To: Multiple discussion lists of the PCC, and Autocat
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)
Date: April 6, 2009
Subject: Comments requested on Interim Report on BIBCO Standard Record Requirements
At their November 2008 meeting, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Committee (PoCo) endorsed the concept of using a single encoding level for monographic records instead of the current BIBCO encoding levels "Full" and "Core". They charged a task group to draft a set of required elements for such a record in time for the BIBCO Operations Committee and the cataloging community to discuss the model in the spring. The Task Group is using "BIBCO Standard Record" as the working name for the proposed model.
The Interim Report of the Task Group on BIBCO Standard Record Requirements may be viewed at:
To forward comments to the Task Group and to facilitation compilation, please follow these guidelines:
1. Use "BIBCO Standard Record" as the subject line in your email:
2. Refer to specific sections of the text and to specific tags when commenting (i.e. "Characteristics, point 2", or "MAP, 546", or "Guidelines, 246")
3. Send your emails to the address designated as the official site for comments: [log in to unmask] by Friday, April 24, 2009.
Task group members and PCC leadership will be observing lists where discussion is anticipated. The TG looks forward to reading the comments emailed to [log in to unmask]
The Task Group will submit their final report by mid-June, and the PCC decision on this model will follow after ALA Annual.
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