MARBI has been asked to review this standard and advise ALA on whether
to reaffirm it. We will be discussing this in San Diego.

From:  Betty Landesman, ALA Representative to NISO
From NISO:
All NISO standards must be reviewed five years following adoption to
that they are viable and meeting users needs.  The following NISO
is due for its five-year review. 
ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999 Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items

Following consultation with the community it is the recommendation of
Standards Development Committee that Z39.71 be reaffirmed at this time.

The Holdings standard (Z39.71) describes four levels of holdings
for serials and non-serials.  It is a standard that is widely deployed
throughout the library community. The current version replaces a series
earlier holdings standards dating back to 1980.
A ballot of the NISO members is required to complete the Reaffirmation.
ALA is a voting member of NISO.  It is my job to solicit and coordinate
comments and recommendations of the groups within ALA with an interest
the area addressed by this standard.  I hope that you and your
committee/group will find the time to review this standard, and to
it at your upcoming midwinter meeting.
You can find an abstract and a link to the full text of this standard at
<> .
Although the balloting period does not end until January 23, I will need
some time to coordinate and synthesize your comments.  Plus it's a good
to send them while they're fresh from ALA!  So please try to get me your
comments by January 15.  
Thanks in advance for your input, and for your participation in the
standards process.
Betty Landesman
Associate Professor (Cataloger)
Learning Resources Division
University of the District of Columbia
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Thom Saudargas
Campus Chief Information Officer
Medical Center Campus
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL 33127

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Subject: [MARC] MARC Papers Available for Review

The following documents are available for review by the MARC 21

Proposal 2004-04: Definition of Field 258 (Philatelic Issue Data) in the
MARC 21 Bibliographic Format
Online at:

Discussion Paper 2004-DP01: Changes Needed to Accommodate RISM
Data--Music Incipits
Online at:

Discussion Paper 2004-DP02: Applying Field 752 (Added Entry *
Hierarchical Place Name) for different purposes in the MARC 21
Bibliographic Format
Online at:

These papers will be discussed in a meeting of the MARC Advisory
Committee on Saturday, January 10, 2004 and Sunday, January 11, 2004 in
San Diego.

A draft agenda for the meeting is available at:

Other papers will be posted soon.