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November 10, 1972
LIBRARY EXHI BITS PHOTOGRAPHS
FROM MAJOR NEW ACQUISITIONS
An exhibit of more than 150 photographs from
three recent major acquisitions has opened at the
Library of Congress. Included in the first display of
these works are black and white prints by the noted
photographers Toni Frissell and Arthur Rothstein and
reproductions of daguerreotypes showing Federal
buildings in Washington, D.C. as they appeared in the
Enlarged photographic reproductions of the
daguerreotypes on exhibit include the earliest known
images of the Capitol and the White House. In one
view, the Capitol is shown with the dome designed by
Bulfinch after the War of 1812 and before the con-
struction of the present dome. The White House is
shown as it appeared before the office wings were
built. Other views show the Patent Office, now the
National Portrait Gallery, before additions were con-
structed along 7th and 9th Streets, and the General
Post Office Building, now the Tariff Commission. The
original daguerreotype of the Capitol and a litho-
graphic print called a Plumbeotype, reproduced from
the daguerreotype, are being displayed.
All are believed to be the work of John Plumbe, Jr.,
an enterprising daugerreotypist of the 19th century.
The daguerreotypes were discovered this year in a San
Francisco flea market by collector Michael Kessler,
who sold six of them to the Library in August.
(Continued on p. 479)
POETS SAMUEL ALLEN, NED O'GORMAN
TO READ AT LIBRARY ON NOV. 20
The staff and friends of the Library of Congress are
invited to a poetry reading on Monday, November 20,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Poets
Samuel Alien and Ned O'Gorman will read from and
discuss their work which Josephine Jacobsen, the
Library's Consultant in Poetry, moderating the dis-
cussion. No tickets are required for the program.
Samuel Allen, who also writes under the name Paul
Vesey, is a teacher as well as a poet. He has taught at
Boston University since January 1971. Before that,
he was Avalon Professor of Humanities at Tuskegee
Institute. Mr. Allen has written a book of poems
entitled Ivory Tusks and Other Poems (1968), and is
represented in such major poetry anthologies as Black
Arnold Moss Reading Set for Monday
Arnold Moss will make his 19th appearance at
the Library of Congress on Monday, November 13,
with a reading from the works of John Donne in
commemoration of the 400th anniversary of
Donne's birth. The 'program, "John Donne: 'A
World in Himself,"' will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets will be required.
The performance is being held under the auspices
of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Litera-
Vol. 31, No. 45
LC Information Bulletin
Arnold Moss Reading Set for Monday ... 477
Documents Librarians' Comments Sought 480
LC Automation Activities Reprint Available 478-479
LC Featured in Foreign Journal Articles 485-486
Library Exhibits Photographs from Acquisitions 477,479
Library of Congress Publications ... 484-485
New Reference Works . .. 485
New York Chamber Soloists to Present Concert 478
News in the Library World . ... 486-488
Poets Samuel Allen, Ned O'Gorman to Read 477-478
Staff News . . ... 480-484
Visitors to LC . ...... ...... 484
Poetry (1969), edited by Dudley Randall. He is the
compiler of Poems From Africa, to be published next
year. Mr. Allen has also translated Jean-Paul Sartre's
Orphee Noir (1960), and is a lecturer on African and
Ned O'Gorman is a prolific poet whose collections
of poetry include The Night of the Hammer (1959),
Adam Before His Mirror (1961), The Buzzard and the
Peacock (1964), The Harvesters' Vase (1968), and
The Flag the Hawk Flies (1972). His poems have also
appeared in literary periodicals, and in two antholo-
gies: Poetry for Pleasure (1960), and Twentieth Cen-
tury American Poetry (1963). He has written a
children's storybook, The Blue Butterfly (1971), and
has edited a book of essays entitled Prophetic Voices;
Ideas and Words on Revolution (1969).
Mr. O'Gorman is the director of the Addie May
Collins Storefront School in Harlem and has written
two books about his experiences with the school: The
Storefront; A Community of Children on 129th
Street & Madison Avenue (1970), and The Wilderness
and the Laurel Tree; A Guide for Teachers and
Parents on the Obsenration of Children (1972).
This program will be presented in a delayed radio
broadcast in the Washington, D.C. area by station
WGMS-AM-FM on a date to be announced. The read-
ing at the Library is under the auspices of the Ger-
trude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
NEW YORK CHAMBER SOLOISTS
TO PRESENT CONCERT NOV. 17
On Friday evening, November 17, the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of vocal and instrumental
chamber music featuring the New York Chamber
Soloists. The members of this ensemble are Charles
Bressler, tenor; Melvin Kaplan, oboe; Stanley Ritchie,
violin; Ynez Lynch, viola; Fortunato Arico, violon-
cello, and Harriet Wingreen, harpsichord and piano.
For this concert, the New York Chamber Soloists will
be assisted by Robert White, tenor. The program will
include vocal compositions by Jean Philippe Rameau,
Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Claudio
Monteverdi; and "Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin,
Viola, and Violoncello, Op. 2" by Benjamin Britten.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets will be
distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W.,
beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, November 13. A
service charge of 25 cents is placed on each ticket,
and only two tickets are distributed to an individual.
Telephone reservations may be made on Monday
morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are not
This concert will be broadcast live over Station
WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to stations in
other cities through the Katie and Walter Louchheim
Fund in the Library of Congress.
LC AUTOMATION ACTIVITIES
REPRINT IS AVAILABLE
The Information Office has available for distribu-
tion a limited number of copies of "Automation
Activities in the Processing Department of the Li-
brary of Congress," reprinted with permission from
the Spring 1972 issue of Library Resources & Techni-
Compiled and edited from the contributions of a
number of staff members by Mrs. Henriette D. Avram
and Lenore S. Maruyama of the MARC Development
Office and John C. Rather of the Technical Processes
Research Office, the article discusses the master
November 10, 1972
guidelines for automation of the LC core biblio-
graphic system and describes MARC and related
activities, the RECON pilot project, format recogni-
tion, MUMS, the Order Division project, the auto-
mated process information file, the subject headings
project, the filing program, book catalogs, and the
Card Division project.
Requests for copies of the reprint should be
addressed to the Information Office, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS ON DISPLAY
(Continued from p. 477)
The major portion of the exhibit is devoted to the
Rothstein and Frissell acquisitions. The selection of
photographs illustrates the versatility and the variety
of assignments of the two photographers.
The work of Toni Frissell, an independent photo-
grapher whose work has appeared in such diverse
magazines as Life, Vogue, and Sports Illustrated, is
represented by 85 photographs taken during the last
40 years. Illustrative of the portraiture of prominent
people for which Miss Frissell became so well known
are four photographs of the family of Sir Winston
Churchill, and two of the wealthy American financier
John Jacob Astor and his family. An unusual photo-
graph of Pope Pius XII in his library resulted from a
private sitting arranged for her. In another photo-
graph, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Col.
Oveta Culp Hobby, then of the Women's Army Auxil-
iary Corps, pose in the familiar setting of an open
touring car. Pictures of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and of
the well-known Clare Boothe Luce are also included.
Other prominent world political figures represented
are the late West German Chancellor Konrad Ade-
nauer and former West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt.
Photographs of Pablo Picasso, Irving Berlin, and the
Duke and Duchess of Windsor, among other notables
are shown, as is a memorable family portrait of
actress Elizabeth Taylor with her late husband, film
producer Mike Todd, and their baby Liza.
Also on display are several examples of Miss
Frissell's pioneering fashion photography, and a series
of 11 photographs which she took to illustrate
Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses.
Among different settings depicted in the Frissell
selection are the Swiss Alps; England during World
War II; and the King Ranch in Texas, shown in an
unusual photograph taken at sunset, one of Miss
Frissell's two color photographs in the show.
The work of Arthur Rothstein, now an associate
editor of Parade, and formerly a staff photographer
and later Director of Photography for Look, is repre-
sented by 67 photographs selected from the large
collection of prints, negatives, and color transpar-
encies that he presented to the Library on Sep-
Selections from Rothstein's work include portraits
of the three artists, Grandma Moses, John Marin, and
George Nakashima. Entertainer Eartha Kitt is shown
in an unusual, multiple-image photograph. Almost a
third of the Rothstein photographs depict people and
places in China, where the photographer was sta-
tioned during World War II, first with the Office of
War lnform.ion,'.. then in the U.S. Army, and later as
Chief PhotogapheI -or the ii Ited Nations Rel-' -.d
Rehabilitation Admmnistration in China. All the Chia,
phologr-p'., are ~ epia.
Two series on display were taken by Rothstein on
assignments for Look. A trip to the U.S.S.R. is repre-
sented by photographs of the people of Russia, its
parks, and such well-known buildings as the Kremlin.
Pictures taken during a journey to Africa in 1967
show both the native peoples and the wildlife of the
A series of nine candid photographs have been
selected from those Rothstein used to illustrate a
book about the United States, Look At Us (Cowles
Educational Corp., N.Y., 1967), on which he collabo-
rated with William Saroyan. Among the miscellaneous
photographs displayed are candid shots of Tennessee
Valley Authority workers, German refugees in New
York City during World War II, and women at a
roulette wheel in Las Vegas.
An article about the presentation of the Frissell
collection to the Library appeared in the May 27
issue of the Information Bulletin. A story about the
Rothstein collection presentation appeared in the
September 29 issue of the Bulletin.
Both collections, when completely assembled and
arranged, will be available for individual research
study. For commercial purposes, the photographs will
be available only with the permission of the donors.
The exhibit will be on display in the central corri-
dors of the Ground Floor in the Library's Main Build-
ing for an indefinite period.
Teletype Service Relocated
The teletype machine and service of the Central Services
Division has been relocated from MB-122H to Annex
G-1013. Messages to be sent should be addressed to Com-
munications Unit, ATTN: Teletype Service.
LC Information Bulletin
DOCUMENTS LIBRARIANS' COMMENTS
ON NON-GPO IMPRINTS SOUGHT
Documents Librarians: Help Wanted!
The Library's Exchange and Gift Division is
requesting the assistance of documents librarians in
assessing the usefulness of Non-GPO Imprints Re-
ceived in the Library of Congress in 1971; a Selective
Checklist (October. 1972. vi, 27 p.).
For the past five years, the Exchange and Gift Divi-
sion has been sending to the Superintendent of Docu-
ments copies of the non-GPO imprints LC receives.
