Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access
Announcements and Reports
CC:DA Meetings at ALA Midwinter Meeting
San Diego, CA, January 9-12, 2004
Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access
- Saturday, January 10, 2:00 - 5:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 6D
- Monday, January 12, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Marriott, Marina Ballroom G
Task Force on 2004 Preconference
- Friday, January 9, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Marriott, Anaheim Room
Task Force on Consistency Across Part I of AACR2
- Friday, January 9, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Westin, Sierra Room
[Note the late start time]
Task Force on Specific Material Designations
- Sunday, January 11, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Marriott, Carlsbad Room
Agenda of the CC:DA Meetings
CC:DA Activities at ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego
CC:DA will hold two meetings in San Diego.
The Saturday afternoon meeting will feature reports from the Chair, from the Library of Congress Representative, Barbara Tillett, and from ALA Publishing by Donald E. Chatham.
There will be a report from the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee, Matthew Beacom, who will report on the
September 2003 meeting of JSC in Brisbane, Australia.
His report will include the content of the 2004 amendments to AACR, progress on revisions for the new edition of AACR, and plans for the April 2004 JSC meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Specific topics to be covered include
- the organization of Part 1 of the rules; and
- the introduction of authority control in Part III of the rules.
The Saturday meeting will also include
- discussion of a revised proposal on the definition of Coloured illustration;
- discussion of a paper on the rules for early printed monographs [AACR rules 2.12-2.18]; and
- discussion, led by the Task Force on FRBR Terminology, on the latest
proposals relating to FRBR terminology in AACR.
The Monday morning CC:DA meeting will include reports from several Task Forces:
- CC:DA/MARBI Program Planning Committee for 2004 Preconference on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. This Task Force will also meet on Friday afternoon
during the conference.
- The Task Force on Rule 21.0D will present the final report of its investigation of the use of relator terms in headings.
The report is available on the CC:DA Web site.
- The Task Force on Consistency across Part 1 of AACR will present proposals
for revisions to the rules for Area 7 (Notes), as well as revised proposals for Areas 2 (Edition), 3 (Material-Specific Details), 4 (Publication, etc.) and 6 (Series). The documents from this Task Force are available on the CC:DA Web site. This Task Force will also meet on Friday afternoon during the conference; please note that the start time is later that that listed in the ALA program.
The meeting will also include discussion of several new rule revision proposals:
- A revised proposal on the rules for capitalization of German in Appendix A
- A revised proposal concerning a Turkish word in the list of Initial Articles (Appendix E)
The Monday meeting will also include reports from the MARBI representative (Everett Allgood),
from the CC:DA Webmaster (John Attig), and from the ALA NISO Representative (Betty Landesman);
discussions on CC:DAs Web presence and Web publications, changes to the CCS Policy on CC:DA Liaisons,
and the review of CC:DA by the CCS Policy and Research Committee.
Finally, Sara Shatford Layne will report from the ALCTS Metadata Enrichment Task Force.
Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR Meets in Brisbane, Australia
The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, chaired by Ann Huthwaite, met
in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, September 8-10, 2003. The meeting discussed a wide variety of issues,
most of them relating to a planned new edition of AACR. Topics included
the introduction of terminology from Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records into AACR2;
continuing work on identifying and collocating expressions;
proposals to promote consistency across chapters in Part I and to move general rules to Chapter 1;
and a variety of other specific proposals.
A report of the outcomes of the meeting,
with the agenda, is available on the JSC Web site.
New Task Forces Appointed
Since the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto, three new CC:DA Task Forces have been appointed.
The Task Force on Specific Material Designations (SMDs) has been charged to write a background paper on SMDs. This Task Force was formed at the request of the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, in order to provide the background for a continued discussion of the SMD. The paper will focus on the principles, purposes, and structures of the SMDs, the relation of SMD terms to natural language (terms in common use), and the relation of the SMDs to other parts of the description. The Task Force will meet on Sunday evening during ALA Midwinter, and is expected to have a preliminary document before the JSC meeting in April 2004 and a final document at the ALA Annual Conference.
The Task Force for the Review of Guidelines
for OPAC Displays was formed in response to the invitation from the IFLA Cataloguing Section to participate in the world-wide review of this document. Comments are due by February 13, 2004.
The Task Force for the Review of Guidance on the Structure, Content, and Application of Metadata Records for Digital Resources and Collections was formed in response to the invitation from the IFLA Cataloguing Section to participate in the world-wide review of this document. Comments are due by February 16, 2004.
A fourth Task Force is currently being formed to comment on the 2003 revision of ISBD(G): the General International Standard Bibliographic Description. These comments are also due by February 16, 2004.