publishing in LRTS and Microform Review); NMA
Library Relations Committee Report, Carl Spaulding
reporting; and Proposed Projects for the Committee,
Norman Shaffer reporting.
Imre Jarmy, Editor of the National Register of
Microform Masters was present at both meetings of
the Micropublishing Projects Subcommittee, giving
informative talks with illustrations outlining goals,
aims, objectives, and reporting methods. Robert Sulli-
van, Assistant Editor of LRTS, repeated his many
past offers to the committee to publish reports and
papers on projects or articles of interest to the com-
mittee. Allen Meckler, Publisher of the Microform
Review again offered the facilities of his publication
to librarians (see the recent January issue of Micro-
fimn Review, pp. 74-75).
The committee discussed means of making its work
better known. It was concluded that a brochure citing
standard sources of information on microform read-
ing equipment, projects, use, and bibliographic con-
trol would be a service to persons ordering and ser-
vicing such -material. It is hoped that such a
publication can be produced in time for distribution
at the Las Vegas meeting.
Additional information concerning the cited re-
ports may be obtained by writing: Lawrence S.
Robinson, Preservation Microfilming Officer, Admin-
istrative Department, Library of Congress, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20540.
[Lawrence S. Robinson and Norman Shaffer]

RTSD REPRODUCTION OF LIBRARY
MATERIALS SECTION DISCUSSION GROUP
The discussion group met with Joseph Nitecki of
Temple University acting as discussion leader. The so-
called "fly's eye" camera, now being developed by
Personal Communications. Inc., was discussed. The
problems of bibliographic controls of microforms
both on a local and national level and the possibility
of an ALA pre-conference on microforms were other
topics considered.
Of interest to technical processing personnel will be
the forthcoming micropublication of several methods
of card production. Mr. Nitecki explained to the


group his plan to gather several varied descriptions of
card production procedures and arrange to have them
produced in a microfiche format by the Photo-
duplication Service at the Library of Congress. The
project will be offered for sale prior to the Las Vegas
meeting.

FOREIGN OFFICIAL GAZETTE
MICROFILMING PROJECT
An ad hoc committee of RTSD met on February 1
to exchange views and information concerning the
current status of foreign gazettes microfilming and to
discuss the possibility of re-establishing some kind of
cooperative microfilming plan. An earlier similar
project had come to a standstill a few years ago.
Several libraries, such as the Library of Congress, New
York Public, Temple, Northwestern, and Indiana
were represented. The discussion, chaired by Robert
Sullivan, Library of Congress, developed almost
exclusively as a review of various technical and fiscal
problems and while it cleared the way for a new
study of the whole project, it did not yield any
immediate decision. Foreign gazettes are acknowl-
edged as very important research sources, but they
are generally not heavily used and the cost of filming
them on a regular basis is greater than any single insti-
tution can afford on its own. Several approaches were
discussed, chief among them was the setting up of a
cooperative project similar to other microfilming
projects sponsored by the Center for Research Librar-
ies or the division of the total task by areas so that
groups of libraries might be able to join only those
discrete projects covering the area or areas of interest
to them. [John C. Finzil

PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT
OF THE HANDICAPPED LIBRARY COMMITTEE
The meeting was called to order on January 29 by
John Rebenack ofAkron, Ohio, in the absence of the
Chairman, Howard Haycraft. Optometrists and librar-
ians and their closer cooperation to extend library
service to visually limited individuals in the com-
munity came under extended discussion by the 20
committee members present. The librarian may find
the inclusion of reading aids and appliances (such as
magnifiers) in his reading room of assistance to par-
tially sighted readers. The patron, in having optical
aids available, need not rely solely on large print, but
has the entire collections of libraries at his disposal.
The librarian also may find reference information
concerning aids useful for the visually limited readers
as well as for the optometrists. The optometrists help


