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June 29, 1973
EDGAR BREITENBACH RETIRES
AS P&P DIVISION CHIEF
Alan Fern Appointed to Post
Edgar Brettenbach, Chief of the Prints and Photo-
gaphs. Di. wl of the Library of Congress since
1956. wi. getime on June 29. A scholar whose distin-
gushed wgk ia .the field of pictorial documentation
mad fne ertsldiiijig 45-year career is known both in
Burope ad. the; United States, he will continue to
serve lisaras a Honorary Consultant in Graphic
Art awm C ies, a three-year appointment which
will hecm ffeotba July 2.
Ta~e -ue Mr. Breistenbach as Chief of the Prints
a4 tZa ap Diision, the Librarian of Congress,
LQuaW wu iBn brd, has appointed Alan M. Fern, at
pe4uaostaiAitast Chief of the Division.
M k-.a received a Ph. D. degree, summa
cm -l i Io history of art from the University
of Haal~t 927 and, after two years training at
the aity Library in Goettingen and at the State
jlubrry arfia, a library certificate in 1929. He was
empSi t .ig research libraries in Germany and
Sita liepor coming to the United States in
&^7;q t ch Iae history of art at Mills College, Oak-
i .:i.Flederal Service with the Federal Com-
aoumnission, later transferring to the
~tfomation. From 1945-49 he worked
(Continued n p. 230)
NEW COUNSELORS APPOINTED
TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Seven staff members have been appointed to two-
year terms as Counselors for the LC Equal Oppor-
tunity Program, effective June 4. The new
appointments bring to 13 the number of Counselors
who will be working on a part-time basis in the pro-
gam. The new appointees will receive training in
counseling and an orientation on personnel activities.
The Program is primarily concerned with the
prompt handling of complaints and grievances re-
(Continued on p. 231)
CHARLENE WOODY TO HEAl) ISO
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS OFFICE
Charlene Woody, a veteran computer scientist and
the Library's Senior Systems Analyst in the informa-
tion Systems Office, has been named to head the
Computer Applications Office. In her new appoint-
ment, effective May 29, Miss Woody is responsible for
directing the ever-growing number of computer
applications activities within ISO.
Miss Woody brings to her new position a wide range
of knowledge and experience in the computer and
systems analysis field. A native of Danville, Va., she
graduated, with honors from Hampton Insitute in
1960 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She
later received a master's degree in public administra-
tion from American University in 1970.
LC Information Bulletin
Breitenbach Retires as P&P Chief;
Fern Appointed . .
EO Program Counselors Appointed
Library of Congress Publications .
News in the Library World ..
Staff News . .
Thirty-six Complete Typing Course
Charlene Woody to Head ISO Office
WRA Opens Office at CMA .....
Appendix I .............
Appendix II . .
Before coming to the Library in 1971, she held a
number of responsible positions in Government and
business, working first with the U.S. Weather Bureau,
and then the Bunker-Ramo Corp., and the Computer
Usage Co. Her experience included work as a com-
puter operator, senior systems analyst, and project
manager for computer applications systems design
(Continued on p. 231)
REFRESHER TYPING COURSE
Thirty-six staff members have completed the first
in a series of Refresher Typing Courses to be given by
the LC Training Office under the Affirmative Action
Program. [See LC Information Bulletin of April 13
for story on typing courses.] Taught by Mrs. Evelyn
Vass, Employee Development Specialist, the typing
classes were held daily for a period of nine weeks,
from April 30 to June 29, in the new classroom facil-
ities in the Training Office at the Navy Yard Annex.
Certificates of Training were presented to those stu-
dents who successfully completed the cqrepN, ,
The course was designed to assist employees with a
typing speed of 25 words per minute to achieve the
speed and accuracy necessary to pass the Library's
typing test, thus enabling them to qualify and com-
pete for better jobs under the LC posting system.
Additional information on the Refresher Typing
Course, and other typing courses scheduled to begin
in the fall, is available from the Training Office, ext.
WRA OPENS OFFICE AT CMA
The Welfare and Recreation Association recently
opened an office in Room 521A of the Crystal Mall
Annex of the Copyright Office, making all WRA ser-
vices available to Copyright staff members. Club
information, photo development, postage stamps, and
gift items are available from the office every Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m.
Staffing the office on a volunteer basis will be
Office Manager Mildred Henninger, Cop Exam, and
WRA Keyworkers James Burleson, Cop Exam, Jean
Ellis, Cop Cat, Mary Middleton, Cop Reg, Carol
Sutherland, Cop Serv, and Dona Wood, Cop Ref.
BREITENBACH RETIRES; FERN
APPOINTED CHIEF OF P&P
(Continued from p. 229)
in Germany for the Monuments, Fine Arts, and
Archives Section of OMGUS, and from 1949-53 he
was Consultant on Fine Arts, Museums, and Libraries
to the U.S. High Commissioner, OMGUS. From 1953
to 1954 Mr. Breitenbach was the official Library of
Congress representative to the American Memorial
Library in Berlin; he then served the Memorial Li-
brary unofficially as an adviser until June 30, 1955.
