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Hi Adam,
         Good points. In developing procedures we'll keep your concerns in
mind and look for the most efficient mechanism possible.  Maybe a web
form so that anyone at any institution could report at anytime to a file
here that could be handled by staff not already overburdened with other
duties?  hmmmm, we'll get to work on that.
        Notifications of upgrading MLC or overseas office items are not
included in these procedures, my understanding is that we're strickly
talking about items that BIBCO participants see in LC's Online Catalog
which are still in-process, for this reason OCLC would not be able to
provide a notification service.

Thanks for commenting, BIBCO depends on your help to keep procedures
efficient and clear.
Ana
Ana

Adam Schiff wrote:
>
> In general, I support the idea of letting LC know that a BIBCO record has
> been created for something they have in process.  But I have some
> questions and concerns:
>
> What will the liaison do with this information?  And what about other
> records of LC's that we upgrade to AACR2 or full-level BIBCO level? (e.g.
> lots of overseas office records have no call number, no access points
> other than title, no subject headings, etc. but they aren't "in-process"
> records as far as I know).  I have a concern that sending notices of this
> to our liaisons could bog them down further from getting other work for us
> done (reviewing NACO headings, processing SACO proposals).
>
> Finally, I'm not sure it's all that reasonable to ask our staffs to keep a
> list of LC records that they upgrade.  Presumably you would only want to
> hear from the BIBCO coordinators, not individual catalogers?  Perhaps a
> better method overall would be to convince OCLC to develop a notification
> system to LC of records that have been upgraded that would be automated
> and not require us to gather do this by hand.
>
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