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Vol. 31, No. 32

August 11, 1972

The President on July 10 signed Public Law 92-342
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for
fiscal year 1973. Included is a direct appropriation of
$78,291,450 to the Library of Congress.
An appropriation of $36,170,000 for Library of
Congress Salaries and Expenses was made. This
amount will allow for 32 additional positions in the
Administrative, Processing, and Reference Depart-
ments, and the Law Library.
For Salaries and Expenses, Copyright Office,
$5,041,000 was appropriated, which will provide for
18 new positions to operate the new registration
system for sound recordings pursuant to P.L. 92-140.
For Salaries and Expenses, Congressional Research
Service, an appropriation of $9,155,000 was made, an
increase of $1,989,000 over fiscal 1972 appropria-
tions. This increase will provide for 86 new positions
and for the establishment of an information center in
the Senate Office Building.
An appropriation of $10,275,000 for the distribu-
tion of catalog cards was approved.
An appropriation of $1,118,650 for Books for the
General Collections was made. A total of $181,500
was appropriated for Books for the Law Library.
For the National Program for Books for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, an appropriation of
$8,892,000 was made. This is an increase of
$337,000 over fiscal 1972 and will provide for addi-

tional reading materials and for four new positions.
An appropriation of $2,903,000 was made for the
P.L. 480 Program. Of this, $2,627,000 is in U.S.-
owned foreign currencies and $276,000 is hard-dollar
For furniture and furnishings, $4,435,300 was
appropriated; $4,000,000 is for furniture and equip-
ment for the James Madison Memorial Building, and
$435,300 is for recurring needs for furniture and
The sum of $120,000 was appropriated to enable
CRS to assist the Parliamentarian of the House of
Representatives to revise and update Hinds' and
Cannon's Precedents.
Under funds appropriated to the Architect of the
Capitol, $1,531,400 was appropriated for Library
Buildings and Grounds. Included in this are funds for
an architectural and engineering study for modifica-
tions to the Coolidge Auditorium.

The United States Senate passed, on June 30, S.J.
Res. 247, which was introduced by Senator John L.
McClellan. The joint resolution specifies that "in any
case in which the renewal term of copyright sub-
sisting in any work on the date of approval of this
resolution, or the term thereof as extended by Public
Law 87-668, by Public Law 89-142, by Public Law
90-141, by Public Law 90-416, by Public Law



Beer Poster Exhibit Brews Interest ... 358
Cataloging Change Aids Historians, Genealogists 363
Law. Copyright Pick Human Relations Groups 358-360
Legislative Appropriations Bill Signed ... 357
Library of Congress Publications ... 364-365
News in the Library World . ... 365-366
Senate Passes Extension Bill . 357-358
Seventh Segment of KF Shelflist Issued 363-364
Staff News . . 360-363
Visitors to LC . . 363
Appendix-MLA and ALA ... A-141-A-155

91-147, by Public Law 91-555, or by Public Law
92-170 (or by all or certain of said laws), would
expire prior to December 31, 1974, such term is here-
by continued until December 31, 1974."
It provides, in effect, for the automatic extension
of copyrights in their renewal term that would other-
wise expire on December 31, 1972. Seven earlier Acts
of Congress have extended second-term copyrights
which would have expired between September 19,
1962, and December 31, 1972, to the end of 1972.
The present measure, if enacted, will further extend
the duration of those copyrights to December 31,
1974, and will also extend to December 31, 1974,
second-term copyrights that are due to expire during
1973 and 1974.
The extension does not apply to copyrights now in
their first 28-year term. It has no effect on the time
limits for renewal registration, and it does not revive
any copyrights that have already expired. It applies
only to copyrights previously renewed in which the
second term would otherwise expire.
Following passage by the Senate, the measure was
referred to the House of Representatives, where it
will be considered by Subcommittee No. 3 of the
House Judiciary Committee.

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"Born of the Hops" an exhibit from the collections
of the Library of Congress, began touring the country
with an opening at the Rahr Civic Center and Public
Museum in Manitowoc, Wis., on July 9. The exhibit
of approximately 51 American beer posters from the
19th century and the turn of the century was on
display at the Library of Congress from September I
through November 30. 1971 (see LC Information
Bulletin, September 9, 1971, pp. 503-504).
The Rahr Civic Center and Public Museum showing
has been made possible by Anheuser-Busch, Inc. What
was originally the Rahr Brewery and Malt House
located in Manitowoc is now one of the largest
Anheuser-Busch malting houses in the country.
The Manitowoc showing has been enhanced by
some additions made by the Rahr Civic Center. An
old lithograph stone used by a Milwaukee litho-
graphic firm has been added to the show. Appearing
on the stone is a single-color beer bottle label pro-
moting a Nebraska company. Several advertisements
done by a Manitowoc artist around 1910 are also in
the show. These advertisements represent Faust Beer.
an Anheuser-Busch subsidiary which was located near
Washington, D.C.
"Born of the Hops" was featured in a Sunday
edition of the Milwaukee Journal The exhibit also
received news coverage in Manitowoc's Herald-Times,
and Green Bay and Appleton newspapers. Television
coverage has been given to the show by two Green
Bay stations and radio announcements have been
made on Manitowoc radio stations, WCUB-AM and
FM, WOMT-FM, and Two Rivers station WOTC.
"Born of the Hops," which will open at the Mil-
waukee Public Library on September 6, is part of the
Library's traveling exhibit program. Other Library of
Congress exhibits appearing at various city and unm-
versity centers, museums, and libraries throughout
the country are "Papermaking: Art and Craft," "The
Historical American Buildings Survey Exhibition,"
"The 22nd National Exhibition of Prints." and "Con-
temporary Photographs from Sweden."


As reported in last week's Information Bulletin on
pp. 347-349, each of the Library's six departments
and the Office of the Librarian are forming ad hoc

August 11, 1'1'

The six members of the Law I ithrlry Hu-
man Relations Committee are Ir Il hi\
van imnhdi. pMr. Mhiirchell, Mr. Jones. Miss
Resnick, Mrva Saw Shin (c'hairman'i. and
Mr. ZakI.

human relations committees, and each of the seven
committees will elect one representative to a Library-
wide Human Relations Council. The Processing
Department's Committee, pictured in last week's
Bulletin, was formed in April, before the Librarian's
announcement. The success of the Processing Depart-
ment's pioneer effort encouraged the extension of
this mechanism to all departments of the Library.
The original announcement and a full description of
this program appeared in the LC Infinnation Bulletin
of June 23, p. 279.
Mya Saw Shin, Senior Legal Specialist of the Far
Eastern Law Division, was elected Chairman of the
six-member Human Relations Committee of the Law
Library at its first meeting on July 26; she also was
chosen to represent the Law Library on the Library-
wide Human Relations Council. Other members of
the recently elected Law Library committee are
Joyce van Egmond, Legal Analyst in the European
Law Division; Paul Jones, Reference Assistant for

In the Copyright Office, staff members
S chosen to serve on their Human Relations
Committee are (l-r, front row) Mrs.
S Scotten, Mr. Eastridge, Mrs. Myers, (l-r,
back row) Mr. Reid, Mr. Barham, Mrs. Far-
rell, Miss Fulton, and Mrs. Kridle. Not
present for the picture was Mr. Isenhart.

Records and Briefs in the American-British Law
Division; Linda Resnick, Editor-Secretary in the
Hispanic Law Division; Mamoon A. Zaki, Research
Assistant and Legal Indexer in the Near Eastern and
African Law Division; and George R. Mitchell III,
Classifier-Shelflister in the Processing Section, Office
of the Law Librarian.
Each division or office in the Law Library elected a
representative to the Human Relations Committee
during the week of July 17. Various nominating and
voting procedures were employed throughout the
Law Library, among them secret ballot with no prior
nomination of candidates, majority vote from a list of
previously nominated candidates, and, in the case of
an unopposed candidate, election by acclamation.
On Friday, July 28, staff members of the Copyright
Office elected nine persons to serve on their Human
Relations Committee. The committee members are
Mrs. Rosa Scotton and Ruth Fulton, Examining
Division, Clarence Barham and Mrs. Marjorie Farrell,


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Service Division; Thomas Isenhart and Mrs. Jean
Kridle, Reference Division; David Eastridge and Mrs.
Stephanie Myers, Cataloging Division; and Eric Reid,
Office of the Register of Copyrights, as member-at-
large. At its first meeting on July 31, Mr. Eastridge
was chosen Chairman of the committee and the
Copyright Office representative to the Human Rela-
tions Council.
The Copyright Office committee was elected from
a list of nominees suggested by a committee com-
posed of two representatives from each of the four
divisions and one from the Office of the Register.


Charles A. Marlow, Jr., a former Librdry of Con-
gress employee, died in Arlington, Va., on July 18
after a brief illness.
Mr. Marlow, who was born May 1, 1907, in Water-
loo, Iowa, worked in the Copyright Office from July
1935 until April 1960, except for military service
from 1943 to 1946. In 1960, he joined the staff of
the Veternas Administration and in May 1961 trans-
ferred to the Patent Office, where he served as a
Trademark Examiner until his retirement in June of
this year.
In the Copyright Office he held several positions
before becoming an Examiner in 1946. He worked in
the Miscellaneous Section of the Examining Division,
dealing principally with works of art, and later in the
Book Section.
Mr. Marlow attended the University of California at
Los Angeles and was a graduate of George Washing-
ton University and of the law school of that institu-
tion. He was a member of the Bar of the
Commonwealth of Virginia, Bar of the U.S. Supreme
Court and the American Bar Association.
Boris Eugene Stranov, 40, died on Tuesday, August
1, at his home in Lanham, Md. An employee of the
Library of Congress until 1969, Mr. Stranov worked
as a translator and analyst for Informatics Tisco, Inc.
A native of Russia who emigrated to the United
States in 1948 and was later naturalized an American
citizen, Mr. Stranov first came to the Library in the
late 1950's as a Library Assistant in the Slavic Room
of the Slavic and Central European Division. In July
1959, he transferred to the former Air Research
Division as a Research Analyst, and in the period
1959-1969 he also worked in the former Air Informa-
tion Division.

Funeral services for Mr. Stranov were held on
Wednesday, August 9, in Riverdale, Md., with
interment at the National Cemetary in Culpeper, Va.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers
donations be made to a trust fund for the Stranov
children at the Greenbelt (Md.) Savings and Loan

Mrs. Eleanor Depenbrock, a Senior Research
Analyst in the Federal Research Division, retired on
June 30 after more than 30 years of Government
A native of Worcester, Mass., she received a B.S.
degree from Worcester State College and a certificate
from Worcester Polytechnical Institute for a four-
month course in engineering and physics.
She began her career in Government service with
the U.S. Employment Service in Fitchburg, Mass. In
April 1943, she was appointed to a position in Wash-
ington, D.C. with the U.S. Army Air Corps, where she
remained for three years. From January 1946 to
August of that year, she worked in the Office of the
Chief of Staff at the Pentagon, and from August 1946
to July 1948, she was employed as an analyst in the
U.S. Air Force Headquarters.
Mrs. Depenbrock joined the staff of the Federal
Research Division at LC in July 1948 as a Business
Economist and was promoted in July 1952 to the
position from which she retired. Mrs. Depenbrock
received a quality increase in August 1965.
Mrs. Depenbrock is a member of the American
Society of Photogrammetry and the Association of
American Geographers.

