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Vol. 32, No. 25
June 22, 19
LC PUBLICATIONS AND SLIDES
WIN FEDERAL EDITORS AWARDS
Four Library of Congress publications and a slide
presentation were cited for excellence of content,
design, and presentation at the Tenth Annual Awards
Banquet of the Federal Editors Association held on
First place honors in the FEA Government-wide
competition went to "It's All in the Cards," a slide
presentation prepared by LC Interpretive Projects
Officer Helen-Anne Hilker; The Development of a
Revolutionary Mentality, a collection of papers pre-
sented in May 1972 at the Library's first Symposium
on the American Revolution; and the October 1972
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, an anni-
versary issue celebrating the 75th year of the Li-
brary's Main Building.
Second place in its category was "Volunteers With
(Continued on p. 219)
FIRST EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
SELECTED BY BUILDINGS SERVICES
Mrs. Louise Simms has been selected by the Build-
ings Services Section, Buildings Management Office,
to be the Section's first Employee of the Month, as
part of a recently-established program to honor out-
standing staff members. Nominations for the honor
are submitted by supervisors and selections are made
LIBRARY TO OBSERVE
JULY 4TH HOLIDAY
The Library of Congress will observe Wednes-
day, July 4, as a holiday in accordance with the
provisions of the law. All offices and reading
rooms will be closed. Exhibit halls in the Main
Building will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
from the Section's 140 employees on the basis of
contributions to the staff and to the community, and
on recognized qualities of character. The Section
plans to display a photograph of each honoree with a
copy of the official citation for one month in an area
adjacent to its office.
In her letter of recommendation, Mrs. Simm's
supervisor, Mrs. Beulah Washington, states that she
"is a tribute to the position that she holds. She has an
excellent leave record, is dependable, cooperative,
conscientious, and has contributed ... to maintaining
standards in the Buildings Services Section." Of her
personal characteristics, Mrs. Washington said of Mrs.
Simms, "You can always count on her to come up
with something unique when it comes to remember-
ing her friends and co-workers .. For 12 years she
planned and supervised all the social activities for her
co-workers at the Library."
Mrs. Simms has been employed at the Library since
(Continued on p. 221)
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PL-480 ISRAEL OFFICE CLOSED
With the termination of the Public Law 480 Pro-
gram for Israel, the Library of Congress Tel Aviv
office was permanently closed at the end of May. The
office was established in 1963 by Harry R. Stritman,
who served as Field Director for the duration of the
Program. Under his imaginative and able leadership,
the office acquired for LC, and for over 20 major
U.S. academic libraries, more than 1,660,000 pieces
comprising monographs, periodicals, and newspapers,
and provided preliminary cataloging copy for virtual-
ly all titles acquired.
From 1964, the office compiled, produced, and dis-
tributed the monthly Accessions List: Israel. which
quickly became recognized as an indispensable guide
to current Israeli publications of research value. The
Program was perforce terminated when Israel was
removed, in 1972, from the list of countries in which
United States-owned foreign currencies were available
for Program purposes.
On May 14 Mr. Stritman was host at a farewell
reception held in the American Embassy for some
200 guests, including the local LC staff, U.S. Embassy
personnel. Israeli government officials, representatives
of libraries and educational institutions, publishers,
booksellers, and other friends and associates of the
office and the Program. Among those present were
U.S. Charge d'Affaires Ad Interim J. Owen Zurhellen,
Jr. with Mrs. Zurhellen, and Dr. Roy Mersky, Interim
Director of the Jewish National and University Li-
brary, with Mrs. Mersky. In a letter of appreciation to
Mr. Stritman, Dr. Mersky said, "All Israeli librarian-
ship owes a debt of gratitude to you for the tremen-
dous work you have done and the contribution you
A message of greeting and farewell from the Li-
brarian of Congress, L. Quincy Mumford, paid tribute
to the work of "an extraordinary Field Director and a
dedicated, energetic staff. We have depended upon
the cooperation and support of numerous friends in
the American Embassy, in the Israeli book trade, and
of many Israeli librarians. To all of you I wish to
convey an expression of our deepest gratitude, and
our best wishes for the future."
VISITORS TO LC
Four Burmese representatives of the Ministry of
Information visited the Library of Congress on June
4. They were U Win Swe, responsible for directing the
country's public libraries; U Saw Aung, General Man-
ager of the Printing and Publishing Corporation; U
Tin Maung Than, General Manager of The Working
People's Daily; and U Maung Maung Sein of the
Motion Picture Corporation.
