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Vol. 31, No. 48

December 1, 1972

Prizes were awarded on Thursday, November 16,
during National Children's Book Week to winners in
the first talking-book essay contest to be held by the
Library's Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped for blind and physically handicapped children
in the District of Columbia.
The D.C. Regional Library Unit of the division
planned and conducted the contest for fourth, fifth,
and sixth grade pupils cooperatively with local
groups. Money prizes, made possible with funds do-
nated by the Washington Host Lions Club, went to
four contestants whose essays about their respective
favorite talking books were selected by a panel of
four judges. Of a score of pupils participating, the
winners were Ricky Barber, 3913 C St., S.E., of
Sharpe Health School, first prize of 50 silver dollars
for his essay about the talking book, The Day Lincoln
Was Shot by Jim Bishop; Kathryn Ostrow, 6416
Wiscassett Rd., Bethesda, of Sidwell Friends School,
second prize of a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, for her
essay about Hildy and the Cuckoo Clock by Ruth
Carlson; Robert Smith, 1100 21 St., N.E., of Sharpe
Health School, third prize of a $25 U.S. Savings
Bond, for his essay about John Henry by Ezra Jack
Keats; and Valerie Jackson, 242 W St., N.W., of Mott
Elementary School, fourth prize of $15 for her essay
about the recorded book Junior Miss by Sally Ben-
Continued on p. 512

The musical chimes that appear on the west wall of
the Main Building in the 1893 photograph on page
470 of the November 3 Information Bulletin are no
mystery. They were not used to signal workmen haul-
ing granite blocks, as the caption suggested, but were,
instead, the instruments in what undoubtedly consti-
tuted the first three public concerts ever presented
from the Library of Congress.
Their music rang out over Capitol Hill from 9 to
nearly 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 1893, to
begin the Nation's day-long celebration of the cente-
nary of the U.S. Capitol's cornerstone. On that date
in 1793, President George Washington had, according
The WRA Choral Society will present its annual
Christmas concert on Friday, December 15, at
11:45 a.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The pro-
gram, Christmas Around the World, will feature
carols from countries around the world, among
them Estonia, France, and Russia. The Chorus
Director is Al Cherry of the Card Division. Hettie
Prater of the Information Systems Office will give
the narration. The children of some of the Chorus
members, as they did last year, will accompany the
group. All staff members are invited to attend.

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Annual Christmas Concert Slated ... 509
Carpool Parking Permits Expire December 29 .512-513
Children Received Awards in
Talking Book Contest . ... 509,512
December 8 Concert to Feature New Work 511
First Concerts at LC Played on Musical Chimes 509-511
Head of BNB Dewey Classification Visits 511
Italian National Bibliography
Supplement Based on MARC . 514
Library of Congress Publications ... 519
LC Basketball Team Plays Tonight ... 512
National Serials Data Program Progress Given 513-514
New Reference Works . ... 514-515
News in the Library World . ... 519-522
10th Year of PL-480 Marked by Luncheon 512
Staff News . . ... 515-518
Appendix-UNESCO General Conference A-189-A-192

to contemporary accounts quoted in the Evening Star
on the centennial day, "'crossed the Potomac...
and, escorted by Virginia and Maryland troops and
Masonic and other civic bodies, moved in procession
to Capitol Hill, and there laid the cornerstone of the
national Capitol....'"
Although the Star claimed that the anniversary pro-
gram "followed as closely as possible the original
ceremonies," the newspaper's several pages filled with
details of the parade and the speeches indicate far
more elaboration; and the chimes must have been an
innovation. Nevertheless, the President-Grover Cleve-
land, "dressed in black,"-rode in the procession from
the White House to the Capitol. He wore "a high hat
and a long dark overcoat," the latter "disclosing a
dark Prince Albert coat." The Cabinet followed, and
military division after division marched. The streets
were hung with "gay flags and bunting" and were
"given over to merry makers." The Library's second
concert began with the parade at 1 p.m.
The day, "ushered in by the ringing of the centen-

nial chimes," was so perfect that the Star's reporter,
in a burst of amazing metaphor, proclaimed it "a
triumph of modern meteorology." The "power of the
sun" was so great, noted the Star, that the spectators
who began to line the Capitol's east plaza by 11
o'clock for the 2 p.m. ceremonies hoisted "about five
thousand umbrellas." Why the President wore that
long overcoat on such a day is not explained, but the
effects of the Library's morning concert are detailed
in one of the Star's many reports:
"... The sparrows under the eaves of the Capitol
found their noisy chattering outclassed by the harmo-
nious din and beat a retreat to the Botanical Gardens.
The Congressional rabbit that haunts the grounds east
of the building... made a bee line for the western
front. The old Scotch gardeners working in the
grounds paused in delighted wonderment as the notes
of 'Bonnie Doon' rang out...."
The musicians were Professor John H. Gibson of
the Metropolitan M. E. Church of Washington and
Professor Paul Stoffer of St. Alphonso Church in
Baltimore, who were headlined as "skillful hands."
Patriotic, religious, and familiar music of the day,
carefully listed by the Star, was played to an "inter-
ested audience," all of whom "wanted to be in a
position to see the bells as well as hear them." The
third concert from 6 to 7 p.m. was followed at 8
o'clock by a gaslit concert of the Marine Band and a
chorus on the Capitol's east plaza.
The Washington Post had heralded the ceremonies
on Sunday, September 17, with a front-page cartoon
depicting the "Goddess of the Dome" dressed in an
hour-glass gown and powdering her nose before a
Victorian mirror. "Oh!" she cried, "I must look my
prettiest tomorrow. I'm going to have lots of callers."
On Tuesday, the Post reported that estimates of her
callers ranged from 15 to 50 thousand but could be
judged by the fact that all open space before the east
front of the Capitol was filled "with a closely packed
mass of humanity."
Bernard R. Green, the civil engineer who was
Superintendent of Construction for the Main Building
from 1888 to 1897 and the first Superintendent of
the Library Building and Grounds (1897-1914), had
recorded on September 15 that "Chimes of 13 bells
arrived from McShane Bell foundry, Baltimore, to go,
by permission granted to Centennial Corner Stone
Committee, on top of building...." He had them
hoisted onto the west main entablature of the Li-
brary's future home the next afternoon. The photo-
graph was taken the day after the three successful
concerts, and that evening Mr. Green had the chimes

December 1, 1972

lowered, to be hauled away next day "by Knox's
express." Four years later, the Library's Music Divi-
sion was founded; but the next concerts were held,
not under its auspices, but under those of the Read-
ing Room for the Blind, which also began with the
opening of the Main Building on November 1, 1897.
[Helen-Anne Hilker]


On Friday evening, December 8, the McKim Fund
in the Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of
instrumental chamber music for violin and piano.
Charles Treger, violin, and Samuel Sanders, piano,
will give the premiere performance of Sounds
Remembered by Leslie Bassett, commissioned by the
McKim Fund. Other works to be performed on this
program are Sonata in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert

Schumann; and Sonata in G minor, Op. 20 by Arthur
The McKim Fund was established through a be-
quest of Mrs. W. Duncan McKim to support the com-
position and performance of chamber music for violin
and piano as well as other related activities. Sounds
Remembered is the fourth such commission to be
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, December
4. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an indi-
vidual. Telephone reservations may be made on Mon-
day morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are not
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety over
WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to stations in
other cities through the Katie and Walter Louchheim
Fund in the Library of Congress.


