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CONGRESS


INFORMANT


BULLETINi


Vol. 32, No. 17

JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN TO MAKE
FINAL APPEARANCE AT LC AS
POETRY CONSULTANT
Josephine Jacobsen, Consultant in Poetry in Eng-
lish to the Library of Congress for 1971-73, will close
the 1972-73 season of literary programs at the Li-
brary with a lecture entitled "The Instant of
Knowing." The program will be presented on Mon-
day, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium.
No tickets are required. This lecture will be Mrs.
Jacobsen's final official appearance as Consultant in
Poetry.
Born in Coburg, Canada, she is a resident of Balti-
more, Md., and Whitefield, N.H. Her books of poetry
include For the Unlost (1944), The Human Climate
(1956), and The Animal Inside (1967). She is the
author of numerous articles and reviews appearing

MUSIC READING ROOM TO
DISCONTINUE EVENING SERVICE
Tuesday and Thursday evening service in the
Music Reading Room will be discontinued as of
June 5. The number of readers using the reading
room in the evenings has not been sufficient to
justify the extended hours. Public service will,
however, continue on Saturdays from 8:30 am. to
5 p.m.


frequently in Commonweal, Kenyon Review, Prairie
Schooner, and Poetry. Mrs. Jacobsen and William R.
Mueller are coauthors of three works of criticism:
The Testament of Samuel Beckett (1964), lonesco &
Genet: Playwrights of Silence (1968), and Samuel
Beckett's Long Saturday: To Wait or Not to Wait,
published in Man in the Modem Theatre (1965),
edited by Nathan Scott. One of her short stories, "A
Walk With Raschid," has recently been published in
Prize Stories of 1973: The O. Henry Awards. This is
Mrs. Jacobsen's fifth story to be included in an
anthology of prize-winners and her third O. Henry
Award story. (Continued on p. 147)

PLANS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION
Implementation of the provisions of the Inter-
national Bibliographic Description at the Library of
Congress will be delayed until early 1974. Editorial
revisions of the text of the ISBD will be made at a
convocation of present and prospective users of the
ISBD to be held at Grenoble preceding the meeting of
the International Federation of Library Associations
in August. Once this text is finalized, the draft revi-
sion of Chapter 6 of the Anglo-American Cataloging
Rules will (1)be edited to conform to all acceptable
changes, (2) undergo formal acceptance by the Li-
brary of Congress, the American Library Association,


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CONTENTS


Druiqn, von Alpenheim to Perform
FLC Executive Comnmittee Meets
Holmes Devise Lectures Available
ISBD Plans for Implementation
Josephine Jacobsen td Make
SFinal LC Appearance. .
Library 6f Congress Publications
Missing Books Returned to LC
News in the -ibrary World .
New Reference Works .
Staff News ... ..
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and the Canadian Library Association (with or with-
out revisions). (3) be published by ALA, and (4) be
distributed to all catalogers. After all of this has taken
place, a date will be set for the implementation of the
revised chapter in LC cataloging.
Meanwhile, bibliographic descriptions prepared by
LC catalogers will continue to follow the provisions
of the present Chapter 6 of the AACR, using cus.
tomary punctuation practice. However, ISBD
punctuation appearing in bibliographical descriptions
used in Shared Cataloging entries will be retained
except for entries in English and French where such
punctuation will be converted to AACR/LC punctua-
tion. This exception is made for the purpose of
keeping records appearing in the MARC Distribution
Service in a uniform style of punctuation. ISBD
characteristics other than the special punctuation will
normally be retained.
After the implementation of the provisions of the
ISBD all bibliographic descriptions prepared by LC
catalogers will follow the revised rules. ISBD punctua-
tion will be accepted for French and English Shared
Cataloging entries, and entries derived ifwmlnnatimoah
bibliographies not following the ISBD will be edited
to ISBD punctuation style to facilitate possible future
conversion to machine-readable form.


