On Wed, 5 Nov 2008, Laurence Creider wrote:
> While I agree with its sentiment, the first paragraph is not something that I
I agree with that statement.
> The problem I find with your interpretation is that you have read
> your assumptions into the text.
We have both done that (e.g., (a) your comments that 0.14 is not to be
taken literally and (b) 22.3A "80%", "2)", parens. is to be based upon
example rather than text, and my comment that (c) 22.3A introd. "2)",
parens. defines the role of theses).
Let's resolve these dilemmas as follows:
(1) Take 0.14 literally;
(2) Take 22.3A "80%", "2)", parens. at face-value [i.e., what is its
meaning with no example at all?];
(3) Explain why the parenthetical remark in 22.3A introd. "2)" was
written [e.g., what other clause requires it as clarification?].
> Obviously, lots of people do not like the rule; but I think it is clear.
> Hence, Deborah's objection to it.
More likely, people do not like this rule primarily because it is not
clear. Deborah's and others' objections simply need to be added to mine
[that "fullness" needs to be defined as number of elements and theses need
to be excepted in general] and submitted to CPSO in a request for
clarification. One point of that clarification would be how the LCRI
might be perfectly clear to LC but muddy outside LC for various reasons.
NACO and/or NACO catalogers may have no input in the wording of LCRIs,
but they have to follow them. LCRIs are written [!] solely for internal
LC use but NACO catalogers operate differently. No revision would
probably be made unless LC catalogers themselves need it. Could the
people at LC who are responsible for maintaining the LCRIs please comment
on the bases of determination used for the present wording of 22.3A, on
the NACO catalogers' objections to it, and on my "resolve" comments above?
Thanks, all, very much!
John G. Marr
Univ. of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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