|Cataloging & Classification Issues Roundtable||Minutes|
July 18, 2000
A large number of people (55 signed in) nestled into snug accommodations to participate in the roundtable. The session began with attendees introducing themselves.
Ann Sitkin, a member of the CONSER AACR Review Task Force, reported on revisions to AACR2 Chapter 12. The new Chapter 12 is called "Continuing Resources," not "Serials." Continuing resources include serials (printed and electronic) and integrating resources such as Web sites, loose-leafs, and some continuations. Ann pointed out that this is good for us because loose-leafs will now be handled in the rules. She also mentioned some questions that the law cataloging community needs to think about, such as, "What should be done with multi-volume works with replacement volumes—should they be considered continuing resources?" and "Are loose-leafs adequately covered in the rules?"
Rhonda Lawrence, AALL representa-tive to MARBI, announced that she must report back to MARBI about law librarians’ reactions to the proposed MARC changes and asked people to respond via email. She remarked that the AACR2 Chapter 12 revisions have not gone through yet, so MARBI changes will not be implemented until that happens.
Rhonda then discussed several points from MARBI Discussion Paper 119:
Rhonda then asked for the group’s reaction to loose-leafs being incorporated into the new AACR2 Chapter 12 "Continuing Resources." The group was very favorable to it. The group also indicated that it liked being able to code integrating resources at a high level as per Proposition 2.4.2 above.
Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis