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June 8, 1973


Twenty-seven participants in the Library of Con-
gress Work Study Program received certificates of
completion of the program in a ceremony held in the
Whittall Pavilion on Monday, May 14.
The Work Study Program, begun in 1970, offers
high school students on-the-job training at the Li-
(Continued on p. 200)


The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union
has reduced its annual percentage rate from 12 per
cent to 10.8 per cent between June 1 and August
31. This lower rate of interest applies to new and
refinanced loans in which at least $300 of new
money is borrowed. Additional information is
available from Credit Union Manager Jim Mitchell,
ext. 5852.
The Credit Union is open daily from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. and on paydays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Credit Committee meets at noon each Monday and
Thursday to review loan applications. The Credit
Union's new office is located in Room 1008-SB on
the west side of the Annex Building, adjacent to
the elevator lobby.


Josephine Jacobsen, Consultant in Poetry in Eng-
lish to the Library of Congress for the last two years,
has been appointed to a three-year term as Honorary
Consultant in American Letters to the Library.
Mrs. Jacobsen, of Baltimore, Md., whose term as
Consultant in Poetry is ending in June, is one of 10
notable American authors now serving as Honorary
Consultants in American Letters. They advise the
Library on the acquisition of literary works, partic-
ularly of manuscripts and foreign books in the field
of belles letters; advise on the selection of the Consul-
tant in Poetry in English; recommend bibliographic
projects on specific collections of materials in the
Library; and suggest scholars to carry out such pro-
jects. They also advise on the selection of contempo-
rary poets to be recorded by the Library reading from
their works, and they assist in specific literary activi-
ties undertaken by the Library on which the expert
advice of American writers is required.
The fourth woman to be appointed the Library's
Poetry Consultant since the position was established
37 years ago, Mrs. Jacobsen is the first woman to be
reappointed to a second term. She was in charge of
the Library's first Conference on the Teaching of
Creative Writing held on January 20 and 30. She con-
cluded the Library's 1972-73 season of literary pro-
grams on May 7 with a lecture titled 'The Instant of

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Credit Union Reduces Interest Rate .
Josephine Jacobsen Appointed
Honorary Consultant .....
Library of Congress Publications ..
New Reference Works . .
News in the Library World .
"Popular Titles" Placed on MARC Data Bas
Staff News . .
WRA Softhall Ieams' Progress Report
Work Study Program Participants Honored
Appendix ARL 82nd Annual Meeting .



. 199-200
. .197, 200
A-71 -A-73

First published more than 30 years ago, Mrs. Jacob-
sen is predominantly a poet, although she also writes
short stories and literary criticism. The latest of her
works is New and Selected Poems, to be published by
Doubleday in hardback and paper editions in 1974.
[See LC Information Bulletin story, April 27.]
The other nine Honorary Consultants in American
Letters to the Library of Congress serving at present
are Conrad Aiken, James Dickey, Clare Boothe Luce,
Bernard Malamud, James A. Michener, William Jay
Smith, William Stafford, William Styron, and John
On Wednesday, May 30, Mrs. Jacobsen appeared in
a farewell program of readings sponsored by the Li-
brary of Congress Professional Association and the
Welfare and Recreation Association. Introduced to
the C.,ilidge Auditorium audience by Peter Watters,
President of the LCPA, Mrs. Jacobsen was thanked
for her many contributionss to the Library by Jack
McDonald, Vice President of WRA, who, on behalf of
both rirpgini/diins. presented to her a framed photo
offset print of a pen and ink drawing of the Great
Hall by Paul Boswell of the Serial Division.


"Popular Title- Part I," a special MARC data base
continuing 7,831 records representing titles frequently
ordered from April 1969 through September 1970, is
available from the Card Division. All of the records
represent English monographs cataloged before 1968.
The card number series of the records range from 41
through 67 with a heavy concentration in the later
series. None of these titles has appeared previously in
the MARC Distribution Service.
Part I will be available for sale as a separate file
through March 1974 for $435 from the Subscriber
Accounts Unit, Card Division, Library of Congress,
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C.
Part II, which will consist of approximately 8,600
titles, will be available at a future date.


There is a rumor circulating that the sluggers of the
WRA Ladies' Softball Team, managed by Rosita Tho-
mas, are being scouted by the Orioles. Baltimore (might
well) use batters of the calibre which beat IBEW 46 to 1
and the National Bank of Washington 35 to 12. The
ladies play on Monday evenings at 6:15 p.m. on Field
15 or 17 at 23rd St. and Constitution Ave.
Rain has dogged the WRA Men's Fast-Pitch Softball
Team's efforts by cancelling two games. However,
Don Marcus reports that the oilier two games resulted
in victories for the team against the RPA 8 to 5, and
against the GSA Data Processing, 3 to 0. The team
plays on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at 17th St.
and Independence Ave., at Field R19.
The WRA Men's Slow-Pitch Softball Team has had
the following results: U.S. Postal Service 13, LC 4;
Southeast Senators 15, LC 14; Barton Ascman 12, LC
6; and Hazbins 8, LC 2. George Thomas' men plan
revenge on June 4 when the% meet a team which has
also lost its first four games. Game time is 7 p.m. at
Field 20 near the Reflecting Pool.
Employees and their families are invited to attend
the games.

