Thank you. No need to dispense with the notification
requirement. As Mike Tribby has pointed out, simply notifying the BL of
the change is easier to integrate into many US library workflows than is
consultation "prior to making any change" (which is the way the Z1
guideline is now worded).
Many of us turn to Z1 and other prescribed NACO documentation for
guidance in such cases and tend to follow whatever instructions are
-- Jim LeBlanc
At 11:23 AM 11/19/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>We'll work on that; keep in mind, though, that I am not the British
>Library nor an obligating officer of the Library of Congress and cannot
>dispense with the notification requirement itself.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 11/18/03 02:26PM >>>
>Anthony, Mike, et al.:
> The pertinent section Z1 currently reads:
>"British Library records. The British Library must be consulted prior
>making any change to the 1XX field of a record it has contributed
>any record with the code "Uk" in 040 subfield $a). Send an email
>to [log in to unmask] giving the Library of Congress Control Number
>of the record and a brief explanation for the proposed change. Fax
>supporting information for the proposed change if such information
>useful (International: +44 1937 546562)."
>If practice has indeed evolved to the point where NACO libraries
>merely notify the BL when we change a 1XX on a Uk record, could the
>pages be updated to reflect this change?
>-- Jim LeBlanc
>At 12:51 PM 11/18/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >In practice, the provisions in Z1 relating to the revision of name
> >headings contributed to the NACO file by the British Library have
> >more a notification than an approval process. A simple e-mail to the
> >address provided in Z1, specifying the record number and the
> >involved, will usually suffice. They are very agreeable to other
> >bibliographic inquiries sent through the same address.
> >This change in practice has been to a large extent due to the British
> >Library's willingness to adopt the NACO form of heading in its
> >and bibliographic products in preference to its own.
> >In order for them to do this, however, they must be informed of the
> >revisions. In some past cases, I have received responses from them
> >asking for a delay in distributing a revision, due to the need of
> >synchronising their own bibliographic distribution system with that
> >In my eight happy years dealing with the BL, they have never
> >"disapproved" a revision to a heading. At most, they have provided
> >better data which can be used in either a new, AACR2 formulation of
> >heading or qualifiers to the heading.
> >The reminder to the PCC list was done at their request during a
> >particularly complicated phase of data migration to their new system.
> >It is particularly useful to that process for them to keep the bulk
> >the database as current as possible; notification is the quickest way
> >do that.
> >Anthony R.D. Franks
> >Cooperative Cataloging Program Specialist
> >Library of Congress
> >202-707-2822 (voice)
> >202-252-2082 (fax)
>Cornell University Library
>110 Olin Library
>Ithaca, NY 14853
>Phone: (607) 254-5290
>Fax: (607) 255-6110
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