I want to thank Les, John, and Anthony for quickly shepherding my Word document into a PDF file. As Janet mentions, there are indeed other options, but given that we are all overloaded with work, I think PCC/LC made the right choice from a cost-benefit perspective. Frankly, I was thinking that very few people would want to browse through the document, although I'm quite happy to be wrong on that! I think the PCC leadership would be quite amenable to assistance from the field from those of you with special expertise, in this case with document formatting.

Paul

At 2006/03/30  10:58 a, you wrote:
Les Hawkins and John Mitchell have gone back into the document to change the font size and improve the general readability of the pages.

Speed in making the comments available to the membership was our original concern. Unfortunately, we do not have certified staff dedicated specifically to reformatting, linking, and otherwise translating documents to an electronic format, nor can we easily re-assign our program specialists from their other PCC duties to such activities in spite of their willingness and adeptness at self-training.

Anthony R.D. Franks
Team Leader, Cooperative Cataloging Team
Library of Congress
202-707-2822 (voice)
202-252-2082 (fax)

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Format of this document posting illustrates some kind of paradox,
considering what we're talking about here.

One would think that for this kind of communication, there would be some
way other than to be bound to a page-replica format. Is there no way to
post these things in a format that would come up in readable size, and
single stream text, so that one doesn't have to first raise the text to
a readable size, and then skip from page to page by cursor, in order to
read the whole thing? Or do one's own time-consuming conversions? These
are not the kind of document that one would want to use up paper to
print.

Janet Chin
Cataloger
The ProQuest Company

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Subject: [PCCLIST] RDA - PCC standards committee comments


All, the comments from the PCC Standing Committee on Standards on RDA
are
available from: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/standards.html. Thanks to
Paul Weiss for compiling them and John Mitchell for posting them.


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Paul J. Weiss
Catalog Librarian and NACO Coordinator
Metadata Services Department
UCSD Libraries
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