R. Ross Trotter, Head of the Dewey Classification
Section at the British National Bibliography, visited
the Library of Congress from October 10 to Novem-
ber 24 as part of the second half of an exchange of
visits between personnel of the LC Decimal Classi-

Mr. Custer, Mr. Downing, Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Adams, and

fiction Division and the BNB. Mr. Trotter was
returning a visit by Mrs. Melba D. Adams, Decimal
Classification Specialist in Social Sciences, to the
BNB earlier this year [see LC Information Bulletin,
September 15, p. 410]. During his visit, Mr. Trotter
was consulted on British
requirements in the Dewey
Decimal Classification and
participated in both appli-
cation and development of
the system.
On October 19-20, Mr.
Trotter and Mrs. Adams
attended the annual meeting
of the Decimal Classifica-
tion Editorial Policy Com-
mittee which was held in
Lake Placid, N.Y.
Mr. Trotter's trip to the
United States was made
possible by grants from the
BNB and Forest Press, pub-
lishers of the Dewey Deci-
the Librarian mal Classification.

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Continued from p. 509

son. A fifth contestant, Chris Beza, 6203 Walhonding
Rd., Bethesda, of the Laboratory School of Kings-
bury Center, received honorable mention for his essay
about Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
He and four other participants, Carla Jackson, Jon
Watson, Charles R. Davis, and Sandra Smith, all of
District of Columbia public schools, received book-
record combinations from Mrs. Mae Porter, Super-
vising Director of the Diagnostic Prescription Center
for the Right-to-Read program of the D.C. school
Robert Ennis, Head of the D.C. Regional Library
Unit, presented the prizes to the winners before an
audience of judges, parents of contest participants,
librarians, and teachers in the conference room at
division headquarters. Executive Secretary Frank
Binks of the Washington Host Lions Club spoke
briefly about the Lions' interest and participation in
activities for the blind and visually handicapped. Mrs.
Linda Redmond, Regional Library Children's Librar-
ian, introduced the speakers and judges. The judges
were Mary Harris, Reading Specialist, Perry Elemen-
tary School; Mary Ruggenbuck, Professor of Chil-
dren's Literature, Catholic University; Mrs. June
Sweeny, Children's Librarian, Northeast Branch of
the D.C. Public Library; and Mrs. Sheila Thomas of
WMAL-TV's show, "The Magic Door."


The tenth anniversary of the Library of Congress
Special Foreign Currency (Public Law 480) Program
was observed at an informal luncheon in the Whittall
Pavilion on November 9. Among the guests was U.S.
Representative John Dingell of Michigan, whose
amendment to Public Law 83-480 enabled the Li-
brary to initiate the Program in 1962. In his brief and
amusing remarks recounting the Congressional ups
and downs of the amendment, Cong. Dingell paid
special tribute to Mortimer Graves, Executive
Director-Emeritus of the American Council of
Learned Societies, who was instrumental in formu-
lating the idea of the Program and in organizing
support for it among scholars and librarians.
Dr. Graves also spoke briefly, noting that PL-480
funds are running out in several countries and urging
that attention and efforts be directed to other possi-

abilities for government funding of acquisition of
foreign research publications. He assured the assem-
bled guests that the Program's future will continue to
be of major concern to him in his retirement years.
In its 10 years of operation, the PL-480 Program
has acquired for LC and some 350 other U.S. libraries
over 16 million monographic and serial pieces. The
Program currently acquires publications from Arab
Republic of Egypt, India, Ceylon, Nepal, Pakistan,
Israel, and Poland.


The LC Basketball Team, sponsored by the Welfare
and Recreation Association, will play the first of ten
season games tonight. The season schedule for the LC
Caps as announced by the D.C. Department of Recre-

ation is as follows:

First Half
December 1
December 8
December 15
January 5
January 12

Second Half
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16

LC vs Treasury
LC vs N.E. Pioneers
LC vs YMCA-Vet. Cap.

LC vs Treasury
LC vs N.E. Pioneers
LC vs YMCA-Vet. Cap.

7 p.m.
9 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
8 p.m.

7 p.m.
9 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
8 p.m.

All games will be played on Friday nights in the
boys gymnasium at Western Senior High School, 35th
and R Sts., N.W. The downstairs R St. entrance is
recommended. No postponements will be allowed
during the season.


Parking permits currently issued to carpools
assigned to reserved parking spaces on streets adjacent
to the Main and Annex Buildings will expire Decem-
ber 29.
Applications for this parking (Form LW 27/55, rev.
1/72) are available from division and department
offices and should be submitted to the Administrative

December 1, 1972

The newly-appointed members of the National Serials Data Program's National Advisory Committee are (1-r) Mr. Clasquin, Mrs.
Huffer, Mr. Budington, Mr. Wood, Mr. Pings, Mr. Vassallo, Mr. Byam, and Mr. Callaham.

Department Office. MB 122-B. by Friday, Decem-
ber 8.
Priority of assignment will be based on size of car-
pool membership. New parking permits will be issued
for a six-month period to each qualifying carpool,
effective January 2. Spaces are not numbered and will
be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Questions regarding reserved street parking should
be directed to Mrs. Jessie Lee, Administrative Depart-
ment Office, ext. 5560.


A progress report on the National Serials Data Pro-
gram was given on November 14 by Paul Vassallo,
Program Director, to the heads of the three national
libraries and the President of the Council on Library
Resources. Attending the meeting were Dr. Martin M.
Cummings. Director of the National Library of Medi-
cine: John Sherrod, Director of the National Agricul-
tural Library; L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of
Congress; and Fred C. Cole, CLR President.

Mr. Vassallo described the Program's organization
and staffing, the inputs into the data base, the essen-
tial and other data elements which are being utilized,
and the assignment of the International Standard
Serial Number (ISSN) to a base record of serial titles.
He reported that the current inputs for the data
base include aperture cards produced by the NLM
which contain microfilm of serial covers and mast-
heads; magnetic tapes from the NLM and the NAL;
and worksheets of New Serial Titles which have been
MARC tagged and edited. In addition, information
for use in developing corporate authority and hold-
ings files will be provided by the three national li-
Mr. Vassallo explained that the NSDP uses the
Anglo-American cataloging code in establishing
author entries (issuing bodies). The Program also
establishes and assignes a key title and ISSN to each
serial. The Program will be capable of supplying bibli-
ographic listings by title, issuing body, and by ISSN.
The Program is in its third and operational phase,
supported by the three national libraries and a grant
from CLR. Mr. Vassallo reported that publishers,
abstracting and indexing services, subscription agents,


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and regional library groups have indicated their will-
ingness to cooperate.
That afternoon, Mr. Vassallo gave a similar presen-
tation to the newly-appointed members of the Pro-
gram's National Advisory Committee. The Commit-
tee, broadly representative of the various interests in
the national user community, will provide the Pro-
gram with a means of communication with these
interests, enabling NSDP to take their needs and
views into consideration.
The members are: Milton Byam, Director, District
of Columbia Public Library (public libraries); William
S. Budington, Executive Director and Librarian, John
Crerar Library, Chicago (research libraries); John
Callaham, Vice President, Editorial Services, McGraw
Hill Publishing Company, New York (publishing
industry); Frank F. Clasquin, Vice President, F. W.
Faxon, Inc., Westwood, Mass. (subscription agents);
Mrs. Mary Huffer, Director of Libraries. Office of
Library Services, U.S. Department of Interior, Wash-
ington, D.C. (Federal and special libraries); Vern
Pings. Director of Libraries, Wayne State University,
Detroit (university libraries); James L. Wood, Direc-
tor, Bibliographic Support Division, Chemical
Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio (abstracting and
indexing services).


A supplement to the Bibliografia Nazionale Ital-
iana, the Italian national bibliography, prepared
according to a MARC-based automation program, the
ANNA Project, has been issued. In numeration it is
the third supplement; the first was published in
conventional form, and the second for technical rea-
sons will appear later.
The introduction to the third supplement notes
that some innovations in the style of description have
been adopted on an experimental basis in order to
conform to MARC and to adapt to international
requirements. This and the following supplements
prepared as tests have some features, such as the
omission of subjects and the abbreviation of entries,
which will disappear once the main bibliography is
produced by automation. The author index has been
expanded to an author-title index, including entries
under series title. The ALA print-train has been used
for the print-out; later the regular bibliography will
be printed by a photocomposer which will use regular

The appearance of the supplement is handsome and
the set-up is similar to that of a conventionally-
produced bibliography.