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the librarian by identifying those in the community
who need optical equipment; he can also guide the
librarian in selection of such equipment. To foster
closer cooperation. a number of approaches were
discussed: a series of letters and press releases from
the committee to both librarians and optometrists to
arrange for display s and exhibits not only in the
library) buildings but in booths at conferences as well.
A directory, Reading Aids for the Handicapped,
which includes optical aids, is in process of revision
by ALA's Association of Hospital and Institution
Libraries. Another reference manual is being com-
piled by the President's Committee which will list all
of the service agencies and organizations in a com-
munity to which a librarian can refer handicapped
persons. The list can provide not only sources for
library and optical aid services, but also agencies and
organizations which provide rehabilitation and place-
ment counseling. Committee members hope that a
nonprofit foundation can be interested in publishing
and distributing the manual to librarians throughout
the country as a Public Service.
Reference manuals are just one of a number of
important approaches in bringing handicapped and
visually limited persons into the library, the com-
mittee felt. Radio and television spots, newspaper and
magazine articles, notices in professional journals, and
enlisting the assistance of hospitals and nursing home
administrators have their place. Frequent repetition is
needed.
The committee passed a resolution commending
Robert S. Bray, until recently the Chairman of the
Library Committee of the President's Committee on
Employment of the Handicapped, on his many
accomplishments, particularly for his efforts in help-
ing to meet the reading needs of handicapped persons
and for his service in making libraries architecturally
more accessible to handicapped persons.
[Alfred D. Hagle]

ROUND TABLE ON LIBRARY SERVICE
TO THE BLIND
The Executive Board of the Round Table on Li-
brary Service to the Blind met in open session on
February 1. Susan Haskin, Chairman of the Round
Table, presided. The minutes of the previous meeting
as well as the treasurer's report were accepted as
printed in News and Views. Reports of the Awards
Committee. Membership Committee, Nominating
Committee, Publicity Committee, and Publications
Committee were presented.
Miss Haskin described plans for the Las Vegas


Conference, announcing thai all Round Table func-
tions are scheduled for Tuesday, June 26. Buck-
minster Fuller, architect and philosopher, has been
asked to speak at the Campbell Awards luncheon on
that day. The program meeting will consist of a panel
discussion on architectural barriers. It is anticipated
that a bibliography on that subject will be ready for
the Las Vegas meeting. The Round Table will man a
booth jointly with the President's Committee on
Employment of the Handicapped, at the ALA Con-
ference.
Mona Werner, Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect,
discussed planning for the 1974 New York Confer-
ence. Tentatively, an international theme on library
service to the blind is planned. Miss Werner present ted
a report of the ad hoc Committee on Standards for
Library Service to the Blind. After lively discussion
the executive board accepted an amended recommen-
dation that ALA develop its own standards on library
service to the handicapped but that assistance be
offered to the National Accreditation Council in their
revision of the NAC Standards for Service to the
Visually Impaired.
The proposed development of a new division by the
Round Table on Library Service to the Blind and the
Association of Hospital and Institutional Libraries
was discussed at length. A joint statement of responsi-
bilities drawn up by representatives of the Round
Table and AHIL was presented, and will be mailed to
the memberships of both organizations. It is proposed
that the new division will be called Specialized Li-
brary Services Division. The merger will be voted on
at the Las Vegas Conference, and if approved will
take effect at the 1974 New York Conference.
A resolution commending Robert S. Bray, who
recently retired as Chief of the Division for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, for his significant contri-
butions to library service for the blind was unani-
mously adopted. [Elizabeth Stroup]


