I have exactly the opposite reaction.  Punctuation is either a leftover
from producing cards from MARC records and is irrelevant now, or
indicates that multiple values have been composed into a single string
and the punctuation delimits those values.  Either way, I want that
punctuation gone.


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Nate said:

>We're leaning toward not having punctuation in the data ...

Too bad.  I find ISBD punctuation very helpful when dealing with records
in scripts or languages I do not read.  Also, having "/" makes the data
clearer in the absence of "by", "par", etc.

I suspect ILSs would make mistakes inserting punctuation for display.

I hope you rethink this.

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