The meeting was called to order by the Chair on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 at 12:15 p.m.
Old business from the Standing Committee on Cataloging and Classification Business Meeting:
» Bruce Johnson ( Library of Congress) gave an update on the status of Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Plus. AACR2 will soon be added, since licensing details have been worked out with ALA, its publisher. The software platform will switch to Folio 4.1 when Folio develops a 16 bit application. The K schedules will be added when they have been proofed; LC anticipates adding several new schedules every quarter. A question was raised as to whether or not LC could speed up the addition of the law schedules, as some potential buyers can not or will not purchase the products until the law schedules are available. Jolande Goldberg (Library of Congress) and Bruce Johnson clarified the order in which schedules are being added and stated that the process will not be modified to add the law schedules more quickly . The first law schedules will be up soon. The Library of Congress was praised for the work that they do for the library community in general and the law library community in particular.
» Rhonda Lawrence (UCLA Law School) announced that our response is needed to the paper, "Issues in Seriality," which will be presented and discussed at the Toronto AACR conference. It was agreed that a task force should be established, with Ann Sitkin (Harvard Law School) as coordinator. Several people volunteered to read and comment.
» Carol Shapiro (NYU Law School) asked the group to consider which international law subject headings are inherently legal. Marie Whited (Yale Law School) reminded attendees to use the subdivision --Law and legislation only if it appears as a valid subheading in the subject authority file. The discussion led to a request by Jolande Goldberg (LC) that law librarians with a subject knowledge of international law participate in a project with her to revamp the existing international law subject headings, as many of the headings are no longer compatible with the JZ/KZ schedules. A sign- up sheet for participation in this project was distributed at the meeting. It was suggested that FCIL be asked to participate in the project and a tentative time table of one year was proposed for its completion.
» Marie Whited raised the topic of allotted times for meetings at future AALL conferences. During the discussion, Rhonda Lawrence suggested that the group break into subcommittees and meet separately. Attendees felt that we should not meet separately, but that we should form subcommittees to discuss various topics and have the subcommittees report back to the Committee at future annual meetings. For the Anaheim meeting a committee has been formed to write a proposal dealing with the restucturing of the TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Committee and to allow for the need and development of subcommittees.
» Restatements: The Library of Congress classifies Restatements by subject, but many libraries choose to keep Restatements together as a set; library users often expect to find the Restatements as a set. There was a question as to whether we could set up a cutter table for the grouped set which would be posted on the TS-SIS Home Page, for example.
» When looseleaf questions were raised, everyone attending was urged to read "Issues in Seriality." This and other papers are posted at: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/jsc/confpap.htm.
Sixty-one people signed the attendance sheets.
Minutes submitted by Donna Rosinski (Fordham Law School)