On leaving that post he received a citation for merito-
rious service from the Berlin Government; he was also
honored with the West German Order of Merit, First
Class. Before returning to Washington to become Act-
ing Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division in
October 1956, he served briefly as chief curator of
the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.
Mr. Breitenbach energetically and imaginatively set
about to expand the activities and programs of the
Division. During his tenure as chief the motion pic-
ture collections of the Library were transferred to the
Division, and he initiated a series of international
ScopPeative agreements for the preservation of signifi-
cant foreign fils. He expanded and organized the
Library's remarkable poster collections, and sought
new acquisitions in every pictorial field from photo-
graphs to old master prints.
June 29, 1973
Mr. Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division since 1964, joined the Library's staff
in 1961 as Assistant Curator of Fine Prints and be-
came Curator of Fine Prints the following year.
A graduate of the University of Chicago, where he
received his A.B. degree with highest scholastic honors
in 1950, his M.A. in 1954, and his Ph. D. in 1960, Mr.
Fern specialized in the history of art. Before joining the
Library staff he was Assistant Professor of Humani-
ties at the University of Chicago, where he began
teaching in 1953. He has also taught at the Art Insti-
tute of Chicago, the Institute of Design, the Univer-
sity of Maryland, and Pratt Institute. He was a
research scholar at the Courtauld Institute of Art,
University of London, on a Fulbright grant in
A member of the College Art Association, Special
Libraries Association, Print Council of America, the
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Baltimore Biblio-
philes, The Grolier Club, and other professional organi-
zations, he has frequently addressed meetings of
these groups as well as audiences at major American
museums-National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Muse-
um of Art, and Chicago Art Institute, among others-
and institutions abroad. He has written numerous
essays for exhibit catalogs, encyclopedias, and learned
journals and is the author of Lucien Pissarro and the
Ehgny Press (Cambridge University Press,-1957), co-
author of Word and Image, a history of the poster
(Museum of Moder Art, 1968), and co-author of Art
Nouvau (Museum of Modern Art, 1960).
Mr. Fern's appointment is effective July 2.
(Continued from p. 229)
lating to discrimination and with the planning and
implementation of special studies. Directing the EO
Office is Thomas Brackeen, Coordinator; he is as-
sisted by Lloyds Pauls, Investigator and Doreena
Thomas, Secretary. All three are full-time permanent
EO Program staff members. The office is located in
Room G-161, which is near the southeast entrance in
the rear of the Main Building.
Two part-time Officers and 13 Counselors provide
direct staff contact, an essential part of the program.
Of the 163 cases resolved during the period Septem-
ber 1971-May 1973, 104 were handled at the Coun-
The Officers are Stephen Langone, MB-133F, ext.
5821; and Katherine B. Meyers, A-4028D, ext. 5375.
The Counselors are Rita W. Aufricht, CMA 414, ext.
557-8822 (new appointee); Welton B. Belsches, MAA,
ext. 5995 (new); Beatrice J. Branch, TSA, ext. 5100;
Cathy J. Douglass, NYA, ext. 6109; Mattie T.
DuPree, CMA 201, ext. 557-8711; Alfred R. Hyson,
MAA, ext. 5918 (new); Beatrice H. Jones, MB-133A,
ext. 5834; Michael A. Katz, A-1027, ext. 5116 (new);
Cleopatra S. McCann, MB-C135, ext. 5269 (new);
Eugene Nabors, MRR Gallery, ext. 5083; Barbara B.
Petty, MAA, ext. 5983; Lee E. Stinner, A-1040, ext.
5696 (new); and Anita S. Vogt, A-2007, ext. 6365
(new). The Counselors are located in the Library's
Main and Annex Buildings and in the Library's
annexes throughout the Washington metropolitan
MISS WOODY TO
HEAD ISO OFFICE
(Continued from p. 230)
Miss Woody views the computer as not only a
necessity for the future of a knowledgeable, informed
public, but also an exciting tool which will "help
identify more information and thereby, help in the
decisionmaking process. Because of the information
explosion, more people need the use of a library. The
computer will help librarians identify more sources
and make information more readily available. Our
LC Information Bulletin
responsibility is to inform the people of the advan-
tages of automation for the sake of the Library as the
national library, and as the Library for Congress."
In her new position Miss Woody is responsible
primarily for coordinating the development and
implementation of computer support to the various
departments of the Library with the Coordinator of
Information Systems and the many LC divisions and
offices ISO is now assisting.
In addition to her work in the Library, Miss Woody
has also found the time to teach courses one night per
week at Strayer College. In addition she is active in
Delta Sigma Theta, a professional women's sorority
involved in work for the underprivileged.
Correction: In the June 15 LC Information Bulletin
story on the selection jury for the 23rd National
Exhibition of Prints, Mrs. Janet Flint, Curator of
Prints and Drawings at the National Collection of
Fine Arts, was incorrectly identified as Mrs. Janey
DEATH OF FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Edwin B. Kennedy, retired Editor of the Bill
Digest, American Law Division, Congressional Re-
search Service, died at Arlington Hospital on June 15,
following a brief illness.
