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Vol. 31, No. 6

February 10, 1972

The retirement of Harold Spivacke as Chief of the
Music Division of the Library of Congress on Feb-
ruary 4 marked the end of an illustrious era in the
history of the Library and in the musical life of the
Nation's Capital. Known throughout the world as a
musicologist, impresario, and librarian, Harold Spi-
vacke devoted almost all of his working career to the
Library, having served first as Assistant Chief of the
Music Division from 1934 to 1937 and then as its
Chief since July 1, 1937. During these 38 years the
holdings of the Music Division have almost tripled,
the Division's activities and services have been signifi-
cantly expanded, and the Library's programs of live
music have become a vital part of the Nation's cul-
tural life.
A rare combination of qualities has made this
impressive record possible. The friendship and
admiration he enjoys among composers, musicians,
and collectors has brought incomparable gifts of
manuscripts, personal papers, instruments, and litera-
ture about music to the Library. His wide-ranging
knowledge of music and acquaintance with profes-
sionals in the music world have enabled him to
commission works and engage performances by indi-
viduals whose names make a "who's who" of 20th-
century music. And he has applied his administrative
skills to a variety of problems in the fields of refer-
ence service to scholars, care and preservation of the

materials in the Library's custody, and the tech-
nology of recording and broadcasting. Last, but by no
means least, "the Chief," as they call him, has com-
manded the respect and loyalty of an exceptional
The Library's unparalleled resources for the study
of music are in large part a monument to Mr. Spi-
vacke's term as Chief of the Music Division. The
acquisitions which he encouraged and fostered in this
period-manuscripts, scores, personal papers, memo-
rabilia, and recordings-represent the whole range of
music from George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers to
Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg. A continuing
program of exhibits, on the Ground Floor of the
Library's Main Building, have made these treasures
known to thousands of visitors to the Library. With
the help of the Coolidge and Whittall Foundations.
established before 1937, and of the Koussevitzsky
Foundation and the McKim Fund, established in
1949 and 1970, respectively, he has commissioned
works now a permanent part of the modern reper-
toire; among these are works by Aaron Copland-
"Appalachian Spring" was first performed at the
Library of Congress, Alberto Ginastera-"Bomarzo"
(the first version was a 'concert-opera') had its
premiere performance in the Coolidge Auditorium,
Hindemith, Piston, Menotti, Roy Harris, William
Schuman, and many others. The concert series he has
planned, sometimes 40 concerts a year, have made
Washington the chamber music capital of the world.
These concerts and six Coolidge Chamber Music


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Concert ........................60
Equal Opportunity Explained . .. 60
Harold Spivacke Retires . ... 57-58
Library of Congress Footnotes . ... 62-63
Library of Congress Publications . 60-61
Literary Program. . 59-60
Misch Kohn Appointed to Pennell Committee 60
New Reference Books . ... 63-64
News in ie Library World . ... 64
Staff News . . ... 61-62
Appendix I-ARL ... . .... A-19-A-20
Appendix II-ALA . .... A-21-A-27

Festivals, the last held in 1970, have given Library
audiences opportunities unequalled elsewhere to hear
the best of chamber music. Through recordings and
through broadcasts these opportunities have been
extended to a wider audience. As Mr. Spivacke him-
self said to an interviewer last year, "What La Scala
and the Metropolitan are to opera, the Library of
Congress is to chamber music."
In 1940 he supervised the establishment of the
Music Division's Recording Laboratory, greatly
expanding the Library's collecting and research capa-
bilities. The collections of the Archive of Folk Song,
established in 1928, have grown dramatically and
now contain international holdings of great, if not
unique, value. Concerned with the care and preserva-
tion of the music collections, he initiated a program
in which fragile originals are photocopied so that
scholars can have access without damaging these
treasures, and in the 1950's he obtained a foundation
grant to finance a research study of the preservation
and storage of sound recordings.
In addition to his service to the Library, Mr. Spi-
vacke has taken part in national and international
activities, as an officer of the National Music Council,
the Music Library Association, the International
Association of Music Libraries, the American Musi-
cological Society, the American Council of Learned

Societies, the American Society for Comparative
Musicology, the Acoustical Society of America, and
the Society for Ethnomusicology, to name but a few.
During World War II he served on the Joint Army and
Navy Committee's Subcommittee on Music, he was a
member of the Fulbright Advisory Selection
Committee on Music from 1949 to 1955, and he is
now Chairman of the Screening Committee of the
National Endowment's Audience Development
Program for the Benefit of Chamber Music Societies.
He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on
the Arts to the Kennedy Center for the Performing
He has received honorary degrees from Baldwin-
Wallace College (1947), the University of Rochester
(1955), and the Cleveland Institute of Music (1969).
He earned the B.A. and M.A. degrees from New York
University and a Ph.D. magna cum laude from the
University of Berlin (1933). In 1965 the Librarian of
Congress presented him with the Library's Distin-
guished Service Award "for outstanding contribution
in the fields of musicology and librarianship for many
years." In that same year Jos6 A. Mora, Secretary
General of the Organization of American States, on
the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the
Inter-American System, cited him for his "unstinting
efforts, personal zeal, and broad concern for others
[which have] contributed greatly to the advancement
of mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation
among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere."
Again in 1971 the OAS honored him for his collabo-
ration in organizing the Vth Inter-American Music
Festival, which brought closer together the peoples of
the Americas.
On January 4 of this year, the National Music
Council paid tribute to Harold Spivacke "for his
unique and unusual service to music." A citation was
given "ingratitude for his dedication and devotion to
music throughout the world; in recognition of his
innumerable achievements in his many varied activi-
ties; [and] in appreciation of his role in the founding
of the National Music Council and for the wisdom,
warmth and wit which he has contributed to it
through the years."
For 38 years Harold Spivacke has been listening to
Library of Congress concerts from backstage and not
really enjoying them as much as the audience because
he is "on pins and needles" as he once said. Now in
the years to come he will be able to sit out front with


February 10, 1972


"Sally, George and Martha." a new play about
George Washington by Sam Dann, will be presented
in two performances at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and
Tuesday, February 21 and 22, in the Coolidge Audi-
torium of the Library of Congress under the auspices
of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature

formed on December 20 and 21 at the I lieatre de Lys
in New York City as part of The Matinee Theatre
Series. It is being presented at the L br aiy of Congress

"Martha "



Tickets for each evening's performance will be
distributed by Patrick Hayes at 1300 G St., N.W.,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16.
A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each ticket,
and only two tickets are given to a person. Telephone
reservations may be made on February 16 by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.
"Sally, George and Martha," described in the New


York Times as a play about "Washington's love life,"
is a two-act historical piece set at Belvoir, the Fairfax
estate in Virginia, in 1755, and at the Chamberlayne
house in Virginia in 1758. The play was first per-

by arrangement with the Matinee Series, Lucille
Lortel, Artistic Director.
Miss Lortel, a former actress and now a producer, is
a founder-director of the famed White Barn Theatre
in Westport, Conn., and is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre.
Her annual presentations at the Library of Congress
have included O'Casey's "Time to Go," Aiken's "The
Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones," Albee's "Fam
and Yam," Anouilh's "Medea," and last year's "Herit-
Sam Dann has had a many-faceted career which
began in radio where his name became associated
with most of the leading dramatic shows. He has also
written extensively for television and has created
scores of industrial shows and films. At present, he is
at work both on a novel and on a musical.
Joan Copeland, who portrays Mrs. Sally Cary Fair-
fax, starred on Broadway in "2 x 2" and appeared
before that in Arthur Miller's "The Price." She has
also appeared in films and on television. Gloria
Maddox, who plays the part of Mrs. Martha Dand-
ridge Custis, has made several off-Broadwa) appear-
ances, and has also played with Philadelphia's Theatre
of the Living Arts and Washington's Arena Stage.
Albert Stratton, who appears as Colonel George
Washington, played more than 35 roles with the
Asola Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Fla., over a
period of six years.
David Brooks, the Director of "Sally, George and
Martha," has appeared both as an actor and singer in
addition to his other work. He built two off-Broad-
way theaters during the '50's and '60's and was the
first director-producer to bring lonesco to the United

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States. Mr. Brooks was seen in Edward Albee's "Fam
and Yam" as part of Miss Lortel's Matinee Series at
the Theatre de Lys in New York City; he subse-
quently appeared in that production at the Library of


On Friday evening, February 18, the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of music for two pianos
by Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky. The Kontarsky
Brothers have established a reputation for their bril-
liant playing on two pianos and especially their inter-
pretation of contemporary music. Their program will
include Sonata in F minor, Op. 34b by Johannes
Brahms; En blanc et noir by Claude Debussy; Struc-
tures, Book II by Pierre Boulez; and Sonata for two
pianos by Igor Stravinsky.
This concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. It will be
broadcast in its entirety by Station WGMS of Wash-
ington, D.C., and tape recordings for delayed broad-
casts will be made available to stations in other cities
by the Katie and Walter Louchheim Fund in the
Library of Congress.
Tickets for this concert will be distributed by
Patrick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30
a.m., Monday, February 14. A service charge of 25
cents is placed on each ticket, and only two tickets
are distributed to an individual. Telephone reserva-
tions may be made on Monday morning by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.


