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Vol. 32, No. 8

February 23, 1973


Erik C. Haugaard, an award-winning children's
book author, will open the second half of the
1972-73 literary season at the Library of Congress on
Monday, March 5, with a lecture on Hans Christian
Andersen. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
Library's Coolidge Auditorium. No tickets are re-
quired. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall
Poetry and Literature Fund, the lecture will mark the
10th anniversary of the establishment of the Chil-
dren's Book Section in the Library's Reference
Department. Staff members are invited to attend.
Born in Denmark on April 13, 1923, Mr. Haugaard
as a young man traveled to the United States and
Canada. He became a flight sergeant during World
War II and received a War Service Medal from King
(Continued on p. 63)


An exhibit of 18th- and 19th-century illustrative
and scientific profiles and graphs depicting mountain
heights and river lengths is on display in the Geogra-
phy and Map Division. 845 South Pickett St., Alexan-
dria, Va., through Saturday, March 31. Included are
plates from atlases published by Philippe Bauche and
William Faden in the latter half of the 18th century.

In addition, several illustrative plates from 19th-
century atlases published by such well-known Ameri-
can publishers as Fielding Lucas, Jr., Henry S.
Tanner, Joseph H. Colton, and Samuel Augustus
Mitchell are also displayed. Scientifically measured
profiles and graphs from the early thematic atlases of
Heinrich Berghaus, A. K. Johnston, and Adolph
Stieler show additional steps in the evolution of this
cartographic technique.
Although occasionally used today, the technique of
profiling as an illustrative method for comparisons of
heights between and among continents and mountain
systems is essentially a 19th-century phenomenon.
Information regarding the history of profile develop-
ment and use is contained in the article, "The Heights
of Mountains and the Lengths of Rivers," by John A.
Wolter, which appeared in the July 1972 Quarterly
Journal of the Library of Congress, pp. 187-205.

Library Offers Turn-of-the-Century Posters
Visitors to the Library's Information Counter
will notice a recent addition to familiar sale
items-posters. Reproduced from the Library's
collections by the Verner W. Clapp Gift Fund, the
15 colorful designs on display represent theatrical,
circus, and advertising posters from the turn-of-
the-century. Posters are $2 and are available from
the Information Counter in the west foyer of the
Main Building. No mail orders will be accepted.

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"Manned Undersea Research Stations," an exhibit
assembled by the Science and Technology Division, is
on view in the Science Reading Room and in the
Fifth Floor foyer in the Annex building through
April 30.
Most of the exhibit is devoted to stationary habi-
tats that allow scientist-aquanauts to live safely for
prolonged periods on the ocean floor, where they can
study the submarine world under conditions
approaching those of land-based laboratories. Since
the undersea laboratories are pressurized to equal the
outside water pressure, the aquanauts are saturated
with the inert gases that they breathe and do not have
to decompress after each excursion outside the lab.
Decompression is carried out at the end of such a
saturation dive and is the same regardless of whether
the aquanaut has been submerged for one day or a

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Children's Book Author to Lecture 61, 63,64
English Language Section Reorganized ... 64
Fuchs and Villa to Perform . ... 63
G&M Exhibit Features Scientific Profiles ...... 61
Legislative Documents Moved . ... 64
Library of Congress Publications ... 67-68
News in the Library World . .... 68
OCLC Director Discusses MARC Records 64
Posters Placed on Sale . 61
Staff News . . ... 64-67
Undersea Habitats Exhibited . ... 62
Wright Brothers Photo Made Into Mosaic Mural 63
Appendix-ALA . ... A-41-A-50

month. Such decompression often lasts for as long as
36 hours. The laboratory is positioned on or near the
bottom and has breathing gases, water, and electricity
supplied from the surface-from a ship, a buoy, or a
land-based facility.
Also shown are materials relating to submersibles-a
term used to denote research vehicles capable of
moving at various depths. Tethered or untethered.
Providing a thread through much of the exhibit is
an LC Science Tracer Bullet (a guidance tool for more
extensive literature searches) on :Manned Undersea
Research Stations compiled by science reference
librarian Jane Collins. who also was largely respon-
sible for assembling the exhibit.
A liberal scattering of photographs and other
pictorial materials supplements the books, scientific
journals, and technical reports on display from the
Library's collections. Also adding visual interest are a
number of three-dimensional models arranged in a
showcase just inside the entrance to the Science
Reading Room. These include replicas of a Navy
Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV); the
Lockheed Deep Quest; the Tektite I habitat; an
aquanaut using the General Electric underwater
breathing system; and the Grumman/Piccard Ben
Franklin, a submersible jointly sponsored by the U.S.
Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration that in 1969 completed a 30-day drift
in the Gulf Stream, carrying noted Swiss explorer and
ocean engineer Jacques Piccard and five companions
from Florida to Massachusetts at depths between 600
and 2,000 feet.
Pictures of the Mission 6 team of Tektite II serve to
dispel any notions that the undersea habitats are an
exclusively male preserve.
Informative captions explain some of the benefits
that may accrue from scientific findings of the mis-
sions. For example, a better understanding of the
lobster's role in a given ecological cycle may help
restore this delectable crustacean to our dinner tables.
The principal coordinating authority for U.S.
undersea activities is now firmly in civilian hands
through the Manned Undersea Science and Tech-
nology (MUS&T) Program of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the
Department of Commerce. MUS&T kindly provided
many of the visuals on display. Other contributors
outside the Library include the Office of the
Oceanographer of the Navy, the Department of the
Interior, and the National Geographic Society.

February 23, 1973


The historic photograph of man's first powered
flight, the original glass plate negative of which is in
the collections of the Library of Congress. has been
reproduced in a mosaic mural set into the lobby of
the new Dayton [Ohio] Convention and Exhibition
Center. Sponsored by the Dayton-based Aviation Hall
of Fame to help dramatize Dayton as the birthplace
of aviation, the mosaic, which measures 60 x 20 feet
and contains more than 163,000 one-inch square
tiles, was designed with the aid of a photographic
computer that measured and stored on tape the den-
sity of approximately 200,000 points on a negative of
the first light photograph. A 16 x 20-inch enlarge-
ment made from the original 5 x 7 glass-plate negative
taken at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903 was
made available by Mrs. Harold S. Miller, a niece of the
Wright brothers and wife of the co-executor of the
Estate of Orville Wright, which donated to the
Library all of the more than 300 photographs taken
by the Wrights as graphic records of their epoch-
making experiments in flight.
To achieve the tonal values from light to dark
shades needed to reproduce the historic scene, 18
different symbolic designs related to the history of
flight were created for the mosaic tiles. The unusual
technique is analogous to the more familiar one of
creating pictures on a computer print-out where
letters, numbers, punctuation, and other symbols are
selected for their visual density to convey half-tone
effects. Thus, other than all-white or all-black tiles,
the entire mosaic is composed of picture tiles contain-
ing one of these 18 symbols, which range from a
small black drawing of the Wright 1903 machine on
an otherwise all-white tile to a small white silhouette
of Wilbur Wright on an otherwise all-black tile, with
various gradations of black or white symbols on the
other 16 tiles. Viewed from a distance, the tiles
convey a total picture-the picture of man's first
powered flight. But viewed individually at close
range, each tile is itself a picture-a design related to
the history of flight. A detailed account of the devel-
opment of the mosaic, including the technical aspects
involved in translating the photograph into machine
language, appears in the December 1972 issue of
Dayton USA, pp. 20-23, published bimonthly by the
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. The article also
contains reproductions of the 18 designs used for the
individual tiles. [ Robert S. Finney]


On Friday evening, March 2, the McKim Fund in
the Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of
chamber music for violin and piano featuring Joseph
Fuchs, violin, and Joseph Villa, piano. Their program
will include Sonata in E flat major, Op. 11, No. 1 by
Paul Hindemith; Sonata in D major, Op. 94bis by
Serge Prokofiev; Rondo in C major, K. 373 by Wolf-
gang Amadeus Mozart; and Sonata in A major, Op. 47
by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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., on Monday, Febru-
ary 26. 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 accepted.
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
Station WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.

