Something is amiss here as this footnote doesn't appear in the LCRI of my
version of Cataloger's Desktop.
Nevertheless, I don't know if the statements on the facsimile nature of the
reproduction or whether a text purports to reproduce an original really
apply to currently issued PDFs. But maybe that's the point; this LCRI
should not be applied as broadly as the examples suggest and that we should
use the "when in doubt" clause as our usual practice.
David W Reser wrote:
> >>> [log in to unmask] 10/21/03 12:45AM >>>
> Perhaps we need a firmer statement in the LCRI as to when to consider
> something a reproduction and when not to? And maybe an "in case of
> Adam-- I'm not sure it's possible to make any "firmer" statement than
> what is already in the footnote in LCRI 1.11A (my colleagues still tease
> me about the the longest footnote in LCRIs), but feel free to offer
> wording. Some of the examples you give seem to be "simultaneous"
> publications (albeit that the print copies may be held up slightly due
> to production/distribution processes), which are specifically exluded
> from this RI as mentioned in the footnote. Also, as you can see, the
> "in case of doubt" clause is already present.
> Footnote 1 from LCRI 1.11A: "A reproduction is a manifestation that
> replicates an item (or a group of items) or another manifestation (e.g.,
> a reprint with no changes) that is intended to function as a
> substitute. The reproduction may be in a different physical format from
> the original. Reproduction is generally a mechanical rather than an
> intellectual process. The physical characteristics of the reproduction
> such as color, image resolution, or sound fidelity are influenced by the
> particular process used to create it, and therefore may differ from
> those of the original. Reproductions are usually made for such reasons
> as the original's limited availability, remote location, poor condition,
> high cost, or restricted utility.
> Cataloger judgment will be required to distinguish electronic
> reproductions from electronic republications or simultaneous publication
> in analog and digital form (only reproductions are covered by this
> LCRI). For example, an electronic reproduction produced using scanning
> techniques that results in a facsimile reproduction may be easily
> identified as a reproduction. Other non-facsimile electronic
> reproductions may also be considered under this LCRI when they purport
> to be a reproduction of the original and can serve as a surrogate for
> the original. Other cataloging agencies choosing to follow this LCRI
> may need to develop their own criteria for distinguishing reproductions
> from manifestations judged not to be reproductions. In cases of doubt,
> or in cases where there is inadequate information about the original on
> which to base a description, do not consider the electronic
> manifestation to be a reproduction."