...and some types that
the software controls automatically, but incorrectly.
Specifically, form subdivisions which are also valid as topical
subdivisions often incorrectly "flip" from x to z when controlling
the heading. This seems to occur even when there is an explicit
180 validation record for the subdivision.
I trust OCLC is at least aware of this problem. The choice of x
vs. v in a subject string is often the result of exacting
intellectual work. And, in many systems, subfields x and v map to
completely different indexes (or if they don't, they should). In
light of the increasing emphasis of late on genre/form in library
cataloging, I would hope this will be rectified at some point.
On 4/19/2012 11:02 AM, Patton,Glenn wrote:
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As the announcement explains, there are some types of headings
that the software cannot control automatically.
Casey A. Mullin
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Metadata Development Unit
Stanford University Libraries
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"Those who need structured and granular data and the precise retrieval that results from it to carry out research and scholarship may constitute an elite minority rather than most of the people of the world (sadly), but that talented and intelligent minority is an important one for the cultural and technological advancement of humanity. It is even possible that if we did a better job of providing access to such data, we might enable the enlargement of that minority."