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Library of Congress Update for ACIG . Presentation for ALA Annual Conference 2001 Ann Della Porta Assistant Coordinator ILS Program Office June 17, 2001. Pinyin Conversion. Conversion of LC’s Chinese language authority and bib records completed including CONSER

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library of congress update for acig

Library of Congress Update for ACIG

Presentation for ALA Annual Conference 2001

Ann Della Porta

Assistant Coordinator

ILS Program Office

June 17, 2001

pinyin conversion
Pinyin Conversion
  • Conversion of LC’s Chinese language authority and bib records completed
    • including CONSER
  • All LC Chinese records are converted and available in the LC Online Catalog
  • Snapshot authority file available from CDS
    • Contact CDS at: cdsinfo@loc.gov
pinyin conversion of authority records
Pinyin conversion of Authority Records
  • References for previous AACR2 forms (in Wade-Giles) added to 25,000 NARs by OCLC
    • Name/title headings
    • Subordinate bodies
    • $w nnea
  • http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/
handling non unique names
Handling Non-Unique Names
  • Undifferentiated personal name 008/32 = b
  • Different systems use different approaches to accomplish Global Change/Cat Management
    • heading
    • LCCN or other system control number
    • link to access points on bib records
  • No universal solution to suit all systems
    • No one-to-one relationship for changes
instructions for non unique names
Instructions forNon-Unique Names
  • When new info is available to distinguish:
    • Always create a new NAR for the new, distinct name
    • Add 667 on new NAR: Formerly on undifferentiated name record: [LCCN of undifferentiated name record]
    • Never change the 1XX on an NAR coded 008/32 b
marc authority data elements
MARC Authority Data Elements
  • 043 - Geographic Area Code; new subfields:
    • $b Local GAC code
    • $2 Source of local code
  • 678 - Biographical or Historical Data; new subfield:
    • $u Uniform Resource Identifier
marc authority data elements7
MARC Authority Data Elements
  • 700, 710, 730, 750, 780, 781, 782, 785, 788 - Heading Linking Entries repeatability change:
    • $5 Institution to which field applies (R)
  • 856 - Electronic Location and Access; (new field)
lc publications in the works
LC Publications in the Works
  • Revised “blue pages” supplement to MARC 21 Authority Format from CPSO & Net Dev
  • NACO Participants Manual, 3rd ed.
lc publication available
LC Publication Available
  • SACO Participants Manual available at:
    • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/saco/sacomanual.pdf
    • to order print version from CDS: www.loc.gov/cds or visit the LC exhibit booth
    • coming to CatDesktop
scm subject access
SCM & Subject Access
  • Fiction Cataloging
    • increased access
    • American & other English language novels
  • Art Cataloging
    • position of geographic subdivisions changed
    • e.g., now: Painting, French $y 20th century
    • Art and Fine Art instructions changed
    • new list of free-floating subdivisions
  • Proposed: Ethnographic Thesaurus
international news
International News
  • British Library to adopt MARC 21
  • AG-Canada to become 4th NACO node
  • Non-English MARC 21 Web sites in development
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
pcc standards
PCC Standards
  • Task Group on the Function of the Shared Authority File
    • Shared data vs. Local data
    • Support for maintenance activities
    • Global user environment
  • Recommendations for harmonizing local authority file requirements with national/international requirements due June 2002
lc authorities on the web
LC Authorities on the Web
  • Full headings and reference structure are available now in the LC OPAC
  • February 2002, full MARC authorities will be in LC’s Web OPAC
  • Authorities available for downloading or accessing via Z39.50
questions
Questions
  • LC’s Update for ALA Annual 2001: http://www.loc.gov/ala/ala-update-2001.html
  • LC Update for ACIG available at: http://www.loc.gov/ils