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Apologies for the duplication; this information will also be posted to
the PCC web site for future information
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We have been asked about the relationship between subject authorities
and the Pinyin moratorium.  Newly proposed subject headings i.e., new
subject heading proposals, formulated according to the Pinyin
romanization, can be submitted in the usual manner.  The Cooperative
Cataloging Team will hold these headings until September 1, 2000.
Once approved (in early October), such headings can be used in newly
created bibliographic records beginning October 1, 2000 (i.e., newly
approved Pinyin headings cannot be used in any bibliographic record
until October 1).

Beginning July 5, 2000, existing subject headings that contain
Chinese terms romanized according to Wade-Giles or other romanization
schemes will be revised as a project on weekly lists between now and
October.  Because of complications in managing this project, staff are
asked not to request changes to already existing subject headings
until after the project is completed.

posted for Kay Guiles, CPSO, by Ana Cristán