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The ALCTS/CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee’s Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) is pleased to announce the publication of a new document, Best Practices for Recording Faceted Chronological Data in Bibliographic Records (Version 0.9). This document describes various applications of the 046 and 388 field in bibliographic descriptions, allowing for discovery of works and expressions by their creation dates (as distinct from dates of publication or other bibliographic “events”). These two fields have been available in the MARC bibliographic format for several years and are already in use to some extent; SSFV wishes to encourage even broader use of these fields through the dissemination of these best practices.


SSFV invites feedback from the library cataloging/metadata community on these best practices, which they will consider for incorporation in the forthcoming Version 1.0 of the document. Feedback from the library systems/discovery community would be welcome as well. Individuals may direct feedback to SSFV chair Casey Mullin ([log in to unmask]). We would appreciate hearing from you by August 31, 2020.


The best practices document is available here: https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/14591 


Best regards,


Kelley McGrath