Program Committee Minutes -- Orlando/2004
January 25, 2003
Present: Terri Miller (Michigan State), Mischa Buczkowski (Oregon), Jackie Byrd
(Indiana), Inna Gudanets (Stanford), Jared Ingersoll (Columbia), Tim
Larson (Indiana), Sandra Levy (Chicago), Cathy Zeljak (George Washington)
The Committee members for planning the 2004 Program in Orlando are Terri
Miller (Chair), Jackie Byrd, Andy Spencer, and Patricia Thurston.
Terri Miller suggested that the program focus on cataloging, since many
active SEES members are involved in cataloging, and SEES has not had a
program focusing on cataloging in several years.
The idea of a program on the issue of representing non-Roman alphabet
languages in our library catalogs was introduced. Among the possible
issues raised were:
- If these languages are transliterated, how does that impact the
searchability of the materials?
- Unicode doesn't seem to be fully implemented for inputting and
displaying vernacular scripts in many of the library systems used today.
- What about the Central Asian languages? They are now in a mix of
Cyrillic, Roman, and Arabic scripts. Are these languages still being done
by "Slavic" catalogers?
It was decided that the committee would organize a program covering one or
more the following aspects of cataloging non-Roman alphabet languages:
- Library system vendor point-of-view
- Technical/Administrative point-of-view
- Access issues
- Instructional issues
Some suggestions for speakers were offered.
Terri reported that a broad description of our program is due by May 1st.
The theme of the conference is "Partnerships and Connections: The Learning
Community as Knowledge Builders". It was felt that the program can fit
into this theme.
Submitted by Jackie Byrd
Last updated 2/21/03