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March 3, 1972
RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY NCLIS
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science, at its meeting at the Library of Con-
gress February 17 and 18 (see LC Information
Bulletin of February 25), passed three resolutions
dealing with library funding, priority in planning, and
the need for financial support of information re-
sources in Government programs. The planning effort
is so important, NCOLIS members believe, that they
will use the resolution just passed as a guidepost for
their next meeting in April.
The resolutions are:
Resolved, that the National Commission on Libraries and
Information Science should give first priority in its planning
effort to providing new and improved services that will be
helpful to all libraries in the country and their users, at every
level of society.
Resolved, that the need for appropriate documentation,
bibliographical, and other information resources should be
recognized in federal programs, and that provision for the
financial support of these functions be included in executive
orders and other implementing directives.
The National Commission on Libraries and Information
Science believes that national equality of access to informa-
tion is as important as equality in education.
The Commission has considered the implications of recent
court decisions, in California and elsewhere, holding that the
local property tax is not the proper base for public school
The Commission believes that the same principle of equal-
ity in educational opportunity must be applied to the
nation's public libraries and other publicly supported infor-
mation facilities, whose resources and services are a vital part
of the continuing educational process.
If, as is possible under various legal challenges to the
system, the current method of funding public schools is
changed, library funding must change, too. It would be unfair
to have schools operating on a broad tax base, and libraries
under a more restrictive one.
The Commission calls upon public libraries and publicly
supported information facilities across America to watch
these developments closely and to be sure that the target of
national equality of access to information for all citizens is a
priority, not an afterthought.
N DAY AT COPYRIGHT OFFICE
On February 15, Public Law 92-140 became fully
effective, making it possible for the first time to reg-
ister claims to U.S. copyright in sound recordings.
These registrations are to be made on the newly
created Form N.
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News in the Library World . ... 95-96
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Appendix-Preservation Supplement 72-1 A-35
On Wednesday morning, February 16, Harold
(Bob) Roberts made the first registration of a claim
to copyright in a sound recording when he deposited
two copies of a recorded educational narration, in the
form of cassettes, entitled "Color Photo Processing
Cassette E-4." This work, by Mr. Roberts and his
wife, Mrs. Dorathy Roberts, was recorded on Febru-
ary 15, and copies were made and published the same
day, before Mr. Roberts came to the Copyright Office
from his home in Los Angeles, Calif., to make the
This registration and the many that will follow are
made possible by one of the most important changes
in U.S. copyright law in more than half a century.
This amendment to the copyright statute of 1909
(Title 17 of the U.S. Code) permits for the first time
copyright for sound recordings, by protecting them in
certain circumstances against unauthorized duplica-
tion. The amendment, Public Law 92-140, specifies
that this statutory protection extends only to record-
ings fixed and first published on or after February 15,
1972, and provides that the copyright is secured by
publishing copies of the recording with a copyright
notice consisting of the symbol (E) (the letter P in a
circle), the year date of first publication of the sound
recording, and the name of the owner of the copy-
right in the sound recording. Example: () 1972
Doe Records, Inc. The law also calls for registration
in the Copyright Office promptly after publication.
While Public Law 92-140 specifies that it is not to
be construed as affecting rights with respect to sound
recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, and while
musical, dramatic, and literary works are protected,
under certain wmditlma. against unauthorized ue in
sound recordings, this new enactment provides the
first Federal copyright protection for recordings as
such and. the first substantial addition to the statu-
tory categories of copyrightable material since the act
Mrs. Dorothy P. Keziah (left). Head of the Music Section of
the Examining Division, and Marybeth Peters, Senior Exam-
iner, discuss an early problem concerning registration for
It is also expected that registrations under this
amendment will greatly enrich the collections of the
Library of Congress by broadening both the quantity
and scope of its collections of sound recordings.
Form N and additional information regarding the
registration for copyright of sound recordings may be
obtained by writing to the Register of Copyrights,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
DBPH NEWSLETTER INAUGURATED
The Library's Division for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped has started publication of a bimonthly
newsletter for blind and physically handicapped read-
ers in the District of Columbia who are served by a
unit of DBPH.
March 3, 1972
Copies of the first issue of the eight-page print
edition, for January-February 1972, were mailed the
first week in February to about 1,500 readers or users
of DBPH materials; to 78 hospital, institution, and
other libraries, including the District of Columbia
Main Public Library and its 20 branches; to 300 D.C.
public school libraries; and to the 49 other regional
libraries that cooperate with DBPH to serve blind and
handicapped readers throughout the country.