Most of these have been selected for entry in the
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
Consequently. LC's Non-GPO Imprints checklists
contain entries for publications which are not listed
in the Monthly Catalog or other established bibliog-
raphies, such as the National Aeronautical and Space
Administration's Scientific and Technical Aerospace
Reports (STAR), the Government Reports
Announcements of the National Technical Informa-
tion Service, the Atomic Energy Commission's Nu-
clear Science Abstracts, and Research in Education.
In addition to the current issue listing imprints
received in 1971, two previous numbers listed those
received from July 1967 through December 1969,
and those received in 1970. Each of these issues was
sent to depository libraries, and additional copies
may be obtained from LC's Card Division for $1.25
The Exchange and Gift Division would like to have
substantive comments from documents librarians and
specialists who are familiar with the checklists. The
Division specifically wants to know:
t1) Do you use the checklist and if so how often?
(2) Does the checklist list publications of interest and use
to your library?
(3) Do you think these items deserve bibliographical list-
(4) Have you tried to obtain copies of any items listed?
(5) Are there other categories of publications which you
would like to see listed?
Please address your comments to Nathan R. Ein-
horn, Chief. Exchange and Gift Division, Library of
Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540.
Eleanor Putney has retired as Head of the English
Language Section. Descriptive Cataloging Division.
Mr. Marquis and the Librarian
after 25 years of service with the Library.
A native of Ferry, Mich., Miss Putney received an
A.B. degree from Eastern Michigan College of Educa-
tion in 1926 and an A.M.L.S. degree from the Univer-
sity of Michigan in 1945. Except for two years as a
history teacher at Sand Creek (Mich.) High School,
she has devoted her career to library work, mostly in
the field of cataloging. Before coming to the Library
of Congress, she was employed in the libraries of the
University of Cincinnati, DePauw University, Yale
University, and the University of Michigan.
In 1947 she joined the LC staff as a Reviser in the
Book Section of the Copyright Cataloging Division.
When the responsibility for cataloging copyright
books was transferred to the Descriptive Cataloging
Division in 1957, Miss Putney moved to the English
Language Section of that division as a Senior Cata-
loger. She advanced within the section and was pro-
moted to Head in September 1966.
Upon her retirement, she was honored at a recep-
tion given by the Section and attended by her many
Alphonso G. Marquis, a part-time Deck Attendant
in the Stack and Reader Division, was honored
recently with a Meritorious Service Award at cere-
monies in the Librarian's Office.
Mr. Marquis was cited for his quick thinking and
heroic action on May 2 in rescuing a painter when
scaffolding collapsed in the Thomas Jefferson
Reading Room. [A story on the rescue and additional
November 10, 1972
information about Mr. Marquis appeared in the May
19 issue of the Information Bulletin. I
Joseph W. Logesky, Joseph A. Sigona, Mrs. Cather-
leen T. Washington, and George J. Wilson, all from
the Photoduplication Service, were presented Incen-
tive Awards plus cash awards at ceremonies in the
Librarian's Office during October.
Mr. Logesky's Incentive Award plus a $100 cash
award were given in recognition of his significant con-
tribution to the work of the Photoduplication Service
and his efforts in establishing revised price schedules
quantity and quality of work they accomplished in
connection with the Far East Language Catalog
microfilming project and the unusual competence dis-
played in meeting difficult production deadlines
which enabled the project to be completed ahead of
Processing Department staff members Glen Zim-
merman, Mrs. Doris H. Plympton, Nathaniel Rushing,
Wilmer T. Frazier, and Janet Moyer also received
service awards during October.
Mr. Zimmerman, Executive Officer in the Pro-
Present at the award ceremony were (l-r) F. E. Croxton, Director of the Administrative Department; Mr.
Wilson; Mrs. Washington; Mr. Sigona; Mr. Logesky; the Librarian; and Charles G. LaHood, Jr., Chief of the
for products and services.
Mr. Sigona received an Incentive Award plus a $100
cash award for his significant contribution to the
accomplishment of the Far East Language Catalog
microfilming project and his unusual supervisory
competence in meeting difficult technical specifica-
tions and production deadlines which enabled the
project to be completed ahead of schedule.
Incentive Awards and $100 cash awards went to
both Mrs. Washington and Mr. Wilson for the high
cessing Department Office, received a Superior
Service Award plus a $300 cash award. He was cited
for the exemplary way in which he implemented the
Catalog in Publication Program utilizing enormous
amounts of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, dedication,
and zeal in carrying out this assignment and for the
fine manner in which he carried out the duties of
Acting Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division
between November 1970 and July 1971 when the
Chief was detailed to the Serial Record Division.
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A Meritorious Service Award with a $150 cash
award was given to Mrs. Plympton of the Order
Division for her significant contribution to the work
of the Order Division and her exceptional perfor-
mance of the duties of Assistant to the Supervisor of
the Invoice Unit from September 1971 through June
Mr. Rushing, Catalog Publication Division, received
a Meritorious Service Award and a $100 cash award
for his suggestion and development of a better and
more economical way of mounting catalog cards for
the publication of Library of Congress: Books: Sub-
A Meritorious Service Award and a $75 cash award
was presented to Mr. Frazier of the Catalog Manage-
ment Division in recognition of his conscientious
efforts in the development and construction of a
device with a window aperture which has resulted in a
more efficient way of searching and pulling LC manu-
script cards in the Catalog Management Division.
