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Task Force on ONIX International


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Interim Report (6/7/2001)
Final Report (12/17/2001)


January 29, 2001


The Task Force on ONIX International is charged with but not limited to:

  1. Evaluating the relationship between library metadata (AACR2, MARC 21) and the ONIX International standard for representing and communicating book industry product information in electronic form to determine how well ONIX International maps into AACR2 and MARC.
  2. Identifying the issues surrounding the use of ONIX International metadata in AACR2 cataloging records. The Task Force shall refer to the four user tasks set forth in the IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records and the core record requirements established by PCC in evaluating the ONIX International standard.
  3. Assessing the consequences and impact of integrating records containing the ONIX International metadata into library databases, evaluating mechanisms for integration, and recommending appropriate measures for libraries.
  4. Preparing rule revision proposals and discussion papers as needed.
  5. Monitoring of projects and activities that use ONIX International.
  6. Investigating the feasibility of informing others of library perspectives through a designated liaison to the developers of ONIX International.
  7. Informing CC:DA about the development of ONIX International, including the preparation of a summary of the standard which shall include the following information:
    • some background or history and community served
    • description of metadata element set
    • sample records if possible
    • citations for more information, implementation projects, etc., including Web sites.

The ONIX International home page is available at

The Task Force shall present an interim report to CC:DA at the 2001 Annual Meeting. The interim report, at a minimum, shall include the summary prepared as part of item 7 above. The final report of the Task Force shall be presented to CC:DA at the Midwinter Meeting in 2002 and shall be sent to the Chair of CC:DA no later than December 16, 2001.


January 29, 2001


Bradford L. Eden, Chair
University of Nevada — Las Vegas
Lied Library
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
work: (702) 895-2225
fax: (702) 895-2280

Ann Caldwell
Brown University
Rockefeller Library
Box A
Providence, RI 02912
work: (401) 863-3716
fax: (401) 863-1272

Michael A. Chopey
University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries
Thomas Hale Hamilton Library
2550 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2233
work: (808) 956-2765
fax: (808) 956-5968

Susan M. Hayes
New York University
Bobst Library—Cataloging
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1091
work: (212) 998-2459
fax: (212) 995-4366

Carol Hixson
University of Oregon
1299 University of Oregon
Catalog Department
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
work: (541) 346-3064

Gertrude Koh
Dominican University, GSLIS
7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
work: (708) 524-6867
fax: (708) 524-6657

Cynthia Whitacre
OCLC Metadata Quality Dept.
6565 Frantz Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017-3395
work: (800) 848-5878 x6183 or (614) 764-6183
fax: (614) 718-7397

Mary S. Woodley
California State University, Northridge
University Library/8328
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8328
work: (818) 677-6203
fax: (818) 677-4928

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June 7, 2001

Interim Report


December 17, 2001

Final Report