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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, http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pinyin/pinyin.html.

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

Phil Melzer
Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division/LC
email: pmel@loc.gov
telephone: (202) 707-7961

December 5, 2000