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Vol. 32, No. 10

March 9, 1973

Lloyd A. Pauls has been appointed to the newly-
created position of Investigator in the Equal Opportu-
nity Office. Mr. Pauls has been serving as one of the
four Equal Opportunity Officers since September
1971 when the former Fair Employment Practices
Program, in existence since 1962, was expanded and
renamed the Equal Opportunity Program. Congress
approved last October a request from the Library for
a supplemental appropriation which makes possible
the establishment of several permanent positions for
the activity. [Announcements of the appointments of
Thomas C. Brackeen as Coordinator and of Mrs.
Doreena Thomas as Secretary to the EO Office
appeared in the Information Bulletins of January 19
(pp. 15-16) and January 26 (p. 32), respectively.]
Mr. Pauls joined the Library staff in 1961 on a
(Continued on p. 82)

By Mike Hudson
Striking out the old and ushering in the new for the
Library's Training Office has involved moving from
cramped quarters in the Main Building to new and
stylish surroundings at the Navy Yard and an ap-
praisal of training programs to date. If a few head-

aches are part of the process, as they invariably are,
they haven't distracted the Training Office from their
appointed mission: better training for more people.
The Training Office took its leave of the Main
Building as a step not only to relieve the pressure of
space in the Main Building, but to improve and
expand the training opportunities for Library per-
The new offices are housed on the third floor of
building 159 at the Navy Yard, amid brightly painted
walls and decorative furnishings.
According to Harvey Joiner, Training Officer for
(Continued on p. 80)

Procurement and Supply Division
Move to Navy Yard Annex
On February 28 part of the Procurement and
Supply Division was moved to the third floor of
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex. The location of
those sections that were moved is as follows: Con-
tracting and Procurement Section, Rooms 325 and
333; Materiel Section, Room 327; Chief, Procure-
ment and Supply Division, Room 331.
The Receiving Section and the Supply Unit of
the Materiel Section were not involved in the move
and, therefore, remain at their present location.
There is no change in any of the division's tele-
phone numbers.

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Color Exhibit Supported With Grant ... 79
Children's Literature Lecture Broadcast ... 79
Credit Union 38th Annual Meeting ... 78
Harrell and Goode to Perform . ... 79
Judge Rules in Ringer Case . ... 78
Library of Congress Publications . ... 84
New Reference Works. . 84-86
News in the Library World . ... 86
Parking Limitations Proposed .s. .... 80
Pauls Named EO Investigator . ... 77, 82
Procurement and Supply Division Moved 77
Staff News ................... 82-84
Tax Forms Made Available . ... 80
Training Office Moved . .... 77, 80-82
Visitors to LC . ... 79-80
Appendix I-MLA and ARSC ..... .. A-63-A-65
Appendix II-ALA . .... A-65-A-70


Reports and statistics were read, board members
elected, and door prizes awarded at the 38th annual
meeting of the Library of Congress Federal Credit
Union, held in the Coolidge Auditorium on February
21. Approximately 90 of the Credit Union's 3,202
members attended and were welcomed by 1972 Presi-
dent Arthur J. Lieb, Subject Cataloging Division, who
reported on the year's activities. Ralph L. Henderson,
Loan Division, presented statistics from the 1972
Treasurer's Report and fielded questions from the
audience about the report.
Attention then turned to the election of Elmer
Booze, Music Division, and Elizabeth B. Zach, Gen-
eral Reference and Bibliography Division, to fill posi-
tions on the Board of Directors held, until recently,
by Beatrice H. Jones, CRS, and John A. Beglin, Place-

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ment Office, whose terms of office have expired. Mr.
Henderson was re-elected to the Board. (Each of nine
Directors is elected for a three-year term, with three
members retiring or standing for re-election each
year.) They join current members of the Board
Edward Knight, CRS, John J. Kominski, General
Counsel, Mr. Lieb, Jack McDonald, Jr., Reference
Department, Jennifer Magnus, Order Division, and
Peter Watters, Reference Department. James Mc-
Govern, Subject Cataloging Division, was elected to
fill an opening on the Credit Committee, a three-
member panel which meets twice weekly with James
Mitchell, Credit Union Office Manager, to review loan
applications submitted to the Credit Union. The
other two members of the Committee are Mrs. Patri-
cia S. Hines, Catalog Management Division, and Hugh
B. McNeil, Card Division.
The meeting closed with questions from the floor
and the drawing for door prizes, including the first
prize, a black and white portable television, awarded
to Nancy Haldeman, Subject Cataloging Division.
The Board of Directors of the Credit Union met on
Friday, February 23, to elect their officers and to
outline their activities and responsibilities for the
year. Those elected to serve for 1973 are Ralph L.
Henderson, President, Peter Watters, Vice-President,
Arthur J. Lieb, Treasurer, and Elizabeth B. Zach,


Judge William B. Jones ruled in U.S. District Court
on February 28 in favor of the plaintiff in a suit
brought against the Librarian of Congress by Barbara
A. Ringer. Miss Ringer, now Director of the Copy-
right Division in the Office of International Standards
and Legal Affairs of UNESCO, was formerly Assistant
Register of Copyrights. She had charged the Librarian
with discriminating on the grounds of both sex and
race in failing to appoint her Register of Copyrights.
Judge Jones ordered that the plaintiffs motion for
summary judgment be granted and issued a declara-
tory judgment stating that it was the opinion of the
Court that the Library failed to follow its own pub-
lished procedures (LCR 2010-3) with respect to equal
opportunity and declared the appointment of the
current Register of Copyrights null and void.
The Librarian has asked the Department of Justice
to seek a stay of the Court's order pending a request
for the filing of an appeal.


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March 9, 1973


A grant of $10,000 from the National Endowment
for the Arts will aid in the preparation of a Library of
Congress exhibit entitled "Color in the Graphic
Scheduled to open in the Library late in 1973 or
early in 1974, this major exhibition will draw on the
Library's collections to explain and illustrate the
artist's, the philosopher's, and the scientist's fascina-
tion with color from ancient times to the present day.
With the NEA grant the Library will prepare one
section of panels designed specifically to travel. After
the close of the larger exhibit in the Library, this
section will be offered as a traveling exhibit to librar-
ies and museums throughout the United States.

Children's Literature Lecture
to be on Radio Broadcast

A lecture by Erik Haugaard on Hans Christian
Andersen. which was presented at the Library
under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall
Poetry and Literature Fund on March 5, will be
broadcast in the Washington, D.C. area by radio
station WGMS-AM (570) and FM (103.5) on
Saturday, March 17, at 9:30 p.m.


On Friday evening, March 16, the Gertrude Clarke
Whittall Foundation in the Library of Congress will
sponsor a concert of chamber music for violoncello
and piano. The artists for this concert are Lynn
Harrell, violoncello, and Richard Goode, piano. Their
program will include "Pohadka" by Leog Janicek;
Suite No. 3 in C major, for violoncello alone, by
Johann Sebastian Bach; Fantasia Contrappuntistica,
for piano alone, by Ferruccio Busoni; and Sonata in F
major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms.
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, March
12. 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.