Joan Barry, serials librarian, University of Sydney,
Rosemary Bloomfield, reference librarian for USIS,
Michel Boisset, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
D. H. Borchardt, Chief Librarian, La Trobe Univer-
sity, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.
C. H. Courtney, Director of the NUC Project,
National Library of Australia, Canberra, and his wife.
Enid Hallister, Swinburne College of Technology
Library, Melbourne, Australia.
Mrs. Mary Kimani, newly-appointed Law Librarian,
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
Diana Kingston, cataloger, University of Sydney Li-
Hilda Lofthouse, retired Librarian, Chetham's Li-
brary, Hunt's Bank, Manchester, England, and her
(Continued on p. 220)
Chinese Journalists Visit LC .
Employee of the Month
Selected by Buildings Service .
July 4th Holiday to Be Observed by L
Library of Congress Publications .
LC Receives Federal Editors Awards
Life at the Library Presented in Song
News in the Library World .
PL-480 Israel Office Closed .....
StaI f News . .
Viitor% lo Il.(' . .
June 22, 1973
The luncheon was followed by comments from
Washington Post columnist Mike Causey and Con-
gressman William S. Moorhead, who also presented
awards to the first-place winners.
Miss Hilker and the staff of the Publications Office
were honored the following morning at a coffee given
by Assistant Librarian Mrs. Elizabeth H. Kegan.
Miss Hilker and Mrs. Kegan
LC HONORED BY
(Continued from p. 217)
Vision," a leaflet prepared for use by the Division for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and A La
Carte, a collection of original and reprinted articles
written by members of the staff of the Geography and
Map Division, was awarded an honorable mention.
Publications Officer Sarah L.
Wallace and staff member Fred
Publications Office staff members (I-r)
Mrs. Anne Rollins, Martha Erwin. Paula
McDonough, and Mrs. Kathryn Burke.
LC Information Bulletin
(Continued from p. 218)
Mrs. Barbara G. Mogae, officer in charge of acquisi-
tions and cataloging for the Botswana National
Library, Gaborone, Botswana. She is studying Ameri-
can libraries on a grant from the U.S. Department of
Lois H. Semmens, Baillieu Library, University of
Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
T. D. Sprod, Librarian, University of Tasmania,
Three librarians from the University of Cairo,
Egypt, participating in a training program at West Vir-
ginia University. Morgantown: Ferdouse Dwidar,
Central Library; Islam Afifi, Library of the Cancer
Institute: and Shalik S. A. Abou Hassan. Library of
the Engineering School. who were accompanied by
Robert Murphy. Librarian of the West Virginia
University Medical Center.
(olleen Campbell. Biomedical Library, UCLA, and
four postgraduate trainees: Connie Bennett. Univer-
sity of Wisconsin: Diana Slater, University of Illinois;
Craig Elam. University of California, Berkeley; and
Richard Paul. University of Wisconsin.
Leslie Cole. Library of the Department of Human
Patricia Coulter. Jo Anne S. Cassell, and Sam Terra-
nova. librarians at the National Institute of Educa-
tion. Washington. D.C.
Mrs. Robbye Henderson, Librarian, Mississippi Val-
ley State College, Itta Bena, Miss.
Susan K. Martin, Harvard College Library.
Pat Matthias, Librarian for DOD Overseas Depen-
dents Schools, Okinawa.
Martha Meade, Washington County Library System,
Douglas O. Michael, Librarian, Allegany Com-
munity College, Cumberland, Md., and the following
members of the library staff: Phyllys Hager, Jeanne
Schwarz, Franklin L. Fatkin, Jr., Kathy Fatkin,
Shirlie L. Merrick. Rita Mowery, and Jo Anne Galli-
Paul Weiss, cataloger, Georgetown Law Center Li-
brary, Washington. D.C.
Twenty-six students from the Department of Li-
brary Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,
with Roscoe Rouse, Head of the Department and
University Librarian, and his wife.
LIFE AT THE LIBRARY
PRESENTED IN SONG
The WRA Choral Society, will present in its latest
production, "Lost on the Shuttle," a humorous look
at various aspects of life at the Library of Congress.
Written, produced, and directed by Al Cherry, Card
Division, the program will be held in the Coolidge
Auditorium on Thursday, June 28, at 11:45 a.m., and
on Friday, June 29, at 1 p.m. All staff members are
invited to attend.
Charles R. Coppens, Senior Acquisitions Librarian
in the Office of the Assistant Director for Library
Resources, Reference Department, retired on June 8
after almost 14 years of service in the Library.
