I would suggest two additions:
1) add "the availability of" before "quality cataloging records ..." or
something to this effect for grammatical purposes.
2) how about a new point: easy to use, authoritative documentation. That
certainly has been one of the major contributions of the CONSER program
and I don't think it should be omitted from the statement.
On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Anita L. Cristan wrote:
> As reported in the summary minutes of the joint meeting of the BIBCO
> and CONSER Operations Committees held in May 1998, a draft PCC values
> statement was formulated and sent forward to the PCC Steering Committee
> for review. Since that time the statement has also been reviewed and
> revised by members of the PCC Standing Committee on Training and the PCC
> Policy Committee.
> Here for your consideration, cogitation, etc. is the version
> of the values statement that is to be posted to the PCC home page.
> Addition, comments, etc. are welcome. Please respond to the list
> or directly to me at [log in to unmask]
> PCC Values Statement
> The Program for Cooperative Cataloging and its membership value:
> + the timely creation and maintenance of authoritative,
> cost-effective cataloging records by knowledgeable catalogers at
> many institutions;
> + quality cataloging records, rich enough in content to be used
> with little or no modification at the local level and reasonable
> enough in cost to be generated in large numbers;
> + working in a manner that fosters and reflects cooperation,
> collegiality, professional judgment, and service to the user
> + the PCC's role in providing leadership in the bibliographic
> community in the form of continuing education, development of
> standards, and enabling more effective use of automation.