On July 25, Andrew C. Pinchot was presented a
30-year Federal Service Award pin by the Director of
the Processing Department, William J. Welsh.
Mr. Pinchot, a native of Belle Valley, Ohio. began
his Federal service with the U.S. Air Force in 1940
and had risen to the rank of Captain before his retire-
ment in 1962. While a member of the Air Force, he
had intensive training in Russian at the Army Lan-
guage School.
In 1962, Mr. Pinchot came to the Library of Con-
gress in the Defense Research Division (formerly Air
Research Division)as a Research Assistant and was later
promoted to Research Analyst. In 1967, he trans-
ferred to the Descriptive Cataloging Division where he


August 11, 1972

is now a Senior Preliminary Cataloger in the Pre-
liminary Cataloging Section.
Mrs. Carolyn B. Brown was presented a 20-year
Federal Service Award pin on July 25 by Joseph H.
Howard, Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division.
A native of Connecticut, Mrs. Brown attended the
University of Connecticut from 1942 to 1944 and
was graduated from Simmons College with a degree in
library science in 1946. Before coming to the Library
of Congress, she was employed by Temple University
Library from 1946 to 1952 where she served as
Senior Cataloger, Assistant Catalog Librarian, and
Supervisor of Technical Services.
Mrs. Brown's entire Federal service has been with
the Library of Congress. She began her career at LC
in the Copyright Cataloging Division on July 15,
1952. In 1956, she was transferred to the English
Language Section of the Descriptive Cataloging Divi-
sion, where, after holding progressively responsible
cataloging positions, she is now a Unit Supervisor.
Mrs. Brown's excellence has been recognized by
outstanding performance ratings for the last four
rating periods.

Edward J. Blume, Assistant Chief of the Subject
Cataloging Division since September 1970, has been
appointed Chief of that division effective August 7.
He succeeds Charles Bead, who recently retired.
A native of Wever, Iowa, Mr. Blume received an
A.B. degree in French language and literature from
the University of Chicago in 1937 and an MA. degree
in Russian language and literature from the same uni-
versity in 1951. From 1941 to 1945, he served with
the US. Army in the European theater of operations.
Mr. Blume came to the Library in April 1952 as a
Subject Cataloger-Translator in the Cyrillic Biblio-
graphic Project. He transferred to the Subject Cata-
loging Division as a Subject Cataloger in September
1961. In 1962 he was promoted to Senior Subject
Cataloger for Science and Technology and in Septem-
ber 1967 became the first incumbent to the position
of Deputy Principal Cataloger (now Assistant to the
Principal Subject Cataloger). He was promoted to
Principal Subject Cataloger in Janpary 1968.
Mr. Blume received a Superior Accomplishment
Award in 1954 for his exceptional service in develop-
ing a Russian-English dictionary of unusual terms for
use in the Cyrillic Union Catalog Section. In 1958,
1959, and 1960, he received Outstanding Per-
formance Ratings for his work on the Monthly Index
of Russian Accessions. In 1961 he was presented a

Meritorious Service Award by the Librarian of Con-
gress for sustained and outstanding performances
during his employment in the Cyrillic Bibliographic
Project. Mr. Blume was presented a 25-year Federal
Service Award pin on July 17.

Appointments: Ivan G. Barnes, deck attendant trainee,
GS-3, Ser, 2805; James F. Burke, deck attendant trainee,
GS-3, Ser, 2805; Florence T. Davis, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs,
12-100; Natalie A. Gawdiak, editor, GS-7, LL Eur, 2910;
Helen M. Haley, descriptive cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, 2906;
Gloria L. Hammon, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 2832;
Juanita A. Harris, editorial clerk-typist, GS-3, CRS-F, 4024;
Carrie V. Herr, senior programmer, GS-12, MARC Dev, 2905;
Harry Steven Hughes, analyst in environmental policy, GS-9,
CRS EP, 2964; Edward P. Humphrey, serial reference librar-
ian, GS-9, Ser 2803; Willie F. McGee, special policeman,
Bldgs, 2928; Gregory Lewis Miler, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs,
11-100; Sharon A. Molnar, executive office clerk, GS-3, CRS
D, 2957; Alice C. Mosher, social science analyst, GS-9, CRS
D, 2914; Inger Vej Nielsen, librarian, GS-7, Share Cat, 2602;
Alonza J. Richardson, collections maintenance worker,
WG-4, CMO 2970; Kenneth L. Rubinstein, editorial assistant
of catalog publications, GS-5, Cat Publ, 2950; Evelyn Wash-
ington, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, 12-100; Hazel J. Williams, clerk,
GT-4, Photodup, 2934.
Reappointments: Barbara Allen Owen, input typist, GS-4,
G&M, 2875; Larmarn 0. Smyre, editorial typist, GS-4, Cat
Publ, NP; Alix Hallman Travis, librarian, GS-11, Share Cat,
Promotions: Calvin Alston, to food service worker, WL-6,
Bldgs, 2997; Edith M. Belmear, MARC Ed, to librarian, GS-9,
Ser Rec, 2831; Linda K. Bolek, Cop Exam, to editorial
assistant, GS-4, CRS D, 2989; John H. Byrd, Jr., Photodup,
to special policeman, Bldgs, 2928; LaCountress A. Davis, Cat
Publ, to title file assistant, GS-4, Desc Cat, 2860; David
McNeil, to laborer, WG-3, Bldgs, 14-100; Harold T. Reigle,
E&G, to research analyst, GS-9, FRD, 2967; Charles H.
Rodgers, to laborer, WG-3, Bldgs, 14-100; Isaac R. Showell,
to deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 4-600; Robert G. Wheeler,
CRS, to library assistant, GS-4, LL 0, 2929; Mary V. Wright,
MARC Ed, to processing assistant, GS-6, Share Cat, 2908.
Transfers: Gail James, Card, to editorial assistant, GS4,
CRS EP, 2989; Minnie P. Kline, Ser Rec, to processing assis-
tant, GS-6, Share Cat, 2908; Robin J. Morosko, Cat Publ, to
library technician, GS-4, Share Cat, 2904.
Resignations: James L Barnes, Bind; William M. Dean,
S&R; Virginia B. Desmarais, Loan; Jo Ann F. Ferguson, Ser
Rec; Lucia B. Findley, CRS GGR; Willie H. Graves, Jr., Cat
Publ; Paula J. Lewis, Cat Publ; Marion L. Mercer, Card;
Christine N. Moynihan, Photodup; Daniel A. Perlman, S&R;
Harry Perry, CRS EP; Guy Ross, Jr., Bldgs; Dorothy L.

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Sharp, Loan; Audree A. Turner, Subj Cat; Thomas W. Waltz,

Richard W. Stephenson, Head of the Reference and
Bibliography Section in the Geography and Map Divi-
sion, delivered an illustrated lecture on "Early Fairfax
County Maps" on the evening of July 18 at the
Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax County, Va.
The presentation, part of the series of lectures on
local history entitled "Fairfax County Then and
Now," was sponsored by the Fairfax County History
Commission and the Division of Adult Services of
Fairfax County Public Schools. Using color trans-
parencies to illustrate his lecture, Mr. Stephenson
traced the evolution of the map of Northern Virginia
and Fairfax County from Captain John Smith's initial
visit to the region in 1608 to the completion, 300
years later, of the first detailed, scientifically pro-
duced Government survey of the county.

The U.S.D.A. Graduate School will hold registra-
tion for fall courses in the Library of Congress on
Wednesday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Second St. lobby of the Annex Building. Registration
at the Graduate School will be held August 26
through September 1 (see LC Information Bulletin,
July 28 p. 343). Staff members may obtain informa-
tion concerning the fall schedule of courses through
their division offices.
Registration for off campus courses offered by
American University will be held August 17 through
September 9. Fall semester courses begin September
11 and are offered at over 20 locations throughout
the Washington area. Graduate and undergraduate
degree programs are available as well as certificates in
professional fields.
To obtain further information or a bulletin, inter-
ested persons should call the university on 686-2500.
The Federal After-Hours Education Program con-
ducted by George Washington University is offering
approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate level
courses for the fall semester. The courses will be held
in 23 downtown Federal buildings in the District of
Columbia, including the Library of Congress.
The College of General Studies, George Washington
University, offers opportunity for individuals to
enroll in undergraduate and graduate courses leading
to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.
Those individuals seeking self-improvement courses
designed to broaden their career may enroll as non-

degree students.
Registration for the fall semester will be held in
Conference Rooms A, B, and D-just off the lobby of
the Department of Commerce Building, 14th St. and
Constitution Ave., N.W., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31.
Classes begin the week of September 11.
Further information regarding the fall program may
be obtained from Robert W. Stewart, Jr., Field
Representative, College of General Studies, George
Washington University at 676-7018/7028.
Course and registration information for the above
programs may also be obtained by contacting the Li-
brary's Training Office on ext. 6348.

The Red Cross, in its efforts to assist victims of the
severe devastation created by summer flooding, has
sent out an appeal to all Federal employees for
additional funds. Preliminary surveys indicate that in
the Mid-Atlantic States alone over 30,000 families
will need extensive Red Cross help.
Donations may be sent to local chapters of the
American Red Cross, or mailed to the American Red
Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Washington, D.C. 20006.

The Library of Congress Professional Association
and the Welfare and Recreation Association will pre-
sent an exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of the
Library's Main Building from September 11 through
23. This exhibit will be held in place of the employee
art show.

Susan Axelrad and Daniel Joseph were married
Sunday, July 30, in Chicago. Mrs. Joseph is a Cata-
loger in the Italian Section of the Shared Cataloging
Division, and Mr. Joseph is an Assistant General
Counsel with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Anna Limar and Orlando L. Campos were married
at the St. Seraphim Church in Sea Cliff, N.Y., on July
30. Mrs. Campos, a former Bibliographer in the
Reference Search Section of the Copyright Office
Reference Division, is a Cataloger in the Slavic Lan-
guage Section of the Shared Cataloging Division. Mr.
Campos is the Head of the Fiscal Control Section in
the Copyright Office Service Division. They are living
in College Park, Md.
N. Jeanne Northcutt and Col. Alfred E. Barbour
were married on Saturday, July 29, at the Chapel
Center, Fort George G. Meade, Md. Mrs. Barbour is a
Personnel Assistant in the Placement and Classifica-
tion Office and Col. Barbour is stationed in
Heidelberg, Germany, with the U.S. Army.


August 11, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Biscoe are the parents of a
son, Brian, born July 18 at Georgetown University
Hospital. Mr. Biscoe is a Verifier in the MARC
Editorial Division.


The Director of the National Museum Library in
Indonesia and that country's National Librarian,
Mastini Hardjoprakoso, visited the Library of Con-
gress and other libraries in the Washington area during
the first week of July. Miss Mastini has recently
received a master's degree in library science from the
University of Hawaii as a grantee of the East-West
Center, which also provides for a post-graduation tour
of libraries in the continental United States. In
addition to having a tour through the Library, Miss
Mastini talked with John G. Lorenz, Acting Librarian
of Congress, and with officials of the Orientalia Divi-
sion. She also visited the Preservation Office.
Miss Mastini was accompanied by another recent
graduate from Hawaii's Graduate School of Library
Studies, Mrs. Saengtong Ismail of Thailand. Mrs.
Saengtong, also a recipient of an East-West Center
grant, expects to resume her former post in the li-
brary of Chulalongkom University, Bangkok, when
she returns home.
Another East-West Center grantee who was
awarded an M.L.S. from the University of Hawaii
came to Washington for a week beginning July 19.
Mohammad Shoaib, a librarian at Kabul University,
Kabul, Afghanistan, toured the Library of Congress,
the National Archives, and the University of Mary-
land library as well.
The Acting Director of the Jewish National and
University Library, Jerusalem, Israel, visited LC on
June 30. Dr. P. Tishby was given a special tour of the
Library, including a review of LC's preservation
Ten librarians from Australia who attended the
ALA Conference in Chicago spent the afternoon of
July 7 at LC. After a general tour of reference and
processing services, they concluded their visit by
seeing some areas of special interest. Members of the
group were Mollie Thomson, Deputy Librarian,
Macquarie University; Christabel Abery, Readers
Services, Sydney University Library; Betty Baker,
Technical Library, New South Wales Department of
Railways; Mary Benton, Reader Services, Sydney Uni-
versity Library; Bet ty Ford, Librarian, State Electric-
ity Commission, Victoria; Helena Hicks, Librarian

Subject Cataloging Change Aids
Local Historians, Genealogists
In response to the needs of genealogists and local
historians, the Subject Cataloging Division has
started assigning to all material of interest to
readers in these two fields at least one subject
heading in which a place name is the first element.
This addition assures that subject cards for works
of interest to genealogical and local history re-
searchers will be cumulated under the name of the
locality instead of being concealed in extensive
files of topical headings where it would be neces-
sary to read great numbers of titles in an attempt
to extract those of pertinence to the researcher.