(Continued from p. 61)

Christian X of Denmark. In 1947-48, he studied at
the New School for Social Research in New York
City. He and his wife, Myrna Seld, also a writer, now
live in Dorset, England.
A two-volume translation into English by Mr.
Haugaard of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales will
be published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., this
spring. Mr. Haugaard's other works include Hakon of
Rogen's Sage (1963), selected as an Honor Book in
the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book
Festival in 1963; A Slave's Tale (1965); Orphans of
the Wind (1966); The Little Fishes (1967), which
won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Book
World Children's Spring Book Festival Award, both in
1967, and the Jane Addams Book Award in 1968;
and The Untold Tale (1971). Mr. Haugaard has also
translated Eskimo poetry collected by Knud Rasmus-
sen for American-Scandinavian Review. His play, The
Heroes, won a John Golden Fund fellowship in 1958.
The Library's other literary events this spring are:
March 26, Lucille Clifton and Owen Dodson, reading
from their poetry, with Josephine Jacobsen, the

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Library's 1972-73 Consultant in Poetry, moderating;
April 16, Donald Justice and Carolyn Kizer reading
from their poetry, with Mrs. Jacobsen moderating;
and May 7, a lecture entitled "The Instant of Know-
ing" by Mrs. Jacobsen.


The American-British Law Division of the Law
Library has assumed the responsibility for housing
and servicing of Congressional documents. These sets,
formerly handled by the Serial Record Division,
include: U.S. Bills and Resolutions, U.S. House and
Senate Calendars, and the service copies of the U.S.
Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Weekly
Compilation of Presidential Documents.
In addition, the American-British Law Division has
assumed the binding responsibility for the collected
sets of the U.S. Congressional Record, Federal
Register, House Calendars of Business, House and
Senate Bills and Resolutions, House and Senate Legis-
lative Calendars, and the Weekly Compilation of
Presidential Documents. The Law Library is also
maintaining the service copies of the U.S. slip laws
and committee prints and reports.
This material is now available through the reference
desk of the Law Library Gallery, above the Main
Reading Room, or through the Anglo-American Law
Reading Room in the Main Building.


The English Language Section of the Descriptive
Cataloging Division, which has grown to more than
50 members, has been reorganized into three sections.
It is anticipated that the improved span of control
over the smaller groups will result in more effective
supervision, greater opportunity for consistent cata-
loging practice, improved training, and better morale.
The physical separation of the staff was accom-
plished during the first week of February. The new
sections and their heads, whose titles are Section
Head and Descriptive Cataloging Specialist, are
Carolyn B. Brown, English Language Section 1;
Elizabeth C. Hightower, English Language Section
2; and Matthew O. Caulfield, English Language Sec-
tion 3.


Frederick G. Kilgour, Director of the Ohio College
Library Center, spoke to the MARC Editorial Divi-
sion staff and several members of the MARC Develop-
ment Office on January 31 on the importance of the
MARC records. Receiving information from the
MARC Distribution Service as well as from its own
subscribers, OCLC serves as a clearinghouse for
bibliographical information. Mr. Kilgour thus has
experience as both a recipient and distributor of
machine readable cataloging.
Mr. Kilgour emphasized the contribution made to
individual libraries in terms of reduction in processing
costs. With the availability of a centralized store of
machine-readable cataloging, libraries have been able
to avoid needless duplication of effort. He praised the
quality of the MARC records, stating that the number
of errors found is small in comparison to the magni-
tude of the data base. In addition, he briefly
described the use of on-line terminals, assuring his
listeners as to the reliability of such devices and the
length of time that it is possible for an operator to
look at a terminal screen.


Paul A. Solandt, Research Assistant in the Photo-
duplication Service, retired on January 31 after serv-
ing more than 24 years in the Library, all of them in
the Photoduplication Service.
Mr. Solandt, who came to the Library after a teach-
ing career at Washington College, Chestertown. Md.,
joined the Photoduplication Service in September
1948 as a Library Assistant. He was appointed to his
present position in October 1970. Among his special
duties has been helping visitors from outside the
Library "discover" the Service. Mr. Solandt cheer-
fully explained the intricacies of the photographic
processes, as well as other work procedures and never
failed to impress visitors from all over the world with
his knowledge of the Photoduplication Service.
Not forgetting his past associations, Mr. Solandt
continued membership in the American Association
of University Professors and the Classical Association
of the Atlantic States. He is also a member of the
Yale Club of Washington.
A reception honoring Mr. Solandt was held on
January 31 in the Photoduplication Service with

February 23, 1973

many of his co-workers and friends from the Li-
Harry N. Stein, Senior Specialist in American
Public Law and Chief of the American Law Division
of the Congressional Research Service, retired on
February 2 after more than 23 years of Federal
After receiving an LL.B. degree from New York
University Law School in 1930, Mr. Stein worked in
private practice in the New York-New Jersey area for
12 years. During his career with the Federal govern-
ment. he worked for the Office of Price Administra-
tion. the Office of Price Stabilization, the Foreign
Claims Settlement Commission, and the Department
of Justice.
He came to the Library in 1962, joining the staff of
the then Legislative Reference Service as Senior
Specialist in American Public Law and Chief of the
American Law Division. He resigned in 1967 to
become Supervisory General Attorney in the Office
of the General Counsel at the Civil Aeronautics
Board, and returned to his present position at the
Library in January Il t8 [see Information Bulletin,
January 25, lX, p. 38].
Mr. Stein received a 20-year Federal Service Award
pin in June 1969 Isee Infjrmation Bulletin, July 3,
1969. p. 3431.

William E. Davis, Assistant Chief for Technical
Services in the Photoduplication Service, was pre-
sented a 35-year Federal Service Award pin on Febru-
ary 9 by F. E. Croxton, Administrative Department
Following several years work as a commercial
photographer, Mr. Davis joined the Library's Photo-
duplication Service in April 1938 as the second staff
member of the Service, which had been established
with the employment of Donald C. Holmes on March
I of that year. Mr. Davis was promoted to Head of
the Photoduplication Laboratory in 1946, following
five years of service with the U.S. Navy during World
War II.
Mr. Davis' responsibilities have expanded with the
growth of the Service. Under his leadership the
Photoduplication Laboratory has established and
maintained a reputation for consistently high quality
products. Throughout the years he has personally
rendered valuable assistance to numerous library-
oriented photocopying services in the United States
and abroad.
Mr. Davis received a 30-year Federal Service Award

pin in December 1967 [see Information Bulletin,
January 4, 1968, p. 2].
Merton J. Foley, Acting Chief of the Procurement
and Supply Division, and Contracting and Procure-
ment Officer for the Library, was presented a 35-year
Federal Service Award pin on February 7 by Mr.
A native of Portland, Maine, Mr. Foley received a
bachelor of arts degree from Holy Cross College,
Worcester, Mass., in 1933. He began his Federal
career in 1936 as a supervisor with the Work Projects
Administration in Portland. He came to the Library
in October 1948 as a Reference Assistant in the
General Reference and Bibliography Division. In
1949 he was promoted to Assistant Secretary of the
Library where he served until the following year
when he became Chief of the Buildings and Grounds
Division, a capacity in which he served for 18 years.
He has served as Contracting and Procurement Officer
since January 1969.
Sgt. Sylvester C. Morton of the Special Police Force
was presented a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on
February 12 by Mr. Croxton.
Sergeant Morton came to the Library in December
1964 after retiring as Sergeant First Class from the
U.S. Army. He had served for more than 22 years
with the military, the last three years as an instructor
of recruits in basic training. Since his appointment to
the Library's Special Police Force, he has received a
Commendation from the Acting Director of Adminis-
tration awarded to Special Policemen for duty per-
formed under unusual circumstances. He was
promoted to Guard, Specialist Inspector, in January
1967, and to Sergeant on December 30, 1968.
Mrs. Helen E. Saunders, Assistant Division Secre-
tary of the Slavic and Central European Division, was
presented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on
January 30 by Paul L. Horecky, Division Chief.
Mrs. Saunders worked with the General Accounting
Office and the Department of the Army before
coming to the Library in 1959 where she served with
the Cyrillic Bibliographic Project and with the Aero-
space Technology Division until the abolition of the
latter division in October 1969. She was appointed to
her present position in November 1970.


Two Appointed Assistant Chiefs in CRS
Raymond J. Celada and Elizabeth K. Yadlosky
have been promoted to Specialists in American Public
Law and Assistant Chiefs of the American Law Divi-

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sion of the Congressional Research Service, effective
February 5.
Mr. Celada received a bachelor's degree with a
major in international relations and economics from
Syracuse University in 1954 and an LL.B. degree
from Georgetown Law Center in 1960. He worked as
a staff assistant in the office of Senator William
Proxmire before coming to the Library in January
1960 as a Research Assistant in the American-British
Law Division, Law Library. In November 1960 he
was transferred and promoted to Legal Analyst and
Digester in the American Law Division of the then
Legislative Reference Service. In his work he has
placed emphasis on constitutional problems involved
in the law of civil rights and liberties, questions con-
cerning freedom of the press and religion, and educa-
tional law.
Mr. Celada is a member of the American Bar Asso-
ciation and the Federal Bar Association.
Mrs. Yadlosky received the LL.B. degree from
Cornell University Law School in 1943 and for the
next 14 years specialized in tax law with a private
New York City law firm. She joined the Library staff
in 1958 as a Senior Examiner in the Copyright Office
and in January 1961 transferred to the American Law
Division of the then LRS where she served as Legal
Analyst and Digester. She has filled progressively
responsible positions, with special emphasis on legal
questions concerning the right of free speech and
press and the right of association for political
Mrs. Yadlosky is a member of the Bar of New York
State and the Federal Bar Association.

