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PCC list members, here is a message sent to CONSER and BIBCO members      
for comment. We invite your comments as well- Les Hawkins                    

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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:02:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Les Hawkins <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Series coding proposal

CONSER and BIBCO colleagues, please see the series proposal presented at
the CONSER At-Large meeting at ALA annual:
http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/SeriesProposal.pdf. The proposal would allow
PCC participants the option of always coding the series statement in a 490
1 field and entering a controlled heading in the appropriate 8XX field.
Benefits include facilitating local global change utilities and being able
to take advantage of OCLC's control headings feature.

We felt it important to vet this change with BIBCO, CONSER, and the PCC
Standards Committee for further comment before making this option
available to PCC members. 

We've talked to the Network Development and MARC Standards Office
(NDMSO) about the need for MARBI approval. Our understanding from NDMSO is
that as the proposal states, this is more a matter of program policy
rather than field redefinition and so probably does not require MARBI
approval to implement. The proposal for this practice was made several
years ago and though not approved at the time, it is likely that libraries
are making use of the practice in ILS implementations.

If adjustments to the description of 490 indicator 1 need to be made, such
as from "traced differently" to "traced in a different field" (or similar
language), this could probably be incorporated as a minor editorial change
in the fall 2006 MARC update.

We would like to receive your comments before September 8th, 2006. Please
send your comments to the listserv or feel free to send comments directly
to me or Carolyn Sturtevant.

Thanks
Les Hawkins 
CONSER Coordinator
202 707-5185