CSIRO Division of Irrigation Research; Janet Hine,
Head Cataloguer, Library of New South Wales; Mrs.
Hazel Hume, Children's Librarian, Blacktown Public
Library, NS.W.; Mary Mills, Head Cataloguer, Univer-
sity of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji; Jean Murrary,
Administrative Assistant for Buildings, Equipment
and Personnel to the Librarian, Sydney University;
and Harry Rathbore, Supervisor of Student Shelvers,
Macquarie University Library.


A seventh segment of the Class KF Shelflist, re-
sulting from the retrospective classification of
holdings of the Law Library in the field of United
States law (that is, publications cataloged before
March 1967) is now available to librarians desiring to
assign Library of Congress call numbers to their col-
lections. This portion of the KF Shelflist consists of
electrostatic positive prints on 3-by-5-inch cards, with
call numbers written in the upper left hand corner. It
represents chiefly treatises and monographs shelf-
listed between April 17, 1971, and June 30, 1972.
The price for each set of 2,507 cards is $95 for prints
on 28-pound ledger stock and $120 for prints on high
quality durable card stock.
Six previously published segments of the Class KF
Shelflist, representing 13,674 entries, are still avail-
able, as follows:
Set I: 1,326 cards (legal periodicals classed K 1-30,
multivolume monographs, and monographs and
treatises entered under headings beginning with the
letter A) at $50 a set on 28-pound ledger stock and

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$60 a set on high quality durable card stock;
Set II: 2,415 cards (treatises and monographs
entered under headings beginning with the letters B
to H);
Set III: 2,576 cards (treatises and monographs
entered under headings beginning with the letters I to
Set IV: 2,541 cards (treatises and monographs
entered under headings beginning with the letters Q
to Z);
Set V: 2,366 cards (treatises and monographs); and
Set VI: 2,450 cards (U.S. House and Senate Com-
mittee and Joint Committee hearings).
Sets II through VI are $95 each on 28-pound ledger
stock and $120 on high quality durable card stock.
Inquiries should be addressed to the Photoduplica-
tion Service, Department C-132, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540. Orders should specify which
set or sets are desired, as well as the type of card
stock desired, and should be accompanied by checks
or money orders made payable to the Chief, Photo-
duplication Service, or may be charged to deposit
accounts with the Photoduplication Service.


Accessions List: India. Vol. 11, No. 6. June 1972.
(pp. 291-384.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
Accessions List: Israel. Vol. 9, No. 6. June 1972.
(pp. 107-130.) Continuing subscriptions free to li-
braries upon request to the Field Director, Library of
Congress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 23,
Part 1, No. 2, Section 1: Books and Pamphlets
Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals;
Current and Renewal Registrations July-December
1969. (ix, pp. 1585-2823.) Section 2: Books and
Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to
Periodicals; Title Index. July-December 1969. (pp.
2825-3074.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, 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 a year, foreign (LC
3.6/5:23/1). The complete Catalog of Copyright
Entries sells for $50 a year, domestic, and $62.50 a
year, foreign.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 24,
Part 2: Periodicals. January-December 1970. (viii,

514 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of Documents
at $5 a year, domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC
LC Science Tracer Bullets: Science Policy (TB
72-5). May 17, 1972. (3 p.) Compiled by S. B.
Dresner. Rose Culture (TB 72-7). May 30, 1972. (3
p.) Compiled by T. R. Liao. Copies of these
literature-searching guides may be obtained free upon
request to the Reference Section, Science and Tech-
nology Division, Library of Congress, Washington,
D.C. 20540.
Libros Parlantes [Talking Books]. Compiled by the
Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(DBPH). 1972. (10 p.) The first catalog in Spanish
and English of selected talking books and magazines,
this publication is available to eligible
Spanish-speaking, blind and physically handicapped
citizens in the United States. A flexible disc recording
of the catalog in Spanish is bound with the print
edition. Annotations are included for two magazines
and 47 fiction and nonfiction titles. Single copies are
available free upon request to DBPH, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20542.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications Index. Vol.
62 (1972). (pp. 1105-1216.) For sale by the Superin-
tendent of Documents for 45 cents, or as part of a
yearly subscription for $6.50 a year, domestic, and
$8.25 a year, foreign (LC 30.9:62/Index).
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
April 1972. (xx, 934 p.) Compiled by the Library of
Congress with the cooperation of the Resources Com-
mittee of the Resources and Technical Services Divi-
sion, American Library Association. For sale by the
Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541, for $730
for the year's subscription.
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
Vol. 29, No. 3. July 1972. (pp. 155-227.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at 65 cents this
issue or $2.50 a year, domestic, and $3.25 a year,
foreign (LC 1.17:29/3).
A tribute to Frederick Douglass, an essay about
author Owen Wister, an article on measuring moun-
tains and rivers, and a summary of the recent acquisi-
tions of the Rare Book Division are found in the July
1972 issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of
On January 17, when the papers of Frederick
Douglass were transferred from the National Park
Service to the Library of Congress, Benjamin Quarles,

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Professor of History at Morgan State College in Balti-
more and Honorary Consultant in American History
to the Library of Congress, delivered a tribute to the
famed abolitionist, orator, and journalist. The speech,
"Fredenck Douglass. Black Imperishable." reprinted
in the Quarterly Journal, discusses Douglass' career
and his contributions as a social critic and an activist.
Douglass, Mr. Quarles says. was "a man of no mean
stature, (who) cast a long shadow because of his sense
of humanity and his willingness to battle for his con-
Julian Mason. Professor of English at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte and former Specialist
in American Cultural History in the Library's Manu-
script Division, explores the background of a turn-of-
the-century author in the article, "Owen Wister,
Champion of Old Charleston." A popular writer of
fiction about the American West, most notably The
Virginian. Wister surprised his audience with the pub-
lication in 1906 of Lady Baltimore, a nostalgic novel
about Charleston, S.C., staid bulwark of the gracious
old South. Mr. Mason traces Wister's frequent trips to
the city and his visits with elderly aristocratic family
friends who inspired his book. Wister years later
wrote of his novel, "In Lady Baltimore, my portrait
of Charleston, the emphasis is laid upon the passing
elders more than upon the coming youth, for the sake
of a precious thing that was never to return." Mr.
Mason's article, which also discusses Wister's friend-
ship with President Theodore Roosevelt and Henry
James and their visits with him in Charleston, is docu-
mented with excerpts from correspondence, much of
which is contained in the Owen Wister Papers in the
Library's Manuscript Division, and is illustrated with
photographs of vintage Charleston.
In the third article, "The Heights of Mountains and
the Length of Rivers," John A. Wolter, Assistant
Chief of the Geography and Map Division, traces the
historical development of the profiling convention-
the use of profiles to depict the earth's surface or
underwater features, particular to compare heights
and depths. The technique originated in Egypt, was
revived in the late Renaissance, and has passed with
modification, particularly in accuracy of measure-
men t, into our own time. Mr. Wolter's article concen-
trates on the development of the illustrative and
scientific profiles drawn during the 19th century and
describes the various styles which evolved, among
them the center peak style with mountains clustered
in the middle and rivers shown on either side, and the
double hemisphere style in which the two hemi-
spheres are shown with comparative heights arranged

below and rivers above. The article is accompanied
with reproductions of atlas plates, notes, and two
diagrams showing the chronology of the profile tech-
nique and the evolution of style of comparative atlas
In the final article, "Recent Acquisitions of the
Rare Book Division," Frederick Goff, who retired as
Division Chief June 30, describes the past year's
additions to the rare book collections. The wide
variety of items include sermons and novels,
chronicles and poems, proclamations and missals, and
range in subject matter from a poem commemorating
the death of a pet parrot to an attack on medical
quacks, from the Republican platform of 1860 to an
act of Parliament changing the calendar, and from the
moon as it appeared to 17th-century astronomers to
the view it presented to the Apollo-Saturn V astron-
auts three centuries later. The additions noted were
made to the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, the
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, and to
the Library's holdings related to the American


FLC Receives Report on New York Times Data Bank
The Federal Library Committee on July 26 heard a
presentation from Terrance Hynes, Marketing
Representative from the New York Times, on the
design and use of the New York Times Information
Bank, a comprehensive automated system planned to
replace the present manual setup. The automated
data bank, expected to go into operation on a test
basis later this year, will hold abstracts of news and
editorial information from the newspaper and
selected data from over 60 other newspapers and
periodicals. The computer facility will include appro-
priate descriptors and other search elements. Mr.
Hynes explained that the texts will be kept in micro-
form and stored in an automated retrieval device
interfaced with the computer. Terminals will be in-
stalled on a test basis in several Federal libraries,
including the Congressional Research Service of the
Library of Congress.
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to a
review by a team of library science professors and
marketing specialists of studies concerning the appli-
cation of marketing techniques to analysis of library
users' requirements. The studies conclude, among
other things, that librarians should look for variations
in patterns in potential user markets and should con-

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sider adapting library services and products to meet
those user demands.

New England Librarians Plan Seminar on Serials
"Serials Control: Problems and Practices" will be
the theme of the New England Library Association
Conference to be held at Wentworth-by-the-Sea,
Portsmouth, N.H., on October 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Liam Kelly, Assistant to the Director of the Boston
Public Library, will be the moderator. Speakers and
their topics will be Paul Vassallo, Director of the
National Serials Data Program at the Library of Con-
gress, "The International Standard Serial Number:
the Beginnings of an International Standard"; Susan
Brynteson, Head of the Serial Acquisitions Depart-
ment at the University of Massachusetts Library,
"Serial Acquisitions: Old Problems; New Costs"; and
Dudley Weiss, Executive Director of the Library
Binding Institute, "Binding, the Ultimate Control."

SLA Solicits Papers for 1973 Conference
The Special Libraries Association is asking its
members, library school faculty and students, and
other interested persons to submit papers for presen-
tation at its 64th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh on
June 10-14, 1973. Contributions should be related to
the Conference's Third General Session, "Adapting to
the Future," which will consist of five sections
covering the topics, "Things We Can Learn From the
Past," "Things We Should Stop Doing," "Things We
Would Like to Do," "Things Others Would Like Us to
Do," and "How to Adapt to Environmental Factors:
Lack of Money, Research Cutbacks, Space Out-
Ecology In." Papers of approximately 1,500 words in
length should be based on original research or de-
velopment or on personal experience and must not
have been previously published or presented to any
national or international group. Papers which are
accepted will be considered for publication in Special
Abstracts of proposed papers are due on September
15 and should be mailed to Virginia Sternberg, Pro-
gram Chairman, SLA Pittsburg '73, Westinghouse
Electric Corporation, P.O. Box 79, West Mifflin, Pa.
15122. Forms for abstracts are available from Publi-
cations Secretary, SLA, 235 Park Ave. S., New York,
N.Y. 10003.

Papers on Partially Sighted Are Published
The Library Association has just published Clear

Print, a collection of the papers and proceedings of a
conference on clear print held last October under the
sponsorship of the Association and the National
Association for the Education of the Partially
Sighted. The conference was organized by the Associ-
ation's Subcommittee on Reading for the Visually
Handicapped, and was the second of a series for those
involved in the provision of print for the partially
The document contains papers on lighting for the
partially sighted by P. A. Jay, a Fellow of the Illumi-
nating Engineering Society; on the design of Clapham
Park School for the Partially Sighted, which received
a Civic Trust Award, by Peter Banting of the Depart-
ment of Architecture and Civic Design of Greater
London Council; and on library provision for such
readers, by W. R. Maidment, Director of Libraries and
Arts to the London Borough of Camden. Reports of
the discussions on the papers and the full text of a
panel discussion on "The Menace of Small Print" are
The collection is available from the Publications
Department, Library Association, 7 Ridgmount St.,
London WCIE 7 AE at 1.

