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Monday, July 10, 2006

TS-SIS Program - Cataloging at the Crossroads: LC's Series Decision and Its New Role in National Cataloging Policy

Monday, July 10, 2006 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. America's Center-Room 262

Speaker: Marie Whited, Catalog Liaison, Law Library of Congress Moderator & Coordinator: Rhonda K. Lawrence

With the Library of Congress's decision in April to discontinue making series authority records, a national controversy has ensued about LC's ongoing role in setting national cataloging policy, its decision-making process, and how U.S. libraries and associations are responding. Attend this program to learn the latest national developments, hear comments from Marie Whited, Catalog Liaison at the Law Library of Congress, and share experiences in how law libraries are reacting.

Background:

For the official series announcements from the Library of Congress, see the Cataloging and Policy Support Office website at April 20, 2006 http://www.loc.gov/catdir/series.html and June 1, 2006 http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/series.html

For papers posted on the Library of Congress Professional Guild web site, including Deanna Marcum's statement, the Calhoun report, etc., Thomas Mann's rebuttals, see: http://guild2910.org/future.htm

For OCLC's decision regarding LC records and series processing in World Cat, see: http://www.oclc.org/news/announcements/announcement191.htm

Program for Cooperative Cataloging FAQ re: series Web page http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/seriesfaq.html

Program for Cooperative Cataloging statement on LC SARs decision http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/seriesPCC.html

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