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At Chicago, we do not wait for LC to finish records which are in-process, because we never know how long this is going to take.   If one of the catalogers has selected such a book for cataloging, he or she  finishes it and hopes that LC makes use of our work.

Pat Williams
ICU


aAt 03:14 PM 7/25/01 -0500, you wrote:
Colleagues,
        I'd like to know how others are dealing with in-process records found in the LC database.  Do you just put your book aside and wait?  Do you have a time limit before cataloging an item yourself?  What's a reasonable period of time to wait before doing it yourself?  I have in hand a work by a 15th century Sicilian and written in the Sicilian dialect.  It would be easy to go ahead and finish it off myself; it's been in process at LC since April.  Note to LC folks: Do you routinely search again for copy before completing an in-process record?
        Marty Joachim
        Indiana University Libraries