This happens with the resources I catalog with some frequency since I mostly do older stuff-I need a heading that hasn't been established, the person has only published one resource, so there's only one record in OCLC and it's for the same thing I'm cataloging-and I've always just used the boilerplate OCLC note. Each 670 is to cite a different resource, and these ARE different resources: the first note is for the book you're cataloging and the second is for OCLC and the record you found in it. The OCLC record is not the same resource as the book itself. I don't think there's an implication that there are records in OCLC for other resources by the author, but there IS an implication that there is more information in OCLC about the author (in this case, the birthdate) than you found in the resource cited in the first 670 (the book).
Robert L. Maxwell
Head, Special Collections and Metadata Catalog Dept.
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
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Subject: Re: citing a record in OCLC in another language of cataloging
The problem I see with your suggestion, Bob, is that it would be basically
citing the exact same work that is cited in the first 670. Ordinarily, we
wouldn't use a 670 OCLC citation when the only thing we were citing is the
work we already had cited in the Work cat. citation. Your second 670 to
me implies that there are OTHER resources by the author in OCLC that have
that heading and usage.
On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Robert Maxwell wrote:
> I'd think the regular OCLC note would be adequate in this instance,
> since it IS, after all, a heading you found in OCLC:
> 670 OCLC, March 20, 2008$b(hdg.: Karlsson, Jens, 1972- ; usage: Jens
> This isn't a "Swedish" heading, just because it comes from a Swedish language record-in my opinion it's a heading with equal status to any of the other name headings in OCLC.
> Robert L. Maxwell
> Head, Special Collections and Metadata Catalog Dept.
> 6728 Harold B. Lee Library
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
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> Subject: citing a record in OCLC in another language of cataloging
> I have been cataloging some books published in Sweden for which Swedish
> libraries have already input records in OCLC. Since the language of
> cataloging of these Swedish libraries is Swedish, OCLC policy is to have
> us input a "parallel" record in English.
> I'm wondering how best to cite a name heading found on one of these
> non-English records, since often the headings found includes dates that
> are not available otherwise and are used to break conflicts. For example,
> the publication:
> Management of wolf and lynx conflicts with human interests / Jens
> There is a record in Swedish (040 $b swe) for this book with the heading:
> Karlsson, Jens, 1972- Per OCLC policy, I will be inputting a new parallel
> record for this book and need to include the date in the heading to break
> a conflict with another name in the authority file. I was thinking of
> combining the info on the heading found in OCLC into one 670 citation:
> Management of wolf and lynx conflicts with human interests, 2007: $b t.p.
> (Jens Karlsson) Swedish OCLC bib. hdg. (Karlsson, Jens, 1972-)
> Does this make sense? Is there a better way to include the information on
> a heading found in OCLC for the same manifestation cataloged in a
> different language of cataloging?
> Adam L. Schiff
> Principal Cataloger
> University of Washington Libraries
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