I have had an extra thought about this--
The problem is that there are (or will soon be) two records for the item in the bibliographic file, and we're trying to account for that in the authority file.
Clarifying the relationship of the two bibliographic records will be done in the bibloiographic file by using the same main entry. If there's a translation involved, uniform title work will resolve the issue.
Anthony R.D. Franks
Team Leader, Cooperative Cataloging Team
Library of Congress
>>> Richard Amelung <[log in to unmask]> 3/20/2008 3:27 PM >>>
The hob gobblin of small minds here, but that never stopped me in
the past ....
To follow up on John's comment below, and provide a nuance or two
.... Although we have in recent years become the new "Kind and Caring
NACO", there are a couple of conventions that we all follow so that
information may be readily identified by subsequent users of our work.
One of these is how the 670 "reads". When doing training sessions, I
always emphasize that one should understand more or less the 670 as follows:
670 $a Here's the source where I looked: $b here's the place in
the source where I looked (this is the info that I found when I looked
What some are proposing here is confusing variant/different _forms
of the information_ with variant/different _sources_. Different
sources should be in different 670s.
Otherwise, it lends the impression that the OCLC record is actually
in the item in hand, as in the CIP hdg. in the work being cataloged. In
the latter case, it *should* be in the same 670 because all the info is
indeed coming from the same "$a Here's the source where I looked".
As an aside, I see no need to identify the language of the
cataloging. I throw my lot in with Mr. Franks. Let's keep it simple
and, just as important, clear to all.
john g marr wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Daniel CannCasciato wrote:
>> I like Adams' attempt and intent to provide a single 670.
>>> 670 Management of wolf and lynx conflicts with human interests,
>>> 2007: $b t.p. (Jens Karlsson) Swedish OCLC bib. hdg. (Karlsson,
>>> Jens, 1972-)
> Looks good, but it breaks "The Rules" by citing two different
> sources of information (the book and OCLC) in the same field.
> John G. Marr
> RMBA, UNMGL
> Univ. of New Mexico
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Richard C. Amelung, Ph. D.
Professor of Legal Research
Saint Louis University Law Library