The Urban Center of Columbia University has just
published Bibliografia Puertorriquena Selecta y
Anotada compiled by Enrique R. Bravo (New York.
1972. 230 p. $5). The book which is in Spanish, con-
tains annotated entries for more than 300 works deal-
ing with Puerto Rican government, economics, educa-
tion, geography, history, sociology, literature, and
religion. It lists works relevant to the contemporary
Puerto Rican experience as well as earlier classic
studies on Puerto Rican life. Dr. Bravo, is a specialist
in Latin American history who is presently teaching
in Puerto Rico.
The book can be consulted in the Latin American,
Portuguese and Spanish Division's Reference Section.
[Georgette M. Dorn]
The National Library of the Socialist Republic of
Serbia. The ten-year Development Programme,
1971-1980 (Belgrade. 1971. Z841.B48913) is the
title of a pamphlet recently issued by the Serbian
National Library. The publication describes a long-
term development plan, widely discussed in Serbian
cultural, educational, and library circles, for the
Library, which was founded in 1932, destroyed in
1941 during World War II, reopened in 1947, and
recently relocated in a new building constructed as a
The plan suggests that the institution, in terms of
equipment, documentation, and library methods,
should be raised to a level comparable to other major
European libraries. According to the program, the
Library is to acquire anything printed in Serbia, all
books and printed publications published elsewhere
in Yugoslavia, all manuscripts and publications deal-
ing with Serbia and its nationalities, all foreign publi-
cations written by Yugoslavs or concerning Yugosla-
via, and any work in any language of the Yugoslav
nation. It is also to acquire major works of world
science and literature, regardless of country of publi-
cation and coordinate its acquisition policy with
other major libraries in Belgrade. The development
program also calls for the Library to develop its
author and subject catalogs and a classed catalog
following the International Decimal Classification; to
set up an information center for bibliographical loca-
tion and research; and to produce a comprehensive


December 1, 1972

retrospective Serbian bibliography. Staff training and
publishing activities in the field of cataloging, classifi-
cation, and library science in general are also pro-
Due to the scarcity of English-language materials on
the Serbian National Library, this booklet has an
informative value far exceeding its size. It is available
for reference from the general collections of the Li-
brary of Congress.


William A. Coblenz, a Library of Congress em-
ployee for 12 years until his retirement in 1965, died
on November 17 at George Washington University
Hospital in Washington.
Mr. Coblenz worked as a Public Affairs Specialist
and Senior Writer with the Congressional Research
Service from 1953 to 1965, during which time he
wrote numerous reports and compiled material for
Members of Congress about public issues. Notable
among his products were four editions of The Capi-
tol, an illustrated publication of the Congress in
magazine format. He compiled, wrote, and directed a
series of works on Lincoln which were performed as
ceremonies on the steps of the Capitol. In 1959, the
Library honored him with a Superior Service Award.
Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, in 1897, he
was brought to this country as an infant and attended
schools in New York City, later studying at New
York University and Harvard College. He served with
the U.S. Navy in both World War I and World War II.
In 1945, he joined the Department of Justice where
he created the idea of the Freedom Train which Tide
magazine described as "the greatest single public rela-
tions achievement in the history of the United States
Government." Mr. Coblenz was Assistant Director
and later Acting Director of the Division of Public
Information at the Department.
As a Boston newspaperman for 24 years, chiefly at
the Boston Post, he had been a reporter, rewrite man,
special daily and Sunday feature writer, editorial
writer, radio reviewer, picture editor, and-for 15
years-daily columnist. He was also a member and
chairman of many historical societies and press clubs.
His wife, Constance G., of Washington, D.C., is his
only survivor.
Mrs. Mary E. Quantrille, a retired employee of the
Library, died on November 14 at the Washington
Sanitarium and Hospital. Mrs. Quantrille was a Micro-

film Photographer with the Library's Photoduplica-
tion Service for 15 years until her retirement in 1960.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Quantrille came to the Wash-
ington, D.C., area at an early age. A longtime resident
of Capitol Hill, she lived in recent years in Hyattsville,
Md. She was the widow of Clinton Quantrille, a Chief
Systems Operator for Pepco, who died in 1957.
She is survived by two sons, Clinton A. and Richard
E., and 12 grandchildren.

Rudolf Smits, Information Systems Specialist in
the Serial Record Division, died suddenly at his home
on November 11. Graveside services were held at
Parklawn Cemetery on November 15. Among the
survivors are his wife, Ilze, two children, and three
grandchildren. Mrs. Ilze Smits is a Reference Librar-
ian in the Slavic and Central European Division.
Mr. Smits was born in London and received his
higher education in Latvia. He served with the Ameri-
can Legation in Riga from 1928 to 1934, and the
Latvian Legation in Washington form 1936 to 1940.
During the course of more than 30 years of service
with the Library of Congress, Mr. Smits held adminis-
trative positions with the Census Library Project, the
Serial Division, and the Air Studies Division. From
1952 to 1969 he was Chief of the Cyrillic Biblio-
graphic Project which compiled the Monthly Index of
Russian A ccessions. He also compiled Halfa Century
of Soviet Serials, 1917-1968; a Bibliography and
Union List of Serials Published in the USSR which is
recognized internationally by librarians and scholars
engaged in Slavic studies.
At the Library, Mr. Smits will be remembered for
the unflagging energy and enthusiasm he brought to
every professional task, and for the unfailing kindness
and good humor which marked his relationships with
his fellow workers.


Service Awards
Edmond L. Applebaum, Assistant Director of the
Acquisitions and Overseas Operations in the Process-
ing Department, was presented a 25-year Federal
Service Award pin by William J. Welsh, Department
Director at a surprise luncheon on November 10
attended by Mr. Applebaum's Department colleagues.
All of Mr. Applebaum's Federal service, with the
exception of active military duty during World War
II, has been at the Library of Congress where he
began his career as a Special Recruit in 1950. He was

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Mrs. Williams, John B. Henderson, Chief of the Economics Mrs. Yaplee and the Librarian
Division of CRS, and Mr. Jayson.

the recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation in Cata-
loging and Classification in June for his contribution
to the successful development of LC's National Pro-
gram for Acquisitions and Cataloging. Additional
details about this award and Mr. Applebaum's back-
ground appear in the August 4 issue of the Informa-
tion Bulletin, p. 352.
Mrs. Evelyn C. Gibbons, Library Technician in the
Copyright Office Service Division, was presented a
25-year Federal Service Award pin on October 20 by
George D. Cary, Register of Copyrights.
A native of Culpeper County, Va., Mrs. Gibbons
attended Eastern High School in the District of
Columbia. She was employed by the Navy Depart-
ment at the U.S. Naval Gun Factory from 1942-45
and 1951-54 before beginning her association with
the Library of Congress in 1954 as a File Clerk in the
Stack and Reader Division. She served with that Divi-
sion until 1963, when she joined the Records Section
of the Copyright Service Division as a Library Assis-
tant, and was later promoted to her present position.

