Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Descriptive Policy Advisory Working Group solicits new members

Dear TS-SIS members,
The TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Committee is soliciting new volunteers to serve on the Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group. The mission, activities, and structure of the group are described below. The group is meeting in New Orleans on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM in room 228 of the Convention Center in case you want to check it out before volunteering.

If you are interested in serving as a member of this important advisory group, please email me at jmp8@removethiscornell.edu by August 17 to be considered for possible membership.
Thank you.

--Jean Pajerek
Chair, TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee






Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group
Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee




Mission

  1. Advise and make informal and official recommendations to the TS-SIS Executive Board regarding AALL positions on national descriptive cataloging policies and standards, including development and revision of cataloging and metadata codes.
  2. Advise and make informal recommendations to the AALL Representative to CC:DA on national descriptive cataloging policies and standards, including development and revision of cataloging and metadata codes.
  3. Advise and make informal recommendations to the Law Library of Congress catalog liaison and to the Library of Congress/Cataloging Policy and Support Office representative to AALL regarding descriptive cataloging policies and practices.


Activities

  1. Assist the CC:DA rep in reviewing and commenting on proposals made to CC:DA members re cataloging codes, revisions, rule interpretations, etc.
  2. Maintain active communication among Advisory Group members, keeping up-to-date with proposed cataloging and metadata code changes, revisions, etc.
  3. Survey TS-SIS membership as needed for members' opinions on proposed descriptive cataloging changes, etc. Report findings to CC:DA representative and to the Chair of the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee.


Reporting responsibilities

  1. Submit an annual written report of the Group's activities to the Chair of the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee.
  2. Submit copies of the annual report to the TSLL newsletter editor, and to the TS-SIS web manager to post.
  3. Give oral report to general TS-SIS membership during a Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Meeting and/or roundtable during annual meeting.
  4. Schedule at least one advisory working group meeting during AALL annual meeting.
  5. Keep Chair of the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee up-to-date with the Working Group's activities.


Structure

  1. Persons may volunteer to serve during annual TS-SIS volunteer survey or during a call for volunteers made by the Chair of the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee.
  2. Members and Chair are selected and appointed by Chair of the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee in consultation with TS-SIS Chair and the CC:DA representative.


Ex-officio members

  • CC:DA representative: Kathy Winzer
  • TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Chair: Jean Pajerek
  • Law Library of Congress catalog liaison: Marie Whited
  • Library of Congress/Cataloging Policy and Support Office: Jolande Goldberg, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist/Law Classification

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