The Standing Committees on Automation, Standards, and Training have considered the input received to date and completed their review of their charges. We are now submitting drafts for final comment from the membership. As Standing Committees, appropriately delineated charges are important to their ability to effectively support the work of the PCC. The current drafts attempt to provide sufficient detail to allow the PCC leadership to appropriately assign tasks to each of the Committees, but seek to be of broad and general enough scope to allow for the investigation and support of new directions and initiatives. If you have any comments, please submit them to the respective chair: Adolfo ([log in to unmask]) for Automation, Joan ([log in to unmask]) for Standards, or Caroline ([log in to unmask]) for Training. Comments are requested by August 15th. Comments received will be considered by each of the Committees after that date, with final drafts submitted to PoCo for final review and approval. We thank you in advance for your attention to this request for comment.
Proposed charge for the Standing Committee on Automation:
The Standing Committee on Automation shall identify automation issues to be resolved in order to implement the mission of the Program and shall formulate plans to present PCC requirements to vendors; to elicit support from other organizations which share automation interests, e.g., LITA; and to facilitate cooperation among LC, Program participants and the bibliographic utilities to work together on the Program's automation requirements and goals.
Proposed charge for the Standing Committee on Standards:
The Standing Committee on Standards shall evaluate, review, and participate in the formulation and development of revised, accepted, or newly developing cataloging/metadata standards; promote the use of mutually acceptable standards within all PCC programs; and shall maintain current awareness of work being done in this arena to determine which standards are appropriate to the needs of the PCC.
Proposed charge for the Standing Committee on Training:
The Standing Committee on Training shall identify the need for online training programs in addition to in-person workshops and institutes aimed at developing cataloging skills that support the Program goals for both new participants and for continuing education and shall identify, develop as necessary, and promote the distribution of easy-to-use
online documentation in support of Program goals.