Thanks for your comments and replies to my recent query about being more
specific in reporting which core formats you
contribute. As a result of discussions November 13 among the PCC Policy
Committee and a decision by the Steering Committee, reporting will become
When we get around to changing the web reporting pages, the Full
categories will remain the same, but the specific categories of Core
Books, Core Music, Core Manuscripts, and Core Computer Files will
disappear. You'll just give the number of New Core Program Records and
the number of Copy Upgraded to Core.
You may begin a simplified stats process immediately, counting
and reporting all New Core Program Records in the one category, even
though your web page will carry 4 specific categories for the immediate
Thanks for being part of the discussion on this matter. Knowing that
general core numbers suffice for the PCC stats will make things
easier for all of us. You'll have fewer numbers to collect and send,
explaining the stats process to new BIBCO folks will take less time, and
we'll have fewer numbers to compile and publish.
That leaves more time for creating records!
Library of Congress
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