PCC Core Bib. Record for AV (2nd draft) available for review

Eric R. Childress (childres@numen.elon.edu)
Mon, 22 Apr 1996 17:51:19 -0400 (EDT)

PCC CBR-AV Task Group

[ABRIDGED VERSION (Pt. 1 of 1)]

April 22, 1996

FROM: The PROGRAM FOR COOPERATIVE CATALOGING Core Bibliographic
Record for Audiovisual Materials Task Group (PCC CBR-AV Task Group)

SUBJECT: Request for comments on 2nd draft of the proposed core
cataloging standards for:

1. Moving Image Materials (PCC CBR-MI/draft/2P)

2. Graphic Materials (PCC CBR-GR/draft/2P)

ALSO: In addition to forwarding final drafts of the MI and GR
proposed standards to the PCC for acceptance, the PCC CBR-AV Task
Group will forward recommendations on desirable changes to AACR2,
LCRIs, and USMARC. These recommendations will be considered by the
PCC, and, if approved, will be forwarded to the appropriate bodies
for consideration. The task group welcomes concisely written
suggestions along these lines from the community.

DEADLINE FOR ALL COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS: Sunday, April 28, 1996.

SEND COMMENTS TO: Eric Childress, Chair, PCC CBR-AV Task Group,
via e-mail at the Task Group's comments address:

avcore@numen.elon.edu

or via fax: (910) 538-6547

HOW TO GET COPIES OF THE 2nd draft proposed core standards:

Copies of the cover sheet and the 2nd draft of both proposed
AV core standards (1 for moving image materials & 1 for graphic
materials) may be downloaded from the appropriate link
<http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/pccavcore.html>
off of the PCC WWW Home Page
<http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/pcc.html>

OR requested by e-mailing a query to the
task group* <avcore@numen.elon.edu>

OR requested by fax from the task group chair*
(910) 538-6547

*Please specify whether copies of MI standard, the GR standard, or
copies of both are desired.

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Below:

BACKGROUND ON PCC CORE RECORD STANDARDS
THE PCC CBR-AV TASK GROUP
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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BACKGROUND ON PCC CORE RECORD STANDARDS:

The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) is an
international cooperative effort aimed at increasing access to
library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective
cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards.

A continuing PCC project is the formulation of official PCC
standards for "core" bibliographic records (a bibliographic record
that is less than full level, yet greater than minimal level -- all
PCC core records must include specified elements, and each core
record has name, series, and Library of Congress Subject Heading
access points under national authority control). To date, three
task groups have completed definitions of PCC core record standards
for:

1. Books (PCC CBR-BK)*

2. Vernacular additions to bibliographic records for
non-Roman alphabets (PCC CBR-JACKPHY)

3. Printed and Manuscript Music (PCC CBR-MU)*

4. Music and Non-Music Sound Recordings (PCC CBR-SR)*

*Note: these core record standards are currently undergoing
revision to accommodate changes arising from USMARC format
integration.

THE PCC CBR-AV TASK GROUP:

Members of the PCC CBR-AV Task Group: Eric Childress (Elon
College), chair; Diane Boehr (Costabile Associates) ; Nancy
Erickson (Minnesota Historical Society); Jane Dunbar Johnson (UCLA
Film and Television Archive); Glenn Patton (OCLC).

Liaisons to the PCC CBR-AV Task Group: PCC Standards
Committee liaison: Joan Schuitema (Northwestern University);
LC RCCD: Ann Della Porta; LC CPSO: Harriet Harrison;
LC MPBS: Stephen Kharfen.

The task group is charged to "define the minimum set of data
elements for audiovisual materials [i.e., works that fall within
the scope of AACR2 chapters 7 & 8]...that will serve to streamline
the cataloging of such materials and still meet the basic needs of
as wide a range of cooperative institutions as possible."

First drafts of the proposed MI and GR core standards were
distributed for comment in December 1995. Since that time the task
group has revised the proposed cores to incorporate comments
from the AV-related cataloging communities and is now making 2nd
drafts proposed core record standards available for comment.

A final version of each AV standard along with a report from
the task group will forwarded to the PCC Executive Board by early
May, 1996. Formal adoption and distribution of the two AV core
standards should take place later in 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Information about the PCC is available on the PCC's WWW Home
Page <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/pcc.html>.

Queries concerning PCC membership requirements may be
directed to: Ann Della Porta, Library of Congress Regional and
Cooperative Cataloging Division <dellapor@loc.gov>

Queries concerning the proposed AV Materials core standards
should be directed to the PCC CBR-AV Task Group chair,
Eric Childress, Elon College.

Eric Childress Elon College Library
Special Materials Cataloger P.O. Box 187
childres@numen.elon.edu Elon College, NC 27244
(910) 538-6544 voice (910) 538-6547 fax