Mr. Kennerly retired from the Library in 1965,
after 30 years of service, the last 18 of which were as
Editor of the Digest.
Born in Batesville, Ark., he graduated from Arkan-
sas A&M and the Georgetown University Law School.
EO Program Officers and Counselors, seated (-r: Mrs. Meyers, Mrs. ranch, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Petty. Standing
ftr) are: Miss Aufricht, Mrs. McCann, Miss VYo, Mr. Stinner, Mr. Backeen, Mr. Pauls, Mr. Katz, Mr. Hyson. Mr. Nabors. and
Deputy Librarian of Congress John G. Lorenz. Not pictured are Mr. Belshes. Mrs. DuPree, and Mr. Langone.
June 29, 1973
Members of the 8:15 a. m. Refresher Typing Course are (seated I-r) David Harris, Arline Council. Mrs. Vass, Joy Fisher, and Rozita
Thomas; and (standing I-r) Patricia Johnson, Eleazer Watson, Ernest Poydence. Elizabeth Layton, Doris Berry. Constance Crawford,
Ann Curtis, Denise Jones, Elizabeth Teasley, and Jan Langford. Not shown are Oather Dunlap, Naomi Glover, and Cheryl Kelly.
Students in the 10:15 a.nm class are (seated) Betty Wilson, (standing l-r) Alice Lassiter. Susan Vanhorenbeck. Mrs. Vass, Orelia
Teashy, Joseph Brown, Dwight Fowler, Avia Young, Aaron Mickens, Fannie Merrick, Izella Bullock, Sharon Russell, Kimbrough
ChaOle, amt John McKay. Not shown are Helen Blair, Marta Iskander, James Johnson, Albert Rhodes, Alan Schneidmill, and
LC Information Bulletin
He had been a Washington area resident since 1936.
Mr. Kennerly is survived by his wife, his mother,
two daughters, and a brother.
DEATH OF STAFF MEMBER
Jonas Aistis, Reviser in the Preliminary Cataloging
Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division, died at
George Washington University Hospital on June 13.
He was 69.
Mr. Aistis was born in the village of Kampiskes,
near Kaunas, Lithuania. After graduation from high
school, he studied Lithuanian literature at the Univer-
sity of Kaunas. From 1936-1940 he studied at the
University of Grenoble, France, on a scholarship from
the Lithuanian Ministry of Education, earning a
doctor's degree in 1944. For the next two years he
did research at the archives of Nice and at the Biblio-
theque Nationale in Paris.
After coming to the United States in 1946, Mr.
Aistis taught at Marianapolis High School in Thomp-
son, Conn., and worked with Radio Free Europe in
New York city. He joined the staff of the Descriptive
Cataloging Division in 1958.
Mr. Aistis was recognized as one of the outstanding
poets of independent Lithuania. His Uzgcse chimeros
akys (The Burnt Out Eyes of Children) won for him
the Lithuanian State prize for literature. He published
several collections of poems and essays, and edited
volumes by other Lithuanian writers.
His qualities as a poet are described in these words
in his biography in the Encyclopedia Lithuanica:
"Aistis brought to perfection the new current of
romantic symbolism in Lithuanian literature. By go-
ing back to the springs of personal lyric he achieved a
leading position in his generation. In Lithuanian liter-
ature his work is unmatched in its beauty and lyric
Henry J. Brzezanski, Senior Reference Librarian,
Serial Division, was awarded a 25-year Federal Service
Award pin on June 7 by S. Branson Marley, Jr., Chief
of the Division.
All of Mr. Brzezanski's Federal service has been at
the Library of Congress, where he began working in
1948 as a Searcher in the Cooperative Acquisitions
Project, Processing Department. A year later he was
promoted and transferred to the then Air Informa-
tion Section, Air Studies Division, Reference Depart-
ment, and established the Slavic Union Catalog. In
this position he examined 215 volumes of the Library
of Congress Cumulative Catalog, in order to frequent-
ly update the catalog.
His career in the Aerospace Technology Division, as
it was later called, continued until October 1968. As
supervisor of the division's Bibliographic and Infor-
mation Control Unit, Mr. Brzezanski made significant
contributions in instituting a new machine bibliog-
raphy program and in providing bibliographical
support for research. As ATD Reference Unit super-
visor, he was responsible for the build up of a sizeable
reference collection for the entire division.
In November 1968 he joined the staff of the Serial
Division and is currently expanding the reference
collection of the Newspaper and Current Periodical
Philip B. Kline, Head of the Special Services Sec-
tion, Photoduplication Service, was recently
presented a 25-year Federal Service Award pin by
Charles G. LaHood, Chief of the Division.
In September 1960 Mr. Kline became a Searcher
(Trainee) in the Photoduplication Service where he
has worked in progressively more responsible posi-
tions. He was promoted to his present position in
October 1970 and is currently responsible for review-
ing the condition of materials sent to the Photodupli-
cation Lab for microfilming.