For report of the 82nd meeting of the Association of
Research Libraries held in New Orleans, May 11-12, see
Appendix to this issue.

June 8, 1973



Kay Guiles Appointed MARC
Bibliographic Specialist
Kay D. Guiles, Senior Library Information Systems
Specialist in the MARC Development Office, has been
appointed MARC Bibliographic Systems Specialist.
Mr. Guiles will act as the principal liaison officer for
the MARC Development Office with units in the Li-
brary involved with automated catalog control. In
this position, he will be responsible for coordinating
research and development activities, on-going produc-
tion activities, and user requirements.
Mr. Guiles is a graduate of the University of Nebras-
ka (B.Sc.Ed., 1953; M.A., History, 1955) and of the
University of Michigan (M.S.L.S., 1958). He came to
the Library of Congress in 1958 as a Special Recruit
and he became a Descriptive Cataloger in the Foreign
Languages Section of the Descriptive Cataloging Divi-
sion upon completion of the training program. In
1965, he spent several months in the Information
Systems Office as part of a team which provided an
introduction and orientation to the preparation and
uses of bibliographic information for ISO staff mem-
bers. This effort culminated in a report, "A Proposed
Format for a Standardized Machine-Readable Catalog
Record," prepared under the direction of Henriette
D. Avram. Mr. Guiles also worked in the Information
Systems Office as part of the team that developed
and implemented the MARC Pilot Project in 1966-67,
he served as the Head of the French Section, Shared
Cataloging Division in 1967-68, and he returned to
the Information Systems Office in 1968 to partici-
pate in the development of the current MARC Sys-
tem. When the MARC Development Office was
established in 1970 as a separate organization from
the Information Systems Office, he became a Group
Leader in the new MARC Development Office.
Mr. Guiles has served as an instructor in various
MARC Institutes and has been active in developments
related to the International Standard Bibliographic
Description for Books, the American National Stan-
dards Institute Z39 Subcommittee on Machine Input
Records, and the International Federation of Library
Associations Working Group on Content Designators.

Lucia Rather Appointed Assistant
Chief of MARC Development Office
Lucia J. Rather, Senior Library Information Sys-
tems Specialist in the MARC Development Office, has

been appointed Assistant Chief of the MARC Devel-
opment Office. Mrs. Rather will have the primary
responsibility of assisting the Chief in the develop-
ment of a major computer system to control techni-
cal processing activities in the Library of Congress
and in the development of standards and codes for
national and international library automation efforts.
Mrs. Rather graduated from the University of
North Carolina with an A.B. in history in 1955 and
received an M.S. in library science from the same
university in 1957. She came to the Library of Con-
gress in 1957 as a Searcher/Cataloger in the Prelimi-
nary Cataloging Section of Descriptive Cataloging and
subsequently worked as a Cataloger first in the Eng-
lish Language Section and then in the Serials Section.
From 1964-66, she worked in the Bibliography and
Correspondence Section of the General Reference
and Bibliography Division primarily as a Bibliog-
rapher on the Supplement to A Guide to the Study of
the United States of America. In 1966 she moved to
the Information Systems Office where she worked on
the development of the MARC II Format. In 1970,
when the MARC Development Office was established
as a separate organization from the Information
Systems Office, Mrs. Rather became a Group Leader
in the new MARC Development Office.
Mrs. Rather has represented the Library as an in-
structor at numerous MARC Institutes. As Chairman
of the Working Group on Character Sets of the Na-
tional Libraries Task Force, she coordinated develop-
ment of a computer-compatible character set that has
been adopted as a library standard by the American
Library Association. She is a co-author of the MARC
II Format and several journal articles.

Appointments: Gerald L. Collins, employee development
specialist, GS-11, Trg, 4746; Claude T. Frasier, invoice
examiner, GS-5, Ord, 4778; Carl E. Henderson, mail clerk,
GS-3, Cop Serv, 10-200; Linda A. Lojewski, conservator
(paper), GS-5, Restor, 4659; Marian 1. Price, card preparation
clerk, GT-4, NUCPP, 4783; Patrick B. Quinn, deck attendant,
GS-3, Ser, 4798; Barbee J. Suggs, serial collection assistant,
GS-3, CRS L, 4833; Howard Zaritsky, legal analyst, GS-11,
CRS A, 4785.

