I was curious about the series question, so I asked Adam Schiff (principal cataloger at UW Libraries) what he thought - his thoughts below, which he said I could forward. I still teach the history of the 740 field in Advanced Cat. because of older records, so it seems sensible to do the same for 440.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam L. Schiff [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 10:02 PM
> To: Allyson Carlyle
> Subject: Re: FW: How are you teaching series?
> The 440 won't officially become obsolete until the next MARC Update is
> published. Probably that won't be for another half year at least. Even
> then, the 440 will continue to remain as legacy data, so its use needs to
> be understood even if it is no longer valid for use in new records. OCLC
> may convert all of their records from 440 to 490/830, but most other
> libraries won't have the resources to do that in their local systems. So
> I think you need to teach both 440 and 490/8XX.
> Adam L. Schiff
> Principal Cataloger
> University of Washington Libraries
> Box 352900
> Seattle, WA 98195-2900
> (206) 543-8409
> (206) 685-8782 fax
> [log in to unmask]
> On Mon, 29 Sep 2008, Allyson Carlyle wrote:
>> What do you think we should be doing?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kamoji, Linda J
>> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 4:51 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 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?
>> Something else?
>> Thanks for any input.
>> Linda Kamoji
>> Indiana University Libraries
>> Cataloging manager and Adjunct Lecturer