Four Receive Meritorious Service Awards
Wayne A. McKenney, Pamela R. Rhinesmith, and
Mrs. Barbara Williams received Meritorious Service
Awards during ceremonies held in the Librarian's
office on October 17; Mrs. Mae Yaplee received a
Meritorious Service Award on October 18.
Mr. McKenney, formerly Supervisor of the Process-
ing Unit, Subject Specialization Section in the Li-
brary Services Division, and currently a Senior Spe-

The Librarian and Mr. Davis

cialist in CRS, received a Meritorious Service Award
along with a cash award of $150 in recognition of his
"high degree of performance in the Library Ser-
vices Division of the Congressional Research Service
during the period of [his] employment ... [which]
led to a marked increase in the efficiency of opera-
tions." Mr. McKenney was also commended for
improving "the quality and quantity of output of
[the] staff to the extent that the research and refer-
ence materials in the Division's Main Files were orga-
nized in a more useful fashion for the staff of the


December 1, 1972

Miss Rhinesmith, former-
ly an Inquiries Recorder in
the Office of the Director ofi
CRS, was mailed a Meritori-
ous Service Award for pro-
viding "...valuable and
effective service to partici-
pants in the Annual Con-
gressional Summer Intern
Mrs. Williams, Research
Production Assistant in the
Economics Division of CRS,
accepted a Meritorious Ser-
vice Award in acknowledge-
ment of her "... imagina-
tion and initiative displayed
in designing and developing
a storage and mail distribu-
tion center for the Econom-
ics Division."
Mrs. Yaplee, Administra-
tive Secretary of the Orien-
talia Division, was presented
a Meritorious Service Award
and a cash award of $150 in
Lester S. Jayaon, Dlreci
recognition of her work in S D o
Services Division of CR
the Division, especially dur-
zation Section, Libray S
ing the period from October
1971 to June 1972. During
this time the Division had three extended vacancies in
secretarial positions during which Mrs. Yaplee
"exceeded the standards of excellence which nor-
mally characterize [her] performance."

Incentive Award
Herbert L. Davis received an Incentive Award in a
ceremony held in the Librarian's office on Octo-
ber 18.
Mr. Davis, Supervisor of the Study Facilities Unit in
the Stack and Reader Division, was honored with an
Incentive Award plus a $30 cash award for his sugges-
tion for an improved method of recording attendance
of study desk assignees. The Division has reviewed
and accepted his proposed forms which will be put
into effect promptly. The citation presented to Mr.
Davis noted ".. that proposed sign-in sheets will be
more convenient for the researchers, and the Stack
and Reader Division has determined that, in the
course of a year, approximately 75 hours of time will
be saved in keeping attendance records."

tor of CRS; the Librarian; Merwin C. Phelps, Chief of the Library
S; Mr. McKenney; and Shirley Loo, Head of the Subject Speciali-
ervices Division.

Mrs. Jean D. Alaway, International Relations
Officer, was author of an article on the Jointly Spon-
sored Program for Foreign Librarians published in the
July issue of Special Libraries under the title "Post
Mortem." During the 15 years of the program's
existence, 52 foreign librarians from 30 countries
were brought to the United States for work in an
American library and a month of observation and
travel. The program was supported by funds from the
U.S. Department of State and administered by the
Library of Congress. The article describes the accom-
plishments of the Jointly Sponsored Program and
compares it with the still-functioning Multi-National
Program for Foreign Librarians, currently being
administered by the Graduate School of Library and
Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Henriette D. Avram, Chief of the MARC
Development Office, participated in meetings on con-
tent designators and character sets at the Inter-
national Organization for Standardization meeting
held in The Hague October 1-6.

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Mrs. Berta Grossman, Head of the Hispanic Section
of the Exchange and Gift Division, was interviewed
by the U.S. Information Agency on November 2 for a
special program scheduled in Mexico City on Novem-
ber 7. The discussion was about the American elec-
toral process with special emphasis on the electoral
Dorothy Pennington Keziah, Head of the Music
Section in the Examination Division of the Copyright
Office, is the author of the article "Registration Prob-
lems Encountered by the Copyright Office under the
Recent Sound Recording Ammendment," which
appeared in the November 4 issue of Cash Box.
The article discusses problems that generally fall
into five major areas: (1) misunderstanding as to the
scope of protection; (2) authorship problems; (3)
claimant-notice problems; (4) publication-deposit
problems; and (5) new matter and fixation problems.
Francis S. Wagner, Cataloger in the Subject Catalog-
ing Division, delivered a lecture entitled "Ethnic
Coexistence in the Danube Valley-Federation in
Czechoslovakia" at the Sixth Congress of the Czecho-
slovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc.,
held at George Washington University on November
11. Mr. Wagner described and analyzed the theory
and workings of the country's federal system as well
as the status of the four largest ethnic minorities
(Hungarian, Ruthenian, Polish, and German) on the
grounds of multilingual sources. A question and
answer period followed his lecture.


Mrs. Heller Appointed Assistant Chief
Mrs. Adelia Heller has been appointed Assistant
Chief of the Cataloging Division at the Copyright
Office effective October 16. Mrs. Heller came to the
Copyright Office in November 1957 and worked with
the then Cumulative Section of the Cataloging Divi-
sion, now the Editing and Publishing Section, be-
coming its Head in 1966. She was the recipient of an
Incentive Award in 1961 and an Outstanding Perfor-
mance Rating in 1972.
She joined the Library in March 1953, working first
for the Order Division and in 1954 transferring to the
Exchange and Gift Division. Before she came to the
Library, she worked for the Veterans Administration.
Mrs. Heller holds a bachelor's degree in political
science from George Washington University, from
which she graduated in 1962. She also attended
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Agnes Scott
College in Decatur, Ga.

Appointments: Minnie L. Barton, stack cleaner, WG-1,
Bldgs, 13-100; Thomas M. Grochowski, bill digester and
reference assistant, GS-7, CRS A, 4329; John Griffin Walzer,
GS-1, E&G, NP; Thomas Williams, production assistant-
arranger, GS-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; Marcella S. Wilson, card
punch operator, GS-3, ISO, 4321.
Temporary Appointment: John C. Biehl, file clerk, GS-4,
Cop Serv, NP.
Promotions: Jurmenar Brown, to secretary to the section
head, GS-6, Cop Exam, 4309; Anna M. Buchanan, to section
head, data preparation and verification, GS-12, MARC Ed,
4318; Edna L. Conner, Bldgs, to assistant division secretary,
GS-6, S&R, 4246; Reginald J. Downs, to deck attendant,
GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Colamay L. Faxio, FRD, to data collec-
tion & input clerk, GS-5, Mgmt, 4374; Mary M. Henry, to
assistant chief operator, GS-5, CS, 4301; George W. Parker,
CMO, to console and peripheral equipment operator, GS-5,
ISO, 4320.
Transfer: Charles H. Thompson, Jr., Ord, to payroll clerk,
GS-4, FMO, 4274.
Resignations: Essie A. Aytch, Photodup; Thomas P. Brad-
shaw, Bldgs Mgmt; Harvey A. Carlson, Photodup; Craig H.
Casey, Photodup; James C. Chapman, Bldgs Mgmt; William B.
Edwards, Jr., S&R; Mary A. Hildebrand, Card; Mary A.
Jones, Cop Cat; Patricia A. Kolodich, CRS E; Shelley L.
Linderman, CRS GGR; Joseph Oberg, Bldgs Mgmt; Ada B.
Simmons, Subj Cat, Francine Spraggins, S&R; De'Ossie D.
Walters, Cat Publ; Gertrude H. Weiss, Publ.

Nancy E. Robbins and James B. Mitchell were
married on November 4 at the Chevy Chase United
Presbyterian Church in Chevy Chase, Md. Mrs.
Mitchell is a Public Information Specialist in the
Information Office and Mr. Mitchell is a Program
Analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban

Mr. and Mrs. John Mavroukakis are the parents of a
daughter, Eleni, born on November 11 at George
Washington University. Mrs. Mavroukakis is a Cata-
loger in the Serials Cataloging Section, Serial Record
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Roberts are the parents of a
daughter, Alexandra Sodonia, born on November 4 at
the Columbia Hospital for Women. Mrs. Roberts is a
bookkeeper for the P. S. Bowling and Co.; Mr.
Roberts is Head of the Reference Search Section in
the Copyright Office Reference Division.


