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September 1, 1972
KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC FOUNDATION
COMMISSIONS SEVEN NEW WORKS
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the
Library of Congress has awarded grants to seven com-
posers-one in the United States and six in other
countries-to write new works of chamber and
symphonic music. Their original manuscripts will
come to the Library later.
Bruno Maderna of Italy and Joji Yuasa of Japan
have been commissioned to compose works for
osymphony orchestra. Earle Brown, an American,
Francis Miroglio of France, Thea Musgrave of
England, Zsolt Durko of Hungary, and Theodore
Antoniou of Greece have been commissioned to com-
pose works of chamber music.
These awards bring to 178 the total number of
works commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky
Music Foundation in the Library of Congress,
founded in 1950, and the Koussevitzky Music Foun-
dation, Inc., founded in 1942. The two foundations
perpetuate the lifelong efforts of Serve Koussevitzky
to encourage contemporary composers and to provide
them with opportunities to create new works.
Among those who have received commissions since
the creation of the foundations are many prominent
composers as well as younger composers of the
United States, Canada, a number of European and
several Latin American countries, and Japan. One of
the compositions commissioned by the Foundation in
the Library, Jacob Druckman's "Windows," was
recently awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
Many of the works written under grants from the
foundations are now important in the repertoires of
the major symphony orchestras and chamber music
ensembles of this and other countries. Operas written
for the foundations have been performed by the
Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Center
Opera, and by a number of other companies in this
country and abroad. The original autograph manu-
scripts of all works written for the foundations are
placed in the Library's Serge Koussevitzky Music
LIBRARY ACQUIRES RARE EDITION
OF THESA UR US MA THEM TICUS
The Library of Congress has recently acquired an
exceedingly rare canon of sines, the first edition of
Thesaurus mathematics Sive canon sinuum ad
radium 1.00000.00000.00000 et ad dena quaeque
scrupula secunda Quadrantis: Una cum sinibus primi
et postremi gradus, ad eundem radium, et ad singular
scrupula secunda Quadrantis... by Georg Joachim
Rhaiticus, adapted by Bartholomiius Pitiscus and pub-
lished in Frankfurt by Nicolaus Hoffmann for Jonas
Rosa in 1613. The single-volume publication is
divided into four parts or tables, each having a
separate title page.
The long Latin title states essentially that Table I,
calculated by Rhaticus, has natural sines for every ten
Vol. 31, No. 35
LC Information Bulletin
Archivists Form Mid-Atlantic Regional Conterence 398
Kou!sevitzky Foundation Commissions New Music 391
LC Asks Examiner to Reconsider Findings
in Barbara Ringer Case . ... 393-394
Library Acquires Rare Edition of Thesaurus 391-393
Library of Congress Publications
News in the Library World .
Revised UCC Ratified by Senate
Serials Program Receives Grant
Staff News . .
Visitors to LC . .
Silliam Stafford on USIA Tour
. .. 399-400
. . 393
. .. 394-396
. .. 396-398
. . 396
seconds throughout the quadrant, to 15 places, semi-
quadrantally arranged, with first, second, and third
differences. Table II, also calculated by Rhaticus, has
natural sines for every second from 00, to 1, and
from 890 to 900, to 15 places, with first and second
differences. Table: III and IV, calculated by Pitiscus,
give the lengths of the chords of a few angles, to 25
places, with verifications, followed by natural sines
and cosines for every 10th, 30th, and 50th second in
the first 35 minutes, to 22 places, with first, second,
third, fourth, and sometimes fifth differences.
Rhlticus (1514-1576) has been called the most
laborious of all the table computers. He was
appointed to a chair of astronomy and mathematics
at Wittemberg in 1537. Two years later he went to
Frauenburg to study with Copernicus. He was among
the first to adopt and spread the heliocentric theory
of Copernicus, publishing its first exposition in
Narratio prima (Danzig, 1540) and for about 10 years
thereafter producing ephemerides based on the
Copernican system. It was Rhlticus who persuaded
Copernicus to complete the great De revolutionibus
orbium coelestium [Available in the Library's Rare
Book collections, QB41.C76 1543], obtaining his
permission to take the manuscripts to Nuremberg for
publication. Because of the religious objections of
Luther and others, Rhaticus left Nuremberg before
1543, the year De revolutionibus was actually pub-
lished, and moved to Leipzig. From his time at
Wittemberg until his death at Cassau, Hungary, on
December 5, 1576, Rhaticus worked on his great
canons, none of which was destined to be published
in his lifetime, the Opus Palatinum first appearing 20
years, and the Thesaurus mathemalcus 37 years after
The extreme rarity of Rhaticus' publications is in
large part due to his association with Copernicus. De
Morgan, in his authoritative article "On the Earliest
Trigonometrical Canon" in the Philosophical Maga-
zine, June 1845, points out that "in the Index Ex-
purgatorius, it is not Copernicus who is forbidden to
be read generally; the prohibition extends to the
work De Revolutionibus ... But Rheticus [sic] is
wholly forbidden to be read in any of his works; in
Sotomaier's folio edition of the Index [Madrid,
16671, even the Opus Palatinum is an unlawful book,
unless the praises of Rheticus in the preface be erased
on passed over." The condemnation of Rhilicus'
books took place in 1550, before much of his
material had been published, which no doubt
accounts for the disappearance of many of his publi-
Pitiscus (1561-1613) was a German clergyman with
an enthusiasm for mathematics-in his Trigonometria
he expressed a wish that all his brethren were mathe-
maticians, to make them manageable and
benevolent-and was also a pupil of Rh;ticus. In the
five-page preface to the Thesaurus mathematics, he
gives a remarkable account of how the manuscripts of
the Rhiticus tables were saved from oblivion.