Russian Publishers
The Librarian of Congress and other Library offi-
cials entertained a delegation of publishers from the
U.S.S.R. on February 23 at a luncheon in the Whittall
Pavilion. The visitors also toured the Main Building
and paid a special visit to the Slavic and Central Euro-
pean Division under the guidance of Paul L. Horecky,
Chief of the Division, and Robert V. Allen, Area
The Russian delegation included Boris I. Stukhalin,
Chairman, State Committee for Publishing Houses,
Printing Plants and the Book Trade, U.S.S.R. Council
of Ministers; Sergey S. Ivan'ko, Chief Editor for Artis-
tic Literature of the State Committee; Vasiliy S.
Moldavan, Chief Editor for Social and Political Litera-
ture of the State Committee; Yuriy V. Torsuyev,
Director of the Progress Publishing House; and
Aleksey I. Revin, Director of the Soviet Encyclopedia
Publishing House.
Two other Russian visitors were Vladimir Orlov,
First Secretary of the Embassy in Washington, D.C.,
and Yuri Melnik, a member of the Russian Trade
The Association of American Publishers sponsored
the Russians' visit to the United States, and the
Association President, Ambassador Edward Korry,
with two members of the Washington office, Susan
Engelhart and Richard Kleeman, accompanied the
Russians to the Library. Mark Carroll, former Secre-
tary of the Association and currently Director of
Publications for the National Park Service, was also a

Librarians and Library Students
Mrs. Aida de Cabarrus, Head, Catalog Section,
World Health Organization Library, Geneva, Switzer-
Wilson Aiyepeku, Lecturer in Library Science,
Ibadan University, Ibadan, Nigeria, and candidate for
Ph. D., Library School, University of Wisconsin.
Mrs. Choosri Swasdisongkram, Archivist of Thai-
land, Bangkok, recipient of a UNESCO grant for

training at the National Archives here.
Mrs. Purificacion Arafol, Records Specialist,
Manila, The Philippines, also a recipient of a grant
from UNESCO for training at the National Archives.
Eighteen school librarians from Bel Air, Harford
County, Md., with Mary Ellen Kennedy as leader of
the group.
Jean Kennelly and an introductory class in library
science from Howard Community College, Columbia,


Parking will be even more of a problem for Library
of Congress employees if a proposal reported in the
Washington Star-News is adopted. According to the
Star, the Department of Highways and Traffic is con-
sidering the issuance of windshield stickers to resi-
dents of "congested residential parking areas" like
Capitol Hill; cars of non-residents would be allowed
to park for up to two hours between 9 a.m. and
4 p.m.
The proposal is still in the formative stage. Com-
munity meetings are planned before formal public
hearings are held. City Council approval is required
for the plan to be put into effect.


A taxpayer can voluntarily designate on Federal
income tax Form 4875 if he wants $1 of his tax
payment to be used to finance the presidential cam-
paign of the party of his choice or to be used for a
nonpartisan fund to benefit all candidates. Federal
Forms 4875 for this purpose are available at the
following locations in the Library:

Main Building

Annex Building

Crystal Mall Annex

Massachusetts Avenue

Hallway near Room C-125
(formerly outside Room
MB G-115)

Lobby near Room A-2004

Office of the Register of
Copyright Room 513


Navy Yard Annex

Pickett Street Annex

Taylor Street Annex

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Fiscal Office

Geography and Map Divi-
sion Office

Division for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped,
Reference Section

Correction: The article regarding the Law Library
housing and servicing sets of Congressional docu-
ments in the Information Bulletin of February 23,
page 64, should have stated that the sets were for-
merly handled by the Serial Division and not by the
Serial Record Division.

(Continued from p. 77)

the Library, the new complex of four classrooms-
two of which can be converted into a larger room
when class size necessitates-typing room quarters, a
lounge area for participants, a snack bar, and the
administrative offices, will not be functional for
several weeks. But in the meantime it is still business
as usual for the Training Office. Some courses have
started there already; for example, "Supervision and
Group Performance" is underway now. Eventually
every course falling within the domain of the Training
Office, excepting a course in law librarianship, will be
held at the Navy Yard facilities.
Of special significance to the new offices will be the
typing room with desks for 22 students. In the offing
is a position for a typing instructor and plans for
streamlining the course structure as much as possible.
The emphasis will be on better evaluation of the
individual in each phase of instruction and on a
gradual shift to self-teaching methods.
"In all the programs," explained Mr. Joiner, "con-
tinued stress will be placed on procedural methods of
evaluation for the individual trainee." In principle,
the Training Office, Library management, and the
employee should work as a closely-knit unit toward
individual and program evaluation, but as has been
true in the past, responsibility for feedback informa-
tion has come to rest squarely on the shoulders of the
immediate supervisor, who in most cases nominates
the individual for a particular course, of both the
in-house nature and those offered on a Government-
wide basis. Of what benefit has the program been to

March 9, 19'73


T-AM*i 01 OIrCE



Han cr Joiner, Chief of the Training Office, with a welcome smile
for trainees at the new offices Becky Costello

Discussion by classmates on the problems of supervision

Mr. Bebo and Mrs. Krebs

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the trainee, how can it be improved, and Where
should the emphasis be placed for future classes, are
the kinds of questions the Training Office, through a
winnowing process, hopes to respond to.
With new offices and instructional facilities the
Training Office plans to expand its staff from the
present three to nine. Besides Mr. Joiner, the staff
includes two Employee Development Specialists, Mrs.
Catherine Krebs, and Keith Bebo, and one Employee
Development Assistant, Becky Costello. Mr. Joiner
forsees the need for six Career Specialists and three
assistants as class size increases and the need for staff
becomes more apparent.
At present, however, the Training Office is taking
pains to assure that the transition of classes from the
Main Building to the Navy Yard is as smooth as possi-
ble. The Central Services Division will provide trans-
portation to and from classes by shuttle service,
which leaves the Library every hour and returns on
the half hour, while those trainees coming from
places other than the Main Building and using their
own transportation, will have parking privileges. Mr.
Joiner urges that those with questions and special
problems contact the Training Office, either in
person, for which leave will be granted, or by calling
extension 6348 or 6349 during regular office hours
from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
With quality control and careful attention to detail,
Mr. Joiner suggested that it will still take "one full
cycle of classes"-enrollment, instruction, and
feedback-before all the kinks can be ironed out.
Minor problems and headaches notwithstanding,
the Library's Training Office has opened its new
doors for business.

(Continued from p. 77)

part-time basis while attending Howard University.
He became a full-time employee in the Stack and
Reader Division in July 1963 when he assumed the
position of Tour Leader. He held successively respon-
sible positions in that division, including Supervisor
of the Issue, Charge, and Searching Unit, and Super-
visor of Extended Service. Since 1968, Mr. Pauls has
been serving as Head of the Stack Service Section. He
has demonstrated in the positions he has held both in
the Stack and Reader Division and as a part-time
Equal Opportunity Officer his ability to work suc-
cessfully with people and to communicate effectively.
Since joining the EO Program, Mr. Pauls completed

training courses in Affirmative Action Programs and
Investigation of Complaints of Discrimination, both
of which were given by the Civil Service Commission.
He has also completed training programs in Super-
vision and Group Performance, Introduction to Cata-
loging, and Professional Orientation.
As Investigator in the EO Office, Mr. Pauls, under
the direction of the Coordinator, will conduct investi-
gations of charges of alleged discrimination brought
by members of the staff or by applicants for employ-
ment, and will make special studies relating to equal
Mr. Pauls is married and resides with his wife and
three children in Hillcrest Heights, Md.


Mrs. Dorothy L. Johnson, Senior Film Editor in the
Photoduplication Service, was presented a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin on March 5 by F. E.
Croxton, Administrative Department Director.
Mrs. Johnson began her Federal career in 1943 with
the War Department, where she was employed for
three years before joining the Library's Photoduplica-
tion Laboratory staff as a Microphotographer in Janu-
ary 1947. She has been promoted to progressively
responsible positions and was appointed to her pres-
ent position in January 1960.
Jerry R. James, Field Director of the LC Office in
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, was presented with a 20-year
Federal Service Award pin on February 8. The pre-
sentation was made on LC's behalf by U.S. Ambassa-
dor Malcolm Toon in ceremonies held at the Embassy
Mr. James came to the Library in 1966 as the first
Field Director of the NPAC Regional Acquisitions
Center for Eastern Africa. In 1968 he was reassigned
to LC's Office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a post he
held until the summer of 1971, when he assumed his
present position in Belgrade. Before joining LC, Mr.
James was with the U.S. State Department, as Librar-
ian and Book Translations Officer in Thailand
(1951-53), and subsequently as Cultural Attache in
Panama, Ecuador, and Bolivia (1954-62). From 1962
through 1965 he was Chief of Latin American
Regional Programs in the Department's Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Exchange. He received a
Department of State Incentive Award in 1962. and an
Outstanding Performance rating in 1972.

