Topics for CPDG in Pittsburgh - 2000
The Cataloging Problems Discussion Group has met during the annual conference of ARLIS/NA since the 1970s. It is a working session about big and small issues. We usually start with reports from ALA and other organizations, and try to have as much time as possible to go around the room with each attendee having a chance to ask a question. Though a relatively informal session, it is a essential part of the conference for catalogers. Nevertheless, we invite those not primarily involved in cataloging issues to attend.
Among the topics suggested for discussion this year are:
- LC proposal for revised art subject headings - when it happens, how do you deal with the maintenance of your records?
- 21st century - new numbers? new subject headings? (well, here the revised subject headings would really help out)
- LC’s new catalog and access to authority records
- exhibiting a class of persons - even though SCM:SH allows “--Exhibitions” under a class of persons or ethnic group like painters or Cherokees, does it make sense? (cf. ARLIS-L discussion)
- form subdivisions - when would you use $v for -- Art under Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint? - topical/form?? - books about images of the Virgin
- Cataloging Advisory Committee issues:
- uniform titles for buildings
- attribution information in anonymous personal name headings
- core record or other guidelines for exhibition catalogs
- NACO issues:
- using resAnet to check Canadian headings
- duplicate name authority records
- names as subject not in phrase search in LC’s WebVoyage
- compilation of authority tools for media catalogers was announced on PCCLIST; would a similar list for art catalogers be helpful?
N.B. Our time slot this time around is Sunday from 4-5 p.m. Since the next principal activity is taking a bus to Carnegie Music Hall, I suggest you arrive at CPDG dressed for the convocation and we can extend into commuting time.
For more info and/or to add a topic to the agenda, contact firstname.lastname@example.org