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Does this change in series policy indicate that LC is giving up its
participation in PCC? I don't see how LC catalogers can code records as
PCC, either full or core, if they have not complied with one of the basic
standards of the program, namely to search the authority file and use the
established heading and the series treatment decision that is recorded in
the SAR. One of the basic tenets of PCC participation is the requirement
to make sure that all headings under authority control must be supported by
an authority record, and that new usages of a series title be recorded
What about other libraries that don't completely update records and make them PCC records? We're an OCLC enhance library, and a NACO library, and there were a number of times when I wanted to enhance a records (usually NBER working papers) where someone had already made the bib a PCC record, but had not bothered to make sure that the bib description was correcty, and/or had not made sure that all the headings, including the series, were entered correctly. It was a great source of frustration for us, as we had to make sure that we corrected the record for our own use, but couldn't make that work availble to other libraries.
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