March 9. 1973


Gupta Made New Delhi Field Director
Eunice S. Gupta has been named Field Director of
the LC Office in New Delhi, India, succeeding
Rodney G. Sarle, who was recently appointed Field
Director of LC's Office in Rio de Janeiro.
Mrs. Gupta joined the New Delhi staff in 1962 as
Assistant Chief of Cataloging for the PL-480 South
Asia Program. In 1%5 she was promoted to Principal
Cataloger for Indic Materials, and in 1967 to Assis-
tant Field Director for Cataloging. In that position
she has been responsible for recruiting, training, and
supervising a sizable staff of catalogers and bibliogra-
phers, and coordinating all cataloging operations.
including the preparation of preliminary cataloging
cards and the numerous accessions lists and indexes
issued by the New Delhi Office. She also has been
serving as cataloging consultant for the LC Office in
Born in Oshkosh, Wise., Mrs. Gupta received a B.A.
degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and
a master's in library science from the University of
Denver in 1IU.O. BeliOre coming to LC. she was for 10
years Senior Cataloger in the University of Wisconsin
Lihrar\ with special responsibility for materials in
)non-Roiiian alphabets.
Mrs. Gupta has a special interest and facility in
languages. Her formal study has included Latin,
Spanish, German. French, Chinese, Sanskrit, Hebrew,
Arabic. Hindi. Telegu. and Urdu. In her 10 years with
the New Delhi office she has further acquired a good
working knowledge of over a dozen Indic languages.
Mrs. Gupta received Outstanding Performance
ratings in 1964 and 1972. She is married and has two
Her appointment becomes effective in early April.

Appointments: Mary L. Anderson, card drawing clerk,
GS-3, Card, 11-500, David Byrne, card drawing clerk, GS-3,
Card, 11-500; Vicki C. Clarke. clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ,
8-500; Paula M. Crumlin, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 8-500;
Maggie R. Dupree. clerk-typist. GS-3, Place & Class, 4618;
Michael J. Dwyer, research assistant, GS-5, FRD, 4614;
Natalie K. Jenkins, editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS A, 4533;
Richard M. Meadows, reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R,
5-600. Welford J. McCaffrey, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card,
11-500; James Terry, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-500;
Richard M. Levine, research analyst, GS-7, FRD, 4494;
Calvin F. Wilham%. library aid, GS-1, S&R, NP.
Temporary Appointments: Henry T. Canaday, economic
analyst, GS-7, CRS, 4413; Gary L. Galemore, information

resource assistant, GS-5. ('RS, 4488; John E. Galgano, read-
ing room assistant. GS-2, S&R, 4-600; Sara Hines. economics
analyst. GS-7, CRS, 4413: Brijn J. Mohler, economics
analyst, GS-7. CRS, 4413; Angela Sue Taylor. inquiries
record clerk, GS-3, CRS. 4545.
Promotions: Irene Y. Bailey, photodup, to section secre-
tary, GS-5, Orientalia, 4429; Brenda Holmes, to library
technician, GS-6, MARC Ed, 4627; Romola 1. Mulln'. to
placement specialist. GS-9, Place & Class, 4574; Frank J.
Williams, III, to deck attendant. GS-3, S&R, 2-600.
Transfer: George H. Walser, GR&B, to bibliographer, GS-9,
CRS L, 4531.
Resignations: Hugh J. Colihan, CRS A; Charles G. Greene,
ISO; Brenda L. Helms, Cop Exam; David J. Kelley, S&R;
Thomas M. McKittrick, Cop Exam; Ronald E. Palmer, Bldgs
Mgmt; Carol A. Seidl, Cat Publ; Isaac Showell. LLO; Theo-
dore S. Snodgrass, Photodup; Charles W. Tollefsen, Ord; Rita
M. Volz, E&G; Beth Ann Wilansky, CRS EP.

Edmond L. Applebaum, Assistant Director (Acqui-
sitions and Overseas Operations), Processing Depart-
ment, is editor of a Reader In Technical Se'rices.
(Washington, National Cash Register Co., $10.95).
The 266-page volume is the seventh to appear in the
"Reader Series in Library and Information Science"
produced by NCR, 901 26th St., N.W., Washington.
D.C. 20037.
Alan Jabbour, Head of the Archive of Folk Song,
has been elected 2nd Vice President of the Associa-
tion for Recorded Sound Collections. His term of
office will be for two years.
John B. Kuiper, Head of The Motion Picture Sec-
tion in the Prints and Photographs Division. lectured
at an Eisenstein Celebration sponsored by New York
University and Anthology Film Archives early in
February in New York City. Also on the program,
which was held in celebration of the late film direc-
tor's 75th birthday, were Annette Michelson, Depart-
ment of Cinema Studies, NYU; Jon Barna, film
historian and author of a new biography on Eisen-
stein; and Jay Leyda of York University (Canada).
author of Kino, A History of the Russian and Soviet

Charles C. Neel and Sandra L. Havens were married
on Friday, February 16, at the Clarendon United
Methodist Church, Arlington, Va. Mr. Neel is a
Bindery and Finish Helper in the Central Services
Division, and Mrs. Neel is a school teacher at the
Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia.

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The Library of Congress Professional Association
will hold a reception for all members in the Whittall
Pavilion at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14.
Refreshments will be served.


Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 64,
No. 2, February 1973. (pp. 67-139.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at $1 for single
monthly issues, except June and December for $1.75,
or $11.50 a year, domestic, and $14.50 a year, for-

The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
December 1972, (xx, 693 p.) July-September 1972.
Part I: A-E. (xx, 948 p.) Part II: F-Kit. (878 p.) Part
III: Kui-N. (938 p.) Part IV: O-Sor. (901 p.) Part V:
Sos-Z. (846 p.) Compiled by the Library of Congress
with the cooperation of the Resources Committee of
the Resources and Technical Services Division, Ameri-
can Library Association. For sale by the Card Divi-
sion, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard
Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541, for $730 a year.

Press Releases: No. 73-7 (February 20) Chinese Law
Exhibit opened at the Library of Congress; No. 73-8 (Febru-
ary 23) Librarian of Congress designates division of District
of Columbia Public Library as Regional Library for Blind and
Physically Handicapped; No. 73-9 (February 23) Award-
winning children's author Erik C. Haugaard to lecture at
Library of Congress on March 5; No. 73-10 (February 26)
Children's Book Section of Library of Congress marks 10th

Library of Congress Regulations: No. 2011-4 (page 1)
(Febraury 21) states current procedures concerning Personnel
Action Recommendatons; No. 2010-1, 2010-2, 2010-3
(February 23) referred to the Library's long-standing policy
on equal employment opportunity.

Special Announcements: No. 544 (February 20) called
attention to international registered mail; no. 545 (February
23) distributed the Library's Equal Employment Opportu-
nity Plan of Affirmative Action for Fiscal Year 1973; no. 546
(February 23) announced the appointment of Hamilton B.
Webb, M.D., as the Library's Medical Officer: no. 547 (Febru-
ary 26) scheduled the Bloodmobile visit on March 12, 1973.


