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August 18, 1972

"U.S. Relations with China," the first of a series of
seminars on public policy issues announced in the LC
Information Bulletin for July 14, was held in the
Whittall Pavilion on August 1. Lester S. Jayson,
Director of the Congressional Research Service, and
John A. Hardt, CRS Senior Specialist, representing
one sponsor, and James M. Mitchell, Director of the
Advanced Study Program of the Brookings Institu-
tion, representing the other, welcomed 31 Members
of Congress to the discussion with resource panelists
A. Doak Barnett and Benjamin I. Schwartz.
Mr. Barnett, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy
Studies of the Brookings Institution, is a former
newspaper correspondent and Foreign Service officer.
Before joining Brookings he was Professor of Govern-
ment and Head of the Contemporary China Studies
Program at Columbia University. The latest of his
many books on China are The U.S. and China: The
Next Decade (1970), which he edited with Edwin O.
Reischauer, and A New U.S. Policy Toward China
Mr. Schwartz, Professor of History and Govern-
ment at Harvard University, where he also serves on
the Executive Committee of the East Asian Research
Center, has written extensively on China. Among
other titles, he is the author of Communism in China
and the Rise of Mao (1951) and, with Conrad Brandt

and John K. Fairbank, A Documentary History of
Chinese Communism (1962).
The subject of the August 15 seminar, also for
Members of Congress, was "Perspectives and Con-
siderations in Welfare Reform" with Wilbur J. Cohen,
Dean of the School of Education of the University of
Michigan and former Secretary of Health, Education,
and Welfare, and Robert J. Lampman, Professor of
Economics at the University of Wisconsin and editor
of the Journal of Human Resources.

The Library of Congress has acquired three letters
written by Pennsylvania Loyalist Joseph Galloway to
his brother-in-law, Thomas Nickelson of Poole,
Dorset, in the years 1774 and 1779. They comple-
ment, in a very direct way, the acquisition of a large
group of Grace Growden (Mrs. Joseph) Galloway
manuscripts accessioned in 1968 [see the LC Infor-
mation Bulletin of May 23, 1968, pp. 273-274]. The
earlier acquisition told the tragic story of a Loyalist
family separated during the American Revolution and
the fate of Mrs. Galloway, who was left behind in
Philadelphia while her husband and youngest
daughter escaped to England. The recent accession
indicates that Mrs. Galloway's troubles began before
the outbreak of hostilities, and that her husband's

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LC Information Bullettn

CRS and Office of the Librarian Form
Human Relations Committees . 370
First of CRS-Brookings Policy Seminars Held 367
Keep Your Personnel File Up-to-date . 371
LC Acquires Three Galloway Letters 367-370
Library of Congress Publications . 367-377
MARC Film Test Tape Issued . .. 376
Motor Vehicle Unit Moves . ... 375
News in the Library World . 377-378
Revision of Voting Procedures ..... 371
Staff News .................... 371-375
Visitors to LC . . 370-371
Appendix-AALL . A-157-A-161

staunch Loyalism continued from the time of the
First Continental Congress (1774) to his spirited self-
defense before the English House of Commons
Galloway's first letter to his brother-in-law, an
extraordinary one, was dated Trevose (Pa.), July 1,
1774, and runs to 14 handwritten pages. The letter
opens with an apology and an explanation:

After so long Silence on my Part, it seems necessary
between two Brothers, that I should give some Reasons for
my Conduct, ... It has been occasioned by what Some
thought a Truth but Since your last letter I have hoped and
indeed believe to be an utter Falsehood propogated by your
Agent Abel James with an Intent to cover from the World the
cruel and unnecessary Delays he has given to the Partition of
our Father in Laws Estate .. .1 say this falsehood together
with the many insidious and artful Attempts he made to
wrong my wife out of thousands, gave me but little Inclina-
tion to communicate with you at all.

Since the letter describes all of Grace and Joseph
Galloway's properties at some length and in some
detail, it provides substantial evidence of the wealth

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of the politically and socially prominent couple in the
pre-Revolutionary period. As such, it provides an
accurate frame of reference for their vicissitudes after
the outbreak of the American Revolution.
The second letter, dated Philadelphia, November I,
1774, alludes briefly to the property problems of the
Galloways mentioned in the July 1 letter. Galloway
then refers to the recently concluded Firt Conti.
mental Congress, to which he had been a delegate
from Pennsylvania:

... such has been the Public Confusion in America A my
Time has been so engrossed in endeavouring to moderate y.
Flame and Violent Passions here which must I fear termiante
in great Mischief to ye. People of this Country that I have not
been able to comply with my Intentions ....

As an unswerving Loyalist, Galloway foresaw an
inevitable conflict when men did not moderate their
passionate outbursts in an attempt to seek reconcilia-
tion with the government in England:

... As to the unfortunate Dispute between the Mother Coun-
try & her Colonies, I fear it is now arrived to such an Heighth
that It will be with great Difficulty accommodated- Nothing
has been wanting on my Part to moderate the Violent
Temper of the Warm & indiscreet People here, and bring
about a Reconciliation between the two Countries upon
Principles of Liberty and Government-But what can one or
a few men do in so Arduous a Task- ... All the violent Parts
of them [resolves of the Congress] I strenuously opposed
from Conscience & Judgment and because I was convinced
they might widen the Differences between us-

The last letter of the group, dated London, January
4, 1779 (Galloway had sailed from New York in
October 1778), commented on Galloway's recent
appearance before the House of Commons to be
cross-examined on the conduct of the war. The main
thrust of the testimony was to attack the conduct of
the Howe brothers, and in this Galloway felt he had

... Many good Effects will flow from this Examination.
-The eyes of the Government will be opened- The diposi-
tion of the People of America towards this Country will be
before the Nation.-and that false Idea which the two
Brothers attempted to prove in order to cover their own
misconduct, that the American is universally disaffected and
disloyal totally refuted, and that war which they intended to
stop will be still vigorously carried on for the suppression of
the rebellion. In short their Design went so far as the entire

August 18. 1972



The eight members of the Human Relations Committee in the Office of the Librarian are fl-r. Mrs. A llaway.
Miss Robbins. Mr. Vassallo, Mrs. Turner. Mr. Noakes. Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Mohr, and Miss Reichley.

Members of the Human Relations Committee in the Congressional Research Service include fl-r) Mrs. Jones,
Mrs. Gressle. Mr. Shaw. Mr. Hutton, Mr. Neale, Mrs. Eddy, Mr. Randall, Miss Browne, Mr. Holloway,
Mrs. Ayton, Mr. Whiteman. Mrs. Dodson. Mr Turner, Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Radtke, and Mr. Poling.
not present for the picture were Miss Christopher, Mrs. Kenely, and Mr. Wiggs.


