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The Descriptive Cataloging Manual (DCM), Z1 was updated in December 2005 and sent to CDS for publication in the January 2006 Cataloger's Desktop (CDT) update.  It has been reported and confirmed that the link from the "Most Recent Update" of the resource summarizes when and what was revised in the file.  However, a change to a sentence in the 670 was missed. The appropriate correction has been made and will appear in the May issue of Cataloger's Desktop (see below).

In the meantime NACO cataloger's are reminded that a .PDF version of the DCM Z1 updates and the complete updated version of the DCM are available on the NACO Home Page at: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/naco.html

Paragraph from DCM ZI 670 section with sentence intended to be changed:

4. Information found. Following the location, cite the information found there, enclosed in parentheses. Automated authority record generation programs may supply additional information from the bibliographic record from which the authority record is being made, e.g., complete statements of responsibility. In order to maintain the cost effectiveness of these programs, use judgment in deciding what information can remain in the subfield $b and what is really extraneous to the record being created and should be deleted.  

If the name being established is not in the first 670 for the "work cat.," give "(name not given)" in the subfield $b.

As appropriate, give multiple occurences of ... [rest of guideline]

The paragraph, updated Dec. 2005 should now read:

4. Information found. Following the location, cite the information found there, enclosed in parentheses. Automated authority record generation programs may supply additional information from the bibliographic record from which the authority record is being made, e.g., complete statements of responsibility. In order to maintain the cost effectiveness of these programs, use judgment in deciding what information can remain in the subfield $b and what is really extraneous to the record being created and should be deleted. 
As appropriate, give multiple occurences of ... [rest of guideline]

The sentence "If the name being established is not in the first 670 for the "work cat.," give "(name not given)" in the subfield $b." was intented to be deleted but was not.

We apologize for this glitch and thank you for your patience.

Ana Lupe Cristán
Cooperative Cataloging Specialist
CPSO
Library of Congress, LM 537
Washington, DC 20540-4382
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fax: 202.252.2082
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