Vocabulary Control Is Subject of New Book
Vocabulary Control for Information Retrieval, by
F. W. Lancaster, has been published by the Informa-
tion Resources Press (2100 M St., N.W., Washington,
D.C., $17.50). The work "deals with properties of
vocabularies for indexing and searching document
collections; the construction, organization, display
and maintenance of these vocabularies; and the
vocabulary as a factor affecting the performance of
retrieval systems." The principal concern is with post-
coordinate retrieval systems, with emphasis on
thesauri and machine-based systems. Types of vocab-
ularies studied range from highly structured lists to
free text.
The book was compiled as a text for the author's
course on its topic in the Graduate School of Library
Science, University of Illinois, where he is an
Associate Professor. M. Lancaster is known for impor-
tant earlier publications on information storage and
retrieval systems, among them Evaluation of the
Medlars Demand Search Service (Washington. D.C.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,
1968), and Information Retrieval Systems: Character-
istics, Testing, and Evaluation (New York, John
Wiley, 1968). [Richard S. Angellj




Vol. 31, No. 32

August 11, '1:,

Held in Chicago, 1., the Week of July 25, 1972

The Music Library Association (MLA) regular
summer meetings, held concurrently with the ALA
Annual Conference, were preceded by a Workshop on
Record Library Problems. The workshop sessions,
held on Wednesday, June 28, during the afternoon
and evening, were moderated by Vernon Martin,
Director of Library Services, Moringside College,
with Donald Shetler, Eastman School of Music as the
principal speaker. The first afternoon session dealt
with sound equipment; Mr. Shetler first stressed the
fact that there was now a new environment for
learning in which the emphasis was on the multimedia
aspects of the library as an information center. He
then discussed briefly the new developments in equip-
ment that had taken place: smaller hardware equip-
ment, slower tape speeds, better drive mechanism,
oxide coatings on tape that reduces printthrough, the
dolby system for reducing random noise, and changes
in speaker size, shape, and placement. With respect to
the dolby system, Mr. Shetler explained that one
needed special recording and play back equipment in
order for this system to work most effectively. With
respect to the new quadraphonic systems, he indi-
cated that again special equipment was needed so that
the music would be recorded from four separate
sources and could then be played back through four
speakers. The session concluded with a demonstration
of quad stereo, cassettes, eight track cartridges, dolby
system, and chromium dioxide tape.

The second afternoon session dealt with dubbing,
and such questions were asked as to whether it is
practical, ethical, and legal. Concern was expressed
over the effects of Public Law 92-140, which has
extended the present copyright law to sound record-
ings (effective February 15). Mr. Shetler first
explained that a copyright could be held by the com-
poser (or his family) or an agency (for example, BMI)
and that either could license another person or
agency to use copyrighted material. He then went on
to discuss the practice of fair use. At this point, the
discussion became extremely complex and rather
lively. According to Mr. Shetler, copies of a recording

can be made for purposes of preservation or educa-
tion; it is only the sale of a copied sound performance
that is illegal. The problem, however, lies in the inter-
pretation of the copyright law, and many did not
agree with this interpretation. Analogies were made
with the photocopying of visual materials. The
question of whom to prosecute-the person who does
the copying, the one who does the selling, or the one
who does the buying (assuming he could be desig-
nated and caught)-also arose. With respect to li-
braries specifically, many wondered who would be
responsible for-the practices of library users and how
this aspect could be controlled. It was generally
agreed that librarians should not permit patrons to
copy recordings in the library itself, but that they
could not control what borrowers did with recordings
at home. Although Mr. Shetler maintained that his
purpose was only to expose the issue and make all
aware' of the current status of the copyright law, his
personal advice was that one should work within the
law and try to get permission from the holders of the
copyright before doing any extensive copying of

The evening session of the workshop was concerned
with problems of cataloging and classifying phono-
records. The major portion of the session dealt with
the Alpha-Numeric System for Classifying Records
(ANSCR) aind the first speaker was Caroline Saheb-
Ettaba, co-author of ANSCR. Mrs. Saheb-Ettaba
explained that this system was intended for browsing
collections, for collections that maintained open
stacks and were geared toward nonspecialists as users.
The concern, with respect to cataloging, was with a
"quick job" and the information obtained from the
recording itself was considered enough for the task.
Mrs. Saheb-Ettaba stressed that her concern was with
many of the small public libraries in the country and
she felt that her system would be effective in these
places. Binnie Braunstein, University of Maryland
Baltimore County Campus Library, then spoke in
favor of the system and said that it had worked very
well in her library during the past few years. She was
followed by Irwin Kraus, New York Public Library,
who then spoke against ANSCR, objecting more to

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specific details of the system than to its basic princi-
ples. The discussion was then opened to the audience
and a show of hands indicated that approximately
two-thirds of those present arranged their recordings
by accession number. The collections of the
remaining third were divided among arrangements by
manufacturer's label, ANSCR, Dewey, Library of
Congress, and private classification systems. A rather
lengthy but interesting discussion of whether classifi-
cation of recordings was actually necessary at all
followed. Also considered was whether the shelves or
the catalog were more important as the "first place to
look," the relevance of open and closed stacks to the
arrangement of the recordings on the shelves, and the
need to classify scores and recordings in the same
way. The meeting concluded with an emphasis on the
importance of serving the needs of the users of a
particular library.
The Forum for Student Members and Newcomers
to MLA was moderated by the Chairman, Kathryn
Logan, University of North Carolina, and attended by
over 35 people. It was decided that the forum should
continue to meet twice a year, at each of the MLA
national meetings. A suggestion was then made to
include an index to music articles appearing in pro-
fessional library journals, excluding Notes, in the
MLA Newsletter. This project should begin in the fall
issue of the Newsletter. The following discussion con-
cerned the usefulness of past institutes and sugges-
tions for future ones. Members of the forum agreed
that future institutes should, be professionally run,
with programs set up well in advance, and that both
MLA and ALA interests could be met by holding two
institutes per year, one specifically designed to meet
the needs of each group. A second long discussion
took up papers at national meetings, whether each
program chairman should solicit papers from the
membership as is presently done, or should be offered
papers by interested members. A compromise was
suggested, so that whichever method is found success-
ful could be used. The meeting closed with a move to
continue the chairmanship under a Steering Com-
mittee, to be composed of Jean Bonin, University of
Virginia, Raymonde Sullivan, Brooklyn College, and
Linda Solow, Library of Congress.

Three papers dealing with some aspect of American
music were presented at the first session. Dena J.
Epstein, Assistant Music Librarian at the University
of Chicago, read "Librarian as Detective: The Search
for Black Music's Past," in which she described her
research in black music. In "The Critical Evaluation

of Jazz: Whom Can we Trust?" Richard Wang, Uni-
versity of Chicago, said that only recently have critics
begun examining jazz musically rather than com-
menting on jazz musicians and their instruments. In
his paper on "Andrew Carnegie Meets the Rolling
Stones: Are Librarians Tuned In?" Richard Jackson,
Americana Section of the Music Division, New York
Public Library at Lincoln Center, made the point that
rock music has been around for some time but that
no one can define it.
The Open Fonim on Cataloging Problems is now an
established part of every Music Library Association
meeting. The forum was chaired by Donald Seibert,
Music Librarian at Syracuse University and Chairman
of MLA's Cataloging and Classification Committee,
assisted by Mrs. Virginia Cunningham, Library of
Congress. A number of important questions were
discussed, whether there was any objection to omit-
ting the initial article in uniform titles, or to inverting
numbers in subject headings and uniform titles, to
which there was no strong objection, and whether the
group would be willing to use the names of types in
the plural in uniform titles in all cases, which it
would. There was lengthy discussion of using such
headings as "MUSIC, BAROQUE" versus "MUSIC -
(century subdivision)." The vote showed a majority
in favor of the century subdivision. Mrs. Cunningham
outlined possible solutions to the cataloging problems
presented by composers' sketches. The solutions
seemed to be acceptable.

The second session of the meetings, which met
Thursday at 2 p.m., was a presentation entitled "So
You Have Phonorecords: A Look at Other Types of
Music Materials in the Public Library." It was
moderated by Therese Wagenknecht, Lincoln Land
Community College, Springfield, hi. with Robert
Wilson, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library, as
principal speaker. This session dealt with the interests
and needs of public librarians, particularly members
of ALA who might be present. In his presentation,
during which he showed slides of his library and
recounted events that had taken place there, Mr.
Wilson covered all aspects of librarianship from the
point of view of a young adult librarian and audio-
visual specialist. He recommended the MLA Basic
Lists as excellent guides for selection of both book
and score materials, and again emphasized the need
for matching the record collection with the score
collection. With respect to cataloging, Mr. Wilson
stressed the importance of the uniform title in work-
ing with music materials and noted the excellent


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music cataloging done by the Library of Congress and
the usefulness of its Music andPhonorecords catalogs.
The major portion of Mr. Wilson's presentation con-
cerned the public service aspect of his work, the need
to "know your public" well and to learn about the
immediate musical community and its interests. In
catering td their young patrons, Mr. Wilson and his
colleagues have instituted programs that include
showing films, creating multimedia shows, organizing
concerts, and having available at almost all hours and
in very comfortable home-like surroundings listening
equipment and recordings. The meeting concluded
with the problem (without a solution) of how to con-
tinue funding such programs.

The third session of the meetings, entitled "Home
Remedies for Scores," met at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
The presentation, made by Ingrid Loebel, the Cleve-
land Institute of Music, provided extremely useful
and interesting information for librarians who bind
some of their music scores themselves rather than
send them out to a bindery. Mrs. Loebel discussed the
different types of pam bindings and portfolio
bindings that are available and then demonstrated
how to use them. Detailed lessons were given in
cutting, pasting, and sewing, with suggestions on
many of the minor problems that sometimes become
major ones if not corrected. Music scores that Mrs.
Loebel had bound were available for examination by
members of the audience at the conclusion of the

The final MLA session was entitled "New Direc-
tions in Contemporary Music Performance on
Campus." The cochairmen were Elizabeth Olmsted,
Music Librarian at Oberlin College Conservatory of
Music, and Clara Steuermann, Music Librarian at
Cleveland Institute of Music. Panelists were Donald
Erb, Cleveland Institute of Music, Lawrence Mc-
Donald, Obedin Conservatory of Music, Richard B.
Hervig, University of Iowa, and George Balch Wilson,
University of Michigan. Each panelist described the
activities of his institution, and all agreed that getting
sufficient money to support their programs was
difficult, that concerts of contemporary music would
usually attract a good audience, and that it was ques-
tionable that contemporary music should be sepa-
rated from general concerts. Miss Olmsted reported
the results of a questionnaire that had been sent to
about 400 institutions, of which approximately one-
third responded. Mrs. Steuermann presented a resume
of developments in contemporary music since World

War I and pointed out that performances of such
music on college campuses is a natural development.
[The above reports on the meetings of the Music
Library Association were submitted by Mrs. Virginia
Cunningham and Linda Salow. ]

The COLA Discussion Group of the Information
Science and Automation Division met Sunday, June
25; approximately 50 people were in attendance.
Ronald Miller, New England Library Information
Network (NELINET), summarized the last year's
activities of NELINET, including the simulation of
the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) system for
use in the New England environment and the Baker
Library at Dartmouth College experiment using a
terminal on-line to the OCLC system. The Dartmouth
experiment was considered successful. Based on the
results of the simulation, NELINET will contract
with OCLC for a three-year period, during which time
the OCLC system will be duplicated in New England.
John Kountz, California State University and Col-
lege Systems, discussed the automation activities at
the Orange County Public Library and expressed the
intent to continue this work in his new position with
the California State University and College System.
Maryann Duggan, Southwestern Library Interstate
Cooperative Endeavor (SLICE), and Kenneth
Bierman, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, gave a
joint report of the activities in their organizations.
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is offering
several services based on MARC tapes. SLICE, which
is an extension of the Oklahoma services on an inter-
state basis, was established in 1971 with a grant from
the Council on Library Resources to work toward a
MARC service center in each member State with
access to one regional data base for all States. SLICE
offers a continuing education program as well as
investigations into advanced techniques.
The session was opened to discussion from the
floor, and several automation activities were de-
scribed before the meeting adjourned.
[Mrs. Henriette D. A vram