Miss Moyer, Subject Cataloging Division, was the
recipient of a Meritorious Service Award with a $50
cash award for her significant contribution to the
work of the Subject Cataloging Division by assuming,
in addition to her regular duties, the responsibility for
the training and technical supervision of the tempo-
rary work-study students in the Shelflist Section
during fiscal year 1972.
Norman Beckman, Deputy Director of the Con-
gressional Research Service, spoke on "Technical
Information for Congress" at the Potomac Valley
Chapter of the American Society for Information
Science on September 19. In his talk, Mr. Beckman
discussed the new responsibilities given to CRS by the
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, the develop-
ment of new research methodologies for improving
the quality of analytical research products, and the
application of automated programs in providing assis-
tant to the Congress.
Mr. Beckman has recently been elected President of
the National Capital Area Chapter of the American
Society for Publication Administration for 1972-73.
John Y. Cole, Coordinator of Foreign Newspaper
Microfilming in the Reference Department, has had
his article "Of Copyright, Men & A National Library"
selected for inclusion in the anthology Library Lit.
2-The Best of 1971 (Scarecrow Press, 1972). The
article was reprinted from the April 1971 issue of the
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, has written the introduction to the
catalog of the exhibition, The Avant-Garde in Theatre
and Art: French Playbills of the 1890's, shown
recently at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.
On loan from the Atlas Foundation of Washington,
D.C. the exhibit is being sponsored by the Wash-
ington Print Club and will be circulated in the United
States and Canada for the next two years under the
auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling
Exhibition Service. The catalog will be available at
On October 16, Mr. Fern gave an illustrated talk on
the Library of Congress' photograph collections at
the conference on Visual Communications Today,
held at the University of Maryland College Park
Campus. Other speakers included photojournalists,
filmmakers, critics, and photographic technicians.
The conference was organized by Al Daneggr, Audio-
visual Department of the University of Maryland, and
Arthur Rothstein, a noted photojournalist, author,
and educator who recently presented his entire collec-
tion of photographic work of the last 40 years to the
Library. [See related stories in the Information Bul-
letin, September 29, p. 421, and this week's Bulletin.
pp. 477 and 479.
Mr. Fern also gave a lecture on Stanley Morison at a
meeting of the Pittsburgh Bibliophiles at the Hunt
Botanical Library of the Carnegie-Mellon University
on October 19. On October 23, in connection with
the Virginia Museum Artmobile exhibition, he gave a
talk on art nouveau for the Rockbridge Chapter of
the Museum in Lexington, Va.
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Sec-
tion, has selected and, in some cases, retold 32 of the
best known traditional stories for children for The
Fairy Tale Treasury, published simultaneously in
England by Hamish Hamilton and in the United
States by Coward, McCann & Geoghegan (192 pp.
The selection, reflecting the truly international
world of children, is especially appropriate for Inter-
national Book Year. Bright illustrations by Raymond
Briggs, winner of the 1966 Kate Greenaway Medal,
appear on every page.
The book drew a long and enthusiastic review by
author and poet Muriel Rukeyser, which appeared in
the October 8 issue of the New York Times Book
Milton Kaplan, Curator of Historical Prints in the
Prints and Photographs Division, is co-author with
Peter Marzio, Smithsonian Institution, of an article
entitled "Lithographs as Historical Documents"
November 10, 1972
Staff members attending the award ceremony for the Processing Department were (l-r) Mr. Rushing; Mr.
Zimmerman; the Librarian; Miss Moyer; Mrs. Plympton; and Mr. Frazier.
which appears in the October issue of Antiques maga-
Jerald C. Maddox, Curator of Photography in the
Prints and Photographs Division, attended the first
meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Con-
ference, held in Wilmington, Del., on October 13-14.
Mr. Maddox led two sessions devoted to the problems
of handling photographs and related materials.
George Siehl, Analyst in Environmental Policy in
the Congressional Research Service, is author of the
article "Clock, Dust Jacket, and Dagger" which
appears in the October 15 issue of Library Journal.
The article deals with recent non-fiction literature
about the American intelligence community.
Appointments: Dennis Clay Benford, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop
Serv, 10-200; Roger Johathan Cohen, searcher-filer (editor),
GS-5, Cat Publ, 4043; Clinton D. Courtney, mail clerk, GS-3,
Cop Serv, 10-300; Ina Shelley Fletcher, paper conservator,
GS-11, Restor, 4234; Marilyn P. Hamilton, shelflister trainee,
GS-5, Subj Cat, 4167; James A. Hare, editor, GS-7, Cop Cat,
4215; Jan Eileen Langford, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card,
4159; Cheryl Ann Mansley, microphotographer assistant,
GT-3, Photodup, 5-100; Constance Perin, analyst in housing
and community development, GS-12, CRS E, 4176; Sharon
Marlene Salpini, personnel clerk, GS-6, Place & Class, 4288;
Benjamin L. Simms, assistant electrostatic print operator,
GT-3, Photodup, 8-100; Patrick J. Traylor, reading room
assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Marsha W. Whitman, cataloger,
GS-7, Cop Cat, 4058; Carolyn E. Williams, clerk-typist, GS-3,
Cat Publ, 8-500.