Appointments: Basil F. Asbury, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv,
10-200; Joyce Y. Dempsey, arranger, GS-3, Card, 4450; Jane
D. Gray, arranger, GS-2, Cat Publ, 9-500; James Edward
Harris, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 4367; Margaret M.
Hayes, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 8-500; Marta Julie
Iskander, processing assistant, GS-5, Share Cat, 4516; Maggie
J. Jason, deck attendant (trainee), GS-3, Ser, 4506; Brenda
Lane, clerk-typist, GS-2, Cat Publ, 7-500; Jean F. Melleberg,
editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS A, 4533; Carol Virginia Payne,
analyst in public welfare, GS-7, CRS Ed, 4455; Richard C.
Sachs, analyst in American national government and public
administration, GS-9, CRS GGR, 4548; Donald H. Smith.
tape evaluation assistant, GS-7, DBPH, 4492; Diane M.
Spencer. library aid, GS-2, S&R, 4-600; Susan M. Vanhoren-
beck, correspondence control clerk, GS-4, Order 4518; Marc
Douglas Yacker, analyst in American national government,
GS-9, CRS GGR, 4548.
Temporary Appointments: Janice Marie Colbert, library

aid, GS-1, Order, NP; James D. Deloatch, production assist-
ant arranger, GT-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; Christine E. DeSantis,
inquiries record clerk, GS-3, CRS D, 4545;Charles B. Gaines,
clerk, GS-3, CRS C, 4383; David Irl Ginsburg, clerk. GS-3,
CRS C, 4383; Jean S. March, analyst in environmental policy.
GS-9, CRS EP, 4561; Michael D. Waterhouse. reference assist-
ant, GS-5, CRS C, 4418; Marie V. Williams, analyst in
environmental policy, WAE, CRS EP, NP.
Reappointments: Reginald Butler, senior deck attendant,
GS-4, S&R, NP; Paul E. Martin, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, 5-600.
Promotions: Marjorie W. Bill, reviewer, GS-9, Subj Cat,
4580; Aaron Bonds, reference assistant, GS-4, CRS Ed, 4587;
Sisto M. Flores, research analyst, GS-9, FRD, 4569; David
Huckabee, social science analyst, GS-7, CRS GGR, 4548;
Ann M. Jefferson, editorial assistant, GS-5, CS, 4542; Casimir
Petraitis, translator, GS-8, CRS GGR, 4493; Patrick J.
Traylor, executive office clerk, GS-3, CRS D, 4583; Joyce A.
Worthy, copyright permission assistant, GS-5, DBPH, 4486.
Temporary Promotions: Norman S. Anthony, deck
attendant, GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Sallie M. Fenn, reviewer, GS-9,
Subj Cat, 4580.
Transfer: Alphonso G. Marquis, S&R, to social science
analyst, GS-7, CRS GGR, 4548.
Resignations: William L. Boletta, Lib Res: William John
Linder, Card; Petter J. Lynn, LL O.

Catherine I. Bahn, Principal Acquisitions Recom-
mending Officer in the Science and Technology
Division, is the compiler of "A Third List of Philatelic
Publications, Part II" which appears in the July-
December 1972 issue of The Carto-Philatelist.
Donald A. Wise, Head of the Acquisitions Section,
Geography and Map Division, has been reelected to
another term as a Director of the Virginia History
Federation, an association which represents some 250
of Virginia's historical societies and history-oriented
organizations. A story about the election of other
officers in the Federation is on page 68 of this Infor-
mation Bulletin.

A new Civil Service Commission publication, A
Catalog for Adult Continuing Educational Opportu-
nities, is available for reference at the Training Office
in the Navy Yard Annex. The catalog, designed to
assist Government agencies in implementing their
Upward Mobility programs, contains information on
adult basic, vocational, and technical educational
opportunities offered within a 20-mile radius of
Washington, D.C.


February 23, 1973

Mary E. Pinkey and John J. Conway were married
on Saturday, January 27, at Holy Comforter Church
in Washington. D.C. Mrs. Conway is a staff member
of the Catalog Publication Division. Processing
Department, and Mr. Conway is employed by the
Highways and Traffic Department, District of
Columbia Government.


Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 11, No. 11. Novem-
ber 1972. (pp. 106-114.) Continuing Subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, American Consulate
General, Karachi, Pakistan.
Foreign Newspaper Report. 1973. No. 1. (12 p.).
Available to libraries and institutions free upon re-
quest from the Central Services Division, Library of
Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540.
The Report, a new publication edited by John Y.
Cole, Coordinator of Foreign Newspaper Micro-
filming for the Reference Department, will appear
three times a year. It will announce newly available
titles and cooperative microfilming projects, and
provide current data about various foreign newspaper
acquisition and microfilming programs, information
about bibliographic and technical standards in news-
paper microfilming, and related news of interest to
research institutions.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Noise Pollution (TB
72-20). December 1972. (5 p.) Compiled by A.
Hromockyj. Manned Undersea Research Stations (TB
73-1). January 1973. (6 p.) Compiled by J. Collins.
Free upon request to the Reference Section, Science
and Technology Division, Library of Congress, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20540.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
January 1973. (33 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship
of the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials
and published by the Library of Congress. For sale by
the Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541 for $25 a
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949.
January 1973. (xiii, 31 p.) Prepared under the spon-
sorship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and issued in eight monthly and four quarterly
issues and an annual volume. Supplement to the
Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the
Card Division, for $170 a year.

New Microfilm Publications. The Tanzanian news-
papers from Dar es Salaam. The Standard. is now
available on 35mm positive microfilm from the
Library's Pho1oduplication Service, Department
C-189, for the following periods: Scattered missing
issues for 1945-1961 available on 37 reels for $510;
1962-November 1964 on 8 reels for $94; and
1965-March 1971 on 17 reels for $290.
The Standard was the major English newspaper of
Tanzania, formerly Tanganyika, from July 5, 1930
until 1972. Founded as one of the "Standard Group"
of East African Newspapers, The Standard shared
both correspondents and wire services with such
newspapers as the East African Standard, Nairobi,
Keyna. The Standard clearly reflects in its issues the
British colonial period, the rising tide of African
nationalism, the independence of Tanganyika, the
merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to form Tan-
zania, and finally the Tanzanian contribution to the
development of African socialism. In February 1970,
The Standard was merged with the Nationalist
(1966-1972) to create The Daily News.
The following German publications are available on
35mm microfilm from the Photoduplication Service,
Department C-178: Germany.Reichstag.Verhand-
lungen... Legislaturperiode 1871-1918 on 187 reels
for $1,750, Paedagogische Zeitung on 23 reels for
$260, Lehmann's Allgemeiner Wohnungs
Anzeiger... on 63 reels for $638, and Berliner
Adressbuch... on 119 reels for $1,350.
Two Soviet agricultural journals published in
Moscow, Puti Sel'skogo Khoziaistva for the years
1925-1929 and its successor journal, Ekonomika Sel'
skogo Khoziaistva for the years 1930-1962, have been
made available on 35mm positive microfilm by the
Library's Photoduplication Service, Department C-57.
The cost on 27 reels including spools, boxes, and
mailing is $330.
Ho-itsu Shimbun a weekly legal newspaper pub-
lished in Tokyo, is available on 35mm positive micro-
film for the years 1900-1934. Each issue contains
timely legal subjects and important law suits, digests
of court cases, and various types of legal information
for the years covered. Cost for 91 reels is $665
including boxes, spools, and mailing from the Photo-
duplication Service Department C-188.
Orders and letters of inquiry for the above micro-
film should be addressed to the appropriate depart-
ment, Photoduplication Service, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540.