Misch Kohn, noted printmaker and Professor of Art
at California State University at Hayward, has been
appointed by the Librarian of Congress to serve as
one of the members of the Committee to purchase
prints for the Pennell Collection of the Library of
Congress. This Committee, established according to
the terms of the bequest of Joseph Pennell and his
wife, is charged with recommending prints by 19th
and 20th-century artists for purchase by the Library.
It is composed of two ariist-printmakers (at present,
Mr. Kohn and Gabor Peterdi), and the Chief of the
Prints and Photographs Division ex officio.
Mr. Kohn was born in 1916 in Kokomo, Ind., and

was graduated from the John Herron Art Institute in
Indianapolis in 1939. He worked in Mexico with
Orozco, Mendez, and Zalce in 1943-44, and in
1952-53 lived in Paris while on a John Simon Guggen-
heim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. In 1949. he
organized the graphic workshop at the Institute of
Design in Chicago, where he taught until the end of
1971, when he accepted his present post in Cali-
Mr. Kohn's prints are in virtually all the major
public collections of the United States, and his work
has been shown in numerous one-man and group
exhibitions both in this country and abroad. He has
been awarded many purchase prizes and other
honors. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship
already mentioned, he has received grants from the
Ford Foundation for work at the Tamarind Lithog-
raphy Workshop, for a traveling print exhibition, and
for the publication of a catalog of his prints, and his
work has been extensively shown at the International
Print Biennials in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. The Library
of Congress first acquired a print by Misch Kohn in
1946, and now has 36 examples of his work.


Officers and Counselors for the Equal Opportunity
Program have begun a series of briefings to the staff
on the Equal Opportunity Program and its role in the
Library of Congress.
On Wednesday, January 19. Thomas C. Brackeen,
Coordinator for the Program. and Mrs. Beatrice
Branch, Counselor at the Taylor Street Annex, spoke
to the staff of the Division for the Blind and Physi-
cally Handicapped. Mr. Brackeen stressed the impor-
tance of maintaining channels of communications
between management and staff, particularly minori-
ties. Following his talk, Mr. Brackeen and Mrs.
Branch responded to questions from the group.
Robert Bray, Chief of the Division, commended Mrs.
Branch for her efforts in behalf of the Equal Oppor-
tunity Program and indicated that management and
staff are communicating.
Similar sessions are being scheduled shortly in other
parts of the Library.


Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 10, No. 11, Novem-
ber 1971. (pp. 91-98.) Continuing subscriptions free

February 10, 1972

to libraries upon request to the Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, American Consulate
General, Karachi, Pakistan.
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs
of the Library of Congress. Januiar~-September 1971.
Supplement to the 7th edition. 1971. (228 p.) With
an appendix of Subject Hleadings for Children's
Literature. Supplement to October 1971. 1971 (7 p.)
For sale by the Card Division. Library of Congress,
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, WasluhngT n. D.C.
20541, at $15 a year.

Press Releases: No. 72-9 (January 28) Louis A. Jacob
appointed Head of the Southern Asia SectLion of the Orien-
talia Division at the Library of Congress.


Training Tapes Available
The Training Office has announced the availability
of a series of 25 cassette tapes containing some of the
latest information for managers and supervisors at all
levels, who can listen to taped seminars and discus-
sions during available time on the job, at home, or
while en route to work. Department directors have
been encouraged to use them for group discussion
sessions with division chiefs and supervisors.
Sufficient copies of a brochure giving a synopsis of
each tape have been made available to Department
Directors for distribution to supervisors. Tapes and
tape players may be checked out in the Training
Office, Room G-129, Main Building, for a period of
three days at a time. Call ext. 6348 to reserve the

Duard M. Eddins, Assistant Coordinator of Building
Planning, was presented a 30-year Federal Service pin
on December 21 by F. E. Croxton, Director of the
Administrative Department.
Mr. Eddins joined the Library staff in May 1948 as
Space Control Assistant in the Office of the Keeper
of the Collections, now the Preservation Office.
During his more than 20 years of service to the
Library he has held progressively more responsible
positions, as Administrative Assistant in the former
Buildings and Grounds Division, as Deputy Security
Officer, as Administrative Officer to the Director of
the Administrative Department, and as Department
Executive Officer. Shortly after planning for the
James Madison Memorial Building was initiated in

1967, he was named Assistant Coordinator of Build
ing Planning, the position he currently holds.
Mr Eddins served in the U.S. Aimy, from October
1942 through February 1946. As a member of the
Enlisted Reserve he was again called to active service
in October 1950.
Before 1942 he worked in the Justice Department,
the War Production Board, and the Office of the
Washington, D.C. Housing Expediter.

Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, spoke on January 25 before the
Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, Calif. Comple-
menting his illustrated lecture on Lucien Pissaro and
the EragnN Press was an extensive exhibition of the
books made at the Press from local collections at the
Book Club of California.
On January 24 and 31, Alan Jabbour, Head of the
Archive of Folk Song, gave a lecture-recital on
"ln~truniental Folk Music in the South" at the 24th
annual Antiques Forum in Colonial Williamsburg.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, meeting
on January 25, appointed Walter W. Ristow, Chief of
the Geography and Map Division, to the Fairfax
County Board of Library Trustees. Mr. Ristow, a resi-
dent of McLean, Va., was nominated by Rufus
Phillips, recently-elected Supervisor for the Dranes-
ville District.


Appointments: Mary J. Johnson, Clerk-Typist, GS-2, Cat
Publ, OP500; Mary A. Kolb, Cataloger, GS-7, Cop Cat,
PA2337; Shelley Linderman, Analyst in Urban Affairs, GS-9,
CRS GGR, PA2322; Donnell Mitchell, Janitor, WG-1, Bldgs
Mgmt. OP100; Paul Mucci, Rare Bookbinder and Restorer,
Restor; Adetokunbo Owvrowa, Deck Attendant, S&R, GS-2,
PA2411; Joseph E. Parks, Clerk, GS-3, CRS D, PA2494;
Marjorie M. Stewart, Book Preparation Assistant, GS-3, Bind,
PA2300; Anthony Talford, Clerical Assistant, GS-2, DBPH,
NP; Gail D. Triner, Clerk, GS-3, CRS D, PA2454; James B.
Vassar, Cataloger, GS-7, Cop Cat, PA2337; Beacher J. E. Wig-
gins, Descriptive Cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, OP500; Louise E.
Wyche, Descriptive Cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, OP500.
Temporary Appointments: James E. Barker III, Executive
Office Clerk, GS-3, CRS D, PA2496; David C. Huckabee,
Library Technician, GS-6, CRS A, NP, Joseph C. McCaskill,
Expert in Natural Resources, CRS E, NP.
Reappointments: Marie M. Doxie, Analyst in Money &
Banking, GS-12, CRS E, PA2403; Gloria K. Stearns, Secre-
tary to the Chief, GS-7, Sci & Tech, PA2420.

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Promotions: Jeannine L. Goodwin, to Secretarial Assistant,
GS-5, Ov Op, PA2373; Thomasine L. Green, to Accounting
Clerk, GS-5, Card, C2452; Katherine L. Howard, to Book
Preparation Assistant, GS-4, Bind, PA2300; Martin V.
Hughes, to Data Processing Officer, GS-14, ISO, PA2453;
Dianna Delois Sanders, to Photograph & Reports Clerk,
GT-4, Photodup, PA2346; Mamie L. Stringfield, to Secretary,
GS-5, Bind, PA2442.
Transfers: David R. Clough, Ser, to Deck Attendant, S&R,
GS-3, PA2411; Albert L. Peterson, Photodup, to Library Aid,
E&G, OP500.
Resignations: Michael L. Donaldson, Mus; Roberta W.
Dorsey, Orien; Hazel Hall, Empl Rel; Peter Liebscher, Desc
Cat; Hobson R. McCain, S&R; Earnie E. Phillips, Mus; Earl
W. Shoop, Photodup; Gerald E. Stone, Cop Serv.

Correction. In last week's Information Bulletin Mrs.
Theresa E. McNair's promotion to supervisor, language and
literature, shelflisting unit, Subject Cataloging, was incor-
rectly listed as a transfer. The editors regret the error.

Washington's birthday will be observed by the
Library on Monday, February 21.
Service will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
the Main Reading Room, the Thomas Jefferson
Room, the Slavic Room, the Science Reading Room,
the Local History and Genealogy Room, the News-
paper and Current Periodical Room, the Law Library
Reading Room, the National Union Catalog, and the
Congressional Reading Room. All other divisions will
be closed.
On Sunday, February 20, the Library will provide
its usual Sunday service.
The exhibit halls in the Main Building will be open
from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, and from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

The monthly meeting of the American Federation
of Government Employees, Local 1826, will be held
on Wednesday, February 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the
back of the cafeteria.

