Volume 14, Number 1
- Tom Conroy needs information on Peter McLeish, son of Charles
McLeish, for his "teaching genealogy" of binders. He taught Matthews
and Middleton, but who taught him?
Tom also needs information on Alex Vaughan, the author of the
excellent textbook and a teacher of Arthur Johnson. Write Tom at
1526 Edith, Berkeley, CA 94703 (415/524-9518).
- The Association for Library Collection and Technical Services'
Task Force on Bibliographic Control of Master Negative Microforms is
responsible for developing national guidelines for the cataloging of
preservation microfilm. They are interested in hearing from members
of the profession on the subject of the USMARC Field 583
(Preservation Action Note). Specifically, they would like to gather
the following information prior to May 1, 1990:
- Who is currently using the 583 field to record preservation
- Where has the 583 been implemented? (In what systems?)
- Has anyone standardized inputting requirements for types of
actions and if so, would they share any documentation
- If someone is not currently using the 583 but intends to, could
they please describe how they will be using it?
Please send all responses to: Nancy Elkington, Chair, ALCTS Task
Force, 701-A East Homestead Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
- Most of the major funded preservation projects seem to involve
only the literature of the humanities. Do science books not go
brittle? Are microfilming programs going on in circles that are out
of touch with the arts and humanities institutions? If any readers
know of any major preservation projects in science collections,
besides the NLM's National Preservation Program for the Biomedical
Literature or the MIT task force to preserve the records of science
(archival material), please drop a note to Ellen McCrady, Abbey
Publications, 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606, or call