CC:DA Task Force on RDA Instructions for Heads of State and Heads of Government

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August 9, 2010


The CC:DA Task Force on RDA Instructions for Heads of State and Heads of Government is charged with reviewing the current RDA instructions under 11.2.2 on Heads of state and Heads of government to address previously identified concerns of ALA that “the principle behind [having separate rules for recording the Heads of state and the Heads of government] is unclear. … [T]he instructions for these two kinds of officials [should] be consistent, particularly regarding choice of language”. The task force should consider the possibility of merging the two groups of instructions in a rational and principle-based solution, generating appropriate rules revisions to accomplish those ends.

Further, the task force should review the previously drafted proposal for Ruling Executive Bodies — 5JSC/RDA/Full draft/ALA response, p. 19 — to insure that it is consistent with the task force’s recommendations and proposal(s) regarding the instructions for Heads of state and Heads of government. The proposal regarding ruling executive bodies may be included in the Task Force’s proposal(s) or submitted separately.

The task force will submit an interim report at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting and a final report at least a month prior to the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. Proposals for consideration by the Joint Steering Committee should be submitted to CC:DA at least three months prior to the date of the JSC meeting. Continue reading

CC:DA Task Force to Review ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description — 2010 Consolidated Edition

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May 26, 2010


The Task Force to Review ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description — 2010 Consolidated Edition is charged with preparing a review of the ISBD, 2010 Consolidated edition, for transmittal to the chair of CC:DA by July 12, 2010, so that CC:DA’s response may be sent to the appropriate IFLA contact person by July 20, 2010. Preliminary findings should be available for discussion at the CC:DA meetings during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference. The pertiment documents are available on the IFLA Cataloguing Section website at: (a link to the clean draft is at the top of the announcement, with a link to the marked-up file at the bottom).

The task force should consider the effectiveness of the changes identified in the invitation for worldwide review (at the above url). The task force should be alert to implications for the implementation of Resource Description and Access. It may also wish to take the Statement of International Cataloging Principles into account during its review.

[dates revised as indicated by underlining above, 7/5/10]

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May 26, 2010


Laurence S. Creider, Chair
Special Collections Librarian, Associate Professor Archives & Special Collections
NMSU Library, MSC 3475
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-006
work: (575) 646-7227
fax: (575) 646-7477

Everett Allgood
New York University
B-Level, Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
work: (212) 998-2488
fax: (212) 995-4366

Rebecca R.Culbertson
Integrating Resource Librarian
University of California at San Diego
Geisel Library
9500 Gilman Drive # 0175-K
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175-K
work: (858) 822-6415
fax: (858) 822-0349

Elizabeth Jain Fletcher
University of California, Los Angeles
Young Research Library
Department of Special Collections
Room A1713 – Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
work: (310) 794-4096
fax: (310) 206-1864

Sara Shatford Layne
Training & Documentation Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles
Cataloging & Metadata Center
11020 Kinross Avenue
Box 957230
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230
work: (310) 825-3438
fax: (310)794-9357

Kristin L. Lindlan
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
University of Washington Libraries
Serials Services Division
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
work: (206) 543-4675
fax: fax: (206) 543-0854 E-mail: KLINDLAN@U.WASHINGTON.EDU

Wayne Richter
Resource Acquisition, Description and Management
Western Washington University
Western Libraries
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103
work: (360) 650-3395

Helen F. Schmierer
University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Catalog Dept. Room 2-390
801 South Morgan (MC 234)
Chicago, IL 60607
work: (312) 413-5920
fax: (312) 413-0424

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July 12, 2010

Report: Task Force for the ISBD Consolidated Edition, Draft 2010

2010 Annual Conference Agenda, Washington, DC

CC:DA/A/62 June 26, 2010

2010 Annual Conference
Philadelphia, PA


Note: Links are provided to the documents listed on the agenda. These are working documents and are to be used as part of the rule revision process. They are not to be copied or distributed without permission from the Chair of CC:DA.

Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency A

  1. Welcome and opening remarks: Chair (1:30, 5 min.)
  2. Introduction of members, liaisons, and representatives: Group (1:35, 5 min.) [CC:DA/Roster/2009 July]
  3. Adoption of agenda: Chair (1:45, 5 min.) [CC:DA/A/62]
  4. Approval of minutes of meeting held at 2010 Midwinter Meeting, January 16 and 18, 2010: Chair (1:50, 5 min.) [Minutes of the meeting held at the 2010 Midwinter ALA conference in Boston, Massachusetts January 16 and 18, 2010]
  5. Report from the Chair (1:55, 10 min.) [Chair’s Report on CC:DA Motions and Other Actions January 19, 2010–June 18, 2010]
  6. Report from the Library of Congress Representative: Tillett (2:05, 40 min.) [Library of Congress Report, June 2010] (20 min.) | [Greek Romanization table] (10 min.) | [Procedural Guidelines For Proposed New Or Revised Romanization Tables by LC] (10 min.)
  7. Break (2:45, 30 min.)
  8. Report of the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee: Attig (3:15, 45 min.) [Issues deferred until after the first release of RDA: ALA decisions]
  9. Report on PCC activities: Fletcher (4:00, 10 min.) [PCC, Standing Committee on Standards. Report CC:DA June 2010]
  10. Report on LITA activities: Cheney (4:10, 10 min.)
  11. Report of the CC:DA webmaster: Hatch (4:20, 10 min.) [CC:DA Webmaster Report, June 9, 2010CC:DA/Webmaster/2010/2]
  12. Report from the ALCTS CSS RDA Planning and Training Task Force : Mendez (4:30, 15 min.)
  13. Report from the ALCTS CaMMS RDA Conference and Programs Task Force: Abbas (4:45, 15 min.)
  14. Review of ISBD Consolidated Edition, 2010: Creider (5:00, 30 min.)

Monday, June 28, 2010 – 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Yorktown/Valley Forge

  1. Welcome and opening remarks: Chair (8:00, 5 min.)
  2. Presentation, From “Moby-Dick” To “Mash-Ups”: Thinking About Bibliographic Networks: Murray & Tillett (8:05, 75 min.)
    1. Traditional and contemporary attempts to identify and describe simple and complex bibliographic resources have overlooked useful and powerful possibilities, due to the insufficient modeling of “bibliographic things of interest.” The presentation will introduce a resource description approach that remodels and strengthens FRBR by borrowing key concepts from Information Science and the History of Science. The presentation will reveal portions of a network of bibliographic (and other useful) relationships between printings of Melville’s novel dating from 1851-1975 into the present. In addition, structural similarities between the print publication network and the multimedia “mash-ups” seen on YouTube and other websites will be demonstrated and discussed.
  3. Report from ALA Publishing Services: Chatham, Associate Executive Director (9:20, 40 min.)
  4. Break/Celebration (10:00, 30 min.)
  5. Report from the MARBI Representative: Allgood (10:30 30 min.) [Report of the MARBI Representative to CC:DA Annual Conference 2010]
  6. Report from the Chair on CCS Executive Committee meetings; other new business; reports from the floor; announcement of next meeting, and adjournment: Chair (11:00, 30 min.)

Task Force for the Romanization of Greek

CC:DA/TF/Romanization of Greek/1

May 11, 2010


The Task Force for the Romanization of Greek is charged with assessing draft Romanization tables for Greek, educating CC:DA as necessary, and preparing necessary reports to support the revision process, leading to ultimate approval of an updated ALA-LC Romanization scheme for Greek. In particular, it should review the May 2010 draft for a timely report by ALA to LC. Review of subsequent tables may be called for, depending on the viability of this latest draft.

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May 11, 2010


Helen Schmierer, Chair
University of Illinois at Chicago LibraryDavid Jenkins
Princeton University Library

George Johnston
University of Cincinnati Libraries

Robert L. Maxwell
Brigham Young UniversityAnthony Oddo
Yale University

Robert Rendall
Columbia University Libraries

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May 18, 2010

Report: Task Force for the Review of the Romanization of Greek

Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek

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March 17, 2010


The Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek is charged with Reviewing the tables proposed by the Library of Congress and to return a timely report that will form the basis of an official ALA response. Continue reading