[Enhance] RE: Report on Enhance Sharing Session, ALA Annual,
amy.turner at duke.edu
Fri Jul 9 13:26:36 PDT 2010
I would like to comment on the discussion of opening up PCC records to the Expert Community. I am very much in favor of this. I have created many fewer PCC records since the Expert Community began, because it seems contrary to the spirit of cooperative cataloging to create records that can't be easily updated. I don't see the PCC commitment to authority control of all headings as a barrier. PCC records should rarely need additional headings added, and when they do, these headings will often be available in the authority file. I think we should trust the Expert Community not to add uncontrolled headings, in order to allow them to make other changes. Some of the frustration with not being able to edit PCC records comes from the feeling that the BIBCO Standard Record does not require enough descriptive detail. Although I disagree with this, I would prefer that those who feel that the bibliography note (for example) is important have the ability to add it to records that lack it.
Amy H. Turner
Monographic Cataloger and Authority Control Coordinator
Duke University Libraries
amy.turner at duke.edu
From: enhance-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu [mailto:enhance-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Weitz,Jay
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:19 AM
Subject: [Enhance] Report on Enhance Sharing Session, ALA Annual, June 2010
Dear Enhance Participants,
Attached is a report on the Enhance Sharing Session that took place at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, 2010 June 25. Special thanks to my OCLC colleague Linda Gabel for her diligent note-taking. Also attached is the text of the "News From OCLC" handout that was distributed at the session. The "OCLC Policy Statement on RDA Cataloging in WorldCat for the U.S. Testing Period," a second handout at the Enhance Session, is available online at http://www.oclc.org/us/en/rda/policy.htm.
Please note that the Enhance Participants List is available at http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/quality/enhance/default.htm and most other Enhance documentation can be accessed from the "Enhance-Level Cataloging" section of the OCLC Web site's "WorldCat and Cataloging Documentation" page at http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/.
Finally, a reminder that I cannot make often enough. This Enhance discussion list is also an appropriate forum for many of the topics raised in the sharing session, to ask questions either of OCLC or of other Enhance participants. The University of Washington has been kind enough to create and host this list but it does not get used nearly enough. Please take advantage of this list and the information sharing opportunities it affords. If you are reading this message, you have most likely already subscribed to the Enhance list, but if you have colleagues who have not subscribed but wish to, please refer them to the sign-up page on the University of Washington Web site at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/enhance.
As always, thank you for all the work you do to uphold the quality standards of OCLC's WorldCat.
Senior Consulting Database Specialist
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, Ohio, USA 43017-3395
E-mail: jay_weitz at oclc.org<mailto:jay_weitz at oclc.org>
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