Appointments: Andree C. Anthony, invoice examiner,
GS-5, Order, 4778; Laverne J. Barnum, secretarial assistant,
GS-5, Ov Op, 4801; Eugene C. Brown, supply clerk & mes-
senger, GS-3, Photodup, 9-100; Thomas R. Conrardy, library
technician, GS-5, G&M, 4752; John Louis Darrouzet, legal
analyst, GS-13, CRS A, 4696; Denise D. Graves, card drawing
clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-500; Donnetta 1. Hawkins, clerk-typist,
GS-4, E&G, 4810; Karen Anne Montieth, clerk-typist, GS-1,
Cop Exam, NP; Gail M. Turner, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ,
8-500; Diane Wilkinson, clerk-typist, GS-1, Cop Ref, NP;
Rebecca A. Wright, clerk-typist, GS-4, E&G, 4863.
Temporary Appointments: Thomas E. Fahey, mail clerk,
GS-3, Cop Serv, NP; Cynthia Jane Kahle, clerk-typist, GS-3,
Reappointments: Barbara Jean Acosta, assistant secretary
to the Register, GS-8, Cop, 4781; Charles V. Ciccone, analyst
in labor economics & relations & industrial development,
GS-14, CRS E, 4852.
Promotions: William A. Coates, Photodup, to warehouse-
man, WG-5, Card, 4870; Helen E. Highberger, DBPH, to
supervisor. Loan Status Unit, GS-6, Loan, 4869; Ernest
James Poydence, to assistant secretary, GS-5, Share Cat,
June 29, 1973
Tranfer: Calvin L. Clark, Sci, to special searcher, GS-7,
Reignaions: Denise J. Blanchette, Cat Publ; Catherine H.
Caposella, Poc; Desi Arnaz Jackson, Cat Publ; Lloyd R. Hill-
man, Cat Publ; Otto D. Morgenstern, Desc Cat; Roscoe F.
Perkins, Procurement; Barbara A. Smith, E&G.
Abe A. Goldman, Acting Register of Copyrights,
was a speaker at a seminar entitled "Legal Problems
of Museum Administration," held in Washington,
D.C. on March 29-31. The seminar was sponsored by
the American Law Institute/American Bar Associa-
tion Committee on Continuing Legal Education in
cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution.
David E. Gushee, Chief of the Environmental Pollu-
tion Section, Environmental Policy Division, Congres-
sional Research Service, spoke before the McLean
Host Lions Club at the Evans Farm Inn in McLean,
Va. on June 21. His topics included the mission of
the Congressional Research Service, the energy crisis,
and the current gasoline shortage, and the short and
long term impact of energy questions on American
life. A question and answer session followed the talk.
Frank R. Hayes, of the Internal Audit Office of the
Library, served as program chairman.
Uno Teemant, Assistant to the Principal Recom-
mending Officer, Science and Technology Division, is
the author of two recently published articles in the
Estonian language, describing the long struggle of the
Estonian people to secure the most basic civil rights,
including the abolition of slavery, which was not
achieved until the mid-19th century. One article
appeared in Meie Tee (Our Way), Vol. 43, No. 3/4,
1973, the oldest Estonian monthly periodical in
America, published in New York, and the other in the
June 5 issue of Vaba Eestlane (Free Estonian), a
newspaper published in Toronto.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Nepal. ISSN 0090-3744. Vol. 8,
No. 1. April 1973. (pp. 1-9.) Henceforth this list will
be published twice, April and October, instead of
three 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.
The Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1970: Chronol-
ogy on Science, Technology, and Policy (NASA
SP-4015, National Aeronautics and Space Administra-
tion, 1972. 510 p. TL521.3 A8A3) is available from
the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for $3.10
domestic postpaid and is available for consultation in
the Science Reading Room.
This volume is one in a continuing series published
by NASA since 1961 except during 1962-1963, when
it was published by the House Committee on Science
and Astronautics. Since 1964, the text has been pre-
pared in LC by the Aeronautics Project of the Science
and Technology Division, under the sponsorship of
the NASA Historical Office. The LC compilers of the
1970 chronology included Mrs. Carmen Brock-Smith,
Mrs. Patricia Davis, Arthur G. Renstrom, and Mrs.
Leonard C. Bruno of the Aeronautics Project pre-
pared Appendix A, "Satellites, Space Probes, and
Manned Space Flights, a Chronicle for 1970," Appen-
dix B, "Chronology of Major NASA Launches,
1970," and Appendix C, "Chronology of Manned
Space Flight, 1970." [Arthur G. Renstrom]
Selected Information Resources on Vocational
Education (SL 72-19). Revised May 1973. (11 p.)
Compiled by the Science and Technology Division's
National Referral Center, this informal listing of 32
organizations that will answer questions or provide
materials in various areas of vocational education is a
revision of a listing originally issued in August 1972.
Each entry gives the name, address, and telephone
number of the organization, and a brief description of
the services it provides. Copies of this list may be
obtained free from the National Referral Center,
Science and Technology Division, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Cooperative Publication Projects: The National
Union Catalog: Pre-1956 Imprints. A Cumulative
Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed
Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Li-
braries. Vols. 265-269; Imanishi-International Har-
vester Company of America. Compiled and edited
with the cooperation of the Library of Congress and
the National Union Catalog Subcommittee of the
Resources Committee of the Resources and Technical
Services Division, American Library Association. For
sale by Mansell Information/Publishing Ltd., 3
Bloomsbury Place, London WCIA 2QA, England for
about $25-$30 each depending on the mode of pay-
ment. Particulars are available from the publisher.