Temporary Appointments: Darlene Elliott, arranger filer,
GT-3, Cat Publ, 4-500; Mark A. Lieberman, reference assis-
tant, GS-5, CRS E, 4751; Milton C. Stevens, mail clerk, GS-3,
Cop Serv, NP.

Reappointments: David Isenbergh, senior preliminary cata-

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longer, GS-8, Desc Cat, NP. Tatiana Pinto. shelflister, GS-5,
Subj Cat, 4722; Patricia H. Squitieri. administrative secretary,
GS-7, S&R, 4294, Joseph Sturialle, serials collection assis-
tant. GS-3, CRS L. 4-iI; Edward R. I liLl. studio engineer,
GT-5, Mus, 4728.

Promotions: Elizabeth I. Pearcy, MARC Dev, to arranger
filer, GT-3, Proc, 4799; Mary Semler, to personnel and statis-
tic control clerk, GS-5, Proc, NP; Melissa D. Trevett, to loan
reference specialist. GS-11, Loan, 4803.

Transfers: Thomas H. Neale, CRS C, to analyst in history &
public office, GS-9, CRS GGR, 4822; Alcide White, S&R, to
clerical assistant, GS-3, Desc Cat, 4723.

Resignations: Kathleen K. Dell, CRS C; Byron E. Harris,
Ord; Gail M. Moorhouse, Ord; Connie M. Wilson, Photodup.

George N. Atiyeh, Head of the Near East Section,
Orientalia Division, has been elected Vice President of
the newly-formed Middle East Librarians Association.
[See related story on p. 204.]
Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manuscript Division, is
author of A Touchstone for Greatness; Essays, Ad-
dresses, and Occasional Pieces about Abraham Lin-
coln, recently published by Greenwood Press, Inc.
The book is no. 4 in the Contributions in American
Studies series.
Katharine W. Clugston, Head of the Audiovisual
Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division, participated
in the 1973 National Convention of the Association
for Educational Communications and Technology
held recently in Las Vegas. She also served as a panel
member at a recent "Cataloging and Bibliographic Ac-
cess to Nonbook Materials in College Libraries" work-
shop conducted by William J. Quinly at Central
Washington States College, Ellensburg, Wash.
Renata V. Shaw, Bibliographic Specialist, Prints
and Photographs Division, is the author of Picture
Searching; Techniques and Tools, a guide for the
generalist picture searcher published by the Special
Libraries Association. The guide, containing 500 en-
tries grouped under 30 subject headings, is available
for $5.50 from the SLA, Order Department, 235 Park
Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10003.
Uno Teement, Assistant to the Principal Recom-
mending Officer, Science and Technology Division, is
the author of "Availability of Information on the
Baltic States: Reference Tools and Baltic Material,"
an article which appeared in the Summer 1972 issue
of the Journal of Baltic Studies. The paper was origi-

nally presented by Mr. Teement at the Second Baltic
Information Conference of North America held in
Washington, D.C. in April 1972.
Theodore Wiener, Supervisor of the Hebraic Lan-
guage Unit, Descriptive Cataloging Division, is the
author of two articles, "Jewish Literary Anniver-
saries" and a bibliography of American Hebrew
Books published in 1971-72, in the 1972-73 Jewish
Book Annual.

(Continued from p. 197)

brary while they are completing their junior and
senior years. Participants are selected from students
majoring in business courses on the basis of their past
academic achievement and recommendations from
their teachers. [For additional information on the
Work Study Program, see LC Information Bulletin of
June 9, 1972.]
Participants honored at the recent ceremony have
been working as deck attendants, clerk typists, or
library aides in the Copyright Office, Division for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped, Photoduplication
Service, Processing Department, and the Reference
Department on a part-time basis during the 1972-73
school year and several have now been hired on a
full-time basis. The participants' school counselors
and LC supervisors attended the ceremony where
certificates were awarded by Robert W. Hutchinson,
Director of Personnel.

Mr. and Mrs Charles Gaba are the parents of a son,
Charles George Ennis, born May 25, in Sibley Hospi-
tal. Mrs. Gaba is a Loan Reference Specialist in the
Loan Division and Mr. Gaba works for the Export-
Import Bank.

The LC Professional Association will present a pro-
gram on the Equal Opportunity Program on
Wednesday, June 13, in the Whittall Pavilion at 11:45
a.m. Thomas Brackeen, Coordinator of the EO Pro-
gram, will speak on the operation of the Program and
the organization and function of the office.
The WRA Travel Club will hold a get-acquainted
meeting on Friday, June 15, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in
the Whiiiall Pavilion. Travel agents will be present to
answer questions about planning vacations and re-
freshments will be served.

