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Please excuse the cross posting,

In anticipation of an implementation date of August 1, 2009, the
Provider-Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide has been posted to the
BIBCO Web site: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/PN-Guide.pdf. Thanks
to Provider Neutral Task Force members Becky Culbertson, Yael Mandelstam,
and George Prager for preparing the guide. The document contains
background information, a metadata application profile (MAP), and examples
to guide BIBCO and other catalogers in creating provider neutral
e-monograph records.

There is a link to the Provider-Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide on
the BIBCO Web site, listed under the BIBCO Participants Manual
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/bibco.html 

The Provider Neutral E-Monograph Task Group Final Report revised July 30,
2009 is available
from: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/PN-Final-Report.pdf. Task group
members are working on an update of the PCC MARC Record Guide for
Monograph Aggregator Vendors to incorporate provider neutral practices and
expect to make the revised version available in the next month or so.

Also in anticipation of an August 1, 2009 implementation date, CONSER
standard record guidelines
(CSR) (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/conserdoc.pdf) have been revised to
incorporate PCC practices for online series qualifiers (for background
please see: http://www.loc.gov/acq/conser/Online-Series.pdf). 

LCRI 25.5B has been revised to support the CONSER practice of not
requiring a uniform title for an online monographic series solely to
differentiate online from other physical mediums. This revision is
included in the Cataloger's Desktop 2009 Issue 3 released today. 

Thanks to Judy Kuhagen of the Library of Congress Policy and Standards
Division for working on LCRI revisions and for reviewing the provider
neutral record documentation. 

Sincerely,
Les Hawkins
CONSER Coordinator
Library of Congress
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tel. 202 707-5185