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Agenda: 2016 Midwinter ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section Executive Committee Meeting

When: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
8:30 am to 10:30 am, US/Eastern

ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section

Executive Committee
ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting, Boston, Mass.

8:30-10:00 am at the Westin in the Galleria Room

AGENDA

  1. Introductions
  2. Adoption of agenda
  3. Consent agenda
    1. The motion is to approve the minutes of CaMMS Executive from the ALA 2015 Annual meeting in San Francsico.
      Voting occurred from 2-8 Oct. The results were 7 yeas, 0 nays, 2 non-voting. The motion passes.
    2. The motion is to approve the revisions to the Margaret Mann Citation criteria.
      Voting occurred from 16-22 Oct. The results were 7 yeas, 0 nays, 2 non-voting. The motion passes.
    3. The CaMMS Nominating Committee has delivered its recommendation for the slate of candidates for the 2016 elections for the CaMMS Executive Ballot, attached. Please vote Yes to approve the ballot or No to not approve the ballot.
      Voting occurred from 30 Oct.-5 Nov. The results were 8 yeas, 0 nays, 1 non-voting. The slate is approved.
    4. The motion from the CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee is to adopt the committee charge as modified. Please vote Yes if you agree and No if you do not agree with the modifications.
      Voting occurred from 30 Oct.-5 Nov. The results were 8 yeas, 0 nays, 1 non-voting. The slate is approved.
    5. Accept the Margaret Mann Citation Jury’s recommendation of [redacted] for the 2016 citation.
      Voting occurred from 11 Dec.-15 Jan. The results were 9 yeas, 0 nays, 0 non-voting. The recommendation is approved.
  4. Presentation: Changes in JSC Governance and Representation Guest: Kathy Glennan
  5. Meeting/Discussion: ALCTS President and President-Elect  Time certain from: 9:00-9:20 am
  6. Discussion: Plan for CaMMS Forum at Annual
  7. Discussion: Preliminary reactions to JSC governance changes and role of CaMMS
  8. Committee Rounds (if needed/desired)
  9. Other

 

Bobby Bothmann's picture

Please find attached the document that goes with Kathy Glennan's visit with us.

Bobby Bothmann's picture

A new topic we will need to discuss on Sunday is the resolution for the LCSH term "illegal alien". Please also see LC's response to the first attempt to change this from Dec. 2014:

Here's the decision from December 15, 2014: http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/cpsoed/psd-141215.html
 
Undocumented immigrants [and five related proposals]
This proposal was made to change the wording of the existing heading Illegal aliens to Undocumented immigrants.  Illegal aliens is an inherently legal heading, and as such the preference is to use the legal terminology. The U.S. Code, Title 8, Aliens and Nationality, uses the terminology “illegal aliens.”  In addition, the 9th edition of Black's Law Dictionary includes the headword “illegal alien” with a cross-reference from “undocumented alien.”  The Legislative Indexing Vocabulary used by the Congressional Research Service follows suit by authorizing the heading “Illegal aliens,” with a reference from “Undocumented aliens.”  The meeting also notes that in some legal systems, a person may be an undocumented alien without being in a jurisdiction illegally; general works on undocumented legal aliens are covered by the heading Aliens. Finally, Immigrants – the proposed broader term for the revised heading – is not an inherently legal heading.  Mixing an inherently legal concept with one that is not inherently legal leads to problems with the structure and maintenance of LCSH, and makes assignment of headings difficult.
All of the above argue against revising the heading. A UF Undocumented aliens was added to the record in 1993 to provide additional access, and reflects the fact that the common terminology is fluid.  
The proposals were not approved.