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Re: Cataloger's Desktop 2011 Issue 2 release + NACO Canadian names and VIAF

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"Frank, Paul" <[log in to unmask]>

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Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 10 May 2011 15:39:03 -0400

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Adam and others on the list, 

VIAF is an additional official source for Canadian names. It does not replace Amicus or the Canadiana database. You are not required to search VIAF when setting up Canadian names, if you prefer to search Amicus or the Canadiana database. 

This is outlined in the updated DCM Z1 1XX Headings section.  

Paul

Paul Frank
Cooperative Programs Section
Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-4230
202-707-1570
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-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Adam L. Schiff
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Cataloger's Desktop 2011 Issue 2 release + NACO Canadian names and VIAF

Paul,

This new text is confusing, because it says that "Note that cataloger[s] may choose to continue to search via AMICUS or by using the Canadiana database at: 
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadiana-authorities/index/index?lang=eng"

So does that mean that we may search AMICUS INSTEAD of VIAF?  That's how it appears to me.  Which I personally am happy to do.  Or does it mean that we MUST search VIAF but that we may ALSO search AMICUS?  If so, it should be reworded.

Adam

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Adam L. Schiff
Principal Cataloger
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 543-8409
(206) 685-8782 fax
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On Tue, 10 May 2011, Frank, Paul wrote:

> 
> PCC list,
> 
>  
> 
> Please see the message below announcing the release of 2011 Issue 2 of Cataloger?s Desktop.
> 
>  
> 
> Also please take note of the change in NACO policy for establishing 
> Canadian personal and corporate names. NACO participants are now 
> expected to consult Library and Archives Canada authority data as it 
> appears in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). The policy change is outlined in the updated version of DCM Z1 1XX Headings section released in Cataloger?s Desktop over the past weekend:
> 
>  
> 
> When the LAC heading is found in Canadian CIP data or access points on 
> current LAC bibliographic records, use the LAC heading to create an 
> NAR unless modifications are called for by NACO procedures as stated 
> below.  When the name to be established is not found in these sources, 
> search the LAC name authority file in the VIAF http://viaf.org and 
> proceed according to the guidelines below.  Note that cataloger may 
> choose to continue to search via AMICUS or by using the Canadiana 
> database at: 
> http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadiana-authorities/index/index?lang=
> eng
> 
>  
> 
> Personal Names:
> 
> Search the LAC name authority file in VIAF to find the LAC authorized 
> form. When an authorized LAC heading is found, use the LAC form to 
> create an NAR unless modifications are called for by NACO procedures as stated below.  Add a 670 citation "LAC in VIAF" with the usual conventions for 670 citations of source information found in databases.
> 
>  
> 
> Corporate Names:
> 
> Search the LAC name authority file in VIAF to find the LAC authorized form.
> 
>  
> 
> When an authorized form for a Canadian corporate heading is not found 
> in VIAF, both LC and PCC catalogers should create and contribute an 
> NAR based on the information found in the resource being cataloged and then contact LAC for verification of the Canadian corporate name by using the Web form found at:
> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/LAC-nacohdgform.html
> 
>  
> 
> Please consult DCM Z1, 1XX Headings section,  for more information; 
> the NARs LAC, NUC & CIP FAQ  < 
> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/nacocatfaq.html> on the NACO website has been updated to reflect the new policy on using the VIAF for Canadian names.
> 
>  
> 
> *****
> 
>  
> 
> Cataloger's Desktop announcement:
> 
>  
> 
> Colleagues:
> 
>  
> 
> We are pleased to report that 2011 Issue 2 of Cataloger's Desktop was 
> released over the weekend.  Among the changes in this issue are:
> 
>  
> 
> New resources:
> 
> * GeoNames
> 
> * PCC Guidelines for Creating Bibliographic Records in Multiple 
> Character Sets
> 
> * Understanding MARC Holdings Records
> 
>  
> 
> Revised resources:
> 
> * CONSER Editing Guide, Update 20
> 
> * Descriptive Cataloging Manual, 2011 Update 2
> 
> * Free-Floating Subdivisions, 23rd edition
> 
> * Subject Headings Manual, Update 1, February 2011
> 
>  
> 
>       Please note that there is a change with Descriptive Cataloging 
> Manual (DCM). Prior to this issue DCM was split into 2 sections: a 
> section that was available only to LC catalogers, and a section 
> available to all.  This distinction was reflected in the resource 
> title, but it caused confusion to many because of extensive interlinking between the 2 sections. As of this issue, all DCM sections have been consolidated into a single resource that is available to all.
> 
>  
> 
>       Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the 
> Cataloger's Desktop service. Thank you very much for your continued support.
> 
>  
> 
> Bruce Chr. Johnson
> 
> The Library of Congress
> 
> Policy & Standards Division
> 
> Washington, DC 20540-4263 USA
> 
>  
> 
> [log in to unmask]
> 
> www.loc.gov
> 
> 202.707.1652 (voice)
> 
> 202.707.1334 (fax)
> 
>  
> 
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