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About CAPC

 

The purpose of the Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. is to represent the concerns of AV catalogers in matters relating to the formation, interpretation and implementation of national and international cataloging standards, rules and related matters.


• Qualifications for Serving on CAPC

Candidates should have three years of current experience cataloging AV materials or equivalent experience. Additionally, candidates should interact regularly with online cataloging systems or have demonstrable knowledge of such systems. CAPC business and discussions are publicly conducted during ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences. Candidates for appointment to CAPC must be willing to commit time and funds as necessary to attend one of these meetings per year. Most CAPC work is done outside of the formal meetings and members are expected to actively contribute to CAPC projects, activities, and discussions. Members who are unable or unwilling to contribute to CAPC work may be asked to leave the committee by the OLAC Executive Board.

Appointments are made by the President of OLAC following consultation and review of applications by the current Executive Board. New members will be appointed at the January Executive Board meeting and notified soon after by the President of OLAC. Newly appointed members will receive all CAPC mailings from that point forward. New CAPC members, while not full voting members until their term takes effect following the ALA Annual Conference, are encouraged to attend the ALA Annual CAPC meeting and should be willing to volunteer for, or be willing to be assigned to, projects.

There are seven members on the committee. Members serve two-year terms with possibility of reappointment to a second two-year term. The term of the Chair is for one year with reappointment upon satisfactory performance.

The MARBI Liaison, CC:DA Liaison, NACO-AV Funnel Coordinator, NACO-AV Assistant Coordinator, and the OCLC Representative to OLAC are non-voting ex officio members of CAPC.

• CAPC Internships

The purpose of CAPC internships is to broaden opportunities for participation in CAPC and to allow an interested AV cataloging librarian the ability to gain insight into the workings of a national cataloging committee. An intern may serve no more than two consecutive terms of one year each.

Selection and Appointment: Appointments are made by the President of OLAC, following consultation and review of applications by the current Executive Board. New members will be appointed at the January Executive Board meeting and notified soon after by the President of OLAC. Newly-appointed interns will receive all CAPC mailings from that point forward. The terms for new CAPC interns take effect following the ALA Annual Conference. Interns should attend the ALA CAPC meetings and volunteer for, or be willing to be assigned to, projects.

Duties: CAPC interns report directly to the Chair of CAPC and can be assigned special duties or projects by the Chair. An intern can, for example, be assigned to research the history and implication of a specific rule or serve as a special assistant to the Chair of CAPC.

Requirements: CAPC business and discussions are publicly conducted during ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences. Candidates for appointment to CAPC must be willing to commit time and funds as necessary to attend one of these meetings per year. CAPC interns must have at least three years full-time online AV cataloging experience. Interns must be members of OLAC. Interns must interact regularly with online cataloging systems or have demonstrable knowledge of such systems.

Conditions: An intern serves a one-year term. An intern is neither guaranteed appointment to CAPC as a full voting member nor reappointment as an intern. A maximum of two (2) interns may be appointed annually; an intern may serve no more than two consecutive terms (or two years) as an intern.
 
 

CAPC CHAIRMEN

2013-                 Mary Huismann

2011-2013         Walter Walker

2009-2011       Robert Freeborn

2006-2009       Kelley McGrath

2004-2006       Lisa Bodenheimer

2002-2004       Iris Wolley

2000-2002       Meredith Horan

1998-2000       Cathy Gerhart

1995-1998       Diane Boehr

1992-1995       Richard Harwood

1991-1992       Katha Massey

1989-1991       Sharon Almquist

1986-1989       Dorian Martyn

1984-1986       Verna Urbanski

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