Adam et al.,
	Confirming that LC will not review, modify, or delete found series fields(4XX/8XX) in records from CIP partner, in PCC member copy, and in non-PCC member copy.  The information in PCC series FAQ question #1 for all those categories is "existing series statements/access points will be accepted as is and 'passed through.'"
	When LC creates a series statement in LC original cataloging (040 $a is solely DLC), the 490 0# field will follow all the rules and LCRIs related to descriptive cataloging.

>>> "Adam L. Schiff" <[log in to unmask]> 06/01/06 1:48 PM >>>
On Thu, 1 Jun 2006, Judith A Kuhagen wrote:

> Adam,
> 	When a data element is on the "pass through" list as part of copy 
> cataloging, etc., that data element is not reviewed, modified, or 
> deleted by anyone at LC.  It "goes out" in the same form as it "came 
> in."  So, 4XX/8XX fields that may be incorrect in fact, form, or MARC 
> tag will be "passed through" as found.  (Not sure what part of my 
> previous reply made you think we would adjust the 4XX/8XX fields; the 
> answer to your last question was about descriptive data elements when LC 
> is giving the series as a 490 0#.)
> 			Judy


In a previous message, you emphasized that LC would continue to follow the 
descriptive rules regarding series (e.g. including parallel titles, ISSN), 
but always coding the transcribed data as nontraced 490 0_.  Based on 
this, I assumed that meant that staff would review elements found in 
cataloging copy to ascertain if they were in accord with descriptive 
standards, and if they were not, they would adjust the transcription.
Am I correctly understanding now that only in original records created by 
LC catalogers will we be able to rely on accurate transcription of series 

I'm concerned that passing through traced series statements found in copy 
that are in actuality incorrect is a more serious problem for our shared 
databases than not providing a series access point at all.  Joan Biella's 
example is an even better one than my made-up example because as she 
noted, there is already a different series established that would end up 
collocating two unrelated series.  In my example of a 440 that really 
should have been an 830 the traced form was at least correct even though 
it didn't reflect a true transcription of series on the item.

--Adam Schiff

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