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• The Sir Henry Irving collection of theater memorabilia was recently purchased by the University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz from the estate of the late Professor Robert McNulty of UC, Berkeley. The collection is now housed primarily in UCSC’s Special Collections for reference use by scholars and other interested individuals. The collection includes books by Irving, photographs, hand-written letters, biographies, prompt books, and programs.

• The University of Montreal libraries have acquired a 700-volume collection of architecture books from the estate of Mr. Louis- N. Audet, a Sherbrooke, Quebec architect. This collection consists mainly (80 percent) of books on the History of Architecture (Gothic and Renaissance); the rest of the collection covers different techniques of architecture. The Audet Collection will be available in the Architecture Library in the fall 1973.

• The Manuscript Collection of the Temple University libraries acquired a portion, 10- 15,000 letters and documents, of the archives of the London publisher Constable and Company, spanning the years 1900-1955. The bulk of the collection consists of the author’s correspondence with two of the directors, Otto Kyll- mann and Michael Sadleir, representing close to 400 authors. Included are Hilaire Belloc, Havelock Ellis, George Santayana, E. M. Forster, Arthur Rackham, and George Bernard Shaw.

The archives makes available extensive biographical, textual, and bibliographical information on the authors and their work. A register of the collection is in preparation.

• A 350 item collection of the writings of Richard Aldington has been donated to the Rare Book Collection of Temple University libraries by Mr. Frank G. Harrington. First, limited, and trade editions, proofs, and presentation copies offer a nearly complete bibliographical unit of the English novelist, biographer, translator, and Imagist poet. Letters and photographs are included, and a typescript of his story At All Costs (1930). A subcollection on American poet Hilda Doolittle is part of the collection and includes a copy of her translation of Euripides’ Choruses from Iphigeneia in Aulis with poetical pencil notations in the hand of Ezra Pound.


• In memory of Dr. Patricia B. Knapp who passed away November 19, 1972, the Patricia B. Knapp Award was established by Wayne State University, Department of Library Science, with contributions from Dr. Knapp’s friends and colleagues. This award will be granted annually to a graduating master’s student in library science. The first recipient is Mrs. Irene J. Savage who will complete her MSLS degree requirements in the winter quarter, 1973.


• The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a grant of $20,000 to the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges to support a study of educational technology in selected community and junior colleges.

• The Associates of the National Agricultural Library, Inc., a new organization actively dedicated to fostering interest in the national and international programs of the National Agricultural Library, USDA, has received a one-year, $5,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to aid foreign agriculturally-oriented scholars, trainees, and students in the library and information sciences studying in the United States.

• The Center for Research Libraries has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation to establish a journal lending library. Over a five-year period, CRL will add approximately 6,000 journal subscriptions to the 7,000 currently received. Details may be obtained on request to CRL, 5721 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60637.

• The National Endowment for the Humanities has made a grant of $57,790 to the Committee for a New England Bibliography Inc., to compile a Bibliography of New England History, which will bring under control for the first time the vast amount of historical materials dealing with New England. The editorial office will be located at Boston University, and the Harvard University Press will be the publisher.

• Grover M. Hermann of California has given the George Washington University library in Washington, D.C., a gift of $50,000 to supplement its budget for the purchase of books. There are no restrictions on the gift as to subject matter or format.

• A one-day “Books by Mail Service” conference on Saturday, June 23, 1973, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is being funded in part by a $1,500 Council on Library Resources grant to Indiana State University. Preceding the American Library Association annual conference of June 24-30 in Las Vegas, the meeting is expected to bring together approximately 150 public librarians who have had various forms of experience in using the U.S. mails for circulation of books and other library materials.

• A Council on Library Resources two-year matching grant of $70,300 to the New England Interstate Library Compact is assisting that six-state consortium to establish the New England Document Conservation Center. Initially the center will be a workshop where techniques of documentation, preservation, repair, and restoration will be applied to materials submitted for treatment by institutions in the six states.