June 8, 1973


Seniors presented with certificates for completion of the
Work Study Program are (seated left to right) Mary K. Yano-
shik, Donna M. Heflin, Elizabeth I. Pearcy, Linda A. Carufel,

and Jancie M. Colbert. Standing (l-r) are Gail M. Moorhouse,
Kathryn M. Hume, John G. Walzer, Linda C. Bryant, Diane
M. Meehan, and Steven E. Wilson.




Other students receiving certificates included (seated l-r)
Diana E. Wilson (juLois), Pamela J. Miles, Michelle Butler,
Lois A. Johnson, and Sybil J. Tolbert. Standing (l-r) are
Romola Mullins (LC Placement Office), Robert V. Offutt,
Robin C. Nicholson, Michael L. Cunningham (junior), Guy P.

Brussat, Robert J. Hurley, and Beverly Singleton (junior).
Participants in the Work Studv Program not pictured include
Emmanuel J. Demesme, Wayman L. Griggs, Lloyd R. Hill-
man, Eker A. Meadows, Natalie G. Perry, 'Benjamin F.
Stevens, Calvin F. Williams, and Michael R. Young.

* I



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Accessions List: loiiJir. ia. Malaysia, Singapore,
and Brunci. ISSN 0041-7742. Vol. 8, No. 2. February
1973. (pp. 23-57.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, APO San
I ran ,,is 96356.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 11, No. 3. March
1973. (pp. 51-73.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Acting Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, U.S. Interests Section,
Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
Accessions List: Sri Lanka. ISSN 0090-3736. Vol.
7. No. 1. February 1973. (pp. 1-15.) Formerly called
the Accessions List: Ceylon, this list will be published
two times a year during February and August, instead
of four times a year. Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Assistant Field Director
for Special Operations, Library of Congress Office,
American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Books: A MARC Format. 5th ed. Addendum No. 6,
May 1973. (1 p.) Available upon request from the
Subscriber Accounts Unit, Card Division, Library of
C: ngress. Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20541. This addendum, issued by the
MARC D)evelopment Office, describes minor changes
for handling plihsical records and minor changes in
the Volume Header Label and the File Header Label.
Films: A MARC Format; Specifi atio n fir Magnet-
ic Tapes Containing Catalog Records for Motion
Pictures, Filmstrips, and Other Pictorial Media In-
tended for Projection. 1970. Addendum No. 2, May
1973. (1 p.) Addendum No. 3, May 1973. (1 p.)
Available upon request from the Subscriber Accounts
Unit, Card Division, Library of Congress
Maps: A MARC Format; Specifications for Magnet-
ic Tapes Containing Catalog Records for Maps. 1970.
Addendum No. 1, April 1973. (21 p.) Addendum No.
2, May 1973. (1 p.) Available upon request from the
Subscriber Accounts Unit. Card Division, Library of

New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress PhitJduplliatio n Service has available a list of
titles and circular letters. The information in the cir-
culars currently available refers to material available
on microfilm or electrostatic prints for purchase from
the Photoduplication Service. The list is free upon
request from the Library of Congress, Photoduplica-
lion Service, Department C, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The Pliotoduplication Service also maintains a mail-

ing list for the distribution of all new or revised cir-
culars. This service is available free to libraries and
may be supplied by \writing to the above address.

Press Release: No. 73-23 (May 18) 1 lihabeih F. Stroup
appointed Chief of Congressional Reference Division in Li-
brary of Congress Congressional Research Service.
Library of Congress Regulation: No. 2.'10-3, pjag 2, ( MJ.
15), provided for the dcsignjtion of Equal Opporlunit%
Officers and Counselors by the I ihrarian
Special Announcements: No. 562 iMa\ 14) announced the
appointment of John O. Hemperley to the position of BRudgi
Officer; No. 563 (May 14) reported the appointment of
Elizabeth F. Stroup as Chief, Congressional Reference Divi-
sion, CongTreional Research Service; No. 564 M1i\ 18) con-
cerned street parking for Library staff carpools; No. 565
(May 24) reported the cost of living adjustment of annuities.


George H. Gallup's The Gallup Poll; Public Opinion
1935-1971 (New York, Random House, 1972. 3 vol.
HN')O.P8G3) has been added to the reference collec-
tion in the Main Reading Room. These three volumes
include the findings of all Gallup Poll reports, more
than 7,000, from the founding of the Poll in October
1935 through December 1971. Covering many topics
and issues, the reports "present a view of changing
American political and social thought since the New
Deal." Each report contains all the statistical data as
originally released to newspapers; editorial and inter-
pretative material which accompanied the reports has
been omitted because of space limitations. The re-
ports are arranged chronologiLally, and an index pro-
vides access by subject. Information on the Gallup
Pool's election survey methods and experiences is also
included. [Betty Jenkins]
To assist consumers in interpreting such food labels
as the laws now require is the purpose of two refer-
ence books recently added to the shelves of the Main
Reading Room: A Consumer's Dictionary of Food
Additives, by Ruth Winter (New York, Crown Pub-
lishers, 1972. 235 p. TX553.A3W55), and Eater's
Digest: the Consumer's Factbook of Food AJdiirics.
by Michael F. Jacobson (Garden City, N.Y., Double-
day, 1972. 260 p. TX553.A3J23). The titles are
The Winter book is strickly a dictionary, an alpha-
betical list of about 1,4000 substances with defini-
tions. common uses, and dangeis. if any. Variant
names are included in their alphabetical positions as