ASLA INSTITUTIONAL LIBRARY
SERVICES DISCUSSION GROUP
The Institutional Library Services Discussion Group
of the Association of State Library Agencies con-
vened on Thursday with 30 librarians from almost as
many states in attendance.
Under the chairmanship of Robert F. Ensky, Insti-
tution Library Consultant, Illinois State Library, the
group took as their general theme the subject, "Insti-
tutional Library Service-Is It Bigger Than All of
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about their own experiences in giving library services
to institutions.
Mrs. Andree F. Bailey, Institution Library Consul-
tant, Florida State University, described in detail the
difference in approach she has used in working with
the librarians and with the administrators of various
kinds of institutions in efforts to improve library ser-,
vices in Florida. Susie Sutherlin, Assistant Commu-
nity Librarian, and Brenda Cox, Adult Institutions
Librarian, both of the Martin Luther King Memorial
Library, Washington, D.C., described the establish-
ment and improvement of library services at such
facilities as the D.C. Jail and the D.C. Correctional
Complex at Lorton, Va. Both librarians stressed the
flexibility that is needed by the librarian, especially in
the penal institution, in order to be able to work well
with both officials and inmates. Miss Sutherlin
described her successful efforts to establish rapport
with the prisoners who were initially "turned off" by
books. The consensus of the group's response to Miss
Sutherlin was that the librarian in an institutional
setting, to be successful, often must be a talented
performing artist who is able to create interest in
reading. In the general "rap" session that followed,
several means of improving library service in institu-
tions were described, including the holding of book
fair sales in prisons and the distribution of mail order
book catalogs to prisoners. Among the special prob-
lems in prison libraries that received mention were
the numerous instances of hoarding of library books
by prisoners as if they were personal property and the
practice of having "shakedowns" in order to retrieve
overdue or missing library books, although this is not
allowed in every state.
There also was discussion of more general problems
of institution libraries including the application of the
Program Planning Budgeting System (PPBS) to these
services. As a part of the business meeting of the
group, a member of the ASLA Directors Board, Elliot
Shelkrot, Maryland State Department of Education,
Baltimore, asked for suggestions and ideas for future
meetings of the ASLA Board. There also was mention
of a newsletter that might be issued by the group in
the future. [Nadine Pitts]

CHIEF COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS
OF LARGE RESEARCH LIBRARIES (AD HOC)
The discussion group met on January 27 under the
chairmanship of Hendrick Edelman, Cornell Univer-
sity Libraries, Ithaca, N.Y. As in previous meetings,
many of the major research libraries of the country
were represented and discussion centered on a


number of issues crucial to current library manage-
ment in the area of collections development. _The
need for. greater coordination of national resources
an or a TrfioreTgical- and coordinated pattern of
-a-cquisitions policies and programs has been the
recurring theme of the group's discussions, a theme
which is now made more urgent and compelling by
the austere budgets of the seventies. At last summer's
meeting in Chicago, the group had agreed that "no
serious planning toward a national system of coopera-
tion in collection building would be feasible until
more is known about the distribution of holdings
among research libraries," and had charged a subcom-
mittee made up of Norman Dudley, University of
California at Los Angeles, Murray Martin, Pennsylvania
State University, and Micha Namenwirth, University
of California at Berkeley, to investigate techniques
for gathering such data. At the present meeting,
Norman Dudley, as chairman of the sub-committee,
presented a plan for a comparative study of the distri-
bution of holdings, by LC classification, of as many
of the research libraries represented by the group as
might be able and willing to participate in this
project. This study would be carried out by measur-
ing the shelflists of these libraries according to a pre-
determined set of LC subject classes. This proposal
was discussed from several points of view, and the
problem presented by libraries having non-LC classifi-
cation systems, or no system at all. such as New York
Public, was extensively examined. It was suggested
that for those libraries which use the Dewey system a
conversion table (Dewey to LC), now in preparation,
might be available in the near future and might enable
these libraries to participate in this comparative
study. No ready answer was found for NYPL, which
is on fixed location and has no classification system.
It was generally agreed that a pilot project to test the
methodology would be desirable and a number of
libraries volunteered for participation. The measure-
ment of a fixed number of classes in the shelflist as an
indicator for holdings, their absolute growth, and
their comparative growth has actually already been
tested by the University of Wisconsin Library at least
twice at a two-year interval and the method seems
most promising.
Another major topic of discussion was the present
status of a number of national programs, such as the
Farmington Plan, LACAP, NPAC, and Public Law
480. The current status of the Farmington Plan.and
.the search for viable alternatives were reported and
reviewed by Howard Sullivan, Wayne State University
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preservation program at the New York Public Library
by John Baker of that library concluded the meeting.
[John C Finzil