Pamela Miller and Lee Roy Carter were married on
Saturday, January 22, in Washington, D.C. Mrs.
Carter is a Clerk-Typist in the Subject Cataloging
Division Office.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Laing are the parents of a
daughter, Sandra Michele, born on January 19 at
Alexandria Hospital. Mr. Laing is a Senior Reference
Librarian in the Serial Division.


Contributions to DBPH Honor Lincoln MacVeagh
Memorial contributions to the Library of Congress
for talking books for the blind and physically handi-
capped in the name of Lincoln MacVeagh, former
publisher and veteran diplomat who died January 15,
total at least $110 to date.
The late Government official, whose 20-year career
in the Foreign Service ended with his retirement in
1953, had been a user of talking books for about four
years before his death, first following eye surgery
which left him unable to read conventional print and
later following a stroke. Although living in retirement
in Portugal, Mr. MacVeagh after 1968 was supplied
with talking books and a talking-book machine, as are
other United States citizens living abroad, by the
National Collections Section of the Division for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped. The family re-
quested that memorial contributions be made to the
Library for talking books for the blind.

Handbook Editors meet at LC
Three Poetry Contributing Editors of the Hand-
book of Latin American Studies, Carolyn Morrow of
the University of Utah, Santiago Luppoli of New
York University, and Humberto Rasi of Andrews

Dr. Luppoli, Dr. Rasi, Dr. Morrow, Mrs. Jacobs

University, met in the Library on January 27-28 with
the Handbook's Editor, Donald E. J. Stewart, to dis-
cuss their responsibilities and the organization of the
poetry section. Dr. Morrow and Dr. Rasi were
appointed last fall; Dr. Luppoli has been a contrib-
utor since HLAS 32.

February 10, 1072

After a meeting with Mrs. Josephine Jja oben. Con-
sultant in Poetry to the Library, on January 2.. the
editors were guests of the Librarian of Congres~. L.
Quincy Mumford. at a luncheon in their honor. Luis
Casanova. Cultural Attache of the Spanish Elmbassy,
Mrs. Jacobsen, and oliiccni of the Library joined
other Handbook editors at the luncheon.

Visiting Librarians
A group of librarians from Georgetown University
Library visited the Library of Congress on January
20, with Mrs. Ann C. \omieldorf, Assistant Acquisi-
tions Librarian, as leader. Brian \Wilson gave the visi-
tors a general orientation tour after which they were
shown operations in the Processing Department by
Terry Peet of the Exchange and Gift Division. In the
afternoon, they went to the Card Division.
Carol Fletshauer, a cataloger from the library of the
University of Wisconsin in Madison. was also at the
Library of Congress on January 20 and joined the
Georgetown group on their tours.
Two librarians from Cleveland, Ohio, came to the
Library of Congress on January 24 for a general tour
of the Reference and Processing Departments. Mrs.
Maryann Barnes and Bethe Lee Moulton, both at the
Cleveland Health Sciences Library, were accompanied
by Mrs. Barnes' husband, Geoffrey, and by Diane
Seiffert of Bethesda, Md.
A group of 40 graduate students in library science
from the University of Toronto spent the day of
January 28 at the Library of Congress. Librarians
from the LC staff who served as guides for the visitors
in the Reference and Processing Departments in-
cluded Barbara Burkey, Mrs. Carolyn Sung. Karl
Green, Bill Sittig, Arthur Lieb, and Jim McGovern.
Michael McEnnis of the MARC Development Office
told the group about current uses of automation at
the Library, and Mrs. Constance Stevens provided a
tour of the Card Division. A few of the visitors also
had a tour of the Rare Book Division with William
Matheson as guide. Arrangements for this visit were
made by Mrs. Jane Horning, Student Council Repre-
sentative from the University of Toronto.
Her group included two other Canadians, Madeleine
De La Haye and Mrs. Sharon M. Chapple. Miss De La
Haye is an Associate Professor at the Librar) School
of the University of Ottawa, and Mrs. Chapple is
Cataloger for the Carleton University Library, also in

LC Librarianship Abroad
"The Librar) of Congress Abroad" is one of nine

.orInribut iiin to the .Ianuar'. 1972 issue of I.ihrary
Tr, ,il'. which is devoted to the influence of Ameri-
can iilrarianship abroad.
Cecil K. IlBrd. University L.ibraiii.,. Indiana Univer-
sity, Bloominplun. and Issue Editor, introduced the
issue as an anal> ,i of fairly lirge-sale overseas book
and library assistance programs in which the Ameri-
can library profession has participated during the last
25 years and which have involved sizeable sums of
money, energy, and expertise.
The 2h-page chapter describing the international
scope of LC's activities was prepared by various mem-
bers of the staff and coordinated by John G. Lorenz,
Deputy Librarian.

Recording of LC-Commissioned Works Released
A recording of two musical compositions commis-
sioned by the McKim Fund of the Library of Con-
gress and played at the Library by Jaime and Ruth
Laredo during the Inter-American Music Festival on
May 21, 1971, has been released by Desto Records.
The compositions are Duo for Violin and Piano by
Ezra Laderman, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No.
2, by Elie Siegmeister, played by the Laredos (Desto
DC 7125 $5.98).

Automation Training Course
The In formation Systems Office sponsored a
five-day automation training course, "CICS for Pro-
grammers," during the week of January 17-21. Daniel
A. Dollarhide of ISO opened the course with an intro-
duction of the concepts and facilities of the Customer
Information Control System (CICS), which is in-
stalled at the Library of Congress, to managers and
other interested staff members. The course itself
provided technical detail for programers who need to
implement automation applications under CICS.


Now available in the Main Reading Room is the
1970 Tumes Guide to the House of Commons with
Full Results of the Polling. Biographies of Members
and bnsuccessful Candidates, Phrtigraphs of All
Members, and a Complete Analysis, Statistical Tables
and a Map of the General Electiun, June, 1970 (Lon-
don, Times Newspapers Limited, 1970. 304 p.
JN956.G9). The 1970 election data provided is brief
and largely statistical. Biographical information is
supplied for all new members, and their education,
occupations, and party affiliations are analyzed. The

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results of the 1966-70 by-elections are also briefly
summarized. [Margaret Porter Smith]
David Ewen, prolific writer on music and musi-
cians, has revised his 1958 work as The New Com-
plete Book Of The American Musical Theatre (New
York, Holt, 1970. 800 p. ML1711.E9 1970) and has
provided a useful guide in the process. The first and
largest of its two sections is an alphabetical listing of
nearly 500 shows. Treatment of each show, which
may run from half a page to four or more pages,
includes readable accounts of production history,
identification of lyricist, librettist, and composer,
original stars, critical and box-office success, and a
brief synopsis of the plot. The second section con-
tains biographical notes on composers, lyricists, and
librettists, but not actors, producers, critics, and so
forth. Following each entry is a list of shows with
which the person is associated. Appendix A is a
chronological list of shows; only plays discussed in
the book are listed. Appendix B is an alphabetical list
of "outstanding" songs with the original show and
singer; the index is to personal names and show titles.
This work is also available in the Main Reading
Room. [Bruce Miller]

News in the Library World

Warren Haas Named to Columbia U. Post
Warren J. Haas, Director of University Libraries at
Columbia University, has been appointed Vice Presi-
dent for Information Services and University Librar-
ian, a new post at the University. Mr. Haas has been
Director of University Libraries since 1970 and served
as Associate Director from 1961 until 1966, when he
left Columbia to take the post of Director of Librar-
ies at the University of Pennsylvania.
University President William J. McGill, in announc-
ing the appointment, said that Mr. Haas' responsi-
bilities will include management of University
activities concerned with information resources and
information handling capabilities that are required to
support Columbia's educational program with strong
ties with the Computer Center.
Mr. Haas was born in Wisconsin and educated at
Wabash College and the University of Wisconsin.
Recently he completed a five-year term as a member
of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL)

Board of Directors, serving as President during 1970.
He is chairman of ARL's Committee on Research
Library Management, the American Council on Edu-
cation, the Task Force for Libraries and Major Facili-
ties of the Regional Plan for Higher Education, and a
member of the Advisory Committee of the Commis-
sioner of Education on Planning for the Academic
Libraries of New York State.

Article Discusses Paper Preservation
The need for more research in the field of preserva-
tion is emphasized in "The Declaration of Independ-
ence: a Case Study in Preservation," an article by
Verner Clapp in the December issue of Special
Libraries. The article, which was prepared from the
transcript of Mr. Clapp's keynote speech to the New
York Library Association's conference on preserva-
tion, during NYLA's annual conference in 1970,
recounts the early history of the document, the perils
to which it was exposed, and the preservation efforts
made by the Library of Congress when the Library
had it in custody.
The transcriber, unfortunately, was unfamiliar with
the name of the late Chief of the Manuscript Division,
Dr. St. George L. Sioussat, who is referred to several
times as "Sousa."