June 8, 1973

cross-references. A brief introduction touches on the
general functions of addilives, the Government's Pol-
icies as to testing (of which the author has a low
opinion), and the GRAS (Generally Reii'ni/ed as
Safe) list.
The Jacobson factbookk" contains more extensive
discussions of fewer substances, slightly more than
100 entries with substances treated in family groups.
Additional features include a chapter on the "Stan-
dards of Identity" for common foods established by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, a table of banned addi-
tives, a table of chemical formulas, and an index.
(Ehli:abcth Zach]
The fourth edition of the General W'rld .4 tlases in
Print compiled by S. Padraig Walsh (as shown on the
title page of the text) or by James Patrick Walsh (as
shown by the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publi-
cation data), has been published by R. R. Bowker and
Company, New York and London, 1973, $12.50.
This 211-page book purports to provide a "compre-
hensive guide to all available general world atlases in
the English language." Its coverage includes about
140 atlases and provides an evaluation of each atlas
based on factors of cost, purpose, age suitability,
authority, accuracy, currency, types of maps, bal-
ance, scope, contents, arrangement, projections, for-
mat, scale, and indexing. About 40 major atlases are
reviewed and placed under four categories based on
the criteria mentioned above. This book should be a
useful guide in the selection of a general world atlas
not only for the general public, but for the more
specialized users of atlases. This book has been classi-
fied as Z6028.W 27.1973 and is available for consul-
tation in the Geography and Map Division Reading
Room, 845 South Pickett St., Alexandria, Va. 20540.
[Donald A. Wise]


AFI Catalog Editor Is Appointed
Richard P. Krafsur, a scholar in American studies,
has been appointed Executive Editor of The Ameri-
can Film Institute Catalog, a comprehensive reference
work on the American cinema. He succeeds Stephen
F. Zito, who recently joined the AFI Theater staff as
Program Planner. Mr. Krafsur is former editor of the
Rose Bibliography, a computerized, annotated bibli-
ography of social change in the United States since
the Civil War.
The Catalog, a major documentation project of the

AFI, will, on completion, document e ery short film,
feature film, and news film produced in tile U.S. since
1893. The first volume, published by R. R. Bowker in
1971 and entitled Feature Films, 1921-1930, will be
followed by 18 more volumes.
Mr. Krafsur will be responsible for the total man-
agemeni and editorial supervision of the C(atal.'.
which is supported Iihrodigh a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities. Krafsur and his staff
of 13 AFI researchers carry out the project at the
Library of Congres,, which provides space and access
to essential records.

Bill M. Woods Resigns Engineering Index Post
Bill M. Woods, a former Executive Director of the
Special Libraries Association, has resigned from his
position as Executive Director of Engineering Index,
Inc., due to illness. Mr. Woods joined EI, a publisher
of abstracts and an index to significant engineering
developments, in March 1968.
Head of the Library of Congress' Processing Sec-
tion, Map Division, from 1958-59, Mr. Woods served
for the next eight years as Executive Director of SLA.

Benjamin Botkin Named to Honorary Post
Benjamin A. Botkin, retiring President of the Na-
tional Folk Festival Association, has been named
Honorary President by the group's Board of Direc-
tors. Mr. Botkin, Head of the Archive of Folk Song at
the Library of Congress from 1942-45 and editor of
numerous collections of folklore, suffered a stroke in
April 1971 and is now recuperating at his home in
Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

AAP Elects Board Chairman, Loses President
Ross D. Sackett has been elected Chairman of the
Board of Directors of the Association of American
Publishers at the organization's annual ineeting in
Tarpon Springs, Fla. Mr. Sackett, who is President of
the Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corpora-
tion, succeeds Robert L. Bernstein. President of Ran-
dom House. Mr. Sackett has served as Secretary and
Vice Chairman of the AAP Board as well as Chairman
of its Washington Affairs Committee.
Edward M. Korry, AAP President since 1972, has
resigned to become President of the United Nations
Association of the U.S.A., Inc. Until a new president
is appointed, Curtis Benjamin, former Chairman of
the Board of the McGraw-Hill Book Company, will
aid the AAP staff.

