I think it might be useful. Some of the additional information could be
used to resolve conflicts or to further identify authors with common names.
From: Elizabeth Robinson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 8:10 PM
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Subject: Use of field 680
In a conversation I'm having with an ACRL committee member, the notion has
been raised of being able to display to the public information that usually
goes in a 667 in NACO records.
Notes of the sort:
100 1_ Blow, Jane, $d d. 1867
667 __ Widow of Joseph Blow (d. 1845)
667s are by definition nonpublic notes that give some sort of general
information about the 1xx whereas 680s are the public counterpart.
My questions to you all is how many of you would like to display this sort
of information to your publics? And secondly, seeing that LC does not use
the field and requires NACO libraries not to as well, is there any potential
to change that, if that is desired by the NACO community?
--Elizabeth A. Robinson
Principal Rare Book Cataloger
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