The detail mongers of the world will want examples so that we will know
the exact format we should use for "[LCCN]" and "[utility control
number]". As I type that, I realize that utility control number is not
always known by the cataloger at the time the book is cataloged. For
example, new NYU records built in Geac will get a number when they hit
RLIN (and OCLC if we ever get that going regularly). While the RLIN
number is generally the local number with prefixes and suffixes, I'm
not sure that is guaranteed. If the number is for information purposes
and not for automated processing, that's probably adequate but the
number would need to be understood as a guesstimate. Presumably, OCLC
numbers are sequential and you can't guesstimate the number if it's
being sent in a batch load process.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Ana Cristan <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2001 10:54 am
Subject: [BIBCO] LC "In-process" records procedure
> BIBCO Participants:
> As a result of the recent discussion on this list initiated by
> Marty Joachim (Indiana University) in re: how to "move LC in-process"
> records along, we at LC have been discussing the lack of a
> mechanism to take advantage of upgrades performed in the
> utilities by the BIBCO libraries and how this might be
> Building on Richard Amelung's (St. Louis Univ. Law School)
> suggestion to notify LC when an upgrade to an LC in-process
> record has taken place, the following procedure is proposed:
> Upon upgrading an LC in-process bibliographic record
> the BIBCO library would send a message to their LC/NACO
> Liaison with the standard text:
> "PCC record for [LCCN] in [utility] under [utility control number]."
> The use of this text would serve two purposes:
> 1. The standardized text would enable the LC liaison to cut and
> paste the message with minimum change into the LC record.
> 2. The standardized text would enable LC to monitor the situation
> through searching.
> Thoughts, suggestions, comments, etc. are welcome and may be sent
> directly to me or to the list.
> Ana Cristán
> BIBCO Coordinator