Temporary Appointments: Jacqueline Frances Baker,
editorial typist, WAE, MARC Dev, NP; Robert Joseph Hur-
ley, library aid, GT-1, Photodup, NP; Holly A. Mirchel, refer-
ence assistant, GS-5, CRS C, 4119; Casimir Petraitis,
reference assistant, GS-5, CRS C, 4119; Steven E. Wilson,
library aid, GT-1, Photodup, NP; David Alan Wright, library
aid, GT-1, Photodup, NP.
Promotions: Regina M. Barrett, to assistant head, General
Reference Section, GS-12, CRS C, 4256; Deborjha G. Black-
well, to editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS C, 4247; Jimmy
Brewster, to stack cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; Hodges S.
Burton, to stack cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; George C.
Lewis, to stack cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; Gregory L. Miler,
to stack cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; Paceo Peebles, to stack
cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; James W. Stevenson, to stack
cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265; Shirley A. Whetstone, to senior
clerk, GT-6, Photodup, 4210; Reginald K. Young, to stack
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cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4265.
Temporary Promotion: Mary C. Logan, to law shelflisting
assistant, GS-5, Subj Cat, NP.
Transfers: Carolyn Buchanan, Cat Mgmt, to library techni-
cian, GS-4, NUCPP, NP; Kathryn J. Davis, Cat Mgmt, to
clerk-typist, GS4, NUCPP, NP; Pamela Gripper, Card, to file
clerk, GS-4, CS, 4242; Joseph W. Logesky, Photodup, to
systems accountant, GS-9, FMO, 4266; Larry D. Minus,
E&G, to peripheral equipment operator, GS-4, ISO, 4112;
Catherine S. Shih, Share Cat, to descriptive cataloger, GS-11,
Desc Cat, 4285; Ernest C. Thomas, Ser, to library technician,
GS-7, LL AB, NP.
Resignations: Grace L. Adams, Cop Cat; Carmen B. Brock-
Smith, Sci; Jack E. Henderson, Cat Publ; Eleanore A.
Humphrey, Cop Serv; Serow F. James, BPO; Jean G. Mc-
Intosh, CRS C; Michael S. Nordberg, Card; Peggy R. Williams,
Library employees enrolled in plans under the
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will have
an opportunity to change their enrollment during the
"open-season" scheduled for November 15-30.
Employees already enrolled may change from one
plan to another, change from one option to another
option in the same or different plan, or change from
self-only to self and family, or the reverse. Eligible
employees not now enrolled may enroll during this
The brochures and pamphlets for all health benefits
plans participating in this program have been revised
and distributed to divisions for distribution to eligible
employees. Any questions concerning health benefits
should be referred to the Personnel Operations
Office, Ext. 5630.
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Valderrama are the parents
of a second daughter, Emma Vida, born on October
21, at the George Washington University Medical
Center. Mr. Valderrama is a Senior Legal Specialist in
the Hispanic Law Division.
VISITORS TO LC
More than 125 delegates attending the Annual
Meeting of the American Society for Information
Science visited the Library of Congress on October
24. Their program began in the Coolidge Auditorium
with a welcome from Paul L. Berry, Director of the
Reference Department, who subsequently introduced
Mrs. Lucia Rather of the Processing Department for a
discussion of current activities in the MARC Develop-
ment Office. Clark Hamilton of the Information
Systems Office described other current projects in
automation, and Frazer Poole, Coordinator of Build-
ing Planning, discussed the status of the Library of
Congress James Madison Memorial Building.
The visitors were then divided into small groups for
tours led by LC's young professional librarians. In
addition to the customary sights in the Library, they
were shown special displays in the Congressional
Research Service and in a number of divisions in the
Reference Department. The afternoon concluded
with a reception for the visitors in the Whittall
Pavilion attended by the Librarian and Assistant Li-
brarian of Congress, several department directors and
division chiefs, and all the staff members who had
participated in the afternoon program.
The visit was coordinated by two staff members
who served on the Program Planning Committee for
the 1972 ASIS meeting, Mrs. Jennifer Magnus, Assis-
tant Chief of the Order Division, and Staffan Rosen-
borg, specialist in the Science and Technology
A number of ASIS delegates returned to the Li-
brary on subsequent days to visit the Card Division,
the Processing Department, and ISO.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Arms Control and Disarmament: A Quarterly Bibli-
ography with Abstracts and Annotations. Vol. 8, No.
4, Fall 1972. (pp. 391-541.) For sale by the Superin-
tendent of Documents, US. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at $1 this issue or
$3.50 a year, domestic, and $4.50 a year, foreign (LC
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Supplement No. 1 to
Cumulative issue No. 4, 1972. (Various pagings.) For
sale by the Superintendent of Documents for $1.50
this issue or $50 a session, domestic, and $62.50 a
session, foreign (LC 14.6: 92-2/1-5/Supp. 2).