Thomas R. Buckman to Speak at DCLA-SLA Meeting
Thomas R. Buckman, President of the Foundation
Center, will speak at a joint meeting of the District of
Columbia Library Association and the Washington
Chapter of the Special Libraries Association on
Wednesday, February 23. Mr. Buckman was formerly
Librarian of Northwestern University and is the
immediate Past President of the Association of
Research Libraries. He will discuss his plans for the
Center, its on-going activities, and the services it
offers the Washington library community.
The meeting will be held at the Army-Navy Club,
1627 I St., N.W. A cash bar will be open from 6 p.m.
with dinner-a three-course meal featuring beefsteak
en brochette at $6.50 per person-scheduled for 7
p.m. Members of both organizations will receive
announcements with reservation forms. Other inter-
ested persons should contact Mrs. Margot Brinkley at
the Foundation Center's Washington Office,


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February 10, 1972

Chicago, III., January 22, 1972

John P. McDonald (University of Connecticut),
President of the Association of Research Libraries,
opened the 79th ARL meeting on January 22 in
Chicago Following a call to order, an introduction of
recently\ appointed librarians, and the welcoming of
guests. Mr. McDonald turned the meeting to Robert
Vosper (UCLA), Chairman of the Federal Relations
Mr. Vosper indicated that he believed that it was
incumbent upon ARL to agree on and present posi-
tion papers on major issues affecting the library
community. Views should be made available to Con-
gress. Federal officials, library trustees, interested
library staff members, and the general public.
As automation activity is of special concern to
ARL. Mr. Vosper saw a need to state long-term goals
and aspirations to appropriate persons. He saw a
separate and pressing requirement to communicate
with the National Commission on Library and Infor-
mation Science. Communication with NCLIS would
be, in effect, public communication.
On behalf of ARL, Robert Vosper asked Neal Har-
low (until his recent retirement, Dean of the Grad-
uate Library School at Rutgers University) to reflect
upon the requirement to comment on major issues.
Dr. Harlow prepared a paper entitled "The Long-
Term Objectives of Research Libraries in Respect to
Federal Legislation" for the ARL Federal Relations
The Harlow paper was discussed, revised, and
received favorable interest from ARL. It identified
three crucial problems. The first was a need "to
improve the environment for cooperation among all
sectors of the information community (Government,
libraries. the academic societies, the information
industry, and the universities), particularly among the
research libraries" Specifically, it was suggested that
a group, or system of research libraries, be developed
to assist in the implementation of a unified program.
Next. the need to develop a basic information storage
concept was identified as vital. A series of "libraries
of excellence" was suggested. Third, a national "Peri-
odicals Access Library" (PAL) was recommended. Dr.
Harlow suggested that "the collection of journals be

comprehensive in categories included, that lending be
initially by air mail (eventually by facsimile or other
electronic means) and that loans be made directly to
organizations with which borrowers are affiliated
(including libraries); that the PAL be located near the
geographic center of the country (and that the Center
for Research Libraries in Chicago be explored as a
possible site); that, in planning its operations and
services, the British National Lending Library be
taken as an example or point of departure; and that,
prior to the establishment of PAL, studies be made to
anticipate its nature, program, problems, location,
timetable, cost, and funding."
On the conclusion of comments by Robert Vosper,
ARL members and guests participated in three con-
current discussion groups on the topics, "A Research
Library Corporation," "A National Periodicals
Resources Center," and "National Centers of
Resource Excellence." Following more than two
hours of discussion, the general meeting reconvened
to hear reports and participate in a general discussion.
Warren J. Haas (Columbia University) led the group
in a consideration of "A Research Library Coopera-
tion." He reported that three elements were identi-
fied: resource development, the bibliographic process
of identifying locally held information, and the
ability to provide service to libraries and individuals.
He pointed out that the mechanism for resource
development was not clear. Because no one library
could or should assume responsibility, he saw a need
for collective development. The National libraries
were charged with continuing responsibility in the
bibliographic area and an obvious obligation to pro-
vide local service. Mr. Haas concluded by stating that
the corporation idea had received widely varying
support from Ihose participating in his session.
Rutherford D. Rogers (Yale University) reported
on the centers-of-excellence discussion. He pointed
out that the group considered various options of
access to library materials. For example, an improved
interlibrary loan program, the strengthening of the
Library of Congress. and the creation of a single cen-
ter were considered separately and collectively. All
were discarded as single, complete answers. He

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stressed that the group agreed that there should be a
multiplicity of collections, that adequate biblio-
graphic control should utilize appropriate new tech-
nologies and communication systems, that (selected
centers) throughout the country would need substan-
tial Federal support; and that the Government should
recognize how much institutions had already spent in
acquiring, housing, and servicing the collections that
had made them centers of excellence.
Joseph E. Jeffs (Georgetown University) com-
mented upon the periodical resources center (PRC)
proposition. He defined the PRC as "a national
facility established to collect in depth and lend with
speed periodicals in determined subject fields." Mr.
Jeffs noted that the group under his direction raised
questions about structure and organization, collec-
tions, services, and funding. Special attention was
directed to the point of selectivity versus comprehen-
An extensive discussion followed. John Lorenz
(Library of Congress) stated the requirement that "a
capacity for collective action be demonstrated" and
that a "willingness to come together might be well
received" by NCLIS and appropriate prospective
funding sources.

Business Meeting and Committee Reports
A business meeting was held during the afternoon.
Following the election of board members and a
report of the membership committee, several other
committee and commission reports were heard.
The Interlibrary Loan Committee announced that a
report noting volume of service and pertinent costs
had been completed and is ready for publication by
the Greenwood Press. The report, to be issued this
month, contains data for planning and proposals for
future studies.
The Committee on Negro Academic Libraries has
developed a close working relationship with the Com-
mittee on Scientific and Technical Information
(COSATI) Negro library group. Attention has been
directed toward management, space planning, staff
development, and communications. "Twinning" is
being considered as an appropriate action; an example
of "twinning" between Temple University and
Lincoln University was described by the ARL repre-
sentative from Temple.
The Development of Resources Commission
reported cognizance of five ARL committees. The

Organization of Resources and Access Commissions
commented upon preliminary organizational efforts,
as did the management group.
Mr. Rogers spoke for the Commission on Access to
Resources and distributed a prepared paper. He noted
that the charge from ARL was "to assist research
library users by improving access to information,
through a concern for activity and programs of local,
regional, national, or international application, and
covering all types of library materials." Further, he
noted that the group "presently selects the broad area
of interface as deserving top priority for its attention.
It tentatively has divided this field into six compo-
1. Interlibrary loan (including photocopy in lieu of
2. Access to manuscripts (including time and use
3. Access to large data banks
4. Access to auxiliary or deposit collections
(including weeding and protocols of acceptance)
5. Interinstitutional reciprocity and service to
external users (including direct access, guidelines
for reasonableness of limitations, and use of con-
tractual reliance, royalties, fees)
6. Library-to-Library services, i.e., networking
a. management aspects: system organization,
control of routing, legal issues, cost/fee issues
b. delivery systems: communication devices
such as TWX, telefacsimile, cable TV, communi-
cation satellites."
Mr. Rogers stated that "preliminary work can be
done on the first four parts; however, a master plan
should evolve from further consideration of parts 5
and 6. To this the Commission on Access to
Resources will next address itself."
Stephen A. McCarthy, Executive Director of ARL,
and John McDonald presented comprehensive sum-
maries of activities during the past months. Current
work in preservation, microform technology, micro-
form management, and general management were
discussed. Legislative concerns were mentioned and
the National Serials Pilot Project was commented
The ARL program meeting will be held in Atlanta
in April.
John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian, Mrs. Elizabeth
E. Hamer, Assistant Librarian, and F. Kurt Cylke,
Executive Secretary of the Federal Library Com-
mittee, attended the Chicago meeting.