Print editions of the newsletter are in large type, to
meet standards for reading materials established by
the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serv-
ing the Blind and Visually Handicapped. The news-
letter also will be made available in braille and on
tape cassette for those readers who prefer it in these
forms. Requests for 40 copies of the braille edition
have already been received and 10 for the cassette
The D.C. regional library unit of the National Col-
lections Section, DBPH, serves eligible readers in the
Nation's capital who cannot read conventional print
materials directly and serves them indirectly through
cooperative arrangements with public and institu-
tional libraries and other organizations for the distri-
bution of braille, talking books, talking book
machines, and other materials.
HOLMES HONORED ON RETIREMENT
Over 100 friends and colleagues of Oliver W.
Holmes gathered at the Cosmos Club on Tuesday,
February 22, to honor him on the occasion of his
retirement as Executive Director of the National His-
torical Publications Commission. The evening was the
work of a Committee of Five-Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.,
Librarian of the American Philosophical Society,
Julian P. Boyd, Editor of The Papers of Thomas Jef-
ferson, Lyman H. Butterfield, Editor of The Adams
Papers. James B. Rhoads, Archivist of the United
States, and Fred Shelley of the Commission-who had
been working in secret on Operation Stagecoach, a
name given to the preparations that reflected Mr.
Holmes' interest in early stagecoach history.
Former and present members of the Commission,
Senator Claiborne Pell, Congressman John Brademas,
Mr. Boyd, Mr. Bell, Mr. Rhoads, the Commission
Chairman, and Mr. Butterfield, joined in a series of
wise and witty tributes to Mr. Holmes, who retired at
the end of February from the Commission, of which
he has been Executive Director since December 1,
1961, when he succeeded the late Philip M. Hamer,
and from the National Archives, which he has served
since June 1, 1936. After the presentation of memen-
tos especially appropriate for this historian of the
stagecoach-an 1842 receipt for three passages from
Wheeling to Frederick and a belt buckle worn by a
Wells Fargo driver-Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court William J. Brennan, a member of the Commis-
sion, gave Mr. Holmes the work that had occupied
most of the attention of the committee and that
represented the best wishes of over 160 friends: Shall
Stagecoaches Carry the Mail? An Essay by Oliver W.
Holmes With A Supplement of Documentary
Accounts of Travel in America and Abroad in the
Stagecoach Era, Furnished by Various Hands. The
Whole Constituting a Tribute from his Friends to the
Executive Director of the National Historical Publica-
tions Commission Upon the Occasion of his Retire-
ment. The handsome keepsake, designed by P. J.
Conkwright and printed by the Princeton University
Press, includes in addition to the Holmes essay a
"Salute to Oliver W. Holmes" by Julian Boyd, 14
tales of travel from the letters and journals of George
Washington, Henry Laurens, Daniel Webster, and
other famous Americans, and a list, as of September
1971, of documentary works planned, completed,
and in progress in association with the NHPC.
POETRY READING SET FOR MARCH 13
Library staff members, their families, and friends
are invited to hear David Ray and Robert Watson
read and discuss their poems on Monday, March 13,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium; the pro-
gram is presented under the auspices of the Gertrude
Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund. Moder-
ating the discussion will be Josephine Jacobsen, the
Library's Consultant in Poetry for 1971-72 and
1972-73. No tickets are required.
David Ray, poet, teacher, and editor, was born in
Sapulpa, Okla., in 1932. He was educated at the Uni-
versity of Chicago where he received a B.A. degree in
1952, and an M.A. degree in 1957. Since 1957, Mr.
Ray has taught at a number of colleges and univer-
sities including Cornell University, Reed College, and
the University of Iowa. He was editor of the Chicago
Review in 1956-57, and associate editor of Epoch
from 1960 to 1964. Among the awards he has re-
ceived are The New Republic Young Writers Award in
1958, and the Woursell Foundation Fellowship (Uni-
versity of Vienna) in 1966. His books of poetry are
X-Rays: A Book of Poems (1965), and Dragging the
LC Information Bulletin
Main (1968); he has edited The Chicago Review
Anthology (1959) From the Hungarian Revolution:
A Collection of Poems (1966), and, with Robert Bly,
A Poetry Reading Against the Vietnam War (1966).
Mr. Ray's work has also appeared in numerous peri-
odicals and anthologies.
Robert Watson, whose writing includes poetry, fic-
tion, and drama, was born in Passaic, N.J., in 1925.
