Event Preview: Annual 2010

Committee Meetings

Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA)

CCS CC:DA will meet on Saturday, June 26, 1:3–5:30 pm and Monday, June 28, 8 am–12 noon. Both meetings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington, Regency A Ballroom. Of particular interest are agenda items for Monday morning, including a presentation by the Library of Congress regarding linked records and news concerning the release of RDA.

The full agenda is available online. Contact John Myers, Chair, CC:DA, for more information.

CCS Continuing Education Committee

The CCS Continuing Education Committee will meet on Saturday, June 26, 1:30–3:30 pm at the Hilton, Boundary Room. Continuing education for the section, webinar development in particular, and a continuing education list of annotated online resources, will be discussed. RDA training is not within the committee’s specific charge, but Division-level efforts and needs of the organization will be discussed.

Contact Andrea Morrison, Chair, CCS-CE, for more information.

International Relations Committee (IRC)

The International Relations Committee will meet on Sunday, June 27, 1:30–3:45 pm at the Mayflower Renaissance, Grand Ballroom. The agenda will include reports from ALCTS IFLA representatives, review of the ALCTS IRC Action Plan, nomination of ALCTS representatives to IFLA, and discussion of the following: the ALCTS grant for international librarians, publication initiatives, joint initiatives with other ALA international relations committees, the survey of ALCTS International members, and IRC’s virtual presence. Contact Susan Matveyeva, Chair, ALCTS IRC for more information.

Subject Analysis Committee (SAC)

CCS SAC will meet twice during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

Sunday June 27, 8–11 am, Hyatt, Regency A- There will be reports from the Sears List of Subject Headings, Library of Congress's Policy and Standards Division, the Dewey decimal classification, the Music Library Association, the Art Library Association, and an update from the American Association of Law Libraries.

Monday, June 28, 1:30–4:30 pm, Hyatt, Yorktown/Valley Forge- There will be reports from MARBI, the SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation, the SAC Subcommittee on FAST, OCLC's FAST project, the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section, and the SACO-at-Large meeting. There will also have an update on a joint project with LC's PSD on free-floating subdivisions, discussions of new business, an open discussion period, and announcements.

Mondays’ meeting will include a special presentation 3:30–4:30 on IFLA's Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD) by Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, to review the basics of the model and to discuss the latest developments on FRSAD.

Contact Daniel Joudrey, Chair, CCS Subject Analysis Committee, for more information.

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Participants Meeting

The PCC Participants meeting will take place on Sunday June 27, 4–5:30 pm at the Washington Convention Center, 144A-C.

The speaker for the session is Ruth Fischer, Partner, R2 Consulting, LLC, and co-author of “A Study of the North American MARC Records Marketplace". In January 2009, The Library of Congress retained R2 Consulting, LLC to research and describe the current marketplace for cataloging records in the MARC format, with primary focus on the economics of current practices, including existing incentives and barriers to both contribution and availability. Fischer will present an overview of their discovery process, the information gathered, and their interpretation of findings. Please note: R2 does not represent or speak for the Library of Congress.