MISSING BOOK RETURNED
TO LC AFTER 45 YEARS

The Library of Congress recently acquired a book
which had been missing from its collections for more
than 45 years. Robert Boyle, a Bibliography by Thora
Mass (London, 1914) was discovered at a local book
sale by William Matheson, Chief of the Rare Book
Division. Mr. Matheson, noticing the LC perforation
on the title page and on page 99, identified the book
as LC property, brought it for 50 cents, and returned
it to the Library's collection. Another more recent
item was acquired by Mr. Matheson under similar
circumstances, with the bookplate and label intact,
for 25 cents.
Both items were listed as "missing" during an
inventory of printed books in the classed collection
of the Library which was begun more than 45 years
ago. The inventory was undertaken to determine the
number of "books not in their assigned places in the
general collection." Completed in 1939, the inven-
tory reported that after a number of shelf checks had
been made, 133,000 inventory cards representing
"missing" books were on file.
Libraries imposing overdue fines have occasional
"free weeks" when fines are forgiven and overdue
books can be returned without threat of penalty.
Since the Library of Congress imposes no fines, every
week is "free week" and books which have been
borrowed regularly, or irregularly, are welcomed by
the Loan Division.


DRUIAN, VON ALPENHEIM
TO PERFORM AT LC

On Friday evening, May 4, the McKim Fund in the
Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of cham-
ber music for violin and piano, performed by Rafael
Druian and Ilse von Alpenheim. They will present the
premiere performance of Sonata for violin and piano,
No. 2 by Benjamin Lees which was commissioned by
the McKim Fund. This work is the sixth McKim Fund
commission to be performed. Other works on the
program are Sonata by Leos Janicek and Sonata in C
minor, Op. 30, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets will be
disibutedbly ijck Hayes, 1300 G Street, N.W.,
beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, April 30. A service
charge of 25 cents is placed on each ticket, and only
two tickets are distributed to an individual. Tele-









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phone reservations may be made on Monday morning
by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.
The concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
station WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.


MRS. JACOBSEN TO MAKE
FINAL LC APPEARANCE
(Continued from p. 145)

Another of her short stories, "On the Island," will
soon be published in The Poet's Story, edited by
Howard Moss. New & Selected Poems, her most re-
cent work, is to be published by Doubleday in 1974.
When she returns to private life, Mrs. Jacobsen plans
to devote most of her time to writing.
In the Washington, D.C. area, the program will be
broadcast by radio station WGMS-AM (570) and FM
(105.5) on Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 p.m.


HOLMES DEVISE LECTURES AVAILABLE

The Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell
Holmes Devise has available for distribution copies of
the most recent Holmes Devise lectures entitled "The
Appointment and Disappointment of Supreme Court
Justices." These lectures were delivered in March
1972 at Arizona State University College of Law by
Philip B. Kurland, Professor at the University of
Chicago Law School. They were originally published
in Law and the Social Order, the law journal of
Arizona State University.
Reprints are available from Mrs. Jean Allaway,
Administrative Officer for the Permanent Committee
for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, Room 110,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


VISITORS TO LC

Foreign Librarians
Bernadette Byrne, Deputy Librarian, Flinders
University, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Thomas Rennai, Library of Parliament, Budapest,
Hungary.
Mrs. Therese Eno Belinga, a librarian in the Federal
University of Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon.
Mrs. Nargis Jarfar, USIA librarian, Dacca, Ban.
gladesh.


Eduardo Portella, Head Department of Culture,
State of Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Andrew Gregorovich, Department Head, Scar-
borough and Erindale College Libraries of the Univer-
sity of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mrs. Shu Ling, USIA librarian, Taipei, Taiwan.

American Librarians
Eleanor Chong, Head Government Documents
Collection, University of Hawaii Library, Honolulu.
Eugene Mescherin, a cataloger of science books,
California State University, Fresno, Calif.
Gilbert Englerth, Librarian, Eastern Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Englerth was
accompanied by a group of graduate students.
Mrs. Ellen J. Levin, Reference Librarian, Framing-
ham State College, Framingham, Mass.

