Ann Copeland, Moderator
Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
The University Libraries
The Pennsylvania State University
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808
The leadership of the Cataloging Section for the past year has been as follows:
2003/2004 Section Moderator: Ann Copeland
2003/2004 Vice-Moderator: Zimra Panitz
Update column editor: Eric Wolf
Webpage editor: Kay Teel
At the Annual Meeting in New York in April, we will elect a Vice-Moderator for 2004/2005 and Zimra Panitz will become the Moderator of the Section. We will also be looking for a new Update column editor.
Activities at the 2003 Annual Meeting in Baltimore included a very successful workshop, "Descriptive and subject cataloging for art materials" (see report on the Cataloging Section Web Site http://www.arlisna.org/conf2003/workshop5.html ). The workshop was followed by a joint Cataloging Problems Discussion Group and Cataloging Section business meeting. The sole agenda of the Cataloging Section, apart from the election of a vice moderator and Update Column Editor, was a discussion of the future of the Section, prompted by an ARLIS/NA board effort to find ways to streamline structure and reduce the number of meeting rooms needed at the annual conference. Members of the section felt very strongly that while there is little official business to conduct, there are many issues affecting catalogers that would benefit from in depth discussion. The group agreed to formulate an agenda based on one or more short presentations relating to cataloging issues, management or trends for discussion during the Section meeting.
The Cataloging Section will meet on Saturday, April 17 from 5:00-6:30 at the 2004 Annual Meeting in New York City. Our agenda in New York consists of at least two short presentations on the following topics: Kay Teel will be discussing the "Stanford model" for cataloging workflow, a model that has been of significant interest to academic libraries; K.C. Elhard will present the "Digital Emblematica" project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which treats the book as a basic unit of description, while also providing emblem-level metadata. Other topics have been discussed for presentation if time permits.