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Technical Communicators Will Hold Banquet
The Society for Technical Communication will
hold its annual banquet on Saturday, June 16. at the
Tai-Tung Chinese Restaurant, 622 Eye St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. The program will include the pre-
sentation of publication awards and the installation
of new officers. A happy hour will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Further infor-
mation is available from Nelson Fitton, Department
of Agriculture, at 447-6623 (work) or 971-4495

Federal Library Committee Meets
Alan Rees, Case Western Reserve University, and
Tyrus G. Fain, President of the National Congressio-
nal Analysis Corp., addressed the Federal Library
Committee at its May 23 meeting. Mr. Rees reported
on his analysis of points to be discussed in a major
study on Federal library storage problems. Mr. Fain
described the daily summary and topical index of the
Congressional Record which his company publishes.

Journal Seeks Baltic Studies Articles
The Journal of Baltic Studies, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies,
invites the submission of articles and book reviews
relating to the Baltic peoples (Estonians, Latvians,
and Lithuanians) in the fields of bibliography, litera-
ture, linguistics, folklore, history, and the social
sciences. Comparative articles on cultural interaction,
bilingualism, the experience of emigration and exile,
the survival of minority cultures, and Soviet language
and nationality policy, as they relate to the Baltic
peoples, are welcome.
Articles may be submitted to Arvids Ziedonis, Jr.,
Editor, Journal of Baltic Studies, Muhlenberg College,
Allentown, Pa. 18104.

Irish University Press Begins Series
The Irish University Press has announced the publi-
cation this month of the first three volumes of Docu-
ments of the American Revolution, 1770-1783. K. G.
Davies, Professor of History at the University of Bris-
tol and at one time Assistant Keeper of the Public
Records, is editing the series of 18 or 20 volumes,
selected from Colonial Office records in the Public
Record Office, the principal documentation of the
American Revolution from the British point of view.
In a pattern which will be continued through the
series. Volume I is a Calendar of every letter which
has survived in Colonial Office records for the period
1770-71; Volumes II and III present Transcripts of

documents of outstanding interest for the same
period in full. Inquiries about the series may be ad-
dressed to Irish University Press, In. -45 Madison
Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022.

Middle East Librarians Association Formed
The Middle East Librarians Association (MELA)
was formally established on November 9, 1972 by a
group of librarians during the annual meeting of the
Middle East Studies Association (MESA). Its member-
ship is open to librarians dealing with the Middle East
and to others interested in the study or dissemination
of information about the Middle East following the
rise of Islam. While there are no organic ties between
MELA and MESA, the two associations work closely
together in the furtherance of library support for
Middle East studies.
The purposes of the Middle East Librarians Associa-
tion include the promotion of communication among
members through meetings and publications; the
improvement of the quality of area librarianship
through the development of standards for the profes-
sion and education of Middle East library specialists;
the compilation and dissemination of information
concerning Middle East libraries and collections; and
the representation of the judgement of the members
in matters affecting library and related activities.
The present officers of MELA are Bruce D. Craig.
University of Minnesota, President; George N. Atiyeh,
Library of Congress, Vice President; Martha L. P.
Dukas, Harvard College Library, Secretary-Treasurer;
and James W. Pollock, Indiana University, Editor of
MELA Newsletter. The first issue will appear next
The Association meets in conjunction with the Mid-
dle East Studies Association's annual conference,
which this year will take place on November 9-11 at
the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Correction: Information concerning a public library
measurement study currently underway at Rutgers
University under the direction of Prof. Ernest R.
DeProspo, Jr., is available from Gerald M. Born,
Executive Secretary, Public Library Association. 50
East Huron St., Chicago, 111. 60611. An adaptation of
this study, a measurement of academic libraries, is
being conducted by Binford H. Conley at Rutgers
The April 6 issue of the LC Information Bulletin
stated incorrectly that information for both studies
was available from Mr. Conley.


Vol. 32, No. 23

June 8, 1973

New Orleans, La., May 11-12, 1973

The 82nd meeting of the Association of Research
Libraries (ARL) was held on May 11-12, at the Fair-
mont Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. President Wil-
liam S. Buddington of the John Crerar Library
opened the first session with an address entitled
"Coping With Change-The Challenge for Research
Libraries." Noting the current changes in institutions
and associations, he urged ARL members not to limit
themselves to "coping" but to look ahead and "pre-
pare" for change. He stressed that meaningful change
is the result of significant professional thought.
Gustave A. Harrer, University of Florida, moder-
ated a panel concerned with "Changing Technology:
Machine-Readable Data Bases." James L. Carmon,
Office of Computing Activities, University of Geor-
gia, discussed library processing and use of data bases,
surveyed the requirements of acquiring and handling
tapes, and projected future use of large data bases,
theorizing on the role libraries might play in that use.
In comparing computer-readable data bases and their
printed counterparts, he noted that "data bases are
generally similar to their printed counterparts in
terms of data content and represent basically a new
access route to be used in conjunction with or in
place of the corresponding printed publication." Mr.
Carmon said that most large data bases presently
available are serial publications. The data bases are
updated periodically, as are the corresponding ab-
stract or index publications.
Mr. Carmon predicted that library activity in the
management of data bases will be limited. He said
"the future use of these types of reference works will
be through specialized information facilities, rather
than local or regional libraries." The staff and com-
puting facilities required to provide services on even a
few of the broadest bibliographic data bases are be-
yond the resources of most libraries, he said. A cen-
tralized information facility, however, is feasible
because of significant economic benefits in cost-
sharing. Among the cost-sharing information facilities
now in operation, Mr. Carmon noted, are the
Federally-subsidized, on-line systems of Medline,
Toxicon, and Recon; the National Agricultural Li-
brary is considering similar service on the CAIN data
Mr. Carmon said that the local library will be called

upon to provide coordination between the user and
the information facility, a role similar to libraries'
traditional reference services. He said that it appears
likely that libraries will play a more active role in
assisting users with the new data bases.
The second paper was presented by Robin A. C.
Feam, Assistant Director for SI stems. University of
Florida Library, on the subject of data base manage-
ment. Mr. Feam identified two academic libraries
providing "in-house" computer-readable capacity-
the University of California, Los Angeles, and the
University of Florida.
The University of Florida program entitled "Infor-
mation for Campus, Community, and Commerce"
(ICCC), was established in 1971. Its objective is to
expand and improve the informational products and
services of the University Libraries in such a manner
as to make possible an active participation in the
instructional, research, and service missions of the
University of Florida and the State University System
of Florida as a whole. Principal areas of research
interest include: Library and Information Center
Systems Analysis, Library and Information Center
Automation, Book and Union Catalogs, Library and
Information Center Development, Selective Dissemi-
nation and Alerting Services, Computer-Produced
Retrospective Bibliographies, Utilization of Micro-
forms, Communication Technology for Libraries and
Information Centers, Computer Graphic and Map Dis-
plays of Information, Social, Economic, Business, and
related Computer and Printed Data Base Services,
Projections of Numeric Social, Economic, and Busi-
ness Data Bases into the Future, and Information
Transfer Policies.
Mr. Feam closed his presentation by citing
computer-readable data bases as a new and useful way
to meet research library needs.
The third member of the panel, Malcom Ferguson,
New England Board of Higher Education, described
activity relating to the Northeast Academic Science
Information Center (NASIC). The New England
Board of Higher Education will develop and imple-
ment a cooperative science information center to
serve the northeast region of the United States. The
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate
in the development of the proposed center and, under

LC Information Bulletin

subcontract to \ Bil will provide computer system
and software expertise for the project through the
staff of the MIT Technical Information Program. This
project will also be carried out with the cooperation
of the Association of Research Libraries, the New
Fnglind Research Application Center, the New Eng-
land Regional Computing Program, and a representa-
tive group of colleges and universities in the region
which will serve as demonstration sites.
Mr. Ferguson said the regional approach will pro-
duce the economies of scale necessary to reduce costs
to the individuals served and the need for continuing
service center subsidy; permit more services to be
offered to a large multi-disciplined user community;
provide the benefits of cost-sharing to the cooperat-
ing institutions involved; and be free from depen-
dence upon the resources of any single university.
Following a brief intermission, John Beresford,
President of DUA Labs., Inc., spoke on "Future
Possibilities for Large Scale Data Base Use." He said
that libraries should have a role in data base manage-
ment and projected several roles for librarians. He
described the research librarian's role in the use of
large-scale data bases as providing technical assistance
to the patron on the use of the computer, and cata-
loging, documenting, reviewing, and distributing of
the patron's results. This role is now being played by
a variety of organizations involved in the data file
distribution process, he said.
Mr. Beresford also indicated that "the research li-
brarian has new and important responsibilities asso-
ciated with support of the users of machine-readable
files. The execution of the responsibilities will require
a regular method or technique for interaction with
every data library having access to the same or similar
files in order to know what work is being done else-
where, by whom, with which files, what new files are
being created, and at what grade of support. The data
librarian must be prepared to define grades of sup-
port. For example, the highest grade would include
machine-readable documentation with source defini-
tions and include software for file use and experts
available for consultation. The lowest grade
(unsupported) would include only printed documen-
tation with no acknowledged author."
Mr. Beresford concluded, "It is exciting, if not
comftirling. to realize that the difference between a
,.iiing society capable of meeting the demands of its
environment and population, and a weak society
Ilil\inegrainig at the seams, may be found in the qual-
ity of the society's data library system."
David Weber, Stanford University, spoke briefly on

