This report covers activities of the CEAL Committee on Technical Processing (CTP) from Mar. 2008 to Mar. 2009. It also includes report from the RDA Review Subcommittee which was formed to review the draft of the Resource Description and Access.
A CEAL election took place in early spring 2008 and Sarah S. Elman became the Chair of the Committee on Technical Processing at the conclusion of the 2008 CEAL Annual Meeting. The formation of the committee membership immediately followed. Many librarians expressed interest to join the Committee. The Chair decided to select the committee members based on the principle to balance language expertise and types as well as geographic locations of libraries. The following members were selected and approved by the CEAL Executive Board:
Erica Soonyoung Chang (
Shi Deng (
Shuyong Jiang (
Eunseung Oh (
Chiaki Sakai (
Yue Shu (Smithsonian Institution Libraries)
Fabiano Takashi Rocha (
Jia Xu (
Hideyuki Morimoto (
After the committee was formally formed, the committee members carried out discussions on several issues in the summer of 2008. The following sections illustrate the topics discusses as well as their related activities:
A. CTP Home page
B. Establishing an open venue for communicating technical services related issues
C. Non-Roman cross-references in authority records
D. Review of RDA draft
CEAL CTP RDA Review Subcommittee Report, 2008-09 (by Shi Deng)
a) The Committee membership: In September 2008, the committee was regrouped.
· Membership after regrouping (New members are with asterisk):
Ai-lin Yang (Stanford)
Chwang Chia Yang (LC)
Chiaki Sakai (U. Iowa) *
Daphne Wang (U. Oregon)
Dongyun Ni (U. Hawaii) *
Edwin Yu (CJKat)
Erica Chang (U. Hawaii) *
Fabiano Takashi Rocha (U. Toronto) *
Hee-Sook Shin (Columbia) *
Hisami Konishi Springer (U. Hawaii) *
Jai-hsya Tsao (U. Chicago)
Nanako Kodaira (Duke)
Sachie Kobayashi (U. Pittsburgh) *
Shi Deng (UCSD, Coordinator)
Wayne Richter (
Yunah Sung (U.
Sarah S. Elman (
Philip A Melzer (LC, CEAL president)
Beatrice Chang Ohta (LC)
Abraham J. Yu (UC Irvine, CEAL past president)
· Outgoing members (2005-2008):
Dawn Lawson (NYU)
Evelyn Kuo (UC Berkeley)
Iping K. Wei (
Joy Kim (USC)
Wen-Ling D. Liu (Indiana)
Thomas Tsai (LC)
Young-ki Lee (LC)
b) RDA Review (CEAL comments on RDA can be found on CTP web site)
· September 2008: Provided comments to JSC follow-up question regarding Traditional Asian publishing formats on RDA (i.e. on Accordion Style)
· October 2008: Reviewed but not submitted comments to JSC follow-up questions regarding RDA draft, 184.108.40.206 regarding serials major and minor changes including how to counting first five words in CJK cataloging
2008: Reviewed full draft of RDA, provided some comments and CJK examples to be
For more information on RDA, check:
Comments that need to follow-up after RDA release: Several CEAL’s comments were
not included in
d) RDA Timeline
· Third quarter calendar 2009: RDA is released
· Last quarter calendar 2009–early 2010 – CoP national libraries evaluate RDA prior to implementation
E. Annual meeting programs
§ The Committee will continue to organize programs at future annual meetings to highlight trends and developments in technical services areas and perhaps to showcase some interesting projects. When feasible, we will collaborate with other committees to cosponsor programs of common interest.
§ Committee members brainstormed on programs for 2009. It was decided that two timely subjects would have to be covered this year: RDA and non-Latin scripts in authority records.
§ A presentation proposal on a metadata application was later received and all members liked the content.
§ Traditionally, CTP had been focusing mainly on cataloging. The committee decided to include acquisitions in this year’s program. However, the OCLC CJK Users Group was also thinking to cover acquisitions. In order not to duplicate efforts, the Chairs of the two groups decided to collaborate-- OCLC CJK Users Group will focus on topics related to WorldCat Selections and CTP will focus on other acquisition methods.
§ A call for presentations was sent to the Eastlib as well as OCLC-CJK discussion lists in early January. Several proposals were received. CTP members review all of them and selected three potential proposals covering all CJK languages. However, one of the selected presenters withdrew due to her busy schedule. Due to time constraints, we could only accommodate two presentations at the end.
§ The annual program is available at http://www.eastasianlib.org/ctp/meeting09.htm
F. Organize more workshops for CEAL members
§ The Committee discussed several potential workshop topics and settled on CONSER Standard Records as well as constructing and proposing CJK literary author classification numbers for this coming year.
§ Both workshops will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2009. Julie Su was invited to be the trainer for the CONSER Standard Records and Hideyuki Morimoto for the literary author classification numbers.
Two possible venues were explored initially:
G. Other committee projects
§ The Committee planed to review projects undertaken by previous committee members and decide whether any of them should be continued or revised. However, due to competing priorities, this task will be carried out in the coming year.
Committee on Technical Processing was very active during this past year. We had
several productive discussions, both via email as well as in the form of
small-group meeting at the