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Announcements and Reports

CC:DA Activities at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando

CC:DA held two meetings in Orlando. The Saturday afternoon meeting featured two important reports.

  • Matthew Beacom, the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee, reported on plans for a new edition of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. See his report on the April JSC meeting.
  • Dr. Barbara B. Tillett gave a presentation on the IFLA meetings of International Cataloguing Experts on an International Cataloguing Code, which took place in Frankfurt in July 2003 and which produced a draft Statement of International Cataloging Principles. Dr. Tillett’s presentation is available as a PowerPoint file.

The Saturday meeting also included reports from the Chair, from the Library of Congress Representative, Dr. Tillett, from ALA Publishing by Donald E. Chatham, and from the ALCTS/ACRL Task Force on Cataloging Rules for Early Printed Monographs.

The Monday morning CC:DA meeting included reports from several Task Forces:

The meeting also included discussion of new rule revision proposals from the Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT), and reports from the MARBI representative (Everett Allgood), from the CC:DA Webmaster (John Attig), and from the ALA NISO Representative (Betty Landesman).

Finally, CC:DA approved the formation of two Task Forces to plan programs for the ALA Annual Conference in 2005. One of these will be a preview of AACR3; the other will introduce the new publication, Cataloging Cultural Objects.

For further details and links to some of the documents, see the Agenda for the meeting.

Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR Meets in Ottawa, Canada

The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, chaired by Matthew Beacom, met in Ottawa, Canada, April 19-22, 2004. The major focus for the meeting was preparation for the new edition of AACR. A report of the outcomes of the meeting is available on the JSC Web site.