Committee to Study Serials Cataloging: Summary Taemin K. Park, 855-0383 14 Aug 1992 02:12 UTC

Summary of Minutes of the ALCTS Serials Section Committee to
Study Serials Cataloging.

     During the American Library Association 1992 annual meeting
in San Francisco, the Committee met twice, on Sunday, June 28,
and Monday, June 29.  The announcements included details about
committee members and interns rotating on and off, and the news
that Dorothy Glasby, of the Library of Congress is planning to
resign as LC Liaison to the Committee.

     Reports by committee members and liaisons included one on
the Format Integration preconference, with some detail on how
format integration, to be implemented late 1993, or early 1994,
might affect serials cataloging.  The report on the Multiple
Versions Task Force recommendation, as accepted by CC:DA, was
presented by the committee's CC:DA Liaison.  It basically
recommends that the cataloging of multiple versions of a serial
title be treated as an exception to AACR2R.  The committee then
heard a brief MARBI report and the traditional LC report, which
included some CONSER and NSDP news.

     Among the highlights of the session was the presentation of
the "Worst Serial Title Change of the Year Awards."  Incoming
chair of that committee, Rosanna O'Neil, announced the winners in
the various categories to a very receptive audience.

     Other committee business included making a recommendation on
the Canadian government publication *You name it*, regarding
title changes, and on the idea of organizing new regional serials
cataloging institutes.  With comments and good ideas also coming
from the audience, the recommendation on both topics was to
forward them to the Executive Committee where appointments for a
respective task force could be made.

              Submitted by Elizabeth N. Steinhagen
          Committee to Study Serials Cataloging, Member