BUDGET ASSEMBLY
After introducing the members of ihe Copes Corn-
mittee and ALA staff. Chairman William DeJohn
turned the Budget Assembly on January 28 over to
Frank Sessa for the presentation of the 1972-73 Trea-
surer's Report. Unfortunately not everyone present
had received a cop) of the budget in advance of the
meeting, thereby limiting the discussion somewhat.
The association again faces a budget crisis. Total
budget requests for 1972-73 are $2,668,113 while the
ceiling prescribed by the bylaws is $1,819,991.
Recommendations for eliminating the $848,122 gap
included funding priorities set up by ACONDA and
approved by Council at a lower level. The funding
will still provide for a visible and positive program.
Positions in the Office for Library Service to the
Disadvantaged and Office for Research are the only
new positions recommended for funding. A top prior-
ity will also be salary improvement for ALA staff.
The Copes Committee is recommending that the
International Relations Office be discontinued along
with the Library Technology Program and 14 addi-
tional presently filled headquarters positions. The
allocations to American Libraries and divisional publi-
cations would be reduced by about 15 percent. These
recommendations would reduce the gap by $280,000.
Another $195,000 would have to be taken from
endowment to balance the budget.
In order to determine costs of program and support
activities a cost study on systems analysis principles
has been initiated.
There was a brief report concerning the dues
survey. The subcommittee polled 4,200 personal
members of ALA, 385 organizational members, 1,000
former members, and 1,000 non-members. The
random survey outlined three alternative dues sched-
ules: "(1) a basic fee of $35 with divisions and sec-
tions available at $10 and $3 respectively; (2) a basic
dues fee of $35 with one free division and section if
that unit had sections available; additional divisions
and sections would cost $15 and $5 respectively;
(3) the present dues schedule." The survey was not
particularly scientific. Some 1,653 returns were
received representing 7.8 percent of the total
membership. The conclusions reached, in general,
were that with the dues proposal 53 percent of the
membership would take one or "zero" extra divi-
sions; current members in dues category $7.50


through $40 would belong to one division but less
than one-half would take an extra division. personal
dues income would decrease by $2U.(J0 if schedule
were put into effect for 1974; former members would
consider rejoining and non-members would consider
joining The matter of dues will be pursued wilih
recommendations promised for Las Vegas.
[Mona M. WIern'r]

FOREIGN NEWSPAPER MICROFILM MEETING
The meeting of the ARL Foreign Newspaper Micro-
film Committee on January 28 was conducted by
John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Congress and
Committee Chairman. Committee members in atten-
dance were Basil Stuart-Stubbs, Librarian, University
of British Columbia Library, Lucien White, Associate
Dean of Library Administration, University of Illinois
Library, and Gordon R. Williams, Director, Center for
Research Libraries. Also present were Stephen A.
McCarthy, Executive Director of ARL, John Finzi,
Assistant Director for Library Resources, Reference
Department, Library of Congress, and John Y. Cole,
Coordinator, Foreign Newspaper Microfilming, Refer-
ence Department.
Mr. Lorenz reported on the establishment of the
post of Foreign Newspaper Microfilming Coordinator
at the Library of Congress and introduced Mr. Cole,
the newly appointed Coordinator. Mr. Cole explained
that his office Was going to serve as the national focal
point for matters relating to the selection, acquisi-
tion, and microfilming of foreign newspapers and
discussed other new responsibilities of the Library in
the area of foreign newspaper microfilming. He also
distributed copies of the first issue of Foreign News-
paper Report, which will be issued three times a year.
The Report will provide current data about various
foreign newspaper acquisition and microfilming pro-
grams, announcements of newly available titles and
cooperative microfilming projects, information about
bibliographic and technical standards in newspaper
microfilming, and related news of interest to the
research community. Copies of the first issue will be
distributed by the Library of Congress in February.
Of special interest to the Committee was the
announcement that the Library plans to publish
future editions of Newspapers on Microfilm in two
separate volumes: Newspapers in Microform: United
States and Newspapers in Microform: Foreign Coun-
tries. The new titles recognize the increasing use of
microfiche and micro-opaque techniques instead of
the exclusive use of microfilm in the microphoto-
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of domestic and foreign newspaper holdings reports
in separate volumes was decided upon because of the
recent increase in foreign newspaper microfilming
activity and the need to make information about
newspaper holdings available to libraries and individ-
ual scholars on a more current basis. The publishing
plan will give the Library of Congress greater flexibil-
ity in issuing supplements or later editions of each
publication, enable the purchaser to select the volume
most suited to his needs, and serve as a convenient
format for meeting the various needs of different
users.
The Committee approved a list of 19 titles to be
added to the ARL Foreign Newspaper Microfilm
Project which is administered by the Center for
Research Libraries. It also approved a back-up list of
17 titles for microfilming or purchase if the titles
from the first list should not be available. It was also
agreed to adopt a policy of spending 50 percent of
the funds available for the purchase of back files for
the Project on specific titles from a predetermined
list, and 50 percent on titles as they are requested by
Project subscribers. [John Y. Cole]

CIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE
John Lorenz, Chairman of the CIP Advisory
Committee, called the meeting to order on Sunday,
January 28, and welcomed Foster E. Mohrhardt, Con-
sultant to the Council on Library Resources, a new
member of the Committee.
William Gosling, CIP Program Manager, reported on
the progress of the program during the past six
months, highlighting the increased number of titles
being processed and the enthusiastic cooperation of
the 350 participating publishers. A discussion
followed on what direction the program should take.
It was agreed that emphasis should be placed on get-
ting the remaining trade publishers into the program
before expanding to other types of materials. Discus-
sions on implementing the inclusion of Federal docu-
ments were postponed until last spring. It will be
some time before this material can be included in the
program.
An enthusiastic response was received from the
committee members present when asked about
conducting a survey of libraries and how they are
using CIP data. The Program Manager gave a brief
report on a survey of D.C. area libraries and their use
of CIP. The need to provide both a short and long
range survey was identified and plans to implement
the short range survey were initiated.
Mrs. Carol Nemeyer, Senior Associate of the Asso-


ciation of American Publishers, reported that several
publishers who were interested in joining the program
had been in touch with her office for information.
William Welsh, Director of the Processing Depart-
ment, presented a brief overview of the fiscal 1974
CIP budget. Glen Zimmerman Executive Officer,
Processing Department, concluded the meeting with a
report on the participation of university presses in the
CIP Program and efforts to include the remaining
presses as soon as possible. The meeting adjourned at
8:30 p.m.

COMMITTEE OF LIBRARY
HISTORY ROUND TABLE (AD HOC)
The committee met on Monday to discuss what the
Round Table might do to help commemorate the
forthcoming centennial of ALA. The meeting was
chaired by George S. Bobinski, State University of
New York at Buffalo, and was attended by 10 inter-
ested librarians including Jesse Shera, the dean of
library historians. Numerous ideas for historical publi-
cations and projects were discussed and Michael
Harris of the University of Kentucky, Round Table
Chairman, agreed to attend the meeting of the ALA
Centennial Committee and report on its activities.
There was unanimous agreement on the importance
of some kind of historical observance of the centen-
nial and on the need for continuing the ad hoc com-
mittee. [John Y. Cole]

ACRL RARE BOOKS
AND MANUSCRIPTS SECTION
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section executive
committee and members of other committees and
guests met on Monday, January 29. Howard L.
Applegate, Balch Institute, presiding as Chairman of
the section, described the proposed sessions of the
pre-conference scheduled for Los Angeles, June
21-23. The program covers a sampling of California
libraries with special collections, California book
clubs, bookselling in Los Angeles, collecting Western
Americana, panels about collections for the study of
ethnic groups, cultural thieves, training manuscript
and special collections librarians, and the handling of
new types of special collections. Tours of special
collections are included in the plan and the pre-
conference is to be concluded on Saturday evening
with dinner on the Queen Mary, permanently an-
chored in Long Beach harbor. Registration will be
limited to 200 and will cost about $80.
Statements on appraisal of gifts and on legal title
prepared by the Committee on Manuscript Collec-


