ERIC Number: ED118097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Library of Congress as the National Bibliographic Center.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
In a program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Library of Congress (LC) Processing Department reports on progress in development of the National Bibliographic Service. The first paper deals with past, present, and future cooperation between LC and the ARL. The second paper provides an overview of the automation activities of LC's processing department and serves as an introduction to the three subsequent papers. In the first of these the LC core bibliographic system is described, with heavy emphasis on MARC systems operations. The next paper covers the national bibliographic system including: CONSER, a serials data base; and automated register of additional locations; international cooperation; and participation in the projects of various library organizations. Finally, various problems encountered in transition to an automated system are described. The informal discussion held at the end of the program is also transcribed. (LS)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Conference Reports, Databases, Information Processing, Information Systems, International Programs, Library Automation, Library Planning, Library Technical Processes, National Libraries, National Programs, Serials, Standards, Union Catalogs
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.