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Encoding Level "I" in OCLC dates from before BIBCO (maybe before NACO, at least before NACO was widespread) and before the mechanism of controlling headings.   It is defined as "Full-level input by OCLC participants" and was created to correspond to full level cataloging done by national libraries.  The emphasis is in description and in subject headings.  It does not require call numbers (as many libraries do not classify some types of materials).  Nor does it require that headings be supported by an authority record, though it does assume use of AACR2 in constructing descriptive headings and LCSH or some other authority for subject headings.  

Interestingly, the BIBCO standard record (coded blank) requires less descriptive detail than OCLC full level.  This has met with negative comments on this and other mailing lists.  Personally, I see it as a positive step in emphasizing access over description, which is appropriate for the electronic age.  I would like to see OCLC change the "I" level to make it more like the new BIBCO blank, retaining the differences of requiring classification and authority records.   This along with the earlier idea of opening up BIBCO records to editing, would make the idea of a "floor" record that could be continually enhanced more universal.  It would stress classification and authority control as basic, beginning elements in records to be shared.

Amy


Amy H. Turner
Monographic Cataloger and Authority Control Coordinator
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC

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-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Simpson, Laura
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2:13 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] a NACO question

Unrelated, kind of newbie question: if a regular OCLC member inputs a
record with correct but uncontrolled headings (for example, because we
don't have institutional membership in NACO here yet)--is it improper to
code those records full level? (Of course I would rather we were a PCC
library anyway, but). 
Thank you,
Laura 

-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Stephen Hearn
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] a NACO question

One could make an argument that an OCLC member record with correctly 
controlled headings is closer to the PCC ideal than a PCC record with 
correct but uncontrolled headings.

Stephen

Lasater, Mary Charles wrote:
> Amy & All,
>
> My answer to your question below is: YES. I've long felt that instead
of a service to others the BIBCO records are a problem.
>
> Mary Charles Lasater
>
> On the more general question of the size of the pool of PCC records,
are others discouraged from making PCC records because present OCLC
policy locks them from upgrades by non-PCC libraries (although LC
records CAN be upgraded?).  
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Kate Harcourt
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 12:26 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] a NACO question
>
> I think local headings can exist in PCC cataloging records if marked
with 
> $5. WorldCat local libraries need to be able to record local data, for

> example. DLF/OCLC Registry of Digital Masters also allows for local 
> fields. The pool of PCC records will be diminished if we do not
accomodate 
> other needs. As long as the fields are marked as $5, librarians will
know 
> if they are local or are supported by authority records. At Columbia
we 
> run a program to remove other libraries local headings and notes based
on 
> $5. They can be just as misleading in a non-PCC records as they are in
a 
> PCC records.
>
> Kate
>
> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Robert Maxwell wrote:
>
>   
>> As I understand it, OCLC has indeed instructed us to delete purely
local headings from master records. No need for an exception.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>> Robert L. Maxwell
>> Special Collections and Ancient Languages Catalog Librarian
>> Genre/Form Authorities Librarian
>> 6728 Harold B. Lee Library
>> Brigham Young University
>> Provo, UT 84602
>> (801)422-5568
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Joachim Jr, Martin D
>> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 9:24 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: a NACO question
>>
>> I have a problem when upgrading records with local headings to PCC
status.  I am currently working on a project to enhance the cataloging
of the incunabula in the Lilly Library at Indiana University and enter
this cataloging into OCLC.  Most of the records in OCLC are brief and
require a lot of editing.  The records are being enhanced to full PCC
>> level.  The problem is with records that have local fields, usually
700 fields that indicate former owners of particular items.  As a PCC
cataloger, I don't think that it should be my job to create an authority
record for a local heading in someone else's local catalog. I don't feel
right about deleting such headings from national database records
although I do routinely delete such headings from records that have been
added to our own local files.  Has any other PCC cataloger dealt with
this situation, and how have you handled it?  Can we consider making
such headings ($5 for institution for which field applies) exceptions to
the rules that all headings in PCC records must be supported by
authority records?  I must admit, however, that I don't like the idea of
making exceptions to what constitutes a PCC-level record.
>>
>> Marty Joachim
>> Lilly Library
>> Indiana University Libraries
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Robert Maxwell
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 5:58 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: a NACO question
>>
>> Bibco catalogers are not required to create Bibco records for all the
cataloging they do, but if they do create Bibco records (authenticated
with "pcc" in 042), all headings must be established in the NACO/LC
Authority file. So a Bibco cataloger can't have "local" headings on a
PCC-Bibco record; however, if they want to use local headings they're
always free to create a record that isn't PCC-Bibco. Or authenticate the
master record with only NACO authorized headings and then have local
headings in their local version of the record.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>> Robert L. Maxwell
>> Special Collections and Ancient Languages Catalog Librarian
>> Genre/Form Authorities Librarian
>> 6728 Harold B. Lee Library
>> Brigham Young University
>> Provo, UT 84602
>> (801)422-5568
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Ted P Gemberling
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 11:22 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: a NACO question
>>
>> I thought of something that I realize may undermine what I just said.
Could aversion to undifferentiated headings have something to do with
Bibco membership?
>>
>> I don't work at a Bibco library, so the headings in my catalog are
not necessarily coextensive with headings in the NAF. I don't have to
work as hard on national headings and can create my own local ones to
differentiate author identities. Perhaps a Bibco library would have to
settle for a bad collocation of authors with similar names because they
wouldn't do that, and that might explain the aversion to
undifferentiated headings.
>>
>> Do Bibco rules discourage use of local headings?
>>
>> Maybe if Bibco catalogers felt more freedom to create local headings
for their collections, undifferentiated national headings wouldn't seem
so bad.
>>
>> Ted Gemberling
>> UAB Lister Hill Library
>> (205)934-2461
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Deborah J. Leslie
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 9:36 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] a NACO question
>>
>> I am in complete agreement with Richard, and pronounce anathema on
>> undifferentiated name headings.
>> _________________________
>> Deborah J. Leslie, M.A., M.L.S.
>> RBMS Chair 2009-2010 | Head of Cataloging, Folger Shakespeare Library
>> 201 East Capitol St., S.E. | Washington, D.C. 20003 | 202.675-0369
>> [log in to unmask] | http://www.folger.edu
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>>
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>>     
>
> Kate Harcourt
> Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
> 102 Butler Library
> Columbia University Libraries
> phone: 212.854.2714
> fax: 212.854.5167
>   

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