Cross posted; apologies for the duplication
Starting with the year 2000, conference names represented by acronyms
and initialisms have been routinely appearing on title pages with the
full form of the year rather than the expected abbreviated form, e.g.,
"EWSPT 2000" instead of "EWSPT '00."
Current Library of Congress policy for monographs (LCRI 21.1B1, LCRI
24.7A, LCRI 24.7B) is to treat the year as part of the name in the
heading only when the year is represented by an abbreviated form of
the year, e.g., "EWSPT '98 (1998 : Weybridge, England)."
Should the LCRIs be amended to permit the full form of the year also
to be treated as part of the name (e.g., "EWSPT 2000 (2000 : Kaprum,
Austria")? Or should the LCRIs not be changed, in which case the full
form of the year would not be treated as part of the name (e.g.,
"EWSPT (Conference) (2000 : Kaptrum, Austria)"?
The Cataloging Policy and Support Office is recommending that the
existing LCRIs be amended to permit the full form of year to be
treated as part of the name of the conference. This would allow
monograph catalogers to continue LC's 1983 policy of establishing
separate headings for each year such a conference is held. Maintaining
current policy for monograph catalogers would also eliminate any
potential confusion with the LC policy for serials (LCRI 24.7A)
whereby all the existing records for an acronym/initialism conference
heading with the abbreviated form of year would be cancelled in favor
of a single form of heading for the conference whenever the conference
heading is needed in serials cataloging.
Please send comments on the this CPSO recommendation by December 22,
Bob Ewald, CPSO
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