Kaigiroku sisakuin; General Index to Debates, of
the 58th 60th Diets; 1967-68 (Tokyo, National Diet
Library, 1972. 794 p.) a counterpart of the United
States Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions,
is the first computer-processed index issued by the
National Diet Library. The Japan Information Center
for Science and Technology has been issuing a series
of computer-processed abstracts printed in mixed
Chinese, Japanese, and roman scripts for some time.
Since the 39th Extra Session in 1961 of the Japa-
nese Diet, the National Diet Library has issued an
index to the proceedings of Diet sessions. [There is
no index for the prewar records of the Imperial Diet
sessions (1-92nd) from 1890-1947, or for the postwar
Diet sessions (1st-38th) from 1947-61.] The proceed-
ings of the Diet sessions and of committees of both
the House of Representatives and the House of Coun-
cilors are indexed by subject, speaker, and bill (in
sequence of presentation, names, and dates of
promulgation). An index of measures and a progress
chart of deliberations on bills are listed by Diet ses-
sion (58-Regular, 59-Extraordinary, and 60-
Extraordinary). Appended to the index are the
rosters for standing, special, and ad hoc committees
for each session and lists of bills and treaties arranged
in Japanese syllabary order.
The table of contents for the Diet proceedings is
arranged in syllabary order by speaker including notes
made during the meeting. An index by subject helps
to identify speakers who spoke on the subject. Pre-
viously, only Diet Members were cited in the index of
speakers, but in this issue the scope has been
expanded to include Ministers of States, senior
Government officials, and other witnesses. In the
subject index, the name of the Diet Member and his
political party affiliation have been added.
Of special significance is the fact that the present
volume represents the first experiment by the Na-
tional Diet Library to computerize compilation of
such lists in the Japanese language. This shows that
the NDL now has the capability of producing a print
out in mixture of kanji (Chinese characters), kana
(letter of the Japanese syllabary), and alphanumerics
after computer-processing.
The entire volume of the present index was not
computer processed. The computerized method was
used to compile the index of speakers (pp. 73-437),
the table of subjects (pp. 439-473) and the subject
index (pp. 475-691), comprising some 600 pages or
three-fourths of the volume. The rest, including the

March 9, 1973

index of measures, the progress chart of deliberation
on bills. etc., was compiled manually as in previous
Copies of the index are available for reference in
the Orientalia Division and in the Far Eastern Law
Division. [Thaddeous Y. Ohtaa]

Chinese Periodicals in British Libraries, Handlist
No. 4, was recently published by the Trustees of the
British Museum. This compilation lists an estimated
3,200 titles, with detailed holdings, in 18 collections
in Great Britain. Most of the expenses of preparation
of this union list were borne by the Contemporary
Chinese Institute. Cards were prepared for the entries
and were distributed to various libraries known to
have significant collections of Chinese periodicals.
These libraries made appropriate additions and
changes. The data from the cards was collated and the
manuscript prepared by K. H. Wong, under the direc-
tion of Bill Brugger, Librarian of the Contemporary
China Institute. Entries are romanized according to
the Wade-Giles romanization system, even though the
Pinyin romanization is now being used for modern
books in the British Museum. A copy of this recent
Handlist is available for consultation in the Orientalia
Division. [Edwin G. Beal, Jr.]

The Index To Current Urban Documents, Volume
1, No. 1/2, July-October 1972, has been published
recently by Greenwood Press, Inc. This Index closes a
major bibliographic gap in the field of government
publications by making available, for the first time,
complete and detailed bibliographic descriptions of a
majority of official documents issued annually by the
larger cities and counties in the United States. The
publishing program for the Index was completed with
the cooperation and assistance of municipal officials,
local public libraries, municipal reference libraries,
and major research libraries. Ultimately the program
will attempt to catalog and index documents issued
by 154 cities of 100,000 or more inhabitants and 24
counties of one million or more inhabitants as deter-
mined by the 1970 census. The cover of this first
issues states that this is "the only guide available to
scholars and workers involved in all phases of research
in current urban studies and urban affairs."
The Index is designed to provide a record of the
official publications of the largest cities and counties
of the United States and Canada issued by govern-
ments at all levels (state, provincial, and federal)

which relate specifically to those cities and counties,
as well as documents published or sponsored by such
agencies as authorities, special districts, and regional
councils which have jurisdiction over them.
Documents selected for inclusion are those con-
cerned with public affairs, i.e., social, political, eco-
nomic, and public administration. Not included are
documents related to municipal matters, such as
those which might be published by municipally or
county-operated colleges, universities, and museums;
copyrighted materials; ephemeral, such as public
announcements in the form of flyers, broadsides, or
brochures; and periodical articles published as sepa-
The Index is composed of an author list and a
subject index. Citations in the author list are arranged
alphabetically under place name (city or county) and
by issuing department and title thereafter. These
entries are followed by the listing of documents
pertaining to those cities or counties published by
authorities, special districts, regional councils, states,
and the federal government. Each document is cited
fully including (but not limited to) main and added
entries, principal and subordinate titles, imprint, and
complete bibliographic and collation information.
Each document in the author list carries two numbers
on the top line of the entry: the Index identification
number and the microfiche ordering number. The
Index identification numbers are continuous in
sequence throughout the quarterly issues. The annual
cumulated volume will continue a new sequence of
numbers, since entries from the quarterly issues will
be merged alphabetically. The microfiche ordering
numbers will never change.
The subject index is based on an Urban Documents
thesaurus which has been developed by the editorial
staff for the Index. The terms employed in the the-
saurus were drawn chiefly from Subject Headings, 7th
edition (Library of Congress), the Urban Glossary
(U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment, 1971) and A Library Classification for Public
Administration Materials, by S. H. Glidden (Public
Administration Service and the American Library
Association, 1942). Entries in the subject index con-
tain either shortened titles or descriptors and refer to
the full entry in the author list via the Index identifi-
cation number.
The Index is published quarterly in July, October,
January, and April and the annual subscription rate
to the quarterly paperbound edition is $75 with the
annual cumulated volume available only to sub-
scribers to the quarterly for $30. The Index is avail-

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able from the Greenwood Press, Inc., 51 Riverside
Ave., Westport, Conn. 06880. The Index is available
for reference in the Newspaper and Current Periodical
Reading Room. [Bernard A. Bernier, Jr.]

The most recent issue of the Soviet statistical year
book Narodnoe Khoziaistvo SSSR, 1922-1972 (Mos-
cow, Statistika, 1972. 847 p.) provides extensive data
on the current status of the Soviet economy and
culture, as well as a series of retrospective tables
detailing the changes in each of the 14 constituent
republics of the Soviet Union since the Union was
formed in 1922. Information is also provided for each
of the autonomous republics and national districts
which form part of a number of the union republics.
The volume does not, however, contain the appendix
defining terms and statistical practices which was
printed in the volume for 1970 and a number of
preceding years. A copy of this handbook can be con-
sulted in the Slavic Room reference collection.
[Robert V. Allen]


Soviets to Join Copyright Convention
The Soviet Union has announced its intention to
observe copyrights on books, music, and movies by
non-Soviet citizens. In a-letter from Soviet Foreign
Minister Andrei A. Gromyko to Rend Maheu, Direc-
tor General of UNESCO, the Russians expressed their
desire to become a member state of the Universal
Copyright Convention. Soviet adherence to this con-
vention will become effective on May 27.