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tions and published in draft form in American i. brar-
ies, January 1973, p. 38, were approved, after some
slight rewording. for presentation to the ACRL
Executive Board. (The Board. at its meeting later in
the week approved the statements and authorized the
committee to seek acceptance of them by other con-
cerned organizations.) Statements of other vital
aspects of manuscript work are to be presented for
approval at the June business meeting by the com-
inittee. now under the leadership of Clyde C. Walton,
Director of Libraries. Northern Illinois University,
Dekalb. Ill., who replaced Robert Stocking in mid-
term.
The executive committee members phrased a
resolution to be sent to the ACRL Executive Board
recommending that the American Library Association
be vigilant in investigating the effect on libraries of
the current tax laws regulating gifts of valuable mate-
rial and to pursue diligently a revision of the laws.
Topics for a program meeting to be held in Las
Vegas during the ALA conference week were dis-
cussed but not resolved: (1) local Nevada area prob-
lems, such as bibliography on gambling, and (2) the
problem of whether a repository should make avail-
able for research material it is gathering from every-
where for publication in letterpress or microfilm.
The Rare Books Section (now Rare Books and
Manuscripts) held its first meeting in the University
of Virginia Library in Charlottesville and has been
invited to return for the 25th conference in the
summer of 1974. IArline Custer]

NLTF WORK GROUP ON STANDARD ORDER
The U.S. National Libraries Task Force Work
Group on the Standard Order form met on January
30. with interested representatives from academic
libraries, publishers, and booksellers. Kurt Cylke,
Executive Secretary of the NLTF, moderated the
meeting.
Dr. Jerrold Orne recommended that the Working
Group attempt to provide a Standard Order Form
acceptable to all the types of users present, rather
than limit its application only to the three national
libraries. This suggestion was endorsed enthusiasti-
cally by others present, who proposed consulting also
with book jobbers, public and school libraries, insti-
tutional purchasing agents, and school business
managers, as well as other sections of ALA. Forma-
tion of a committee of six of those present was pro-
posed, to circulate a draft and formally request
formation of an ANSI Z-39 Subcommittee on the
standard order form. Tentative plans were made to


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review the draft at the Las Vegas meeting of ALA in
June. [Jennifier V. 1tagnui]

FLIRT
In his opening remarks of the first meleing of ilih
Federal Librarians Round Table (FLIRT), Stanley
Bougas. President. established preliminary goals of
organizing the Round Table and selling up the vari-
ous committees. He also announced that there are at
present 81 members. Since ALA will no longer fund
the FLIRT newsletter, funds for producing publica-
tions are limited. Based on the current membership,
only $165 will be available to FLIRT from ALA.
Other officers include John C. Finzi, Vice Presi-
dent, Michael Costello, Secretary-Treasurer, and
Susan Burns, Executive Secretary; the membership
committee is headed by Duane Johnson. Robert W.
Severance, Joseph W. Price, and Claudia Wisniewski
are serving on the nominating committee. James
Tilton of HUD is responsible for publications.
Mr. Bougas described how Mr. Severance, AIR
University, and others drew up the charter and by-
laws for FLIRT. At first it was decided to reprint the
charter and bylaws in the next newsletter so that
members could examine the document and vote upon
it. It appeared later, however, that Mr. Bougas deter-
mined there was a quorum and it was moved and
seconded that the charter and bylaws be approved.
Some discussion followed concerning the relation-
ship between Federal Librarians Association and
FLIRT. Frank Kurt Cylke, Executive Secretary of the
Federal Library Committee, said the Federal Librar-
ians Association encouraged professional to join ALA
and support both FLIRT and other similar groups. He
pointed out that the Federal Library Committee
actually distributed the FLIRT newsletter. Since the
interests of Federal librarians are varied, he thinks
Federal librarians should support and be active in any
of these organizations that interest them. Two areas,
he emphasized, that were of common concern to all
Federal librarians were personnel (i.e., civil service)
and procurement. Mr. Cylke further observed that of
the approximately 4,000 Federal librarians, about 80
librarians were attending this first meeting of FLIRT.
Some discussion concerning exactly who was eligi-
ble to join FLA followed. The conclusion reached
was that any professional, not necessarily a librarian,
in grades higher than GS-7 could join. Mr. Bougas
added that FLIRT was open to librarians and to
library technicians at all levels. The business portion
of the meeting was then concluded.
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of Federal libraries. After much difficulty the Federal
Library Committee received over $60,000 for this
survey produced by the National Center for Educa-
tional Statistics, U.S. Office of Education. Edwin
Olsen and Mrs. Rosemary Merrit, who conducted the
survey, discussed the compiling of the data which is
currently being fed into the computer. Data was
gathered from questionnaires sent to libraries with a
list of 19 key items. Mr. Olsen reviewed the question-
naire in some detail, estimating that 1,800 libraries
will respond. About 1,400 returns have been received
thus far. He expects to complete data collection late
in February 1973. Transparencies of the probable
format of the printout were shown. Various questions
were asked by the audience about the usefulness of
the study. Some agreed it would be quite helpful at
the management level by individual agencies in com-
paring the libraries within that agency, in justifying
budgets, and in personnel matters. For example, the
printout listing the actual number of males and
females employed at various grades would be helpful
to personnel operations. The general conclusion
appeared to be that this was a unique study that
would identify all the various Federal libraries by
type of library, agency, geographical area, and by
other characteristics.
Catherine D. Scott, a member of the National Com-
mission on Libraries and Information Science, out-
lined briefly the history of the Commission since it
was established as a permanent and independent
agency as a part of the Executive Branch on July 20,
1970 by Public Law 91-345. During the past year, the
Commission has been- most concerned with the
library and information needs of those living in rural
areas, the information needs of children, handicapped
persons, and older citizens. The two major goals of
the commission which is emphatically user-oriented,
are to meet the needs of all users of information and
libraries and the second, to work toward equal access
for all; i.e., "national equality of access to informa-
tion is as important as quality in education."
Miss Scott noted that two research projects were in
process, one at the University of California and
another at Stanford. The latter study conducted by
Edwin Parker will project and identify ways in which
technical, economic, and social factors will have
impact on information needs from 1975-1980. In
Chicago a pilot study on how libraries are financed is
also being conducted. Federal grants will continue to
be needed by libraries, said Miss Scott, and we also
need other alternate methods of financing.
The Commission also maintains liaison between


