Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access
Announcements and Reports
Post-Conference Report on CC:DA Activities at ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego
CC:DA held two meetings in San Diego. The Saturday afternoon meeting featured reports from the Chair, from the Library of Congress Representative, Barbara Tillett, and from ALA Publishing by Donald E. Chatham. The ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee, Matthew Beacom, reported on the September 2003 meeting of JSC in Brisbane, Australia. His report included the content of the 2004 amendments to AACR, progress on revisions for the new edition of AACR, and plans for the April 2004 JSC meeting in Ottawa, Canada.
The Saturday meeting also included
The Monday morning CC:DA meeting will include reports from several Task Forces:
The meeting also included discussion of several new rule revision proposals:
The Monday meeting also included reports from the MARBI representative (Everett Allgood), from the CC:DA Webmaster (John Attig), and from the ALA NISO Representative (Betty Landesman); discussions on CC:DAs Web presence and Web publications, changes to the CCS Policy on CC:DA Liaisons, and the review of CC:DA by the CCS Policy and Research Committee. Finally, Sara Shatford Layne reported from the ALCTS Metadata Enrichment Task Force.
Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR Meets in Ottawa, Canada
The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, chaired by Matthew Beacom, met in Ottawa, Canada, April 19-22, 2004. The major focus for the meeting was preparation for the new edition of AACR. An announcement of the meeting, with the agenda, is available on the JSC Web site.
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. A report of the outcomes of the meeting, with the agenda, is available on the JSC Web site.
New Task Forces Appointed
Since the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto, three new CC:DA Task Forces have been appointed.
The Task Force on Specific Material Designations (SMDs) has been charged to write a background paper on SMDs. This Task Force was formed at the request of the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, in order to provide the background for a continued discussion of the SMD. The paper will focus on the principles, purposes, and structures of the SMDs, the relation of SMD terms to natural language (terms in common use), and the relation of the SMDs to other parts of the description. The Task Force will meet on Sunday evening during ALA Midwinter, and is expected to have a preliminary document before the JSC meeting in April 2004 and a final document at the ALA Annual Conference.
The Task Force for the Review of Guidelines for OPAC Displays was formed in response to the invitation from the IFLA Cataloguing Section to participate in the world-wide review of this document. Comments are due by February 13, 2004.
The Task Force for the Review of Guidance on the Structure, Content, and Application of Metadata Records for Digital Resources and Collections was formed in response to the invitation from the IFLA Cataloguing Section to participate in the world-wide review of this document. Comments are due by February 16, 2004.
The Task Force for the Review of ISBD(G), 2003 revision was formed in response to the invitation from the IFLA Cataloguing Section to participate in the world-wide review of this document. Comments are due by February 16, 2004.
Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, three new CC:DA Task Forces have been appointed.
The Task Force to Investigate CC:DAs Web Presence was charged to investigate how the CC:DA Website is used for internal and external communication, to develop a statement of functional requirements for the site, and to recommend means for carrying out the duties currently undertaken by the CC:DA Webmaster.
The Task Force to Maintain the CC:DA Publication Differences Between, Changes Within was charged to maintain the publication, keeping it in conformance with the current version of AACR. The Task Force is expected to present reports at each Annual and Midwinter meeting.
The Task Force on the Review of ISBD(ER), 2004 Revision was charged to prepare a review of this document, available at http://www.ifla.org/VII/s13/guide/isbder04.htm.