Seminars, Institutes, Meetings Scheduled
The Syracuse University School of Library Science
will sponsor a seminar from May 21 through June 1,
to be offered by the University Division of Summer
Sessions and designated LSC 620, Advanced Topics:
Art & Museum Librarianship. The program will
included the following subjects: production and
dissemination of art publications and pictorial mate-
rials, documentation and access to resources, acquisi-
tion and organization of resources, and management
of art libraries. Talks by guest lecturers, field trips to
art libraries, and individual or group projects will be

integral parts of the seminar. Registrants may choose
to earn three hours credit for the seminar or may
participate on a noncredit basis. Information and
registration materials are available from Antje B.
Lemke, Syracuse University, School of Library Sci-
ence, 113 Euclid Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.
A Legal Bibliography Institute will be held in Santa
Fe, N. Mex., on April 18, under the sponsorship of
the Southwestern Chapter of the American Associa-
tion of Law Libraries, as a prelude to its annual meet-
ing beginning the following day. Law librarians, legal
researchers, and legal secretaries are invited to attend
the institute which will present mini-courses on
subjects relating to bar, county, court, firm, legisla-
tive, state, and university law libraries. Isabella
Hopkins, Co-coordinator, Legal Bibliography Insti-
tute, Criminal Justice Reference Library, 2500 Red
River, Austin, Tex. 78705, should be contacted for
additional information.
The March 19 meeting of the Society of Technical
Communication will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the
National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md., and
will feature speaker Harry Weber, Consultant in
Records Management, National Archives and Records
Service, on the topic "The Vocal Writer in Communi-
cations." Additional information may be obtained
from Harry Schecter, 2939 Van Ness St., N.W., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20008, (202) 223-4060.
The New England Technical Services Librarians will
hold their spring meeting on Saturday May 12, at the
Boston Public Library, to discuss the topic "Techni-
cal Services Costs." Pre-registration is required for the
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. meeting, and materials are available
from Jacqueline Colby, MIT Libraries. Cambridge,
Mass. 02139, or Richard Palmer, Simmons College,
Graduate School of Library Science, Boston, Mass.,

Correction: The fourth paragraph of the report on
the Association of Research Libraries 81st meeting on
page A-31 of the Information Bulletin of February
16, should have read: Stephen A. McCarthy, Execu-
tive Director of ARL, reported on recent activity. He
noted termination of the Slavic Center. effective
September 1, 1972. Since July 1, 1972 the Chinese
Center has been funded by matching grants from the
Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for
the Humanities.


Vol. 32. No. 10

March 9, 1973

Bloomington, Ind., February 1-4, 1973

A large turnout of between 180 to 200 members of
both MLA and ARSC attended the meetings held on
the campus of Indiana University.
At the first session on Thursday morning, February
1, a paper was read entitled "Budget-Preparation,
Defense, and Implementation." by Ruth Watanabe,
Music Librarian, Eastman School of Music, Roch-
ester. N.Y. Her talk related specifically to music li-
brary budgets. A brief outline was given of categories
for which money is budgeted, i.e. staff salaries,
books, music, recordings. supplies, etc., and sources
from which funds may come. The music librarian
must have a thorough understanding of the Library's
needs within the whole structure of the library sys-
tem and must be flexible in his relations with admin-
istrators. Good communication on all levels must be
pursued constantly All facets of the budget should
be justified by benefits reaped, both immediate and
future. Factors that raise costs, such as salary and
fringe benefit increases, costs for maintenance, new
furnishings, library materials, etc., were enumerated.
Alarming rises in costs for music scores and binding
were emphasized. A lively discussion followed which
touched on many general and individual budgetary
problems. Two areas of importance mentioned con-
cerned gifts from outside sources and how to treat
them, and the difficulty of communicating with
administrators concerning the unique needs and prob-
lems of the music library.
An Open Forum on Cataloging Problems is now an
established part of every Music Library Association
meeting. This forum, held on Thursday evening, was
chaired by Donald Seibert, Music Librarian at Syra-
cuse University and Chairman of MLA's Cataloging
and Classification Committee, assisted by Fred M.
Bindman and Mrs. Virginia Gifford, both of the Li-
brary of Congress. Mrs. Gifford, editor of the Library
of Congress Catalog: Music and Phonorecords, re-
ported on the progress made toward including orig-
inal cataloging copy from seven selected music
libraries beginning with the January-June 1973 issue
of Music and Phonorecords. A lively question and
answer period followed, in which Mr. Bindman, Head
of LC's Music Cataloging Section, asked for a vote on
several questions concerning LC cataloging practice

and also answered many cataloging and classification
questions from the floor. There was no strong objec-
tion to a proposal to discontinue the printing in
brackets of LC class numbers for phonorecord cards.
The group also voted in favor of the Library of Con-
gress continuing to leave a space between the heading
and the body of the entry on cards which do not
include a uniform title. Cards which do include a uni-
form title will now be printed without a space. A
favorable vote was also obtained for the generic term,
"sound recording," which eventually may replace the
terms "phonorecord, phonodisc, phonotape, etc.," as
now used on LC cards and described in the Anglo-
American Cataloging Rules.
The second session held on Friday morning was on
education for music librarians and was led by Don
Krummel, a faculty member of the University of Illi-
nois Library School. In preparation for this session,
each participant selected one of 13 topics dealing
with a given aspect of education for music librarian-
ship. Participants who chose the same topics met with
their respective groups in order to draw up statements
that would indicate the minimum knowledge that a
prospective music librarian should gain in library
The resulting 13 statements, read and discussed,
dealt with three types of topics: knowledge of the
materials of a music library, ability to perform the
most important kinds of music library work, and gen-
eral background knowledge. Although the tone of
this session was idealistic, practical ideas were gener-
ated that would aid library school instructors, library
administrators, and library school students.
The third session, held also on Friday morning, was
presented by E. T. Bryant, British author of books on
record collecting, music librarianship, and railroads.
His paper was "Interlibrary loan, Co-operative Pur-
chasing, and Discarding of Sound Recordings: a
Report on British Practices." The presentation was
mostly a description of the acronym GLASS (Greater
London Audio Sharing Scheme). This scheme, less
than a year old and working effectively, enables each
of the libraries in the various geographical divisions of
"greater London" to acquire all recordings within an
assigned scope through a central cooperative pur-

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chasing plan. For example, the library with the largest
financial resources has been given the responsibility
for acquiring all the latest Beethoven recordings,
while another library with a slightly smaller budget
acquires the latest Mozart recordings, and so on. The
purposes of the system are to increase the availability
of recordings to the public, to cut down on the neces-
sity for each library to purchase little-used recordings,
to make each library a unique discographical refer-
ence center for its own area, and to insure an increase
in each library's holdings.
The fourth session was held on Friday afternoon.
The first paper of this session, "Performance Practice
in Sound Archives: A University Course in Historical
Sound Recordings," was given by Richard Burns of
Syracuse University. Instigated by the approaching
centennial of the invention of the phonograph, the
purpose of the course is to trace the evolution of
musical interpretation from the late 19th century to
the present as it has been documented through the
medium of phonograph recordings. It aims to com-
pare performing traditions of different generations, as
well as to contrast the approaches to certain works by
different artists of the same generation.
Mr. Burs initially discussed his solutions to numer-
ous technical problems encountered in rendering the
old recordings usable in the course. He subsequently
dealt with its topical organization, including (1) His-
tory and techniques of sound recording; (2) Operas
and opera-singing; (3) Styles of piano-playing;
(4) Oratorio and other church genres; (5) String--
playing; (6) Orchestral conducting; and (7) Wagner.
Ilustrated with many taped excerpts from actual
course material, this paper served to make music li-
brarians aware of one extremely valuable use to
which an extensive university recorded sound archive
may be put.
George Hill of the University of California at Irvine
then presented a paper on performance practice prob-
lems in Joseph Haydn as manifested in pieces written
and arranged by the composer for mechanical instru-
ments known as flute-clocks. Although the latter
were built by P. Niemecz, librarian to Haydn's patron
Prince Esterhizy, the composer himself supervised
the preparation of the clocks so that they could re-
produce the music as he wished. Evidence of perfor-
mance practices provided by actual sound-producing
mechanisms serves as a valuable supplement to con-
temporaneous theoretical treatises, but Mr. Hill
emphasized that the great age (nearly 200 years) and
resulting mechanistic changes in the flute-clocks miti-
gate against their reliability in accurately document-