He was educated at Williams College (B.A., 1946),
Johns Hopkins University (MA., 1950, and Ph.D.,
1955), and the University of Zurich. Since 1965, he
has been professor of English at the University of
North Carolina in Greensboro, except for a term in
1968-69 as visiting poet at San Fernando Valley State
College in California. He has traveled in France,
Spain, Italy, England, and Switzerland. In 1959, he
received an American Scholar Poetry Prize. Among
his books of poetry are A Paper Horse, (1962),
Advantages of Dark (1966), and Christmas in Las
Vegas (1971). A novel, Three Sides of the Mirror, was
published in 1966, and Mr. Watson's work has
appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals.
Tape recordings of this and other programs in the
Library's literary series are made available by the
Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund
for delayed broadcast on radio stations in other cities
through the National Public Radio, Scheduled Tapes
Division. In Washington, D.C., programs are presented
in delayed broadcasts by radio station WGMS-FM.
SEMETANA TRIO TO PERFORM
On Friday evening, March 10, the Elizabeth Spra-
gue Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress
will sponsor a concert of instrumental chamber music
by the Semetana Trio. This ensemble (Vaclav Snitil,
violin; Stanislav Apolin, violoncello; and Josef Hala,
piano) was founded in 1967 and is making its first
North American tour during the 1971-72 concert
season. Their program will include: Trio in D major,
Op. 70, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Bergerettes
by Bohuslav Martinii and Trio in E minor, Op. 90 by
This concert will begin promptly at 8:30 pm. 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 Pat-
rick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 am.,
Monday, March 6. A service charge of 25 cents is
placed on each ticket, and only two tickets are dis-
tributed to an individual. Telephone reservations may
be made on Monday morning by calling 393-4463.
Mail orders are not accepted.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and
Brunei, Cumulative List of Indonesian Serials, 1964 -
June, 1971. February 1972. (pp. 1-192.) Continuing
subscriptions free to libraries upon request to the
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, American
Embassy, APO San Francisco 96356.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 22,
Part 1, No. 2, Section 1: Books and Pamphlets In-
cluding Serials and Contributions to Periodicals. Cur-
rent and Renewal Registrations. July-December 1968.
(ix, pp. 1611-2848.) Section 2: Books and Pamphlets
Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals.
Title Index. July-December 1968. (pp. 2849-3100.)
1971. For sale by the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, at $7.50 an issue (in two sections) or $15 a
year, domestic, and $18.75, foreign.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 1st Session. Final issue, Part 2, 1971.
(Various pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents at $19.50 per set of two volumes, or by
subscription at $50 a session of Congress, domestic,
and $62.50 a session, foreign. [The publication of
Part 1 was announced in last week's LC Information
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 2, February 1972. (pp. 75-151.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at 45 cents this issue
or $6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year, foreign.
New Microfilm Publication. The Library of Con-
gress has made available on microfilm the file of the
Soviet index to periodical literature, Letopis'zhurnal'
nykh state, from its beginning in 1926 through 1968.
The film, which was prepared by the Library's Photo-
duplication Service, is a companion project to the
completed filming of Knizhnaia letopis'. Scattered
issues are missing from the early file of the new
The price for a positive microfilm copy, including
postage is $1,100 for 75 reels covering the years
March 3, 1972
1926-1963 and $605 for 28 reels for the years
1964-68. Orders or inquiries should be addressed to
Department C-50, Photoduplication Service, Library
of Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540.
Leonard N. Beck was presented a 30-year Federal
Service Award pin by Paul L. Berry, Director of the
Reference Department, in the Director's office on
February 17. Mr. Beck, Assistant Head of the Arms
Control and Disarmament Bibliography Section of
the General Reference and Bibliography Division
since November 1969, has been on the Library staff
A native of New York City, Mr. Beck received an
M.A. in European history from New York University
in 1935. He did further graduate work at Columbia
University and studied library science at Catholic Uni-
versity. His wartime military service was with the
Military Intelligence Division and Military History
Section in the European Theater of Operations.'Mr.
Beck was with the Office of Strategic Services and the
Department of Commerce before coming to the Li-
brary in October 1964. Since then he has been em-
ployed by the former Aeronautics, Air Studies, and
Air Information Divisions, and the Aerospace Tech-
nology Division, where he was head of the Special
Activities Section. In 1954, Mr. Beck prepared for
congressional use a report on Tensions within the
Captive Countries: Poland and in 1967 contributed
the sections on space science to a study of Soviet
space programs, requested by the Senate Committee
on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. His other publi-
cations in the Soviet area include studies of military
doctrine, publications activity, and information prob-
lems. Mr. Beck has also published scholarly notes on
Rousseau and Franklin and a series of articles in a
light vein on some great gourmets of history.