[Authors' note: We are indebted to Thomas D.
Burney, Rare Books Division, for translating the pref-
ace from the Latin.] Pitiscus had been asked by his
patron Frederick IV, Count Palatine and Duke of
Bavaria, to correct an earlier publication by Rhiticus,
a canon of triangles known as the Opus Palatinum
(QA 33.R5), the original edition of which contained
cumulative errors in the first 86 pages of tables.
In the course of this effort, it became apparent to
Pitiscus, from internal evidence, that Rhaticus must
have had access to a table of sines to every ten
seconds and to fifteen decimal places, suspecting that
Rhiticus himself had worked out such a canon.
Pitiscus got in touch with Rhaticus' friend and pupil
Valentine Otho, who had originally edited and pre-
pared Rhiticus' Opus Palatinum for posthumous pub-
September 1, 1972
location (Neustadt, 1596). Otho confirmed the
existence of the tables but, "owing to the weakness
of his advanced memory," was uncertain as to their
whereabouts; he dimly thought they might have been
left at Wittemberg. So Pitiscus sent someone there to
search for them, but after incurring considerable
expense, his emissary returned empty-handed. After
Otho's death in 1605, Rhiticus' papers passed into
the hands of Jacob Christmann, who discovered the
canon among them. As soon as Pitiscus found out, he
went to see Christmann and examined the manu-
scripts page by page, although they were "covered by
stains and filth and in almost putrid stage." To his
great satisfaction, he found (1) the 10-second canon
of sines to 15 places with first, second, and third
differences, (2) sines for every second of the first and
last degrees of the quadrant, also to 15 places, with
first and second differences, (3) the beginning of a
canon of tangents and secants, to the same number of
decimal places, for every 10 seconds, with first and
second differences, and (4) a complete minute-canon
of sines, tangents, and secants, also to 15 decimal
places. Pitiscus tells us that for 12 years, Rhaticus had
several computers constantly at work; in 1572, "com-
puters" obviously referred to warm bodies!
Having used the tables to complete his laborious
emendations of the Opus Palatinum, Pitiscus says he
felt an obligation to see at least some of the Rhiticus
tables through publication, and made a number of
futile attempts along this line until he met Jonas
Rosa, who, on the strength of the brisk sales of
Pitiscus' Trigonometria, was willing to trust Pitiscus'
judgment as to the salability of the Rhiticus tables.
On the advice of a colleague, Pitiscus decided not to
publish the minute canon of sines, tangents, and
secants, partly because it would labor under the same
errors Pitiscus had corrected in the Opus Palatinum;
he also added that these might "lessen, by the in-
creased price of the main work, the number of
purchasers and thus inconvenience the printer."
The tables published in the Thesaurus Mathe-
maticus are so accurate that they are still usable
today. The work is available for scholarly use in the
Rare Book Division.
(Catherine I. Bahn and Staffan Rosenborg]
REVISED UCC RATIFIED BY SENATE
On August 14, the U.S. Senate unanimously
approved ratification of the Universal Copyright Con-
vention as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, with
This is the first revision of the Universal Copyright
Convention (UCC) which was established in 1952 and
came into force in 1955. The next text specifically
enumerates certain basic rights of authors, including
the exclusive rights of reproduction by any means,
public performance, and broadcasting. Concomi-
tantly, special exceptions for developing countries are
permitted. Generally, these exceptions give devel-
oping countries the power to institute procedures for
the compulsory licensing of translations and repro-
ductions of certain works for educational purposes,
subject to certain limitations, if the works are not
made available in the country within stated time
The new provisions of the Convention require no
implementing legislation, as they do not affect the
U.S. copyright law, which is already in accord with
SERIALS PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT
The Council on Library Resources, Inc., which gave
funding and staff support to the first two phases of
the National Serials Data Program, has awarded an
Officer's Grant of $20,000 to the National Serials
Data Program to supplement the budgetary support
provided by the three national libraries and enable
the Program to enter its operational phase. [A
description of the National Serials Data Program
appeared in the LC Information Bulletin for March
24, pp. 124-5.]
In addition to the grant of funds, the Council con-
tinues to make available to the Program the services
of George Parsons as Senior Systems Analyst and
Lawrence Livingston as Consultant.
