Pete, Kathie, and others,
I can provide an update on when we expect to complete the feasibility study and a recommendation for PCC institutions during the interim.
This was a five-month study beginning August 18, according to the announcement linked from the NACO Advisory Group web page https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/naco/documents/PCC-CCT-Feasibility-Study.docx. So as of yesterday the testing period has officially closed.
In the next stage we will analyze the data we have collected and present our findings to the PCC Standing Committee on Standards (SCS). We expect this process to take about a month.
SCS will then make a decision based on:
● the impact of the policy change on legacy data, including existing authorized conventional collective titles for incomplete collections of literary forms by one agent
● the treatment of translations
● bibliographic file maintenance (BFM)
● any unexpected or unforeseen cataloging situations that arise during the Feasibility Study
● the number of resources cataloged in the Feasibility Study
● literary forms that are not listed in RDA 126.96.36.199.2
● other issues that arise in the Feasibility Study
In the meantime, PCC catalogers may continue applying the policy given under "Process and Workflow" in the Feasibility Study FAQ https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/naco/documents/FAQ-PCC-CCT-Feasibility-Study.docx.
National University, San Diego
(for the NACO Advisory Group)
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Kathie Coblentz
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 8:44 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [PCCLIST] PCC CCT Feasibility Study
On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:36:38 +0000, Wilson, Pete <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I recently ran across an old email about the PCC CCT Feasibility Study, which apparently ended in December. I did not volunteer to be part of the study, largely because I wasn't even doing any cataloging in August. We started an exciting new cataloging-at-home program later in the fall.
>Is any word available on how the study came out? Should we continue to eschew CCTs for incomplete compilations of literary works? If I've missed communications on this, I apologize.
I would like to know the answer to this as well. Also, if the Feasibility Study results in the policy change being studied, i.e. dropping the CCTs for "partial collections of literary forms by one agent," as I sincerely hope it will (there is nothing I am more eager to eschew than assigning CCTs for incomplete compilations of literary works) ... is there any chance the change could also be applied to non-literary collections, for instance collections of photographs by one photographer?
Rare Materials Cataloger
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 313, New York, NY 10018 nypl.org
My opinions, not NYPL's