Press Releases: No. 73-4 (February 1) Library of Congress

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will present lan Hugo, engraver and filmmaker, in a discus-
sion and screening of eight short films on February 14; No.
73-5 (February 15) Library of Congress names L. Clark
Hamilton, lawyer and Computer Specialist, Assistant Register
of Copyrights: No. 73-6 (February 10) Collector and Biblio-
phile Lessing J. Rosenwald honored on birthday by Library
of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 2013-14 (January
31) established the pay regulations for employees under the
New Federal wage system; No. 317 (February 2) restated the
Library's procedures for the disposition of unsolicited gift
material; No. 2016-1 (February 2) explained the delegation
of responsibility for the classification of certain positions to
the Director of Personnel; No. 2014-2 (February 5) reflected
changes in standard work schedules; No. 816 (February 13)
updated the current hours of public service in the Library of
Special Announcement: No. 543 (February 15) announced
the appointment of L. Clark Hamilton as Assistant Register
of Copyrights.


SLA Geography and Map Group to Meet
The next meeting of the Geography and Map
Group of the Special Libraries Association, Washing-
ton Chapter, will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at
7:30 p.m. at the Geography and Map Division of the
Library of Congress, 845 South Pickett St., Alexan-
dria, Va. Free parking is available at the division.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Mrs. Catherine Bahh, Principal Recommending
Officer, Science and Technology Division, Library of
Congress, and Mrs. Kathleen Hickey, Secretary of the
Geography and Map Group, SLA., Washington
Chapter, will speak on "Carto-Philately." Richard
Stephenson, Head, Reference and Bibliography Sec-
tion, Geography and Map Division, Library of Con-
gress, will give an illustrated presentation on "A
Proposed Facsimile Atlas of Northern Virginia."
Donald Wise, Head of Acquisitions Section, Geogra-
phy and Map Division, Library of Congress, will
discuss "Treasure Trove Cartography." Tours of the
Geography and Map Division and its facilities will be
available from staff members. A featured highlight
will be the division's current map exhibit of 18th- and
19th-century illustrative and scientific profiles and
graphs depicting mountain heights and the length of

Persons interested in attending the meeting should
call John Schroeder, 370-1374 (during the day), by
Monday, March 5.

VHF Announces Officers, Seminar
The Virginia History Federation, has announced its
new officers for 1973. They are: E. Alvin Gerhardt,
Jr., President; Mrs. William C. Bradshaw, Vice Presi-
dent; Mary M. Holt, Secretary; and Louis H. Manarin.
Treasurer. Directors of the Federation are: Kurt
Brandenburg, James Haskett, Mrs. James B. Kegley,
Jr., and Donald A. Wise. [see page 66].
Also announced were the Federation's plans to
sponsor a spring seminar on Small Museum Tech-
niques, to be chaired by Robert Mayo of the Valen-
tine Museum, and to be held in Richmond on May
4-6. Additional information on the seminar is avail-
able from the Virginia History Federation, 12th and
Capitol Sts., Richmond, Va. 23219.

FLC Submits Comments to GAO
On January 24 the Federal Library Committee
reviewed and approved comments to be submitted to
the General Accounting Office relative to a review on
Federal library operations. Discussion focused on the
increasing importance of Federal library cooperation
in such areas as automation, materials storage. use
and quality of microfilm materials, information
regarding research in progress, and communications.
The Executive Secretary, Frank Kurt Cylke, was
authorized to pursue these points further in coopera-
tion with appropriate task forces.

Downs to Give Windsor Lectures at UIUC
Robert B. Downs, Dean of Library Administration
and Professor of Library Science Emeritus, will give
the 1973 Phineas L. Windsor Lectures in Librarian-
ship at the Urban-Champaign campus of the Univer-
sity of Illinois on April 3-5. The theme of Mr. Downs
lectures will be "The Record Set Straight: A Skepti-
cal View of History." All lectures will be held at 8
p.m. in Room 66 of the UIUC Library and are free
and open to the public. The lectures are given each
year in memory of the late Phineas L. Windsor, Direc-
tor of the UIUC Library from 1909 to 1940. At the
time of his retirement, a lecture fund was established
with contributions from alumni of the Library




Vol. 32, No. 8

February 23, 1973

Washington, D.C., January 28-February 3, 1973

The ALA Councilors Orientation Session convened
on Sunday, President Laich presiding. As a major
portion of Council business emanates from ALA
Committee deliberations, President Laich had re-
quested the Council Committees (Intellectual Free-
dom, International Relations, Legislation,
Organization, Planning, and Committee on Program
Evaluation and Support) and the Committee on Con-
stitution and Bylaws to compile brief written reports
in preparation for the Orientation Session. In addi-
tion, committee chairmen spoke briefly of committee
activities and responded to questions from Coun-
cilors. With respect to formulating resolutions to be
presented for admission to the Council agenda, Coun-
cilors were apprised of the services of the Resources
Committee of the Executive Board. This Committee
provides advisory services in the preparation of
propositions to be presented for consideration by
Membership and/or Council; its services are available
to any member or unit of the Association.
[ Kay D. Guiles]

The first session of Council, with Katherine Laich,
University of Southern California School of Library
Service. President of ALA, presiding, met on Tues-
day. The first order of business was the adoption of
the rules for ALA Council meetings. They were
accepted with one amendment which proved impor-
tant in the conduct of Council II. Originally the rules
read that "nonmembers ... shall not be permitted a
voice in discussion." This was amended by the addi-
tion of the clause, "except upon a majority vote of
Council." The agenda for Council I was adopted with
various changes and additions and the 1972 Annual
Conference minutes were accepted. Council was then
ready to begin.
In the President's report, Miss Laich informed
Council of the changes in staff at ALA headquarters
and regretfully announced that in the past year three
former ALA presidents have died: Essae M. Culver
(President, 1940-41), Ralph R. Shaw (President,
1956-57), and Lucile M. Morsch (President, 1957-58).
In reviewing the year's activities, the President re-
ported that ALA has been represented at such meet-

ings as IFLA, the Council of National Library Asso-
ciations, the Platform Committees of the Democratic
and Republican National Conventions, and has
approved the Charter of the Book. Some of the
recent developments at ALA headquarters are the
establishment of the Office of Library Service to the
Disadvantaged, the Office of Library Manpower, and
the Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and
Inquiry. The Adult Services Division and the Refer-
ence Services Division have merged to form the Refer-
ence and Adult Services Division and two new round
tables, the Federal Librarians Round Table and the
Government Documents Round Table, have come
into being. Problem areas which confront ALA are its
weak financial situation and some organizational
unrest. The dues survey is being analyzed as a possible
approach to a solution of the first problem, and a
cost analysis is being conducted which will serve as a
basis for studying the restructuring of the Associa-
tion. On the brighter side, Senator Claiborne Pell
(Dem., R.I.) is asking Congress to authorize the Presi-
dent to call a White House Conference on Libraries
and Information Sciences in 1976. Miss Laich con-
cluded her report by announcing that Inger Mattsson,
a librarian from the Stadsbibliotekarie in Sodertilje,
Sweden, and Roy M. Mersky, currently in Jerusalem,
were attending the Midwinter Meeting as guests.
Joseph Shubert, Ohio State Library, Chairman of
the Committee on Legislation, reported on the impli-
cations of the Federal budget which President Nixon
had released the previous day. Because of the drastic
reduction in Federal aid to libraries at all levels, Mr.
Shubert asked the members of the Association to
(1) express concern through formal Council action,
(2) visit their Representatives and Senators, (3) fol-
low up the legislative workshop held during the Mid-
winter Meeting by developing a legislative network in
each State to petition Congress, and (4) cooperate
with other educational and aligned associations. He
advised Association members to speak to their Con-
gressmen about the people's needs, not the needs of
libraries and librarians, and to speak with reason and
fact, not anger. Following Mr. Shubert's report,
Council passed the resolution of the Legislation
Committee which expresses the concern of the ALA
over the financial situation of libraries.