A native of Belgium, Mr. Coppens served with the
Allied Armed Forces in Europe and North Africa dur-
ing World War 11. From 1948 to 1959 he worked as
archivist and librarian of the Belgium Embassy in
Washington, D.C., then came to the Library in 1959,
where he served as a Records Analyst in the former
Office of the Secretary before transferring to the
Reference Department in 1964. Drawing on his
experience in paperwork management, he designed a
system for the rapid circulation of national bibliog-
raphies in card form to Reference Department
recommending officers in connection with the
National Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging, for
which he was given an incentive award in 1968. His
energetic and gregarious nature made him a well-
known figure throughout the Reference and Process-
Merton J. Foley, Contracting and Procurement
Officer, Procurement and Supply Division, retired
from Government service on June 1.
A native of Portland, Maine, Mr. Foley attended
Holy Cross College in Worchester, Mass., where he
earned a B.A. degree. He began his career in 1936 as a
supervisor with the Works Projects Administration in
Portland. In October 1948 he joined the staff of the
Library as a Reference Assistant in the General Refer-
ence and Bibliography Division and was promoted to
Assistant Secretary of the Library in 1949 and to
Chief of the Buildings and Grounds Division in 1950.
In January 1969, Mr. Foley was promoted to the
position that he held at retirement. He was respon-
sible for the contracting and procurement of all
June 22, 1973
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library materials except books and book-related
Mr. Foley is married and has four daughters.
M. Viola Bond, Secretary of the Children's Book
Section, was presented with a 30-year Federal Service
Award pin on June 11 by Paul L. Berry, Director of
the Reference Department. With the exception of
four years during World War II with the Signal Corps
of the War Department, all of Miss Bond's service has
been with the Library, most of it with the General
Reference and Bibliography Division.
Miss Bond joined the staff of the GR&B Adminis-
trative Office in October 1946, where she remained
until July 1955 when she transferred to the East
European Accessions List Project of the Exchange
and Gift Division. When the project was discontinued
in November 1961 she returned to the GR&B Admin-
Miss Bond has been Secretary of the Children's
Book Section since April 1, 1963, at that time only
one month in operation. She has worked on each of
its bibliographies over the past ten years and is justly
proud of her part in the Library's service to children's
librarians and children's literature specialists.
For Mary Boyle, Head of the Administrative Ser-
vices Section, Central Services Division, the rewards
of her years in Federal Service have been in knowing
that Library staff can call on Central Services in time
of need. "Our service is there when you look for it."
Mrs. Boyle, who was presented a 25-year Federal
Service Award pin on May 24 by Ida F.Wilson, Divf-
sion Chief, has been with the Central Services Divi-
sion for more than 12 years, where she has held
progressively responsible positions. She began work-
ing at the Library in September 1953 as a Correspon-
dence Clerk Trainee in the Copyright Office,
following service with the Army Signal Corps and the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. After several promotions
in the Copyright Office in 1960, she was transferred
and promoted to Secretary to the Assistant Chief of
the Order Division.
In 1961, Mrs. Boyle was promoted to Administra-
tive Secretary in the former Office of the Secretary,
and following promotion to Assistant Head of the
then Central Services Section in October, 1961 and a
quality increase in January, 1967, Mrs. Boyle was
promoted to her present position in 1969.
She has been actively involved in the training of new
clerical staff since being with Central Services and
lists these experiences as among her most pleasurable.
In addition to tending a seemingly ever-growing
quantity of plants in her office and home, Mrs. Boyle
concedes that "knitting is my middle name." With
two grandsons to knit for and the garden to keep an
eye on, her leisure time is limited.
MRS. SIMMS HONORED
BY BUILDINGS SERVICES
(Continued from p. 217)
August 1946, after having worked for the Ammuni-
tions Department, District of Columbia Navy Yard,
from 1942-45. She was also employed by the
Y.M.C.A. from November 1946 until her retirement
from that position in June 1972.
Mrs. Simms is affiliated with numerous charitable
organizations, including The Friendly Whist Club and
The Bonanza Club, and attends social functions for
the Heart Fund and Cancer Crusade. She spends her
free hours at activities planned by the Senior Citizens
Association and enjoys baking, a talent for which she
is well-known. She is the mother of two sons, Ray-
mond and Andrew, and has one grandson, Ray-
Appointments: Sylviane Easton, searcher filer. GS-5, Cat
Publ, 4716; Richard H. Evensen, braille advisor. GS-11.
DBPH, 4644; Melanie M. McVicar, clerical assistant, GT-3.
Photodup. 3-100; Robert D. Naylor, programmer, GS-9. ISO.
4831; Kelly Rogers. clerk-typist. GS-3, Cop Exam, 5-200;
LC Information Bulletin
Marlha L. Yopc,. clerk-typit. (S-4. MSS. 4860.