New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress Photoduplication Service has microfilmed and
LC Information Bulletin
offers on 35mm positive film the Istoricheskii Viest-
nik (Historical Herald) 1880-1917 from Russia;
Statistika Rossiskoi Imperii yearbook from 1887 to
the end of the Russian Empire; and three Latvian
constitutional and legislative publications.
Istoricheskii Viestnik. a monthly periodical issued
in St. Petersburg, was largely devoted to material re-
lating to Russian history. While generally conservative
in tone, it contained many articles devoted to persons
or subjects which were beyond the scope of many of
the other Russian periodicals of the era. Orders or
letters of inquiry about the positive microfilm avail-
able on 75 reels for $740 should be addressed to
Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service,
Department C-196, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The yearbook Statistika Rossiskoi Imperii was the
most important statistical summary issued in Russia
during its years of publication. The historian of these
years will discover a storehouse of pertinent data
which form a highly developed picture of the Russian
Empire. Orders or inquiries about the 9 reels priced at
$92 should be addressed to the Photoduplication Ser-
vice, Department C-200.
The following three Latvian publications provide a
successive record of a most significant portion of that
country's constitutional and legislative history. The
Latwijas Tautas padome (Shelf No. 13045), steno-
graphic minutes of the Latvian National Council from
November 18, 1918-March 18, 1920, is available on
one reel for $8; the Latwijas Satwersmes sapulzes
stenogranms... (Shelf No. 13046), stenographic
minutes of the Constituent Assembly from May 1,
1920-November 3, 1922, is available on three reels
for $33; the... Stenogramas (Shelf No. 13044),
stenographic minutes of the Saeima, or Parliament,
from 1923-1933, parts of 1934, and 1936-1938, is
available on 13 reels for $145. Order or letters of
inquiry should be addressed to the Photoduplication
Service, Department C-198.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Former LC Staff Member Nominated to D.C. Council
W. Antoinette Ford, Director of Development,
Institute for Services to Education and a former Li-
brary of Congress staff member, has been nominated
by President Nixon to be a member of the District of
Columbia Council. The nine-member Council serves
as the legislative body of the District government.
Mrs. Ford has served as a translator for the Library
of Congress, as an oceanographer with the Ogden
Corp. and the National Oceanography Data Center,
and a White House Fellow working with the Secretary
of the Treasury.
Federal Interagency Media Committee Meets
The U.S. Copyright Office was host on June 14 to
the monthly meeting of the Federal Interagency
Media Committee, an organization of representatives
from Federal agencies which are engaged in audio-
Waldo H. Moore, Chief of the Copyright Reference
Division, Copyright Office, addressed the meeting on
the topic "Copyright and Audiovisual Materials."
Joining the group discussion of fair use and several
aspects of the present Copyright Law which followed
was Abe A. Goldman, Acting Register of Copyrights.
The meeting concluded with a tour of the Copyright
C. Lee Jones Named to Post at Columbia University
C. Lee Jones, Director of the Medical Branch Li-
brary of the University of Texas at Galveston since
1967, has been named medical librarian at the Colum-
bia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
effective July 1. Mr. Jones will direct a staff of 35 in
the more than 300,000-volume medical library. Now
housed in several locations, the library will be consoli-
dated and its services considerably expanded with the
completion in 1975 of the Augustus Long Library-
Health Services Center.
Russian Professor Delivers Geiringer Lecture
Dr. Yuri Matveev of the University of Kiev deliv-
ered the Geiringer Memorial Lecture on the copyright
law of the Soviet Union in New York City on April
13. The lecture was of special interest and drew a
large audience because of the adherence of the Soviet
Union to the Universal Copyright Convention already
announced to become effective on May 27. Attending
the lecture from the Library of Congress were Abe
Goldman, Acting Register of Copyrights, Clark
Hamilton, Assistant Register of Copyrights, Mary
Lyle, Assistant Head of the Renewals and Assignment
Section, and Lewis Flacks, Examiner in the Section,
Examining Division. Abraham L. Kaminstein, former
Register of Copyrights, also attended the meeting.
Vol. 32, No. 26
June 29, 1973
FEDERAL DOCUMENTS REGIONAL WORKSHOP
Kansas City, Missouri, April 13 and 14, 1973
Organized by Bernadine Hoduski, Librarian for
Region VII, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
the Federal Documents Regional Workshop provided
a panorama of current Federal document activity.
The meeting was designed to introduce documents
librarians to the people who produce, sell, index, and
catalog documents so that these people would know
librarians' reactions, criticism, and advice about their
services. Topics covered in the two days of meetings
were the publication, distribution, and indexing of
Federal documents through GPO, NTIS, and ERIC;
agency and commercial catalogs; computerized
information systems; films as documents; CIP and
documents; micropublishing; and organization and
servicing of documents.