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giving up of America. and of Course the ruin of this Country
which is now effectually prevented -

The three letters have been added to the Joseph
Galloway Papers in the Manuscript Division. When
processed, they will be available for scholarly use in
the Manuscript Reading Room. Paul G. Sifronj


The Congressional Research Service and the Office
of the Librarian have formed Human Relations Com-
mittees in accordance with the Librarian's announce-
ment asking each department to form these
committees and to create a Library-wide Human Re-
lations Council (HRC) that will lead to improved
work relationships throughout the Library of Con-
gress. Previous issues of the LC Informarion Bulletin
have carried articles on the background of the pro-
gram (June 23, p. 279) and on the formation of com-
mittees in the Administrative and Processing
Departments (August 4, pp. 347-349) and in the Law
Library and Copyright Office (August II, pp.
The Human Relations Committee in CRS was orga-
nized from employees elected from each of the 11
divisions to serve as the nominating committee. The
nominating committee became the nucleus of the
Human Relations Committee with six additional at-
large members elected by the nominating committee
in order to reflect the composition of the CRS staff
with regard to sex, age. race, grade, and organiza-
tional unit. Alternates were also selected from each
The members of the committee are Mrs. Mauree
Ayton. Science Policy Research (SPR), who is Chair-
person. William Holloway. Library Services (L), who
is Alternate Chairperson; Mrs. Sharon Gressle,
Government and General Research (GGR), Secretary;
Mrs. Stephanie Everett, American Law (A); Jeremy
Hutton, CRS A; Robert Poling. CRS A; Thomas
Neale, Congressional Reference (C); Raymond Wiggs,
Economics (E); David Whiteman, CRS E; Mrs.
Virginia Eddy. Education and Public Welfare (Ed);
Elmer Shaw, Environmental Policy (EP); Marjorie
Browne, Foreign Affairs (F); Mrs. Beatrice Jones,
CRS GGR; Blanchard Randall. CRS L; Leon Turner,
CRS L; Mrs. Eula Kenely, Senior Specialists (S); and
Joan Christopher, Office of the Director (D). Mrs.
Ayton is the committee's representative to the HRC

and Mrs. Gressle, Mr. Hutton, Mr. Poling, Mr. White-
man, Mr. Randall, and Mr. Turner are members-
The I1 alternate members of the committee are
Bernevia Milton, CRS A; Mary Ann Ferrarese, CRS C:
Mrs. Yvonne Dodson, CRS D; Patricia Kolodich, CRS
E; David Osman, CRS Ed; Mrs. Margaret Conradsen.
CRS EP; Clyde Mark, CRS F; Stephen Langone. CRS
GGR; Mrs. Jewel Ogonji, CRS L; Susan McKenzie.
CRS SPR; and Mrs. Mary Radtke, CRS S.
In the Office of the Librarian, eight staff members
were selected to serve on the Human Relations Com-
mittee. They are Paul Vassallo, National Serials Data
Program, Chairman; Mrs. Jean Allaway, Office of the
Assistant Librarian; Frederick Mohr, Publications
Office; Douglas Noakes, Office of the Chief Internal
Auditor; Nancy Reichley, Exhibits Office; Nancy
Robbins, Information Office; Mrs. Doreena Thomas.
Equal Opportunity Program Office; and Mrs. Sandra
Turner, Office of the General Counsel. Mrs. Turner
will serve as the committee's representative to the
Human Relations Council.
In the Office of the Librarian, the Human Relations
Committee will be responsible for its own member-
ship and will shortly determine how it will replace its
membership at the time of rotation or when a
vacancy occurs.
The next issue of the Information Bulletin will
carry articles on the formation of a Human Relations
Committee in the Reference Department and on the
Library-wide Human Relations Council.


Mrs. Elisabeth van der Hoeven, a Swedish librarian
currently living in Washington while her husband is
on a tour of duty here, visited the Library of Con-
gress on July 21. A specialist in children's literature.
Mrs. van der Hoeven talked with Virginia Haviland
and toured the Reference and Processing Depart-
Four Spanish librarians, all from Madrid, visited LC
on July 13-17. Isabel Fonseca, Director of Study
Projects, Department of Libraries and Archives, was
leader of the group and the only one who had been to
LC before-in 1966. The other visitors were Luis
Garcia Ejarque, Chief of the National Readers'
Service; Manuel Carrion, Assistant Director. National
Library of Spain; and Hipolito Escolar, Director, Li-
brary Coordination Center. Madnd Province. In
addition to a general tour, the visitors received special

August 18, 1972

briefings in the Manuscript, Music, Prints and Photo-
graphs, Serials, and Geography and Map Divisions and
the preservation laboratories.
Two visitors from Trinidad were at the Library on
July 20 and 21. Enos Sewlal, Director of the National
Archives, is traveling on a Unesco grant to identify
for later photocopying archival materials relating to
Trinidad. At LC, he spent some time in the Latin
American, Portuguese, and Spanish Division, worked
at the Main Catalog, and traveled to the Geography
and Map Division to inspect some important old maps
and charts of Trinidad.
Mrs. Shirley Espinet, Assistant Librarian, University
of the West Indies. St. Augustine, Trinidad, is visiting
the United States on a grant from the Department of
State. A specialist in agricultural librarianship, Mrs.
Espinet visited LAPS, the Photoduplication Service,
and the Science and Technology Division.
The new representative of the Library of Congress
in Oslo, Norway, Janne BjSrge. made her first visit to
the Library on July 7 and 8. In addition to having an
orientation tour, Miss Bjqrge conferred with staff
members of the Overseas Operations Division and in
other offices of the Processing Department.

Keep Your Personnel File Up-to-date

Employees are reminded to report to the Per-
sonnel Operations Office any additional education
which has not previously been reported to the Per-
sonnel Office. Although not required by the Li-
brary, documentation in official personnel folders
of such additional education will facilitate the pro-
cessing of personnel action recommendations.


A law passed by Congress since the last presidential
election, Section 1973 aa-l of Title 42, United States
Code, makes it possible for every citizen of the
United States to vote for President and Vice Presi-
dent. It does so by abolishing length of residence re-
quirements, and by requiring States to have absentee
registration and voting procedures for presidential
The two principal features of the law are as

Length-of-residence requirements for voting in presidential
elections have been abolished. States may still close registra-

tion for voting in presidential elections 30 days prior to the
election but may keep registration open longer. A person
who moves into a State after its registration is closed may
vote in person or by absentee ballot in the State where he
previously resided if he was registered in that State or if he
satisfies the absentee voting requirements of that State.
Each State is required to have an absentee registration pro-
cedure, and anyone who will be away from his State of
residence during the registration period should use this pro-
cedure to register. Likewise, each State is required to have an
absentee balloting procedure for presidential elections, and
registered voters who will be absent from their election
districts on election day will be able to apply for an absentee
ballot up to seven days before an election. The voter must
return the ballot to the appropriate election official not later
than the time of the closing of the polls on election day.

The same rules apply to the District of Columbia as
to the States.


Loran P. Karsner, Chief of the Card Division,
retired on June 30, after more than 40 years of
Government service, almost all of which were spent in
the Card Division.
On July 27 the staff of the Card Division held a
reception in his honor at the Navy Yard Annex. Over
450 of his friends gathered to wish Mr. Karsner
happiness in his retirement. During the party, L.
Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, presented
Mr. Karsner with a leather bound book of signatures;
William J. Welsh, Director of the Processing Depart-
ment, gave him a transoceanic short wave radio as a
gift from the Card Division; and Robert R. Holmes,
Assistant Director for Processing Services, presented
him with a signed and framed jumbo catalog card.
Copies of the card were distributed to his friends.