December 1, 1972


Accessions List: Ceylon, Vol. 6, No. 3. September
1972. (pp. 29-46.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Assistant Field Director
for Special Operations, Library of Congress Office,
American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Scientific Careers (TB
72-16). October 1972. (3 p.) Compiled by J. Collins.
Metric System (TB 72-18). October 1972. (5 p.)
Compiled by Y. Y. Liu. Free upon request to the
Reference Section, Science and Technology Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 11, November 1972. (pp. 827-906.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at 45 cents
this issue or $6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year,
foreign (LC 30.9:63/11).
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
October 1972. (28 p.) Prepared under the sponsor-
ship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and published monthly by theLibrary of Con-
gress. For sale by the Card Division, Library of Con-
gress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington,
D.C. 20541, for $25 a year.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. July-
September 1972. (xiii, 83 p.) October 1972 (iv, 24 p.)
Prepared under the sponsorship of the Joint Com-
mittee on the Union List of Serials. Supplement to
the Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the
Card Division.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. Octo-
ber 1972. (iv, 24 p.) For sale by the Card Division.
New Microfilm Publications: The microfilming of
the first 83 numbers (with the exception of numbers
68 and 70) of the Biblioteca de Historia Nacional,
one of the important monographic series published
under the auspices of the Academia Colombiana de
Historia, Bogota, has been completed. Individual
volumes provide primary source material on the colo-
nial period in New Granada through collections of the
acts of early cabildos and viceregal documents and
through the writings of early chroniclers. Pre-
independence movements are represented by mono-
graphic works about the comuneros revolt of 1781
and about Antonio Narifio and Francisco de Miranda,
leaders in the early revolutionary period. The first
turbulent years of independence are reflected by
works on a succession of congresses, conventions, and

constitutions. Biographies and writings of national
leaders, regional histories on important cities and pro-
vinces, and general works on topics ranging from
bibliography to railroads are also among the volumes
in this series.
More than 30 of these titles are listed in Latin
America: A Guide to the HistoricalLiterature, edited
by Charles C. Griffin and recently published for the
Conference on Latin American History by the Univer-
sity of Texas Press. The individual authors and titles
of the works in this series will be listed separately in
the 1971 issue of the NationalRegister ofMicroform
Positive 35mm microfilm of the 81 titles on 60
reels can be supplied for $440. The cost for individual
titles can be supplied upon request. Orders or letters
of inquiry should be addressed to Library of Con-
gress, Photoduplication Service, Department C-171,
Washington, D.C. 20540.
The Library of Congress in cooperation with the
University of Iowa is making available 35mm positive
microfilm of La Marcha, a liberal intellectual weekly
published in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the period of
1939-1968. The weekly is directed by Carlos Quijano
and foreign political correspondents include Gregorio
Selser (Argentina), Juan Garcia Grau (Spain), James
Petras (United States), and Manuel Maldonado Denis
(Puerto Rico). Leading critics and commentators have
been and continue to be major contributors to La
Marcha's literature and arts section.
The cost for this title including spools, boxes, and
mailing is 1939-1946 (8 reels), $135; 1947-1962 (12
reels), $220; 1963-1968 (6 reels), $120. Cost for the
entire set on 26 reels is $475. Orders or letters of
inquiry should be addressed to the Photoduplication
Service, Department C-169.

Press Release: No. 72-82 (November 16) Poets Samuel
Allen and Ned O'Gorman to Read at Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 2022-2, page 2
(November 9) revised the section concerning recognition of
employee organizations by the Library; no. 411-1, page 2
(November 16) clarified priorities in cataloging within cata-
loging levels.


ARBC Considers Future Role
Members of the American Revolution Bicentennial
Commission met in Washington, D.C., on November
15 to consider the future role of the Commission and

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to review the fiscal 1974 budget estimates.
The following resolution was adopted:
"WHEREAS, the American Revolution Bicentennial Com-
mission is directed by Public Law 89-491 to plan, encourage,
develop and coordinate the commemoration of the American
Revolution Bicentennial; and,
WHEREAS, the law imposes a duty upon the Commission to
prepare an overall program for commemorating the Bicenten-
nial, and to make recommendations for activities by the
public and private authorities and organizations recom-
mended for participation by the Commission; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable for the American Revolution
Bicentennial Commission to be relieved of management,
administrative and operational responsibilities in order to
direct its energies to policy, inspirational and coordinating
That the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
meeting as a group deems it to be in the public interest that
the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission under-
take an active role in initiating and stimulating overall pro-
grams to be operated by public and private authorities and
organizations. It shall be the policy of the American Revo-
lution Bicentennial Commission to assume operational
responsibility for a particular program only when specifi-
cally approved by the Congress. The American Revolution
Bicentennial Commission shall seek actively to enlist the
expertise of such qualified public and private authorities
and organizations in operating approved American Revolu-
tion Bicentennial Commission programs."
Proposed projects under the headings of "Heritage
'76," "Festival U.S.A.," "Horizons '76," and special
and international projects and the budget necessary
to support these and other Commission activities
were reviewed in detail. It was agreed, after full dis-
cussion, that revision of the budget was necessary.
Members will send specific suggestions for changes
and the ARBC staff will revise both the budget and
the justifications for further consideration by the
The Assistant Librarian of Congress, Mrs. Elizabeth
E. Hamer, LC's representative on the Commission,
and James H. Hutson, LC's Coordinator of the Bicen-
tennial Programs, attended the all-day meeting at the

NCLS Holds Hearing at LC
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science held the third in a series of regional
public hearings to determine present and future needs
of libraries and information services on the national
and local levels.

Held on Friday, October 27, in the Wilson Room of
the Library of Congress, this special one-day hearing
allowed Commission members to hear testimony
from representatives of national organizations. Those
tesifying were: Allie Beth Martin, Public Library
Association; Robert W. Gibson, Jr., Council of
National Library Associations: Henry Chauncey,
EDUCOM, Interuniversity Communications Council,
Inc.; Ronald F. Miller, New England Board of Higher
Education (NELINET); Marcus A. McCorison,
Independent Research Libraries; Alice D. Ball, U.S.
Book Exchange; John Sherrod and Kurt Cylke, Fed-
eral Library Committee; John C. Frantz, National
Book Committee; and William T. Knox, National
Technical Information Service.
The Commission's fourth public hearing held in San
Francisco on Wednesday, November 29.

NAL Associates to Aid Foreign Students
The Associates of the National Agricultural Li-
brary, Inc., a new organization actively dedicated to
fostering interest in the national and international
programs of the National Agricultural Library, has
received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the Rocke-
feller Foundation to aid foreign agriculturally-
oriented scholars, trainees, and students in the library
and information sciences who are studying in the
United States. The grant will enable visiting scholars
to attend professional library meetings, seminars, and
workshops by providing the required funds for travel
and per diem expenses.
Further details and information may be obtained
by writing to the Chairman, Professional Activities
Fund, The Associates NAL, Inc., 10301 Baltimore
Blvd., Beltsville, Md. 20705.