ing some aspects of 18th-century performance, espe-
cially tempo; much may nevertheless be learned
about various other aspects such as proper execution
of ornaments. The paper was amply illustrated with
slides showing the instruments and their mechanisms
as well as with tapes of several pieces. Mr. Hill con-
cluded by stressing the general importance of perfor-
mance practice, and that music librarians should be in
a position to furnish as much information as possible
on the subject.
The fifth session on Saturday morning began with a
paper by Paul Jackson on sound recording bibli-
ography. After distributing an outline of the contents
of a projected publication on the subject, Mr. Jackson
enumerated each point in it. Discussed were works on
cataloging and classification, care, storage, and main-
tenance of recordings, and selection tools, historical
surveys, periodicals, discographies, manuals, and
other types of bibliographical sources.
A paper by Gerald Gibson of the Library of Con-
gress stated that the record archivist must know:
(1) a general background of the history of recorded
sound; (2) bibliographies of the field; (3) sources for
purchasing sound recordings; (4) where to acquire
recordings of speeches, "pirated" recordings, and
other private issues; (5) Cataloging and classification;
(6) recording and playback equipment; (7) techniques
of recording and dubbing; (8) copyright law;
(9) preservation and storage of materials;
(10) service to patrons; (11) administration, budget,
public relations, etc., and (12) have bachelor's and
master's degrees in a specialized field of knowledge. A
lively discussion of these points concluded the
The business meeting of the Association for Re-
corded Sound Collections was held Saturday after-
noon. The initiation of a scholarly publications
project, to include discographies, was discussed at
length and a decision was made to begin it in the
hope that within the year significant progress could
be realized. A need for the instruction of non-music
record archivists in the application of the AA Catalog-
ing Rules for cataloging non-music recordings was
also emphasized, due to the feeling of the member-
ship that many of these archivists seemed to be un-
aware of the existence of these or any other rules that
may be used for the cataloging of their collections.
The last session of the joint meeting of MLA/ARSC
held on Sunday morning was a paper by Robert
Carneal of the Recorded Sound Section, Library of
Congress. Mr. Carneal spoke on the handling of cylin-
der recordings at the Library of Congress, touched on


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such points as packing, shipping, repairing, identify-
ing, and storing of cylinder recordings, and discussed
the proper methods (and the possible problems if
ihe, were not followed) of cleaning cylinders.
The major portion of Mr. Carneal's paper was de-
voted to the two methods used (acoustic and electri-
cal) to replay and dub cylinder recordings and the
advantages and disadvantages of each. He accom-
panied his talk with drawings to illustrate various

technical points and slides of the specific operations
within the recording lab. The session concluded wili
a tape recording of cylinder recorded music, through
which Mr. Carneal illustrated and pointed out the
various techniques previously discussed. Flhl, irn
the paper Mr. Carneal answered questions and dis-
cussed several technical points with members of the
audience. [Fred M. Bindman, Jerry F. Emanmul,
Gerald D. Gibson, Harry H. Price, Dean Strohmeyer]


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

The second meeting of this committee was called to
order by Chairman Winifred Duncan. This special
meeting included representatives of commercial cata-
loging establishments who were invited to participate
in an exchange with the committee regarding the
endorsement by ALA of Library of Congress practice
as a standard in the cataloging of children's literature.
Present were Jessica L. Harris, Library Science
Department, Queens College, and Theodore C. Hines,
School of Library Service, Columbia University, who
had recently conducted a survey of commercial cata-
logers to establish their views about the ALA recom-
mendation. The survey established that the
commercial catalogers favored standardization and, in
fact, anything that would speed up the cataloging and
processing of materials. CIP was cited as a great step
in this direction and the response to this program was
thought to be very favorable. It was brought out that
although people in the field favor adherence to LC
practice as a standard, few really know what it is. The
meeting agreed that an article defining the recom-
mended standard should be prepared as soon as
possible so that it could appear in library literature
before the ALA meeting in Las Vegas. There was also
a discussion of LC's treatment of children's literature
with questions concerning the application of subject
headings and classification with recommendations for
changes and improvements. [Divna Todorovich].

The meeting was called to order under the chair-
manship of Linda Fein, who gave a brief history of
the committee and its duties for the benefit of the
visitors present. It was established that this was not a
new committee but a new name for what was
formerly known as the Children's Books in Relation
to Radio and Television Committee. The purpose of
the committee, however, to act as consultants to
radio and television producers of children's programs,
was unchanged. It was reported that the originally
good relationship between this committee and the
producers had deteriorated as the latter were more
concerned with pleasing the sponsors than with ALA
support and approval. There was some discussion as
to how the committee could gain a closer working
relationship with the media so that good children's
books could get more prime time exposure.
The committee's liaison with Action for Children's
Television was also stressed. ACT is an organization
originally formed by a group of Massachusetts
mothers concerned with the quality of television pro-
gramming for children. The various activities of this
group were outlined and ways in which the com-
mittee could support them were explored. It was
thought that with the help of ACT the committee
could be more influential in the selection and use of
children's materials in the media. Plans were also
made to draw up a list of suggestions for adults


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working with children on ways of using the media.
The chairman also announced her proposed recom-
mendation to the CSD board that this committee as it
now stands be dissolved as its duties overlapped con-
fusingly with those of the Audiovisual Subcommittee
of ALA and that it be reorganized with a clear defini-
tion of its duties and functions. [Divna Todorovich]

The Children's Services Division Ad Hoc Discussion
Group of Children's Literature Specialists in Charge
of Reference Collections of Children's Books met on
Tuesday, at the Library of Congress. The meeting was
chaired by the group chairman, Virginia Haviland,
Head of the Children's Book Section, Library of Con-
gress. Maxine La Bounty, Coordinator of Children's
Services, District of Columbia Public Library, spoke
about its Illustrator Collection. James Fraser, Li-
brarian, Fairleigh-Dickinson College, talked briefly
about the new International Association for Research
in Children's Literature and plans for a 1974 ALA
preconference about reference collections and re-
search in children's literature.
[Margaret N. Coughlan]

ALA members interested in today's increasing
internationalism in children's books had an opportu-
nity to hear reports of liaison members and com-
mittee chairmen for the program of the International
Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) at the
open meeting (Children's Services Division) of the
Executive Committee of the U.S. Section of the
International Board on Books for Young People. The
meeting was co-chaired by Anne Izard, President,
ALA Children's Services Division, and Sophie Silber-
berg, President, Children's Book Council.
Ann Durell, Director of Children's Books, E. P.
Dutton Company, member of the international Exec-
utive Committee of IBBY, reported on the general
scope of IBBY's broadening program, including the
fact that 39 member nations are also conducting pro-
grams in their own countries.
Anne Pellowski, Director, Children's Cultures
Center, U.S. Committee for UNICEF, explained
IBBY's official relationship now with UNICEF as well
as with UNESCO and outlined a cooperative
IBBY-UNICEF project aimed to stimulate the pro-
duction and distribution of children's books in three
areas of the Third World-Africa, Latin America. and
Southeast Asia.
Virginia Haviland, Head, Children's Book Section,

Library of Congress, as President of the 1972 and
1974 juries for IBBY's Hans Christian Andersen
medals presented a report on national submissions of
entries and jury activities, and stated that the current
jury will meet in Greece during the spring 1974, and
the awards will be presented in Brazil in October
Della Thomas, a director of study tours abroad for
children's literature, reported on the program of the
CSD International Relations Subcommittee in making
the annual selections of books for 12 developing
countries (books donated by their publishers) and the
annual compilation of a list of American Children's
Books of International Interest for a broad inter-
national distribution.
John Donovan, Executive Director of the Chil-
dren's Book Council, added comments on IBBY's
sponsorship of International Children's Book Day,
annually celebrated on April 2, birthday of Hans
Christian Andersen.
Angeline Moscatt, Head, New York Public Library
Central Children's Room, explained the on-going
work of the CSD Committee on Selection of Foreign
Children's Books. A committee list of French, Ger-
man, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish books published
in the ALA Booklist (vol. 68, June 15, 1972, pp.
906-907) is to be followed by further lists. She noted
that, with the cessation of distribution by The Pack-
age Library of Foreign Children's Books, books listed
by the committee will be available from the Rizzoli
International Bookstore and Gallery, 712 Fifth Ave.,
New York, N.Y. 10019.
Final reports came from Phyllis Hochstettler.
American Association of School Librarians. about the
program.of the International Association of School
Librarians, and Linda Beeler on the work of the
AASL's International Relations Committee.
[Virginia Haviland]