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 10, October 1972. (pp. 761-825.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at 45 cents this issue
or $6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year, foreign
Press Releases: No. 72-77 (October 30) Three staff
appointments in Congressional Research Service announced
by Librarian of Congress; No. 72-78 (November 1) Arnold
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Moss to read from works of John Donne at Library of Con-
Library of Congress Regulation: No. 1014 (October 24)
stated the Library's policy on photocopying materials in the
Library's collections or records of the Library of Congress.
Special Announcements: No. 521 (October 27) announced
the appointment of William H. Robinson as Assistant Chief,
Education and Public Welfare Division and Specialist in
Social Legislation, Congressional Research Service; No. 522
(November 1) concerned the revision of certain Library of
NEW REFERENCE WORKS
The first issue of Documents to the People (Sep-
tember 1972, Vol. 1, No. 1), a newsletter of the 450
dedicated and energetic documents librarians who
organized the Government Documents Round Table
at the American Library Association Convention in
Chicago last June, has been received and is available
for reference in the Library's Serial Division. Edited
by Arne Richards, Kansas State University, and
Bernadine Hoduski, Environmental Protection
Agency, Kansas City, Mo., this spritely bulletin is free
to all ALA personal and institutional members who
are also members of the Round Table.
The first issue includes a listing of the organiza-
tion's officers; a report of the Round Table Coordina-
tor; the reports of the task forces on administration
and organization, Federal documents, international
documents, microforms, municipal documents, and
state documents; and a brief article on the New Eng-
land Documents Task Group. To be particularly
noted is a questionnaire (p. 19) to be used in the
compilation of a new directory of documents librar-
Libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany, by
Gisela von Busse and Horst Ernestus (Wiesbaden,
Harrassowitz, 1972), is a revised and enlarged version
of the original work published in German in 1968,
Das Bibliothekswesen der Bundesrepublik Deutsch-
land. First suggested by the Bibliothekarische
Auslandsstelle (International Relations Office for
Libraries), and commissioned by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Associa-
tion), the volume is an introduction to the entire
spectrum of library service in the Federal Republic,
intended primarily for the visitor from abroad. The
first section contains a background on the govern-
ment at all levels, the educational system, the book
trade, and the historical development of libraries in
Germany in the 20th century. Other sections cover
the types of libraries in Germany, library cooperation
and central organization, various aspects of library
administration and service, bibliography and informa-
tion science, and librarianship as a career.
This publication, which is available for reference
from the Library's general collections, is a clear and
valuable guide, and serves as a model which libraries
and library associations in other nations would do
well to imitate by providing a similarly well orga-
nized, clear, and informative manual concerning
library service in each of their countries.
[Nathan R. Einhorn]
A new bibliography which may be of interest to
students of the history of American immigration and
of United States relations with the countries of
Eastern Europe is Slavic-American Imprints: A Classi-
fied Catalog of the Collection at Lovejoy Library,
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
(Carbondale-Edwardsville, Ill., Southern Illinois Uni-
versity, 1972. 242 p.). This volume lists and describes
1,390 books and pamphlets, 119 periodical and 40
newspaper titles, 272 issues of almanacs, and 89
manuscripts in the Slavic languages, Hungarian,
Romanian and Lithuanian, as well as English-language
works relating to Slavic groups issued in the United
States. The collection at Lovejoy Library centers
principally around books and periodicals in the
Czech, Polish, Slovak, and Slovenian languages pub-
lished in the middle Midwest since 1918, but it also
deals with wider aspects of Slavic-American attitudes
of life in the United States and of the Slavic cultural
heritage. Titles about each national group are listed
together, with subdivisions by type of publication,
such as almanacs or newspapers, or by subject, e.g.
Americanization or fiction. Indexes for place of pub-
lication and year of publication and a selected index
of sponsoring organizations are included. A copy of
this publication is available for reference in the Slavic
and Central European Division. [Robert V. Allen]
LC IS FEATURED IN TWO
FOREIGN JOURNAL ARTICLES
The Library of Congress, its work, and a member of
its staff are the subjects of recent articles in foreign
The article, "The Library of Congress Classification
Seen by Foreign Eyes" by Kjeld Birket-Smith of
Odense, Denmark, appeared in the May 1972 issue of
Mitteilungsblatt, a quarterly journal of the Associa-
LC Information Bulletin
tion of Libraries of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia.
In the article, the author explores the possibilities of
selecting the LC classification system for the new
University Library of Odense. He describes the his-
torical background of the system's development and
the system of notation, i.e. call numbers. Mr. Birket-
Smith questions the applicability of the LC system to
non-English speaking nations and to countries with a
different cultural structure, and comes to the conclu-
aion that its use abroad is limited.
An article by the late S. R. Ranganathan (Informa-
tion Bulletin, October 27, p. 475) entitled "Diffi-
culties of Government Documents, James B. Childs,
Gilbert Mudge Award, 1971," appears in the March
1972 issue of Library Science with a Slant to Docu-
mentation (Vol. 9, No. 1). The article, probably one
of the last written by the eminent Indian librarian,
defines the terms of document, periodical, govern-
ment, and the desiderata in the handling of govern-
A section of the Ranganathan article is devoted to a
tribute to James B. Childs, the Library of Congress'
Honorary Consultant in Government Documents
Bibliography for his "unique achievement... a living
authority in Government documents of many of the
countries of the world ... his all-life total concentra-
tion on the single problem of Government docu-
ments." Mr. Ranganathan describes Childs' career, his
personality, and his kindness and service to the
writer. He quotes in full the American Library
Association citation accompanying the 1971 Mudge
Award to Mr. Childs. The article concludes with a
discussion of the status of government documents in
India and the principles or "canons" used in their
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Ralph R. Shaw, Prominent Librarian, Dies
Ralph R. Shaw, an internationally known librarian
who distinguished himself as an inventor, educator,
publisher, and bibliographer died in Honolulu on
October 14 at the age of 65.