The RSTD Resources Committee Micropublishing
Projects Subcommittee met informally on Monday
and on Thursday. Hendrik Edelman opened the meet-
ing with a discussion of the purpose, function, and
overlap of subject assignments. There was a strong
general feeling among the subcommittee members


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that ALA members do not know about the subcom-
mittee and its functions. This reporter assumed the
chair, briefly reviewed the Midwinter Meeting discus-
sions, and then the subcommittee moved on to new
Carl Spaulding, Council on Library Resources,
reported on the library profession's relations with the
National Microfilm Association (NMA), whose cur-
rent President, Milton Mandel, was very concerned
about NMA liaison with librarians and has appointed
Mr. Spaulding Chairman of the Library Relations
Committee; he, in turn, has appointed the following
members to this committee: Durward Campbell,
National Library of Medicine; Samuel Freedman,
Research Publication, Inc.; James Henderson, New
York Public Library; Rudolph Hirsh, University of
Pennsylvania; Loretta Kiersky, Air Reduction, Inc.;
Charles LaHood, Library of Congress; Ralph McCoy,
Southern Illinois University; Vernon Tate, Archivist,
National Microfilm Association; Allen Veaner, Stan-
ford University Libraries; John Webb, Wright State
University; and Edwin Williams, Harvard University.
Other items on the agenda were reports from Judy
Fair, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., on pub-
lishers' brochures and the need to establish a standard
for the advertising of micropublishing projects. Alan
M. Meckler, Editor, outlined some future develop-
ments for Microform Review: (1) there will be a
clearinghouse listing of announced and completed
photoduplication projects, intended as a supplement
to LC's Microfilming Clearinghouse Bulletin, and
(2) "Preview Reviews" will be a new feature of the
publication. These reviews will discuss the content of
forthcoming publications as distinguished from the
publisher's pre-publication information and will carry
cautions about realistic publication dates. The review
program in Choice will be given high priority.
Representatives from University Microfilms made a
presentation of their new microfilm cartridges. The
variable film exit on the cartridge and the ability to
accommodate standard reels of 16 or 35mm film
were among its unique features. A recent article
entitled "Microfilm Cartridges and Cassettes" by
Francis F. Spritzer in the May issue of Library Tech-
nology Program was cited as a worthy contribution.
The meeting ended on the note that the subcom-
mittee should persevere in its goal of serving the com-
munity. The members of the Micropublishing Projects
Subcommittee are Mrs. Fair; Adelaide Lockart, Dart-
mouth College Library; Murray Martin, Pennsylvania
State University Library; Lawrence S. Robinson,
Chairman, Library of Congress; Norman Shaffer, Uni-

versity of Nebraska Library; Norman H. Dudley, Uni-
versity of California; and Mr. Spaulding.
[Lawrence S. Robinson]

Warren B. Kuhn, Dean of Library Services at Iowa
State University, and Car B. Hanson, Assistant Direc-
tor of Columbia University Press, Cochairmen, called
the Joint Committee meeting of the Association of
American Publishers (AAP) and the Resources and
Technical Services Division (RTSD) to order on June
25, with 42 people attending, including members of
the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Advisory Com-
mittee. Mr. Kuhn introduced Roma S. Gregory, Head
of the Acquisitions Department, University of Roch-
ester Library, and Hendrik Edelman, Associate Direc-
tor of Corell University Libraries, the two new
members of the committee.
The first item on the agenda was a review and
critique of the ALA Acquisitions Preconference II by
Alfred Lane, Head of Gifts and Exchange, Columbia
University Libraries, and Chairman of the Preconfer-
ence Committee.
Six resolutions were formally presented to the
Joint Committee from Preconference II: (1) that a
preconference or other meeting on all aspects of
serials be held in the near future; (2) that a precon-
ference on selection and collection development be
planned; (3) that Preconference II had endorsed the
formation of the American Association of Book
Wholesalers; (4) that the Preconference had endorsed
the CIP Program; (5) that the ISBN be used both
generally and by the Library of Congress in lieu of
the LC Catalog Card Number as a card ordering
device; and (6) that-further regional or national mini-
conferences on small topics be considered. (Eleven
mini-conferences held on Friday evening, June 23,
produced some of the most effective exchanges
between those attending the Preconference.)
Robert Erase, Director of the Washington Office,
AAP, proposed that the AAP/RTSD Joint Committee
take all necessary action to make the ISBN usable by
all as an ordering device. Specifically, his resolution
called for insuring that all publishers assign ISBN's
and include them in their advertising; that the ISBN
Agency and R.R. Bowker Co. make available a
numerical register on magnetic tape and in printed
format of all titles numbered with ISBN's to date;
that all Library of Congress Catalog Cards could be
ordered by ISBN; and that LC and the publishers, via
the ISBN Agency, insure that all CIP titles carry
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followed on the use of the ISBN with many
expressing immediate need for action on this
program. The two major concerns were the lack of a
register and the lack of its use as an ordering device
for LC cards. William Welsh, Director of the LC Pro-
cessing Department, reported that LC will review sub-
stituting the ISBN for the LC Card Numbers. Mr.
Frase's resolution was passed.
John Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Congress and
Chairman of the CIP Advisory Committee, spoke
briefly on the loss of Verner Clapp, one of the great
forces behind the CIP Program.
Glen Zimmerman, Library of Congress, then re-
viewed the second six months of the CIP program and
distributed the 1972 January to June Progress
Mrs. Carol Nemeyer, Association of American Pub-
lishers, reported that the published standard for the
title leaves of a book will be available shortly from
the American National Standards Institute.
Connie Dunlap, Head Librarian of the Graduate
Library, University of Michigan, expressed the full
Joint Committee's thanks and best wishes to Sanford
Cobb, retiring President of the AAP, for all his efforts
on behalf of the committee. [William A. Gosling]

This Task Force of the Social Responsibilities
Round Table met on Monday morning and Tuesday
afternoon, Mrs. Ada E. Jackson, Coordinator, pre-
Peggy Barber, Director of the ALA Office of Re-
cruitment, reported on a recently initiated pilot
minorities manpower program for the library profes-
sion. The program will involve the cooperation of
minority communities and three Chicago area accred-
ited graduate library schools (Rosary College, Univer-
sity of Chicago, Northern Illinos University) and
public libraries. The objective of the project is to
establish a cooperative program of recruitment, edu-
cation, and employment for minorities in the Chicago
metropolitan area. Ten minority students will be
selected to participate in the program. Each student
will receive a stipend of $6,000 per year plus free
tuition at one of three Chicago area accredited gradu-
ate schools. Marilyn Salazar, Minority Recruitment
Specialist in the Office for Recruitment, has been
appointed program director, and will be responsible
for implementing the pilot project, disseminating
information about it, and providing assistance in the

development of similar programs throughout the
E. J. Josey, Chief of the Bureau of Academic and
Research Libraries, Division of Library Development,
New York State Library, reported on the Queens
College of the City of New York fellowship program
to train minority librarians. The Education Profes-
sions Development Act (Higher Education Act, Title
V) provided funds whereby Queens College received
five fellowships for the education of minority librar-
ians. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of $2,400
for 12 months plus an allowance of $500 for each
dependent. Each fellow will also receive free tuition.
The program is designed to develop and train minor-
ity librarians to provide library service in junior or
community colleges and four-year colleges and uni-
versities, particularly urban colleges and universities
which have a large enrollment of low-income and
minority students. The program will begin on Sep-
tember 1 and end iext August 31.
Mr. Josey is Chairman of the Advisory Committee
to the Department of Library Science of Queens Col-
lege. Mrs. Lucille Thomas, President of the New York
City Schools Librarians Association and the Supervi-
sor of the School- District 16 School Libraries in
Brooklyn, and Mrs. Jackson, Librarian at the Wash-
ington Heights Branch of the New York Public Li-
brary are also on the committee. All are practicing
librarians who are providing their expertise in devel-
oping a successful and enriching fellowship program.
Thus far, the committee has (1) reviewed admissions
policies and procedures at Queens College, concurring
with the 2.75 minimum cumulative average already
established by the Graduate Department of Library
Science at Queens College; (2) recommended the
elimination, with the agreement of the Queens Col-
lege faculty, of the graduate record examination and
the foreign language requirement; (3) established
new criteria for determining the potential of librar-
ians who will be expected to work in academic li-
braries that serve low income and minority students
by examining the prospective librarian's leadership
potential, imagination, and creativity, and his past
record of involvement in community affairs and
organizations; and (4) designed special questionnaires
for persons providing references for fellowship appli-
cants in order to identify those candidates meeting
the above criteria.
The five fellows selected will take basic library
science courses, and will also serve as interns in a
college library in New York City which serves low
income and minority students. In addition, they will


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be expected to take a course on "Library Service to
Minority Students in Academic Communities" and a
bibliographical course dealing with Afro-American,
Mexican-American, and Puerto Rican Studies.
In conclusion, Mr. Josey urged the active recruit-
ment of minority librarians. He asserted that the need
for increased financial aid, from both Federal and
private funds, is crucial to provide enough fellowships
for large numbers of minorities to attend graduate
and professional schools.
William Cunningham, Director of University Li-
braries at Howard University, discussed the plans for
a statistical survey of minority personnel in libraries
throughout the United States. The survey will provide
data on minorities in urban public libraries, large
academic libraries, and library schools. It will provide
statistics identifying positions in which minorities are
employed, such as clerical, sub-professional, profes-
sional, and administrative. It is expected to take
about a year to compile the data, and Mr. Cunning-
ham reported that the findings will be widely dissem-
Miss Barber reported that statistics on the enroll-
ment of minorities in library schools are being com-
piled. The completed report will be published in
American Libraries.
Carol Garvin of Rutgers University was selected as
the new Coordinator for the SRRT Task Force on
Recruitment, Training, and Advancement of Minori-
ties. [Kay F Wexler]

President Keith Doms opened this meeting on Tues-
day evening with general remarks about past ALA
Conferences. The Annual Conference has been held in
Chicago four times, last in 1963 with a registration
figure of about 5,700. The 1972 Conference had
nearly 10,000 in attendance, including a sizable group
from Australia and representatives from 25 other
foreign countries.
The reading of a message from President Nixon was
followed by greetings and remarks from Joseph B.
Cosand, Deputy Commissioner of Education, U.S.
Office of Education, who was representing Secretary
Eliot Richardson; Ralph Newman, who represented
Chicago Mayor Daley; and Alex Ladenson, Director
of the Chicago Public Library and Chairman of the
Conference Committee.
Eloise Ebert, Chairman of the Jury on Citations of
Trustees, presented awards on behalf of the American
Library Trustee Association to Mrs. V. Kelsey Carlson
of Fort Lupton, Colo., and to Judge Story Birdseye

of King County, Wash.
A standing ovation welcomed speaker Norman
Cousins to the rostrum. The former editor of Satur-
day Review discussed his reasons for embarking on a
new magazine, World, one of which was that he could
think of nothing better to do than to "bet one's life
on the future of print." Using quotations from C. S.
Forester's African Queen and Ellen Glasgow's Vein of
Iron, Mr. Cousins refuted the idea that one picture is
worth a thousand words. There is nothing like the
interaction of print and the mind, he said, and human
evolution requires more than mere images; it requires
abstract thinking. Because there is this need for
abstract thought, there will always be print, books,
and bookshelves, for this is what the mind is all
He based his discussion of creativity in individuals
and, by extension, in society on a number of
examples ofachievers-Albert Schweitzer, Pope John,
Pablo Casals, and Somerset Maugham. "Creativity in
society has a world dimension," he said, lauding
International Book Year and the contributions of Ted
Waller and Emerson Greenaway. All the world's
people share the same history and the same problems,
Mr. Cousins concluded, and there are no longer
primarily national problems but world problems like
peace and war, environmental protection, over-
crowding, and resources. New worldwide institutions
must be created to deal with these problems on an
international scale. Ideas, imagination, and
optimism-the source of energy-must precede their
solution. Nothing kindles the human imagination
more than the book. [Nancy Gwinn]