Graduate Library Schools
Professor Ronald Fingerson and 50 students from
the Department of Librarianship, Kansas State
Teachers College, Emporia, Kans.
Eight graduate students from the Columbia Univer-
sity School of Library Service, New York, N.Y.
Dr. Genevieve Vebra and 35 graduate students from
the Division of Library Science, Southern Connecti-
cut State College, New Haven, Conn.



STAFF NEWS


RETIREMENT
Mrs. Mildred McCown, Senior Examiner in the
Music Section, Examining Division of the Copyright
Office, retired January 8, after more than 16 years of
service to the Library, most of them in the Music
Section.
Born in Fayetteville, Tenn., Mrs. McCown attended
Erskine and Winthrop Colleges and the University of
South Carolina. She taught piano in Tennessee and
South Carolina schools until 1956 when she and her
family moved to the Washington, D.C. area.
She joined the staff of the Copyright Office in July,
1956 as an Arranger-Filer in the Service Division, but
later transferred to the Examining Division as a Music
Examiner. In 1966 she was promoted to the position
she held at the time of her retirement
Mrs. McCown, was honored at a reception held in
the Copyright Office on January 5.


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AWARDS
Francis S. Wagner, Subject Cataloger in the Hu-
manities II Section of the Subject Cataloging Divi-
sion. was presented a 20-year Federal Service Award
pin on April 6 by Edward J. Blume, Division Chief.
Mr. Wagner received his undergraduate training in
Hungary at the University of Szeged and his Ph. D.
from Apponyi College, University of Szeged, in the
fields of philosophy, history, and literature. He has
been active as a writer and lecturer on Middle and
Eastern European history, literature, and languages,
and currently is a member of the Advisory Board of
Historical Abstracts: Bibliography of the World's
Periodical Literature, a quarterly publication of the
American Bibliographical Center ..
Before coming to the Humanities II Section in
1965, Mr. Wagner was a member of the cataloging
staff of the Monthly Index of Russian Accessions and
the East European Accessions Index.


STAFF ACTIVITIES
John Y. Cole, Coordinator of Foreign Newspaper
Microfilming, Reference Department, addressed the
Kiwanis Club of Falls Church, Va., on April 11. His
remarks concerned the history of the Library of Con-
gress and were presented in observance of National
Library Week.
Joseph W. Price, Senior Systems Analyst in the
National Serials Data Program, was presented the Air
Force Commendation Medal on February 9 for his
meritorious service while serving on military duty as a
Library Systems Analyst in the Library Branch,
Operational Services Division at the Air Force Cam-
bridge Research Laboratories. The commendation
states that "Captain Price's exemplary technical
competence and outstanding knowledge of sophisti-
cated and complex library automation procedures.
contributed greatly to the high level performance of
the Research Library in support of the ten labora-
tories that make up the Air Force Cambridge Re-
search Laboratories."
Dorothy M. Schrader, Assistant Chief, Examining
Division. Copyright Office, is the author of an article
entitled "Sound Recordings: Protection Under State
Law and Under the Recent Amendment to the Copy-
riht Code," in Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 689 (1972) of the
Arizona Law Review. The article examines the status
of'sound recordings fixed before the effective date of
the amendment and analyzes the amendment's im-
pjpct on present copyright doctrine.


PERSONNEL CHANGES

Appointments: Clydene S. Ayers, accounting clerk, GS-4,
Card, 4733; Leon Bernard, special policeman, GS-5, Bldgs,
4748; Marcia Ann Brennan, clerical assistant, GT-3, Photo-
dup, 3-100; Lynette Brooks, clerk-typist, GS-2, Cat Publ,
7-500; Ronald J. Buttry, staffing & classification specialist,
GS-13, Place & Class, 4603; Carl A. Foust, clerical assistant,
GS-5, Cop Cat, 4753; Gary L. Hammond, mail clerk, GS-4,
CS, 4693; Marigay Holloway, library technician, GS-5, Cop
Cat, 4611; Janet McDaniel, worker trainee, GS-1, S&R, NP;
Thomas S. Murphy, assistant division secretary, GS-5, CRS F,
4724.
Temporary Appointments: Donald J. Alderson, analyst in
national defense, GS-11, CRS F, 4649; Elizabeth C. Hoover,
reference clerk, GS-3, CRS F, 4749; Ella V. LeGrand, worker
trainee, GS-1, Place & Class, NP; Elizabeth Simon, arranger,
GS-3, Cat Publ, NP; Richard L. Wellons, editorial assistant,
GS-4, CRS E, NP.
Promotions: Robert S. Boege, E&G, to MARC verifier,
GS-7, MARC Ed, 4760; Dean Brown, Cat Publ, to MARC
verifier, GS-7, MARC Ed, 4760; Richard M. Meadows, deck
attendant, GS-3. S&R, 2-600; Godfrey Neal, CRS A, to assis-
tant congressional documents librarian, GS-7, CRS L, 4705;
Bruce O'Dell, Bind, to conservator, GS-5, Restor, 4659;
Alcide White, deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Laron
Whitted, general laborer, WG-3, Bldgs, 14-100; Reginald K.
Young, general laborer, WG-3, Bldgs, 14-100.
Transfers: Mary Madden, Cat Publ, to MARC verifier,
GS-7, MARC Ed, 4760; Tyvise Queen, to bibliographic &
binding control assistant, GS-3, Bind, 4717; Janie L. Gil-
christ, Share Cat, to research assistant, GS-5, FRD, 4614.
Resignations: John C. Etridge, CRS F; John G. Herbert,
FMO; Dennis C. McGrath, Photodup; Mary Ahn McKibben,
FLC; Russell Williams, Mus.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The construction of the James Madison Memorial
Library of Congress Building will be the subject of a
lecture on Wednesday, May 2, by Gino S. Valenti,
Supervisor of Construction at the Office of the Archi-
tect of the Capitol, who will speak on "How to be a
Better Sidewalk Supervisor." The lecture, sponsored
by the Library of Congress Professional Association,
will be held in the Whittall Pavilion at 11:45 a.m.


LIBRARY OFCONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions Lisr: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
and Brunei. Vol. 8, No. 1. January 1973. (pp. 1-22.)
Continuing subscriptions free to libraries upon










April 27, 1973


FEDERAL LIBRARY COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS


The FLC Executive Advisory Committee met on March 21 of Congress (ex officio); Mrs. Marlene D. Morrisey, Executive
at the Library of Congress to discuss plans for the study of Assistant to the Librarian, LC (ex officio); Mrs. Mary A.
the disposition of infrequently-used materials within the Huffer, Director of the Office of Library Services, Depart-
Federal library community. Members of the Committee are ment of the Interior; John Sherrod, former Director of the
fl-r) Michael Costello, Library administrator of the Scientific National Agricultural Library [see LC Information Bulletin,
and Technical Branch, Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J.; April 13]; and Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC Executive Secretary
Kanardy L. Taylor, Department Librarian, Department of (ex officio). Not present for the portrait was Mrs Elizabeth
Health, Education, and Welfare; Mrs. Madeline M. Henderson, Knouff, Librarian, Office of Management and Budget
Staff Assistant for Computer Usage, Information, and Data, Library. Mr. Costello has been appointed Chairman of the
National Bureau of Standards; L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian Executive Advisory Committee through June.


request to the Field Director, Library of Congress
Office, American Embassy, APO San Francisco
96356,
Accessions List: Israel. Vol. 10, No. 3. March 1973.
(pp. 42-64.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Accessions List: Middle East. Index to Mono-
graphic Titles in 1972. Vol. 10, 1972. (pp. i-xxv.)
Continuing subscriptions free to libraries upon re-
quest to the Acting Field Director, Library of
Congress Office, US. Interests Section, Spanish
Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 11, No. 1. Janu-
ary 1973. (pp. 1-20.) 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.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions 93rd
Congress, 1st Session. Supplement No. 1 to Cumula-
tive issue No. 1, 1973. (Various pagings.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents. U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for $3.50
this issue or $90 a session, domestic, and $112.50 a
session, foreign (LC14.6:93-1/1-2/Supp. 1).
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Optical Illusions (TB
73-5). March 1973. (5 p.) Compiled by K. Rodgers.
Copies are available free on request from the Refer-
ence Section, Science and Technology Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.










