For our serial records, I manually overlay the record we have in our consortial catalog when I see a change.
I do not check the 77x/78x fields … I simply figure that the newer record is going to be better than what we already have (because I have checked for other edits from our non-PCC partners, who do often have local notes that I think OCLC would benefit from.
I am not sure what the monograph folks do.
William C. (Hank) Young
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
"Are folks manually updating these 77X-78X fields in OCLC? In their local catalogs?" Yes I'm changing these as well.
"If the name/heading is now flipped to the new correct form, I don’t open up every bib record to see if a 77X-78X is present. Are folks doing that?" No, I don't visit correct heading bibs.
Guy Frost, B.M.E., M.M.E., M.L.S., Ed.S.
Professor of Library Science/Catalog Librarian
Founder: New Age Movements, Occultism and Spiritualism Research Library (NAMOSRL)
NAMOSRL (Archives): https://archivesspace.valdosta.edu/repositories/2/classification_terms/264
NACO Georgia Funnel Coordinator
Odum Library/Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia 31698-0150
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I have a question about how much we clean up BIBCO records. My question has to do with the 77X-78X fields. Since these fields are not under “control” in OCLC, the heading part of the field does not change when we update NARs. For example, if a death date is added to a name, the 100/600/700 may change automatically on the BIBCO record, as long as the heading was controlled. However the same name in a 776, for example, will not change automatically.
Are folks manually updating these 77X-78X fields in OCLC? In their local catalogs?
I’m a strong proponent for making changes in OCLC, since I firmly believe we cannot afford to each update our local catalogs, and need to catalog cooperatively. However, I have to admit that I’ve been relying on the automated processes that update controlled headings in OCLC, and not going through each record to see if a 77X-78X field was present.
In other words, if I update an NAR, I will go so far as to search the OCLC worldcat indexes shortly afterwards. If the name/heading is now flipped to the new correct form, I don’t open up every bib record to see if a 77X-78X is present. Are folks doing that?
Also, in terms of BIBCO records, does this cause a problem? The 100/600/700 form of name on the BIBCO record will no longer match the 77X-78X form of name on the same record. Does this mean that BIBCO libraries should at least go into every OCLC BIBCO record when we update an NAR 1XX and check for 77X-78X fields?
I looked around at the documentation but can’t find any guidance.
Thanks, in advance, for your advice.