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Mrs. Virginia Lacy Jones, Atlanta University School
of Library Service, Chairman of the Executive Board
Honorary Membership Subcommittee, announced
that Germaine Krettek, recently retired Director of
the ALA Washington Office, has been awarded an
honorary membership. The citation praised Miss
Krettek's tireless efforts before Congress on behalf of
American libraries. The Association expressed its
gratitude by giving Miss Krettek a standing ovation.
The next items of business were the announcement
of the candidates for election to the Executive Board,
the appointments to the 1973-74 ALA Nominating
Committee and the appointment of tellers for the
Executive Board election. Hardy R. Franklin, Rutgers
Graduate School of Library Service, Chairman of the
ALA Nominating Committee, then gave his report.
The last item on the agenda was the presentation of
two resolutions for Council's action. The first asked
the Association to endorse the ERIC/CLIS program
and report this to the National Institute of Educa-
tion. Further, the resolution asked the Association to
cooperate with the American Society for Information
Science in seeking resources to continue the ERIC/
CLIS operation. Council adopted the resolution. The
second resolution stated that the six major com-
mittees of Council, namely, the Committee on Orga-
nization, the Intellectual Freedom Committee, the
International Relations Committee, the Legislation
Committee, the Planning Committee, and the Com-
mittee on Program Evaluation, should report directly
to Council, not through the Executive Board as is the
present policy. This resolution was referred to the
Committee on Organization which, after studying the
reporting responsibilities of the six committees,
would make a recommendation to Council. Eric
Moon, Scarecrow Press, Chairman of the Committee
on Organization, announced that he thought he could
bring the matter back to Council at the end of the
After Robert Wedgeworth, Secretary of the Coun-
cil, announced that proceedings of the 1972 conven-
tions would not be published because of adequate
press coverage and lack of funds, Council I was
adjourned. [Susan B. Aramayo]

The second Council session was held on Wednesday
afternoon. President Laich called the session to order
and turned the meeting over to the presiding officer,
Vice President and President-elect, Jean E. Lowrie of
the School of Librarianship, Western Michigan Uni-
versity, who established that a quorum was present

and reported that a request had been made for all
votes to be standing votes. No objections to this
request were made. Miss Lowrie noted the presence at
the meeting of two distinguished visitors: N. O.
Oderinde, Principal Librarian, National Library of
Nigeria, and Secretary, Nigerian Library Association;
and Dorothy Anderson, Executive Secretary, IFLA
Committee on Cataloguing.
The first item of business was the report of the
International Relations Committee. Emerson Green-
away, Chairman of the Committee, moved the adop-
tion of a resolution directing Council to appoint an
ad hoc committee to "review broadly this area of
activity [international relations] and the funding
thereof within the Association, to confer with the
International Relations Committee at Las Vegas, and
to report its decisions no later than the 1974 Mid-
winter Meeting"; the resolution was passed.
Alex P. Allain, President of the Freedom to Read
Foundation, presented an information report on the
activities of the Foundation in relation to various
court actions involving intellectual freedom. It was
reported that much of the Foundation's resources
have been devoted to supporting the Library Bill of
Rights against the California Harmful Matter Statutes.
Robert Wedgeworth, Executive Director of the
Association, began his report by noting a few of the
changes in the headquarters staff as a result of retire-
ments, resignations, and appointments. He announced
the establishment of the Office of Library Manpower
and presented some statistics gathered as a result of
the Office's survey into the employment situation of
librarians. The survey was undertaken as a result of a
resolution passed by Council at the 1972 Annual
Conference in Chicago. Although Mr. Wedgeworth
presented the statistical data, he noted that further
analysis was required before the meaning of the data
could be established and the results presented in
American Libraries.
Mr. Wedgeworth next presented the report of the
Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and
Inquiry (SCMAI) relative to the inquiry carried out
into the personnel policies of the Library of Congress.
He reported that in December 1972 SCMAI requested
information from the Library of Congress on the
action that had been taken on the recommendations
made by the inquiry team. A similar request was
made of the witnesses who had appeared before the
team. Mr. Wedgeworth noted that the action was
reported as having been taken on each of the seven
recommendations. He stated that SCMAI felt that its
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since the Library of Congiess falls under the reporting
provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity
Act of 1972 (PL 92-261), and requested Council to
allow it to close its books on this case.
Edwin P. Beckerman. Free Public Library of Wood-
bridge. Chapter Councilor, New Jersey Library Asso-
ciation, moved that non-members of the Association
be granted permission to speak to the SCMAI report.
The motion was carried. Clara S. Jones, Detroit
Public Library, Councilor-at-Large, spoke of subtle
discrimination and of her desire that the case not be
closed, and Howard Cook, an LC employee, echoed
this desire and read the latest LC minority employ-
ment statistics from the Library of Congress Informa-
tion Bulletin of January 19, p. 17. E. J. Josey, New
York State Education Department, Councilor-at-
Large. then moved "that the Council declare that the
report of SCMAI be deemed incomplete and thus
unacceptable, that Council direct SCMAI to extend
its efforts to an on-site investigation into the Library
of Congress' failure to comply with the recommenda-
tions of the Kaser report [and] further that the
Council direct SCMAI to report again to Council at
the Las Vegas Convention." Following lengthy discus-
sion in support of the motion by Lee E. Stinner, LC;
Leon Turner, LC; Judith Farley, LC; Mrs. Miriam
Crawford, Temple University, Councilor-at-Large;
Martin R. Lee, LC, and Israel Fishman, Upsala
College Library, the question was called and the
motion was carried.
Mr. Wedgeworth then presented an application
from the American Library Society for affiliation
with the American Library Association, Alphonse F.
Trezza, Illinois State Library, Councilor-at-Large,
moved that the application be accepted; the motion
was passed.
Mrs. Miriam I. Crawford moved that the report of
the survey conducted by the Office of Library Man-
power be made available before the close of the Mid-
winter meeting. After some discussion the motion
was defeated as it was pointed out that the data had
not been totally analyzed.
Frank Sessa of the Graduate School of Library and
Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, ALA
Treasurer, presented his report on the income and
expenditures of the Association for the period
September 1971 through August 1972. Council's
attention was then directed to the report of the Plan-
ning Committee by Anne Pellowski, Information
Center for Children's Cultures, U.S. Committee for
UNICEF, Chairman; no action was required.
Bernadine E. Hoduski, Environmental Protection

Agency Library, Coordinator, Government Docu-
ments Round Table, presented a resolution to
establish an ad hoc committee to "investigate the
possibility of proposing legislation to provide for the
financial support of the Depository Library System,"
to "prepare a report considering the possibility of
proposing a revision to the Depository Act of 1962,
incorporating such criteria as adequate financial
support, provision of more non-GPO material, con-
sulting services to the depository libraries, and other
changes necessary to implement the basic provisions
of the 1962 act," and to "report to the several
appropriate units, the Legislation Committee, and to
Council at the 1973 Annual Conference in Las
Vegas." Adoption of the resolution was moved by
Mrs. Jane B. Robbins, Graduate School of Library
and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh,
Councilor-at-Large; the motion was carried.
William T. DeJohn, State Library of Missouri,
Chairman, Committee on Program Evaluation and
Support, informed Council that additional work was
required on the revised ALA dues schedule before
presentation to Membership and Council at the 1973
Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Roberto Esteves, Bay Area Reference Center, San
Francisco Public Library, Councilor-at-Large, pre-
sented a resolution on video/cable library services
calling for the involvement of libraries in cable tech-
nologies and creating an ad hoc committee to study
the possible uses of such technologies in library serv-
ices and to "draft a checklist of the factors to be
considered by city officials when designing or revising
local cable franchises." The motion was passed after
little discussion.
The business of the session having been completed
the gavel was returned to President Laich who
recognized the delegations from the library schools of
Drexel University and the State University of New
York at Albany, and then adjourned the meeting.
[Robert 4f. Hiatt]

The greatest amount of time at the Council III ses-
sion was devoted to the consideration of nine action
proposals submitted by Richard L. Darling, Chairman
of the Intellectual Freedom Committee. The majority
were described as necessary outgrowths or interpreta-
tions of the Library Bill of Rights, applying its letter
and spirit to contemporary challenges in the library
world. All proposals, whether outright resolutions or
written interpretations of the document were
approved by Council, with varying degrees of dissen-


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sion. The Council placed itself on record as opposing
the following trends and practices: (1) weeding exist-
ing collections under the guise of reevaluation or
selectivity in a way bordering upon veiled censorship;
(2) restricting housing and access of classes of library
material with the actual purpose of limiting use and
availability of controversial items; (3) excluding
materials which are blatantly racist, sexist, or other-
wise derogatory in approach to minorities (all censor-
ship, even of the most abhorrent materials, was
condemned, as the ultimate threat to intellectual free-
dom); (4) selective expurgation of library materials,
such as the defacement in some libraries of Maurice
Sendak's In the Night Kitchen; and (5) recent
governmental intimidation of individual freedom of
expression. The Council reaffirmed the 1970 Dallas
stand against librarians acting as informants to
authorities on clients' reading habits or circulation
The Council endorsed enactment of local and
Federal shield laws intended to protect journalists
from forced disclosure of sources of information. It
also urged a halt in the rise of second-class postal
rates, which can materially affect the distribution of
periodical publications, and hence their existence.
The cancellation by the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting of certain nationally produced news
analysis television programs also came under the ALA
Council's fire. Also condemned was the deletion of all
reference to Taiwan from United Nations documents
and publications, as in effect restricting dissemination
of information.
The Council III session received reports by the
Committee on Legislation; the Committee on Orga-
nization, and the Editorial Committee.
[David P. Rose]