A small group of technical services librarians
gathered on Wednesday at 8 a.m. for the meeting of
the Resources and Technical Services Division Pro-
cessing Centers Discussion Group. Glen Zimmerman,
Library of Congress, assisted by Carol Nemeyer of the
Association of American Publishers, opened the
meeting with a report on Cataloging in Publication
(CIP). Great enthusiasm for the program was
exhibited in a lively question period which resulted in
several good suggestions. Among them were sugges-
tions that CIP be expanded to include translations of
children's works from English into Spanish to meet
the needs of school and public libraries with Spanish-
speaking clientele even though normal LC policy
would exclude such material, and that a CIP seal for
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the biregional library association meeting in New
Orleans in November.
Bob Clark of the Oklahoma Department of Li-
braries reported on MARC-Oklahoma. a project
which has been experimenting since February 1969
with LC's weekly MARC tapes to provide Selective
Dissemination of Information (SDI) services, both in
the form of standard lists in broad areas such as law,
environment, and drug abuse and in tailormade sub-
ject profiles compiled from ranges of LC or Dewey
classification numbers. They are also working on a
Cataloging Search and Print Service with access by LC
card number, and other bibliographic services.
MARC-Oklahoma has developed a number of inno-
vative applications of machine-readable cataloging
data, and now in cooperation with the Southwestern
Library Cooperative Endeavor (SLICE), MARC-
Oklahoma will be expanding its activities even
Mr. Clark and Mrs. Elizabeth Roundtree, Chair-
woman of the Discussion Group and Director of the
Processing Center at the Louisiana State Library,
described the cataloging data service which MARC-
Oklahoma provides for the Louisiana center, which
serves not only the State Library but also eight insti-
tutional and 40 public libraries, and processes
100,000 volumes a year at the remarkably low cost of
$1.50 per volume. Catalog copy for approximately 80
percent of the new titles received at the center is
found in the center's official catalog or the LC news
set; the remaining 20 percent of the new titles are
sent via a TWX line to MARC-Oklahoma, where they
are searched against the completed MARC data base.
Within a two-day turnaround period, Louisiana
receives a printout of the cataloging copy from
MARC-Oklahoma, which is then transcribed to
masters for card preparation. The "hit rate" thus far
has averaged 19 percent on the first run, and an addi-
tional 17 percent on subsequent runs against new
weekly tapes. To improve this service, MARC-
Oklahoma is currently experimenting with the pro-
duction of actual sets of cards to replace the
computer printouts they now supply customers.
Mrs. Roundtree described the Louisiana Numerical
Register, a type of union catalog of more than a
million titles from 20 cooperating libraries. The
Register is a simple computer file of LC card numbers
linked to the appropriate library symbols. These
symbols will later be refined to indicate systems as
well as individual libraries within the network, but
even in its present rudimentary form, Mrs. Roundtree
was happy to point out, "it's cheap, and it works!"

The fact that 68 percent of the items in the Register
are unique, that is, held in only one of the 20 cooper-
ating libraries, reinforces her claims about the useful-
ness of this location service.
Each of the informal reports was accompanied by
questions and discussion, and at the conclusion of the
two-hour session, Johanne Bryant of the Mississippi
Library Commission was elected Chairwoman for the
following year. [Pamela A. Wood]

The Association of' State Library Agencies, the
Information Science and Automation Division, and
the Resources and Technical Services Division jointly
sponsored a three-part program on "Networks" on
Wednesday. The presiding Chairman, John Humphrey
of New York State library, gave an overview of the
program. Russell Shank, Smithsonian Institution,
introduced the speakers for Part I, entitled "Net-
works: Aspects of New Technology."
Louis A. Lerner of Lerner Home Newspapers and
the National Commission on Libraries and Informa-
tion Science discussed cable communications and
voice and picture delivery via a cable having a thou-
sand times the carrying capacity of telephone lines.
He pointed out that cable television (CTV) offers
such advantages as the elimination of roof antennas, a
trouble free picture (studio quality), local program-
ming, and importation of distant signals.
By obtaining local authorization, franchise opera-
tors have the right to install a mass antenna tower
connected via cable to the center or "head end" and
then to individual users. Telephone poles and under-
ground lines are used for the main cable which is
tapped for individual use. Cost to the operator ranges
from $5,000 to $50,000 per linear mile. All signals
are converted to VHF which can provide 52 channels.
Bi-directional cable using low and high spectrum
signals for sending and receiving makes two-way com-
munication possible. At a conference in Dayton the
Mitre Corp. demonstrated a two-way information
exchange by using a touch-tone telephone and a tele-
vision monitor linked by a computer. Such technolog-
ical developments make a wired nation possible, but
probably not in the near future as standards and
regulations are inadequate to assure compatibility
between systems.
Future CTV expansion is possible by increasing
computer capacity and using a computer-controlled
hub technique. At present, operating cable systems
have fragmented the market so that a network system
is unlikely. The pattern of CTV development appears


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to be following the community newspaper type of
Harold S. Hacker, Public Library and Monroe
County Library Systems, Rochester, N.Y., spoke on
emerging technology related to library networks. Mr.
Hacker described the role of political power in the
development of CTV as exemplified in Monroe
County and his experience in attempting to provide
the community with public television. The Monroe
County experience resulted in recommendations by a
county-appointed committee for the development of
county-wide standards, inter-area planning, adequate
public channels, and so forth.
By using CTV, libraries can expand their service
into the areas of video reference services, interviews,
discussions, audiovisual materials, reports to the com-
munity, and in-service training.
Mr. Hacker concluded that with increased public
and commercial interest resulting from the FCC regu-
lation enacted March 31 covering CTV, libraries must
play an active role in the development of cable tele-
vision to assure public benefits. Cable television
stakes are big and the need to understand the issues is
Part II of the program on networks was chaired by
Jesse H. Shera of the School of Library Science at
Case Western Reserve University and President of
ISAD. The topic of the program was "Networks: The
Information Utility-Hooked On, Hooked Up, But
Can We Tune In?" Mr. Shank introduced the
speakers, Edwin Parker of Stanford University and
Louis Vagianos of Dalhousie University, Halifax.
Mr. Parker spoke on the expected developments
during the next 10 to 20 years in the area of informa-
tion utility. He predicted that emerging information
utility technology will make on-demand requests via"
cable television possible. This technology will have a
social impact of the same magnitude as that brought
about by the development of printing technologies.
Control of, ownership of, and access to media will
become political issues requiring resolution before the
availability of actual services. If all citizens are to
have legal access to such services, funding must be
All of these issues are vital to the future of libraries
which will have to include on-demand electronic
information systems in their programs in order to
maintain their present level of service. In addition, as
educational programs become demand oriented, li-
braries will need to play a more active role.
Mr. Parker said that it will be imperative for librar-
ians to familiarize themselves with FCC cable tele-

vision regulations and actively work to solicit research
and development funds, provide for public needs in
local cable television developments, support the
National Commission on Library and Information
Science, and encourage innovative library services. If
librarians merely watch and wait, they will lose con-
Mr. Vagianos, who spoke next, suggested that a
better title for the program might have been "From
Chained Book to Wired City." In attempting to per-
suade the audience to examine the negative as well as
the positive features of networks, he posed the
following questions: What is the utility of informa-
tion utility? Are we solving problems or increasing
them? Do we need networks?
Networks themselves generate more information
and create political problems, even though they are
designed to handle the information explosion better.
Selection, organization, and transmission of knowl-
edge is a major problem. Mr. Vagianos noted, and an
intellectual crisis has resulted from a failure to cope
with increased information. Assuming responsibility
for communication has become so important that
new schemes are being designed by educators and
librarians; technological feasibility in itself, however,
is not sufficient justification for implementation of
information networks, according to Mr. Vagianos.
While libraries appear to be an appropriate institution
for cultural transmission, the question remains
whether librarians are ready to defend themselves by
assuming political control over their own institutions.
Mr. Vagianos concluded that networks are not an
answer in themselves but must be accepted as a means
of providing human services within limitations.
In Part III, "Networks: Currents in National Plan-
ning," David Weber, Stanford University, presiding,
introduced the meeting by pointing out that with
increased reliance on the Federal Government for
national planning, guide lines, funding, and laws,
there is an urgent need to understand the spheres of
governmental influence.
Burton Lamkin, Associate Commissioner, Bureau
of Libraries and Educational Technology, US. Office
of Education, the first speaker, presented a Federal
perspective on networks. The focus of his speech was
on the financial resources of libraries, which must use
their resources more efficiently on information net-
works. Mr. Lamkin emphasized that all agencies are
competing for Federal funds and that, at present,
there are indications society may resist future
increases in funding for higher education, including
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Technology, he %aid. is the answer to reducing costs.
Networks, by sharing information and technology
with a resultant reduction in duplication of effort,
meet one of the requirements for Federal support.
Such sharing is essential if libraries are to meet the
needs of all their patrons. Furthermore, libraries have
been competitive in securing funds from their own
institutions, and before seeking Federal aid outside,
they must make the effort to secure funding from
The role of the Bureau of Libraries and Educational
Technology is to observe and assess national needs,
determine what lbranes are doing to meet these
needs, and to report findings. Recent studies have
shown that insufficient planning has resulted in
ineffective use of funds. Cost effectiveness and tech-
nological feasibility are needed to eliminate duplica-
tion of effort and to justify requests for support.
Charles Stevens, Executive Director of the National
Commission on Libraries and Information Science,
described the function of the Commission and stated
that it is charged with primary responsibility for
determining policy on meeting informational needs of
the nation. The Commission appraises current service,
advises agencies, and reports annually to the Presi-
dent. The use of networks is but one of 95 items
being considered by the Commission.
The first meeting of the Commission was held in
September of 1971. Orientation and briefing have
provided the Commission members with the back-
ground needed to assess needs and to plan for service
on the national level. Committees for action have
been established and contracts are being awarded to
assess various specific problems such as public library
funding. This year and next, hearings will be held to
identify regional needs.
The third speaker, William Welsh, Director of the
Processing Department, Library of Congress,
described the role and function of technical pro-
cessing in networks. Technical processing attempts to
make resources available to all by recording and com-
municating bibliographic information. The require-
ments for universal bibliographical control are full
exploitation and effective use of bibliographic infor-
mation. Such standardization of bibliographic de-
scription is needed for better communication.
Centralized bibliographic services are essential if
uniform entries are to be maintained and the Library
of Congress has accepted this responsibility. With the
introduction of computers and related technology,
new standards are required, and a standard for trans-
mitting bibliographic data is available in the MARC

Service although many problems remain such as up-
dating entries, organization of files, and design of
search codes.
The MARC Distribution Service, with about 60
subscribers, distributes records that are used as part
of true networks, as exemplified by the Ohio College
Library Center which receives contributions and dis-
tnbutes them to a network of cooperating libraries.
The Library of Congress now has about 250,000
titles in MARC, and future expansion will include
French, then German, and later other Roman
alphabet languages. [Barbara Roland]