Mr. Shaw, a former president of the American
Library Association, was noted for his adaptation of
machines to library service and for related inventions.
He was credited with inventing a photocharging
machine widely used in libraries, a rapid selected of
microfilmed records, and a trailer-type bookmobile.
He was Senior Assistant Chief Bibliographer of the
Engineering Societies Library from 1929 to 1936 and
Chief Librarian of the Gary (Ind.) Public Library
from 1936 to 1940. Mr. Shaw was Director of the
Department of Agriculture Libraries from 1940 to
1954 when he assumed the position of Professor at
the Rutgers University Graduate School of Library
Service: From 1964 until 1968, he was Dean of
Library Activities at the University of Hawaii, where
until recently he was also a professor.
In World War II, Mr. Shaw served with the Army
Air Force. He was a consultant to the preparatory
commission for Unesco in 1945 and became a
member of the International Advisory Committee on
Bibliography for Unesco in 1955.
Mr. Shaw contributed to library development
through the library and management surveys he took
part in for the United Nations and the Department of
State, and as consultant to the Veterans Administra-
tion for reorganization of its library system.
Among Mr. Shaw's publications are the 19-volume
American Bibliography, 1801-1819, Theory and
History of Bibliography, and Literary Property in the
Washington, D.C., Law Librarians to Meet
The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.,
will meet at Holgate's, 9th St., and Maine Ave., S.W.,
on Wednesday, November 15. The guest speaker will
be Mark W. Cannon, Administrative Assistant to the
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His topic
will be "Can the Federal Judiciary Be a Change-
Oriented System?" A cash bar will open at 6 p.m. and
dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Reservations can be
made by sending $6 to James McGuirl, P.O. Box
7108, Washington, D.C. 20044 by November 10.
National Libraries Task Force Meets
The U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Cooper-
ative Activities met on October 11 at the National
Library of Medicine. Frank Kurt Cylke, Task Force
Chairman, summarized the actions taken at the Sep-
tember 26 meeting of the directors of the three
national libraries where Martin M. Cummings, Direc-
tor of the National Library of Medicine and chairman
of the directors' group for this program, had reviewed
the Task Force recommendations. The directors had
authorized the following three projects:
(1) Scheduling of seminars in each national library
to bring policy and operating staff together for an
exchange of information on automation progress and
to develop closer relationships between the institu-
tions. The directors approved the plan in principle
and asked for a report from the Task Force after the
November 10, 1972
first seminar, which is being planned at the National
Library of Medicine, is held.
(2) A study of subscription dealer performance to
determine the benefits libraries should receive from
dealers and to develop standards for guiding dealers in
providing these benefits. This project was developed
upon the recommendations of operating staffs in each.
(3) Development of a standard order form and
standard book order format for use by the three
national libraries. [A detailed story on this project
In other action, the directors had approved a revi-
sion of the structure and assignments of working
groups which are considering measures for further
cooperation and standardization in acquisitions,
descriptive cataloging (including name entry and
authority files), machine-readable data format, sub-
ject headings, and telecommunications.
A group headed by Legare Obear, Chief of the
Loan Division, Library of Congress, and composed of
interlibrary loan staffs from the three national librar-
ies is reviewing loan policies and procedures for the
Task Force. These suggestions will be forwarded to
the Association of Research Libraries in connection
with its Regionalized Interlibrary Loan Project
supported by the U.S. National Commission on
Libraries and Information Science.
Paul Vassallo, Director of the National Serials Data
Program, presented a summary of plans and steps for
continued development of an automated national
serials data bank. He explained the details of the
International Standard Serial Numbering System, the
functions NSDP will perform as the national center
for the assignment of these numbers, the data ele-
ments required to provide a unique description of a
serial, and the additional data elements that the auto-
mated record should contain. He presented an illus-
trated summary of the input data, the tasks and
control outputs involved in the processing of these
inputs (editing, proofing, ISSN index listing, title and
author index listings, authority file listing, statistical
reports), and other ultimate outputs that the system
will make possible. Mr. Vassallo emphasized that the
objective is to make the program truly national by
sharing with regional centers the input and utilization
of the data base.
Task Force to Develop Standard Order Forms
A project to develop a standard order form for use
in the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural
Library, and the National Library of Medicine is
being undertaken by the U.S. National Libraries Task
Force on Cooperative Activities, Mrs. Jennifer V.
Magnus, Assistant Chief of the Order Division, Li-
brary of Congress, will direct the effort.
The standard order form will be designed for use by
the three national libraries in ordering materials for
their collections. Agreement will be sought on a stan-
dard size, format, and content. Currently each library
uses a different type of form.
A standard form would reduce clerical effort and
errors and help speed book ordering procedures. In
addition, it would provide publishers and book
dealers with easy access to the data necessary for
prompt handling of order.
