Colleagues attending the ALA Midwinter Conference in San Diego are
invited to the semi-annual PCC Participants' Meeting to be held in the
U.S. Grant Hotel, Pavilion Ballroom, on January 11, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The agenda features opening remarks presented by PCC chair, Carlen
Ruschoff, University of Maryland, followed by Operations Committee
Updates by Ana Cristán (BIBCO) and Les Hawkins (CONSER). Brief
announcements from the chairs of the Standing Committees on Automation,
Standards, and Training will cover decisions taken during meetings held
by these three groups during the mid-winter meeting. Ms. Ruschoff will
then brief attendees on actions of the PCC Policy Committee taken at its
November 2003 annual meeting and plans for 2004.
Following these reports, the meeting will feature a discussion on the
topic: "Building Consensus and an Operational Plan for PCC
Contributions". The Library Executive Council at the University of
Maryland asked Original Catalogers to examine participation in PCC.
Ruschoff will summarize the discussions that have taken place thus far
and the operational plan for contribution that has resulted. The
implications of the work of the PCC Assessment Task Group on this topic
will be highlighted. Questions for discussion: Would the model used by
Maryland be helpful to others in examining their participation in PCC?
What are the obstacles to contributing PCC records that catalogers
experience? What changes could be made that would encourage catalogers
to contribute more of their records as PCC level records?