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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.