I know I should know this, so apologize for taking up people’s time, but is it considered best practice now to use relators in MARC 500 fields, rather than the field by itself, or is this a matter of cataloger’s judgment?  I don’t recall seeing a policy statement here, but since I am something of a “jack-of-all-trades” here, I often miss things, and I seem to see records done both ways.  Many thanks to all for keeping me informed.


Michael S. Borries

Cataloger, City University of New York

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