LC Information Bulletin


LC Science Tracer Bullet: Ocean-Atmosphere Inter-
action (TB 73-6) March 1973. (6 p.) Compiled by A.
Hromockyj, this guide points to the literature dealing
with the boundary between the liquid and gaseous
spheres of the earth, which is defined as "an invisible
transfer station for the exchange of energy and mat-
ter." Free on request from the Reference Section,
Science and Technology Division, Library of
Congress.
National Union Catalog: Reference and Related
Services. 1973. (iv, 33 p.) Compiled by John W.
Kimball, Jr. Available free upon request from Library
of Congress, Union Catalog Reference Unit, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20540, Attention: NUC: RRS.
Prepared for users of the National Union Catalog
reference service, the manual is divided into six sec-
tions which provide general information about the
NUC in card and book form. Information included in
the six sections pertains to: (1) various related
publications; (2) revised and expanded instructions
for submitting reference and location requests to the
Union Catalog Reference Unit (UCRU) by mail and
by TWX, including details on the Weekly Listof Un-
located Research Books; (3) a list of standard sources
to be checked in verifying bibliographic citations;
(4) a partial list of institutions that own the NUC:
Pre-1956 Imprints; (5) procedures for obtaining dis-
sertations and theses, copies of National Archives
holdings, National Technical Information Service
materials, translations'of foreign publications, and
U.S. Government publications; and (6) an acronym/
short-title list of the standard sources of verification.
Some significant changes have been made in the
procedures to be followed by libraries seeking infor-
mation from UCRU. Inquirers who do not own the
NUC: Pre-1956 Imprints must from now on forward
their requests for materials, within the scope of its
published volumes, to a designated State or regional
center before submitting them to UCRU. Requests
for locations will no longer be accepted on inter-
library loan forms. Library of Congress standard form
LC 74-68, "Request for Locations of Title," is avail-
able from the same address as the manual (see above)
and must be used when submitting requests by mail.
One hundred and fourteen standard sources of biblio-
graphic verification covering all types of library
materials and six sources of materials are cited on the
reverse of the new form. Requests for information
must show that appropriate, locally available sources
of verification have been checked. The format for
requesting locations by TWX has been altered
slightly, making it necessary to submit each inquiry as


a separate message headed by the requesting institu-
tion's complete mailing address, TWX number, and
"turn-around" acronym.
Designed to improve the NUC reference service,
these changes are being put into effect immediately.
There will be a period of changeover, however, and
requests not meeting the new requirements will not
be returned at the outset.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
March 1973. (35 p.) Prepared under sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
published monthly by the Library of Congress. For
sale by the Card Division, Library of Congress, Build-
ing 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541,
for $25 a year.

Correction: The National Union Catalog: A
Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Con-
gress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other
Libraries. Vols. 6-10. 1971. 1972. Announced in the
Information Bulletin of April 20 at $890 for a year's
subscription. The price should have read $675 for a
year's subscription.

New Microfibn Publications: The Library of Con-
gress Photoduplication Service has available on
positive microfilm the Conference on Discontinuance
of Nuclear Weapon Tests, Verbatim Record (shelf no.
01739), Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana
(shelf no. 02456), and US. Continental Congress
Journals (shelf no. 02507).
The Verbatim Record, approximately 8,500 pages,
was published by the Conference in limited quantities
by a near-print process. The Conference, which con-
sisted of 340 separate meetings was held from Octo-
ber 1, 1958, through September 9, 1961, in Geneva,
Switzerland. Positive microfilm on six reels is avail-
able at $65 a set. Orders or letters of inquiry should
be addressed to the Library of Congress, Photodupli-
cation Service, Department C-32 (Rev.), Washington,
D.C. 20540.
The Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana,
published in Torino, traces the history of Italian liter-
ature from its beginnings. Its five major sections treat
original writings of history and literary criticism,
unpublished text, miscellaneous documents concern-
ing literary history, and bibliography and chronicles
dealing with the history of Italian literature. Volumes
1-90 on 17 reels cost $305, volumes 91-140 on 15
reels cost $240, index volumes 1-100 on one reel cost
$7.50, and supplements 1-28 on three reels cost $68.
Orders or letters of inquiry should be addressed to
the Photoduplication Service, Department C-52.










