ALCTS - Association of Library Collections & Technical Services

Task Force on Metadata and the Cataloging Rules


Call for Action on the TEI Header
Final Report


May 12, 1998


The Task Force on the Relationship of the TEI Header and the Cataloging Rules is charged with, but not limited to:

  1. Investigating ways CC:DA and the editors of the TEI might collaborate to inform each other on the implementation and development of header data elements;
  2. Consider amending AACR2 to instruct catalogers in the use of TEI headers as title page substitutes;
  3. Investigating possible collaboration with MARBI and other organizations to standardize encoding conventions in support of reversible mapping between MARC and SGML, or to support seamless integration of TEI-conforment headers into MARC databases. (CC:DA would be concerned with the appropriate definition of data content, not data encoding);
  4. Investigating the proposed Dublin Metadata Core Element Set and evaluating its use as a source of information for cataloging.

The Task Force should refer to the document CC:DA Position Paper 4 for background information as well as further guidance in their examination of this question.

The Task Force should plan to present CC:DA with interim reports at the 1996 ALA Annual Conference and the 1997 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The final report of the Task Force should be presented to CC:DA no later than Dec. 15, 1997.


May 12, 1998


Sherry Kelley, Chair
Cataloging Services Department
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
NHB-30 MRC 154
Washington, DC 20560
phone: (202) 357-3161

John Attig, consultant
Pennsylvania State University
E506 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1805
phone: (814) 865-1755
FAX: (814) 863-7293

Matthew Beacom
Yale University
27 Hartley St.
North Haven, CT 06473
work: (203) 432-4947
home: (203) 287-0338
fax: (203) 432-7231

Sherman Clarke, consultant
New York University Libraries
New York, NY

Brad Eden
2313 Lees Court
League City, TX 77573
phone: (713) 591-9358

Edward Gaynor, consultant
Associate Director of Special Collections
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, VA 22903
phone: (804) 924-3138
FAX: (804) 924-3143

Lynne Howarth
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto
140 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada
phone: (416) 978-3202
FAX: (416) 978-5762

Ann Sandberg-Fox, consultant
19 North Harbor Rd. #16
Colcester, VT 05446-1845
FAX: (802) 654-2595

Cecilia Sercan
Cornell University
110C Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-5301
work: (607) 255-6112
fax: (607) 255-6110
home: (607) 273-5511

Jackie Shieh, consultant
Electronic Resources Cataloger
Cataloging Services Dept.
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, VA 22903
phone: (804) 924-1430

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May 3, 1995

Call for CC:DA Action on the TEI Header:
A Position Paper

Prepared by
Sherry Kelley, UCLA Library
Bradford Eden, NEEDS Cataloger

In Consultation With
Edward Gaynor, University of Virginia Library,
Cataloging Services Department

May 30, 1995


June 3, 1998

Final Report

Please note that the purpose of this document is to facilitate the work of the Committee and to provide a means for outreach to both library and non-library cataloging communities. This document is intended for the exclusive use of CC:DA and its cataloging constituencies, and is presented for discussion in the ongoing process of rule revision. Under no circumstances should the information here be copied or re-transmitted without prior consultation with the current Chair of CC:DA.

The final report is available in HTML format.