At Wednesday's luncheon meeting of the Round
Table on Library Service to the Blind, Chairman
Alfred D. Hagle presented the Francis Joseph Camp-
bell Citation and Medal to two recipients-Keith W.
Jennison and Frederick A. Thorpe, O.B.E., both
large-print publishers. In making the presentation, Mr.
Hagle recalled that before 1964 few commercial large-
print books existed. Publishers were reluctant to
enter the specialized field because it was considered
economically unfeasible. To serve partially sighted
persons, librarians combed their collections for any
book that would meet the 12-point or larger type size
standard and issued the list under such titles as Books
for Tired Eyes. As a result of the leadership of Messrs.
Jennison and Thorpe, a wide choice of quality large
print books is now available, and some of the
country's leading publishing houses are producing
In a witty and anecdotal speech following the pre-
sentation, John Ciardi, poet, translator and author,
who recently joined the staff of the World magazine,
commented that reading is one way to get out of
one's immediate environment. "Do not refer," said
Mr. Ciardi, "to 'underprivileged Child'; say 'one
whose experience is limited to his immediate environ-
ment'." Mr. Ciardi commented that good children's
literature is also interesting to adults and that books
should not be removed from library shelves, nor
denied to children, simply because of descriptions of
violence. This will not disturb healthy minded chil-
dren, he contended. The luncheon ended with a bene-
diction by Rev. Arthur L. Jackson, Pastor of the First
Mennonite Church of Chicago, who had delivered the
At the Round Table on Library Service Business
Meeting Thursday evening, outgoing Chairman Alfred
D. Hagle turned the gavel over to incoming Chairman
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would be editor of News and Views, and that Marilee
Foglesong, Lee Brodie, and Richard Peel would serve
on the newly established Publications Board.
The National Accreditation Council has asked the
Round Table, in cooperation with the ALA Library
Administration Division, to assist in updating the
Standards for Library Service to the Blind and
Visually Handicapped. Robert S. Bray, Library of
Congress, commented briefly on the standards
pointing out that there are two-standards for library
service, which have been adopted by ALA, and read-
ing materials production standards, which ALA has
not adopted. An ad hoc committee was formed to
review both standards, and to recommend to ALA
adoption of the production standards.
[Alfred D. Hagle]

The ACRL College Libraries, Junior College Li-
braries, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Subject Special-
ists, and University Libraries Sections met for Part II
of their discussion of "The Educational Dynamics of
Media" on Wednesday afternoon. Ellsworth Mason,
Hofstra University Library, who as presiding officer
offered some opening remarks, did not hesitate to
criticize rather strongly what he considered to be the
often thoughtless and inappropriate use of the various
media in educational institutions. He pointed out that
each medium has its strengths and weaknesses and
that appropriate choice is the important factor.
David Crossman, Instructional Research Services,
University of Pittsburgh Library, spoke next on the
topic, "Designing for Media Use: Buildings, Furni-
ture, Equipment." Mr. Crossman viewed the academic
library as a learning center and supported the integra-
tion of books and the various media so that the
library becomes a media center. Thus academic librar-
ians must be proficient in all forms of media, and
must be specialists in the use of all tools of learning,
not simply be skilled in handling the printed word.
The speaker emphasized the importance of individual
instruction with the appropriate use of media. In
designing a media center, the first step is for the
institution to identify its objectives in the library
media center area and to draw up a proposal for
implementing these objectives. Only after this has
been done should an architect be employed to plan
such a center. Mr. Crossman then showed slides of the
different types of structures that are being erected to
provide facilities for effective instructional use of

The final speaker, Donald L. Ely, Area of Instruc-
tional Technology, Syracuse University, discussed
"Fusion or Symbiosis? Relating Libraries to Media
Facilities." Feeling that the primary purpose of a col-
lege is to facilitate learning and to get information in
any form to the person who needs it, Mr. Ely was
obviously in favor of fusion. Discussing the many
elements of a system designed to provide the neces-
sary fusion such as research, design and production of
media, their integration, and their management, the
speaker mentioned several organizational structures;
he felt that one in which there is a director of the
library and a division of instructional devices would
produce the best fusion. Mr. Ely's talk was also illus-
trated with slides. [Paul W. Winkler]

Part I of this joint meeting of the Library Educa-
tion Division and American Association of School
Librarians convened on Wednesday evening, to take
up the topic of "The Process of Change in Library
Education Featuring Six Experimental Programs in
Phase II, School Library Manpower Project."
Before the program proper got under way, two
awards were made. Clara O. Jackson, School of Li-
brary Science, Kent State University, presented the
Library Education Division's Beta Phi Mu Award for
distinguished service to library education to Margaret
E. Monroe, Professor of Library Science at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. Genevieve Casey, Department of
Library Science, Wayne State University, presented
the Library Binding Institute Scholarship for the
study of librarianship to Carroll Ann Klinkhardt of
Webster Groves, Mo.
The first speaker on the program was Frances Hat-
field, Broward County (Fla.) Board of Public Instruc-
Stion and President of the American Association of
School Librarians, who presented the background of
the School Library Manpower Project.
Phase I of the AASL project begun in 1967 to
develop a new approach to the recruitment and
education of school librarians, was launched by a
grant of $1,163,718 from the Knapp Foundation of
North Carolina. During the course of Phase I, the
project studied the effect of change on school librar-
ianship and on the roles and functions of library per-
sonnel and developed recommendations for carrying
out six experimental school library media education
programs in Phase II.
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a two-year grant of $102.000 to develop and
implement experimental programs in the education of
school library media personnel. These experimental
programs provided the topics for the evening session,
and each speaker represented one of the schools.
Robert N. Case, Director, and Anna Mary Lowrey,
Associate Director of the School Library Manpower
Project, moderated.
Joseph F. Blake. Millersville State College, who
discussed "The Process of Innovative Change." noted
the timeliness of such innovation in library school
education, as evidenced by articles appearing in pro-
fessional journals. He felt that the desire for change
derived from the social and technological state of
society and the feeling on the part of the schools of
the need to do better in a changing environment. He
also spoke of the conservative attitude of institutions
and the problem of preparing library school faculties
for change.
William E. Hug, Auburn University, spoke on
"Curriculum Design," emphasizing that in a particular
library school, agreement on purpose was of highest
importance. He pointed out that it was necessary,
first, to decide whom to educate (hence the impor-
tance of admission policies); second, to decide how to
educate, or how to translate the objectives of the
program into valid teaching practices; and finally, to
evaluate these objectives and the degree to which
they were being achieved.
Lucile Hatch, University of Denver, presented the
"Field Work Component" of the project. Miss Hatch
noted that serving an internship in an actual school
library media situation provides students with both
an opportunity to work closely with a school media
specialist and an opportunity to demonstrate what
they know. Miss Hatch made it clear that each of the
six schools participating in the project developed its
own plan for field work, tailoring it to the objectives
of the particular school's program.
Discussing, "Staff Development," Frank R. Bir-
mingham, Mankato State College, stated that in build-
ing a staff to implement the project in each school, it
was important to take into account the radical
changes which have taken place in the school library
profession and to involve the staff in decision-making
Helen Lloyd, University of Michigan, spoke on the
"Impact on Library Education." She noted'several
characteristics of the project making an impact on
library education-cooperative planning, designing of
learning experiences to fulfill objectives, changes in
student-faculty relations with more interaction,

involvement of students in planning, the pullingg of
institutional red tape, and the relaxing of certain
regulations. The speaker felt these innovations were
spreading to other areas of library education.
Vernon S. Gerlach. Arizona State University,
wrapped up the presentation by discussing the plans
for an overall evaluation of Phase II of the School
Library Manpower Project. [Paul W. Winkler]

An all-day session on communication on June 29
jointly sponsored by eight groups, the Adult Services
Division, the American Association of School Librar-
ians, the Association of Hospital and Institution
Libraries, the Children's Services Division, the Public
Library Association, the Reference Services Division
(RSD), the RSD History Section, and the Young
Adult Services Division. Effie Lee Morris, San Fran-
cisco Public Library and President of the Public Li-
brary Association, presided over Part I of the morning
Charles Kuralt of CBS, who has spent the last four
years traveling around the nation in a bus, "eating
grits and fixing carburetors," discussed his feeling
that the press has missed an important story, the
development of an American public conscience,
which no other country has known to such a degree
as the United States and which is especially acute
among youth. Ordinary people have become inter-
ested in matters formerly of interest only to theorists
such as the environment, the role of women, civilian
control of the military, the fate of the cities, and
blacks. One impact of the communication explosion
is that people are involved in discussing and ques-
tioning, and they need not fear the reporting dis-
senting and hostile voices but their suppression.
Americans can see the problems facing them, thanks
to the media, but will get no answers from the media.
Our salvation, according to Mr. Kuralt, is not in the
press, but in libraries, which are eternal and which
can furnish us with history so we can learn from the
lessons of the past.
Frances Hatfield, presided over Part II of the
morning session. Ruth Wamcke, Deputy Executive
Director of ALA, spoke on total community library
resources. The library is not a building, she said, but a
function that can serve many community needs. The
sweep of library service beyond the institution itself
may be increased by working harder, and librarians
can consult other staff members; colleagues in other
libraries, in community centers, in government
agencies, in the commercial community, and in uni-


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versities; and even knowledgeable patrons. The great-
est source of information on community needs is the
community itself, whose resources are "infinite,
varied, and for the asking." Local resources such as
newspapers, television stations, school and prison
publications, and legislatures at any level can provide
information on the community's needs and suggest
channels for action. The attuned librarian knows the
needs before many people in the community do, and
the way should be clear for two-way communication.
The librarian's job is to know what services are avail-
able and how to make them known.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop, Assistant City Librarian at
the Los Angeles Public Library, introduced a new
16mm color film, fresh from the cutting room,
showing several activities of the Watts Community
Library such as a library-sponsored variety show and
community service day, scenes inside the library,
children making their own books and various craft
items, and many other programs "to make people feel
comfortable, relaxed, and at home in the library."
A training film for hospital staff giving a child's-eye
view of a trip to the hospital was also shown. It suc-
cessfully dramatized the fears of the hospitalized
child and how unthinking activities of the staff might
appear, to the child, to threaten him.
The afternoon hours were devoted to group presen-
tations for the consideration of various media,
including cable television, video cassettes, oral history,
library film programming, and the oral tradition. In
the last of these, with Children Services Division Pre-
sident Sara I. Fenwick presiding, storyteller Spencer
Shaw, University of Washington, in his presentation,
"The Oral Tradition: Listening and Speaking Through
Media New and Old," included a demonstration of
the use of rhymes and .of stories with a chanting
rhythm. Other storytellers included Virginia Taylor,
San Jose Public Library, and Mrs. Luz Lopez, Lincoln
Park Branch, Chicago Public Library, who were con-
cerned with storytelling for children whose primary
language is Spanish, and Mary Jane Roth, Park Forest
(Ill.) Public Library, who presented fourth-grade
children and their puppet production of an episode
from The Phantom Tollbooth. The program con-
cluded with a commentary by Roy Wilson, Joint
School District No. 1, West Bend, Wis., on discussing
books with children.
At the end of the afternoon an information program
on "Reading is Fundamental" (RIF), featured Mrs.
Robert S. McNamara, Chairman of the National Advi-
sory Board, and Mrs. Eleanor B. Smollar, Executive
Director. [ Virginia HavilandandSuzy Platt]

"Rules for Cataloging Multimedia" was the topic of
a Resources and Technical Services Division Catalog-
ing and Classification Section (RTSD CCS) meeting
on Thursday afternoon, June 29. [The discussion
formed Part II of a series of three meetings on "Ma-
nipulation of Media for Use: Standardizing Biblio-
graphic Organization of Media"; the first panel of
Part III of this series was reported in the LC Informa-
tion Bulletin of July 28, pp. A-127-129.]
Barbara Westby, Library of Congress and RTSD
Cochairman, welcomed the audience and announced
that no membership meeting would be held. The pro-
gram was preceded by the presentation of the Esther
J. Piercy Award and the Margaret Mann Citation.
Roma Gregory, University of Rochester Library, pre-
sented the Piercy Award to Mrs. Carol A. Nemeyer,
Senior Associate in Education and Library Services,
Association of American Publishers. The Margaret
Mann Citation was awarded to Edmond Applebaum,
Library of Congress [see LC Information Bulletin,
August 4, p. 352]. Emily Wiggins. National Library
of Medicine, made the presentation which was
accepted for Mr. Applebaum by William Welsh.
Barbara Gates, Oberlin College Library, Program
Cochairman, introduced the first topic, "Catalog
Entry: Unit Entry vs. Main Entry." The first speaker,
Virginia Taylor, City Independent School District,
Houston, Tex., described the differences between
main and unit entries in single citation arrangements
and illustrated her presentation with catalog entry
examples. The question of author entry for nonprint
materials was discussed; since authorship is frequently
difficult to determine, title main entry appears to be
a more significant element of identification.
The second speaker, Peter Lewis, City University,
London, pointed out the implications of having cata-
loging rules for nonbook materials which make
possible international interchange of descriptions of
such material. The prime objective should be to trans-
mit information about nonbook materials, not to
reconcile descriptions of books and nonbooks. The
International Standard Book Description needs to be
complemented by a standard description for non-
books, which should be described according to their
own characteristics.
After a question-and-answer period, "Media
Designator" was discussed. Miss Taylor's presentation
emphasized the need for standardizing terms. She
showed examples of catalog entries in discussing the
question of generic versus specific designators and the


