Fred Hohnhart University Archives and Historical Collections Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1048 N JULY, 1990, Michigan State University released the user greater access t o the information in the database. The the latest version of th e MicroMARC:amc archives User's Manual incorporates new documentation for the changes. and manuscripts cataloging software, version The pricing structure for MicroMARC:amc has also been re 2.11. [Earlier versions were discussed in OCLC vised to make it easier to use . For those wh o want to examine the Micro 3(3):14-16 and 4(3):14-17.] Enhancements system in detail before purchase, the User's Manual is available for to the system that further increase its flexibility in $50. The Trial Version, a fully interactive subset of th e complete clude th e ability to import and export records in system, is available for $75. In both cases, if th e trial buyer de any of the MARC formats. This means records in cides t o purchase the complete system within 90 days, full credit is the books, serials, visual materials, music, ma given for the purchase of th e User's Manual or the Trial System. chine readable, etc., formats can now be loaded onto the Micro The price of the complete system has also bee n reduced to MARGamc system. Once on the system, the user has the same $795. Th e new price continues to include a year's maintenance ability to search and create reports with these records as with the and support from Michigan State University. records in the Archives and Manuscript Control Format. The software is designed to run on any MS-DOS microcomputer, The Auxiliary Index generating program has been significantly or a Macintosh with a DOS compatibility card. For further information improved in terms of the time required to create the indexes. contact MicroMARC:amc, c/ o University Archives and Historical Col These indexes are required for the operation of the Search pro lections, EG-13 Library Building, Michigan State University, East Lan gram. Users with very large databases have reported speeds u p to sing, MI 48824-1048. Phone 617 ) 355-2330, BITNET 20669MMA@MSU. five times faster that the previous version of the program. The Report Module has also been revised to better meet users' needs. Th e operator OR is no w functional in th e Module, giving value is included, and some tests have been changed. Copies are Archives, Persona l Papers, and Manuscripts $30 from NISO, PO Box 1056, Bethesda, MD 20827. The Society of American Archivists has endorsed Steven L. Hensen's Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts, 2d ed., as Preservation Management Seminar in Development an official standard of the organization. This cataloging manual, first published by the Library of Congress in 1983, ha s become The Commission on Preservation and Access and SOLINET have begun a collaborative project to design and conduct a preserva the standard for the preparation of archival description. tion management seminar for library staff with parttime preserva Rules from the first edition have been clarified, amplified, tion responsibility. Th e seminar will help staff develop manage and rearranged. New sections cover choice of entry an d rules for ment skills and implement activities that contribute to successful headings. Appendixes contain sample descriptions, MARC-coded versions of all examples from the text, an d tables relating the preservation programs, enabling them to implement local preser vation efforts that are coherent an d appropriate to their libraries' manual's descriptive elements and MARC fields. needs, size, an d resources an d that take advantage of regional, The 196-page publication (OCLC #20899791) is $19 (plus state, an d national preservation initiatives. Plans call for the first $3.25 shipping) for SAA members and $26 (plus $4.75 shipping) seminar to b e presented in conjunction with the ALA conference for nonmembers. For more information, contact the Society of American Archivists, 600 S. Federal, Suite 504, Chicago, IL, 60605. in Atlanta in Jun e 1991. Contact Lisa Fox, Program Development Officer for Preservation at SOLINET (1-800-999-8558), for infor Phone (312) 922-0140. mation about registration for the ALA seminar or about the pro As has been true since the implementation of the AMC for gram in general. mat in 1984, OCLC user s may choose to use APPM as the basis for bibliographic records created in the AMC format. With the publication of APPM, 2d ed., those wh o choose to use APPM Preservin g Photocopie d Replacements (and use 040 ‡e appm to identify their use of that standard) The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services should now be using the new edition. (ALCTS), a division of ALA, has published a three-page set of "Guidelines for Preservation Photocopying of Replacement Revie w o f U.S. Standar d fo r Permanen t Paper Pages." Th e guide establishes requirements for making and using photocopied pages whe n parts of original texts are missing or The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has issued damaged. Procedures for making copies for tipping-in and bind a second revision of the American National Standard for permanent ing using various microformats and reader-printers are outlined, paper for library an d archival use (Z39.48-199X). Comments on the along with standards for binding preservation copies. The guide proposed revision are du e Feb. 28,1991. This revision differs signifi is free from ALCTS, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, but en cantly from the original standard and previous draft revisions: close a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. lignin content thresholds have been increased, a maximum pH OCLC Micro Vol. 6, No. 6 December 1990 13
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