Karsner, Loran Philip, 1932-1972.
Happy retirement: a natural for success; past,
present and future. Washington, D.C., Library of
Congress, Card Division, 1972.
xix, 40 p. 59 cm. (Leisure World)

1. Librarians- Retirement. I. Title
Z720.K3 301.43'5
ISBN 0-0040-4-12
Library of Congress O (r72c8]

LPK 72-630

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With due respect to the hostesses, the parking
attendants, to those who prepared the food and
decorated the cafeteria where the reception was held.
and to all others who helped make the experience
delightful, the highlight of the program was a skit
written and narrated by Albert Cherry called "It's All
in the Cards. the LPK Story." The story told of Mr.
Karsner's birth in 1912 in Thorn Hill, Ky., with the
attending physician saying, "As I was bending over
the Baby Karsner recording the color of his eyes on a
card, the Baby Karsner pulled the card right out of
my hand." To which the narrator responded, "Yes,
Loran P. Karsner pulled his first card at age one day."
Later, Frank Marsden brought laughter when he

Mr. and Mrs. Karsner

appeared as Mr. Karsner arriving in the big city for his
first job. He, as well as Ernie Hedges. Vernie Warren.
and Cathy Harris enjoyed enacting parts of those who
played important roles in Mr. Karsner's life.
The skit revealed that, after a short tour on the
staff of the Architect of the Capitol. Mr. Karsner
began work as a Card Drawer in the Card Division on
April 20. 1933. at the wage of 51 cents an hour. Nine
years later he had become the First Assistant in the
Reprint Unit and by 1948 he was the Supervisor of
the Estimating Unit. After assuming progressively
more responsible positions, he became the sixth Chief
of the division in February 1968. He had served

under Charles H. Hastings. John W. Cronin, Nathaniel
J. Stewart, Edward A. Fmlayson. and Alpheus A.
Walter-the five men who had preceded him in the
position. Mr. Finlayson and Mr. Walter were among
those attending his retirement party.
Promotions were not the only sign of Mr. Karsner's
ability and dedication, for in 1953 he received a
Superior Accomplishment Award for planning and
carrying through a special project for stock control.
In both 1958 and 1960, he received Outstanding Per-
formance Ratings for his administrative and technical
improvements, and in 1965 he received the Meritori-
ous Service Award for his thorough planning and
direction of the division's move to the Navy Yard
Mr. Karsner's 40 years of Government service and
the honors he obtained are reflections of his desire
for self education, his confidence, his consideration
for others, and his dedication to his job. For a com-
plete review of Mr. Karsner's career see LC Informa-
tion Bulletin, March 17, 1972, pp. 1 15-116.
William W. Tucker, Offset Pressman in the Printing
Unit of the Central Services Division, retired on July
21 after 23 years of Federal service.
A native of Amherst, Va., Mr. Tucker worked for a
number of years in private industry before coming to
the Library in January 1949 as a Bindery Helper. In
May 195 I he was promoted to Offset Press Operator,
a position he held until he was transferred to the
(then) ATD Duplicating Unit. He served as Assistant
Supervisor in ATD from 1962 to 1965 when he re-
turned to the former Office of the Secretary as a
result of the consolidation of these two duplicating
Mr. Tucker was presented a gift at a luncheon held
in his honor and attended by his family and both
present and former co-workers.


Federal Documents Aide Presented
35-Year Federal Service Award
Major J. Winston, who retired on June 30 from his
position as Federal Documents Aide in the Exchange
and Gift Division [LC Information Bulletin. June 30.
p. 296] was presented a 35-year Federal Service
Award pin and certificate on July 12 by Processing
Department Director William J. Welsh. The presenta-
tion took place at Mr. Winston's home on Capitol Hill
where he is recuperating from a foot injury.
Mr. Winston also received several gifts from his
colleagues. After the ceremony. he and Mrs. Winston

August 18, 1972

surprised those present with a delicious buffet
Attending the presentation were Mr. Welsh, Paul E.
Edlund, Executive Officer of the Processing Depart-
ment; Nathan Einhorn, Chief of the Exchange and
Gift Division; Peter Bridge, Assistant Chief of the
Exchange and Gift Division; Mrs. Alma Mather, Head
of the Federal Documents Section; and Patrick
Hardesty, Head of the Receiving and Routing

Seven From Manuscript Division Receive
Group Meritorious Service Award
On Friday, August 4, seven members of the Manu-
script Division staff were honored for service to
readers. The coincidence of Easter holidays at many
universities and the annual meeting of the Organiza-
tion of American Historians in Washington created an
unprecedented influx of readers to the Manuscript

Pictured in the Librarian's Office are (I-r) Mr. Mum
Miss Wolfskill, Mrs. Sung, Mr. Scott, Mr. Parham, and Mi

Reading Room during the week of April 3-8. For
their excellent service during that period, the Librar-
ian presented a group Meritorious Service Award to
Mrs. Carolyn Sung, Head of the Reader Service Sec-
tion, and Charles Cooney and Arvies J. Staton of the
staff of the section, and to Preparation Section Staff
members who pitched in to help, Mary M. Wolfskill,
Robert McGowan, William Parham, and Earl Scott.
During that busy week, this group served to readers
an estimated 2,000,000 manuscripts, more than most

manuscript repositories contain. On one day alone,
107 readers registered, submitted 243 call slips, and
received 990 containers of manuscripts. In many
institutions this activity would be a week's or even a
month's work. In letters to the individual staff
members, Mr. Mumford said. "Your exemplary per-
formance, along with that of your colleagues, fully
merits this award ... There is no doubt that visiting
historians left Washington impressed by the service of
the Manuscript Division."
Five of those honored received their awards in per-
son. Mr. McGowan has left the Library to continue
his education; Mr. Staton, who was on leave August
4, is now a member of the staff of the Federal
Research Division.


LC Lawyers Receive Appointments
Several Law Library staff
members were appointed to
various committees of the
American Association of Law
Libraries (AALL) at the
group's 65th Annual Meeting
in Chicago [for a report of the
meeting see the appendix in
this week's LC Information
Carleton W. Kenyon, Law
Librarian, was named Vice
Chairman of the Automation
and Scientific Development
Committee. Mr. Kenyon will
also be serving on the Ad Hoc
Committee on Copyright and
the Task Force on Automa-
tion, in addition to being, as
incumbent Law Librarian, an
ford, ex officio member of the
'. Cooney. Liaison with Library of Con-
gress Committee. Marlene C.
McGuirl, Chief of the American-British Law Division,
was appointed Chairwoman of the Legislation and
Legal Developments Committee. Also heading a com-
mittee is Ivan Sipkov, Assistant Chief of the
European Law Division, who will be Chairman of the
Foreign and International Law Committee in addition
to working on the Foreign Law Indexing Committee.
Other Law Library staff participating on the
Foreign Law Indexing Committee are Tao-Tai Hsia,
Chief of the Far Eastern Law Division; Zuhair E.

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Jwaideh. Chief of the Near Eastern and African Law
Division. and Armins Rusis, Senior Legal Specialist in
the European Law Division. Armando E. Gonzhlez,
Senior Legal Speciahst in the Hispanic Law Division,
is a member of the AALL Certification Committee.
Library of Congress lawyers also figured promi-
nently in the results from the recent election of
officers announced at the annual luncheon meeting of
the Capitol Hill Chapter of the Federal Bar Associa-
tion on July 19.
Marion G. Herring, Senior Legal Specialist in the
American-British Law Division, Law Library, was
elected to the office of Second Vice President; Hugh
P. Price, Legislative Attorney in the American Law
Division. Congressional Research Service, to the
office of General Secretary; and Robert A. Lincoln,
Assistant General Counsel, to the office of Recording
Secretary. Elected to serve on the Chapter's Council
were Marlene C. McGuirl, Chief of the American-
British Law Division, Law Library, and Mark Lillis,
Assistant Chief, Reference Division, Copyright Office.
John J. Kominski, General Counsel of the Library of
Congress and outgoing president of the Chapter, was
elected as delegate to the National Council of the
Federal Bar Association. Succeeding him as President
is James A. Lanigan, General Counsel of the House
Committee on Government Operations.
The speaker at the luncheon, held in the Raybum
Building, was one of the founders of the Chapter,
Everette Maclntyre, Commissioner of the Federal
Trade Commission. His subject was "The Nature,
Need and Consequences of Administrative Sub-
stantive Rule Making," which involved a discussion of
the functions of the Federal Trade Commission. He
concluded with an analysis of pending legislation,
H.R. 4809, which provides, among other things, for
an amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act
to give the Commission's rules the effect of sub-
stantive law.
Composed of attorneys who are Senators, Congress-
men, and employees of the Senate, House of Repre-
sentatives, and Library of Congress, the Capitol Hill
Chapter is one of three local branches of the Federal
Bar Association. New members are welcome; the only
requirement for membership is prior admission to
practice law in one of the States and/or the District
of Columbia.
Edmond L. Applebaum, Assistant Director for
Acquisitions and Overseas Operations in the Pro-
cessing Department, is author of an article published
in the spring issue of the Foreign Acquisitions News-
letter, (pp. 1-7). The article provides readers with

