JAN 19 & 21, 2002

The following task force reports were submitted and approved via email between Annual 2001 and Midwinter 2002 Highlights of the LC Report by Barbara Tillett Report from ALA Publishing Services by Don Chatham

July 2002 is release date for revised AACR: the text will be in 8 1/2 x 11" format in a 5-hole binder; index will be completely revised. From now on, updates will be issued as replacement pages. Considering making replacement pages available as hard copy from the publisher or as down loadable PDF files. CC:DA raised several concerns about the new format and updates. Among other things, suggested ALA consult with LC's CDS to become familiar with how a loose-leaf publication service works. Expressed disappointment that the 2002 update will not be released until after ALA Annual. Also recommended that AACR2-e be dropped as an available product as it has developed no market acceptance.

JSC Report by Matthew Beacom

Brad Eden summarized the ONIX International task force report ( CC:DA voted to approve the report and discharge the task force.

Michael Chopey summarized the ISO Harmonization task force report ( CC:DA voted to approve the report and forward the rule revision proposal to JSC. Proposal lists all places where metric units are used in AACR and recommends these be treated as symbols instead of abbreviations.

John Attig submitted revisions to "How to Submit a Rule Change Proposal to CC:DA ( CC:DA accepted them with a few changes.

Adam Schiff submitted revisions to CC:DA Procedures ( CC:DA accepted them with a few changes.

Brian McCafferty presented a rule revision proposal to 7.0B ( CC:DA voted to send it back to ALCTS Media Resources Committee for further work.

Ann Caldwell presented a rule revision proposal to 26.3A6 to bring LCRI content into the rules ( CC:DA voted to send it back to the PCC Standing Committee on Standards for further work.

Mark Watson gave a summary of MARBI proposals considered at Midwinter and noted that approved changes will be implemented late Fall 2002. Also noted there is a now a link on the MARC homepage to Functional Analysis of the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Holdings Formats by Tom Delsey (


IFLA has set up a new task force on the promotion, maintenance and understanding of FRBR.

There will be a workshop on the revised Chapter 12 at ALA Annual 2002 in Atlanta, tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 17th, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Additional documents of interest

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records by IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records:

Logical Structure of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules by Tom Delsey: and

GMD in the 21st Century by Jean Weihs:

Submitted to ARLIS CAC by Anne Champagne, Jan. 29, 2002