The CIP and documents session presented a panel
discussion on the Cataloging in Publication Program
and the Government Printing Office. Alma Mather,
Head of the Federal Documents Section, Exchange
and Gift Division, Library of Congress, presented an
overview of current documents handling at LC. Nor-
man Barbee, Acting Administrator and Classification
Specialist at the GPO Library, covered current prac-
tices for listing of documents in the Monthly Catalog
and other operations at GPO that may affect CIP
William Gosling, Cataloging in Publication Program
Manager, and Linda Perkins, Assistant Program Man-
ager, gave a progress report on the current status of
CIP, indicating that the Program is now covering
about 55 percent of the American book trade. With
the recent addition of several large firms, including
Doubleday; E. P. Dutton; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich;
Holt, Rinehart and Winston; and Viking, this percent-
age should soon approach 75 percent of the trade.
It was announced that, contingent on approval of
the Library of Congress' fiscal 1974 budget request
which provides for Federal funding of the Program,
the Library will expand coverage to include selected
Federal Government documents. As GPO is the
printer and distributor, not the publisher, of these
documents, they will have to be added to the Pro-
gram on an agency by agency and item by item basis.
Documents selected will be those which are widely
acquired and cataloged by libraries. Participants then
broke up into two smaller groups for a question and
The Sixth Session of the workshop was devoted to
micropublishing. Panelists for this discussion group
were James Adler, Publisher, Congressional Informa-
tion Service; E. Stevens Rice, Vice President, Univer-
sity Microfilms; and Lawrence S. Robinson, Library
of Congress Preservation Microfilming Officer and
Chairman, ALA-RTSD, Micropublishing Projects Sub-
Mr. Rice pointed out the need for responsible
micropublishing by micropublishers. Mr. Robinson
stressed the regrettable fact that the responsibility for
determining the quality and acceptability of micro-
form products falls on the consumer instead of the
producer where it properly belongs. He then cited
several microform sources that persons concerned
with acquisitioning, cataloging and servicing micro-
forms should use.
Mr. Adler addressed the session on commercial
micropublishing and the Government Printing Office
micropublishing program. He emphasized biblio-
graphic controls, warning that most bibliographic aid
will be nonstandard and that suppliers do not always
use the indexing criteria that a librarian would
A spirited question and answer period followed.
[William A. Gosling and Lawrence S. Robinson]
Vol. 32. No. 26
June 29, 1973
18TH SEMINAR ON THE ACQUISITIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN LIBRARY MATERIALS
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 29-May 3, 1973
The 18th Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin
American Library Materials (SALALM) met April
29-May 3, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, with a record
attendance of over 200 participants, including 110
librarians from the Caribbean area. Donald F.
Wisdom, President of SALALM and Assistant Chief,
Serial Division, Library of Congress, presided at the
opening session held at the Trinidad Hilton April 29.
Dr. & Rt. Hon. Eric Williams, Prime Minister of Trini-
dad and Tobago and a well-known historian, ad-
dressed the opening session of the Conference. Dr.
Williams noted that even today "it still requires a lot
of detective work to track down data from publishing
houses in different parts of the world" and he com-
mended the efforts of librarians "to make available,
in archives and libraries, the tremendous volume of
material-books, pamphlets, songs, government letters
and documents, and newspapers representing our
history, past and present."
SAI.ALM participants were welcomed by Ursula
Raymond, President of the Library Association of
Trinidad and Tobago, and by C'. K. Robinson, Dean
of the Faculty of Agriculture. University of the West
Indies. St. Augustine, on behalf of the host institu-
tions. Irma Hannays. Librarian of the Trinidad and
Tobago Industrial Development Corp. served as Local
Coordinator for the Conference. O. Mikhailov, Direc-
tor, Department of Documentation, Libraries, and
Archives, UNESCO, addressed the session and ex-
pressed the hope that SALALM and UNESCO might
jointly support future acquisitions and library studies
in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
At the first session Mr. Wisdom reported to the
membership the unanimous decision of the Executive
Board, adopted at its meeting the preceding evening,
to move the SALALM Secretariat from the Organiza-
tion of American States, where it has been located for
18 years, to the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst. Pauline Collins, Latin American Bibliogra-
pher, University of Massachusetts, was named to suc-
ceed Marietta Daniels Shepard, Chief, Library
Development Program of OAS, as Executive Secre-
tary of SALALM, effective July 1. The University of
Massachusetts has agreed to release Dr. Collins on a
half time basis to perform the duties of Executive
Secretary and to provide office space and secretarial
support for the Secretariat.
Barbara Stein of Princeton University, Chairman of
the Editorial Board, announced that the Board was
recommending publication of the "Bibliographical
Index to SALALM Progress Reports: 1956-1970,"
compiled by Rosa Abella, University of Miami,
Amelia Mederos, Harvard University, and Haydee
Piedracueva, Columbia University. Lee Williams, Yale
University and Chairman of the Membership Com-
mittee, reported that SALALM membership had
reached a record high of 214 personal members and
89 institutional members. Glenn Read, Comell Uni-
versity, introduced newly-elected officers of
SALALM on behalf of the Nominating Committee:
Vice President/President-Elect, Emma C. Simonson,
Indiana University, and members of the Executive
Board, Jane Garner, University of Texas, and Earl J.
