Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access
Announcements and Reports
CC:DA Activities at ALA Annual Conference in Toronto
CC:DA held two meetings during the ALA/CLA Annual Conferencein Toronto. The agenda of the meetings has been posted on the CC:DA Web site.
CC:DA continues to conduct much of its business via e-mail, in order to meet deadlines set of the Joint Steering Committee. For a list of actions taken since January, see the Chairs report; for activities since April, see the CC:DA Program of Work.
Reports: CC:DA heard reports from:
Task Forces: Five active CC:DA Task Forces made reports:
Rule Revision Proposals: CC:DA considered the following rule revision proposals:
The meeting also included a reading of the Seymour memorial resolution on Seymour Lubetzky adopted by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section, and a resolution of commendation to the outgoing Chair of CC:DA, Kristin Lindlan. The meeting was adjourned by the new CC:DA Chair, Mary Larsgaard.
CC:DA and MARBI Sponsor Program on FRBR
Dont Be Dysfunctional; How to Put the Functional Requirements for
Bibliographic Records (FRBR) in Your Future,
A number of models have the potential to influence the future development of information standards within the library community. Pre-eminent among these models is the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), a product of study by the International Federation of Library Associations and institutions, and the related Logical Structure of AACR2. The program is intended to acquaint technical services professionals, including the catalogers and systems librarians, with the implications of these models for cataloging rules, and to present MARC formats along with other emerging international standards for electronic technologies.
The PowerPoint presentations for these papers are being posted on the ALCTS Web site.
A report on the program by Renette Davis of the University of Chicago Library is also available.
Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR Meets in Brisbane, Australia
The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, chaired by Ann Huthwaite, met in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, September 8-10, 2003. The meeting discussed a wide variety of issues, most of them relating to a planned new edition of AACR. Topics included the introduction of terminology from Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records into AACR2; continuing work on identifying and collocating expressions; proposals to promote consistency across chapters in Part I and to move general rules to Chapter 1; and a variety of other specific proposals. An announcement of the meeting, with a draft agenda, is available on the JSC Web site.
New Task Force Appointed
The Task Force on Rule 21.0D has been charged to undertake an examination of AACR/LCRI 21.0D, an optional rule on designations of functions in headings. The Task Force will reconsider the need for an indication of the nature of relationships in headings rather than relying on the description for such information in light of recent discussions on Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and relevant metadata standards. If appropriate, prepare revisions to the rules and/or a recommendation that the Library of Congress modify its rule interpretation; provide rationales for such actions. The Task Force will present an interim report at the 2003 Annual Conference in Toronto, and its final report prior to the 2004 Midwinter Meeting.