Will 22.3B1 also be removed? That also contains an application of the
80% rule:
"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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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Policy and Standards Division
Sent: 18 November 2008 20:38
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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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