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Re: Best practices in updating authority records

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"Cuneo, Mary Jane" <[log in to unmask]>

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

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:43:28 +0000

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That is interesting for sure.  We can have a bad day, though, and no one will die.

Mary Jane Cuneo

-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of D. Brooking
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 12:54 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Best practices in updating authority records

I can't help but remember a study that was done here at the UW by an medical informatics grad student (unpublished I think) that found that the cognitive load on catalogers was right up there with air traffic controllers.

And that was under AACR2 still.



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Diana Brooking        (206) 685-0389
Cataloging & Germanics Librarian
Suzzallo Library       [log in to unmask]
University of Washington
Box 352900
Seattle WA  98195-2900

On Mon, 13 Apr 2015, Gary L Strawn wrote:

> 
> My memory (I have the standard lying around here somewhere but I can't 
> find it just now) is that the ISO standard allows for year-month-day 
> dates to be recorded either with or without hyphens, and it's simply 
> NACO practice to omit the hyphens unless EDTF is in play. It would certainly be easier on everyone if hyphens were used all the time; then we wouldn't have to remember when to use them and when not.
> 
>  
> 
> Gary L. Strawn, Authorities Librarian, etc.           Twitter: 
> GaryLStrawn
> 
> Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 
> 60208-2300
> 
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]   voice: 847/491-2788   fax: 
> 847/491-8306
> 
> Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.       BatchCat version: 
> 2008.22.409
> 
>  
> 
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah J. Leslie
> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:36 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Best practices in updating authority records
> 
>  
> 
> Gary,
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks for these appropriately curmudgeonly exhortations. I especially 
> commend your advocacy of copy-and-paste, and looking at the actual authority instead of acting on a list of search results alone.
> 
>  
> 
> At the Folger, we have created in Connexion a number of local constant 
> data records for the 3xx fields, focusing on recurring individual 
> attributes and clusters of attributes. For example, if I am creating a NAR for a printer, I invoke the CD "printer" which inserts appropriate fields. I don't need to remember which field contains gender or language:
> typing ctrl-b and 'male' or 'eng' inserts the fields properly tagged 
> and formatted. It's taken a long time to set up, but we believe it will easily pay off.
> 
>  
> 
> General question about the form of calendar dates in the 046. I do not 
> have direct access to ISO 8601, but everything I read about 
> formulating calendar dates--with the exception of LC-PCC PS 
> 9.3.1.3--states that year-month-day is to be represented yyyy-mm-dd, 
> that is, with the hyphens 
> (http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/iso8601.htm); some sources also give the alternative as yyyymmdd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Calendar_dates). If these sources are correct, why did LC-PCC choose to require the alternative formulation? It's harder to read, and therefore proofread. By clashing with the required yyyy-mm formulation, it's non-intuitive, a cataloger's shibboleth.
> 
>  
> 
> Can anyone involved with that decision speak to this?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Deborah
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>  
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>  
> 
> Deborah J. Leslie | Folger Shakespeare Library | [log in to unmask] | 
> 202.675-0369 | 201 East Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003 | www. 
> folger.edu
> 
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gary L Strawn
> Sent: Monday, 13 April 2015 09:35
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Best practices in updating authority records
> 
>  
> 
> [DJL: ] <...>
> 
>  
> 
> 2) If you're going to use the 046 field, read the documentation; you 
> aren't free to guess or make something up. Common
> errors:
> 
>                If you only have a month and a year, a hyphen is 
> required (this does not mean you necessarily have "$2
> edtf")
> 
>                If you have "$2 edtf" then hyphens are *required* 
> between year and month, and month and day
> 
>                The order of date elements is year-month-day. Not 
> year-day-month; not month-day-year; not day-month-year. Largest to smallest in scope; it's actually quite simple.
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