August 11, 1972

best location for the designator. She advocated
including the designator immediately after the title.
Mr. Lewis described the importance of the utility
of the designator for the reader. His position is that
the designator, including technical specifications and
required equipment, ought to be located in the colla-
tion and, if necessary, in a more prominent place as
well. An open discussion followed.
Mrs. Ruth Bell, Shawnee Mission (Kans.) Public
Schools, presented "Classification of Nonprint
Media." A variety of classification schemes resulted
from a school district unification, and in order to
provide the school system with the most effective
classification system, a study group was formed to
recommend a single scheme for all schools. Criteria
were developed and, of five systems examined, the
Dewey Decimal Classification scheme seemed best
suited to meet the established criteria. The Dewey
scheme, which was selected for all materials, book
and nonbook, has been proved satisfactory for their
John D. Byrum, Jr., Princeton University Library,
gave an information report on "Cataloging Data
Files." His report covered the work of the CCS De-
scriptive Cataloging Committee's Subcommittee on
Rules for Cataloging Machine Readable Data Files.
The subcommittee has been involved in isolating
items, determining which are stable and which are
subject to change, and identifying areas amenable to
standardization. Mr. Byrum reported that in catalog-
ing of data files, no reference would be made to
physical properties subject to change. The fact that
data files generally have no internal identification was
discussed as was the file size, with a recommendation
to verify actual record counts when possible. The sub-
committee decided to include the media designator in
generic form, for example, "Machine Readable Data
File," after the title. In contrast to other nonprint
media, authorship is often pertinent to data files,
making the notion of using the title as main entry
undersirable. Part II ended with an open discussion.
[Barbara Roland]

The 91st Annual Inaugural Banquet began on Fri-
day evening with the traditional procession of digni-
taries to the high table and brief words from ALA
President Keith Doms, after which the more than 900
hungry librarians plunged into beef "a la Philadel-
phia," Belgian carrots and Marco Polo dressing served
up with a flourish in the Grand Ballroom of the Con-
rad Hilton Hotel. Another Annual Conference had

reached its grand finale, and the happy noise level
clearly demonstrated the members' relief at having
survived yet another mad week.
When the final ice cream sculpture with Sabayon
sauce had been cleared away, President Doms began
the program with an introduction of the guests and
retiring and incoming officers at the high table and
their spouses.
The presentation of the 1972 J. Morris Jones-World
Book Encyclopedia ALA Goals Awards followed. The
$24,000 award was split this year; $14,000 went to
the Intellectual Freedom Committee for the develop-
ment of a prototype workshop on intellectual free-
dom and was accepted by IFC Chairman Richard L.
Darling, and the remaining $10,000 to William
Summers, Chairman of the Committee on Accredita-
tion, to sponsor a seminar for evaluators who will be
applying the newly adopted accreditation standards.
Robert F. Delzell, Chairman of the Awards Com-
mittee, then shared the podium with Mr. Doms for
the presentation of the ALA awards. The Clarence
Day Award, for encouraging the love of books and
reading, was presented to Robert Cromie, in recogni-
tion of his many years as book columnist and host of
the television program "Book Beat." The Melvil
Dewey Award, for creative professional achievement,
went to Jerrold Ome, Librarian of the University of
North Carolina, with particular mention made of his
work as chairman of the American National
Standards Institute's Z39 Committee. The E. P.
Dutton-John Macrae Award, a grant for study in the
area of children's and young adult work, was given to
Mrs. Mary Edley of Fairview Park, Ohio, who will
pursue a sixth-year program at Case Western Reserve
aimed at the development of "mini-courses."
The Grolier Award, for stimulating and guiding
children's reading, went to Ronald W. McCracken, an
Ontario school librarian, for his experimental outdoor
library program. In recognition of its creative pro-
gram to encourage the use of maps by children, the
Hammond Inc. Library Award was given to the
Patterson Library in Westfield, N.Y., and accepted by
Patterson librarian James M. Wheeler. The Lippincott
Award for sustained professional activity of high
quality was presented to Guy R. Lyle, Director of
Libraries at Emory University, for his significant
work as library administrator and educator.
The Herbert Putnam Honor Fund Award, a grant
for travel, study, and writing, was given to Michael H.
Harris of the University of Kentucky School of
Library Science for a research project on the in-
fluence of reading on human behavior. Bowker


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Scholarships were presented to Lilia Vasquez, who
will be attending the library school at the University
of Southern California, and Charles Emerson Bates
who will enter the library school of Rosary College.
The Halsey W. Wilson Recruitment Award was
accepted by Mrs. Sydniciel Shinn for the Missouri
State Library; and the H. W. Wilson Library Period-
ical Award was given to Gill McNamee for the Bay
Area Reference Center.
Following the presentations, Mr. Delzell introduced
an item not on the program agenda: a glowing cita-
tion, signed and sealed in gold by the Governor of
Pennsylvania, to Keith Doms for his fine professional
accomplishments as President of ALA and Director of
the Philadelphia Free Library. Mr. Doms was clearly
both astonished and delighted, and held up the
magnificent document for all to admire.
Returning to the agenda, the annual ALA resolu-
tions were then read, the first thanking the Chicago
Conference Program Committee for the newly
structured conference format, all who had assisted in
making the Conference a success, and the Chicago
Public Library, which is celebrating its 100th year of
service, for its fine hospitality. The second resolution
honored David H. Clift, retiring ALA Executive
Director for his two decades of service and leadership
in the Association, noting his appointment by the
Executive Board as Executive Director Emeritus and
wishing him well in his retirement. It was an
emotional moment and the audience responded with
a lengthy and resounding standing ovation.
Mr. Doms next introduced the new divisional presi-
dents, after which Mary Ann Swanson, Chairman of
the Elections Committee, presented a report of the
1972 election results, naming Jean E. Lowrie as Vice
President and President-elect and Frank B. Sessa as
Treasurer. New Executive Board members and
Councillors were asked to stand for recognition, and
the large number of the latter served to emphasize
again the remarkable fact that last year's Council had
in fact voted itself out of existence in order to imple-
ment the ACONDA-ANACONDA recommendations
so that 100 newly elected Councillors will assemble
for the Midwinter Meeting in Washington.
As his last official act, Mr. Doms then warmly
introduced Katherine Laich, incoming President from
the School of Library Science at the University of
Southern California, who becomes the 89th person to
wield the gavel for the American-Library Association.
Miss Laich's inaugural address took as its theme the
question, "Where Are We Going-Whither ALA?" She
reviewed the past years of unrest within the Associa-

tion, culminating in yet another reorganization, and
suggested that the present discontent was rooted in
the social conditions of our times. Not only ALA but
also many other professional groups have found
themselves plunged into confusion as they discover
certainties shaken, values challenged, and standards
threatened. Reviewing the challenges facing librarians
today in such areas as automation, networks, and
intellectual freedom, Miss Laich described ALA as a
complex organization trying to meet and respond to
the needs of everyone. As new units are created to
respond to newly recognized needs, the status quo
rule that "many are born but few die" comes into
play, increasing the problems of coordinating
activities and almost insuring that there will not be
enough money to fund all the Association's priorities.
The members must continue, Miss Laich said, to
streamline the Association for effective action. Steps
have already been taken towards an open association:
no more closed committee meetings (except in rare
occasions where the privacy of individuals is in-
volved); a flexible and changing power structure,
most clearly illustrated by the completely new Coun-
cil just elected; the establishment of the Committee
on Planning which will review all programs in relation
to stated ALA goals and priorities; the Program of
Action for Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry,
which brings under one jurisdictional umbrella the
responsibilities of Association action on matters of
tenure, intellectual freedom, working conditions, and
other concerns of individual librarians. As every year
is a year of transition, librarians must look to the
future with an eye toward continued improvement,
modify the dues schedule and work to increase ALA
membership now that certain basic structural changes
(outlined above) have taken place, find more ways to
increase individual participation in the Annual Con-
ference and Midwinter Meeting, develop the potential
of State and regional chapters, and provide an
efficient mechanism for the prompt interpretation
and implementation of policies adopted by the Mem-
bership and Council. The theme for the 1973 Las
Vegas Conference, Miss Laich announced, will be
"People: Their Needs, Our Responsibilities," for it is
the librarians' concern for people which unites them,
and library materials themselves can have no meaning
except in relation to people. To serve them, librarians
must be constantly open to change and constantly
willing to solve problems. Noting her hope that, when
the war is over, the benefits of a peaceful social
revolution may be achieved, Miss Laich closed her
address with the reminder that "people are our
highest common denominator."


August 11, 1972

A final grace note to the evening came with the
embarrassed admission that one of the awards had
been overlooked, and to friendly laughter and
applause, Carroll Ann Klinkhardt was presented with
the Library Binding Institute Scholarship.
[Pamela A. Wood]

The 27th Annual John Cotton Dana Library Public
Relations Awards were given on Monday, for scrap-
books and nonprint materials from various types of
libraries, including public, school, special, State, and
service libraries. The awards are sponsored jointly by
the H. W. Wilson Co. and the Public Relations Section
of ALA's Library Administration Division.
Four entries in the contest received awards for best
publicity, and 12 special awards and three honorable
mentions were also given. The top honors went to the
Orlando (Fla.) Public Library, the Riverside-
Brookfield Township (Il.) High School Library, the
Alabama Public Library Service in Montgomery, and
the Special Services Post Library at Fort Monnouth,
Special awards were given to the Horseshoe Bend
Regional Library (Dadeville, Ala.), the Normal (MI.)
Public Library, the Moorestown (NJ.) Free Library,
the Tulsa City-County (Okla.) Library, the Sheridan
County (Wyo.) Public Library, the Lansing (Mich.)
Community College Library, the Dyke College Li-
brary (Cleveland, Ohio), the Applied Physics Labora.
tory Library at The Johns Hopkins University (Silver
Spring, Md.), the Collins Bay Institution Library
(Kingston, Ontario), the Chanute Air Force Base (11l.)
Library, the Library Publicity/Public Relations Com-
mittee of PACAF-USARPAC, and the Veterans
Administration Center Library (Hampton, Va.).

Honorable mentions went to the Carlsbad (Calif.)
City Library, the Greenville (S.C.) County Library,
and the Wheeler Air Force Base Library in Hawaii.
The 1972 recipients of the Distinguished Library
Service Award for School Administrators were John
W. Letson and James H. Broughton, both school
superintendents in the State of Georgia. The awards,
which were presented on Wednesday are given by the
National Education Association and ALA's American
Association of School Librarians.
Dr. Letson, Superintendent of the Atlanta Public
Schools, and Dr. Broughton, Superintendent of the
Whitfield County Public Schools, were both cited for
their outstanding leadership in upholding a philoso-
phy of education that is totally oriented to the
learner. The decade of their service in their respective
communities has been marked with steady improve-
ment in educational programs.
The libraries of Salt Lake City, Providence (R.I.),
Northwestern University, and the Cleveland Plain
Dealer also received awards on Wednesday. The top
honors for effective publicity are sponsored by the
Library Public Relations Council and are given for
outstanding materials in three areas of contact with
the library public. The categories and first-place win-
ners were "Annual Report," the Providence Public
Library; "Guide to a Library or Library System," the
Cleveland Plain Dealer Library; and "Stationery," the
Salt Lake City Public Library and the Northwestern
University Library, both of which received Awards of
Excellence. The Chicago Public Library took second-
place honors in both the first and second categories.-
The third Coretta Scott King Award was presented
on Thursday to Elton Fax, author of the biography,
17 Black Artists. Mr. Fax was commended for his
invaluable contributions both as author and illustra-
tor to the field of literature for over 25 years.


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