Mrs. Evelyn A. Kidwell, Registration Numbering
Clerk in the Fiscal Control Section of the Copyright
Office Service Division, was presented a 25-year Fed-
eral Service Award pin on January 19 by Cicily P.
Osteen, Chief of the Service Division. Mrs. Kidwell's
Federal service has all been in the Copyright Office.
She came to the Copyright Office on December 16,
1944, as a Mail Clerk in the Materials Control Sec-
tion. From May to October 1953 and from November
1956 to July 1958, Mrs. Kidwell left Library service
to devote full time to her family. Upon returning to
the Library, she again held positions in the Materials
Control Section and Records Section, and was later
promoted to her position in the Fiscal Control
Meritorious Service Awards
At ceremonies held in the Librarian's Office on
February 16, John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of
Congress, presented Meritorious Service Awards to
two staff members.
Oxana Horodecka, Cataloger in the Descriptive Cat-
aloging Division, received a Meritorious Service
Award for suggesting the formation of a professional
organization which "would enable ... employees to
get together, communicate, explore ideas, discuss
problems, suggest innovations, and get to know how
we as a group interrelate within the institutional com-
plex." Miss Horodecks's idea resulted in the Library
of Congress Professional Association, which first met
in the Coolidge Auditorium on November 12, 1969.
Mr. Lorenz noted how "the regular, well-attended
meetings that have since been held, [and] the issu-
ance of the Newsletter, attest to the success of the
Association .. ."
Miss Horodecka receiving her Meritorious Service Award
from Mr. Lorenz.
Alexander Logan, Supervisory Library Technician
in the Card Division, was presented a Meritorious Ser-
vice Award and a cash award of $150 for his "signif-
icant contribution in assuming the leadership of the
Stock Maintenance Group during the period between
March 8, 1971 and May 21, 1971, when the super-
LC Information Bulletin
visor was ill." Mr. Logan was also responsible for the
"successfully supervised Project No. 70 involving the
moving, condensing and removing of card stock and
trays" in his unit of the Card Division. The move was
completed in 14 weeks rather than the estimated 20
weeks, because, in part, of Mr. Logan's effective
motivation of the staff.
Mr. Logan receiving his Meritorious Service Award and cash
award from Mr. Lorenz.
At the same ceremonies, Mr. Lorenz presented
Incentive Awards to several staff members.
Mrs. Marian J. Lager, Mail Analysis and Routing
Unit in the Central Services Division, was granted an
Incentive Award plus a $175 cash award for her
"superior performance of duties during the past year"
despite manpower shortages and unusually heavy
demands. She carried out the administrative functions
of the Unit with "maximum efficiency and economy,
displaying unusual competence and knowledge in
operations, procedures, and supervision." Mrs. Lager
never allowed a backlog to occur even though the
Unit lost 600 manhours during the fiscal year.
Mrs. Gladys E. Lewis, Mail Analysis and Routing
Unit in the Central Services Division, was presented
with an Incentive Award and a $150 cash award in
recognition for her "superior job performance during
the past year and particularly during the 1970 Christ-
mas holiday season when the Mail Analysis and Rout-
ing Unit was without the services of one of the two
authorized Mail Analysis Clerks." Mrs. Lewis "carried
out the unusually heavy and very demanding duties
... and not without some personal sacrifices from
Mrs. Ida F. Wilson, Chief of the Central Services
Division, received an Incentive Award plus a cash
award in the amount of $350 in recognition for her
"superior job performance during [her] tenure as
Chief of the Central Services Division." Mrs. Wilson
was also cited for exercisingn] her managerial
responsibilities and carrying] out the administration
of the Library's program of central services and
paperwork management activities with exceptional
efficiency and economy."
Attending the Incentive Award cere-
monies for the Central Services Divi-
sion are, from left to right, Arthur
Yabroff, Assistant Director for Man-
agement Services, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs.
Wilson, Mrs. Lager, and F. E. Crox-
ton, Director of the Administrative
March 3, 1972
Mrs. Irene M. Rogers, Supervisor of the Invoice
Unit in the Order Division. was granted an Incentive
Award plus $200 cash award for her "unusual quality
of work, exceptional high quality, [and her] adapt-
ability in meeting new and challenging circumstances
in the Invoice Unit of the Order Division." During
fiscal 1968, 1969, and 1970, the Invoice Unit staff
increased by only 10 percent while experiencing an
approximate 32 percent average annual increase in
invoices processed and a 51 percent average annual
increase in amounts paid.
Mr. Rogers accepting her A ward from Mr. Lorenz.
