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Library of Congress Network Development Office

Overview
Works: 27 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Other
Classifications: Z733.U58, 025.3
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Most widely held works by Library of Congress
The role of the Library of Congress in the evolving national network : a study commissioned by the Library of Congress Network Development Office and funded by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science by Lawrence F Buckland( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the role of the Library of Congress (lc) in the emerging national information network analyzed data gathered from 23 libraries and network organizations, and found that lc should assume leadership in network development activities by performing the major coordinating role in applying technology and acquiring funding for the technical and standards-related tasks required to link federal, multistate, state, and local systems into the national network. Other recommended activities include continuing LC's role in the creation and distribution of cataloging and authority control data, increasing its cataloging coverage, and reducing cataloging delays; establishing and maintaining an online national bibliographic database of cataloging and authority data to be accessed as a source of last resort by national network participants; continuing to create and maintain a national union catalog in machine-readable form for use by network participants; and expanding its information and training programs to inform the library community about the development and operational status of its activities and those of the network. Appendices list the study's advisory committee and the libraries and networks surveyed. (Fm)
National Union Catalog experience : implications for network planning by Raymond F Von Dran( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary for library networking by Dataflow Systems( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initial considerations for a nationwide data base by Edwin J Buchinski( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nationwide location data base and service by Brett Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message delivery system for the National Library and Information Service Network, general requirements by Network Technical Architecture Group( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Network planning paper by Library of Congress( )