Vol. 31, No. 6

February 10, 1972

Chicago. 111., January 23-29, 1972

The first session of council convened at 10 a.m. on
January 25 with ALA President Keith Doms (Free
Library of Philadelphia) presiding. After the iadomion
of procedural rules, the agenda for the session, and
the approval of the minutes of the sessions held in
Dallas last summer, Mr. Doms reported briefly on a
number of matters of interest to Council. The sub-
committee of the Executive Board enciged in seeking
a successor to lEecuiive Director David (lift is mak-
ing good progress, announcement of an appointment
may be expected between late Apiil and the Annual
Conference in Chicigo in June. Headquarters fiscal
retrenchment has resulted in deferring salary increases
and upward reclassification and in a limited freeze on
filling vacancies. Federal appropriations for library
programs are up over 50 percent this year. Mr. Doms,
who met with the newly formed National Commis-
sion for Libraries in November, looked forward to
great benefits to librarianship from the existence of
this new commission.
Joseph H. Reason, President of the Association of
College and Research Libraries, presented the ACRL
recommendation that Peter Doiron, ousted former
editor of Choice, be paid retroactive salary until the
completion of findings in his case by the Staff Com-
mittee on Mediations, Arbitration, and Inquiry
(SCMAI) and that his former position not be filled
until such time. Council approved the recommenda-
tion after rejecting an amendment to make the retro-
active pay dependent on a favorable finding in the
Mrs. Susanna Alexander (Miscsuri State Library),
Chairman of the ALA Nominating Committee, pre-
sented the committee's nominees for President-Elect:
Harold Goldstein (School of Library Science, Florida
State University) and Jean E. Lowrie (School of
Librarianship. Western Michigan University); and for
Treasurer: William Chait (Dayton and Montgomery
County Public Library) and Frank B. Sessa (Graduate
School of Library and Information Sciences. Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh). More than 50 names were read
which were placed in nomination for Council by
petition in addition to the slate produced by the

Council Nominating Committee and published in the
December issue of Ameri an Libraries. The name of
Eric Moon (Scarecrow Pres) was added by petition
to the slate of nominees to the Executive Board. Wil-
liam D. Murphy, Chairman of the Constitution and
Bvlaws Committee, presented certain amendments to
the Constitution and Bylaws implementing previous
Council decisions. These were approved on first read-
The last major item on the amended agenda was the
report of the Library of Conieie Inquiry Team
appointed by the Staff Committee on MediatiLon
Arbitration, and Inquiry. The Chairman of the team.
David Kaser (Cornell University Libraries), read the
report which was distributed to Council at that point.
Discussion brought out the points that problems of
achieving equity in race relations are problems of all
libraries, not just of the Library of Congress and that
the report of the team gave insufficient stress to the
constraints on the Library administration which pre-
vented the presentation of any evidence other than
that of the complainants. A Library of Congress staff
member related her inability to find out where the
team was conducting its inquiry so that she could
testify. The motion to approve the report and its
recommendations was carried without dissenting
vote. (A Library of Congress statement on the report
appeared in the LC Information Bulletin for February
3, pp. 46-47.)


The second session of Council was one of the
quietest in recent memory. A. P. Marshall (Eastern
Michigan University Library), Vice President. pre-
sided, opening the proceedings by introducing Alex P.
Allain (St. Mary Parish Library, Louisiana), President
of the Board of Trustees of the Freedom to Read
Foundation, who reported on the work of the Foun-
dation during the last six months. The Foundation is
building a base for future action by laying plans for
challenging laws and judicial decisions that restrict
freedom to read. During this period the Foundation
was actively concerned %itih two lawsuits, one involv-

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ing the banning of a book and the other with the
removal of a book.
Katherine Laich (School of Library Science, Uni-
versity of Southern California), Chairman of the
Appointments Committee, announced appointments
to the Nominating Committee. The Legislation Com-
mittee's report was presented by the Chairman,
Joseph F. Shubert (State Library of Ohio). The new
Legislation Assembly, consisting of representatives of
the 14 divisions, has been formed and held two meet-
ings at Midwinter. Immediate major legislative con-
cerns of the committee and the association are the
extension of the Higher Education Act, the provisions
for library programs in the President's 1973 budget,
the President's revenue sharing for education pro-
posal, and the Equal Employment Opportunities
Enforcement Act. There is a continuing need for
additional staff in the Washington Office for the
promotion of the association's interests in these and
other matters.
On behalf of the committee, Mr. Shubert moved
and Council approved a resolution for the appoint-
ment of an ad hoc committee to organize a Meet-
Your-Congressman Luncheon to be held at the
Midwinter Meeting next year. Edmon Low (School of
Library Science, University of Michigan), Chairman
of the Subcommittee on Copyright, reported on his
committee's work and the status of legislation in this
field and moved Council's approval of specific
wording for recommended inclusion in the Copyright
Revision Bill (S. 644) for the protection of libraries
and librarians when they reproduce copyrighted
material for readers. Council approved.
Contributions by State library associations for the
support of the Washington Office followed. Robert
R. McClarren (North Suburban Library Systems,
Illinois), Treasurer, reported on the somber state of
association finances. Income from dues has remained
steady despite a membership drop to 28,996, but this
and other income fall short of expenses with the
result that cash reserves and endowment funds have
had to be tapped during the past year. At this
unpropitious moment, the California Library Associa-
tion's request of Council to implement ALA's present
priorities by expanding the staff of the Office of
Intellectual Freedom and by funding the Office of
Minority Recruitment was presented by Harry M.
Rowe, Jr. (Orange County Public Library). Council
turned it down in a voice vote.
At the close of the session, Council adopted a posi-
tion statement promising ALA support for the Right
to Read Program of the Office of Education and the

National Reading Council and an endorsement of the
principle of the need for the availability of at least 20
percent of cable television's capacity on a free basis
for local, non-commercial educational and public
service use. [C Sumner Spalding]

The third and final session of the ALA Council for
the 1972 Midwinter Meeting convened at 10 a.m. on
Friday, with President Doms in the chair. Several new
items were admitted to the formal agenda. They
included Action Reports No. 13 (resolution for
request that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics make
a statistical study of the profession of librarianship),
No. 14 (an interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
that would aid in resisting censorship), No. 15 (a revi-
sion of the Freedom to Read statement), No. 16
(concerning the Beacon Press), and No. 17 (from the
Committee on Organization). All of these items had
received the endorsement of the ALA Executive
After announcing that the Awards Committee had
withdrawn its request for time during this session,
David Clift ALA Executive Secretary, reminded
Council that applications for the J. Morris Jones-
World Book Encyclopedia-ALA Goals awards would
be due within two weeks from the close of the Mid-
winter Meeting. The year 1972 marks the 10th anni-
versary of the awards; the $250,000 given to the
association have supported many worthy projects.
Representatives of Field Enterprises, donors of the
award, were introduced to Council.
Council's attention was then drawn to Information
Report No. 3, a telegram received from the Librarian
of Congress in response to the ALA adoption of the
Library of Congress Inquiry Team. (See LC Informa-
tion Bulletin for February 3, pp. 46-47.)
It was announced that following Peter Doiron's
formal request for action by the ALA Staff Com-
mittee on Mediation, Arbitration and Inquiry, a fact-
finding team had been appointed. Its members are
Richard H. Donahugh, Youngstown and Mahoning
County Library, Gerald Shields, ALA; and Myrl
Ricking, Washington, D.C., Chairman. SCMAI mem-
bers to be concerned with the case will be Mrs. Ruth
Frame and Mrs. Judith Krug.
David Clift, reporting on ALA's Program of Action
for Mediation, Arbitration and Inquiry that was
established in Dallas, said that most of the 128 cases
considered have related to conditions of employment,
many in academic institutions. One-fourth of the
cases have been withdrawn or settled without formal


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procedures, four are being held because of pending
litigation, inquiry has been completed in two cases,
and others are presently under study.
Council turned next to Action Report No. 4, call-
ing for the creation of an ad hoc committee on Equal
Opportunity in Libraries. Richard Parsons, Baltimore
County, moved that the resolution be adopted, and
was seconded by Lester L. Stoffel, Library Adminis-
tration Division President, subject to an amendment
that would have substituted a committee that had
already been created by the Personnel Administration
Section of LAD for a new ad hoc committee. After
discussion, the amendment was defeated and the
original motion passed.
Mrs. Helen W. Tuttle, Chairman, presented the
report of the Committee on Organization. The first
recommendation called for the merger of the Adult
Services and Reference Divisions into a single divi-
sion; the second and third for the creation of two
new round tables, a Federal Librarians Round Table
and a Round Table on Government Documents; and a
fourth recommendation broadened the duties of the
Council Nominating Committee to include the addi-
tional duty of appointing all Committees of Council.
Council would elect the four members of the Com-
mittee from eight candidates named by the Vice
President and any others that might be nominated by
Councilors from the floor. The chairman and fifth
member of the Committee would be the Vice Presi-
dent. Procedural guidelines for the appointment of
committees and sub-committees of Council were
included in the proposals, along with provision for
needed constitutional and transitional measures.
After acceptance of these recommendations, a fifth
recommendation, outlining the responsibility of the
Standards Committee with specific detail, generated
considerable debate. Concern was expressed for safe-
guarding the authority of specific divisions to draw
up standards for matters within their areas of respon-
sibility, for relations of the committee to the
American National Standards Institute, and over the
scope, content, and date of coverage of the procedure
manual, now in preparation by the Committee, for all
standards issued by ALA or its component units.
Following reassurance that the manual was meant to
coordinate efforts rather than to usurp control of
substantive matters, a motion to postpone action was
defeated and the measure was adopted. The final and
sixth provision recommended organizational imple-
mentation of Action Report No. 4 by authorizing
appointment of an ad hoc ALA Committee on Equal
Opportunity in Libraries for a term of two years,

