Comments on BIBCO Documentation
As the members of the BIBCO Training
Materials Revision Group begin the
task of revising the BIBCO Training Manual
(4th revised edition, 2004)
and the BIBCO Participants' Manual
(2002), we would like to make a call
for comments from the BIBCO
community about needed document revisions.
There are several areas
for review and revision that we have identified
as of mid-April, but the ones
selected for this first phase of the
-- Update the BIBCO
Training Manual and the BIBCO Participants' Manual
to correct errors and to
include changes in cataloging rules, policies,
and practices. One of
the major areas concerns LC's 2006 decision on
-- Remove references to RLIN and RLG.
advantages and disadvantages of a different format and
structure of the BIBCO
Training Manual, e.g., assess the visual design,
the use of PowerPoint, the
feasibility of a web-based format which
includes links, and so on.
this time, we would like to hear comments from you about the current
Manual and Participants' Manual. For example: What content is
date? What is unclear? What is lacking? What should be removed?
examples do you particularly like or dislike; do you have others
prefer? Have you developed a better way to explain a concept
practice? Where does the physical layout help or hinder
presentation of the content? What do you like about the
documents, and what do you dislike, and do you have suggestions
Any and all comments are welcome from trainers,
instructors, and students. In the spirit of our
we want to involve everyone with an interest in BIBCO
and let your
voices be heard.
Participants' Manual is online at:
The BIBCO Training Manual is an online document protected
by a password because it is designed to be used in the context of
PCC training events. BIBCO member institutions and
interested parties may request passwords from Carolyn Sturtevant
([log in to unmask]).
Please send your comments by email to
Iris Wolley ([log in to unmask]
by Aug. 15, 2007.
BIBCO Training Materials Revision
Magda El-Sherbini, Ohio State University
Malek-Wiley, Tulane University
Caroline R. Miller, University of California,
Louise Ratliff, University of California, Los Angeles
Sturtevant, Library of Congress
Iris Wolley, Columbia University