Temporary Appointments: Harry Oliver J. Barchdorf.
relerenLe J.%%isni S-. -. (RS \. NP: F'anme L. Beasley.
worker trainee. (S-l. Place & (Cljs. NP: Arthur Bufford. mail
clerk. (S-3. CRS 1). 4735:.lohn J. Driscoll. research assistant.
;S-7. CRS 1 \P. \vJ I einer. research asitant, GS-7. CRS
I NP: Miruns Roue Kraft. inquiries record clerk. GS-3. CRS
1). NP: D)enmn, Sherman. analyst in American national
government. GS-12. (RS GGR. 4737; Vikki Adrienne Zegel.
reference asi tant. (GS-7. CRS SPR. NP.
Reappointments: Daniel P. Beard. analyst in environmental
policy. GS-13. CRS I-P. 4809:Christopher H. Dodge, analyst
in science & technology. GS-13, CRS SPR. 4764; Mary Kate
Dugan. inquire recorder. GS-9. CRS D. NP; Frederick O.
Land. mail Llerk. (S-3. CRS D. 4735; Jean Marcia Lirhly.
reference clerk. GS-3. CRS Ed. NP.
Promotions: Linda C. Bryant. to publications clerk. GS-3.
(op ( at. NP: Barbara J. Davis. 1o secretaryy to the assistant
director. (;S5. CRS 1). 48211; Michael L. Godwin. to motion
picture lechnicin. (;S-7. P&P. 4736; Janes L. Golliver. to
%upervi\or liIbrar Itechnician. GS-9. G&M, 4877; Waymon
(risgg. IIn L-aid draILing clerk, (S-.;. Card. 11-5110: Josephine
(. lljakmin. Iii vditii.il ajjsitant, US-7, Cup Re'. 4813:
I)lane M Mrehlian., io publlc.iltjnn clerk. G(S-3. (Cp Cat. NI'.
Transfers: IIIonna. M. Ilclin. I)L' Cat, to clerk-lypisl.
(;S- %Sr Rer NP. Kalhryn M. HlmII. Order. to clerk-lypit.
GS 1. Scr Rct. Ni'.
Reasgnations: I clhei I Andcrorn. CRS 1-: Janel Hiantrolt.
( RS I I ind.i A. (Crulel. I &(;. Jamen Idward ('olher Jr..
('RS \. ludith L. (ritenldenn. S&R Linn 1-. I orhan.CRS I.:
John I (;algano. S&R: Carolyn L. Henderon. Place & Class;
illiani R Iluldforth. CRS L. roini M. Jacquemin. Subj Cat:
Pamela J. Miles. Photodup: Robert A. Robey. Photodup;
Philip %. Savitz. CRS C: Sheldon Slavin. Subj Cat: Kurt F.
\\ehlc Jr.. (op Serv. Frank J. Williams IIl. S&R: Mark R.
%ollc. Cop Serv.
Roy P. Basler has returned to duty as Chief of the
Manuscript Division following a term at The Univer-
sity of Auckland. New Zealand. lecturing on Ameri-
can literature. While there he also represented the
American Council of Learned Societies at the centen-
nial observance of the founding of the University of
Canterbury at lChrstchurch. on May 3-7. By invita-
non. he visited the New Zealand National Library
(Alexander Turnbull Library) in Wellington and the
University of Hawaii Libraries in Honolulu.
Mr. Basler is the author of a short article entitled
"Taking Care of the Lincoln Boys' Horses" in the
Winter 1972 issue of the Lincoln Herald, published in
Harrogate, Tenn. by the Lincoln Memorial University
Robert L. Chartrand, Specialist in Information
Sciences for the Congressional Research Service,
served as a panelist for "Computers in the Congress,"
a session of the 1973 National Computer Conference
and Exposition held in New York City on June 5.
The discussion centered on the role of modem infor-
mation technology in providing priority, selected data
for congressional Members, committees, and their
Ernest C. Baynard, former Staff Director of the
House Subcommittee on Government Activities, pre-
sided over the discussions with contributions from
Frank Ryan, Director of the House Information
Systems' group; Thomas P. McGurn, Staff Director,
Senate Subcommittee on Computer Services; Ken-
neth W. Hunter. Assistant Director, Financial and
General Management Studies Division, General
Accounting Office; and Raymond J. Pluto, Director,
Data Systems Service, Government Printing Office.
