Cover sheets for proposals and discussion papers presented at the ALA Annual USMARC Advisory Group meetings in San Francisco in June have been updated and are now available from the USMARC homepage and USMARC list. Included is a summary of the discussion and action taken. PROPOSAL NO. 97-3R NAME: Redefinition of code "m" (Computer file) in Leader/06 in the USMARC Bibliographic Format URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-3r.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-8 NAME: Redefinition of subfield $q (File transfer mode) in field 856 of the USMARC formats URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-8.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-9 NAME: Renaming of subfield 856$u to accommodate URNs URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-9.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-10 NAME: Use of the universal code character set in USMARC records URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-10.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-11 NAME: Definition of subfields in fields 043 (Geographic Area Code) and 044 (Country of Publishing/Producing Entity Code) to accommodate indication of subentities in the USMARC Bibliographic, Community Information (043 only), and Authority (043 only) Formats URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-11.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-12 NAME: Definition of separate subfields in field 536 (Funding Information Note) for program element, project, task, and work unit numbers URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-12.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-13 NAME: Changes to field 355 (Security Classification Control) for downgrading and declassification data URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-13.cov PROPOSAL No. 97-14 NAME: Addition of new characters to existing USMARC sets URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/97-14.cov DISCUSSION PAPER No. 100 NAME: Recording additional characteristics in USMARC Authority records URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/dp100.cov DISCUSSION PAPER No. 101 NAME: Notes in the USMARC Holdings Format URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/dp101.cov DISCUSSION PAPER No. 102 NAME: Non-filing characters URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/dp102.cov DISCUSSION PAPER No. 103 NAME: Current uses of the 028 (Publisher Number) and the 037 (Source of Acquisition) in the Bibliographic Format URL: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00/.listarch/usmarc/dp103.cov URLs for papers as noted above. They can also be accessed via the MARC home page: http://www.loc.gov/marc/ Proposals and Discussion papers are listed under MARC Advisory Committee and then by year initiated (proposals). To access through LC MARVEL, gopher to marvel.loc.gov. Proposals and discussion papers are listed under "Libraries and Publishers (Technical Services)", "USMARC Standards", "MARBI Proposals and Discussion Papers". Select "1997 MARBI Proposals", or "MARBI Discussion Papers". To access through the USMARC list archives (email): Send a message to: [log in to unmask] with text: get filename Where you fill in the filename (last portion of the URL above). e.g. get 97-9.cov Note that the Listserv software does NOT require the name of the list in the message (listproc command was: get usmarc filename). Do not include any other text in the message.