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As Susan Westberg notes, the OCLC Terminologies Service is in discussion 
with the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee, specifically the 
Controlled Vocabularies Subcommittee, about adding the RBMS vocabularies 
and outputting them to MARC in OCLC Connexion. There are several steps 
that must be taken before this can happen, however. The CV Subcommittee 
is at work on this project and we expect further action to be taken at 
ALA Midwinter in January.

Randal Brandt
Chair, RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee

Westberg,Susan wrote:
> OCLC has had preliminary discussions with the Bibliographic Standards
> Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section on adding the RBMS
> vocabularies to the OCLC Terminologies Service.   Terminologies outputs
> MARC fields in OCLC Connexion.
>
> Susan Westberg
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Sherman Clarke
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> Subject: seeding the local subject/genre authority files
>
> We have migrated this year from Geac Advance to Aleph and would like to
> seed the local subject and genre authority files as much as possible.
> Does anyone know if the RBMS vocabularies are available in MARC format?
> If not MARC, has anyone built MARC records from the RBMS lists for
> importing into a MARC environment?
>
> We know that the Getty vocabularies are available for licensing and will
> look at that. Since Advance built local authority records, we have
> briefly discussed exporting the AAT terms we used locally for seeding
> the Aleph database, allowing catalogers to pull existing AAT terms into
> new records. Has anyone else done this sort of thing with any
> vocabulary? If so, in what ILS environment?
>
> Thanks for any advice you can pass on.
>
> Sherman Clarke
> New York University Libraries
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