In the BIBCO-at-large meeting this spring, Beecher Wiggins said that there 
will be no RIs with RDA.   Ana may want to give more detail on this, but 
I'd like to propose that we retain, at least in spirit, 5 words that I 
remember from a RI, but haven't been able to find in the Catalogers 
Desktop (probably lost in revision).


Many of the RI's (such as the 80% rule and the recently discussed decision 
on AACR2 compatible headings) try to strike a balance between exact 
application of a standard and efficiency.    "Balance" implies 
flexibility, but there is a tendency to ask for guidance on EXACTLY how to 
balance.   For example, there was the recent question of the hyphen in a 
compound name.  IMHO, this is not an important enough change to merit the 
work, but there has been one vote in the other direction.  Do we need to 
keep debating these marginal cases, or can we just say "if it is close to 
the line, go either way, and do not strain for consistency"?


Amy H. Turner
Monographic Cataloger & Authority Control Coordinator
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC   27708-0190
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Will 22.3B1 also be removed? That also contains an application of the 80% 
"After an author has been established, if subsequently received works show 
a form in a language not selected for the heading, change the heading when 
80% of the author's works are in that language."
On a more general note, what will be the status of the LCRIs, and the 
guidance therein, upon implementation of RDA?
Richard Moore 
Authority Control Team Manager 
The British Library
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Subject: [PCCLIST] LCRI 22.3A

The Policy and Standards Division has reviewed the portion of LCRI 22.3A 
related to the so-called "80% rule" and the extensive PCCLIST discussion 
earlier this month.  We've determined that this guidance is no longer 
necessary and will delete this portion of the LCRI with the issuance of 
the next update to the documentation. 

LCRI 22.3A was originally issued to ease the transition from AACR1 to 
AACR2 by providing guidance to LC catalogers when creating a name 
authority record for an author that already had headings on bibiographic 
records in the LC database.  With the understanding that significant time 
has passed since the adoption of AACR2, as well as the understanding that 
different NACO participants are viewing different sets of records (i.e., 
other than the LC catalog alone) for determining the most "commonly found 
form of name," this guidance issued to promote efficiency of 
decision-making has become unnecessary.  Instead, the Policy and Standards 
Division has determined that catalogers have over 25 years of applying the 
priniciples of AACR2 and have honed their cataloger judgement suffciently 
that extra guidance for applying 22.3A in AACR2 is no longer needed and 
the rule should be applied as written.

Ana Cristan for
Policy and Standards Division 
Library of Congress
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