VA Holds Conference for Field Librarians
Henry J. Gartland, Director of Library Service at
the Veterans Administration, welcomed field librari-
ans to a November 16-17 Library Educational Confer-
ence "Winds of Change," by noting that recent
changes in service patterns and related staff responsi-
bilities have placed new demands on librarians serving
institutionalized persons. Claudia Wisniewski, Cicely
Phippen, and Carstine Hamer of the VA's Central
Office Library arranged and moderated the confer-
On Thursday morning, Dr. Lyndon E. Lee, Jr.,
Assistant Chief Medical Director for Professional
Services, commented on the library's role in the VA
system and Mr. Gartland followed with a description
of the VA library network. Allen J. Sprow, Adminis-


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trative Librarian for machine applications, discussed
the use of audio visuals and microforms in institu-
tional library programs. Dr. Thomas B. Stage talked
about ambulatory care.
Dr. Edwin W. Tucker, Acting Director of the
Alcohol and Drug Dependence Service, spoke about
"The Trip Back," noting ways in which a library
could assist in drug treatment programs, and dis-
cussed the added responsibility the librarian assumes
in such a program. Dr. Tucker said that librarians
should not "judgementialize," pontificate, moralize,
or offer medical treatment to the veteran. Instead, he
said, librarians must listen, refer, offer non-
judgmental materials, and "recognize the positive
value that individuals assign to drugs."
Marvin Poindexter, Project Coordinator of the
Administrator's Committee on Youth, discussed hos-
pital youth group activities and Clair R. Tedesco,
Chief of the Central Office Library, gave a description
of the VA Central Office as a field resource.
On Friday, the group toured the National Library
of Medicine. An afternoon discussion on the topic
"Getting It All Together," led by Hazel Austin, Assis-
tant Director of Library Service, provided an explana-
tion of the policies, procedures, and operations of the
VA library system. [Frank Kurt Cylke]

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archivists Meet
The first semi-annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic
Regional Archivists Conference was attended by 150
archivists and manuscript curators from seven Mid-
Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. The
organization, whose steering committee first met on
June 23, is aimed at junior and midlevel staff mem-
bers of any institution in the seven state and D.C.
area with records or personal papers in its care. Par-
ticipants at the meeting, which was held in Wilming-
ton, Del. on October 13-14, included curators, archi-
vists, and librarians from state and county historical
societies, industry, religious institutions, community
and state colleges, university special collections, and
State and Federal archives.
The sessions consisted of four two-hour meetings
on cataloging, handling of photographs and related
materials, college archives, and aid to the researcher.
and 20 one-hour workshops covering a range of topics
from in-house microfilming to archivist-historian rela-
tions. A six-member program committee-Arthur
Breton, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Insti-
tution; Gladys M. Coghlan, Historical Society of Dela-
ware; Robert Devlin, Federal Records Center, Phila-
delphia; Joseph Ernst, Rockefeller Family and

Associates; Oscar Fields, Howard University; and
Michael Plunkett, University of Virginia-prepared
the program entirely on the basis of results from a
questionnaire distributed in July to the organization's
potential membership. No formal papers or panels
were presented. Discussion leaders, who served as
moderators for the sessions, were chosen from the
staffs of institutions in the region. Participants in the
workshops indicated on a questionnaire distributed at
the meeting that the open discussion format was use-
ful and asked for even more specific help in the appli-
cation of archival principles to their own work.
An organizational meeting held Friday evening,
October 13, was presided over by conference co-
chairwomen Mary Boccaccio, University of Maryland,
and Elsie Freivogel, Archives of American Art, Smith-
sonian Institution. Participants elected an eight-
member ad hoc steering committee to be chaired by
Peter Silverman, Temple University, Philadelphia,
which will serve until the spring session scheduled for
May 4-5 in Baltimore. At a second business meeting
on Saturday, October 14, the question of affiliation
with the Society of American Archivists was dis-
cussed. A resolution declining any formal connection
at this time, subject to the development of MARAC's
own program, was approved.
Questions regarding membership should be directed
to Nancy Zembala, Acting Treasurer, Archives of
American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
D.C. 20560. [Anita Nolen]

Proceedings of Canadian Group Meeting Issued
The proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of
the Canadian Library Association held in Regina,
Saskatchewan, on June 10-16 have been published.
Entitled Proceedings, the publication includes the
conference program as well as section, committee,
and general meeting reports. It also contains a report,
edited by B. Stuart-Stubbs, on the Books in Canada
1972 symposium which provided a survey of current
developments in Canadian authorship, book produc-
tion and distribution, and their relationship to library
activities. The publication is available for $4.75 from
CLA, 151 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Articles Comparing LC, ILO Policies Published
The International Labor Organization is publishing
a series of articles comparing the administrative prac-
tices of ILO and the Library of Congress in its new
ILO Staff Union Bulletin. Information concerning the
Library's policies on such topics as classification and

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leave has been taken from articles published in the LC
Information Bulletin.
"Training in the ILO and the U.S. Library of Con-
gress" by Edgar Johnson, appearing in the July-
August 1972 issue, is the third in the series, and
includes a discussion of orientation, clerical and
office services, supervisory training, and technical

Gest Library Moves to New Facilities
Princeton University's internationally-known Gest
Oriental Library has moved to modern, expanded
facilities in Palmer Hall on the Princeton campus.
Housed for the past 24 years in increasingly-cramped
quarters in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library,
the Gest collection has been re-opened to readers on
the second and third levels of Palmer Hall where it
occupies two and one-half times its former space. The
Gest Library offers open-stack access to books in the
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. The collec-
tion numbers more than 250,000 volumes and is most
noted for its rare editions.

SLA Publishes Planning Guide for Libraries
The Special Libraries Association has announced
the publication of Planning the Special Library, a
reference guide to aid librarians, administrators, archi-
tects, planners, and consultants in the planning and
design of a library. Edited by Ellis Mount and com-
piled from a series of papers presented at a seminar
entitled "Blueprint for the '70's," sponsored by the
New York Chapter of SLA, the guide describes and
illustrates all aspects of the planning process.
Copies of the 128-page guide are available from the
SLA, Order Department, 235 Park Ave. South, New
York, N.Y. 10003 for $7.50 each.

Davidson, Hampden-Sydney Colleges Receive Grants
The Council on Library Resources and the National
Endowment for the Humanities have awarded
$50,000 matching grants to Davidson and Hampden-
Sydney colleges under the CLR-NEH joint College
Library Program, a five-year program to recognize the

library's crucial role in innovative study projects cur-
rently being introduced on college campuses.
Davidson's Extended Studies Program began opera-
tion a year ago and requires each student to complete
a special project during each year of his enrollment.
The grant will enable the college to hire a Coordina-
tor of Library Resources for Extended Studies to
assist the students with their reference work and to
advise faculty and students on the practicality of
their projects.
Hampden-Sydney's independent study program
dates back to 1970, resulting in an increase in their
need for library materials and staff. The grant will
enable the college to hire a reference librarian to
work with students and faculty involved in the pro-
gram and also to secure an eminent librarian each
summer during the five-year program to offer a week-
long course on the use of the library and reference

Southeastern States to Conduct Library Survey
The Southeastern Library Association has an-
nounced plans for a two-year survey of libraries in
nine Southeastern States to help formulate objectives
for future library use and development in the region.
Association President W. Porter Kellam reports that
the survey will repeat a landmark study conducted in
1946-47, the first of its kind in the Nation, which
established major objectives and approaches for li-
braries in the Southeast. The new 1972-74 survey is
designed to measure trends and growth in library ser-
vice since that time, and to provide data needed in
State and regional planning for library development.
The new survey will be carried out by the Georgia
Tech Research Institute. Each of the nine member
States has appointed a State advisory committee,
representing all phases of State library activities, to
work with Mr. Kellam, director of the survey. Inquir-
ies concerning the survey should be sent to Mary
Edna Anders, Executive Director, Southeastern States
Cooperative Library Survey, Engineering Experiment
Station, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,
Ga. 30332.


Vol. 31, No. 48

December 1, 1972

Paris, France, September 16-October 17, 1972

[The following report was prepared by Scott Adams, Senior
Staff Scientist, Biological Sciences Communication Project,
George Washington University.]