LC ASKS EXAMINER TO RECONSIDER
FINDINGS IN BARBARA RINGER CASE
L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress,
announced on Tuesday, August 22, that he had re-
quested through Counsel a reconsideration of the
findings of Ernest Waller, Hearing Examiner in the
appeal of Barbara A. Ringer.
Miss Ringer, Assistant Register of Copyrights now
on leave to serve as Director of the Copyright Divi-
sion of the Office of International Standards and
Legal Affairs, Unesco, filed a formal complaint of
discrimination on September 2, 1971, charging that
her failure to be appointed Register of Copyrights in
LC Information Bulletin
the Library of Congress was the result of discrimina-
tion for reasons of sex and race. When the Library's
Equal Opportunity Office, the Deputy Librarian of
Congress concurring, reported that the evidence
found did not support the charges made by Miss
Ringer, she requested on January 7, 1972, a hearing
by an appeals examiner.
On August 9 the Library received Mr. Walle's
findings of discrimination and recommendations fa-
vorable to Miss Ringer. The Librarian said that his
action, taken in accordance with procedures outlined
in the Library of Congress Regulation relating to non-
discrimination in Library employment, was based on
"numerous material errors in Mr. Waller's report and
findings, some of which involve an erroneous inter-
pretation of law and Library of Congress
Mrs. Nadine D. Shank, Payroll Clerk in the Payroll
Preparation Unit. was presented a 30-year Federal
Service Award pin by F. E. Croxton, Director of the
Administrative Department, on August 22.
The sixth of six daughters, Mrs. Shank was born in
Buena Vista. Ga., and graduated from high school
there. She attended the Young Harris (Ga.) Junior
College and a business school in Atlanta.
She worked for a time in Atlanta before coming to
Washington, D.C. during World War II to work at the
War Department. While employed at the War Depart-
ment as a card puncher and verifier, she attended an
IBM school to learn key punching. She came to the
Library of Congress as a Key Punch Operator and
Verifier in the Tabulating Office in 1943. In 1952 she
was promoted to her current position as a Payroll
Clerk. Her service has been recognized by two Merito-
rious Service Awards, one in 1960 and the other in
A widow, Mrs. Shank lives in Arlington, Va. In her
spare time. she likes to knit and has recently started
doing crocheted beadwork. She also likes to cook and
read, but her favorite relaxation is travel; last summer
she spent three weeks in the Canadian Rockies where
she says she "enjoyed every tree and every flower."
She plans to take her annual trip home to Atlanta for
Christmas again this year.
Articles by John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian, and
Warren M. Tsuneishi, Chief of the Orientalia Division,
appear in the recently-published University and Re-
search Libraries in Japan and the United States
(American Library Association, Chicago, $13.50), a
compilation of the proceedings of the First Japan-
United States Conference on Libraries and Informa-
tion Science in Higher Education held in Tokyo on
May 15-19, 1969. The book contains studies by 44
American and Japanese librarians, educators, and
scholars, and was co-edited by Mr. Tsuneishi; Thomas
R. Buckman, University Librarian, Northwestern Uni-
versity; and Yukihisa Suzuki, Head, Asia Library,
University of Michigan.
Mr. Lorenz' article, entitled "National Biblio-
graphic Controls and Requirements for Automated
Bibliographic Output," traces the development of
national bibliographic standards and describes the Li-
brary of Congress' work in developing standard for.
mats for converting bibliographic information to
machine-readable form for national and international
Mr. Tsuneishi, in the article "Exchange of Librar-
ians: Past Practice and Future Prospects," discusses
the interchange of Japanese and American librarians
between one country and the other.
Leo J. Cooney has been appointed Chief of the
Cataloging Division of the Copyright Office, effective
August 7. Mr. Cooney received a bachelor's degree in
business administration from the University of
Florida, an M.L.S. degree from Peabody College, and
did graduate work in information science at the
Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition he re-
ceived certificates for a number of computer-oriented
courses given at the University of California in Los
Angeles, the University of Michigan, Harvard Univer-
sity and Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Cooney came to the Library of Congress on
April 5, 1971. as a Senior Systems Analyst in the
Office of the Register of Copyrights where he was
responsible for the analysis, design, and implementa-
tion of man-machine solutions to the work of the
Office. This involved, the development of Copyright
Office automation policy, the establishment of priori-
ties and plans for carrying out the policy, the study,
analysis and design of systems for implementing the
plans and for monitoring and evaluating the resulting
system. He also designed and implemented an on-line
computer system to automate cataloging entries of
copyright applications relating to sound recordings,
which will result in automatic preparation of both
September 1, 1972
catalog cards and the Catalog of Copyright Entries.
In his new position, Mr. Cooney will continue to
act as liaison with the management consultant team
which is now studying the Copyright Office practices
and procedures, to coordinate the activities of the
ISO Group, and to serve as Administrator of the
Copyright Sound Recording Operation.
Before joining the Copyright Office staff, Mr.
Cooney held positions in the field of computer and
information science with RCA, General Electric, and
the Redstone Scientific Information Center.