publishers and libraries concerning copyright prob-
lems. [Lucy T. Vash]

SSRT TASK FORCE ON RECRUITMENT,
TRAINING, AND ADVANCEMENT
OF MINORITIES
At the meeting on Thursday, Carol Garvin, Coordi-
nator, reported that the Task Force is in the midst of
compiling a list of colleges which conduct career
conferences. She requested volunteers who would be
interested in attending the conferences and pro-
moting librarianship as a career. Miss Garvin also
reported that the Task Force is investigating the
possibility of producing a film which would be used
in recruiting minorities for the profession. One non-
profit film workshop is being considered; other film
producers will also be contacted and considered.
Further details and subsequent developments will be
reported at the ALA Annual Conference in June.
Peggy Barber, Director of the ALA Office of
Recruitment, requested that the names of members
of minorities who are interested in securing financial
assistance in order to attend library school be sub-
mitted to her Office. She distributed copies of the
brochure, Opportunities for Minority Students-
Financial Assistance for Library Education, and also
announced that the Association of Research Libraries
had recently published a brochure entitled, A Sum-
mary of the Results of the Office of Management
Studies Survey of the Recruitment, Staff Develop-
ment and Minority Employment Practices of the
Association of Research Libraries, which should be of
interest to the Task Force.
The five-member Advisory Committee to the Office
of Human Resources which is expected to be created
imminently was discussed. Because the area of inter-
est of the Advisory Committee is expected to include
recruitment, education, and training of librarians, the
Task Force expressed an interest in submitting nomi-
nees to the President of ALA for consideration. Miss
Garvin requested that the names of likely candidates
be submitted. [Kay F. Wexler]

ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN STUDIES' COMMITTEE
The Subcommittee on Technical Processes of the
Association of Asian Studies' Committee on Research
Materials on Southeast Asia met at the Library of
Congress on February 2 and 3 to discuss with mem-
bers of the Library staff unresolved problems of head-
ings for persons with Vietnamese names. Members of
the Subcommittee in attendance were Lian Tie Kho,
Yale University Library, Chairman; John Musgrave,


