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  • 08/11/2023: Temporary Limit on Number of Proposals on LCSH Monthly Lists
    Due to the high volume of subject proposals received and an increasingly heavy workload, the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) has decided temporarily to limit the number of proposals that can be scheduled to each LCSH monthly list, effective immediately. The limit will be 200 proposals. Once that cap is reached each month, only proposals associated with CIP cataloging will continue to be scheduled for the list; other proposals will be held until the following list. (There will be no limit on classification proposals unless they have corresponding LCSH proposals.) We regret that this will result in a delay in scheduling some proposals for a list, but we hope at least it will result in a faster turnaround time for processing each list. PTCP appreciates the community’s support and patience. If you have questions or comments about this temporary measure, please contact [email protected].
  • 07/26/2023: Following the announcement about the Evaluation of Headings for Indigenous Peoples, the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) immediately recognized the need for interim guidelines to assist catalogers who wish to make proposals for LCSH and LCDGT headings. PTCP has prepared those guidelines and a webpage on Subject Headings for Indigenous peoples to share both the guidelines and ongoing information about this project. The guidelines minimize the need for direct contact with tribal nations to prevent multiple people from contacting them with the same questions. We welcome feedback to improve these guidelines and suggestions for the future.
    An email link has been provided on the webpages being published.
  • 07/21/2023: The Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) at the Library of Congress maintains policy documentation that is posted in various locations for use by Library of Congress staff and members of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). In August 2023, PTCP will provide consolidated access through Classification Web Plus to this documentation. In preparation for this, PTCP would like to announce new procedures for maintaining this documentation:
    • Updates to documentation will be made as needed and will not necessarily conform to a set schedule
    • A spreadsheet for each type of documentation will include information about the latest updates
    • These spreadsheets will be posted in PDF on the Library of Congress Cataloging and Acquisitions website (under "Products Available for Download") and be available for searching via Classification Web Plus (see the announcement regarding Classification Web Plus)
    PTCP is looking forward to this new model for keeping documentation accessible and up to date.
  • 07/06/2023: As of June 2023, the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division (PTCP) will be in the process of releasing newly revised instruction sheets for LC Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT) Manual.
  • 05/16/2023: Announcement: Expanding Inclusion of Armenian and Thai Scripts in Bibliographic Records (PDF, 84 KB)
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Last Updated: 08/11/2023