information on "Foreign Acquisitions Programs of
the Library of Congress."
Stephen E. Bush, Safety and Preparedness Officer
in the Administrative Department, has been
appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Super-
visors of Fairfax County as a member of the Fairfax
County Hospital and Health Center Commission for a
two-year term, beginning September 1. The Com-
mission is responsible for the planning of health facili-
ties in Fairfax County.
John C. Rather, Technical Processes Research
Office, is author of an article,"Filing Arrangement in
the Library of Congress Catalogs," in the spring issue
of Library Resources and Technical Services (pp.
240-261). The article discusses preliminary considera-
tions about the functions of large bibliographic files,
the complexities of cataloging, the interaction
between users and catalogs, and ways to simplify
arrangement. The assumptions and principles that
underlie new filing rules developed for the Library of
Congress are stated, and their organization and antici-
pated use are described. An abridged version of the
rules is illustrated by an extended example.
Ivan Sipkov, Assistant Chief of the European Law
Division of the Law Library, has been appointed
General Coeditor of the Bulletin, the journal of the
International Association of Law Libraries, to be
published in Germany.
William S61yom-Fekete, Senior Legal Specialist in
the European Law Division, was interviewed recently
by the Hungarian Service of the Voice of America in
connection with the 140th anniversary of the estab-
lishment of the Law Library. During the interview,
which was taped for delayed broadcast to Hungary,
Mr. S61yom-Fekete discussed the Hungarian legal
collection of the Library of Congress.
Ronald S. Wilkinson, Manuscript Historian in the
Manuscript Division, is a contributing author to the
Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York:
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970-). This series of
volumes, scheduled for publication over a number of
years, is being written by a group of authorities in the
history of science, and will include biographies of
scientists from ancient times to the present. When
completed it will provide an equivalent to such works
in other fields as the Dictionary of National
Biography and the Dictionary of Amerian Biog-
raphy. Each entry includes an analysis of the subject's
scientific contributions and a bibliography of primary
and secondary works.
Mr. Wilkinson is contributing entries for a number
of scientists and physicians, rangingin time from the

August 18, 1972

16th-century Spanish farrier Francisco de la Reyna, a
precursor of William Harvey who described move-
ments of the blood, to the 19th-century
German-American entomologist Augustus R. Grote,
whose chief contributions were to the taxonomy of
the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The latter
biography has recently been the first of Mr. Wilkin-
son's to appear, in Volume 5 (1972).

William Matheson was appointed Chief of the Li-
brary's Rare Book Division, effective July 10. Mr.
Matheson succeeds Frederick R. Goff who retired
after 27 years as Chief of the division.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Mr. Matheson
studied at the University of Washington, where he
received a bachelor's degree in 1950, a master of arts
degree in 1955, and a master's degree in library
science in 1958. He has also done advanced study at
the University of Chicago.
Mr. Matheson came to the Library of Congress in
1958 as a Special Recruit in the Library's program for
outstanding graduates of library schools and was
appointed Assistant Head of the Exchange and Gift
Division's European Exchange Section in 1959. He
later served as Bibliographer in the General Reference
and Bibliography Division, and as Head of the Ori-
entalia Exchange Section of the Exchange and Gift
Division before accepting a Lilly Fellowship for a
work-study program at the Lilly Library, Indiana Uni-
versity, in 1961. From 1962 to 1971 Mr. Matheson
served as Chief of the Rare Book Department and as
Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections at
Washington University Library in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Matheson returned to the Library of Congress
in June 1971 as Assistant to the Chief and Supervisor
of the Reading Room of the Rare Book Division. For
the first six months of this year, he was on a tempo-
rary assignment in the Reference Department Office
as Principal Acquisitions Officer.
He is a member of the American Library Associa-
tion, Bibliographical Society of America, Biblio-
graphical Society of the University of Virginia, Manu-
script Society, and Music Library Association.
Samir M. Zoghby, Assistant Head of the African
Section, returned to the Library on August I after a
two-year leave of absence. During this period, he
served as Associate Professor of History in the Univer-
sity of Cameroon, Yaound6, under a Fulbright-Hays
Grant, teaching African history and conducting
research in northern Cameroon on sources of Arabic
manuscripts. While in Cameroon he translated Trans-

atlantic Blues (Poeme Dramatique) by Valere Epee
from French to English, which was published this
year in Yaounde in both languages by Editions CLE.
Under the auspices of the U.S. Information Service.
he went on a lecture tour early this year to Algeria,
Chad, Nigeria, and Upper Volta. speaking about his
research with Arabic manuscripts. African studies in
the United States, and Africana in LC; a highlight of
this tour was his participation in the annual meeting
of the Nigerian Library Association.

Appointments: Richard J. Balthazar, research analyst.
GS-9, FRD, 2963; Brady J. Davis, special policeman, Bldgs,
2928; Eva M. Dolfi, library aid, GS-3, Share Cat. 2904:
Melvin L. Eckley, accounting clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv, 2909; M.
Rebecca Johnson, fiscal accounting clerk, GS-6. FMO. 4005:
Vinell Judge, assistant supervisor cataloging services, GS-5,
Desc Cat, 2936; Lillie Odessa Moffett, editorial assistant.
GS-4, CRS A, 2989; Pacco Peebles, stack cleaner, WG-1,
Bldgs, 11-100; Charles L. Sens, cataloging assistant, GS-5.
Cop Cat, 2899; Carolyn C. Shackelford, card punch clerk.
GS-4. ISO, 2840.
Reappointments: Willie James Gilchrist. Jr.. special police-
man. Bldgs. 2924: Susan M. Harding. social science analyst.
GS-12. CRS D. 2719: James W. Stevenson. janitor. WG-l.
Bldgs, 100.
Promotions: Pedro Rosario Alvarez, Photodup. to library
technician, GS-4, Mss, 2921; Ella J. Goggins, to review and
screening specialist, GS-7, FRD, NP; John C. Neely, to senior
research analyst, GS-12, FRD, 4006; Mary L. Scott, to super-
visor, Serials and Social Sciences Shelflisting Unit. Subj Cat.
GS-11, 4013; Arvies J. Staton, to research analyst. GS-9.
FRD, 2967.
Transfer: Hessie L. Chandler. Cat Publ. to preliminary cata-
loger, GS-5, Desc Cat, NP.
Resignations: Lillie B. Berry, ISO; Doris J. Broscius. Share
Cat; Suzanne E. Burton, CRS F: Virginia F. Crisman. E&G:
Melissa J. Cutter, CRS F; Mary K. Dugan, CRS D; Helene
Gardel. Share Cat; Mary H. Gilkes. Cop Cat; Cynthia J.
Johnson, Subj Cat; Susan H. Lay. Cop Serv; Joan W. Roberts,
Cop Ref; Linda Vocino, Cop Cat.


Effective Thursday August 17 the Motor Vehicle
Unit will be located in room MB-178 near the north-
east entrance of the Main Building. The new
telephone extensions for the Motor Vehicle Unit are
6461 and 6462.