Appointments: Bernadette K. Ahern, correspondence
clerk, GS-3, Cop Exam, OP200-2; Barbara G. Davis, clerk-
typist, GS-2, GRAB, PA2414; James H. Duckworth, account-
ing clrk GS-4, Cop Serv, PA2555; James D. Fann, mail
clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200-9; Jesse Golphin, Jr., library
technician, GS-5, Cat Publ, OP500-28; Michael P. Kling,
motion picture technician, GS-7, P&P, PB2474; Lynn M.
Mittetbronn, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200-2; Donald
R. Simpson, file clerk, GS-3, CS, OP100-7.
Temporary Appointments: Richard P. Can, bill digester
and reference assistant, GS-7, CRS-A, PA2487; Richard A.
Meyer, social science analyst. GS-5, CRS-GGR, PA2518; Viki
Milton, typist-searcher, GS-4, Hisp, NP; Bobby Reed, social
science analyst, GS-7, CRS-GGR, PA2518; Susan S. Roach,
technical information specialist, GS-6, LL AB, PA2392;
Richard G. Tryon, analyst in American national government
and public administration, GS-9, CRS-GGR, PA2510.
Reappointments: Alice M. Carr, clerk-typist, GS-4, Cop
Serv, PA2424; John C. Hinman, library technician, GS-5,
E&G, PA2450; Christopher J. Jacklin, deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, PA2443, Michael E. Smith, deck attendant. GS-3, S&R,
Promotions: Helen R. Balys. to supervisor preassigned
numbers unit, GS-10, Card, PA2483; Inez G. Bell, to whole-
sale orders clerk, GS-4, Card, PC2384; Rudolph Davis, to
supervisory supply clerk, GS-5, CS, PA2530; Theodore S.
Hatcher, to reviser, GS-9, Desc Cat, PC2398; Gloria A. Lewis,
to wholesale orders clerk, GS-4, Card, PC2384; Evelyn M.
McGowan, to wholesale orders clerk, GS-4, Card, PC2384;
Lola Pickering, to reviser, GS-9, Desc Cat, PC2398; John R.
Saunders, to library technician, GS-9, Card, PC2386; Julia F.
Thomas, to administrative secretary, GS-7, Hisp, PB2550.
Temporary Promotion: Barbara R. Noe, to secretary, GS-7,
Transfers: John H. Boldin, Card, to loan reference assist-
ant, GS-7, Loan, PA2545; Bernice Cook, Cat Mgt, to library
technician, GS-4, MARC Ed, PA2436; Betty J. Hartgrove,
GR&B, to editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS-GGR, PA2493;
Kathryn Morgan. Subj Cat, to copyright editor, GS-7, Cop
Cat, PA2502; Harry A. Sullivan, Place, to production assist-
ant arranger, Cat Publ, GS-3, OP500-9.
Reignations: Elizabeth B. Donaho, CRS-A; Gail M.
Findley, CRS-D; George Kane, Cop Cat; Humphrey Neal,
DBPH; Robert M. Smith, S&R; Stephen Zito, P&P.
John P. Hardt, Senior Specialist in Soviet Econom-
ics in CRS, participated in a lecture tour under
Department of State sponsorship from December 27
to January 31. Mr. Hardt lectured in Turkey, Afghan-
istan, and Pakistan on the international aspects of the
New Economic Policy, comparative Soviet-United
States economic policy, and a wide range of other
topics. The distinguished scientist tours are con-
ducted by the U.S. Information Service, which
arranges lectures and seminars at universities, discus-
sions with local and foreign business groups, and
Highlights of Mr. Hardt's trip included a television
interview with Kemal Afgar-a leading figure in the
Pakistan Peoples Party-, a lengthy seminar published
in the Turkish newspaper Milliyet, and lectures at
the Middle East Technical Institute of Ankara on
comparative energy policy and comparative Soviet-
American economic policy. A two-day workshop on
productivity with the Pakistan Management Associa-
tion, immediately following the nationalization of the
management 9f many industries, was perhaps the
most informative session for both Mr. Hardt and the
John B. Kuiper, Head of the Motion Picture Sec-
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tion of the Prints and Photographs Division, was a
lecturer at the George Washington University seminar
on the American Cinema on February 17. Mr. Kuiper
outlined the activities of the Library's motion picture
program and discussed the use of motion pictures as a
Elmer Shaw, an Analyst in Environmental Policy
for the Congressional Research Service, conducted a
workshop in creative writing for the National Cathe-
dral School in Washington on February 23. He also
presented a slide-tape program entitled, "A Writer
Looks at the Environment."
