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It certainly doesn't help that AMICUS browse returns a list of 10, and can't be scrolled.
 
Here, though, we are usually doing a simple browse to discover whether an author new to us is established there, prior to making a NACO contribution, rather than searching for name-title authorities for prolific authors.
 
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Richard
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On the other hand, trying to find name-title authority records via the AMICUS name browse is very tedious. 
Use Name Browse to the name, click on Authorities and start sub-browsing by title.  For prolific authors, composers or for government names, this could mean clicking through dozens of result screens.  
The Canadiana Authorities database is preferable for that kind of search:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadiana-authorities/index/index?lang=eng
This search:    partita bach
gives 7 name-title authority records.
Browsing on AMICUS for a Bach partita name-title authority record takes much longer.
 
Bill 
 
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"anyone", not "anoyone" - please pardon the typo.

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Subject: RE: [PCCLIST] Cataloger's Desktop 2011 Issue 2 release + NACO Canadian names and VIAF


Has anoyone considered that it is a lot easier to find an author with a common name in a Name Browse of AMICUS, than in a Personal Names search on the Canada Index in VIAF...
 
"Note that cataloger may choose to continue to search via AMICUS", it says below. I'll be tempted to exercise that option. 
 
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Richard
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PCC list, 

 

Please see the message below announcing the release of 2011 Issue 2 of Cataloger's Desktop. 

 

Also please take note of the change in NACO policy for establishing Canadian personal and corporate names. NACO participants are now expected to consult Library and Archives Canada authority data as it appears in the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF). The policy change is outlined in the updated version of DCM Z1 1XX Headings section released in Cataloger's Desktop over the past weekend:

 

When the LAC heading is found in Canadian CIP data or access points on current LAC bibliographic records, use the LAC heading to create an NAR unless modifications are called for by NACO procedures as stated below.  When the name to be established is not found in these sources, search the LAC name authority file in the VIAF http://viaf.org and proceed according to the guidelines below.  Note that cataloger may choose to continue to search via AMICUS or by using the Canadiana database at: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/canadiana-authorities/index/index?lang=eng 

 

Personal Names: 

Search the LAC name authority file in VIAF to find the LAC authorized form. When an authorized LAC heading is found, use the LAC form to create an NAR unless modifications are called for by NACO procedures as stated below.  Add a 670 citation "LAC in VIAF" with the usual conventions for 670 citations of source information found in databases.

 

Corporate Names: 

Search the LAC name authority file in VIAF to find the LAC authorized form. 

 

When an authorized form for a Canadian corporate heading is not found in VIAF, both LC and PCC catalogers should create and contribute an NAR based on the information found in the resource being cataloged and then contact LAC for verification of the Canadian corporate name by using the Web form found at: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/LAC-nacohdgform.html    

 

Please consult DCM Z1, 1XX Headings section,  for more information; the NARs LAC, NUC & CIP FAQ  < http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/nacocatfaq.html> on the NACO website has been updated to reflect the new policy on using the VIAF for Canadian names. 

 

***** 

 

Cataloger's Desktop announcement:

 

Colleagues:

 

We are pleased to report that 2011 Issue 2 of Cataloger's Desktop was released over the weekend.  Among the changes in this issue are:

 

New resources:

* GeoNames

* PCC Guidelines for Creating Bibliographic Records in Multiple Character Sets

* Understanding MARC Holdings Records 

 

Revised resources: 

* CONSER Editing Guide, Update 20

* Descriptive Cataloging Manual, 2011 Update 2

* Free-Floating Subdivisions, 23rd edition

* Subject Headings Manual, Update 1, February 2011

 

      Please note that there is a change with Descriptive Cataloging Manual (DCM). Prior to this issue DCM was split into 2 sections: a section that was available only to LC catalogers, and a section available to all.  This distinction was reflected in the resource title, but it caused confusion to many because of extensive interlinking between the 2 sections. As of this issue, all DCM sections have been consolidated into a single resource that is available to all.

 

      Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the Cataloger's Desktop service. Thank you very much for your continued support.

 

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