Dear Peter and all,
I arrived in Philadelphia a few hours ago for the annual meeting of Council on East Asian Libraries. So unfortunately, the timing of the final work for this report is pretty bad for us for East Asia specialists. I tried to go over, although briefly, and have two comments.
For the attached report: regarding the last bullet about future authority control of non-Latin headings, the first sentence states "The optional parallel non-Latin heading fields permitted under these guidelines are essentially variant headings and are not under authority control." I would add "when not included as cross-references." because, even though it's not authorized form, if the non-Latin headings are in authority files as x-refs., technically "authority controlled", I think.
Then the next sentence says "Although even these uncontrolled forms do enhance access to bibliographic records, ... ", my recommendation to say "these uncontrolled forms might enhance ... " rather "these uncontrolled forms do enhance ... ". I understand that they do enhance, but not enhance in the best way or desirable way. So I kind of prefer to use "might" ...
Also maybe we could add here about the strong recommendation to add those "uncontrolled forms" to authority files by PCC/NACO catalogers. Then extend the discussion to future original script authorized headings? Although I myself have still hard time to envision that, for example, all of our library users use Chinese or Arabic or Cyrillic script name headings. But then again, there must be the way to add non-Latin headings not just as x-ref. but language/script-oriented(?) authority forms, probably close to the VIAF concept.
The 2nd and last thing is about Korean spacing issue in 3.2. Robert, could you remind me what is the Mr. Morimoto's comment? We took this part from CONCER App. O (See 5. on p. 3 of http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/pdf/ceg/AppendixO.2009-19.pdf) except I added "not only descriptive fields and notes, but also headings," to clarify it applies to headings after we consulted LC Korean experts through David. If the addition affected something Mr. Morimoto addressed, then we could surely change the part. But otherwise ...
OK, that's it. I have to go now. It would be a bit difficult to work on this during the conference, which will end Friday (for me), but I'll try to follow up on the last point if necessary.
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Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 8:59 PM
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Subject: [PCCTG1] Non-Latin report latest draft
All, I attached the latest draft of the report that will accompany the guidelines when we submit them next week.
I know you all out there on the East Coast are all gone home by now. Hope you had a good weekend.
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