Library of Congress Report, 2020 Midwinter Meeting

American Library Association 2020 Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Library of Congress Report

Submitted by Melanie Polutta, LC Liaison

This document covers only selected initiatives undertaken at the Library of Congress since the ALA 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, with a focus on descriptive cataloging activities. A full document covering all LC activities (including other cataloging-related topics) is available on the “LC at ALA” Website (https://www.loc.gov/ala).

 

Providing Greater Flexibility in Creating Variant Access Points (RDA Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11)

RSC/ALA/3
1 August 2016

Providing Greater Flexibility in Creating Variant Access Points (RDA Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11)

Abstract:
In Chapters 5-6, change the basis for variant access points for works and expressions from a “variant title for the work” to “a title of the work”. In Chapters 8-11, change the basis for variant access points for persons, families and corporate bodies from “a variant name for the [person/family/corporate body]” to “a name of the [person/family/corporate body]”. Update related references and instruction names in the text.

Submitted: Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative

Responses:

Renate Behrens, Europe Region Representative
Dave Reser, Library of Congress (LC) Representative
Ebe Kartus, Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) Representative
Bill Leonard, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Representative (CCC) Representative

Expanding RDA 6.29.1.3, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction

RSC/ALA/2
21 July 2016

Expanding RDA 6.29.1.3, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction

Abstract:
Add instructions to RDA 6.29.1.3, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction, to address creating an authorized access point for a single law that governs multiple jurisdictions. Allow for naming the work by the enacting jurisdiction when known, and by title when the enacting jurisdiction is unknown or uncertain. Add examples to support the new paragraphs.

Submitted by: Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative

Responses:

Renate Behrens, Europe Region Representative
Dave Reser, Library of Congress (LC) Representative
Ebe Kartus, Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) Representative
Bill Leonard, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Representative (CCC) Representative

 

Adding Controlled Vocabulary to RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, and to the Glossary

RSC/ALA/1
29 July 2016

Adding Controlled Vocabulary to RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, and to the Glossary

Abstract:
Expand the scope of RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, to include all types of digital files. Add a controlled vocabulary for standardized regional codes to 3.19.6.3, the Glossary, and the RDA Registry. Create 3.19.6.4, Details of Regional Encoding, to accommodate any additional information about regional encoding.

Submitted by: Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative

Responses:

Renate Behrens, Europe Region Representative
Dave Reser, Library of Congress (LC) Representative
Ebe Kartus, Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) Representative
Bill Leonard, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Representative (CCC) Representative