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A magnetic tape containing over 200 film records
in machine-readable form which can be used for test
purposes is now available for purchase. The tape was
mentioned in an LC Information Bulletin article two
weeks ago (August 4, p. 355) which described the
expansion of the MARC Distribution Service to in-
clude film records.
The cost of the test tape is $20. Purchasers who
have regular accounts established with the LC Card
Division may charge this amount to their accounts.
All others must pay in advance by sending a check or
money order, made payable to Chief, Card Division,
Library of Congress Building 159, Navy Yard Annex,
Washington, D.C. 20541.
The test tape is available in either seven-track (556
cpi) or nine-track (800 cpi) mini-reels. Purchasers will
also receive a copy of Films: A MARC Format,
describing the record format and data fields, and
specifications for the tape format and character set
(ASCII 6-bit or 8-bit). Orders for the test tape should
specify the kind of tape desired, seven- or nine-track,
and should be mailed to the attention of the MARC
Distribution Service at the above address; the Card
Division can also supply additional information on
the MARC Distribution Service.


Accessions List: Ceylon. Vol. 6, No. 2. June 1972.
(pp. 9-28). Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Assistant Field Director for
Special Operations, Library of Congress Office,
American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 25,
Parts 3-4, No. 2: Dramas and Works Prepared for Oral
Delivery. July-December 1971.(ix, pp. 121-232.) For
sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, at $2.50 an issue or $5 a year, domestic, and
$6.25 a year, foreign (LC 3.6/5:25/3-4).
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 25,
Part 6, No. 2: Maps and Atlases July-December
1971. (viii, pp. 99-174.) For sale by the Superinten-
dent of Documents at $2.50 an issue or $5 a year,
domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC 3.6/5:25/6).
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 25,
Part I B: Commercial Prints and Labels. January-
December 1971. (viii, 77 p.) For sale by the Superin-
tendent of Documents for $5 a year, domestic, and

$6.25 a year, foreign (LC 3.6/5:25/1 IB).
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 25,
Parts 12-13, No. 2: Motion Pictures and Filmstrips.
July-December 1971. (viii, pp. 87-173.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at $2.50 an issue
or $5 a year, domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC
The complete Catalog of Copyright Entries sells for
$50 a year, domestic, and $62.50 a year, foreign.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Mars (Planet) (TB 72-8).
June 19, 1972. (3 p.) Compiled by D. Niskem. Free
upon request to the Reference Section, Science and
Technology Division, Library of Congress, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20540.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 7. July 1972. (pp. 511-587.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents for 45 cents this issue
or $6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year, foreign
(LC 30.9:63/7).
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
May 1972. (xx, 710 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.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. July
1972. (iv, 29 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
issued in eight monthly and four quarterly issues and
an annual volume. Supplement to the Union List of
Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the Card Division for
$160 a year.
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs
of the Library of Congress. January-March 1972.
Supplement to the 7th edition. (135 p.) With an
appendix of Subject Headings for Children's Litera-
ture. (1 p.) For sale by the Card Division at $15 a

Press Releases: No. 72-51 (August 2) Library of Congress
Manuscript Division marks diamond jubilee with exhibit of
treasures from its collections; No. 72-52 (English) (August 3)
Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped issues first Spanish/English catalog of books
recorded in Spanish; No. 72-52 (Spanish) (August 3) La Divi-
si6n para los Ciegos y los Fisicamente Incapacitados de la
Biblioteca del Congreso public el primer citalogo en Ingeis y


August 18, 1972

Espaftol de libro. grabados en idioma Espahol, No. 72-53
(August 8) Library of Congress MARC Distribution Service
to issue MARC film records beginning in fall 1972.
Library of Congress Regulation: No. 1917-2 (July 31)
expanded procedures for reducing extra copy files.
Special Announcements: No. 493 (August 1) announced
Ihe visit to the Library of the Bloodmobile on August 14;
No. 494 (August 2) announced the appointment of Norman
A. Pierce as Chief of the Congressional Reference Division.
Congressional Research Service; No. 495 (August 4) an-
nounced the appointment of Edward J. Blume as Assistant
Chief of the Subject Cataloging Division, Processing


Archive Development Discussed at OAS Meeting
The Organization of American States (OAS), with
the collaboration of the International Council on
Archives and the National Archives of the United
States, held a "Meeting of Experts on the Develop-
ment of Archives in Latin America and the Carib-
bean" at OAS Headquarters on July 24-28.
Experts attending the sessions were Gildardo
Campero Cirdenas, Mexico, Vicenta Cortes, Spain,
Luz Alba Chac6n de Umana, Costa Rica; Michael
Chandler. Barbados; Guillermo Durand Florez, Peru;
Oliver W. Holmes and Morris Rieger, United States;
Raul Lima, Brazil; Elio Lodolini. Italy; and Aurelio
Tanodi, Argentina. A number of other experts, in-
cluding Lino Gomez Canedo, Academy of American
Franciscan History; Frederick Kidder, University of
Puerto Rico: Mario L6pez and George Ulibarri, U.S.
National Archives; Carmen Marin, North Carolina
State University; and Lyman Platt, Church of Jesus
Christ of the Latter Day Saints, also participated.
David Donovan, ALA International Relations
Office; Jorge Aguayo, Columbus Memorial Library;
Frank Evans, U.S. National Archives, Jessie Torres,
Pan American Health Organization; Jos6 Luis Soto,
Academy of American Franciscan History; Patricia
Mufioz, Inter-American Development Bank; Estellita
Hart. OAS; and Mary Ellis Kahler, Library of Con-
gress. attended as guest observers representing their
organizations. Marietta D. Shepard and Carmen
Rovira coordinated the program, which was under the
OAS Department of Cultural Affairs, directed by
Javier Malag6n Barcelo.
Eight sessions were held. The first two concerned
the legislation required to establish a national ar-
chives, to place it in a suitable organizational context

where it would receive adequate support, and to
assign it the powers necessary to oversee a national
program that would include all aspects of the manage-
ment of public records. Such a program should cover
the initial creation of records and the preservation,
arrangement, description, and servicing of the per-
manent records and archives of a nation. The adminis-
trative role of a national archival agency and its
responsibility for preserving the documentary patri-
mony of a nation were stressed at the second session.
One of the key sessions was concerned with the
creation of a multinational center for the training of
archivists. It was concluded that the center should be
established at the Escuela de Archiveros at the
Universidad Nacional de C6rdoba, Argentina; an
advisory committee was formed in order to plan and
develop a program to meet the needs of Latin Amer-
ica and the Caribbean.
The availability of technical assistance and of finan-
cial support for advice from experts and through OAS
and Unesco programs was discussed at another ses-
sion. The creation of a regional archival organization
for the Americas, to be affiliated with the Inter-
national Council on Archives, was recommended. At
other sessions, the technology and equipment re-
quired for preservation and needed restorative meas-
ures were considered and possibilities for funding
such work from public and private sources were sug-
gested. The seventh session was devoted to publica-
tions, ranging from journals and news bulletins about
archives and archivists to others designed to identify
and enumerate the archives of each nation in inven-
tories and finding lists. National bibliographies on
archives and instruction and procedural manuals were
also recommended as necessary elements in the devel-
opment of adequate systems of national archives in
Latin America and the Caribbean.