More than 70 persons attended the Public Law 480
meeting held on January 29 under the sponsorship of
the RTSD National Union Catalog Subcommittee on
PL-480 Programs. Thirty-five of the 46 institutions
participating fully in one or more of the programs
were represented. Chairman Gordon Williams turned
the meeting over to Frank McGowan, Chief of the
Library of Congress Overseas Operations Division, for
a summary progress report on the status of PL-480
area programs, and to respond to questions and
Comments from the participants.
Concern over the phase-out of the Israel program
was centered as much on the expected demise of the
Accessions List compiled by LC's Tel Aviv office as

on the termination of multiple-copy acquisition,
which will probably end in spring 1973. Mr.
McGowan said that immediate prospects seem dim
for continuation of the List by some other body or
group in Israel. Several participants expressed interest
in contributing toward a dollar-supported cooperative
program for current Israeli publications.
The program for Poland, initiated early in 1972,
has been expanded to encompass six additional librar-
ies, beginning January 1973. The new participants are
the University of California at Los Angeles, Duke
University, the University of Illinois, Ohio State Uni-
versity, the University of Texas, and the University of
The unexpected depletion of U.S.-owned dinars in
Yugoslavia necessitated termination of the multiple-
copy program in late 1972. Remaining dinar reserves
and available dollar funds will be used to continue
acquisitions for LC and for the Shared Cataloging
David Partington, Chairman of the ARL Foreign
Acquisitions Committee's Middle East Subcommittee,
read a proposal calling for a survey on the processing
and use of material by participants in the Middle East
PL-480 program, with the object of evaluating cur-
rent participation and enabling the Subcommittee to
recommend any changes it may consider appropriate
in the roster of participants. The proposal has been
approved by ARL. Mr. Partington expects that the
survey will be completed in five or six months for
submission to LC.
On the cooperative program for Bangladesh Mr.
McGowan reported that various government restric-
tions and requirements have impeded the forwarding
of books and serials through Calcutta and thence to
New Delhi for cataloging and ultimate transshipment
to participants. The level of current published output
is low but the Dacca office is achieving good coverage
of what there is. Participants should begin receiving
the first shipments via the New Delhi office shortly.
U.S. Government rupee credits in Sri Lanka,
(Ceylon) will be exhausted by the end of fiscal 1973.
If a multiple-copy acquisitions program is to con-
tinue, it will require dollar contributions from librar-
ies wanting to receive Sri Lanka publications.
Responses to a recent LC questionnaire indicate that
enough institutions are willing to participate in such a
cooperative program to permit its implementation in
fiscal year 1974.
The liveliest discussion at the meeting focused on
the South Asia program. A recent exchange of corre-
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Operations Division suggests that the majority of
participating institutions would like to see a
significant reduction in the volume of titles being
selected for the program. Mr. McGowan said that the
Library of Congress has no objection in principle to a
two-level program under which more limited coverage
would be provided to libraries wanting it, at the same
time that substantially the present level of acquisition
would be maintained for those few institutions that
prefer tm make their own selection. The principal
difficulty in devising a limited program centers on
establishing criteria for selection which will satisfy all
participants urging a limited program. Mr. McGowan
stressed that whatever the criteria agreed upon, all
limited-level participants would receive identical sets
of monographs since budgetary considerations rule
out individually-tailored programs beyond the
options already offered by the privilege of exclusion
on a language basis, and the individual selection of
serial titles.
The time allotted for the meeting ran out before
the topic was exhausted and an informal meeting of
interested participants was arranged following lunch.
At this rump session, representatives of nine partici-
pating libraries and the Library of Congress discussed
further the objectives of PL-480 and possible ways of
implementing a two-level program. Mr. McGowan
assured the discussants that the Library will give care-
ful consideration to whatever guidelines are sub-
mitted, and will move quickly to adjust the program
to the fullest extent possible compatible with the
needs of all participants and administrative limita-
tions of the Karachi and New Delhi offices.
[Peter J. de la Garza]

About 100 librarians interested in the current
status of the National Program for Acquisitions and
Cataloging gathered in the Tudor Room of the Shore-
ham Hotel on Monday to hear Edmond L. Apple-
baum, Assistant Director (Acquisitions and Overseas
Operations) of the Library of Congress Processing
Department, summarize the program's recent devel-
opments. [Additional details are available in NPAC
Progress Report, No. 15, issued in early January and
available upon request from the Processing Depart-
ment Office.]
A major topic of interest was the recent decision by
the majority of NPAC participating libraries to have
NPAC depository sets of currently printed LC catalog
cards arranged by title rather than main entry. In
general they will be arranged according to the rules

for title arrangement outlined in pigc, 154-165 of
hihng Rules for Ihe Dictionary (arial',, of tlie,
Library of CoGgrevn. 1956. This change reflects the
growing trend toward title arrangement of in-process
files and searching catalogs. Mr. Applebaum reported
on the proposal to give more comprehensive cata-
loging coverage to U.S. publications through a TDQ
(title delayed query) reporting s\ stem for U.S.
imprints similar to the system now in operation for
the 24 foreign countries covered by the NPAC shared
cataloging program. This would depend upon avail-
ability of funds and would serve to complement the
Library's on-going Cataloging In Publication activi-
ties, through which more than 12,000 U.S. titles have
been cataloged before publication in cooperation
with publishers. A considerable amount of support
was expressed for this proposal.
Questions from those present included a query
about possible NPAC shared cataloging coverage for
Polish publications (funds were not made available in
fiscal year 1973 but will be requested again); the
possibility of an NPAC regional acquisitions program
covering the People's Republic of China (this is
dependent on the political situation as well as avail-
ability of funds; in the meantime, however, LC and
the National Library of Peking have reestablished
communication and have provided each other with
selected publications); and the possible effect on
NPAC of the demise of the Latin American Coopera-
tive Acquisitions Program in early 1973. The NPAC
regional acquisitions effort in Brazil will continue as
before but there is little likelihood that NPAC can be
expanded to cover additional Latin American areas in
the immediate future. LACAP numbers will not
appear on LC printed cards after LACAP distribution
of publications ceases.
Richard W. Boss, Director of Libraries at the Uni-
versity of Tennessee, gave a brief description of
procedures for utilization of LC cataloging at that
library. Of the 48,500 titles cataloged last year, 77
percent were cataloged with some form of LC cata-
loging assistance including NPAC depository cards,
NUC entries, etc. This represents a reduction in
original cataloging from 35 percent in previous years
to 23 percent last year. With the change to title
arrangement, filing time is down 40 percent. Of the
current titles searched against the two year file, 70
percent are found at the first search and another 15
percent are located within two months. Mr. Boss also
described Tennessee's system for duplicating copies
of cards for their various catalogs (465,000 cards
prepared last year at an estimated cost of 1.8 cents
per card for photo offset.)


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Richard J. Talbot, Acting Director of Libraries at
the University of Massachusetts, presented a descrip-
tion of that library's MARC tape searching proce-
dures, thereby suggesting a number of practical and
economical uses for MARC data which would be of
interest to other large research libraries. From the
single MARC record already edited by LC and in
machine form, they manipulate the data to produce
selection cards, orders, an on-line accounting system,
and catalog cards in their role as a centralized process-
ing center for Massachusetts public institutions of
higher education. Further studies revealed that
MARC tapes could be economically used in their
internal searching and catalog card production
system. They have reduced the cost of searching the
MARC tapes for LC's machine record of cataloging to
approximately one-third the cost of manually input-
ting the data from hard copy. They intend to forge a
closed loop system utilizing MARC for records which
may be amenable to the entire selection, acquisitions,
and cataloging process, thus further reducing their
Mr. Applebaum closed the meeting with thanks to
the two speakers and to the NPAC libraries who have
been so helpful in providing LC with information
about their uses of LC cataloging products. He invited
librarians from other participating libraries to speak
at future NPAC meetings. [Mary Berghaus]

The RTSD Book Catalogs Committee meeting, with
Joseph A. Rosenthal, Associate University Librarian,
University of California at Berkeley, as Chairman, was
concerned with the planning of a program meeting to
be held in Las Vegas on catalogs in microform. The
program will be co-sponsored by the RASD Catalog
Use Committee. Projects to develop a set of guide-
lines for book-catalog production and to gather infor-
mation on the use of photocomposition for catalog
production were discussed. Mary Kay Daniels,
Library of Congress, will revise a questionnaire for
use in developing a set of guidelines in the area of
photocomposition in conjunction with the general
guidelines. [Mrs. Josephine S. Pulsifer]

The first meeting of the permanent Cataloging of
Children's Materials was called to order on Monday
by Chairperson Winifred Duncan of the Chicago
Public Schools. An ad hoc committee had been
operating under the direction of Priscilla Moulton

since 1967 with interested librarians and representa-
tives from book dealers. From the progress of and
interest in the committee it was evident that a
permanent committee should be created.
The permanent committee is smaller than the ad
hoc, composed of three members and a liaison person
from the Library of Congress. Respectively these are:
Winifred Duncan, Chairperson, Chicago Board of
Education; Shirley Lewis, Cooperative Book Center
of Toronto; Valerie Rodak, Brookline, Mass.. Public
School Libraries; and Treva Turner, Library of Con-
gress. Several visitors were also present.
A progress report was given on CIP by Mrs. Carol
Nemeyer, Senior Associate, Association of American
Publishers, in which she stated that over 350 pub-
lishers are now in the program and over 12,000 titles
have been cataloged since July 1, 1971. She stressed
that librarians should write non-participating pub-
lishers urging them to join in the CIP program. The
third official progress report on CIP is currently avail-
able from the Cataloging in Publication Program
Office, Processing Department, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540.
Shirley Lewis announced that copies of the cata-
loging manual Nonbook Materials; The Organization
of Integrated Collections by Jean Riddle Weihs,
Shirley Lewis, and Janet Macdonald, just published
by the Canadian Library Association ($6.50), is now
available in the United States through ALA and
WETC although it had not been officially endorsed
by ALA. The CIP Advisory Committee announced
that one of its long-range goals is to include both
audiovisual materials and Government documents.
Theodore Hines, Columbia University, and Jessica
Harris, Queens College of the City Universit) at
Flushing, N.Y., briefed the committee on the survey
the two conducted last spring to query book dealers
on their awareness of LC cataloging as a standard for
children's books. Results of the survey were pub-
lished in the Library Journal. December 15, 1972.
They urged book dealers and interested librarians to
bring questions about the survey to a Wednesday
morning CCM meeting.
It was felt that one of the major goals of the CCM
should be to publicize CIP and LC as the cataloging
standard through articles in numerous professional
journals and to urge reviewing journals to include the
CIP symbol in book review as Horn Book is currently
Mr. Hines also reported on an informal meeting
held on Sunday to discuss curriculum-oriented head-
ings and the problems involved in identifying curri-


February 23, I'~'

culum materials. As a result of that group's discus-
sion. Marguerite C. Soroka. Chairman of the Subject
Analysis and Origni/iaion of Library Materials
Committee, said that should would request the
formulation of an ad hoc group to research and hope-
fully articulate the problems in ihi, area.
ITr i Turner]

Committee Chairman, Ronald Hagler. introduced
the chairmen of several committees who gave progress
reports on the work of their committees. Thomas
Sullivan gave the report of the Nominating Com-
mittee, Frances Hinton reported on the work of the
Pohli and Research Committee in determining prob-
lems to be researched and the possibiliil of financing
the work; and William F. Lindgren. Chairman of the
Margaret Mann Award Commitlee. announced that
the committee had selected a winner from among the
32 names submitted for consideration.
The major part of the meeting was spent in discuss-
ing a manual which is about to be published by the
Canadian Library Association entitled Nonbook
Materials: the Organization ofltt ugratc'J Collections,
popularly referred to as the Canadian Manual. Mar-
garet Chisholm. chairmann of the Joint Advisory
Committee on the (Cll.lllginig of \'Vinb,, Materials,
presented a hand-bound advance copy of the manual
to the Executive Committee. described the activities
of the Joint Advisory Committee since it was estab-
lished in May 1971, and introduced the manual
authors. Jean Weihs. Shirley Lewis, and Janet Mac-
donald. Mr. Hagler accepted the volume, announced
that the Descriptive Cataloging Committee had
reviewed it, and said that the volume would be
referred immediately to appropriate committees in
ALA for endorsement. He spoke briefly about the
manual's function, read a statement regarding its
endorsement by the Canadian Library Association,
and described the steps which were already being
taken to assure further endorsement by various orga-
nizations and committees.
Members of the Joint Advisory Committee who
were present then reported on their work within the
Committee: Katharine Clugston as representative of
the American Library Association, Alma Tillin as
representative of the Association for Educational
Communications and Technology, and Nancy Wil-
liamson as representative of the Canadian Library
Mr. Hagler announced the dissolution of the ad hoc
committee on Audio-visual Materials in Libraries,

whose work came to an end \NI i lihe publication of
ihe Canadian Manual. David Remnillimtlli, ad hoc
committee Chairman, requested that the committee
be continued until ilt structure of audiovisual
committees and subcommittees within ALA could be
more clearly defined, or until the committee could be
reconstituted as a discussion group directly under
RTSD. After considerable discussion of these two
suggestions, the Executive Committee approved a
statement drawn up by Mr. Hagler requesting the
creation of an official RTSD Audio-Visual Com-
mittee, whose responsibilities would be broader than
that of the dissolved ad hoc committee within the
Cat aloging and Classification Section.
[Katharine Clugston]

The Descriptive Cataloging Committee held its first
open meeting on Monday. Present, in addition to the
members of the Committee and the LC representa-
tives to it, were members of the Committee on Revi-
sion of the AACR of the Canadian Library
Association and a number of observers, the latter
obviously attracted because of the possibility of a
discussion of the International Standard Bibliographic
Description. That discussion, however, was deferred
until the Thursday meeting.
Ake Koel, Yale University Library, Chairman of the
DCC, acknowledged with thanks the receipt of a copy
of the first edition of Nonbook .Iaterials. the Organi-
zation of Integrated Collectons. by Jean Riddle
Weihs, Shirley Lewis, and Janet Macdonald in con-
sultation with the CLA/ALA/AECT/EMAC/CAML
Advisory Committee on the Cataloging of Nonbook
Materials, (Ottawa) Canadian Library Association,
1973. He stated that it would be taken into consider-
ation along with the forthcoming draft of rules for
nonbook materials being prepared by the Media Cata-
loguing Rules Committee of the Library Association
in the revision of "Part III, Non-Book Materials" of
the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules.
C. Sumner Spalding. Library of Congress Liaison,
urged the resolution of differences of opinion con-
cerning the medium designator for sound recordings
He reported the result of his inquiry of the Com-
mittee on Catjalging and Classification of the Music
Library Association on this matter. The DCC agreed
to study the question.
The chairman announced that work on the revision
of AA rules I and 17 would be suspended untll the
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undertaken by Eva Verona, Head, Department of
Printed Books, University Library, Zagreb, for IFLA
are available.
After brief discussions of several other matters, the
meeting adjourned. [Paul W. Winkler]

The Cataloging and Classification Section of RTSD
held an informational session at 2:00 p.m. on January
31. Chairman of the session was Ronald Hagler, Uni-
versity of British Columbia School of Librarianship,
who introduced the featured speaker, Mrs. Dorothy
Anderson, Executive Secretary of the IFLA Com-
mittee on Cataloging, London.
Mrs. Anderson described the activities of the
Committee on Cataloging, which is one of IFLA's
most productive committees, because it enjoys the
benefits of a small secretariat supported by the
Council on Library Resources. She described how the
International Standard Bibliographic Description
(ISBD) began with the Committee's convocation of
an International Meeting of Cataloging Experts in
Copenhagen in 1969, followed by the appointment of
a working group; the acceptance and publication of
the working group's final draft in 1971; the adoption
of the ISBD by many national bibliographies in 1972
and 1973; and the planned editorial revision, to be
discussed at the Grenoble meeting this summer,
which will eliminate ambiguities and will prevent
divergency in application. The ISBD is an essential
element in the developing concept of universal
bibliographic control, in which a national agency in
each country provides definitive descriptive cata-
loging of its country's publications and shares this
information, either in printed or machine-readable
form, with other countries through the compatability
provided by the ISBD.
Other publications of the Committee include the
annotated edition of the Statement of Principles
(Paris Conference, 1961) by Eva Verona, and a quar-
terly bulletin, International Cataloging. Continuous
activities are being carried out by various working
groups within the Committee. One deals with uni-
form titles for works of voluminous authors, one with
uniform titles for anonymous literary classics, one
with standard headings for principal corporate
authors; while there are joint working groups, under
the Committee on Periodicals and Serial Publications
and the Committee on Mechanization, that deals with
International Standard Bibliographic Description for
Serials and the standardization of content in biblio-

graphic data files, respectively. Dr. Verona is also
investigating the underlying theory of corporate
authorship and the form and structure of corporate
headings and plans to publish the results of her
Mrs. Anderson stressed how the willingness to
compromise is essential to the achievement of inter-
national agreement. She pointed out that it is the
countries outside the Anglo-American tradition that
have made the most concessions in order to make
international agreements in the field of cataloging
Ake Koel (Yale University Library), Chairman of
the Descriptive Cataloging Committee, concluded the
session with a report on the status of projects under
his committee's jurisdiction: the projected second
edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules,
which is in the planning stage and is not expected to
be completed for 3-5 years; a study of problems of
corporate authorship which has been deferred until
completion of the Verona study; the Subcommittee
on Rules for Cataloging Machine-Readable Data Files;
and audiovisual rules for AACR and ISBD.
[C. Sumner Spalding]

