Posted on behalf of Jay Weitz:
Several weeks ago, the question was raised on this discussion list of the
appropriateness of PCC and Enhance participants using field 936 for "Record
Reported for Deletion" notes, as has long been common practice within
CONSER. After discussions among OCLC staff, it has been decided to allow
the use of a similar practice beyond the realm of serials.
When reporting a set of duplicate records to OCLC, PCC and Enhance
participants may add field 936 to record(s) reported for merging. Add this
duplicate record information as the first subfield $a.
936 Record Reported as a Duplicate -- Use #XXX
We request, however, that this be used prudently within the context of PCC
and/or Enhance work. As a longer-term aspect of this decision, we will make
the addition of field 936 to bibliographic records non-credit-generating
when we next make changes to this component of the OCLC system.
Consulting Database Specialist
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
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