• A five thousand dollar grant from the Zel- lerbach Family Fund of San Francisco has been received by the Women’s History Research Center of Berkeley, California for the continuation of the Women’s History Library, a unique archive of the present women’s movement. This is the first grant the center has received from a major foundation, and it comes at a time when the library’s lack of funds threatens its existence.


March26-27: Florida Atlantic University will host the International Conference on Management Problems in Serial Work on March 26-27, 1973. Among the topics explored will be: subscription agency services, periodical banks, computer applications, copyright problems, the future of scholarly journals, and many others. The speakers represent experts from major trend-setting institutions. Major subscription agencies and dealers will be represented from the United States and abroad. Early reservations are suggested. For brochure and registration form write to: Mr. Peter Spyers-Duran, Director of Libraries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33432. (305) 395-5100, ext. 2448.

March30-31: Hawaii Library Association. The Spring Conference of the Hawaii Library Association will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 1973 at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel in Honolulu.

April9-10: Machine-Readable Information Systems. The problems of selection, utilization, and especially integration of the available machine-readable information services into individual systems and libraries are to be explored in the two-day seminar organized by the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services and the Graduate School of Library Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seminar will be held at Drexel Activities Center on April 9 and 10, 1973. Full details from the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services, 3401 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; and from Dr. Barbara Flood, Graduate School of Library Science, Drexel University, Rush Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Consult the January News for further information.

April9-10: Management Education. The University of Chicago Graduate Library School will present its 36th annual conference on Management Education: Implications for Libraries and Library Schools. The structure of the conference is based upon an initial examination of recent and projected trends in graduate education in management, the problems of incorporating new and changing concepts into professional education in management, the needs and approaches in two nonprofit institutional areas including librarianship, and the general problems of transferability of management skills from one institutional environment to another. The papers of the conference will be published in the Library Quarterly and in bound form as part of the Graduate Library School’s monographic series The University of Chicago Studies in Library Science.

April11-12: Resource Sharing in Libraries. Presidents and librarians from Pennsylvania colleges and universities will meet in a unique conference on “Resource Sharing in Libraries” at the University of Pittsburgh.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, and the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, the program is being coordinated by Pitt’s Office of Communications Programs under a grant from the Buhl Foundation. The conference is a novel opportunity for top administrators to compare notes with librarians on developing plans for institutions of higher education to cut the cost of library services by sharing resources.

Four topics will be discussed: reasons for sharing library resources; opportunities for cooperation in the areas of acquisition, processing, storage, and delivery of services; current cooperative programs in other states; and ways of establishing successful, lower cost cooperative services. Further information, and registrations, are available from Professor Allen Kent, Director, Office of Communications Programs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

April16-17: Censorship. Pressure groups and would be censors who try to tell libraries what books and other library materials are fit for public consumption will be put in the spotlight at a national meeting in Chicago, April 16 and 17, 1973.

A representative group of librarians and resource persons will participate in a national prototype workshop on intellectual freedom sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association. The workshop is funded by the annual J. Morris Jones-World Book Encyclopedia-ALA Goals Award, of which the International Freedom Committee was a winner this year. Consult the January News for further details.

April18: A Legal Bibliography Institute, sponsored by the Southwestern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 1973, at the La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Southwestern Chapter covers the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The 1972 institute on the Library of Congress Classification Scheme drew participants from the nine member states, California, the District of Columbia, Iowa, and Kentucky.

The 1973 institute has two aims: to act as a refresher course for experienced practicing librarians and as an introduction to the standard information tools and their use for either librarians beginning in the legal field or those in the legal field wanting to improve their information and research skills, for example, legal researchers and legal secretaries. The institute includes both federal and state materials.

For registration or further information contact: Mrs. Isabella Hopkins, Criminal Justice Reference Library, 2500 Red River, Austin, TX 78705. (512 ) 471-3238.