John A. Wolter, Assistant Chief of the Geography
and Map Division, has been elected 1973 Annual
Meeting Chairman by the Middle Atlantic Division of
the Association of American Geographers.
The LC Professional Association will present Larry
Molumby, Director of Community Relations for the
D.C. Public Library, on March 8, at noon in the Whit-
tall Pavilion. Drawing upon his experiences at the
D.C. Public Library, Mr. Molumby will discuss the
problem of adjustment to change in large institutions.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile Unit will
visit the Library, Main Building, Room G-147, on
Thursday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Staff
members wishing to donate blood should register
with keyworkers in their respective division.
In accordance with LCR 2015-17.4, all blood
donors may be granted, if approved by their super-
visors, a maximum of four hours excused absence,
which includes the actual time spent giving blood and
a rest and recuperative period immediately following.
Any questions concerning the program should be
directed to Marjorie Brothers, ext. 6053.
Mr. and Mrs. Percell Arrington are the parents of a
son, Percell Arrington, II, born on Friday, February
23, at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mr.
Arrington is a Library Technician in the Serial pivi-
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Golliver are the parents of a
son, Geoffrey Martin, born on February 15 at Alex-
andria Hospital. Mr. Golliver is a Library Technician
in the Processing Section of the Geography and Map
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Lewis are the parents of a
son, Christopher Wayne, born on February 11 at Fair-
fax Hospital. Mrs. Lewis is Administrative Secretary
of the Geography and Map Division.
LC HEADINGS SPARK CONTROVERSY
Do subject headings reflect the prejudices of cata-
logers or of the literature the catalog represents? The
library world has now heard two views.
Sanford Berman's Prejudices and Antipathies (see
LC Information Bulletin, December 30) is highly crit-
ical of certain subject headings used by the Library of
Congress. He continued the attack in the article
"Children, 'Idiots,' the 'Underground,' and Others,"
based on his book and published in the December 15,
1971 issue of School Library Journal (pp. 4162-67).
The February 15 issue of Library Journal carries a
review article, "Politics and Romance in Subject Cata-
loging," by Seymour Lubetzky (pp. 658-9), which
presents an opposing view. Mr. Lubetzky, Professor
Emeritus of the School of Library Service, University
of California at Los Angeles, is a former Library of
Congress Consultant on Bibliographic and Cataloging
NEW REFERENCE BOOKS
Jacques Barzun and Wendell Taylor have put to-
gether A Catalogue of Crime (New York, Harper &
Row, 1971. 831 p. Z5917.D5B37 1971) designed to
titillate mystery buffs, critics, and just plain readers.
The 3,476 entries, each with a brief but informative
annotation, cover some 7,500 mystery novels, short
stories, collections, and works of criticism, ghost
stories, true crime stories, works on espionage and
cryptography, and "the literature of Sherlock
Holmes." A 100-page index includes authors, titles,
and settings, though not detectives or themes. A brief
prefatory section supplies the origin of such terms as
"whodunit" and "G-men." Biographical sketches are
included for many authors, and variant editions are
noted. A Catalog of Crime now skulks in the Main
Reading Room reference collection, between-
appropriately enough-the Checklist of Fantastic
Literature and Who Done It?
Another recent addition to the Main Reading
Room is A Bibliography of Novels Related to Ameri-
can Frontier and Colonial History, compiled by Jack
Van Derhoof (Troy, N.Y., Whitston, 1971. 501 p.
Z1231.F4V3). The author-title list includes a brief
phrase describing each item and cites over 6,000
novels and early juvenile fiction relating to colonial
times and the "transition from savagery to civiliza-
tion." [Pam Wood]
The recently published Encyclopedia of Informa-
March 3, 1972
tion Systems and Services (Edwards Brothers. Ann
Arbor, Mich., 1971. $67.50 AG521 .K78) is a compre-
hensive directory-guide including among its many fea-
tures computerized information services likely to
have far-reaching effects on books, libraries, and the
information industry in general. The emphasis of this
publication is on applications of new technologies
(information science, data processing), new storage
media (computer tape, microfilm), and new reference
services (SDI, networks, data collection, and anal-
ysis). The 1,109-page volume represents the research
effort of Anthony T. Kruzas, Professor of Library
Science at the University of Michigan.
The work is a compendium which brings together
in one source a body of vital information on many
information groups and activities in the United States
and Canada. It contains full-page descriptions of ser-
vices offered by professional associations and private
business and industry.