Paul E. Edlund, Executive Officer of the Processing
Department, has been named Chief of the Card Divi-
sion. He succeeds Loran P. Karsner who retired on
A native of Cortland, N.Y., Mr. Edlund attended
the Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, N.Y.,
and worked in private industry before serving in
World War II as a Bombardier with the 15th Air
Force in the European Theater of Operations. He is a
graduate of Yale University (A.B., 1948), the Univer-
sity of Virginia (M.A. in history, 1954), and the Uni-
versity of Michigan (M.A. in library science, 1955).
Before coming to the Library of Congress, Mr.
Edlund taught history at the Cooperstown Academy
in Cooperstown, N.Y. (194849) and in the Attle-
boro, Mass. public school system (1950-53). While
studying at the University of Virginia, he worked on
the staff of the Alderman Library.
Mr. Edlund began his career at the Library of Con-
gress in 1955 as a Special Recruit in the Library's
program for outstanding graduates of library schools,
and has served since that time in positions of progres-
sive responsibility in the Processing, Reference, and
Administrative Departments. Among these posts were
Head of the Gift Section, the Orientalia Exchange
Section, and the East European Accessions Index
Project in the Exchange and Gift Division; Principal
Evaluations Officer in the Order Division: Administra-
tive Assistant in the Processing Department Office;
Head of the Preparation Section in the Manuscript
Division; Collections Maintenance and Preservation
Officer in the Administrative Department; and Assis-
tant Chief in the Exchange and Gift Division. Since
1968 he has served as Executive Officer in the Pro-
Mr. Edlund is married and resides in Garrett Park,
Md. with his wife and the younger two of his four
children: Leslie, 11, and Paul, 14. Karen, 21, lives in
Cambridge, Mass., and a married daughter, Christa,
lives in New Mexico.
Mark A. Lillis has been appointed Assistant Chief
of the Reference Division in the Copyright Office
effective August 21. A Library of Congress employee
for 12 years. Mr. Lillis has been Head of the Miscella-
neous Section (now the Arts Section) and Head of
the Book Section, both in the Examining Division of
the Copyright Office, and most recently was Senior
Attorney for Examining.
Mr. Lillis received an A.B. degree from the College
of the Holy Cross, an M.A. degree from the Univer-
sity of Detroit, and an LL.B. degree from the Harvard
Law School. He is a member of the State of New
York and the U.S. Supreme Court bars and practiced
law in New York State for about four years. He is a
member of the New York State Bar Association, the
American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Associa-
tion (FBA), and currently serves as a member of the
Executive Council of the FBA Capitol Hill Chapter.
Mr. Lillis has held teaching fellowships at the Univer-
sity of Detroit and Georgetown University. He is a
combat veteran of World War II, having served as a
naval officer with the Pacific Fleet.
Mona M. Werner, new Head of the Selection Sec-
tion, Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped, comes to the Library of Congress from one
of the 51 regional libraries in the country that
cooperate with the Division in circulating braille, talk-
ing books, and other materials to blind and physically
handicapped readers. A native of Pittsburgh, she has
been head of the Regional Library for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped in the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh since May 1968.
As Head of the Selection Section, Miss Werner has
major responsibility for selecting titles for production
as braille, cassette, or talking books and magazines.
Before coming to the Library, and during the time
that she served as regional librarian, she also worked
part-time as a librarian at the D.T. Watson Home for
Crippled Children in Leetsdale, Pa. Miss Werner
joined the staff of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
in May 1965 and was successively assistant art refer-
ence librarian and a branch librarian before she be-
came regional librarian. For several months in 1966
and 1967, she also served as part-time medical libran-
an at Dixmont State Hospital in Glenfield, Pa.
Miss Werner received the M.L.S. degree in 1965
from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked
as a library clerk and trainee at the University library.
She completed undergraduate work in speech and
drama at Chatham College, receiving the B.A. degree
LC Information Bulletin
Her professional library affiliations include mem-
bership in the American Library Association, the
Pennsylvania Library Association, and the Special Li-
brary Association. The incumbent Vice Chairman and
Chairman-elect or the A.L.A. Round Table on Li-
brary Service to the Blind. she is that group's immedi-
ate past Secretary. Other groups with which Miss
Werner is affiliated are the National Education
Association's Department of Audio-Visual Instruc-
tion, International Reading Association, National
Rehabilitation Association, and the American Associ-
ation of Workers for the Blind.
Appointments: Leslie E. Anderson, editorial assistant.
;S-4. ( RS EP, 2989. Carmen Chavez-Samaniego. librarian,
GS-'. Ser Rec. 231:; Ronald H. Hargrove. janitor. WG-1.
Hldg's. I -litH, Iris llerndon. card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card,
2132. Clinton Jones, Jr.. special policeman privatee), Bldgs.
2928. Fred Preston Langham. library aid. GS-3, E&G, 1-500;
Barbara M. 1 avallee. clerk, GS-5. Cop Cat, 4045; Johnnie R.