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University of Michigan Library; Giok Po Oey, Cornell
University Library, and Abdul K. Rony, Library of
Congress. In addition to LC participants from the
Orientalia Division, the Descriptive Cataloging Divi-
sion, and the Processing Department, the following
experts were in attendance: Edita Baradi, Yale Uni-
versity Library, Huong Fiedler, Baltimore Sun, Phan
Thien Chiu, Rider College, and Marion Ross, Univer-
sity of Virginia. Mr. Oey presided over these sessions.
With the aid of the excellent spadework already
accomplished by Miss Kho's Subcommittee and the
detailed study prepared by Louis Jacob and Abdul K.
Rony of the Orientalia Division and distributed in
advance of the meeting, it was possible to settle all
questions of substance to the general satisfaction. The
written report of these agreements will be sent to the
Library for framing the rule wording necessary to
implement them. Once this text is completed and
endorsed by the subcommittee and the Library's
Orientalia Processing Committee, it will be fowarded
for formal approval by the authors of the Anglo-
American Cataloging Rules for adoption as a rule
change. The text of the rule will be basically conso-
nant with the present rule but will provide more
detailed guidance to catalogers in dealing with special
types of names. [C. Sumner Spalding]

MIDWINTER MEETING OF ISAD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the Information Science
and Automation Division (ISAD) held two meetings
during the Midwinter week, with President Ralph
Shoffner of the Richard Abel Co. presiding. For the
information of the Board, Charles Stevens sum-
marized the program and current activities of the
National Commission for Libraries and Information
Science, of which he is Executive Director. Status
reports were received from chairman of ISAD com-
mittees or joint committees on which ISAD is repre-
sented. The Objectives Committee is reviewing the
Division's functions and activities with the aim of
formulating a statement for consideration at the
annual conference in Las Vegas. Stephen Salmon,
University of Houston, first president of ISAD, is
chairman of the committee. Susan K. Martin, Harvard
University, chairman of the Conference Planning
Committee, reported that the initial program outline
for the preconference institute on library automation,
to be held on June 22-23 in Las Vegas, is complete
and the speakers have been selected. ISAD will also
cosponsor annual conference programs with ACRL
and RTSD. Reports containing matters for future


consideration were received from the Committee on
Seminar and Institute Topics, Ronald Miller, New
England Library Information Network, chairman,
the Telecommunications Committee, Brigitte L. Ken-
ney, Drexel University, chairman. and ihe joint
RTSD/ISAD/RASD Committee on Representation in
Machine-readable Form of Bibliographic Information,
Velma Veneziano, Northwestern University, chair-
man. [Richard S. Angell]

INTERLIBRARY LOAN COMMITTEE
The Interlibrary Loan Committee with Virginia
Boucher as chairman, met twice at ALA Midwinter
Meeting. At the second meeting, the committee dis-
cussed a proposal to amend the Interlibrary Loan Code
to exclude genealogical materials from the list of those
not generally available for loan. Since many genealogi-
cal materials are either rare or of a reference nature,
they could be exempted from loan for those reasons,
without being specifically referred to in the Code.
Legare H. B. Obear, Chief of the Library of Congress
Loan Division, pointed out that many genealogical
items were scarce, but not rare in the usual sense, and
advocated their continued inclusion as illustrative of
the kind of materials ordinarily excluded from loan.
David Palmer presented an interim report from the
Ad Hoc Committee on Microfilming Card Catalogs
and stated that a preliminary draft of specifications
for such filming had been prepared. He pointed out
that there were two primary reasons for this proce-
dure, preservation and interlibrary loan, but that fre-
quently microfilming has been done on such short
notice and with such inadequate funds that the film is
suitable for preservation purposes only.
The complex matter of charging for interlibrary
loan service was discussed. It appears that to date few
libraries have begun this practice, which could
become disruptive unless regulated properly. The
committee passed a resolution stating that it was the
sense of the committee that fees for interlibrary loan
not be imposed unilaterally, and that the problem be
thoroughly studied.
Revision of the International Interlibrary Loan
Code was discussed. It appeared that few libraries
actually followed the existing procedures, and that
many would not lend original copies at all because of
the time period involved. It was decided to investigate
further this whole area to determine the current
volume of international loans, to ascertain the role of
IFLA, and to determine whether it would be possible
to transport international loan materials more
rapidly. [Margaret Porter Smith]


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