When I trained some of the libraries in the NACO Canada funnel, it was
very clear that we needed to be able to distinguish between LAC headings
and authorities found in AMICUS and headings found on other records from
non-LAC libraries. Sometimes the headings and usage found on the non-LAC
records provided useful information that wasn't available elsewhere. The
catalog used for searching by Canadian libraries is generally AMICUS
rather than OCLC, so it was important that they could cite data
from non-LAC records in AMICUS too.
We decided that the catalogers should indicate whether the info. is taken
from LAC bib. records or authorities or non-LAC bib. records. For
670 AMICUS, date $b (LAC auth. hdg.: Smith, Joe (Joseph); LAC bib. hdgs.:
Smith, Joe; Smith, Joe (Joseph); non-LAC bib. hdgs.: Smith Joe, 1945- ;
Smith, Joseph Q.)
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 685-8782 fax
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On Sun, 1 Jul 2007, Sherman Clarke wrote:
> Dear CPSO:
> We NACO participants now have access to both LAC bibliographic and authority records. When citing what we find in 670, should we try to differentiate between headings found on bib records and those from authority records? It seems to me to be worth it to include some of the information from an authority record, e.g., full birth date, full name, affiliation.
> A few examples in DCM Z1 Appendix 2 might be helpful (exemplary, not prescriptive, of course).
> Possible example: LAC via Amicus, June 23, 2007 $b (hdg.: Gait, Darlene,
> 1969-; usage: Darlene Gait) authority record (Gait, Darlene, 1969-;
> Darlene Emmerrecianna Gait, b. Oct. 10, 1968)
> Thanks for advice.
> Sherman Clarke
> New York University Libraries
> Art NACO
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