Cynthia Whitacre, Chair of the CCS Section, has written the following charge to the task force:
The Task Force shall examine ALA's past, present, and potential future roles in enabling access to library resources in all languages and scripts and in addressing the needs of users of materials in all languages and scripts through the development of library standards and practices.Task Force members:
In particular, the TF shall examine MARBI, CC:DA, and CC:AAM actions related to non-English language resources, and their role in encouraging and facilitating access to materials in all languages and scripts. The TF shall also examine efforts by online vendors and bibliographic utilities to facilitate balanced access to non-English language materials within their areas of responsibility.
The Task Force shall provide a written report to the ALCTS Executive Committee at its Spring 2006 meeting. This report will include information on access to non-English language materials in library records, catalogs, online systems and bibliographic utilities, as well as recommended actions for ALCTS to consider for encouraging timely development of non-English language material access and support.
- Beth Picknally Camden (Chair), University of Pennsylvania LibrariesJoan AliprandDiana M. Brooking, University of Washington LibrariesKaren Coyle (MARBI)Ann Della Porta, Library of CongressShi Deng, UCSD LibrariesWilliam J. Kopycki, University of Pennsylvania LibrariesHeidi G. Lerner, Stanford University LibrariesKristin Lindlan, University of Washington LibrariesSally H. McCallum, Library of CongressDavid N. Nelson, University of Pennsylvania LibrariesGlenn Patton, Online Computer Library CenterKaren Smith-Yoshimura, Research Libraries Group