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Hi all

Sorry I deleted the response to this and I've just had a query from our library's management regarding ISNI and its use in records. What is the official position on this?


Alwill Westcott
National Library of South Africa
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>>> Richard Guinn <[log in to unmask]> 06/05/20 6:33 PM >>>

Hello all

deepest apologies for being behind the curve on this - but are we now allowed to put ISNI or VIAF into the 024 of name authority records?

There was a moratorium on adding these and I heard that a decision on adding the 024 fields was to be made at the 2019 ALA Midwinter.   However, I haven't heard anything.

I did a quick search for the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO group - but didn't find anything that addresses this.

Thanks for any feedback


Richard Lee Guinn

Cataloging Librarian


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