Slavic Committee Work Reviewed
"The Joint Committee on Slavic Studies
1948-1971, A Summary View," in the Spring issue of
the ACLS Newsletter (pp. 6-26), relates the history
and accomplishments of a body closely associated
from the beginning with certain activities of the
Library of Congress. Formed in 1948, it was charged
by its sponsors, the American Council of Learned
Societies (ACLS) and the Social Science Research
Council, with "the improvement of tools and
methods for Russian and Slavic studies, with promot-
ing systematic research in its field in different institu-
tions, with development of the American Slavic
Review as an organ of publication, and with effecting


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means of improving the flow of Russian materials to
research institutions in this country."
Sergius Yakobson. former Chief of the Library's
Slavic and Central European Division, was one of the
committee's initial members and prepared for it A
List of the First Five Hundred Russian Books for
College Libraries. The committee sponsored the prep-
aration and publication of Basic Russian Publications:
An Annotated Bibliographr on Russia and the Soviet
Union and Russia and the Soviet Union: A Bibli-
ographic Guide to Western Language Publications.
both under the general editorship of Paul L. Horecky.
present Chief of the Slavic Division.
In 1971, after 23 years of notable achievement, the
Joint Committee on Slavic Studies was discharged
and a standing Subcommittee in East Central and
Southeast European Studies (SECSES) was raised to
full committee status.
The article was written by Gordon B. Turner,
ACLS Vice President.

South Africa Library Puts Catalog on Microfiche
South Africa's State Library at Pretoria is now pub-
lishing on microfiche a union catalog of 1972 and
later imprints reported by 151 participating South
African libraries. Entitled South African Unicat, the
new publication has been started as a result of a deci-
sion to close the existing union catalog in card form.
The card catalog, known as the South African Joint
Catalog of Monographs. was begun in 1941 and now
contains an estimated 2.5 million cards.
Published quarterly and cumulative with each issue,
the South African Unicat is based on the Inter-
national Standard Book Number (ISBN) and includes
only those imprints which have been allocated
ISBN's. Each entry consists of the ISBN and a num-
ber code for the reporting libraries. Each 15 x 10.5
cm. fiche lists over 11.000 titles, but a search of this
list requires a previous determination of the pertinent
ISBN. According to H. J. Aschenborn. Director of the
State Library, an alphabetical joint catalog may be
published at a later stage if the MARC tapes of the
Library of Congress cover the South African book-
stock. Requests for subscription information should
be addressed to The State Library. P.O. Box Probus
397, Pretoria, South Africa.

FID Committee Publishes Seminar Proceedings
The Proceedings of the Second Seminar on UIDC
and Mechanized Information Ssvtems has been pub-

lished by the International Federation for Docu-
mentation's Committee on Classification Research
(FID/CR) as No. 1 1 in its Report series.
Held in Frankfurt in June 1970, the seminar was
sponsored by FID/CR and the FID study committees
on machine techniques and systems, and organized by
a committee of the Deutscher Normanausschuss. The
seminar was planned as a survey of the results of the
first seminar on the Universal Decimal Classification
(UDC) in mechanized systems held in Copenhagen in
1968 and as a review of later developments in this
field. A notable feature of the Frankfurt seminar was
the presentation of a number of operational systems
using the UDC in selective dissemination and informa-
tion retrieval services, as well as in the production of
computer-prepared bibliographies and indexes.
Several presentations deal with the problem of inter-
convertibility of indexing languages and the potential
role of UDC as the basis of a switching language
between future information systems and networks.
Edited by R. Mblgaard-Hansen. Chairman of FID/CR.
and Margit Westring-Nielsen. both of the Danish
Centre for Documentation. Lyngby. the Proceedings
(FID Publ Series No. 405) may be obtained from the
Centre at $10 postpaid.

New Library Study Issued
Problems in Organizing Library Collections by
Doralyn J. Hickey is the fourth in the Bowker Co.
series, Problem-Centered Approaches to Librarian-
ship. Just published by the R. R. Bowker Co. for
$9.95, the work applies the case method to 30 typical
problems confronting technical service librarians in a
wide variety of libraries. The case studies cover such
topics as LC cards, divided catalogs, paperback books.
changes in classification, microfilms, binding proce-
dures, cooperative processing centers, the cataloging
of serials, revision of subject headings. regional union
catalogs, MARC records, automation, information
retrieval, and commercial cataloging services.
Though designed for library school students, the
volume's lively style should appeal to laymen with an
interest in libraries. The author is an Associate Pro-
fessor of Library Science at the University of North
Carolina. She is the former Managing Editor of Li-
hrarv Resources and Technical Services and, in 1971.
was honored as Outstanding Resources and Technical
Services Librarian by the Trustees Section of the
Southeastern Library Association. [T R. Barcus]


Vol. 31, No. 33

August 18, 1972

Chicago, IB., July 1-6, 1972

The American Association of Law Libraries
(AALL) held its 65th Annual Meeting at the Drake
Hotel in Chicago on July 1-6. The first of the three
business meeungs convened Saturday morning, with
Viola A. Bird, University of Washington Law Library,
presiding. The new officers of the Association elected
to serve during 1972-1973 are: President, Mary W.
Oliver, University of North Carolina Library;
President-elect, Erwin C. Surrency, Temple University
Law Library; Secretary, Marian Boner, Texas State
Law Library; and Treasurer, Eugene M. Wypyski,
Hofstra University School of Law Library. New
Board members are Mrs. Bird; Jack S. Ellenberger,
Covington & Burhng, Washington. D.C.; Meira G.
Pimsleur, Columbia University Law Library; and
Betty V. LeBus, Indiana University Law Library.
Also that afternoon the Conference of Newer Law
Librarians (CONELL) met under the co-chairmanship
of Anita K. Head of the Los Angeles County Law
Library, and Mildred Mason of Reynolds Metal Com-
pany, Va. In the evening a reception and banquet
were given in honor of CONELL with Lucius D.
Battle, Vice President for Corporate Relations, Com-
munications Satellite Corporation, as the main
speaker. [Ivan Sipkov]

The Committee held a luncheon meeting Sunday
afternoon. After an opening statement with short re-
marks on the committee's composition, Chairman
Frank Lukes of Baker, McKenzie, and Hightower,
Chicago, introduced William A. Steiner, Librarian,
University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal
Studies, under whose general editorship the Index to
Foreign Legal Periodicals has reached the highest
standard among publications of such a nature. Mr.
Steiner expressed his appreciation for the assistance
the Committee is giving him and explained various
technical problems related to the editorial work.
Mr. Lukes proceeded with the selection of new
legal periodicals to be indexed. Several titles were
approved by the Committee while the consideration
of a few was postponed and one was rejected. New
titles for which consideration was postponed will be
reconsidered in a year and, if approved, will be

indexed retrospectively. The Committee also adopted
a suggestion to survey periodicals under consideration
for inclusion on the basis of geographical regions, sub-
ject topics, and legal systems for the purpose of
balanced coverage; this, it was agreed, would lead to a
periodical revision of the list. Finally a resolution was
adopted to implement changes in the subject headings
used in the Index during the current fiscal year so
that they could be included in the forthcoming
Cumulation No. 6 covering the years 1974-76. The
meeting was concluded after a discussion of problems
dealing with the interdisciplinary approach toward
new legal periodicals, number of subscribers to the
Index, its advertisement and exhibition, and the like.
Members of the Committee on Foreign Law
Indexing for 1972-73 are: Chairman, Frank Lukes;
Igor I. Kavass, Northwestern University Law Library;
Chin Kim, University of Illinois Law Library; Karen
L. Morgan, University of New Mexico Law Library;
Bill Murphy, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago; Guido F.
Olivera, University of Texas at Austin; Ramdas
Parikh, DePaul University Law Library; Adolf
Sprudzs, University of Chicago Law Library; N.
Suljak, Institute of Governmental Affairs, University
of California at Davis; Miklos Voeroes, St. John's Uni-
versity School of Law Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Christian L. Wiktor, State University of New York
Law Library; and Tao-tai Hsia, Zuhair E. Jwaideh,
Armins Rusis, and Ivan Sipkov, all of the Law Li-
brary, Library of Congress. The Committee, as Mr.
Lukes indicated,will probably be enlarged.
[Ivan Sipkov]