The 17th Session of the General Conference of
UNESCO, meeting in Paris on September 16-October
17, approved a draft resolution establishing the new
UNISIST program with a total budget for biennium
1973-74 of $1,217,000. The General Conference also
reviewed the programs plans of UNESCO's Depart-
ment of Documentation, Libraries, and Archives with
a budget for the 1973-74 biennium of $4,096,500.
The U.S. delegation to the General Conference voted
its approval of both programs.
For purposes of program and budget review, the
General Conference of UNESCO divides into com-
missions, which generally reflect the vertical organiza-
tion of UNESCO's programs: education, natural
sciences, social sciences, humanities and culture, com-
munication, etc. Thus the program plans for the
"World Science Information System (UNISIST)"
were reviewed by Commission II (Natural Sciences)
on October 24-25, while the program plans for the
Department of Libraries, Documentation and
Archives were reviewed by Commission IV (Commu-
nication) on October 31.
The new UNISIST program attracted much atten-
tion. Referred to by the Director General as a pro-
gram "of utmost importance for the progress of
science and the unity of modern civilization, one
aspect of which is the promotion of the developing
countries," this program was based on a three-year
feasibility study jointly conducted by the Inter-
national Council of Scientific Unions and UNESCO
(1968-70), the results of which had been reviewed by
an Intergovernmental Conference convened by
UNESCO in October 1971. It was this Conference
which had recommended to the Director General the
establishment of a new program designed to increase
the level of voluntary international cooperation in-
volved in the exchange of scientific and technical
information between countries, and among the fields
of science and technology.

The staff of the Division of Scientific Documenta-
tion. and Information in the Science Sector of
UNESCO, headed by Dr. Adam Wysocki, formerly of
the Polish Academy of Sciences, had developed a pro-
gram with the five-fold objective of: (1) improving
the tools of system interconnection, (2) improvement
of information transfer, (3) development of special-
ized information manpower, (4) development of
national scientific information policies and structures,
and (5) assistance to UNESCO member states. Project
proposals, described in the published Draft Pro-
gramme and Budget,' include support for a World
Inventory of Information Services, currently being
developed cooperatively by the International Federa-
tion for Documentation and the National Federation
of Science Abstracting and Indexing Services
($15,500), support for the development of biblio-
graphic standards used by indexing and abstracting
services ($28,500), assistance for the International
Serials Data System (ISDS) based in the BibliothBque
National, Paris, and now coordinated with the Na-
tional Serials Data Program (U.S.) ($70,000), support
of a newly established International Center for Termi-
nology in Austria ($10,000), and assistance to ICSU's
Committee on Data for Science and Technology
(CODATA) ($13,900).
Of particular interest are activities proposed to be
conducted cooperatively with the Communications
Sector in assisting the governments of UNESCO
member states to establish national scientific and
technical information policies and programs.
The total budget for UNISIST in 1973-74 com-
prises $817,000 of regular program funds, and
$400,000 transferred from the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) to support assistance
to developing countries.
UNISIST will be guided by an 18-member Steering
Committee, representative of the governments of
both industrialized and developing countries, and by
an Advisory Committee representative of scientist
users, librarians and information specialists.
The UNISIST program received a strong endorse-
ment from Commission II. Twenty-nine countries,

I United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Draft Programme and Budget for 1973-1974. (General
Conference; Seventeenth Session, Paris 1972, 17 C/5) Paris, UNESCO, 1972.

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including the United States, made statements in sup-
port, and the vote on the resolution to approve was
unanimous. The U.S. intervention was made by Pro-
fessor Chauncy Harris of the University of Chicago,
spokesman for the U.S.' delegation on matters relating
to science. Dr. Harris was accompanied by Scott
Adams, advisor to the Delegation on UNISIST. Dr.
Harris made the following points: (1) It was desirable
to limit UNISIST* to a modest number of program
objectives, rather than to develop a large number of
diverse projects, (2) UNISIST should be administra-
tively located in UNESCO's Science Sector, and (3) in
recognition of the need to coordinate UNESCO's pro-
grams relating to UNISIST, a UNISIST program coor-
dinating committee should be established in the
Science Sector.
The Arab Republic of Egypt had proposed an
amendment to the draft resolution authorizing
UNISIST which called for an increase in the number
of experimental support programs in developing
countries in order to include a country from the Arab
bloc of nations. This draft resolution was further
amended to include an African state. The Egyptian
amendment was passed, 54 to 0, with 16 countries
abstaining, including the United States.
With the understanding that the Draft Medium-
Term Outline Plan for 1973-78 2 did not call for the
approval of the Commission, and that action to
recommend it to the General Conference bound
neither the member states nor the UNESCO Secretar-
iat, the Medium-Term Outline Plan, as it related to
UNISIST, was also unanimously recommended.
On Tuesday, October 31, Commission IV (Com-
munication) undertook a review of UNESCO's draft
program for the Department of Libraries, Documen-
tation, and Archives. This Department, placed in
UNESCO's Communication Sector, represents the
principal concentration of support programs in the
library and archives fields. It is headed by Oleg
Mikhailov, formerly of the Information Directorate
of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers,
The work plan for the Department of Documenta-
tion, Libraries, and Archives for the biennium
1973-74 calls for a variety of projects.
In the area of research, the Department proposes
the establishment of an International System on
Research in Documentation (ISORID) which would
maintain a collection of research reports and provide

consultative services; $10,500 is requested for
ISORID, with an additional $20,000 to facilitate con-
tributions from national centers. A state-of-the-art
survey would be conducted on research in documen-
tation, including the automation of information
processing. Publication of the UNESCO Bulletin for
Libraries, and for Bibliography, Documentation,
Terminology would be continued, and editions of the
UNESCO Bulletin would be published in Arabic and
Russian; $140,000 is requested for this publication
Contributions for the biennium would be made to
principal nongovernmental organizations as follows:
International Council on Archives ($21,000), Inter-
national Federation for Documentation ($14,000),
International Federation of Library Associations
The International Advisory Committee on Docu-
mentation, Libraries, and Archives, on which Melvin
S. Day, Deputy Director National Library of Medi-
cine, represents the United States, would be convened
once during this biennium.
In the area of planning, the Department is request-
ing $24,000 to promote the establishment of plan-
ning policies and methodologies for natural documen-
tation, library, and archive components as integral
parts of national communication infrastructure. It is
requesting an additional $16,500 to plan an inter-
governmental conference to be convened in 1974 to
review the regional planning conferences in Latin
America, Asia, Africa, and the Arab states, and to
make recommendations for the preparation of na-
tional plans for the development of documentation,
libraries, and archive services. The Department is also
requesting $20,000 to provide assistance to member
states on request for the short- and long-term plan-
ning of overall national documentation, library, and
archive infrastructure. Finally, a sum of $5,000 has
been requested to provide the services of short-term
consultants to assist member states in the establish-
ment of national exchange centers.
In order to promote the establishment of integrated
documentation, library, and archive services in mem-
ber states, a variety of projects is proposed. Assis-
tance would be given for establishing of projects in
the mechanization of documentation services in Latin
America and Asia ($70,000); a pilot project for the
development of public libraries in a Latin American
country would be undertaken ($50,300); and a pilot

2 United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. Draft Medium-Term Outline Plan for 1973-1978. (General
Conference, Seventeenth Session, Paris 1972, 17 C/4) Paris, UNESCO, 1972.