April19: Media Integration in Academic Libraries is the subject of the 1973 Institute of the Library Association of the City University of New York. To be held at the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City on April 19, the Institute, open to librarians, interested students, faculty, and administrators, will feature presentations by James F. Holly, dean of library services, the Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington; Dr. Estelle Jussim, assistant professor of library services, Simmons College, School of Library Science; Mrs. Shirley Lewis, director of library services, Cooperative Book Centre of Canada, Ltd., Toronto, Canada; and Richard L. Ducote, dean of learning resources, Learning Resources Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

For further information, please get in touch with Betty Seifert, City College Library, 135th St. and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031. Phone: (212) 621-2268.

April24-25: Dewey 18. The Eighteenth Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification will be the focus of the 1973 Colloquium of the School of Library and Information Science at the State University of New York at Albany. Directed by Gordon Stevenson of the Albany faculty, the Colloquium, fifth in an annual series, will feature invited papers dealing with theoretical and practical problems in the use of the DC both as a system for organizing classified catalogs and as a shelving system.

John P. Comaromi of Western Michigan University will present a paper on the historical evolution of the system, and a paper by David Batty of McGill University will examine the system in the light of present problems of general classification. Joel C. Downing will discuss the experience of the British National Bibliography with the Decimal Classification. Other papers and panel discussions will deal with the new DC index and its potential use in computerized retrieval systems and with methods of evaluating the effectiveness of the Dewey Classification.

Details on the Colloquium can be obtained from Professor Gordon Stevenson, School of Library and Information Science, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 12222.

April26-27: The Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will sponsor a regional workshop on the subject of dealing with translations in libraries. The workshop will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 26-27, 1973. Topics to be covered will include the use of bibliographic tools in locating existing translations, ordering procedures for both translated material and foreign language source material, and procedures for having original translations performed. Emphasis will be on the subject areas of science and technology. Additional information may be obtained from: Mrs. Ann H. Beyer, Reference Librarian, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, P. O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87544. (505) 667-4175.

April26-27: ASIS Mid-Year Conference. The Second Mid-Year Regional Conference of the American Society for Information will be held April 26-27, 1973, at the Sheraton Motor Inn in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference will be combined with the Fourth Symposium sponsored by the Minnesota Chapters of ASIS and the Special Libraries Association. The theme of the joint meeting will be “Forecast for Information Service: a colloquium surveying the state-of-the-art, research, and educational implications for library-information systems specialists.”

The tentative registration fee for the joint meeting is $45. For further information, contact Jack King, Library, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101. Phone: (612) 641- 2373.

April26-28: Junior College Librarians. The 8th Annual Conference, Junior College Libraries, will be held on April 26-28, 1973 at Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois. The theme will be: “The Junior College Library Reaches Out.”

April28: Ethnic Studies Research. On Saturday, April 28, 1973, a conference with the theme “Ethnic Studies: Sources for Research” will be held on the Lincoln Park campus of De Paul University, 2323 North Seminary Street, Chicago. It is being sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, National Archives and Records Service, and De Paul University. A registration fee of $5.00 will be charged for lunch and program expenses.

The morning session will consist of two papers on the ethnic studies resources deposited in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and on the documentation available in the Chicago Federal Archives and Records Center. In the afternoon, a panel of several representatives from institutions in the North Central states will describe their holdings and facilities and comment on the use researchers have made of them. For a copy of the printed program, write to the Federal Archives and Records Center, 7201 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago, IL 60638 or call 312-353-1123.

April 29-May3, 1973: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies will be the site of the Eighteenth Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, April 29-May 3, 1973. The Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, will be cohosts for the seminar.

Registration in the Eighteenth Seminar is $15.00 for members of SALALM and $25.00 for nonmembers. The conference coordinator is Ms. Irma Hannays, Librarian, Industrial Development Corporation, Salvatori Building, P.O. Box 949, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Information on the content of the program and working papers may be procured from Donald F. Wisdom, Serial Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540. For other information, refer to the Executive Secretary, Ms. Marietta Daniels Shepard, Organization of American States, Washington, DC 20006. Consult the November News for further details.

May3-4, 1973: Changing Patterns in Information Retrieval will be the theme of the tenth annual National Information Retrieval Colloquium, to be held May 3 and 4, 1973, at the Independence Mall Holiday Inn, 400 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Chairwoman of the tenth NIRC is Carol Fe- nichel, Auerbach Associates. For program and registration information, contact Susan Nick- leach, P.O. Box 15847, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 561-4100. The December News contains further details.

May3-4: Library Orientation will be the central theme for the Third Annual Conference on Library Orientation for Academic Libraries to be held on Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, 1973, at Eastern Michigan University. The program will have a workshop format with group discussions of topics such as: beginning a new program, developing faculty cooperation, designing new methods and materials, and evaluating library instruction.

Librarians, administrators, faculty, and students are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact: Sul H. Lee, Acting Director of the Library, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

May10-12: The fourth annual seminar on Management Concepts for Librarians, sponsored by the graduate School of Business Administration and Washington University libraries will be held May 10, 11, 12, 1973, at Bromwoods, the residential conference center of Washington University, located sixty miles southwest of the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Registration is limited to thirty-five on a first- come first-served basis. The $145 fee covers all instructional costs, materials, meals, and lodging while at Bromwoods. For information please telephone William H. Kurth, Washington University Librarian, 314-863-0100, extension 4523 or Mrs. Marilyn Pryor, The School of Continuing Education, Washington University, extension 4261. Consult the January News for further details.

May18-19, 1973: The Midwest Academic Librarians Conference (MALC) will hold its eighteenth annual meeting on May 18 and 19 at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. The theme for the conference is, “The Library’s Role in the Teaching Process,” and will include discussion meetings on the college and university settings for AV materials, archives, museums, coopera- tional activities, etc.

MALC is a nonstructured and informal gathering of professional academic librarians who meet annually on the site of a newly constructed building without dues or membership fees. All librarians are welcome.

Conference local arrangements chairman is Mr. Oivind Hovde, Librarian, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101.

July11-13: Pharmacy Librarians. The Librarians Section will meet with the Teachers Seminar of the American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia. Contact Dr. Albert Jowdy, University of Georgia School of Pharmacy for reservation forms.

July15-27: Administrative Development. The School of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, is planning the seventh annual Library Administrators Development Program to be held July 15-27, 1973. Dr. John Rizzo, professor of management at Western Michigan University, will serve as the director. Consult the December News for more complete information.


• To make those federal agency records having research value more available for use by scholars, students, and other researchers, the National Archives and Records Service of the General Services Administration has established eleven Archives Branches in Federal Records Centers throughout the nation. The Chicago FRC serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The record holdings of the Chicago FRC from ninety federal agencies date from the 1790s to the 1960s. Most of the records are available for research use, but some require prior agreement of the agency of origin. For details on a specific agency or topic, write to the Chief, Archives Branch, Federal Records Center, 7201 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. A reply will be sent giving information on the relevant holdings in Chicago and other facilities of the National Archives and Records Service.

The Archives Branch has accessioned over 25,000 cubic feet of U.S. District Court records dating from the early 1800s until the mid 1940s. Contained in these files is information on most social and economic events of the day. Over 800 cubic feet of material from the Indian agencies in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa are also available and relate to lumbering operations, BIA administration, schools and hospitals, and tribal affairs.

• The American Society for Information Science announces the second annual “ASIS Student Member Paper Contest,” designed to encourage information-science students to prepare reports of their work for appraisal by information scientists in terms of technical competence, significance of findings, originality, and clarity of exposition.

Sponsored by the ASIS Education Committee and supported by the ASIS Scholarship Fund, it is limited to any ASIS member who is a student member for the current calendar year (1973), or was a student member during the previous year (1972). The paper may be on any topic of interest to information scientists.

The contest winner will receive round-trip travel expenses and full registration for the 1973 ASIS Annual Meeting (to be held in Los Angeles, California, October 21-25), and will be given a certificate for the Best ASIS Student Member Paper at the Annual Awards presentation. The award-winning paper will be published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science.