The Committee held its annual meeting Sunday
afternoon under the direction of the newly appointed
Chairman, Ivan Sipkov, and Vice Chairman Mario P.
Goderich, University of Miami Law Library. The
Committee received a report from outgoing Co-
chairmen, Adolf Sprudzs and Igor I. Kavass. The
report discussed the present status of five projects
initiated during the previous years.
Mr. Sipkov then re-examined the projects from the
point of view of their completion or discontinuation.
It was decided that the status charts of multilateral

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treaties project would be continued by Mr. Sprudzs as
it is in an advanced stage of progress. A pido project
to up date information about treaty sources will be
discontinued because the participation and response
of Committee members has been somewhat uneven.
The effort to compile statistical data about compara-
tive. foreign and international law collections is at the
preliminary state and will be completed under Mr.
Kavass' direction. The project to maintain on a con-
tinuing basis a supplementary service to Kate
Wallach's Union List of Basic Latin American Legal
Materials as a task of a Subcommittee under the
chairmanship of Juan F. Aguilar, University of New
Brunswick. will be completed by the new Committee
under Miss Wallach's direction with the participation
of the present Subcommittee. The tentative project
for the establishment of a reporting subcommittee on
cessation and irregular publication of foreign legal
periodicals, initiated by Mr. Kavass, will be given
attention in the future.
Following the project review, Mr. Sipkov outlined a
plan for the compilation of the laws and treaties re-
garding diplomatic and consular services throughout
the world, the main task being to collect and arrange
systematically every legal text of all member states to
the world community of nations, with translation
into English whenever needed. This work, upon its
completion and publication, will serve as a guide and
pattern for foreign governments and offices as well as
a basic source for scholarly research. The plan
received enthusiastic approval. [Ivan Sipkov]

Following a brief introduction of the speakers par-
ticipating in the Monday morning panel, Chairman
Iris J. Wildman, Yale Law Library, acting as modera-
tor and panelist, outlined the purpose of the
discussions from the point of view of subject areas,
educational methods and techniques, and sources and
ways of communication.
The first speaker, Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Yale
Law School professor, analyzed in his lecture,
"Changes in the Books to Fit Changes in the
Courses," the trends in legal knowledge resulting
from efforts to achieve specialization, to clarify
factual problems, to solve questions of management
relationships, and to develop research projects. He
listed external forces which induce change, among
them, new social and legal patterns, widening phases
of criticism of present social and legal arrangements,
and the need for legislative solution of the problems.

Among internal forces which lead to a new type of
legal curriculum are acceptance of the idea of legal
realism, increased sophistication of law students in
the political and social realms, the proliferation of
factual problems (urbanization, pollution, etc.), a
closer relationship between faculty and government,
and rapidly rising standards for policy making. To
respond to these changes, Mr. Hazard suggested:
(1) creation of additional institutes specializing in
certain areas, (2) establishment of new journals
devoted to law reforms, (3) more interdisciplinary
lecturers, and (4) more genuine research seminars.
The second speaker, William Goffman, Dean, Case
Western Reserve University School of Library
Science, spoke on the topic, "The Role of the Library
School Curriculum in Continuing Education." He said
that the postwar increase in the number of students
in universities and the desire for higher grades has
caused students to pressure for changes in the quality
and quantity of curricula. This has led to an increase
in interdisciplinary subjects so that new universities
intermingle units, and job-seeking students strive for
more professional education. In this respect the role
of the school in library science has been to provide a
curriculum which will educate students not only to
serve but to participate in research work.
The next panelist, Mr. Wildman, whose topic was
"The Changing Times: Its Effect on Collection
Development," discussed the affects of science and
technology, and social and economic issues, such as
abortion, noise, women's liberation, and organ trans-
plants, on the curriculum of legal sciences and books
dealing with those subjects. Law librarians face a
difficult problem in determine whether new works
should be added to the collections; they must decide
how to make selections, at what increase of the
budget, and with augmentation of what inter-
disciplinary tools, computers, memory banks, etc.
The last speaker, Eugene M. Wypinsky, discussed
AALL's role in educational changes in the speech,
"What Do You Do! The AALL and You."The Associa-
tion's constitutional objective, as Mr. Wypinsky noted,
is education and, in the effort to achieve this, it con-
ducts institutes for training librarians, and conferences
for newer librarians; sponsors committees and their
work in various fields of interest; issues a number of
publications; and finally holds annual meetings. In this
manner, he stated, we all obtain knowledge and educa-
tion from each other. [Ivan Sipkov]

On Monday afternoon, Beverly J. Pooley. Univer-


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sity of Michigan Law Library, introduced, after a few
remarks, Dr. Andrew S. Watson, a social psychiatrist
with the University of Michigan Medical Center and
Professor at the University of Michigan Law School,
who presented an address entitled "Librarian Prob-
lems in Law-Psychiatry Research." Dr. Watson dis-
cussed the minor and isolated impact of psychiatric
theory on law, although more active efforts are being
made toward bringing the age of Freud into the legal
field. From his psychiatric background and his
experience with lawyers and law students he analyzed
the law school teacher, the teaching methods used,
and the type of law student resulting from the
Socratic-psychological process. Dr. Watson empha-
sized the need for more conscious legal involvement
of the lawyer-teacher-student in life situations and
presented tools for a practitioner which would bridge
the interdisciplinary gap between law and psychiatry.
[Carleton W. Kenyon]

The panel, which met Tuesday morning under the
chairmanship of Patrick E. Kehoe, Yale University
Law Library, dealt with the use ofmicromedia, audio
cassettes, and dual media materials in the law library.
Speaking on procurement and acquisitions, Bardie
C. Wolfe of the University of Virginia Law Library
noted that such publishers as the Practising Law
Institute and the state bar associations are rapidly
entering the field of nonbook publishing, and as Mr.
Wolfe put it, "It's here to stay!" A major factor
which slowed acceptance of nonbook forms for some
time was standardization, and Mr. Wolfe suggested
that it is becoming a problem of the past. The AALL
has contributed to its advancement by having repre-
sentation on the American Standards Institute's docu-
ment reproduction, library workings, and library
supplies committees. To assist in the selection of
materials for a library the two checklists printed in
the Law Library Journal ("Selected Microforms on
Legal Subjects." August 1970, and "Microforms on
Legal Subjects," February 1972) have been recom-
mended as most helpful.
The second panelist, Pearce S. Grove, Director,
Eastern New Mexico University Library, discussed
bibliographic control and cataloging. After tracing a
brief history of the subject he noted that modem
bibliographic control actually began shortly after
World War I. Since that time important strides have
been taken, especially by the Library of Congress,
first in the field of maps, then prints, and now sound.
Special mention was also made of the contributions

to cataloging and control of nonbook materials by
Great Britain and Canada. Following the discussion a
brief survey via audio visual aids covered many selec-
tions and cataloging tools for nonbook media in the
United States and abroad.
The final panelist, Laura Nell Gasaway, University
of Houston Law Library, presented a lively paper on
the problems of storage and circulation. She empha-
sized an observation period before the purchase of
equipment and an evaluation conducted by compari-
son against recognized standards such as those pub-
lished in the American Journal of Documentation
246 (vol. 16, 1965). Miss Gasaway also discussed
storage conditions for film fiches, magnetic tapes, and
The panel presented a solid summary of the state of
the art 1972 in regard to nonbook materials. Some
old procedures were emphasized as traditional but
necessary. Many new ideas were explored, some hope-
fully to be implemented soon. [Steve Margeton]

