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Stephen and John's comments are what I meant by "we needn't wait". We should not start adding fields that haven't been cleared for implementation; however "LC as the leader of NACO need not wait for RDA implementation to start including the new data elements in LC/NACO practice." 

Mary L. Mastraccio
Cataloging & Authorities Librarian
MARCIVE, Inc.
San Antonio Texas 78265
1-800-531-7678
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> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Stephen Hearn
> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 4:52 PM
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> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] a NACO question
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> I agree with everything John Attig says, except that I'd qualify that
> last bit. LC does limit the MARC fields available to NACO contributors,
> and we need to wait for those instructions before including new fields
> in LCNAF authorities. So I'd read John's "we needn't wait" to mean that
> LC as the leader of NACO need not wait for RDA implementation to start
> including the new data elements in LC/NACO practice.
> 
> Stephen
> 
> John Attig wrote:
> >
> > Finally, I would remind everyone that the new MARC fields in the
> > authorities format are not to be used in NACO records until this fall
> > when OCLC has completed its testing of the NACO infrastructure.  After
> > that, I would agree with Mary that we needn't wait for RDA
> > implementation to start using the new elements; although they are
> > associated with RDA, they are in fact pulling out data that many of us
> > have included in 670 fields in AACR2-based authority records.
> >
> >         John Attig
> >         Authority Control Librarian
> >         Penn State University
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> Stephen Hearn
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