Janina W. Hoskins, Area Specialist in Poland and
East Europe, Slavic and Central European Division, is
the author of a book entitled Early and Rare Polonica
of' the 15th-17th Centuries in American Libraries; A
Bibliographical Survey. The book is an alphabetical
union list of these materials, 1.230 entries in all, from
the collections of over 150 American libraries and is
the first study of its kind. The books and pamphlets
listed are in a variety of languages and deal with the
political and cultural history of Europe, particularly
that of East Central Europe.
Samuel Iftikhar of the Southern Asia Section, Ori-
entalia Division, was the organizer and moderator of a
meeting addressed by the Chief Justice of the Su-
preme Court of Pakistan, Honorable Hamoodur
Rahman. held on May 30 at the Smithsonian Institu-
tion. The talk, entitled "The New Democratic Consti-
tution of Pakistan," was delivered to a group of about
200 distinguished guests.
Mr. Iftikhar also organized and presided over a
meeting held May 20 in the International Hall of the
Y.M.C.A., in which Justice Dr. Javid Iqbal, son of Dr.
Sir Muhammad Iqbal, a world renowned scholar, dis-
cussed the philosophy of his father.
Paul Spehr, Motion Picture Specialist, Motion Pic-
ture Section, Prints and Photographs Division, partici-
pated in the Clarence Brown Film Festival at the
University of Tennessee, May 27-29. The festival con-
sisted of afternoon and evening performances of films
directed by Clarence Brown, shown in the Clarence
Brown Theatre for the Performing Arts, and several
June 22, 1973
morning workshops, one of which Mr. Spehr con-
ducted. His topic was "Preserving the Film Heritage,"
and he discussed both preservation of films and the
documents related to films.
Clarence Brown, an alumnus of the University
(1910), donated the theatre in 1970. His films in-
clude "The Eagle," with Rudolph Valentino; "The
Goose Woman," with Marie Dressier; and several of
Greta Garbo's films including "Flesh and the Devil,"
"Anna Christie," "A Woman of Affairs," "Ro-
mance," "Inspiration," "Anna Karenina," and "Con-
quest." Other well-known films directed by Mr.
Brown are "Ah, Wilderness," "Of Human Hearts,"
"The Rains Came," "Edison, the Man," "The Human
Comedy," "National Velvet," and "The Yearling."
During the festival it was announced that Mr.
Brown had donated to the University a collection of
manuscripts, scrapbooks, scripts from 40 films he
directed between 1925 and 1952, and still photo-
graphs from fifty-two productions, all materials
gathered during his long and distinguished career. The
collection will be housed in the Special Collections
unit of the Tennessee University Library.
Dr. Hamilton B. Webb, LC Medical Officer, is the
subject of an article in the June I issue of U.S. Medi-
cine. Dr. Webb, the Library's first Medical Officer,
discusses in the interview the health programs and the
problems involved in keeping "the nation's-and
perhaps the world's-largest library humming."
John A. Wolter, Assistant Chief. Geography and
Map Division, addressed the staff of the American
Geographical Society in New York on May 23. His
talk concerned the history, growth, and development
of the Geography and Map Division with special
emphasis on MARC-Map and related processing and
Oney Newton Johnson and Ernest William Burton
were married on Saturday, May 26, at Mount Olive
Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. Mrs. Burlon is a
member of the Arranging and Distribution Unit of
Catalog Management Division and Mr. Burton is on
the staff of the Order Division.
I CHINESE JOURNALISTS VISIT LIBRARY
Three members of a group of 16 Chinese journalists, touring the United States as
guests of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, visited the Library on June 1.
Their general tour of the Library was followed by a visit to the Orientalia Division
where one guest was heard to remark that he was "overwhelmed" by the volume of
material at the Library and by extent of its Chinese collection. Pictured during the visit
to Orientalia are (l-r) Ping-chieh Shen, Deputy Librarian. New China News Agency,
Peking; Ch'i-hsin Chang, People's Daily, Peking; Wen-ch'ing Hsieh, Official, New China
News Agency, Peking; Warren M. Tsuneishi, Chief of the Orientalia Division; Interpre-
ter Roy M. Hofheinz, Jr.. Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies. Harvard University;
and Chi Wang, Assistant Head, Chinese and Korean Section. LC Orientalia Division.
LC Information Bulletin
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessiims List. India. ISSN 0041-7734. Vol. I2.
No. 3. March 1973. (pp. 133-198.) Continuing sub-
scriptions free to libraries upon request to the Field
Director. Library of Congress Office. American
Embassy. New Delhi. India.
Acrvssions List: Israel ISSN 0041-7750. Vol. 10,
No. 4. April 1973. (pp. 65-85.) Including Author
Index for Vol. 10. No. 1-4. January-April 1973.
