I forward this with Ms. Dechman’s permission, but she asked that I add the caveat that she only looked at the bib records, not the individual items.

 

Michael S. Borries

Cataloger, City University of New York

151 East 25th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY  10010

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From: Policy and Standards Division [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 6:59 AM
To: Michael Borries
Cc: Cristan, Ana Lupe
Subject: RE: TR899 vs. TK6680.5 for Final cut (Electronic resource)

 

Dear Mr. Borries;

 

The classification number most often chosen for Final Cut in our catalog is TR899.  I did a quick scan, and of the 90 records we have with a subject heading Final Cut, only 6 were classified in TK6680.5.   I believe that the items classed in TK6680.5 are there because the note after TK6680.3 was ignored:

 

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This note also gives a good idea of the difference between the numbers in TR and TK.  However, as you undoubtedly know, technology issues cross boundaries all the time, so there could be confusion in the presentation of the material in the resources themselves.

 

In my opinion, it appears that all the items about Final Cut belong in TR899, because it is even more specific (editing motion pictures) than TR860 (digital cinematography in general).

 

Libby Dechman

Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist

Policy and Standards Division

Library of Congress

Washington, D.C. 20540

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From: Cristan, Ana Lupe
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 3:06 PM
To: Dechman, Libby
Subject: FW: TR899 vs. TK6680.5 for Final cut (Electronic resource)

 

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Subject: [PCCLIST] FW: TR899 vs. TK6680.5 for Final cut (Electronic resource)

 

I sent the message which follows at the end of August and received no replies, so I am trying one more time before making some decisions locally.  I would add to what I said below that if one wishes to classify books on Final cut together, TK6680.8.A-.Z would seem to offer one possibility.  But I am curious as to whether there really is some perceived difference that would cause some titles to be classed at TR899 and others at TK6680.5.

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

Michael S. Borries

Cataloger, City University of New York

151 East 25th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY  10010

Phone: (646) 312-1687

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From: Michael Borries
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:51 PM
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Subject: TR899 vs. TK6680.5 for Final cut (Electronic resource)

 

This is more of a request for comments, rather than an actual error report, although others may want to be aware of the situation.

 

So far as I can tell from our catalog, books on Final cut were classed at TR899, PhotographyCinematography. Motion pictures. Video recordingEditing of motion pictures—General works.  The most recent we have classed here is a book by Michael Wohl in Apple Pro training series (Final Cut Pro X advanced editing, punctuating the title in the way previous editions were punctuated).

 

Beginning in 2008, some books on Final cut were also classed at TK6680.5, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineeringDigital video—General works.

 

The subject headings don’t seem to change much.

 

I am not completely clear on the difference between the two numbers, except that TR899 obviously is intended to fit in with more traditional photography, and TK6680.5 with computers.  It does seem to me that, from the user’s point of view, choosing one or the other for all books on this computer software would be best.

 

Is there something I’m missing?

 

Michael

 

Michael S. Borries

Cataloger, City University of New York

151 East 25th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY  10010

Phone: (646) 312-1687

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