NEWSLETTER OF THE ACRL ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE DISCUSSION GROUP
#8 -- Spring 1986
Biblio-Notes (ISSN 1076-8947) is published twice a year by the English and American Literature Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Paper subscriptions are free to members of the section.
PROGRAM: NEW YORK 1986
TOPIC: MLA International Bibliography
TIME AND LOCATION: Sunday, June 29, 9:30-11:30 Convention Center, Room 3D-11
MODERATOR: John Dillon, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
SPEAKERS: Not Yet Confirmed
BUSINESS MEETING: NEW YORK 1986
TIME AND LOCATION: Sunday, June 29, 11:30-12:30 Convention Center, Room 3D-11
1. Introduction of New Officers
2. Report from Editorial Committee of English and American Literature: Strategies for Collection Development (William McPheron, Stanford Univ.)
3. San Francisco Program, 1987 (Melissa Cain, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
4. Union List of Literary Reference Sources (Scott Stebelman, George Washington Univ.)
5. Publication Proposal: The American and English Literature Collection of the 21 st Century: Collecting for the Future (Loss Glazier, Southern California Univ.)
6. Other Business
ELECTION RESULTS FOR NEW OFFICERS, 1986-1987
Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Melissa Cain, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secretary: Wendy Bousfield, Syracuse University
Members-at-Large: Laura Fuderer, University of Notre Dame
Frank Immler, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yvonne Schofer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MINUTES: MID-WINTER, CHICAGO. 1986
The ACRL English and American Literature Discussion Group met Sunday, January 19, 1986.
1. Suggestions for June 1986 Program
A. MLA Bibliography. MLA staff could discuss their internal arrangements that determine coverage and structure.
B. Nuts and bolts of reference selection. An open discussion during which participants could exchange practical ideas with thier counterparts was suggested. Although this suggestion received a very favorable response, members of the group felt that we should take advantage of being in New York City and invite Kristine Anderson from MLA.
C. Subject access to literature. Discussion of this topic would provide an opportunity to have someone from the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Department explain the construction and inadequacies of LCSH.
D. Discussion of overlap and the time required for items to be listed in various tools and indexes.
Bill McPheron reported on the ten chapters comprising the volume, Selection Tools and Procedures for English and American Literature Bibliographers. The ten essays are now with the ACRL Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board. If the Board does not accept the book for publication, the next option will be to determine a choice of commercial publishers. The expectation is that the volume will be published within a year.
3. Survey on Small Press Materials
Jean Weldon's draft of the questionnaire on small press materials led to a lively discussion. She will incorporate the numerous suggestions and revise the questionnaire, which will be sent to members along with the Spring 1986 issue of Biblio-Notes .
Jean Weldon, Secretary
AMERICAN MASS-MARKET PERIODICALS
Any members of the English and American Literature Discussion Group interested in contributing substantial, signed histories of contemporary American mass-market periodicals to a volume which will be published by Greenwood Press in the summer of 1987, should contact:
311-E Milner Library,
Illinois State University,
Normal, IL 61761
SMALL PRESS BOOKS AND SERIALS IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE: A SURVEY
1. What was the total acquisitions budget at your institution in 1985?
2. How many titles were added to your collection in 1985?Books
3. How many dollars were spent on serials and periodicals in your library in 1985?
Do you know how much was spent on small press imprints?
4. Does your library participate in a formal cooperative acquisitions agreement dealing with English and American literature?Yes
5. Does your library have a written selection policy for small press imprints?Yes
If Yes, please attach.
6. Does your institution follow unwritten guidelines in lieu of written guidelines for small press materials?Yes
If Yes, can you share?
7. By whom is the small press collection in your library chosen?Teaching Faculty___
Librarians with primary responsibility for specific subject areas___
8. Who in your library has the final authority for selection of small press materials?
9. Indicate selection tools used to identify and select small press materials.
Readers' or faculty requests___
Publisher's catalogs and flyers___
Other library catalogs and acquisitions lists___
Out of print dealers catalogs___
10. Does your library have a written set of preservation guidelines?Yes
If Yes, please attach portion pertaining to small press materials. Thank you.
11. What housing and preservation arrangements have you made for small press materials?Special Collections___
12. Are your small press magazines bound?Yes
13. Do small press materials circulate in your library?Yes
Have you measured circulation?
14. Are items in your small press collection represented in your public catalog?Yes
15. What obstacles affect selection of small press materials in your library?
16. Do you have any other observations on your small press collection?
Please return to:
Durham NC 27706
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