(pp. I-xxix.) Publication ceases with this issue. The
Library of Congress office in Tel-Aviv which com-
piled and distributed the List has been permanently
closed as the result of the termination of the PL-480
Program for Israel. Any correspondence concerning
the Accessions List should be addressed to the Chief,
Overseas Operations Division, Library of Congress,
Washington. D.C. 20540.
Accessions List: Pakistan. ISSN 0041-7777. Annual
Supplement: Cumulative List of Serials. 1972.
(pp. 1-107.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director. Library of Con-
gress Office. American Consulate General. Karachi,
Books: A MARC Format. 5th ed. Addendum No.
7. June 1973 (1 p.). This addendum describes a minor
change in the use of slashes in the suffix portion of
the control number. Available upon request from the
Subscriber Accounts Unit, Card Division. Library of
Congress, Building 159. Navy Yard Annex, Wash-
ington. D.C. 20541.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
ISSN 0012-2785. 93rd Congress. ist Session. Supple-
ment No. 3 to Cumulative issue No. 1. 1973. (Various
pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments. U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington,
D.C. 20402, for $6.75 this issue or $90 a session,
domestic, and $112.50 a session, foreign (LC14.6:
93-I / I-2/Supp. 3).
Information on the MARC System. 3rd edition,
1973. (44 p.) Free upon request from the Library of
Congress. Central Services Division. Washington. D.C.
Prepared by the MARC Development Office, this
publication contains a description of the MARC com-
munications format, a summary of how machine-
readable records are created and used, information
about the MARC Distribution Service, a selected
bibliography of publications concerning MARC, and a
report on automation in technical processing at the
Library, which summarizes the principal activities of
the MARC Development Office.
LC Classification-Additons and Changes. ISSN
0041-7912. List 169, January-March 1973. (139 p.)
For sale by the Card Division, Library of Congress, at
$20 a year.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Edible Wild Plants (TB
73-10). April 1973. (6 p.) Compiled by Constance
Carter, this guide points to the literature dealing with
"the identification, harvesting, and preparation of
wild plants that may be used for food." Copies are
available free on request from the Reference Section,
Science and Technology Division, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Library of Congress Catalog-Books: Subjects. A
Cumulative List of Works Represented by Library of
Congress Printed Cards. 1971. (1972). Vol. 7: Leuc-
Mz. (946 p.) Vol. 8: N-Pord. (968 p.) Vol. 9: Pore-Sd.
(991 p.) Vol. 10: Se-Tham. (1003 p.) Vol. 11: Than-
Z. 1020 p.) For sale by the Card Division for $375
for three quarterly issues and an annual cumulation.
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
Vols. 11-16. 1971. 1972. Compiled by the Library of
Congress with the cooperation of the Resources Com-
mittee of the Resources and Technical Services Divi-
sion, American Library Association. For sale by the
Card Division for $675 for the year's subscription.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections,
1971, and Index 1970-1971. 1973. (xxv, 722 p.)
Compiled by the Library of Congress from reports
provided by American repositories with assistance
from the Council on Library Resources, Inc. For sale
by the Card Division at $50 a copy.
This volume is the Oth in a continuing series de-
signed to bring under bibliographic control manu-
script collections housed permanently in American
repositories that are regularly open to scholars. It
reports 2,044 collections located in 151 repositories
and brings the total number of collections described
to date to 29,356, representing holdings in 850
Suggestions regarding the compilation of the cata-
log and inquiries about taking part in the program
should be addressed to Mrs. Arline Custer, Editor of
the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
in the Library's Descriptive Cataloging Division,
Washington, D.C. 20540. Queries about the manu-
script collections described in the catalog should be
sent to the individual repositories.
Press Release: No. 73-26 (June 1) Ninth annual guide to
children's books published by Library of Congress.
June 22, 1973
Library of Conress Regulations: The following regula-
tions, published June 6, were changed to give correct titles:
No. 218-2, No. 218-16, No. 315 (page 2), No. 317-2 (pages 1
and 2), No. 319 (page 1), No. 321-2 (page 1),and No. 515-5.
Special Announcements: No. 566 (May 29) referred to the
Library's computerized personnel data bank; No. 567 (May
31) concerned the Library-wide mail count to be made dur-
ing the week of June 9-15; No. 568 (June 5) called attention
to the temporary closing of the Main Building Health Room;
No. 569 (June 7) announced the Fourth of July holiday; No.