Lewis. attendant, WG-1, Bldgs,. 13-100; Ronald Irvin Mc-
Gunic. special polki'inn (private), Hldgs. 2928; Diana M.
McLane. editorial assistant, 0S-4, CRS F, 2989; Joseph W.
Price, computer specialil. (S-I 3. NSIP. 2829, Richard A.
Rehl. research analyst. ;S-, FRI) 2780.
Temporary Appointments: Carmen G. I-orlier, arranger-
filer, GS-3. ('at Pul. 4A110 William de Berard Mills, technical
information spe.rnlisl. ;S-7. Sci. 2876.
Promotions: Barbara Blriton. CRS L. to library technician.
GS-5. Suhj Cat, 297 C. Lillette Green, to editor-filer for
Music Division catallug. GS-7, Desc Cat, 3000; Kathryn E.
Kusch. Photodup. to voucher examiner. GS-4, Procurement,
Transfers: William L. Boletla. Desc Cat, to trainee librarian,
GS-9. Trng. NP: Michael H. Shelley, E&G, to trainee librari-
an, GS-9. Trng, NP.
Resignations: Rose Marie Anderson, Photodup; Cheryll A.
Beasley, CRS F: Maltye L. Brandon, GR&B Aft; Eugene E.
Burrell. CRS D: Ethel Davis. Bind: George W. Dervis, G&M;
Ruth D. Easton. CRS C; Delores M. Fitzgerald, Cop Serv;
Geney E. Hall. Cop Cal: James Thomas Harley, S&R: Donald
B. lams, (S. Phylbs S. Jackson; DBPH; Stephanie Kurz, CRS
L. Shirley J. Linn. Desc Cat; Danny A. Lopez, E&G; Guy A.
Lushin. S&R. Michael J. McCarthy, CRS E; Larry C.
Mangum, DHPH. Ozema Moore. Jr., Guard; Conrad Ornstein,
S&R. Michael Avin Powell. S&R; Helene A. Rozanski.
GRAB. Josephine Sanders, Bldgs; Alison W. Schanhals, Proc;
Fdward D. Thomas. Card: Mary P. Tigelaar. Restor; Gregory
L. Van lassell. DBPH. Deborah L. Wright, Cop Ref.
Renee A. Dinkins and John Allgood were married
on August 5 at the Holy Temple Church of Christ m
Washington. D.C. Mrs. Algood is a Library Technician
in the Catalog Publication Division and Mr. Allgood is
employed in private industry.
Anna K. Smardz and Larry M. Schultz were
married on August 19 at the St. Michael Catholic
Church in Haverhill, Mass. Mrs. Schultz is in the
Reference Search Section of the Copyright Office,
and Mr. Schultz is in the Information and Publica-
tions Section of the Copyright Office. They are living
in Silver Spring, Md.
WILLIAM STAFFORD ON USIA TOUR
William E. Stafford, 1970-71 Consultant in Poetry
to the Library of Congress and Professor of English at
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oreg., has just
begun a two-month tour of countries in the Near East
and south Asia. Mr. Stafford will be presenting poetry
readings and conducting seminars and discussions
under the auspices of the USIA's Information
A grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cul-
tural Affairs of the Department of State will enable
Mr. Stafford to visit the Arab Republic of Egypt,
Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. He
departed on his tour on August 31, and will return to
the United States in early October.
VISITORS TO LC
Several officers and members of and representatives
to the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) on
International Book and Library Problems visited the
Library of Congress on July 13 to view the Library's
exhibit in honor of International Book Year (IBY),
"The Wide World of Children's Books." The group's
escort was John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Con-
The visitors were Leo Albert, Chairman of the
International Trade Committee of the Association of
American Publishers; John A. Flory, President of
Spacefilms; Inc.; Emerson Greenaway, former Direc-
tor of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Joseph W.
Lippincott, Jr.. President of the J. B. Lippincott Co.;
Mrs. Joan D. Manley, Vice President of Time, Inc.;
William H. Nault, Executive Vice President of Field
Enterprises Educational Corp.; Carol M. Owens,
Executive Secretary of GAC; John B. Putnam, Execu-
tive Director of the Association of American Univer-
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sity Presses; Ross D. Sackett, President of CBS/
Education and Publishing Group; Robert G. Vosper,
Librarian of the University of California; Esther J.
Walls, Director of the IBY Secretariat; Howard M.
Warrington, Executive Vice President of Prentice-
Hall, Inc.; Sally Wecksler, Association of American
Publishers; and W. Bradford Wiley, Chairman of the
Board of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Srinihal Waldo Bandara Wadugodapitiya, U.N.
