The PCC standard for this issue is easily findable in LC-PCC PS for 9.3.13 and it hasn’t changed (see the example “1964 June 27” under “RDA presentation”). This was probably simply a misunderstanding on the part of the cataloger. Since this is an extremely recent change (the record is still in distribution), it might be appropriate for you to contact the NACO coordinator at the library that made the change, just in case somebody is misunderstanding something, and then have them correct the form.




Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Cataloger
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

"We should set an example for all the world, rather than confine ourselves to the course which has been heretofore pursued"--Eliza R. Snow, 1842.


From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ann Heinrichs
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:30 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: New style for dates?


Hello -

I encountered this name in the NAF (ARN 255855, 010 n  79022059)

100   1_   Finkelstein, Louis, ǂd 1895-19911129

Sure, we use ISO 8601 for the dates in the 046 field.

But I have never heard of using that style in 100 $d.

What I've seen is this style: 1991 November 29.

Is there a new PCC standard for 100 $d dates that I have overlooked?

Thank you for any light you can shed.


Ann Heinrichs

Metadata/Cataloging Librarian

The Paul Bechtold Library

Catholic Theological Union

5401 S. Cornell Ave.

Chicago, IL 60615

[log in to unmask]