April 27, 1973


The four microfilm reels of the U.S. Continental
Congress Journals, volumes 1-18 for the years
1774-1780, was prepared from the printed edition
published by the Library of Congress from
1904-1910. Volumes 1-6 for 1774-1776 cost $10,
volumes 7-11 for 1777-1778 cost $11, volumes 12-14
for 1778-1779 cost $9, and volumes 15-18 for
1779-1780 cost $12. Orders or letters of inquiry
should be addressed to the Photoduplication Service,
Department C-60.

Press Releases: No. 73-15 (April 9) Poets Donald Justice
and Carolyn Kizer will appear at the Library of Congress on
Monday, April 16; No. 73-16 (April 9) Library of Congress
opens exhibit in observance of 100th anniversary of Sergei
Rachmaninoff's birth; No. 73-17 (April 10) Eugene Walton
to direct Library of Congress Equality Programs; No. 73-18
(April 10) Library of Congress appoints Labor-Management
Specialist; No. 73-19 (April 13) Librarian of Congress ap-
points Morrigene Holcomb Library's Federal Women's Pro-
gram Coordinator.
Library of Congress Regulation: No. 214-18 (March 30)
retitled the Microfilm Reading Room as the Microform
Reading Room.
Special Announcements: No. 554 (April 5) announced the
appointment of Martin F. O'Donoghue, Jr. as Labor-
Management Relations Specialist, Personnel Office; No. 555
(April 13) referred to the appointment of Eugene Walton as
Assistant Director of Personnel for Equality Programs,
Personnel Office; No. 556 (April 13) designated Morrigene
Holcomb as Federal Women's Program Coordinator for the
Library of Congress.


NEW REFERENCE WORKS

Several recent issues of the Chung wen hsin tseng
shu chi mu lu (The Catalog of Newly Acquired Chi-
nese Books), published by the University Library of
the Chinese University of Hong Kong, have been
received by the Library. This monthly publication
contains Chinese titles reproduced from the printed
catalog cards of the University Library. The latest
issue, January 1973, contains about 600 current and
retrospective (pre-1972) titles published in Hong
Kong, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China.
The catalog cards are arranged alphabetically (10
cards per page) according to the Library of Congress
Subject Classification.
The libraries of the Chinese University of Hong
Kong adopted the LC cataloging rules for Western
works in 1969; subsequently, with some financial


assistance from the Asia Foundation, LC cataloging
rules for Chinese publications were also adopted in
August 1971. This Library was probably the first
academic library in East Asia to adopt LC cataloging
rules for Chinese publications. The catalog not only
contains Chinese titles cataloged by the University
Library each month, but also serves as a useful guide
for the acquisition to Chinese materials, since Hong
Kong is one of the major sources for Chinese publica-
tions.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong was estab-
lished in 1963, and has become one of the leading
universities in Asia. The new University Library build-
ing with up-to-date library equipment and facilities
was completed late last year. In 1972, the estimated
size of collections in the University Library and the
three constituent college libraries (Chung Chi College,
New Asia College, and the United College), was more
than 400,000 volumes. The University Library has a
very strong collection of Chinese works with more
than 500 rare Chinese books. A copy of this catalog is
available for examination in the Orientalia Division.
Further information on the catalog may be ob-
tained from the Cataloging Department of the Univer-
sity Library, the Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N. T. Hong Kong. [Chi Wang]
The first publication of the Documentation Centre,
Centre for Economic Development and Administra-
tion, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, recently arrived in
the Library of Congress. Its Occasional Bibliography,
No. 1, entitled Nepal Documentation, is the first
recording of progress toward its objective "to collect
all published and unpublished materials on Nepal
related to political, social, cultural and economic
aspects of the country and its development." Al-
though its emphasis is on books and periodical litera-
ture generated within Nepal, Nepal Documentation
also contains selected entries for materials related to
Nepal published elsewhere. It includes an English
section, a Nepali section, a subject index, news notes
on current research on Nepal, and a brief list of
bibliographies related to Nepalese studies.
This new venture should be warmly welcomed by
all who have been concerned with the lack of ade-
quate bibliographic controls over information about
Nepal and Nepalese studies. [Louis A. Jacob]
The first issue of Anuario L/L, published in 1970
by the Institute de Literatura y Linguistica of the
Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (Institute of Literature
and Linguistics of the Cuban Academy of Sciences),
is now being processed and will soon be available in
the general collections.