The panel on "Identifying and Acquiring Federal
Government Documents" opened Tuesday afternoon
with a brief introduction of the speakers and their
topics by the moderator, Mary W. Oliver. The first
panelist, Albert E. Eastman, Chief Administrative
Officer, Government Printing Office, spoke on
"Present Programs and Future Plans of the Govern-
ment Printing Office." Mr. Eastman reviewed GPO
plans to convert the operations and the distribution
system of documents in order to meet present-day
expectations. Numerous members of the audience
cited situations which seem to bring about slow
service to libraries, dealers, and law offices.
The second panelist, James B. Adler, Publisher and
Editor, Congressional Information Service Washing-
ton, D.C., discussed the under utilization of Con-
gressional documents because of lack of identification
and indexing and the function of CIS since 1970 in
filling this gap. The last speaker, Charlotte B. Still-
well, Cook County Law Library, Chicago, reviewed
the various commercial services available for congres-
sional publications. [Carleton W. Kenyon]

The third and last general business session met on
Wednesday morning under the chairmanship of the
outgoing President, Viola A. Bird. After a few short
announcements, Mrs. Bird proceeded with the voting
and approval of several proposed amendments to the
Association's Bylaws: Article III, Section I, first


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sentence, regarding the nominating committee
.ippoinied by the executive board, and Article Ill,
SetLlion I second sentence, dealing with the right of
the nominating committee to nominate candidates
tor the position of vice president-president elect, as
well as for the positions of secretary and treasurer.
Also a new Article VIII (Anti-Discrimination) was
adopted for the bylaws providing that membership or
participation in any activity of the Association or its
chapters shall not be denied to any individual or
abridged on account of race. color, religion, sex, or
national origin.
Following was a final reading and vote on several
resolutions submitted by Association members. The
resolutions and action taken were: (1) to express
support of the Race Relations Reporter and the Race
Relations Information Center (passed);
(2) requesting the cessation of all American bombing
and withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Vietnam
fileded: (3) displaying American and Canadian flags
at future meetings (failed). (4) condemning the
Federal Government for misusing its power regarding
secrecy thus denying citizens information, intimi-
dating people through the public media, and carrying
criminal prosecution against persons revealing certain
secret materials (failed); (5) showing solidarity with
the Harrisburg Trial defendants (faied): (6) joining
the Association of American Publishers in support of
Ralph Ginzburg (failed): (7) encouraging the collec-
tion and preservation of important materials dealing
with civil liberties in the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties
Library (passed): and (8) expressing solidarity with
the American Library Association in support of Zoia
Horn's stand in the Harrisburg Eight Trial (failed).
After a slight revision of the text of Article III,
Section ,1 second sentence of the Association's By-
laws, the business session was adjourned.
[Ivan Sipkov]

This session met on Wednesday morning with
Marian G. Gallagher, University of Washington Law
Library, as chairman. The open meeting centered on
the implications of the US. Court of Claims Opinion
of Commissioner James F. Davis in the case of
Williams & Wilkins Co. v. the United States. Members
of the panel included Jack S. Ellenberger; Carleton W.
Kenyon, Law Librarian, Library of Congress; Julis J.
Marke, New York University Law Library; Peyton R.
Neal. Washington and Lee University School of Law
Library; and Erwin C. Surrency, Temple University
Law Library.

Following a summary of the Commissioner's
decision, which recommended that the plaintiff is
entitled to recover reasonable and entire compen-
sation for infringement of copynght, the panel
explored the impact of the Commission's recommen-
dations, possible arrangements for reimbursement to
publishers, the justification for the Commissioner's
position on fair use, provisions to be supported if
legislation is a possible solution to the problem, and
what individual librarians should do before the matter
is settled. A vote of the panelists and the audience
indicated approval of joining other library associa-
tions as amici curiae on appeal. ICarleton W. Kenyon]

A panel discussion entitled "Library Networks-
Implcation for Law Librarians" with Marian G.
Gallagher as moderator, took place on Wednesday
afternoon. After a general survey of the three major
events which have a devastating effect on the law
librarians' profession, namely, population explosion,
inflation, and interdisciplinary subjects, Mrs.
Gallagher cited plans for establishing communication
networks m an effort to cope with the newest de-
The first panelist, Gordon R. Williams, Director,
Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, defined the
term network as a formal or informal agreement to
ask at least one library for information and to have at
least one library under obligation to supply the infor-
mation. He pointed out that population growth and
an increase in the number of problems which are not
purely legal have brought about changes in the law
itself and have expanded the number of legal publica-
tions; consequently, the need for bibliographic con-
trol and better access to this material has become
acute. The present system requires improvement in
the meaning of specialization, intellectual control, use
of computers, etc. Cooperation and coordination
between libraries through networks is desperately
needed. Mr. Williams cautioned about such obstacles
as lack of agreement as to the purpose of the library,
the basic task of library collections; uncertainty as to
the importance of speed of access and of the role of
browsing, lack of knowledge of the frequency of mate-
rial use, of the economics of library operations, and of
similarities and dissimilarities between libraries; lack of
library budget flexibility;lack of bibliographic control,
and the like. In promoting networks between libraries,
the speaker distinguished between those which are
based on a state level and those based on nationwide
cooperation; the latter, he said, should prevail.

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The second panelist, Peter L. Freeman, University
of Alberta Law Library, took a devil's advocate posi-
tion, presenting the difficulties and disadvantages in
introducing a network. Libraries must ask themselves:
what is the aim; how can the additional expenses be
justified; what is the quality of access; what money
should be used (public or private); what external
national structure is needed, how should it be started;
what type of legal material should be involved; what
internal hierarchical structure should be introduced;
should automated, computer, or retrieval systems be
used, resulting in technology costs; can these costs be
met; who will govern the network, who is going to
pay, and who is going to use it (lawyers, the general
public?). In summarizing his analysis. Mr. Freeman
pointed out three general areas which negate the pro-
gram: (1) funding-inequality of local support and
charging fees and insecure continuance of financing;
(2) people-they do not understand the problems,
lack of leadership, fear of loss of autonomy and job
security; and (3) imbalance in the use of networks-
restricted access, insufficient personnel, and lack of
total commitment.
The third panelist, Morris L. Cohen, Harvard Law
School Library, tried to reconcile the views of the
preceding speakers and to describe AALL's role in
network development. He suggested that an effort be
made to start the project on a modest scale by
creating interlibrary loan procedures, duplicating
systems, and acquisitioning programs, using for that
purpose government and foundation financial support

as well as users' fees. Mr. Cohen suggested that
AALL's role is to start planning for a limited network
which would gradually involve all modern libraries.
[Ivan Sipkov]

The Wednesday afternoon Conference was chaired
by Pat B. Piper, University of California (Davis) Law
Library. In a presentation entitled "Progress Report
on the Development of Class K," Horace J. Feldman,
Subject Cataloging Division, Library of Congress,
indicated the availability of the preliminary draft of
Class KD (United Kingdom and Ireland) and its
experimental six-month application, the substantial
progress made on the German scheme, and the
beginning of Class K general. Cecilia H. L. Kwan, Uni-
versity of California at Davis Law Library, presented
"Classifying Nonlegal Materials in Subclass KF; The
Results of a Questionnaire Sent to KF Users, Decem-
ber 27, 1971," indicating that most users follow LC
policy, either partly or wholly, rather than forcing
law related and nonlaw materials into KF. Laura Nell
Gasaway related her experience in the paper,
"Holding a Regional KF Institute," regarding the
Southwestern Chapter of the AALL in March 1972.
The last speaker, Peter Enyingi, Los Angeles County
Law Library, discussed "Interim Arrangements for
Filling the Gaps of Class K" and outlined the alter-
nate methods for arranging materials not covered by
portions of Class K. [Carleton W. Kenyon]

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