Institute for Training and Research Fellow and State
Counsel in the Department of the Attorney General
in Colombo. Ceylon, visited the Law Library on
August 9. Accompanying Mr. Wadugodapitiya was
Eugene Webb, member of the Legal Department- of
the World Bank. The two gentlemen were greeted by
Mrs. Marlene C. McGuirl, Chief of the American-
British Law Division, and were shown the law collec-
tions of Ceylon by Krishan S. Nehra, Legal Specialist
of that Division. Mr. Wadugodapitiya was particularly
impressed by the size and current status of the collec.
tions of Ceylon, as well as those of India, Pakistan,
and other jurisdictions in that area in the Law Li-
brary. The visitors also had a general tour of the Law
Library, including the gallery above the Main Reading
Room, conducted by James W. Elder.
Theresa Amassah, Assistant Registrar General of
Ghana, came to the United States in early August on
a fellowship from Unesco to study copyright, trade-
mark. and patent registration law practices. Miss
Amassah, who received her legal training at Inner
Temple in London, spent two weeks in the Copyright
Office under the supervision of Waldo Moore, Chief
of the Copyright Reference Division. She also visited
the Patent Office and had a general orientation -tour
of the Library of Congress including a visit to the
Mme. R6ia TrImpczyiska, wife of the Ambassador
of the Polish Peoples Republic, accompanied by her
daughter Mrs. Halina Czakafiska, by Mrs. Barbara
Dyksinska Tryc, wife of the Embassy's Cultural and
Educational Affairs Officer, and by Mrs. Elibieta
Urban from Warsaw, Poland, visited the Library of
Congress on August 2. They were greeted by Paul L.
Horecky, Chief of the Slavic and Central European
Division, who gave them a tour of the Library which
included the Music Division, the Rare Book Division,
and the Slavic and Central European Division, where
he and Mrs. Janina W. Hoskins the Division's Area
Specialist on Poland and East Europe, briefed them
on the Library's Slavic programs and activities.
G. Sarwar Rasikh, Director of Publications and Li-
brary Services, Ministry of Planning, Kabul, Af-
ghanistan, is in Washington for a training program at
the Social and Economic Administration Library
(formerly the Bureau of the Census). He spent a day
touring the Library of Congress and talking to staff
members in the Near East Section of the Orientalia
Division and in the Exchange and Gift Division.
Grima Damenu, Director of Press Research and the
Public Relations Department of the Ethiopian Parlia-
ment, visited LC on August 14-16; Norman Beckman,
CRS, served as Mr. Damenu's host. He had an orienta-
tion tour of Reference and Processing Departments,
including discussions with officers of the Exchange
and Gift Division, and a more detailed visit to the
Congressional Research Service.
Marie-Simone de Nuc6, the Chief Librarian of the
University of Madagascar in Tananarive, visited the
Library of Congress on August 2. She was
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. David S. Poston of the
Eleutherian Mills Historical Library, Greenville, Del.,
who were her hosts in the American Host Family
Program sponsoring her visit to this country. Mile. de
Nuce, who is a native of Toulouse, France, had a
general tour of reference and processing services and
visited the African Section.
On August 1-3, Professor Natalia Schechaj, Librari-
an of The Fundagion Lillo, Ministry of Culture and
Education Tuc6man, Argentina, visited the Library
en route to meetings of FID and IFLA in Europe.
Miss Schechaj, whose work is principally in scientific
and agricultural subjects, was especially interested in
talking with Constance Carter in the Science and
Technology Division and in visiting the National
Agricultural Library and the Smithsonian Institution
Another scientific librarian visitor was Taeko
Ogawa of the Japan Information Center of Science
and Technology. Miss Ogawa, a grantee of the East-
West Center who has been studying library science at
the University of Hawaii saw many parts of the Li-
brary of Congress and also visited the Smithsonian
Library and the Science Information Exchange. She
was accompanied by Yuko Taguchi, a graduate
student in library science at Indiana University.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf Giinther of Stuttgart, Germany,
had an extended tour of the Library on August 4.
Mrs. Giinther is a reference librarian in the Stuttgart
Stadtsbibliothek, a research library of more than one
D. A. Faola, Director of the Reprographic Unit of
the National Library of Nigeria, visited the Library on
August 18. He had a general orientation tour and an
extended visit to the Photoduplication Service.
LC Information Bulietin
'::N Janet Braithwaite. Principal Librarian (Cata-
louiingi of the National Library of Australia,
Canberra. began a visit to the Library of Congress on
August 21. As an experienced cataloger who is also
familiar with the use of the MARC format in her
work at her library, Mrs. Braithwaite was sent to LC
by the National Library for the purpose of increasing
her knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of LC
cataloging. Her husband, who is a specialist in wildlife
management, is also a training program in this coun-
Toichiro Kurosaka, Supervisory Libranan, Meiji
University, Tokyo, Japan. visited the Library of Con-
gress on August 23. After a general orientation tour
of the Reference and Processing Departments, he
visited the Card Division. He spent the remainder of
his time in the Orientalia Division with Warren
Tsuneishi, Chief, Andrew Kuroda, Head of the Japa-
nese Section. and other members of the staff.
Visiting American librarians in recent weeks have
included Mrs. B. Cali Hauer. Special Librarian for the
Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, who
was at LC on August 17; Diana de Noyelles, of the
Los Angeles City Library, who visited on August 9;
and Betty Hyslop. of the Stanford University Library,
who came to the Library on August 2.
