Hi Marty and all,
Regrettably, expediting of items "in-process" on demand is not
feasible at this time for LC. The most efficient mechanism to help LC
expedite its cataloging is for more pcc-copy to be available which will
afford us the time to concentrate on moving along original cataloging
for those complex situations or difficult language items, etc.
On the other hand, the notification of pcc-copy available for LC
in-process items that you and Richard have championed is an excellent
idea and hopefully would provide LC with another tool to expedite its
cataloging. I'm working, in consultation with the Chair of the SCT,
CPSO, and others, to refine/simplyfy the suggested procedures in my
Thanks again for bringing this up.
"Joachim, Martin" wrote:
> I failed to include in my previous response that I agree with Richard's
> suggestion that we send a message to LC asking that items be moved more
> quickly through the process at LC whenever we do not have the expertise
> locally to complete them. Should a routine by established for this
> Marty Joachim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ana Cristan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 9:54 AM
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> Subject: 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