Apologies for multiple postings:

The Description Section meeting will take place Friday, Aug. 23rd from
8:00-10:00 AM. We cordially invite all who have an interest in archival
descriptive practices, whether it be general or technical. Jean Dryden's
update on the CUSTARD Project highlights the program. She is an
excellent and entertaining speaker. We hope to see you there!

Section Meeting Agenda:

I. Welcome from the Chair - Mary Lacy

II. Reports from SAA Committees and Liaisons

EAD Working Group - Kris Kiesling
US MARC Advisory Board (MARBI) - Michael Fox
ICA Committee on Descriptive Standards - M. Fox
SAA Technical Subcommittee on Descriptive Standards (TSDS) - Lynn
OCLC - Susan Westberg
RLG - Anne Van Camp
RLG EAD Advisory Group - Dennis Meissner
ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) - Susan

III. Section Reports

Descriptive Notes - John Rees
Section Web Site - Diane Ducharme
Finding Aids Fair - Brad Westbrook

IV. Ongoing Business

Section-sponsored sessions on the 2002 program - Mary Lacy
Ideas for 2002 program sessions - Brad Westbrook
Amendment of bylaws (adding Coker Awards subcommittee service to duties
of Chair)

V. New Business

VI. Election of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (results announced at the end of
the program)

VII. Program

Jean Dryden, Editor and Project Manager of the Canadian/U.S. Taskforce
on Archival Description (CUSTARD) project update, will give a
presentation on the work of the CUSTARD project to date, including its
recently published "Statement of Principles", available at:

John Rees, Newsletter Editor

John P. Rees
Associate Curator, Modern Manuscripts
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD.   20894
(301) 496-8953 Office
(301) 402-7034 Fax
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