The subject index contains more than 4,000
specific topics in science and technology, medicine,
education, social sciences, and the humanities. Eleven
other indexes and an acronyms dictionary provide
multi-purpose access to corporate and personal
names, sponsors, serial publications, acronyms, and
groups of specialized services such as micrographics,
computerization, SDI, networks, and data analysis
centers. This is an invaluable reference tool for all
those interested in new developments in library auto-
mation and information retrieval.
The Encyclopedia is available from the Library's
general collections. [Paul Vassallo]
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
FLC Discusses Duplication of Surveys
The Federal Library Committee, at a meeting on
February 23, reviewed the various surveys that have
been directed in recent months to the Federal library
community. Some have been initiated by the FLC,
some by agencies outside of FLC, and others by the
FLC members expressed concern about possible
duplication of effort, the time involved in responding
to some of the requests for information, and the lack
of use, in some instances, of the collected data. The
Committee hopes that, if survey plans are made avail-
able to the FLC Executive Secretary and the FLC
Statistical Subcommittee for review at the beginning
stage, data-gathering efforts could be coordinated and
repetitive questionnaires and directories can be
avoided. Frank L. Schick, Chief, Library ServicC',
Branch, National Center for Educational Statistics
(NCES), U.S. Olfice of Education. spoke on the func-
tions and program of the NCES, which as one of the
major Federal statistical centers, gathers, analyzes,
and disseminates educational information, including
data on all types of libraries. The Center, which pub-
lishes studies that provide data to assist decision-
makers in forming sound educational policies, has
combined related surveys to avoid overlapping of
data. Mr. Schick described in some detail surveys cur-
rently underway and the plans for utilizing the data.
CLR Publishes 15th Annual Report
The 15th Annual Report of the Council on Library
Resources (CLR) provides a summary of the Coun-
cil's grant expenditures for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1971. The 48-page report describes some 60 new
and continuing programs which received more than
$1.9 million in aid from the Council.
An introduction by Fred C. Cole, CLR President, a
list of the members of the Council and the Board of
Directors, and the Council's financial statements are
contained in the report.
Among projects reported on is the Council's grant
to the Association of Research Libraries to establish
the Office of University Library Management Studies,
a grant for model research and development by the
Joint University Libraries in Nashville, Tenn., and a
joint grant with the National Endowment for the
Humanities to the Library of Congress to support a
Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program.
Council-supported automation projects, college
library programs, and projects in preservation of li-
brary materials and microfilm are also described.
The CLR is an independent non-profit organization
funded by the Ford Foundation, upon whose initia-
tive it was established in 1956.
Copies of the report are available upon request
from CLR, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Wisconsin Library School Issues Publication
Assistance to Libraries in DevelopinR Nations:
Papers on Comparative Studies is the third publica-
tion of the Library School of the University of Wis-
consin (600 North Park St., Madison, Wisc., 53706,
$3). The first volume in the series (1967, $2) dealt
with the impact of the Public Law 480 Program and
the second (1971, $3) with reading guidance and
bibliotherapy in public, hospital, and institutional
LC Information Bulletin
The present compilation, edited like the first by
William L. Williamson, presents papers given at a con-
ference in Madison ir May 1971. Some of the papers,
covering methods and evidence in comparative
studies, social change and library development, and
cross-cultural aspects of assistance to developing
countries, are of a general character. Others discuss
Latin America and West Africa. The concluding paper
compares librarianship in France and the United
States with the resulting implications for emerging
nations. A number of the contributions have useful
N.Y. Public Library Announces Personnel Changes
The New York Public library (NYPL) has an-
nounced several changes in leadership posts, due to
promotions and retirements.
Donald Walker has been promoted to Chief of
NYPL's General Library of the Performing Arts. As
Principal Librarian, he will coordinate the four special
circulating collections-dance, music, drama, and
records-housed in the General Library, and plan
tours, programs, and new services. Mr. Walker for-
merly served as Dance Specialist and Assistant Coor-
dinator of the General Library.
Lillian Lopez, Director of NYPL's South Bronx
Project, has been selected to fill the newly-created
post of Coordinator of Special Services. She will be in
charge of supervising and implementing Federal funds
grants by the 1965 Library Services and Construction
Esther Tepper will take over as Principal Librarian
for the Science Department of the Mid-Manhattan
Library, replacing Moritia-Leah Frederick, who re-
tired February 29. Since she joined NYPL in 1950,
Mrs. Tepper has been supervising Librarian of the
Bronx Reference Center, Chief of the Book Ordering
Office, and Supervising librarian of Mid-Manhattan's
Walter Roziewski has been appointed Manhattan
Borough Coordinator, replacing Casindania Eaton,
who will retire March 17 from a 31-year career with
NYPL. Mr. Roziewski has been Assistant Coordinator
for the past nine years and previously served in
several branches and the Film Library. He will be in
charge of staff selection, policy planning, and general
supervision of the 38 Manhattan branches, with the
exception of Mid-Manhattan and the Library and
Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Fellowships for Minority Group Members Available
The University of Maryland School of Library and
Information Services is offering fellowships to minor-
ity group members to attend the sixth annual Library
Administrators Development Program July 16-28.