ARCHIVISTS FORM MID-ATLANTIC
On June 23, 32 archivists and manuscript curators
from six States and the District of Columbia met at
the University of Maryland to form a regional organi-
zation to include archivists, manuscript curators,
manuscript librarians, and other interested persons
from New York. New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
of Columbia. The organization aims to provide a base
for participation by those interested in being active in
a relatively small, highly participatory professional
group that will enable them to be in closer touch with
colleagues in their immediate geographic area. The
work and governance of the organization will be pre-
scribed by the members' daily professional needs and
their interest and energy.
A first program and organizational meeting is being
planned for Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14,
in Wilmington, Del. Information about the organiza-
tion and meeting plans may be obtained from Mrs.
Anita L. Nolen. General Reference and Bibliography
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Eastern Africa. Including Annual
Serial Supplement. Vol. 5, No. 4. July 1972. (pp
141-295.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office, P.O. Box 30598, Nairobi. Kenya.
Accessions List. India. Vol. 11, No. 7. July 1972.
(pp. 385492.) Continuing subscriptions free to li-
braries upon request to the Field Director, Library of
Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
Angelo Rizzuto's New York: "In Little Old New
York. by Anthony Angel". Washington, 197'.
(unpaged.) The Preface provided the following de-
scription of this publication: "In leaving his estate to
the Library of Congress, Angelo A. Rizzuto asked
that his projected book on New York City be pub-
lished by the Library. To this end his photographs
and the accompanying notes were examined and
studied, and ... considering the material on
hand,... the Prints and Photographs felt that these
requirements would be best fulfilled by publishing a
selection from the prints already made by Rizzuto
rather than attempting to make our own selections
from the great number of unprinted negatives. The
result is a selection of 67 photographs, chosen for the
interest of their subject matter and their photo-
graphic quality." Angelo Rizzuto's New York is
available free to libraries, patriotic and charitable
organizations, and other such tax-exempt institutions
that are interested upon request to the Library of
Congress, Central Services Division, Washington, D.C.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 8. August 1972. (pp. 589-669.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents, US. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for 45 cents
this issue or $6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year,
foreign (LC 20.9:63/8).
The Music Division: A Guide to its Collections and
Services. 1972. (22 p.) This new guide updates The
Music Division in the Library of Congress, published
in 1960, and appears in a new format with additional
illustrations and an attractive new cover. It is avail-
able from the Superintendent of Documents for 45
New Microfilm Publication: The Library's Photo-
duplication Service has reproduced the Records of
the American Colonization Society on 323 reels of
positive microfilm. Only some miscellaneous financial
records, principally from the late 19th and the 20th
September 1, 1972
centuries, have been omitted. The Records cover the
years 1792 through 1964; they were given to the Li-
brary by the Society in 1913, with substantial
additions in 1964 and 1965.
The Society, which was founded in 1817 as The
American Society for Colonizing Free People of
Colour of the United States, sought to promote and
implement the idea of colonizing freed Negroes in
Africa. The Records consist of letterbooks, account
books, minutes of proceedings, reports, financial
records, and letters received. The particularly volumi-
nous correspondence, forming more than half of the
collection, was with branch societies, church organi-
zations, prospective colonists, and slaveholders con-
templating manumitting their slaves.
The cost of the microfilm of the Records is $3,090,
and orders of letters of inquiry should be addressed
to the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service,
Department C-161, Washington, D.C. 20540. All
orders must be prepaid or charged against deposit
accounts with the Photoduplication Service.
Press Releases: No. 72-54 (August 11) Library of Congress
exhibit of American beer posters to open at Milwaukee
Public Library on September 6; No. 72-55 (August 21) First
supplement of Children's Literature published by the Library
of Congress; No. 72-56 (August 23) Koussevitzky Music
Foundation in the Library of Congress commissions seven
composers to write new works of music; No. 72-57 (August
24) Council on Library Resources, Inc., continues support to
National Serials Data Program of 3 national libraries; No.
72-58 (August 25) Library of Congress traveling exhibit on
history of papermaking to open at the Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery of the University of Nebraska on October 2.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Woman Named Head of UCLA Libraries
Page Ackerman, Associate University Librarian at
the University of California at Los Angeles, has been
appointed University Librarian there, effective next
July. Becoming one of a handful of women to occupy
the head librarianship at a major university, Miss
Ackerman will succeed Robert Vosper, who will
resign at the end of the 1972-73 academic year to
teach in UCLA's School of Library Service.
A 1940 graduate of the University of North
Carolina, Miss Ackerman worked in libraries at
Columbia Theological Seminary, Aberdeen Proving
Ground, and Union Theological Seminary before
beginning her UCLA career as reference librarian in
1949. She became Assistant University Librarian in
1954 and Associate University Librarian in 1965. As
University Librarian, she will be responsible for the
planning and administration of UCLA's three-million-
volume library, which includes 18 libraries on the
campus with a total staff of nearly 500 employees.