with a membership of five; this measure was unani-
mously adopted.
Richard Darling, Chairman of the Intellectual Free-
dom Committee, mentioned recent cases involving
denial of access to information on the basis of age
and the implications of the roles played by commit-
tees of teachers and others who wish to determine or
limit what students should be permitted to read. He
first presented Action Report No. 14, "How Libraries
can Resist Censorship; An Interpretation of the
Library Bill of Rights." A motion to postpone action
was defeated and the Committee's statement was
Mr. Darling then presented a revised Freedom to
Read statement in Action Report No. 15, which was
meant to broaden the scope of the statement to apply
to non-book materials and to more types of libraries.
Requests were made for more time for consideration
of the documents by Alphonse Trezza, Illinois State
Library; Evelyn Levy, Enoch Pratt Free Library; and
Genevieve Casey, Wayne State University. A formal
motion to postpone was defeated after it became
clear that the intent was to clarify rather than to
make extensive changes in a document that had the
prior approval of librarians and booksellers. After
several corrective changes were made in the text in
order to strengthen the statement of position on free-
dom of access to information, the report was
The Intellectual Freedom Committee's resolution
relating to Beacon Press, Action Report No. 16, was
then placed before Council. It affirmed ALA's con-
cern over actions taken by the Government against
Beacon Press, reaffirmed "the right of a free press in a
democratic society," and called for submission of this
reaffirmation to Beacon Press and its owners and the
reporting of the action to the U.S. Attorney General
and to the news media. The report was adopted.
Mr. Darling ended with a cautionary note against
the use of weeding collections as a cover for the
removal of challenged materials and stated that the
matter would probably be brought to Council in
June. As weeding can be interpreted as the act of
removing harmful materials, perhaps a better term
should be developed for the selective removal of
items from a library's collections.
Helen M. Brown, of COPES, reported that that
body was recommending to the Executive Board that
an Office for Minority Recruiting be established, to
be funded by $145,000 obtained through the Library
Services and Construction Act, through the coopera-
tion of the Illinois State Library, and an additional


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but much smaller support from ALA funds.
Council then turned to Action Report No. 12,
presented again by Chester B. Ostrander, President of
the American Library Trustees Association. The
report contained a resolution calling for a White
House Conference on Libraries in the year 1974, to
be based upon State and Territorial conferences
involving "lay ... and library leadership from...
libraries of all types." The resolution, which had
been endorsed by the Executive Board, was adopted
with a slight modification which indicated that
the association as a whole supported the resolu-
The election by Council of two new Executive
Board members, Richard M. Dougherty, University of
California at Berkeley, and Roberta E. Young, Colo-
rado State Office of Library Services, was announced.
It was reported that in response to Action Report
No. 8, in which William R. Eshelman, H. W. Wilson
Company, and E. J. Josey, New York State Library,
had requested a study of the new policy on allotting
space in the professional exhibit area, the Executive
Board had appointed an ad hoc committee consisting
of Augusta Baker, Evelyn Levy, and Robert McClar-
ren to study the matter.
Action Report No. 13, a resolution moved by Mrs.
Patricia Schuman, School Library Journal, and
seconded by James F. Holly, Evergreen State College,
called upon ALA to request that the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics institute a nationwide statistical
study of librarianship that would provide information
on the profession with reference to the distribution
by sex, race, age, and length of employment for all
levels within the profession. After the motion had
been passed, Mrs. Ruth Frame, LAD Executive Secre-
tary, reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics was
contemplating such a survey and would send ALA a
copy of its proposed questionnaire for further sugges-
tions although it might not be possible to collect all
of the specific data requested in the resolution.
In his closing words, President Doms assured the
New Jersey and California Library Associations that
their expressions of concern would not be taken
lightly, even though it had been impossible to satisfy
all programs of high priority. He proposed an Affirm-
ative Action Program within ALA.
David Clift reported the names of several additional
nominees to be added to the Council ballot. In
response to a proposal by Samuel L. Simon, Long
Beach Public Library, that pertinent policy state-
ments and copies of meeting agenda should be made
available to observers attending open meetings, he

stated that this was not always feasible but suggested
that a single copy could be posted and, that insofar as
possible, copies would be made available to observers.
Mr. Clift's final report was that the registration for
the Midwinter Meeting had reached 2,480.
[Mrs. Mary Ellis Kahler]

At the request of the Federal Library Committee,
Russell Shank, Chairman of the FLC Task Force on
Education, testified before the Committee on Accred-
itation (COA) of ALA at a January 24 meeting. Dr.
Shank's comments related to suggestions for change
in the Tentative Draft of Revised Standards for
Accreditation as developed by COA.
The formal statement from FLC was primarily
directed toward "general" terminology used in the
tentative draft and the lack of attention to the possi-
bilities of change. The statement presented on behalf
of the Federal Library Committee read:

Employers of library school graduates have a stake in the
quality of library school education. Employers must seek
graduates who are not only prepared to perform on their first
jobs, but who also have the vision and expertise to become
"change agents" for the future. The Federal Library Com-
mittee recognizes that not only our profession, but also the
entire educational community is in the process of reexamina-
tion and change. The statement in the proposed ALA Stand-
ards which describes the Standards not as "blueprints" but
rather as "maps," encouraging "initiative, experimentation
and individual differences" must therefore be commended.
The extremely general terms in which both the Standards and
the sources of evidence are described, however, does intro-
duce some doubt about the effectiveness of the Standards in
fulfilling its stated goals of protecting the public and pro-
viding guidance to educators. In addition, the general nature
of the proposed Standards places a heavy burden upon the
individual judgments of the members of visiting teams.
The proposed Standards indicate that "indispensable com-
ponents of good library education" have been identified;
these components should be more clearly and rigorously
explicated where they exist. The quality of library school
faculty, for example, is an area in which at least minimum
criteria may be defined. The number of full-time faculty, the
ratio of full to part-time faculty, the ratio of faculty to stu-
dents, and the areas of faculty expertise could be more
clearly set forth within the context of program objectives.
If librarianship does indeed possess (as the proposed State-
ment describes) "a body of knowledge and skills which
makes its program distinct," the elements which comprise
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range of content areas for program objectives can, in this
context, be made more specific and the sources of evidence
more clearly defined.
To a large extent, the proposed ALA Standards reflect that
Norman Burns described in a Seminar on Validation of
Accrediting Standards held on October 27, 1971 in Wash-
ington, D.C., as standards "... based on the assumption that
if an institution possesses certain structural characteristics
which are generally recognized as good, the probabilities are
high that good education will take place." As noted above,
the proposed ALA Standards in many instances has not been
specific enough about these structural characteristics. COA
should consider, however, what Burns has called "a new
approach" to accreditation. These new directions are a result
of changes now taking place in the nature of the educational
experience. According to Burns, accreditation will focus not
upon the structural elements of a program, but upon the
outcomes of the educational experience. Accreditation
should then be a process of evaluating a school's potential to
achieve goals of expected outcomes of educational exper-
In addition, Burns stresses the necessity for what he calls
"a planning dimension" in the educational program. It seems
especially relevant that hbrarianship include among its Stand-
ards a strong element of planning. That is, hbrary schools
should demonstrate that they have provided in their pro-
grams the planning capacity to insure both the continuing
effectiveness of the educational experience as well as the
modification of educational activities in light of emerging and
changing professional and educational needs.
Finally, Burns notes the inherent value of a thorough self
study prior to the visit by accreditation teams. The periodic
process of self study by the schools will aid in clarifying
objectives and in the planning process.
Before the "new approach" to accreditation can be imple-
mented, however, methodologies for assessment of outcomes
must be developed and members of the schools and of the
visiting teams must acquire "new skills and understandings."
COA can, however, encourage the development of such
methodologies and skills. The requirement of a thorough self
study need not await the development of new methodologies
and skills and should be included as a component of Accredi-
In summary, the Federal Library Committee encourages
COA to adopt and specify more precisely those standards and
sources of evidence in areas where agreement exists within
the profession. In addition, the Committee on Accreditation
should encourage the exploration of new developments in
accreditation and attempt to insure that the Standards and
methods of accreditation remain responsive to change.
No discussion followed the presentation.
[Frank Kurt Cylke]

