From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Bratton
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] References from initialisms


The problem is, authorized access points like UNICEF and AFL-CIO are RDA compliant but they are *not* compliant with LC practice/PCC practice per RDA  Adding the qualifiers to preferred names like these is the stated LC/PCC practice.

"LC practice/PCC practice: If the name chosen for the authorized access point for a corporate body is an initialism or acronym written in all capital letters (with or without periods between them), add a qualifier to the name."

When we convert AAPs like these to RDA, what should we do?  Do we have to consider LC/PCC practice in evaluating AAPs for compliance with RDA?


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Mark K. Ehlert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Amy Turner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I think that this is covered by the basic principle of not changing an authorized heading unless there is an error.    

Balanced, it seems, with the points made here (especially the 2nd section on existing records):

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