Pariseau, Library of Congress. The first session was
concluded with brief presentations on the work of
the Acquisitions Committee and the Bibliography
Committee. Noteworthy was the "Report on Biblio-
graphical Activities, 1973," which lists works pub-
lished and in progress. The report was compiled by
During the evening hours of April 30, SALALM
participants toured the Library of the University of
the West Indies, St. Augustine, and were guests at an
outdoor reception given by the University, where a
Trinidadian steel band entertained.
Activities of the Committee on Library Organiza-
tion, Personnel and Research and Latin American
library developments were the principal topics of the
second general session on Tuesday morning, May L
Gilberto Fort, Miami-Dade Junior College, moderated
and Eleanor Mitchell, Chairman of the Committee,
summarized the activities of the Committee. Among
the major recommendations of the Committee was a
proposal for a Latin American oral history collection
to be established at the University of Texas this year,
including guidelines for a pilot interviewing program.
Miss Mitchell, Mrs. Shepard, Martha Tome, OAS, and
William V. Jackson, Vanderbilt University, reported
on 10 library meetings they had attended in Latin
America during the past year. Archie L. McNeal,
Director of Libraries, University of Miami, announced
that the next meeting of the Association of Caribbean
June 29, 1973
University and Research Institute Libraries
: (ACURIL) would be held in Miami, November 19-25.
S "'National, Regional, and International Planning for
Library Services in Latin America" was the special
theme of the third general session on May 1, with
S Alma Jordan, Librarian, University of the West Indies
Library, St. Augustine as moderator. The following
papers had been prepared for this panel: "Plane-
amiento de los Servicios Bibliotecarios y de Informa-
cion en America Latina y El Caribe" co-authored by
Carlos Victor Penna, Asesor de la Oficina de Educa-
cion Iberoamericana (Spain) and Dr. Jordan; "Library
Education in the English-speaking Caribbean" by
Dorothy Collings, University of the West Indies,
Kingston, Jamaica; "Planning for Library Services in
Trinidad and Tobago" by Miss Raymond, South Cen-
tral Library of Trinidad and Tobago; "Current Status
of Libraries and Librarianship in Chile" by Juan R.
Freudenthal, Simmons College; "Bibliographical
Developments in Bolivia" and "Survey on the Library
Situation in Bolivia" by Werner Guttentag Tichauer,
Los Amigo del Libro, Bolivia; and "Catalogo Centrali-
: zado de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y su Mechiza-
cion" and "El Panorama Documental en la Argentina:
Actualizaci6n 1972" by Hans Gravenhorst, Instituto
Bibliotecologico, Universidad de Buenos Aires. In the
absence of Mssrs. Penna and Gravenhorst, summaries
! /bf their papers were given by Dr. Jackson and Irene
Zimmerman of the University of Florida. The panel
was concluded with a discussion on priorities for
ii national libraries.
The afternoon sessions of May I and the morning
sessions of May 2 were devoted to a series of six
workshops on acquisitions and bibliographical mat-
ters. "Caribbean Acquisitions Programs" was the sub-
ject of the first workshop and was sponsored by the
ACURIL Committee on Acquisitions. Jessica Wel-
lums, Assistant Librarian, University of the West
Indies, St. Augustine, and Chairman of the Commit-
tee, moderated the session. Grace Quinones Seda,
University of Puerto Rico, described the project
undertaken by the Subcommittee for the Spanish-
speaking Caribbean, of identifying publishers in each
country and the issuing of a preliminary list entitled
Guia de Editoriales en el Area Espaiol del Caribe
(Nov. 1972). Mrs. Wellums reported that major
emphasis in the English-speaking Caribbean centers is
on contacting printers, rather than publishers, since
under prevailing copyright laws printers are generally
responsible for copyright deposits. Mrs. Wellums dis-
tributed copies of Recent Acquisitions of Tinidad
and Tobago Imprints, List No. 1, 1973, and noted
that examples of the titles acquired were on display
at the Conference. Discussions during this workshop
emphasized the need to strengthen copyright laws in
the Caribbean and ways in which SALALM and
ACURIL might jointly make information on publica-
tion sources available.
The second workshop, "Bookdealers and Subscrip-
tion Programs," was moderated by Carl Deal, Univer-
sity of Illinois. Robert C. Sullivan, Chief, Order
Division, Library of Congress, reported on LC's sur-
vey of bookdealers in the area during January-April,
following the demise of LACAP, and on efforts to
reestablish blanket orders with dealers. A. W. Bork,
University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, described
the LACOBA (Latin American Book Acquisition)
program he was initiating as a successor to LACAP.
Professor Bork stressed that LACOBA "is a not-for-
profit organization." Max Gnehm, Director, Inter-
national Division of Richard Abel and Co., described
the acquisitions and cataloging services of his firm.
Nettle Lee Benson, University of Texas, opened the
discussion period by expressing deep concern for cur-
rent cataloging data of Latin American imprints. Dr.
