I'm teaching the current use of 440 and 490/830. I have not seen any official statement that the proposed change has been instituted, and the MARC website has not been changed. I'm also not clear on what the indicators would be and whether a 490 is required if the series is traced as given on the item; it appears to be optional, but the wording of the proposal is vague and ambiguous.
It's difficult enough to understand one concept at a time; I don't want to confuse them by teaching competing methods for handling the same concept, particularly when one of them has not yet been finalized or released.
I'll save the proposed method for advanced cataloging.
Suzanne M. Stauffer, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
275 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training on behalf of Kamoji, Linda J
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Subject: [eduCAT] How are you teaching series?
Hi. How are you dealing with teaching the series MARC fields for monographs?
Teaching the proposed abandonment of 440 and using 490 1 and 8XX only?
Teaching both the old (440) and the new ways?
Thanks for any input.
Indiana University Libraries
Cataloging manager and Adjunct Lecturer