The use of a standard form would ensure compati-
bility of records between the three libraries; it would
be useful in internal training programs for each of the
libraries. In addition, the concept has a potential
application for other Federal libraries and for the li-
brary community in general, and for use in all aspects
of acquisitions work, i.e. exchange and gift work.
At the same ,time, the Task Force will consider
development of a standard book order format to
expedite ordering and billing procedures for the three
libraries. The form with modification would also have
potential use in interlibrary loans and in union lists.
The format under consideration would have three
main elements: a buyer number, a dealer number, and
an item number.
The item number would be the International Stan-
dard Book Number (ISBN) which is currently used by
publishers and librarians as a means of identifying
books in computer applications. Commercial inter-
ests, such as the R. R. Bowker Co., have encouraged
the use of a book dealer identification number
(BDIN) to, speed computerized order transactions.
The concurrent use of a ISBN with the BDIN might
assist publishers, dealers, and librarians in identifying
stock, and increase efficiency, accuracy, and ease in
handling orders. In the same way, a buyer identifica-
tion number might further facilitate the transactions
and simplify the order process by eliminating the
tedious repetition of names and addresses in placing
and filling book orders. The code might become an
essential element of a machine-order system.
Further information about both projects may be
obtained from Frank Kurt Cylke, Chairman of the
U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Cooperative
Activities, Room 310, Library of Congress, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20540.
U.S., Japanese Librarians Hold Conference
Librarians from Japan and the United States met at
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LC Information Bulletin
Wingspread, the conference center of The Johnson
Foundation in Racine, Wisc., on October 17-20, for
the Second United States-Japan Conference on
Libraries and Information Science in Higher Educa-
Organized in the United States by the American
Library Association's International Relations Advi-
sory Committee for Liaison with Japanese Libraries
and in Japan by the University Libraries International
Liaison Committee, the Conference was attended by
some 100 librarians, most of whom represent univer-
sity and research libraries. They met to discuss basic
problems affecting library and information systems in
both countries in the 1970's.
Attending from the Library of Congress were John
G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Congress, who pre-
sided over the opening session; Warren Tsuneishi,
Chief of the Orientalia Division and Chairman of the
American Library Association Advisory Committee;
and Andrew Y. Kuroda, Head of the Japanese Sec-
tion, Orientalia Division.
The Japanese keynote speaker, Professor Mikio
Yasuda, Director of the Nagoya University Library,
noted that academic libraries in Japan are deeply
involved in institutional self-examination which seeks
to eliminate barriers between faculty departments by
the establishment of "open universities," in which
library systems are accessible to all and information
networks and "joint-use" library centers are em-
Warren J. Haas, Vice President for Information Ser-
vices and University Librarian at Columbia Univer-
sity, affirmed in his keynote address that change in
research libraries is inevitable but whether improve-
ment results will depend more than anything else on
the quality of library leadership and the way objec-
tives and goals are perceived in the areas of educa-
tional purpose, methods of teaching and learning, and
in procedures of administration.
Speaking on "Research Libraries and International
Cooperation" was a special guest, Dr. Herman
Liebaers, Director of the Royal Library of Belgium,
and President of the International Federation of
Frederick Burkhardt, Chairman of the U.S. Na-
tional Commission on Libraries and Information
Science (NCLIS) and President of the American
Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), delivered the
closing luncheon address. He discussed the rationale
for the development of NCLIS and described the
work of such scholarly organizations as the ACLS in
supporting Japanese studies in the United States and
American studies in Japan.
In final action at the conference, the delegates
resolved that a third conference should be convened
in Japan in 1975; that cooperative projects involving
bibliographical control, qualitative surveys of collec-
tions, and the like be further implemented; that
assistance for the development of collections for the
study of Japan in the United States be sought from
such funding programs as those of the Japan Founda-
tion and the Japan World Exposition Commemorative
Association; and that small working committees be
organized to plan the implementation of specific
The Wingspread conference constituted the second
in a series of meeting between librarians of the two
countries. The first was held in Tokyo in May 1969.
The library meetings constitute part of a broader pro-
gram of cooperative activities that are being pro-
moted by private and governmental organizations and
individuals interested in establishing closer educa-
tional and cultural ties between the two countries.
The English version of the proceedings of the first
conference were published by ALA in July 1972
under the title University and Research Libraries in
Japan and the United States. The ALA Advisory
Committee plans to edit the papers of the second
conference for publication.
The Wingspread conference was held with financial
support from the Council on Library Resources, the
National Endowment for the Humanities, and The
In the week following the Conference the Japanese
delegates and their families visited libraries on the
East Coast. One group of five, including Yasushi
Sakai, Director of the Reference and Bibliography
Division of the National Diet Library, and Mrs. Sakai,
visited the Library of Congress on October 24. A
group of 15 spent October 27 at the Library of Con-
gress. Japanese-speaking members of the LC staff
served as guides for the visitors in the tours of Library
The visitors were guests of honor at a reception in
the Library's Wilson Room on October 26 with the
Ambassador of Japan and the Librarian of Congress
as hosts. Other guests included members of the
Japanese Embassy staff and officers of the Library,
especially those responsible for the collection and
servicing of Japanese materials.
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