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Subcommittees & Task Forces

Current Members  (2020-2023)


The mixed practices as far as how Taiwanese access points are constructed have been a longstanding issue in the LC/National Authority File, OCLC and online catalogs. For example, there are three types of qualifiers used in access points for Taiwanese government agencies and corporate bodies—“China”, “China (Republic : 1949)” and “Taiwan”, and this kind of inconsistency defeats the purpose of authorized access points or authority control to enable more precise search results. From a user’s perspective, it is very challenging to search using these names, as there is no unified search strategy they can employ to achieve comprehensive search results. The LC-PCC PS for RDA 16.4 (for Taiwan) is simply carried over from the LCRI (LC rule interpretation) without any solution for the existing problems.


  • Examine all related issues, in consultation with current standards and instructions, as well as LC, PCC, and OCLC.
  • Make recommendations with options to address the issues, including proposing revisions to the LC-PCC PS, with an analysis of the pros and cons of each option.
  • Develop a CEAL proposal to the LC PSD and/or PCC for a PS (policy statement) revision that would reinforce best practices to meet the goals of consistency and user discovery.
  • Stand ready to help plan and carry out database cleanup.


  • March, 2016-
  • Preliminary report due on October 15th, 2017
  • Final report due on January 31st, 2018


  • Charlene Chou (NYU), Chair
  • Shi Deng (UCSD), CJK NACO Coordinator
  • Sarah Elman (Retired from Columbia University)
  • Jia Xu (Yale)
  • Hsi-chu bolick (U North Carolina)
  • Stephen Qiao (U Toronto)
  • Ex-Officio: Chengzhi Wang (CCM Chair, Columbia) & Naomi Shiraishi (CTP Chair, UC Berkeley)
  • LC liaison: Jessalyn Zoom

Preliminary report

For the previous subcommittees, go to: CEAL CTP Subcommittees, Task Forces and Working Groups