At 04:31 PM 7/6/2005, Adam Schiff wrote:
We should be demanding that programmers of library
>automation systems come up with a solution - how hard is it really to
>design a system that can ignore the abbreviation in front of the date for
>the purposes of sorting?
I'm sure that this valid point will be included in its work by the
just-activated PCC task force on normalization (speaking as the chair ...);
but as is the case with the current "rules" for normalization, there's no
guarantee that any library system vendor will follow PCC recommendations.
P.S.: If anyone wants to open a thread on normalization at this time (not
me!), please change the subject line.
Gary L. Strawn, Authorities Librarian, etc.
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