We sometimes find useful information about the author found in the work
cat. cited in the author's NAR is not included in the 670 field. Although
we know that NARs are not intended to be biographies, we do like to include
information that helps us and future catalogers. E.g., it's helpful to
know whether a Southeast Asian literary author with a Chinese or hybrid
Chinese/English name is Malaysian, Indonesian or from Singapore.
Our question is: may we freely edit an existing 670 field? Or should we
leave the original 670 field as is and add the new data we think important
in a second 670 for the same source? We know that occasionally libraries
may be working from differing printings of the work cat.
Sophia McMillen [log in to unmask]
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
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