570 (June 8) concerned optional life insurance premiums;
No. 571 (June 8) announced the appointment of Frank Kurt
Cylke as Chief, Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped, Reference Department.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Sergius Yakobsen to Give
Second Talk on Russian Art
Sergius Yakobsen, Honorary Consultant in Slavic
Studies to the Library of Congress and formerly Chief
of its Slavic and Central European Division, will give
his second talk in conjunction with the traveling
exhibition "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist
Paintings from the USSR," which opened at the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art on June 15. On July
8, Mr. Yakobsen will discuss Ivan Morazov and Sergei
Shchukin, the two wealthy Muscovites primarily
responsible for building the collection of paintings
now in the Soviet Union. Mr. Yakobsen spoke about
the two collectors on April 26 when the exhibit was
at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
[See the April 20 issue of the LC Information Bul-
Ruth C. Smith Appointed NIH Library Chief
Ruth Camp Smith has been appointed Chief of the
National Institutes of Health Library, a branch of the
Division of Research Services at the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Smith has been Director of the Scientific
Documentation Division at the Naval Ship Systems
Command in Arlington, Va., since 1971, and has also
served in various librarian capacities for the Naval
Ship Research and Development Center. She holds
bachelor degrees from Howard University and Hamp-
ton Institute and a master's in library science from
Joan Manley to Head Government Book Committee
Joan Manley, Publisher of Time-Life Books, has
been appointed Chairman of the Government Ad-
visory Committee on International Book and Library
Programs by the Secretary of State. Mrs. Manley suc-
ceeds Ross Sackett, President of Encyclopaedia
Britannica Educational Corporation, who resigned
upon his assuming the chairmanship of the Associa-
tion of American Publishers. [See LC Information
Bulletin, June 8, for Mr. Sackett's election.]
Library Association Presents Library Awards
The Library Association has awarded three medals
for important work in librarianship. The Besterman
Medal, given for an outstanding bibliography or guide
to the literature, has been awarded to A Bibliography
of British and Irish Municipal History by G. H. Martin
and Sylvia McIntyre (Leicester University Press). The
McColvin Medal, presented to an outstanding refer-
ence book, was given to Music Yearbook: A Survey
and Directory with Statistics and Reference Articles;
1972-3, edited by Arthur Jacobs (Macmillan) and
published in collaboration with the National Music
Council of Great Britain. The Robinson Medal, given
for invention in library technology or administration,
was awarded to the University of Lancaster Library
Research Unit for the development of simulation-
games in education for library management. The
awards were announced and presented at a reception
at the Headquarters of the Library Association, 7
Ridgmount St., London, on June 6.
Report of Forum on Bibliographic Systems Issued
Interactive Bibliographic Systems, a report on the
proceedings of a forum held in Gaithersburg, Md., on
October 4-5, 1971, has been published. Edited by
Madeline B. Henderson, Chairman of the Federal
Library Committee's Task Force on Automation, the
205-page document contains 18 papers presented dur-
ing the forum at sessions devoted to user interfaces,
system configuration, economics and performance,
and future developments. The forum was hailed by L.
Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress and Chair-
man of the Federal Library Committee, as "a step
forward by Federal agencies in working together to
solve common problems."
Copies of the document, which contains an index,
are available at $7.60 each from the National Techni-
cal Information Service, U.S. Department of Com-
merce, Springfield, Va. 22151. The order number is
Washington State Library Produces Sample Tapes
The Washington State Library has provided the
LC Information Bulletin
Library of Congress MARC Development Office with
a sample tape of locally input records produced by
the stale library in the MARC communications for-
The recently published Washington Library Net-
work Resources Directory, produced by automated
techniques, contains records from LC MARC tapes
and from locally input records, including LC catalog-
ing not appearing on MARC tapes, NUC cataloging
which has been upgraded and matched to a book in
hand, and original cataloging using LC standards.
The state library followed the LC MARC format
specifications. As a test of the completeness of the
records, the MARC Development Office used the
Washington State sample tape as input to its process-
ing programs and produced sample catalog cards.
RADAR Enters Second Year of Publication
The Bibliotheque Nationale du Qu6bec is entering
its second year of publication of the bimonthly
indexed abstracts journal, Repertoire Analytique
d'Articles de Revues du Quibec (RADAR). The
bibliography contains the contents of 100 current
periodicals published in Qu6bec. Each issue has two
sections-an analytical part in which titles of articles
are arranged alphabetically by personal/corporate
author or by subject, and an abstracts section in
which annotated entries are grouped by subject fields.
The annual subscription for RADAR is $75 and
requests may be made to RADAR, P.O. Box 2447,
Qu6bec 2, Que., Canada.