the economics of computer-readable data base man-
agement and Charles H. Stevens, Executive Director,
National Commission on Libraries and Information
Science (NCLIS), presented a brief status report. Mr.
Stevens pointed out that NCLIS recently issued re-
quests for proposals to consider financial problems of
public libraries, continuing education, regional biblio-
graphic and resource center concepts, community
information centers, and current microform manage-
ment and production concepts.
During the afternoon session Duane Webster, Office
of University Library Management Studies, ARL,
directed a panel on "The Management Review and
Analysis Program." The panelists, Jim Brown, Iowa
State University; Michael Buckland, Purdue Univer-
sity; and George Shipman, University of Tennessee,
explained how the program operated in their libraries.
They described it as a "set of guidelines for internal
review of management practices" and as "a starting
point for self evaluation." They did not view it as a
full-scale planning effort, a detailed organizational
study, a review of program services, an attempt to
force a plan, nor a package of solutions. Library
directors from Purdue University, Iowa State Univer-
sity, and the University of Tennessee commented on
the program's effectiveness from their point of view
and agreed that it was working.
Following a reception and dinner, the ARL group
toured the Tulane University Library.
On Saturday morning, David Kaser, Cornell Univer-
sity, led a discussion on "The Association as an Agent
for Change." He presented suggestions for ARL
objective and role statements. Changes were recom-
mended from the floor and a document will be pre-
sented for a vote at the 83rd ARL meeting.
At a discussion on the changing role of the univer-
sity library director, Richard Dougherty, University
of California, Berkeley, introduced Robert B. Downs,
Dean of Library Administration, Emeritus University
Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana, Cham-
paign, and Robert Vosper, University of California,
Berkeley. Mr. Downs drew upon a paper prepared in
cooperation with the late Arthur M. McAnally,
University of Oklahoma. Mr. Downs said the role of
the university library director, which has changed
markedly in the last decade, has become a difficult
one to serve. "Directors have been subjected to pres-
sures from different quarters," he said, citing pres-
sures from the president's office, library staff,
faculty, and students. In addition, the director's
status has fallen because of a declining ability to meet
user needs, the lack of cohesive library planning, and

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an institutional inability to accommodate change. Mr.
Downs %uggesled that better planning, improved
budgeting techniques, and the introduction of new
organizational patterns would ease the problem.
James Farmer, Senior Researcher, National Com-
mission on the Financing of Postsecondary Educa-
tion, described the Commission's work. The
Commission was established by Public Law 92-318
(Secnion 140) and appointed by Congress and the
President to study the impact of past, present, and
anticipated private, local, State, and Federal support
for postsecondary education; the appropriate role of
the States in support of higher education (including
the application of State law upon postsecondary
educational opportunities); alternative student assis-
tance programs; and the potential Federal, State, and
private participation in such programs. He discussed
specific approaches and possible research library
Following a luncheon and a presentation by Dr.
Herman Liebaers, Director of the Royal Library,
Brussels, Belgium, the official ARL Business Meeting
was held with William S. Buddington presiding.
ARL Commission reports were submitted. Douglas
Bryant, Harvard University, cited the work of the
Center for Chinese Research Materials and preserva-
tion activity as part of the Commission on Develop-
ment of Resources Report. David Kaser, Chairman of
the Commission on the Organization of Resources,
reported that his group had worked on upgradable
data bases and developed a questionnaire which will
be distributed to all ARL members. Edward Latham,

Darlimouih. announced that the Commission on Ac-
cess to Resources has requested position papers on
the use of collections by external scholars and com-
mercial firms. James Haas, Columbia University, and
Duane Webster reported that statistical data will be
collected by the Commission on Management of
Research Libraries.
The ARL membership approved the following
resolution regarding gifts of manuscripts and papers:

Whereas, manuscript collections constitute valuable histori-
cal materials which have long been preserved and made
available for future generations by libraries, museums, and
educational institutions, and
Whereas the Tax Reform Act of 1969 does not permit
authors or creators of literary manuscripts, collections of
papers, music, and artistic works to take tax deductions at
the fair market value for gifts of these materials to libraries,
museums, and educational institutions, and
Whereas this regulation has had the effect of greatly reduc-
ing or eliminating completely the donation of gifts of such
materials to libraries, museums, and educational institutions:
Therefore be it
Resolved that the Association of Research Libraries goes
on record as requesting the Congress of the United States to
amend the Tax Reform Act of 1969, in order to permit the
same tax deductions for authors and creators of literary or
artistic property as is accorded to other donors of these same
A report by Stephen McCarthy, ARL Executive
Director, concluded the 82nd meeting.
[Frank Kurt Cylke]


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