The annual announcement reception for the Chil-
dren's Services Division's John Newbery Medal for
distinction in the writing of children's books and
Randolph J. Caldecott Medal awarded to the artist of
a distinguished picture book was given by Daniel
Melcher, sponsor of the awards, who is the son of
Frederic G. Melcher, original donor. The announce-
ment was made by Mrs. Priscilla L. Moulton, Chair-
man of the Newbery-Caldecott Awards Committee of
the Children's Services Division of ALA and Director
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The jury of 23 members, working with nominations
submitted by the CSD membership. chose as New-
bery Medal winner Jean Craighead George of
Chappaqua. N.Y., for her Julie of the ,Woles (Harper
& Row)-a story of an Eskimo girl and her extra-
ordinary relationship with wolves on the Alaskan
tundra. Mrs. George derived her impressive animal
lore from study on the tundra during a recent sum-
mer at the Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow.
She is widely admired also for her earlier Newbery
Honor Book. Myv side of the Mountains.
Honor Books for the Newbery Medal are Frog and
Toad Together by Arnold Lobel, an I Can Read book
published by Harper & Row; The Upstairs Room by
Johanna Reiss, a story of wartime hiding in Holland,
published by Thomas Y. Crowell; and The Witches of
Worm by Zilpha Snyder, a story involving children's
belief in magic, published by Atheneum.
The Caldecott Medal was awarded to Blair Lent, of
Cambridge, Mass., for his illustration of The Funny
Little Woman (E. P. Dutton), a Japanese folk tale
from Lafcadio Heam, retold by Arlene Mosel.
Honor Books for this medal are When Clay Sings,
illustrated by Tom Bahti, a picture of the Southwest
Indian's life, written by Byrd Baylor, published by
Charles Scribner's Sons; Hosie's Alphabet, created by
Leonard Baskin, published by Viking Press; Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs, a tale from the Brothers
Grimm illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, pub-
lished by Farrar, Straus & Giroux; and Anansi, the
Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, adapted and illus-
trated by Gerald McDermott, published by Holt,
Rinehart & Winston.
A final announcement on this program was that of
United States nominees for the 1974 Hans Christian
Andersen Awards, to be presented in Brazil, October
1974, at the biennial Congress of the International
Board on Books for Young People.
For the medal awarded for writing in recognition of
a total body of work, the CSD Hans Christian Ander-
sen Award Nomination Committee named Irene
Hunt. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for Up a
Road Slowly in 1967. Her Across Five Aprils was a
1965 Newbery Honor Book. Her works also include
Trail of Apple Blossoms and Promises in the Wind.
For the medal awarded for illustration the com-
mittee nominated the collaborators Ingri and Edgar
Parin d'Aulaire. They received ALA's Caldecott
Medal in 1940 for their illustrations for Abraham
Lincoln (Doubleday) which they also wrote. Their
most recent book is Trolls (Doubleday), published in
1972. Their works include picture biographies, such

as Benjamin Franklin: fiction, such as Ola; and retell-
ings of myths and legends, such as Norse Gods and
Giants and Book of Greek Myths. Two books for the
Hans Christian Andersen Honors List were also
named by the committee: The Headless Cupid
(Aiheneuni) by Zilpha Keatly Snyder, and The
Funny Little Woman (Dutton) by Arlene Mosel, illus-
trated by Blair Lent. [Virginia Hfaviland]

The Resources and Technical Services Division
Board of Directors discussed many routine reports,
but there were some items of general interest. Pro-
fessor Wesley Simonton of the University of Minne-
sota Library School, was named editor of Library
Resources and Technical Services, succeeding Robert
Wedgeworth, now ALA Executive Director. Mr.
Simonton begins his editorship with the Spring 1973
issue. According to a new policy, future articles in
LRTS will carry the date of receipt of a manuscript
and the date of the final revised version.
The report of the RTSD representative to the U.S.
Book Exchange indicated the availability for loan to
libraries of a film on the services of USBE. USBE
would welcome information about the formation of
new libraries, libraries with flood damage, or those
needing help in acquisitions. All such libraries in the
United States or elsewhere can receive help from
USBE. A reminder was made that USBE handles
books as well as serials.
Catalogers will be interested in the following: Non-
Book Materials, Organization of Integrated Collec-
tions by Weihs, Lewis, and Macdonald has been
published by the Canadian Library Association and is
available from ALA; the Subject Analysis Committee
will be studying specific subject headings and making
suggestions to LC for improvements; and investiga-
tion has begun on the feasibility of issuing a revised
edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules.
Acquisition libraries are awaiting the publication in
early fall of a new book on acquisitions by Stephen
Ford, Director of Libraries, Grand Valley State Col-
lege, Allendale, Mich.
The RTSD Acquisitions Section and the RTSD Re-
sources Committee combined to form the Resources
Section. The present committee structure of the
Acquisitions Section and the following standing com-
mittees were added: Micropublishing Projects
Committee, National Union Catalog Committee, and
the Collection Development Committee. The RTSD
Serials Section will poll its members on the question
of merging with the new Resources Section.


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The RTSD program for the Las Vegas conference,
to be cosponsored by ISAD and ACRL (Subject
Specialists), will be an all day Conference on Serial
Publications. The morning session will be a program
of speakers on the National Serials Data Program,
International Standard Bibliographic Description for
Serials, microforms, and a general overview. In the
afternoon there will be a series of mini-conferences
on topics such as subscription agents, binding,
storage/retention, selection and budget, classification,
cataloging, nonwestern serials, exchange, automation,
etc. These small sessions will be repeated twice in the
afternoon so that members may attend more than
one discussion.
Other RTSD programs include methods of card
reproduction, development of guidelines for the pur-
chase of antiquarian materials, and book catalogs in
microform. [Barbara M. Westby]

The Subject Cataloging Division arranged for a
meeting on Tuesday with representatives of the East
European and Slavic Subsection/ACRL and the
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
Studies to discuss problems in subject analysis relat-
ing to materials from Eastern Europe, particularly
with respect to the fact that LC classification sched-
ules represent a picture of political jurisdictions
which no longer conform to present-day reality.
Slavic specialists attending were: Stan Humenuk,
Kent State University; Dean Ivan Kaldor, School of
Library and Information Science, SUNY Geneseo;
Mrs. Tatjana Lorkovi6, University of Iowa Libraries;
Ray Suput, Ball State University; Wasyl Veryha,
University of Toronto, and Lubomyr Wynar, Kent
State University. The Library of Congress was rep-
resented by Edward Blume, David Remington, Myrl
Powell, and Eric Kovacic of the Subject Cataloging
As there was common agreement that this area of
specialization will require considerable modification
in the LC subject heading and classification systems,
the participants proceeded directly to working out
the mechanics of communication needed for optimal
results. The meeting produced an understanding that
the two Slavic specialist groups represented will devel-
op a systematic overview of the changes required for
successful use of the LC systems by area-oriented
students with an assignment of priorities based on the
urgency of modification. The Subject Cataloging
Division, for its part, will attempt to follow these

suggestions to the degree permitted by staff avail-
ability and workload. The first set of recommen-
dations should be submitted to the Subject
Cataloging Division before the June 1973 meeting of
the ALA. [Edward J. Blume]