NEH Grants $92,000 to Film Project
The National Endowment for the Humanities has
awarded a $92,286 grant to the Center for Under-
standing Media in New York City for the filming of
American short stories. The grant will support the
production of Ambrose Bierce's "Parker Adderson:
Philosopher" and the writing of two additional
scripts. The project, entitled "Anthology: The Ameri-
can Short Story on Film," is under the general super-
vision of Robert Geller, Director of Educational
Projects for the Center for Understanding Media.
Biographical Directory on American Artists Issued
Who's Who in American Art, 1973. has been pub-
lished by the Jacques Cattell Press and R. R. Bowker
Company (New York and London, 1973. $34.50,
plus postage and handling from Bowker Order
Department, P.O. Box 1807, Ann Arbor, Mich.
48106). This is the Ilth edition of the standard
biographical directory in its field. Comprising about
6.500 entries, Who's Who in American Art includes
painters, sculptors, printmakers, craftsmen, photo-
graphers, and cartoonists, as well as leading art
educators, patrons, critics, collectors, dealers, and
museum curators and officials. Indexes by profes-
sional classification and by geographical location are
appended, along with an obituaries section and a
directory of national, regional, and state open
Folger Institute Announces Fall, Spring Seminars
The Folger Institute of Renaissance and 18th-
Century Studies has announced its schedule of semi-
nars for next fall and spring. The fall seminars, which
will run from early October to mid-December, will
deal with the topics "The World of Thomas More,"
"Early Printers and Cultural Change (1470-1570),"
"Humanism and Philosophy in the Renaissance," and
"Renaissance Palaeography in England." Applications
for the fall series are due on September 1.
Running from mid-February to mid-May, the spring
seminars will deal with the subjects "Petrarch,"
"Editing Renaissance Texts," "Renaissance Latin,"
and "Seventeenth-Century France." Applications
deadline for this series is January 1, 1974.
The Institute is a cooperative effort of the Folger
Shakespeare Library and American University, Catho-
lic University, George Washington University, the
University of Maryland, and West Virginia University,
and the seminars are held at the Folger Library.
Priority in enrollment is accorded to graduate stu-
dents at work on dissertations and to post-doctoral
scholars from the sponsoring institutions; as space is
available, applicants from other universities and
institutions are welcome.
Applications are available from R. J. Schoeck,
Director, the Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare
Library, Washington, D.C. 20003.
Columbia Library School Offers Certificate Program
The School of Library Service at Columbia Univer-
sity this Fall will offer a formal sixth-year program
culminating in the award of a Certificate in Advanced
Librarianship, replacing the informal advanced study
program which the School has offered since 1964.
The Certificate program is designed to provide an
opportunity for both the recent graduate and the
experienced librarian to continue their education in
librarianship in a sustained program of study. An
intermediate stage between the master's and doctor's
degrees, the program aims to provide both a general
program in continuing education and a program to
June 22, 1973
prepare librarians for positions as subject and techni-
cal specialists, and as administrators or supervisors of
complex library operations and service programs.
Application forms and further information about
the new program are available from the School of
Library Science, Columbia University, New York,
Liverpool School to Hold Library Meeting
The Department of Library and Information
Studies of the Liverpool Polytechnic, with the sup-
port of the British Council, will hold its first inter-
national summer school from September 5-14.
Speakers from seven countries will present papers
reviewing and analysing common problems facing
library and information workers in European coun-
tries. Themes for the study are library materials,
bibliographic control, information retrieval, and li-
brary management. The program has been arranged in
order to enable participants, who will be restricted in
number, to discuss the papers in detail. All the pro-
ceedings will be in English.
Queries regarding the meeting should be directed to
W. H. Snape, Director, Department of Library and
Information Studies, Liverpool Polytechnic, Tithe-
barn St., Liverpool L2 2ER, England.
U. of Maryland Offers Micrographics Course
The School of Library and Information Services at
the University of Maryland will offer a course on
Micrographics and Information Dissemination during
its fall semester. Teaching the course will be Klaus
Otten, Manager, Advanced Development and Plan-
ning, National Cash Register Company, and Adjunct
Professor of Information Science at the University of
Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Classes will be held on alter-
nate Fridays, beginning September 7, from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. The objective of the three-credit course is to
provide an introduction to micrographics and its use
in the library through a series of lectures, discussions,
problem assignments, and workshops.
Additional information on the course is available
from the Director of Admissions, School of Library
and Information Services, University of Maryland,
College Park, Md. 20742.
COLOR POSTCARDS AVAILABLE
Six new color postcards of the Library of Congress, including views of the Main Reading
Room and the Great Hall, are available at the Information Counter, Ground Floor, Main
Building for 10 cents each or three for 25 cents. The Information Counter is open from
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from I to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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