The Reprinting Committee of the Acquisitions
Section of RTSD met on Thursday. The first order of
business was a discussion of the proposed revision to
the committee's policy statement on "Lending to
Reprinters." The statement is being revised to provide
libraries with alternative guidelines between lending
to hardcopy or to microform reprinters. The discus-
sion will continue at a later meeting to consider the
suggestions made during this meeting.
Herbert Cohen (Arno Press) presented to the
committee a survey that had been conducted on
reprint purchasing in college, public, and high school
libraries. The committee agreed that the data would
be of interest to the library community and hoped
that it could be published in the library press.
Richard K. Gardner, editor of Choice, informed the
committee that, due to the demand from subscribers,
Choice will increase the number of reprint titles that
it will review. He asked the committee to consider
providing some recommendations on the types of
reprints to be reviewed, noting that Choice is geared
to reviewing book material for the undergraduate
level. The committee agreed to undertake the project
and hoped to arrive at some recommendations at the
Annual Conference in Las Vegas. [Robert M. Hiatt]


February 23. 1973

The RTSD/CCS Subject Analysis Committee met
twice during the Midwinter Conference under the
Chairmanship of Marguerite Soroka of the Engineer-
ing Societies Library, New York City.
The question was raised as to the advisability of
revising the Glidden classification for public adminis-
tration materials. The Committee agreed that revision
was sensible because the Library of Congress is not
planning on a revision of its own Class J for the same
type of material until after more progress has been
made in developing the schedules for Class K Law.
Clare Ryan, CCS Representative to the Dewey
Decimal Editorial Policy Committee, reported on a
survey regarding attitudes toward possible changes in
the next edition of Dewey. The most positive con-
sensus of opinion on various possible revisions cen-
tered around the desirability of using either 324 or
329 for Practical Politics, but not both. Other queries
about combining History with Description and
Travel, Anthropology and Ethnology, and combining
362 and 614 Health Sciences met with mixed expres-
sions of desirability.
The question of the use of subject headings for
materials for young people as they relate to curricular
organization was raised and discussed. It was felt that
effective discussion would require well thought out
definitions of the concept of curricular level subject
headings or categories and the participation of chil-
dren's materials catalogers and school and public
librarians for a contribution of views not represented
fully enough on the Committee as it now stands. It
was also agreed that there is no clear understanding
how young people use subject access to materials.
Perhaps additional or substitute subject headings are
not the most desirable tools to promote greater utili-
zation of library materials.
Problems of subject headings with relation to
several special groups were reported on and discussed.
A list of headings relating to blacks was handed to the
LC representative on the committee for reconsidera-
tion. This list was developed by catalogers working
with the New York Public Library's Schomburg
Collection, purportedly the world's largest collection
of materials on black people. Reports were made that
subject headings regarding the Gay Liberation and
topics in the correctional field were still being studied
from the point of view of type of headings needed
and proper authorities to consult in establishing such
headings. Two representatives of the SRRT Chicanos
Task Force appeared before the Committee to
request that LC use the term Chicanos in its subject

heading structure, not as a "see reference" to Mexi-
can Americans nor as a substitute for the latter reim,
but as an additional heading to represent
Americans of Mexican heritage who see themselves 's
separate from the Anglo community. The Committee
asked two members to make a further study of this
problem before recommending such an action to LC.
A proposal was advanced and discussed regarding
the development of the Council of Regional Groups
as a communication pathway with LC through the
interface of the Subject Analysis and Organization of
Library Materials Committee. A statement was read
expressing LC's readiness and enthusiasm for such a
structure. The Chairman of the Committee agreed to
extend the Committee's interest to the Chairman of
the CRG, including specific suggestions for imple-
menting this type of communication through a forum
at the ALA meeting in Las Vegas in June.
Winifred Duncan, Chairman of the Cataloging of
Children Materials Committee, reported on items
that had been discussed at meetings of her committee
during Midwinter. Announcement was made of an
indexing seminar which was to be held at the Pratt-
Manhattan Center, New York City, on February 7-9.
The Subject Analysis Committee members were
provided with an orientation of the LC Subject Cata-
loging Division by staff members of the division for
two hours on Tuesday, January 30.
[Edward J. Blume]

The Government Documents Round Table meeting
on January 29 was concerned with the question of
access to Federal information. The Round Table
Coordinator, Bernadine Hoduski, Library of Region
VII of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Kansas City, Mo., opened the session by introducing
William G. Phillips, Staff Director of the House of
Representatives Subcommittee on Foreign Operations
and Government Information.
Mr. Phillips recalled that the Subcommittee on
Government Information was founded in 1955 and
was headed until the last Congress by Representative
John E. Moss. After a lengthy and complex period of
hearings the Freedom of Information Act was passed
in 1966. This Act for the first time gave citizens the
right of free access to Government information in the
Executive Branch. In 1972, when the Act had been
operative for six years, a detailed review of its opera-
tions was begun by the Subcommittee under its
Chairman, Congressman William S. Moorhead of
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resulted, and these demonstrate, Mr. Phillips stated,
how secrecy-minded the Government bureaucracy is.
Following the unanimous adoption by the Committee
on Government Operations of the report on Adminis-
tration of the Freedom of Information Act (House
Report 92-1419) in September 1972, Congressman
Moorhead introduced a bill to plug loopholes in the
1966 Act. The bill is to be reintroduced in the 93d
Congress. While the present conflict between the
Executive and Legislative branches clouds the out-
look for speedy passage of legislation, the Subcom-
mittee hopes to gain support for amending the Act
and welcomes relevant information from librarians
and other interested parties.
The question-and-answer period that followed Mr.
Phillips' background statement touched on a number
of problems in this area: the removal by Government
agents of documents on open shelves, the lack of
indexes to many of the documents subject to public
disclosure, the time lag on the release of diplomatic
documents (Executive Order 11652 of March 8, 1972
reduced the delay to 20 years), and access to papers
in Presidential libraries.
In answer to a question about non-access to unclas-
sified documents subsequently given a security classi-
fication, Mr. Phillips said that the tendency is to
overclassify documents. Since the 1966 Act was
passed, no one has been penalized for overclassifying
a document. The Subcommittee is continuing to
work on these problems and is interested in receiving
reports on access to Federal information.

The International Documents Task Force of the
Government Documents Round Table met on Janu-
ary 30 under Mina Pease. Chairman and Coordinator
of the Round Table, who has recently moved to

London to accept a position as Editor for Documents
Research with International University Publications,
Ltd. Miss Pease announced the appointment of Mrs.
Margaret Klein, Center for Research, College of Busi-
ness, Pennsylvania State University, as the Task
Force's membership secretary.
It was reported that the program for the Task
Force at the Las Vegas Conference will include
reports on the August 1972 Geneva symposium on
intergovernmental documentation and other ongoing
activities in the field of international documents.
The possibility of holding a joint session at Las
Vegas with the International Relations Round Table
was raised and it was left for the chairmen of the two
groups to discuss. The desirability of cooperating
with the Association of International Libraries was
emphasized and Task Force members were referred
for membership information to Edgar A. J. Johnson,
Librarian of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Among the various proposals put before the meet-
ing was one on the creation of a working group on
bibliography of international organizations. This
writer volunteered to serve on such a group and was
asked to be its chairman. A major proposal by the
Coordinator concerned the holding of a national
workshop/symposium on international documents in
1975. Because of the complexity of the project and
the lack of time for detailed consideration it was
agreed that the Coordinator be permitted to explore
the possibilities for funding without committing the
Task Force and that she report on the results at the
Las Vegas conference.
Other subjects were touched on briefly and agree-
ment was reached on establishing a working group on
the problems of United Nations depository libraries.
Participants were reminded of the visit by Task Force
members to the United Nations Information Center
in Washington, D.C., February 1. [Robert W. SchaafI

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