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Adam, et al,

Although Ana is out of town for a few days for me to confirm, it was my understanding (from CPSO's perspective) that the removal of the "name not given" information from the two different places in the 670 section of DCM Z1 was for two reasons:

1) eliminate a requirement to provide a 670 citation to the "work cat." when that work had no information to cite regarding the heading (i.e., seen as extra work that is unwarranted), assuming that another source would be cited to support the heading/references; and

2) eliminate the frequent questions about why a citation that contained no information was coded as a 670 and not a 675.

I'll double check with Ana when she returns, and apologize in advance for the confusion,
Dave Reser
CPSO 
 

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Is the intent of this change to omit $b (name not given) that we should 
just cite the resource being cataloged in a 670 with no $b at all, or that 
we should not include a citation for that resource at all?

Adam

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On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Ana Lupe Cristán wrote:

> 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).
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> 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 
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> Paragraph from DCM ZI 670 section with sentence intended to be changed:
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> 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.
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> If the name being established is not in the first 670 for the "work cat.," give "(name not given)" in the subfield $b.
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> As appropriate, give multiple occurences of ... [rest of guideline]
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> The paragraph, updated Dec. 2005 should now read:
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> 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]
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> 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.
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> We apologize for this glitch and thank you for your patience.
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> Ana Lupe Cristán
> Cooperative Cataloging Specialist
> CPSO
> Library of Congress, LM 537
> Washington, DC 20540-4382
> tel.: 202.707.7921
> fax: 202.252.2082
> email: [log in to unmask] 
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