Head of Japan's National Diet Library Dies
Yoshimaro Kubota, 60, Librarian of Japan's Na-
tional Diet Library since May 1970, died unex-
pectedly on July 23 in a Tokyo hospital of a cerebral
hemorrhage. Funeral services were held on August 26
in Tokyo. Mr. Kubota was the fourth Librarian since
the National Diet Library was established in 1948.
A 1937 graduate of the Department of Political
Science at Tokyo Imperial University, Mr. Kubota
was a career civil servant. At the time of his retire-
ment from the civil service in 1967, he was Secretary
General of the House of Representatives of the Na-
Tsuyoshi Saito, Associate Librarian, will serve as
Acting Librarian until Mr. Kubota's successor is
appointed by the Presidents of both Houses with the
approval of the Diet after consultation with the
Standing Committees for House Management of both
Houses of the Diet.
AFI Receives $100,000 Grant for Catalog
The American Film Institute has received a
$100,000 grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities in support of The American Film
Institute Catalog. In addition the NEH is providing a
"challenge" grant of $200,000; AFI will receive this
amount by raising $ 100,00 for NEH.
The outright grant will be used to complete two
volumes of the project now in preparation, Feature
Film 1911-1920 and Feature Films 1961-1970. The
project when completed will consist of 19 volumes
and will be the most comprehensive source of infor-
mation on American feature films, short films, and
new films produced since 1893.
The first volume of the AFI Catalog. Feature Films
1921-1930, was published by R. R. Bowker last
summer. [See LC Information Bulletin, September 9,
1971, pp. 508-9.]
University of Maryland Begins Home Study Program
The University College of the University of Mary-
land will sponsor for the first time this fall an Open
University, an innovative program of independent
home study in the humanities that will offer up to 18
credit hours towards a University of Maryland degree.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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LC Information Bulletin
The program is being conducted as a one-year experi-
ment in cooperation with the Open University of the
The .;3-week course in the humanities will utilize
textbooks with audiovisual materials supplying sup-
plementary instruction. Learning centers will be
established where tutors will be available to meet
with students for discussions and consultation, and
where films and audio tapes will be presented.
The course will satisfy the minimum general educa-
tion requirements of Maryland's University College in
humanities, history, and literature. After completing
the program, students may continue as regular
students with University College or transfer to
Tuition will be $25 per credit. Deadline for applica-
tions is September 15. Information and application
forms are available from Betty Jo Mayeske at (301)
454-5359 or from the University of Maryland, Uni-
versity College. College Park. Md. 20742.
Study Proposes Library Services for Prisons
Establishment of a comprehensive program for li-
brary and information service in Maryland prisons is
one of several programs proposed in A Call for
Reforms in the Information System in Penal Institu-
rions in the State of Mar'land, a document prepared
by the Prison Information Reform Project (PIRP)
group. The group grew out of a training institute con-
ducted recently by Urban Information Interpreters,
Inc.. a non-profit corporation formed one year ago to
improve information conditions for the urban poor.
Purposes of the information and library service,
according to the document, are to assist in the im-
mates' re-education, to provide them with the infor-
mation to which they have a right, and to provide a
channel of communication with each other.
NSF Sets Up R&D Incentives, Assessment Offices
The National Science Foundation has established a
new $18.5 million Office of Experimental R&D
Incentives and a $2 million National R&D Assessment
C. B. Smith. formerly of the Corporate Technical
Staff of United Aircraft Corp., has been appointed
Director of the Incentives Office, which will be
responsible for an experimental program aimed at
determining how the government can most effectively
accelerate the transfer of new technology into pro-
Leonard L. Lederman, formerly Deputy Director
and Acting Director of Exploratory Research and
Problem Assessment, Research Applications, at NSF,
will direct the Assessment Office. He will be responsi-
ble for a program designed to make studies and
assessments of how science and technology contri-
bute to the achievement of national goals and objec-
tives, including improvements in the quality of life,
job creation, and economic growth.
NAL Awards Contract, Grant
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has
awarded a contract to Micromation Systems Inc.,
Landover, Md., to microfilm the complete files of
four newspapers held by NAL. The newspapers which
are in a deteriorating condition are Le Bulletin de
Halles, La COte Bodenheimer des Marches i Terme
des Marchandise, La Tierra, and The New York
The NAL has also awarded a grant to the Louisiana
State University Library to study improvements in
Library services to outlying U.S. Department of
Agriculture employees. The LSU Library will provide
library materials to USDA employees working in
Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Texas. Employees
have previously been serviced by NAL in Washington,
Cassettes of Library Teaching Institute Available
Cassettes and reels of discussions held at the May
22-23 Institute on the Teaching of Special Librarian-
ship are available from the School of Library Science,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104, at
prices ranging from $1.65 to $5.60. The Institute was
planned by a subcommittee of the Education Com-
mittee of the Special Libraries Association and dealt
with the place of and need for courses in individual
special library fields, the methodology of teaching,
and the sometimes questioned value of a general
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