The Board of Directors of the Armed Forces
Librarians Section (AFLS) met on January 26.
Robert W. Severance. President, conducted the busi-
ness meeting at which three items of particular inter-
est were discussed.
First, it was agreed that the booth planned for ihc
ALA Annual Conference in June would have an inter-
national motif. The exhibit will identify military
libraries throughout the world and provide descriptive
materials. Employment opportunities and appropriate
personnel contact points will be identified.
Mr. Severance noted activity concerning the pro-
posed Federal Librarians Round Table (FLIRT).
[FLIRT was approved by Council as an official
roundtable on Friday, January 28.] He outlined
activity which had occurred since the last ALA Con-
ference. Of special significance was the January 25
meeting of the ALA Committee on Organization
(COO) at which Mr. Severance and Frank Kurt Cylke,
Executive Secretary of the Federal Library Commit-
tee, presented arguments for establishment of FLIRT.
It was stressed that COO had received comments at
an "information meeting" and would act at a later
date. The number of Federal librarians-
approximately 4,000-was cited as a professional
group not fully participating in ALA program activ-
ity. Indeed, of approximately 2,500 military librar-
ians, only 260 belong to AFLS. Other points were
also made in response to specific questions from
Mr. Severance stressed that, when acting in regard
to FLIRT, he did not do so as President of AFLS but
as a "separate self-appointed responsibility." He
stated that, "if and when FLIRT is established, AFLS
can consider the possibility of transferring in."
Before a lengthy discussion, it was decided that
information about AFLS would be disseminated in
newsletters issued by the Army, Navy, Air Force, the
Federal Library Committee, and the revived Public
Library Association publication. [Frank Kurt Cylke]

Ronald F. Miller, Program Director of the New
England Library Information Network and President
of the Association of Cooperative Library Organiza-
tions (ACLO), presided over the business and pro-
gram meetings of ACLO on Monday, January 24. Mr.
Miller briefly reviewed activity since the June 1971
ACLO meeting and introduced Phoebe F. Hayes,
Secretary-Treasurer. Following acceptance of a report
by Miss Hayes, who is attempting to build member-


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ship, the president opened the two-part program
Carlos A. Cuadra, System Development Corpora-
tion (SDC), commented upon "Present Programs and
Future Guidelines for Academic Consortia." The
report described work funded by the U.S. Office of
Education through Title II-B of the Higher Education
Approximately 20 months ago, USOE asked SDC
to identify academic consortia that are "doing some-
thing" and, then, to make an in-depth study of speci-
fic consortia. A questionnaire was sent to 2,600
colleges and universities; more than 1,500 responses
were received, of which approximately 700 indicated
activity. Of these, 409 individual institutions partici-
pated in consortia. A second questionnaire was sent
to the 409 institutions and resulted in the return of
173 questionnaires. The 173 responses were
examined using USOE criteria: autonomy; separate
identity; academic libraries in the majority; activities
beyond interlibrary loan; operational or in the plan-
ning stage; and voluntary in nature.
One hundred and twenty-five consortia were identi-
fied. An in-depth analysis was conducted of 15
consortia, which were visited by a team from SDC.
One day was spent at headquarters and two days with
member libraries. Interviews ranged from one to four
hours. Seventy individuals were contacted on 58 sepa-
rate interview trips.
Carlos Cuadra noted that all those contacted were
cooperative and candid regarding problem areas and
areas requiring attention.
A summary of findings was well received and
prompted a lively discussion. It was noted that con-
sortia activities included reciprocal borrowing privi-
leges, expanded interlibrary loan, union catalogs and
lists, photo copying, and broadened reference serv-
ices. All are "low cost, fast action, low compromise"
Financial data were provided by 47 respondents.
Less than 50 percent operated on less than $75,000
each year and 40 percent had no budget. Sources of
funds were identified by 61 respondents: internal, 42
percent; service fees from libraries, 10 percent; service
fees from individuals served, two percent; gifts, three
percent; Federal, State and municipal, 28 percent;
non-government grants, one percent; and other, 17
percent. Of the 61 respondents, 54 did not have
formal budgets.
One-third of the consortia used computers. Only
two provided a separate, "unique" computer capa-

In regard to staffing it was found that directors,
assistant directors, librarians, system analysts, and
secretaries were employed.
Evaluation techniques were also examined. Six
types were identified: informal feedback from library
personnel, informal feedback from individuals, analy-
sis of cost and use, formal surveys of operations,
operations research, and formal surveys of ultimate
It was noted that 78 percent of all consortia were
established since 1966. Thirteen percent were estab-
lished between 1961 and 1965, with four percent
initiated between 1951-1960. The earliest example of
an academic consortium was cited as being estab-
lished in 1931.
In conclusion four phases of consortia operations
were cited: exploratory, planning, development, and
Three reports were generated by SDC. It is antici-
pated that all will be available for use within four
months: "Study of Academic Library Consortia:
Final Report; Phase II" (TM-4597/004/60); "Guide-
lines for the Development of Academic Library
Consortia" (TM-4597/005/00); "Directory of Aca-
demic Library Consortia." The "Directory" holds
name, state, and activity indexes. There is also a list
of non-academic consortia and a selected bibliog-
raphy. Of special interest is a section describing
pertinent consortium activities, union catalogs and
lists, cooperative development of resources, sharing
resources in terms of use, communication, centralized
processing, cooperatively sponsored planning and
surveys, cooperative storage, and cooperative com-
puter centers.
C. Donald Cook, Council of Ontario Universities,
and Darrell Lemke, Consortium of Universities, next
joined Ronald Miller in a discussion of "Cooperative
Acquisitions Policies."
Mr. Cook noted possible benefits resulting from
cooperative acquisitions programs such as economy,
richer resources, more comprehensive coverage, and a
better knowledge of locations. Further, he cited four
levels of cooperative acquisitions or sharing.
Seven problem areas were identified. They included
(1) identifying and locating data, (2) necessity to
reach consensus, (3) cooperation from clientele, (4)
responsibility to primary clientele, (5) legal and finan-
cial, (6) homogenous vs. heterogenous groups-varia-
tions in size, and (7) the ability to produce. He
concluded his remarks by stating that areas for
cooperative acquisitions include subject, type, and
type and frequency of use.


February 10, 1972

The Council of Ontario Universities is currently
dividing graduate program responsibility, exchanging
information on major purchases, and developing a
fund from which collections may be purchased.
Darrell Lemke cited the need of "pressure and
force from a clearly defined power base" to effect
action. He also stated that a good information system
must back up any activity.

Ronald Miller closed the meeting following a
general discussion. He requested that those wishing to
join ACLO should contact Phoebe F. Hayes, Biblio-
graphical Center for Research, 1357 Broadway,
Denver, Colo., 80203. Dues for active membership
are $5 per year, with those for sustaining members
listed at $10 a year. [Frank Kurt Cylke]








With the receipt of matching grants of $200,000 each from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council on Library Resources,
the Library of Congress formally established the Cataloging in Publication
(CIP) Program on July 1, 1971. The grants extend to June 30, 1973, when,
assuming the demonstrated success of CIP, the Library will seek appropriations
to continue the funding of the Program. It is the objective of the CIP
Program to provide participating publishers with cataloging data that involves
intellectual decisions and the application of LC systems for publication in
their books, preferably on the verso of the title page.

It is anticipated that by June 30, 1973, LC CIP data will be pro-
vided for 30,000 to 36,000 titles per year, a rate equivalent to the output
of the U.S. trade publishing industry. In general, all U.S. trade publica-
tions available in library collections from members of the Association of
American Publishers, Inc., the Association of American University Presses,
Inc., and like publishers are in the program's scope. Excluded are:

1. Serials or periodicals.

2. Impressions or new printings, that is, publishers' printings
for stocking purposes.

3. Books paid for or subsidized by authors.

4. Religious education materials for Bible classes of all grades,
vacation Bible schools, confirmation studies, etc.

5. Less expensive editions and titles which are designed for
retail outlets such as drug stores, supermarkets, etc.

All subscribers to the Library of Congress catalog card service receive Cataloging Serv-
ice automatically. Nonsubscribers and subscribers who need additional copies may ad-
dress their requests to the Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy
Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541. There is no charge for subscriptions to Catalog-
ing Service. Library of Congress Catalog Number 49-238

6. Educational materials such as laboratory manuals, teachers
manuals, programmed instruction textbooks, workbooks, etc.

7. Specialized publications of a transitory nature, such as
trade catalogs, telephone books, calendars, coloring books, canic books,
cutout books, etc.

8. Translations fran English into a foreign language.

9. Books printed abroad but imported for exclusive jobbing on
the American market. This does not include copublished books which have
only the U.S. publisher's imprint on the title page or which have the
U.S. publisher's imprint in a secondary position on the title page.

10. Mass market paperbacks.

A list of the publishers participating in the program as of October 1,
1971, is appended to this bulletin.

The catalogers at the Library of Congress will prepare LC CIP
data primarily from galleys supplied by the publishers, supplemented by
descriptive material about the work, including jacket copy, advance
information, publisher's catalog or brochure copy, and biographical data
concerning the author, if available. When the publisher is unable to
supply galleys (as in the case of photo-offset reprints) or when a cam-
plete galley is not available, catalogers will work from photocopies of
printer's copy for the title page, verso of the title page, and half
title, together with photocopies of typescripts of the preface, table
of contents, and introduction supplied by the publisher in as nearly
full and final form as is possible. Within 10 working days after receipt
of the material from the publishers, the Library of Congress will return
LC CIP data in the form of an abbreviated catalog entry. Following is a
typical example:

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Sloan, Irving J
Blacks in America, 1492-1970.

