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  • 04/25/2024: To prepare for BIBFRAME implementation at the Library of Congress in spring 2025 as part of the LCAP (Library Collections Access Platform) FOLIO implementation, the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA) will be adopting best practices for non-Latin script input for bibliographic descriptions. Announcement (PDF : 159 KB) ; Recommendation Report (PDF : 980 KB) ; Policy Issue Document (PDF : 174 KB)
  • 03/01/2024: The Library of Congress updated its policy for recording literary author numbers in 053 fields in name authority records, effective August 1, 2023. The 053 fields in name authority records may be used to record the LC Classification numbers for juvenile literary authors (PZ) who write in English. A subfield $c with a specific phrase will be required for these PZ classification numbers. For guidance on creating literary author numbers and recording them in name authority records, please refer to the following documents: Classification and Shelflisting Manual F 632 Literary Authors and F 615 Juvenile Materials.
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Last Updated: 04/25/2024