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> From: "Pat Riva" <[log in to unmask]>
> Organization:  McGill University Libraries
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date:          Mon, 18 Mar 1996 11:40:12 EST5EDT
>
> There's an inconsistency in the name given to the new subfield h in
> the linking fields.
>
> In USMARC in the linking entry general pages, and on the 760 page,
> its called simply: Physical description.
> However, in the pages for the other linking fields including the new
> 786, its called: Physical description of source.
>
> Is there a significance to this variation that I'm missing?
>
> I went back to proposal 94-17A which defined 786, with new subfields
> h, m, and n which were then extended to the other linking fields, and
> there subfield h is called just: Physical description.
>
> Pat
>
> Pat Riva
> Romance Languages Cataloguer
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>
This is an error; the name of the subfield should be "Physical description".
We will correct in the next update.

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