(Ethnic chronology series)
First-2d ed. published under title: The
American Negro: a chronology and fact book.
Bibliography: p.
"Discography: Afro-American folk music in
the United States." p.
1. Negroes--History--Chronology. I. Title.
II. Series.
E185.S57 1971 973'.04'96073 76-170977
ISBN 0-379-00262-0

Cataloging Service, Bulletin 101 / November 1971

Note that the body of the entry includes only the title proper, that the
collation line is admitted, and that in notes requiring citation of pages
the citation is admitted. Since the catalog entry is prepared from
galleys and/or information sheets, it is of course impossible to provide
collation or page citation. The full transcription of the title page is
emitted, since it was the experience of the Cataloging-in-Source experi-
ment that late changes in title page data are most likely to occur in
the portion of the title page that follows the title proper. Such
changes would invalidate the full cataloging data previously forwarded to
appear in the book.

In those instances in which publishers feel that they cannot
publish the author's birthdate, which is included in the LC CIP data,
they will cmit it and substitute the word. "date" to show that the LC
printed card will include the birthdate, e.g. "Doe, John, date" rather
than "Doe, John, 1921- "

In order to avoid revealing the real name of an author writing
under a pseudonym and unwilling to have his real name appear in LC CIP
data, the following policies will be followed: 1. The headings for all
living authors established under their real names under the A.L.A.
Cataloging Rules but who under the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules would.
be established under a pseudonym will be changed to an entry under the
pseudonym, all cards being reprinted, accordingly. 2. If, under the
Anglo-American rules, the use of the real name is required., either for
authors already established, under the real name or for new authors, the
real name will be provided for inclusion in the LC CIP data. However,
the publisher may at his discretion anit the real name, substituting a
long dash in the heading to indicate the mission. Following is an

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Poker strategy and winning play.

Bibliography: p.
1. Poker. I. Title.
GV1251.L57 795.4'12 79-166493
ISBN 0-8289-0105-8

If the catalog entry requires a contents note, the full con-
tents will be provided in the LC CIP data unless the contents note is
long. In that case, only a few items of contents will be provided to
indicate the form which the contents note should. take. Omission of

Cataloging Service, Bulletin 101 / November 1971

the remaining items will be shown by the word "etc." given in brackets.

CONTENTS: Maps and atlases of the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries: Peter Apian's world map of
1530, by F. R. Goff. The Oztoticpac lands map of
Texcoco, 1540, by H. F. Cline. A manuscript atlas
by Battista Agnese, by L. Martin, edited by W. W.
Ristow. [etc.]

At the time the LC CIP data is sent to the publisher, the
cataloging information, expanded to include a full transcription of the
title page, will be input into MARC as a preliminary record, thus making
available to MARC subscribers listings of books that will be published
weeks or months after their first appearance on the MARC tape.

Publishers will forward to the Library of Congress one set of
unbound gatherings of the completed book at the earliest possible date.
The cataloging will be verified and completed from the unbound gatherings
and forwarded to the MARC Editorial Office, where the MARC record will be
updated. The record will then be used in the Card Automated Reproduction
and Distribution System (CARDS) so that printed cards will be available
from the Card Division on demand. Printing by letterpress is thus elimi-
nated and the problem of stocking cards for sale is avoided.

The CIP Program will have three major end products:

1. Direct and indirect distribution of LC cataloging data for
books at an early stage in their manufacture through MARC tapes and any
bibliographical products that are derived from MARC tapes.

2. LC catalog cards available before publication of the books.

3. LC cataloging data in each CIP book when it is published.

Publishing Houses and Their Divisions Actively
Participating in the LC CIP Program

AMS Press, Inc.
Abelard-Schuman Limited
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Addisonian Press Books [Juvenile Div.]
Alba House
American Mathematical Society
Arno Press, Inc.
A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc.
Books for Libraries, Inc.
R. R. Bowker Company

Bucknell University Press
Chandler Publishing Ccmpany
Chicorel Library Publishing Corp.
Consolidated Book Publishers
Cornell University Press
Criterion Books
Da Capo Press, Inc.
Delacorte Press
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Delta Books

Cataloging Service, Bulletin 101 / November 1971

The Dial Press
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Great Albion Books
Hanmond Inc.
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc.
D. C. Heath and CCmpany
Institute of Governmental Studies,
University of California,
Iowa State University Press
The John Day Company, Inc.
John Knox Press
Alfred. A. Knopf, Inc.
J. B. Lippincott Co.
Loyola University Press
The MIT Press
McGrath Publishing Campany
McGraw-Hill Book Cnmpany
G. & C. Merriam Company
Modern Library, Inc.
Tha as Nelson, Inc.
Noble and Noble, Publishers, Inc.
Northern Illinois University Press
W. W. Northern & Co., Inc.
Oceana Publications, Inc.
Pantheon Books, Inc.

Pennsylvania State University Press
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Princeton University Press
Random House, Inc.
Charles Scribner's Sons
Sheed & Ward, Inc.
Patterson Smith Publishing Corp.
Stackpole Books
Standard Educational Corporation
State University of New York Press
Steck-Vaughn Company
Syracuse University Press
Union of American Hebrew Congrega-
University of Alabama Press
University of Oklahoma Press
University of Texas Press
University of Washington Press
University Park Press
Vanderbilt University Press
Vintage Books
Wayne State University Press
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
H. W. Wilson Cnopany
Windmill Books, Inc.
Young Scott Books

Cataloging Service, Bulletin 101 / November 1971


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On December 1, 1968, the Library of Congress initiated, the "7 series"
of catalog card numbers to provide an error-detecting method for the card dis-
tribution service and for automated systems of bibliographic control in other
libraries. In the 7 series, the second. digit in the catalog card. number is a
check digit which, when read. by the optical character recognition equipment
employed in Phase I of the Card. Division Mechanization Project, provided a
means for automatic detection of virtually all errors in transcribing the num-
ber. Technical information about the 7-series card numbers and. the calculation
of the check digits was published in Cataloging Service, Bulletin 85 (October
1968). Experienced gained since December 1968, however, has shown that the
disadvantages of the check digit in LC catalog card numbers outweigh its advan-
tages. Therefore, the Library of Congress will discontinue the use of a check
digit in all catalog card. numbers as early as possible in 1972.

All card numbers assigned in 1972 will be unchanged in format, that
is, they will begin with a two-digit number--72--followed by a dash and a
serial number of up to six digits. Previously used. 7-series card numbers
which incorporated the number 2 as a check digit will remain valid and will
not be duplicated by numbers assigned in 1972 and succeeding years. Elimina-
tion of the check digit will have no effect on most libraries ordering LC
printed catalog cards and should involve only a minor program adjustment for
those libraries utilizing an automated system of bibliographic control.

Preassigned Numbers. Library of Congress catalog card numbers will
be preassigned to publishers, following the procedures now in effect.

MARC Distribution Service. Entries on MARC tapes will continue to
appear in strict numeric sequence, with card. numbers carrying the number "2"
as the check digit interfiled with other 72-series numbers. The validation

All subscribers to the Library of Congress catalog card service receive Cataloging Serv-
ice automatically. Nonsubscribers and subscribers who need additional copies may ad-
dress their requests to the Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy
Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541. There is no charge for subscriptions to Catalog-
ing Service. Library of Congress Catalog Number 49-238


routine for calculating the check digit will be eliminated from computer
programs used at the Library of Congress.

PL-480 Numbers. As previously, catalog card numbers assigned
to PL-480 materials will be distinguished by a 9 immediately following
the dash in the card number. Specific PL-480 areas of coverage will be
indicated by numbers assigned from the following blocks; in every case
these are the numerals following the dash and they will not duplicate
any previously used catalog card number which incorporated the check
digit 2:

900,000 939,999 India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Nepal
940,000 949,999 Indonesia
950,000 959,999 Israel
960,000 969,999 Arab Republic of Egypt
970,000 979,999 Yugoslavia

Numbers fran 980,000 to 999,999 are reserved for possible new PL-480
program areas.

For those libraries which use only the last six digits of the
catalog card number for arrangement of PL-480 materials, it will be
necessary in the future to take account of the second digit preceding
the dash. A computer printout of PL-480 catalog card numbers incor-
porating the check digit 2 will be available upon request from the
Overseas Operations Division.

International Standard Numbering Schemes. The Library of
Congress is studying the possibility of eventually replacing the LC
catalog card number with an international standard number. However,
the many and complex problems connected with this effort involve not
only the International Standard Book Number and the International
Standard Serial Number but also the proposed standard numbering scheme
for music and development of a numbering scheme for nonbook materials.
It is impossible, at this time, to predict when all of the problems
of international numbering schemes that affect the card distribution
service can be solved. The Library of Congress will continue its
efforts to find solutions and to cooperate with the work of those
organizations dedicated to the establishment and implementation of
international numbering schemes.

Cataloging Service, Bulletin 102 / January 1972

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