Dear TS-SIS members,
Are you interested in the future of bibliographic control? Have you been keeping up with the activities of the LC Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control? Do you do your best work under pressure? :-) Do tight deadlines focus your mind?
If your answers to the above questions are "yes," you might want to consider signing up for a VERY short-term task force. The charge of the task force will be to draft testimony on behalf of the TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee to be presented (by way of our AALL representative to the Working Group, Richard Amelung) to the Working Group. The deadline for getting the testimony to the Working Group is July 31 (this is an extension from the previous deadline of July 15), so the task group's deadline would have to be earlier, say, July 27, so that the testimony can be vetted by Richard, the TS-SIS Executive Board, and members of the Cataloging and Classification Committee before submission to the Working Group.
Richard offers the following guidance to those drafting the testimony:
I must say that we've been encouraging people/organizations
to offer specifics. Where is the value & the value added?
Who might be parties that have yet to be tapped that have
data or resources that the Library Community (and LC) use
that we're not using now?
If you are interested in serving on this task force, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also be recruiting members at AALL in New Orleans.
Further information about LC's Working Group can be found here:
You might also want to attend the TS-SIS Hot Topic program, "Does Cataloging Have a Future? An Update from the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control," which is scheduled for Monday morning, July 16 at 10:30 AM in Convention Center 224.
Chair, TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee