Tuesday, July 03, 2007

TS-SIS Hot Topic

If you think New Orleans in July is hot, you’re right – just check out the TS-SIS Hot Topic Program! Library e-lists and blogs have been buzzing about LC’s Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. The charge of the Working Group is to:

* Present findings on how bibliographic control and other descriptive practices can effectively support management of and access to library materials in the evolving information and technology environment

* Recommend ways in which the library community can collectively move toward achieving this vision

* Advise the Library of Congress on its role and priorities

Recognizing the important role of law librarians in carrying out this charge, TS-SIS is presenting a Hot Topic Program called “Does Cataloging Have a Future? An Update from the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.” Richard Amelung, AALL’s appointed representative to the Working Group, will discuss the findings of the Group’s public meetings, and the ongoing activities of the Group, whose final decisions will eventually affect all libraries that follow Library of Congress cataloging practices. There will be a question and answer period.

Please join us on Monday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in room 224 of the Convention Center for this not-to-be missed program!

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

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