A panel of judges appointed by the chairman of the Education Committee and made up of information-science educators and members of the referee staff of the Journal will evaluate the papers.

The deadline for submission of papers is May 1, 1973. Four copies of the contest papers should be sent to the ASIS Education Committee, ASIS, 1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036. For further information and a copy of the contest rules, contact Robert McAfee, Jr., at ASIS Headquarters (phone: 202/ 659-3644).

ACRL Membership
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January 31, 1973 12,472


• A report on Stanford’s Project BALLOTS (Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Timesharing System) is available free from Allen Veaner, assistant director for Bibliographic Operations, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.

• The Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, announces publication of three additional papers in its series The Pittsburgh Studies in Library and Information Sciences. Newest in the series of occasional papers are “A Study in the Syndetic Structure of the Library of Congress List of Subject Headings,” by George M. Sin- kankas; “An Overview of Microforms: A Report on the Role of Microforms in the University of Pittsburgh Libraries,” by Homer I. Bernhardt; and “The Rolling Stones: An Annotated Bibliography,” by Mary L. Dimmick. They are available at $3.00 a copy from the University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 on a prepaid basis only. Overseas orders require an additional $1.00 charge for postage and handling.

• The Graduate School of Library Science of the University of Illinois at Urbana has begun publication of a Newsletter on Library Research, announces Dr. Herbert Goldhor, director of the school. The first issue of the Newsletter appeared in September 1972; it consists of four pages, is multilithed, and will be published quarterly. The Newsletter is being distributed without charge, and future issues will be sent to anyone who requests to be put on the mailing list. Write to Newsletter on Library Research, c/o Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801.

The Newsletter is designed to be of help to all who are doing research in regard to library problems. It will emphasize news notes and suggestions on research methodology relevant to librarianship. It seeks not to duplicate services offered by other publications. Suggestions of recent items of interest are welcome from any source.

• The Pennsylvania State Library has announced the availability of Pennsylvania Imprints 1689-1789. It is a catalog/bibliography of our earliest Pennsylvania imprints and includes bibliographic descriptions of the most notable titles as well as the minor items. This catalog is available free upon request to any institution or individual. Book dealers, collectors, and librarians have reported that they find it helpful in differentiating between and among editions and states of editions, as well as discovering other “points” useful in antiquarian book work.

• Stanford University library has announced the availability of the following publications produced by them during the previous year.

A Survey of Library Material Expenditures at Stanford University Libraries, prepared by Fred Lynden, of the acquisition department, focuses on two important objectives: the extent to which the cost of obtaining scholarly publications has been increasing and the degree to which the volume of scholarly publications grows annually. Because of the general importance of this type of study, it is being made available to other libraries at a cost of $6.00.

A second major report prepared by the director of the Stanford University libraries, entitled Working Paper on the Future of Library Automation at Stanford, issued last year, was a full review of the Stanford Library automation system, including background, design, and application of the system, cost implications, summary of benefits, limitations, and disadvantages, and general assessment of the system. Because of outside interest it is being made available at a price of $9.00.

A catalog of the Kolb collection of portrait prints at Stanford has been published by the Stanford University libraries. The catalog covering 1,647 portrait prints of famous subjects including rulers, statesmen, authors, scholars, and other personages from ancient times to the nineteenth century is an important resource for general historical studies. The 373-page catalog is available at price of $18.00.

The fifth edition of the Audio Catalog of the J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library has just been printed. The catalog, listing over 4,000 discs and tapes, is designed to be an up-to-date, well-balanced collection of spoken word and music recordings to meet the instructional needs of an undergraduate library. The two volume set (author-title, subject volumes) is available at a price of $150.00.

The Supplement to the Book- Catalog of the J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library which updates the 1971 edition of the Book Catalog lists by author-title and subject over 6,000 titles added to the catalog since April 1971. Price of the Supplement is $30.00.

Address inquiries or orders to Financial Office, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.

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