The fellowships are being made possible by an $8,000
grant from the Office of Education, Leadership Train-
Under the terms of the grant, up to 16 individuals
who are members of such minority groups as Negroes,
American Indians, Spanish-surnamed Americans, and
Orientals (or other minority groups identified in the
formal application) will be selected as recipients of
full fellowships which will cover costs of attendance
at the program. Applicants will be selected on the
basis of their promise for assuming leadership roles in
librarianship in public, academic, special, and school
The Library Administrators Developement Program
will be held at the University of Maryland's Donald-
son Brown Center, Port Deposit, Md.
Further information and applications are available
from Mrs. Effie T. Knight, Administrative Assistant,
Library Administrators Development Program,
School of Library and Information Services, Univer-
sity of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742.
Indiana State to Sponsor Library Institute
The Indiana State University Department of Li-
brary Science will hold its fourth annual Library
Science Institute in Terre Haute on April 27-29.
Theme of the meeting will be "Library Management:
Registration and information is available from the
Institute, Department of Library Science, Indiana
State University, Terre Haute, Ind. 47809.
SAA Will Hold 1972 Convention in Ohio
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) will
hold its annual national convention from October 31
to November 3 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 700
registrants are expected to attend from historical
societies, colleges and universities, public and special
libraries, and archives of the United States and
Canada. Interested non-SAA members are encouraged
Copies of the printed program are available from
David R. Larson, SAA Local Arrangements Chairman,
Ohio Historical Society, 1-71 and 17th Ave., Colum-
bus, Ohio 43211.
Vol. 31, No. 9
March 3, 1972
PRESERVATION SUPPLEMENT 72-1
An informal meeting of persons concerned with the
conservation of artifacts on paper was held January
25 in the Paper Laboratory of the Metropolitan Mu-
seum of Art, New York City. Mrs. Marilyn Weidner
presided over the meeting, sponsored jointly by the
Paper Research Group of the International Institute
for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works,
American Group (IIC-AG) and the Smithsonian Insti-
The assembled paper conservators reviewed the
Seminar on Paper Conservation held last October at
the Institute of Paper Chemistry (IPC) in Appleton,
Wis., and explored ways of evaluating and improving
similar meetings in the future. They also discussed in
depth topics covered in the Appleton seminar, among
them bleaching methods employing alkaline and
acidic compounds, handling techniques and safety
considerations in the use of bleaching agents, and
problems associated with the removal of bleaching
residues. Additional discussions centered around
present-day paper deacidification methods, and the
effects of acidity on the life of paper.
A continuation of the New York discussions, to be
held May 30-31 at the Philosophical Hall, Philadel-
phia, will cover the advantages and disadvantages of
paper deacidification procedures, inlay techniques
used in paper repair, plus presentation of an outline
of the preservation program in operation at the Li-
brary of Congress. The Philadelphia meeting precedes
the annual IIC-AG meeting, set for June 1 in Winter-
John Williams, Research Officer, and Peter Waters,
Restoration Officer, both of the Library's Preserva-
tion Office, attended the New York meeting.
The Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wis.,
has developed a series of courses and seminars as part
of a program of continuing education for companies
who are members of the Institute, and for those per-
sons with related interests. These courses cover a
variety of topics of interest not only to paper manu-
facturers, but also to persons involved in conserva-
The continuing education program offered by IPC
begins in April and continues through mid-November,
with the seminars ranging in length from three to 18
days. Course titles and dates of particular interest to
library materials conservators include
"Analysis of Specks and Deposits," on April 11-13;
"Ninth Paper Evaluation Course," on April 24-28;
"Twenty-eighth Fiber Microscopy Course," on July
10-21; "Selected Topics in Surface Chemistry," on
September 11-15; and "Paper and Fiber Physics," on
For further information and a complete description
of these and other courses in the IPC continuing edu-
cation series, interested persons should address
inquiries to T. A. Howells, Director of Continuing
Education, The Institute of Paper Chemistry, Apple-
ton, Wis. 54911, tel. (414) 734-9251.
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