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MDS Technical Notice

December 5, 2000

Approximately 30,000 of the expected 170,000 converted pinyin bibliographic records are contained in this issue of MDS-CJK (volume 14, issue 11). The remaining pinyin bibliographic records will appear in subsequent issues of MDS-CJK and MDS-Books All. All converted bibliographic records contain a 987 field indicating the conversion status of each record. For more detail about the pinyin project see previous CDS notices or the pinyin webpage,

Concerns or questions regarding specific data within the converted pinyin bibliographic records can be directed to:

Phil Melzer
Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division/LC
telephone: (202) 707-7961

December 5, 2000