in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine-readable data files : a MARC format : draft by Library of Congress( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library of Congress conversion specifications : USMARC to UNIMARC by Library of Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library of Congress data collection survey by Joseph G Costello( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual Property Rights in an Electronic Age. Proceedings of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee Meeting (Washington, D. C., April 22-24, 1987). Network Planning Paper No. 16 by Sigrid G., Ed Harriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document presents the proceedings of a conference on the issues of intellectual property rights in a technology-driven environment. Following an introduction which summarizes the conference presentations and discussions, copies of the five presentations are provided: (1) "The ota (Office of Technology Assessment) Report on Intellectual Property Rights" (D. Linda Garcia), which provides a general overview of the ota report; (2) "The End of Copyright" (Robert J. Kost), which provides a legal overview of the ota report; (3) "The New Technologies" (Ralph Oman), which presents the position of the appropriate U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on intellectual property rights; (4) "Current Bibliographic Database Ownership Issues" (W. David Laird), which presents a librarian's view of these issues; and (5) "acs (American Chemical Society) Journals Online: Is It Being Downloaded, Do We Care?" (John A. Hearty and Barbara F. Polansky), which presents real-life property rights situations in the private sector with possible solutions. Also included is a summary of the Business Meeting of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee. Two appendixes contain the meeting agenda and a status report on National Information Standards Organization Standards Activities as of April 3, 1987
National Union Catalog Experience: Implications for Network Planning. Network Planning Paper No. 6 by Raymond F Von Dran( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study conducted to provide background data for the systematic development of the library bibliographic component of a national network analyzes the procedures used in producing the National Union Catalog (nuc), the nationwide union catalog in card form maintained at the Library of Congress (lc), and examines the variations found in records as they are integrated into the file. The report discusses nuc operations and workflow, characteristics of reporting libraries, differences in headings between outside reports to the nuc and lc records, and differences in bibliographic description between outside reports to the nuc and lc records. Conclusions for a nationwide database derived from the analysis of processes in the catalog publication division are presented along with recommendations for future investigation. Tables and figures are provided. (Fm)
The Information Economy in the U.S.: Its Effect on Libraries and Library Networks. Proceedings of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee Meeting (Washington, D. C., November 14-16, 1984). Network Planning Paper No. 10 by Library of Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At a 2-day meeting in November 1984, the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee (nac) discussed the information economy in the United States and its effect on libraries and library networks. Material presented at the meeting is included in the form of summaries of three papers on the program theme presented by Ronald F. Miller, Kenneth W. Leeson, and Brett Butler; an edited transcription of "Concrete Example of Using Tools and Techniques" by Michael J. Turillo, Jr., Which is a discussion of the need for strategic planning by libraries; and the full text of the papers "Analyzing the Information Economy--Tools and Techniques" (Sherman Robinson) and "The Need to Study Library Economics" (Martin M. Cummings). A summary of the group discussions which followed each of the presentations is also provided. In addition to the report of the meeting, a list of nac attendees, a summary of the business session, and the conference schedule are included. The text is supplemented by several tables and graphs. (Km)
Toward a national library and information service network : the library bibliographic component by Library of Congress Network Advisory Group( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report contains the goals, assumptions, objectives, and functions of the National Library and Information Service Network and its library bibliographic component. An overview is given of the networking activities in the U.S. today, and the operational and planned national bibliographic services of the Library of Congress, followed by sections on the role of the Library of Congress in the evolving network and the tasks that must be accomplished to give direction to the developing system. Appended is a proposal to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science concerning the role of authority files in a National Bibliographic network. (Author/AP)
Ownership and distribution of bibliographic data : highlights of a meeting held by the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee March 4-5, 1980 by Duane Webster( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussions summarized in this report focused on the relationships between individual libraries and the bibliographic utilities, as well as the options available to the library and information communities for preparing, sharing, and gaining access to machine-readable records. Issues discussed fall into three categories: (1) ownership and distribution of bibliographic data, (2) relationships among members of the total information community, and (3) flow of bibliographic data at the international level. Highlights of group discussions and pertinent recommendations are presented. (Fm)
Document Delivery--Background Papers Commissioned by the Network Advisory Committee. Network Planning Paper Number 7 by Library of Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three papers set the framework for a 1982 program session on document delivery organized by the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee. Following a list of committee members, the first paper, by James L. Wood describes: (1) dimensions of document delivery activity in the United States including statistics on borrowing and lending organizations, document delivery transactions, fill rates, turnaround times, types of documents requested, and costs; (2) component parts of the current document delivery process, incorporating awareness of document existence; identification of sources for borrowing; request verification, generation, transmittal, and processing; loan or copy transmittal; fee payment; and return of originals; and (3) changes expected in the document delivery process up to 1986. a glossary and explanation of acronyms are provided. The second paper, by M. E. L. Jacob, briefly reviews the technologies affecting document delivery in terms of input, storage, communication, and output. A bibliography is supplied. The third paper, by Susan H. Crooks, sets the stage for the future of libraries in the year 2000 by creating five scenarios encompassing a printed text service without books, a national reference service provided by a public corporation, a community culture center, a college/university information service, and an institute of research libraries. The impact of technology and market developments on library services is also discussed. (Esr)
Study of message text formats, bibliographic search queries by Philip L Long( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report presents an analysis of the search query arguments of several major bibliographic utilities and shows the commonalities and differences of the query structure among the various systems. The report illustrates a symbolic metalanguage that was developed to describe and compare the search arguments. In addition, status and error messages used in conjunction with search queries that should be incorporated in the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (nclis) National Bureau of Standards (nbs) Applications Level Protocol are specified. The report recommends that certain search argument formats be standardized for computer-to-computer communications and that more work be performed in the analysis of bibliographic response formats on the various systems. Data about the following systems are included: the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, oclc, the University of Chicago, the Washington Library Network, Northwestern University, and the Research Libraries Information Network. (Author/FM)
Toward a Common Vision in Library Networking. Proceedings of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee Meeting (Washington, D. C., December 9-11, 1985). Network Planning Paper No. 13 by Sigrid G., Ed Harriman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The December 1985 program session of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee (nac) focused on determining the effectiveness of networking, identifying a common vision or goal, and developing a strategy to accomplish that goal. The program session included remarks on the role of the regional networks in national networking by Louella V. Wetherbee; a consideration of rlg (Research Libraries Group) in a nationwide network by Richard F. McCoy; a discussion of state libraries in national networking by James A. Nelson; presentations by private sector representatives and local systems representatives; and an overview and comments by Ronald F. Miller. The following papers, included in their entirety, were also presented: (1) "a Common Vision--Networking for Networkers and Librarians" (JoAn S. Segal); (2) "The Nationwide Network and oclc--a Vision and a Role" (Rowland C. W. Brown); (3) "National Libraries' Vision of the Nationwide Network and Their Role in That Network" (Henriette D. Avram, Lois Ann Colaianni, and Joseph H. Howard); and (4) "a User's View of Networking" (Barbara D. Cooper). Also included are a list of conference attendees and summaries of nac questionnaire responses, working group discussions, and the business session. A definition of networking, basic premises underlying library networking, questions for the nac, and the conference agenda are appended; and a 12-item bibliography is provided. (Km)
Multiple Versions Forum Report. Report from a Meeting (Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, December 6-8, 1989) by Library of Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Multiple Versions Forum was convened to arrive at a consensus on various aspects of constructing bibliographic records for items that are the same in content but differ in physical representation. The 33 forum participants--representing backgrounds in network systems, national libraries, archives, cataloging systems, usmarc, aacr2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, second edition), microforms, preservation, serials, and special materials--offered varying perspectives to the discussion. The forum focused on identifying and evaluating solutions for the usmarc record-based communications environment. After introductory remarks, the forum began with two framework presentations. The first treated the definition and scope of the multiple versions questions, and the second surveyed the characteristics of various automated environments in which bibliographic data are currently manipulated. From discussions following these presentations, forum participants developed a set of seven working assumptions and a set of nine evaluation criteria for techniques that would be discussed. Following the framework sessions, three basic techniques for handling multiple versions were examined in detail: (1) composite; (2) two-tier and three-tier hierarchical; and (3) separate. Of the options considered, the two-tier hierarchical model was considered the most viable for preservation microform versions. Various aspects of the discussion of the Forum participants on the selected model are presented in six sections, and appended materials include descriptions of the other types of models considered as well as a list of participants and an agenda for the meeting. (Sd)
The Conser Project: Recommendations for the Future. Network Planning Paper Number 14 by Jeffrey Heynen( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report of a study of the conser (CONversion of SERials) project begins with an overview of the history of the project. Developments leading to the study are described in the second section, and the third section addresses data gathering through a literature search, a conser participants meeting, and interviews. Findings, discussion, and recommendations on the following issues are presented in the fourth section: (1) conser name; (2) project definition; (3) goals and objectives; (4) the conser database; (5) database records; (6) operations, including quality control, cataloging rules, database maintenance, naco (Name Authority Cooperative), self-authentication, training, the Linked Systems Project, holdings, and documentation; (7) statistics; (8) costs of conser participation; (9) membership; (10) management structure; and (11) the conser coordinator. THe fifth section contains additional observations on criticisms of conser, subject analysis, future serials publishing, database ownership, relationship with other bibliographic utilities, and system independence. The appendix includes the work statement guiding this study, a 32-item selective bibliography, a flyer on the study, an Association of Research Libraries newsletter article on the study, a conser participants meeting summary, a list of individuals contacted, recommendations of the report, conser goals and objectives, and the conser plan of action. (10 references) (mes)
 
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controlled identityLibrary of Congress. Network Development and MARC Standards Office

Library of Congress Network Development Office

Network Development Office

Network Development Office Washington, DC

United States. Library of Congress. Network Development Office

United States Network Development Office

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