There doesn't seem to be anything available at this time with the title
"ALCTS and the Future of Bibliographic Control" at or
the ALA online store. When will it come out? Is it something you have to
wait to get at Midwinter?
	--Ted Gemberling, UAB Lister Hill Library

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Subject: [PCCLIST] ALCTS forum: The Future of Cataloging and Basic

ALCTS presents forums at Midwinter in Seattle
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a
division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present a
series of forums at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  ALCTS Forums
encourage open discussion of timely topics covering a broad range of
ALCTS' interests from cataloging to collections to a celebration of our
50 years.

"The Future of Cataloging and Basic Values" continues ALCTS' role as
facilitator in the discussion prompted last spring by actions taken by
the Library of Congress.  The forum is sponsored by the Cataloging and
Classification Section and takes place Sunday, January 21, 8 - 10 a.m.,
Grand Hyatt, Princess Ballroom.

The program focuses on the document "ALCTS and the Future of
Bibliographic Control: Challenges, Actions and Values" (available at, which was produced in October 2006 by an ad hoc
group headed by the Executive Committee of the Cataloging and
Classification Section (CCS) of ALCTS, in response to a request by the
ALCTS Executive Committee. The document includes a focus on seven
statements of basic values or viewpoints, which may serve as starting
points for considering changes in the policy and practice of cataloging
and the nature of the catalog.

Forum speakers will address these value statements during the program,
which will be moderated by CCS Chair David Miller (Curry College).
Speakers include: Casey Bisson (Plymouth State University), Ana Lupe
Cristán (Library of Congress), Tamera Hanken (Tacoma Community College),
Daniel Joudrey (Simmons College Graduate School of Library and
Information Science); and Sally Smith (King County Library System), a
member of the Public Library Association's Cataloging Needs of Public
Libraries Committee and a delegate to the Library of Congress Working
Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.