The 667 often contains information I have thought would be useful to the
public, of the sort "Not to be confused with XXX." I would favor some way of
making this kind of extremely valuable information public. Start using the
680 for the purpose? That would certainly be one way.

Deborah J. Leslie
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-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Robinson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 01 February 2000 8:10 PM
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Subject: Use of field 680

Hello all,

In a conversation I'm having with an ACRL committee member, the notion has
been raised of being able to display to the public information that usually
goes in a 667 in NACO records.

Notes of the sort:

        100 1_ Blow, Jane, $d d. 1867
        667 __ Widow of Joseph Blow (d. 1845)

667s are by definition nonpublic notes that give some sort of general
information about the 1xx whereas 680s are the public counterpart.

My questions to you all is how many of you would like to display this sort
of information to your publics? And secondly, seeing that LC does not use
the field and requires NACO libraries not to as well, is there any potential
to change that, if that is desired by the NACO community?


--Elizabeth A. Robinson
  Principal Rare Book Cataloger
  Huntington Library
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