Benson indicated that Texas University now has 10
Latin American catalogers and she offered to cooper-
ate with the Library of Congress or to work out other
arrangements for making this cataloging data available
to libraries. Participants in this workshop voiced a
strong interest in the Benson proposal and at the
same time urged that the Library of Congress assign a
high priority to the cataloging of Latin Americana.
A third workshop, conducted at the same hour as
the second, was devoted to a "Discussion of Training
Librarians" in the area. Maria Casas de Faunce, Grad-
uate School of Library Science, University of Puerto
Rico, was moderator for this session. Major topics
discussed included the programs of the Graduate
School of Library Science, University of Puerto Rico;
the School of Librarianship, University of the West
Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; and the Library Develop-
ment Program of the OAS.
During the evening of May I, SALALM participants
enjoyed "Home Hospitality" as dinner guests in Trini-
dadian homes. The hospitality was superb.
Rosa Q. Mesa of the University of Florida Libraries,
SALALM Vice President/President-Elect, led a discus-
sion on "Exchange Programs of Caribbean, Latin
American and US. Libraries" during the fourth work-
shop on May 2. Problems of exchanges in the Carib-
bean were the major topic discussed and it was noted
that although libraries in the area have successful
exchange programs among themselves, it is more
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difficult to set up exchanges with U.S. libraries. Cited
as a major difficulty was the lack of knowledge as to
what was available and from whom. It was suggested
that SALALM and/or ACURIL develop a Caribbean
Book Exchange along the lines of the U.S. Book
Exchange or the British National Book Exchange.
The fifth workshop, moderated by Glenn Read,
focused on "Communications Between Librarians
and Scholarly Researchers" and underlined the
special need for librarians concerned with area-
oriented collections to maintain close relations with
their colleagues and clientele. Adequate service and
collections building are dependent upon a librarian's
understanding of academic and research requirements
and enhanced by involvement in the programs of
faculty committees and scholarly groups such as the
Litin American Studies Association. The provision of
good bibliographical tools, guides, and indexes is
essential, while personal participation in area studies
increases the ability to anticipate and respond to
special needs. Examples of such needs are bibliogra-
phies covering biographical information and special
categories of materials, indexes to periodical litera-
ture, and guides to newspapers and other pertinent
holdings. A working paper by Laura Gutierrez of the
Latin American Collection of the University of Texas
on "Newspaper Titles from Colombia, Ecuador, and
Venezuela Unavailable in U.S. Libraries: A Survey"
was prepared with the aid of scholars concerned with
research in these countries and should provide a
sound base for cooperative plans for the collection
and photocopying of these newspapers. Similar future
efforts and programs have been planned.
Margarita Anderson-Imbert of Harvard University
Library, Chairman of the SALALM Committee on
Bibliography, was moderator for the sixth and con-
cluding workshop on "New Bibliographical Tools for
Latin American Studies." Peter T. Johnson, Univer-
sity of Minnesota Library, pointed out that the pri-
mary area not now covered by bibliographical indexes
is Latin American serial publications and this became
the central point of the discussion. Participants
emphasized that the first priority was to revive the
Index to Latin American Periodical, which ceased
publication in 1971. Further, it was stressed
bibliographical activities of the magnitude of'
Index to Latin American Periodical requires w str :"ii
institutional support to be successful. It was "*ill
gested that SALALM conduct a search for a libnw: ilI
that might undertake such as a project, perhapMihft :t!I::
support from a foundation for the first years ofpul"iIi
The final session was held on Wednesday afterta !!a i ii.!
May 2, chaired by Mr. Wisdom. The reports a ,i
recommendations of the workshops were pmsesUt llld
In addition Mrs. Shepard reported on her recent ~iii
to Managua, Nicaragua, and described the wfl.*
earthquake damage to Nicaraguan libraries icausedI h
the December 1972 disaster. Mrs. Shepard strhig'4"
the need for training of Nicaraguan librarians aiilt
stated that vocational and technical publication ':i
be needed to restock some of the libraries devaiste:
by the earthquake and resulting fires. OAS is anti .
pating a request for aid to libraries in Nicaragua. '
Mrs. Mesa announced the appointment ofGilbe as
Fort as Chairman of the Committee on Libray'
Organization, Personnel and Research and Juas.Ita
Doares, New York Public Library, as Chairman of the
Committee on Acquisitions. Donald F. Wisdom was
named Chairman of the Editorial Board. Additiofa l
Committee appointments will be announced isn It;
Nettie Le Benson, announced that SALALM.# hl
next meet at the University of Texas in Austin, Apri
The 18th SALALM was concluded with. .th
approval of resolutions in support of projects .aidr:-:
programs of interest to the participants and .i ni
standing ovation for the host Coordinator M. I
Hannays. During the evening hours of May 2, part iii
pants again were guests at a reception at the Trimda I::,
Hilton given by the Minister of Education a ,d
Culture, Hon. Carlton Gomes. And for those w~~lq
chose to remain in Trinidad an extra day, Lynette ': i
Hutchinson, Past President of the Library Associati s i
of Trinidad and Tobago, had arranged a post qt: :,i
ference tour to Tobago.
[Mary Ellis Kahler and Donald F. Wiisom!
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