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project for archive development in the Ivory Coast
would be continued ($47,500).
The Department would offer support for the estab-
lishment of facilities for training in modern tech-
niques, including electronic data processing
($120,000), and would undertake to "harmonize"
methodologies and curricula in the training of docu-
mentalists and librarians ($21,400).
In a participation type program, member states
requesting assistance would be provided with the
services of experts for the development of national
and regional documentation, library, and archives ser-
vices ($222,800) with assistance from the U.N. Devel-
opment Program totaling $305,000. Thirty-two
projects in 25 countries would be continued. In indi-
vidual countries, an additional $495,000 would be
requested from the U.N. Development Program to
support regional activities, including archives training
in Dakar, a library specialist for the UNESCO office
in the Western Hemisphere, Havana. With support
from the United Nations found for population activi-
ties, a pilot project on population and documentation
and information oriented toward the future applica-
tion of mechanized procedures would be established
and assistance would be given to the member states
toward the establishment of national population doc-
umentation centers.
The Department of Documentation, Libraries, and
Archives is responsible for the implementation of the
computerized service, providing control for
UNESCO's own documents, and is requesting
$496,400 for this purpose during the biennium
1973-74. Similiarly the Department is responsible for
the maintenance and operation of UNESCO's library,
for which it is requesting $1,064,500 during the bien-
nium. A reduction of one professional and one non-
professional member brings the current library staff
total to 14 professional and 25 non-professional.
Four draft amendments had been submitted to the
resolution authorizing the Department's work plan
under consideration by Commission IV. The United
States had introduced one, requesting the Director
General in drawing up the organization's plans for
1975-76 and subsequent biennia to give careful con-
sideration to a list of proposals for the strengthening
of UNESCO's support program in the area of ar-
chives. Argentina submitted an amendment request-
ing the Director General to convene a joint meeting
of the heads of documentation and educational infor-
mation centers and experts in one of the Latin Ameri-
can countries. Brazil submitted two amendments, the
first of which invited member states to encourage the

growth of public libraries in rural areas, while the
second invited the Director General to encourage the
development of centers for further training at the
post-graduate level in the field of information science
in Latin America. Members of the U.S. delegation
present during the Commission's review were Scott
Adams, who presented the U.S. resolution, Richard
Nobbe, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, and
Charles Lahiguera, of the U.S. Permanent Delegation
Twenty-nine countries made statements, as did two
non-governmental organizations, the International
Federation of Library Associations, and the Inter-
national Council on Archives. Three general themes
emerged during these interventions. The first theme
was that of appreciation for the Department's efforts
in helping the less developed countries of the Arab
world and of the emerging African nations in the
development of their infrastructures. The second re-
lated to support for the U.S. resolution which would
increase the assistance given to the development of
archives and the training of archivists in the develop-
ing countries. The third related to the program con-
flict which many delegations sensed between the
Department of Documentation, Libraries, and Ar-
chives, in the Communications Sector, and the divi-
sion of Scientific Documentation and Information in
the Science Sector. A number of countries expressed
their concern over the apparent duplication of pro-
gram efforts relating to the implementation of the
new UNISIST program and their desire that a higher
level of program coordination be attained.
In summarizing the debate, the Assistant Director
General for Communication, A. Obligado stated that
UNESCO was aware of this potential program con-
flict, and asserted that it would be resolved before the
next UNESCO General Conference.
A procedural debate on whether Commission IV
should take action recommending the Medium-Term
Outline Plan, or merely take note of it, occupied
much of the session. The Commission voted to
approve the U.S. draft resolution requesting further
support for archives, 43 to 0, with 2 abstentions. The
draft program and budget for the Department of Doc-
umentation, Libraries, and Archives was then
approved by the Commission 51 to 0, and 2 absten-
These two segments of UNESCO's draft program
and budget proceed from their separate Commissions
to discussion by the Conference in plenary session,
and upon the approval of the General Conference
become the guidelines for the Secretariat during the



1973-74 biennium.
UNESCO's International Book Year was the subject
of note throughout the General Conference. The
Frankfurt Book Fair had organized an impressive
International Exhibition of Books about Books on
the occasion of the IBY, publishing a 390-page illus-
trated catalog. The exhibition had been on display at
the Fair from September 28-October 3, and was
moved to the lobby of the Salle des Conferences,
UNESCO, where it was on display from October 9-
October 27.
This was succeeded by an exhibition of American
Books, assembled by the U.S. Information Agency
with the assistance of the American Publishing Indus-
try, which was opened at a ceremony on October 30
by William B. Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and Chair-
man of the U.S. Delegation, and Ren6 Maheu, Direc-
tor General of UNESCO.
Finally, at a ceremony held on Friday, October 27,
Herman Liebaers, President of the Support Commit-
tee of the IBY and Director of the Royal Library,
Belgium, presented Mr. Maheu with a Liber Librorum
and received the congratulations of the Director Gen-
eral for the contributions of the professional organi-
zations to the success of the International Book Year.
Paul Vassallo, Director of the National Serials Data Pro-
gram (VSDP), attended the second meeting of the UNISIST
Working Group on Systems Interconnection, held as part of
the 1972 UNESCO General Conference. While in Europe, Mr.
Vassallo also visited the Bibliothdque Nationale as NSDP
Director and attended a meeting of the International Organi-
zation for Standardization. Mr. Vassallo's reports follow:
Participants in the UNISIST meeting held at the
UNESCO House in Paris, September 20-22, included
representatives of producers, disseminators, and users
of information and of national and international
organizations with interest in an formation systems.
Dr. Adam Wysocki, Director of the Division of Scien-
tific Documentation and Information, UNESCO,
welcomed the participants on behalf of UNESCO and
outlined recent developments resulting from or of
interest to the Working Group. Following the election
of David Martin, Institute of Electrical Engineers,
London, as Chairman of the meeting, it eas suggested
that smaller working subgroups be formed to consider
in greater detail specific issues identified in the report
of the first meeting of the Working Group held at an
earlier date. Three subgroups were identified as: (1)
subgroup on conceptual treatment of documents; (2)
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bibliographic descriptions.
Members of the third subgroup were Johanna
Eggert, German Standards Institute, Berlin; Marie
Rosenbaum. Director of the International Center,
International Serials Data System; Charles Gotts-
chalk, International Atomic Energy Agency; Wolf-
gang Lohner, UNESCO; Mr. Martin; and Mr. Vassalo.
They turned their attention to the identification of
the areas of responsibility over definition, formula-
tion, and acceptance of bibliographic standards. It
was suggested that UNISIST undertake a comparative
analysis of the various tools or systems already in
existence or being developed presently, determine
where there is overlapping, and submit these findings
for evaluation. These and further suggestions were
drafted into a document which will be submitted to
The entire Working Group was reassembled to
discuss the proposals formulated by the subgroups.
Minor modifications were suggested and the Secretary
of the Working Group, Mr. Gottschalk, made the
necessary changes and presented the drafts to
UNISIST. It was decided before adjournment that
UNISIST will initiate a newsletter in 1973 to an-
nounce current developments.
While in Paris, Mr. Vassallo visited the Bibliotheque
National as representative of the National Serials
Data Program. He was welcomed to the library by
Etienne Dennery, Administrateur G6neral, and they
discussed the progress and plans for the future of
NSDP. Following a tour of the Bibliotheque, Mr.
Vassallo met with Jean Prinet, head of the serials sec-
tion, who discussed the ISSN in relationship to the
Bibliotheque Nationale.
A meeting of the International Organization for
Standardization/Technical Committee 46 (ISO/TC
46) was held at The Hague, September 26-October 6.
Under consideration was the final draft-preliminary
resolutions were drafted at a meeting held in Vienna
in April, 1972 [see LC Information Bulletin, June
2] -of the International Standard Serial Number
(ISSN) as an international standard to be presented to
the plenary session of ISO/TC 46. A subgroup of
Madame Rosenbaum, G. van Wesemael, IFLA repre-
sentative, and Mr. Vassallo redrafted the ISSN docu-
ment, introduced it for Committee discussion, and
assumed the editing responsibilities for the final ver-
sion. Included in the redraft were all U.S. positions,
among them the addition of several data elements in
the international set of elements, the frequency and
language of publications, and the Library of Congress
classification. The ISSN draft is to be circulated to
the member organizations for mail balloting before its

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