The committee met twice under the chairmanship
of Leo Rift, Ithaca College. The first session was
devoted almost entirely to a discussion on the pro-
posed merger of the Serials and Acquisitions Sections
of RTSD and the Resources Committee. The com-
mittee members were opposed to the merger on the
grounds that serials, a unique form of material,
encompass more than just the acquisitions function
and therefore merit a separate section. The com-
mittee sent a resolution to the Serials Section Execu-
tive Committee opposing the merger and citing such
current activity as the National Serials Data Program,
International Serials Data System, and International
Standard Bibliographic Description for Serials as a
reason for maintaining the Serials Section as a sepa-
rate coordinating group for these projects.
At the second meeting of the committee on Tues-
day, Paul Vassallo, Director of the National Serials
Data Program, presented an audio-visual program and
discussion on the organization and current status of
the NSDP. The primary objective of NSDP is to pro-
vide a data base on serial publications for the use of
the three U.S. national libraries. Working with the
International Center for the International Serials Data
System in Paris, NSDP assigns a key title and an Inter-
national Standard Serial Number (ISSN) to serial
publications. In creating its file of serial titles, Mr.
Vassallo stated, NSDP is currently receiving informa-
tion from several sources: magnetic tapes from the
National Agricultural Library and the National Li-
brary of Medicine for currently received titles; MARC
tapes of new serials cataloged by the Library of
Congress; and specific requests for the assignment of
an ISSN to a publication.
The state of the art of serials automation was also
discussed by the committee, with particular emphasis
on the necessity for cooperation among international,
national, regional, and local systems. Other brief
topics of discussion were the implications of copy-
right for libraries and serials pricing policies with
particular emphasis upon institutional subscription
rates and simultaneous publication in hard copy and
microfilm. No action was taken on any of these top-
ics of discussion. [Mary Sauer and Elaine W. Woods]


March 9. 1973

The committee members present were: Mrs. Velma
Veneziano, Northwestern University (Chiarman); Mrs.
Henriette D. Avram, Library of Congress; John C.
Byrum, Princeton University; Paul Fasana, New York
Public Library; John Knapp, Richard Abel & Co.,
Inc.; and John Morgan, University of Toledo.
The International Standard Bibliographic Descrip-
tion was the first item on the agenda. Mrs. Avram
outlined the background and present status of the
ISBD and described its implications for the MARC
format and for LC's conversion of bibliographic
records. She also noted that inclusion of French
language records in MARC would be delayed if the
ISBD could not be implemented. It has already been
implemented by the German. French, British, and
Australian national bibliographies.
In response to a question from Mr. Fasana it was
noted that the national and international standards
for bibliographic information interchange concern
only the structure of the format; thus ISBD is not in
conflict with those standards. MARC content designa-
tion is an ALA standard and the content of MARC
records reflects the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules.
As these rules change, so does the content of MARC
The committee expressed its concern that the ISBD
for serials (ISBDS) and monographs be as consistent
with each other as possible and that there be ample
time and information provided for consideration of
the ISBDS. A resolution was passed that the RTSD
Board should recommend to the Descriptive Catalog-
ing Committee that all ISBD standards be consistent
with each other with regard to essential features such
as punctuation.
The committee agreed that RTSD should accept
the responsibility for publicizing emerging standards
through publication inLR TS.
Concern was expressed over the data elements
which will be adopted for inclusion in the national
and international systems responsible for assignment
of the International Standard Serial Number, espe-
cially the "key title" concept.
Mrs. Avram described the ISO/TC 46 Subcom-
mittee concerned with character sets, including those
for Roman, Cyrillic, and Greek languages and mathe-
matical and control symbols and asked that the
committee appoint a committee to work on this
problem with the LC representative to the inter-
national committee.

In addition to expressing its interest in appropriate
coordination, within ALA and between ALA and out.
side agencies, with respect to computer filing rules
and library codes, the committee went on record as
concurring with the LC statement concerning the
ISBN, especially: (1) that ISBN is unsuitable for the
control of catalog records and cannot, therefore, be
substituted for the LC card numbering system:
(2) that it is questionable that the benefits justify the
cost of reprogramming the LC Card Division system
to allow optional ordering of cards by ISBN; and
(3) that it is unwise to make provision of an ISBN a
condition of publisher participation in Cataloging in
The work of the International Federation of Li-
brary Associations' Working Party on Content Des-
ignators (tags, indicators, and subfield codes in
machine-readable bibliographic records) was de-
scribed by Mrs. Avram and a working paper for the
committee's comments was distributed. Mrs. Avram
stressed the interest of the Library of Congress in an
advisory committee to consult with LC on any pro-
posed changes to the MARC format. The committee
felt that an advisory function of this sort fell within
its own scope. The Library of Congress was asked to
prepare a paper defining the relationship of this com-
mittee to LC for the next meeting.
[Josephine S. Pulsifer]

The Technical Service Administrators of Emerging
Research Libraries Discussion Group met on Sunday
evening, January 28, under the chairmanship of
Michael Bruer, University of Houston.
This was the first meeting of the Emerging Re-
search Libraries Discussion Group which was formed
at the July conference as a result of action taken by
the Medium-Sized Research Libraries Discussion
Group to define minimum criteria for membership in
that group of at least one million volumes or an
annual acquisitions budget of at least $600,000.
Representatives of libraries not meeting these criteria
became members of the Emerging Research Libraries
Discussion Group.
Robert Ennen, Loyola University of Chicago, was
elected Chairman of the Emerging Research Libraries
Discussion Group for the next year.
Alternative criteria to size for membership in both
discussion groups (Emerging Research Libraries and
Medium-Sized Research Libraries) were discussed. On
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ests, and functions shared by members of both
groups, the Emerging Research Libraries Discussion
Group approved a proposal to eliminate the criterium
of size and to organize members of both groups into
discussion groups utilizing a pattern reflecting com-
mon interests, functions, or topics of discussion. The
Emerging Research Libraries Discussion Group voted
to present this proposal to the Medium-Sized Re-
search Libraries Discussion Group at their meeting for
comment and action. If no positive action is taken, at
that meeting, the Emerging Research Libraries will
seek official recognition from ALA as a discussion
group with a slight change in name to the RTSD
Technical Service Administrators of Smaller Research
Libraries Discussion Group. [Mary Sauer]

The afternoon session of the Technical Services
Directors of Large Research Libraries meeting opened
with a presentation by Paul Vassallo, Director of the
National Serials Data Program, on the activities and
status of the program. The current program officially
began in April 1972, as the third phase in a
continuing effort to control the identification of
serial publications. The first phase ofNSDP identified
data elements required and desired by libraries for
automated control of serials, and resulted in the
development of a MARC Serials Format. The second
phase concerned the operation of a pilot project
administered by the Association of Research Libraries
and supported by the National Agricultural Library
and the Council on Library Resources, Inc. The pilot
project experimented with the inputting of serial
records in machine-readable form. The current phase
three is now directed at the development of a serials
data base.

By means of a slide presentation, Mr. Vassallo de-
tailed the interfaces with the program, the inputs and
outputs, the files created, and the internal processing
activities. He explained the two major control de-
vices, the International Standard Serial Number
(ISSN) and the key title, a title which is for the most
part the same as the title as it appears on the piece.
At the end of the presentation, Mr. Vassallo enter-
tained questions from the group.
The next portion of the program was a slide
presentation by Karen Homey of Northwestern
University on their automated library system. The
system performs in an on-line terminal to computer
environment and provides control over circulation
and serials. For circulation it performs the following
functions: self-service book charging, book discharg-
ing, holds, saves notices, book availability notices,
book needed notices, overdues, fine notices, and
quarterly report of indefinite charges. For serials, the
system provides for check-in, claiming, binding, and
The remaining part of the afternoon was spent in
discussion of the International Standard Bibliographic
Description (ISBD). William J. Welsh, Director of the
Processing Department of the Library of Congress,
was assisted by members of his staff in responding to
questions and in explaining the position of the Li-
brary of Congress with respect to the ISBD. Of partic-
ular interest to the group was the impact ISBD would
have on the MARC Distribution Services. Mrs.
Henriette Avram, Chief of the MARC Development
Office, specified that format changes, if any, would
be very minimal. The only change of note would be
in that punctuation internal to the data which is
required in order to comply with ISBD specifications.
[Joseph W. PIice]


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