UNIVERSITY F FLOR\DA

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LC Information Bulletin


This journal, devoted to literary criticism, biblio-
graphy, and linguistics, contains articles dealing with
corrections of Jos6 Marti's Campaign Dairy; two
analyses of correspondence by Juana Borrero; new
textual interpretations of Jose Maria Heredia's
poetry; a study of Cuban surnames; an overview of
the work of Laura Mestre; as well as an article con-
cerning Lenin in Cuban literature. This issue also
contains a number of book reviews and notices of
research in progress under the auspices of the Insti-
tuto de Literatura y Linguistica. Noted Cuban liter-
ary critic Jose Antonio Portuondo is editor of
Anuario L/L and Angel Augier is associate editor.
[Georgette M. Dorn]
With the recent publication of its fourth volume, A
Catalog of Files and Microfilm of the German Foreign
Ministry Archives 1920-1945 (4 vols. Stanford,
Hoover Institution Press, 1962-72. CD1261.A65) has
been completed. This guide analyzes some 300 tons
of records discovered by U.S. and British troops in
Germany in 1945. These files constitute the bulk of
the German Foreign Office archives of the post-World
War I period and are now in the custody of the Fed-
cial Republic of Germany. This work is particularly
useful as it identifies those records that were screened
and microfilmed under Allied auspices, thus also serv-
ing as an index to some three million frames of film.
The catalog was prepared by George O. Kent of the
University of Maryland under the auspices of the U.S.
Department of State and the Hoover Institution.
[Arnold H. Price]


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

EMC Compiling Directory of Media Personnel
The Educational Media Council is currently collect-
ing information for a new directory of college and
university faculty members who are teaching media
courses and administering media programs in both
summer and academic year sessions. The new direc-
tory, like the Council's annual publication Directory
of Summer Session Courses on Educational Media, is.
sponsored by the National Center for Educational
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and university faculty members will find the direc-
tory a useful source of reports on NCET programs.
Those wishing to be included in the new publica-
tion should send their names, titles, local addresses,
and areas of media specialization to the Educational
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will be available from the Council.

ASIS Contract for ERIC/CLIS Extended
The American Society for Information Science
(ASIS) has announced that its contract to operate the
ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information
Sciences (ERIC/CLIS) for the National Institute of
Education has been extended to December 31.
ERIC/CLIS will continue to acquire documents,
abstract and index them for Research in Education,
and maintain its local collections. Selected journals
will be indexed and annotated for input into the
Current Index to Journals in Education. Major
emphasis will be placed on direct-user services, includ-
ing some automated searches of the ERIC data base.
Special projects underway or in the planning states
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brary and information sciences fields, production of
ERIC Products, and a microlibrary of ERIC/CLIS
accessions.

Administrators Development Program
Grants Available
Fellowships are available for attendance at the
seventh annual University of Maryland Admin-
istrators Development Program to be held July 15-27,
at the University's Donaldson Brown Center, Port
Deposit, Md. The fellowships have been made pos-
sible by a $7,500 grant from the U.S. Office of
Education.
Under terms of the grant, up to 15 minority group
members will be selected for the fellowships on the
basis of their promise for assuming leadership roles in
librarianship.
Applications are available from Mrs. Effie T.
Knight, Administrative Assistant, Library Admin-
istrators Development Program, School of Library
and Information Services, U. of Maryland, College
Park, Md. 20742.


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