CATALOGING POLICY AND SUPPORT OFFICE

DRAFT OF LCRI 26.3B-C ON SEE ALSO REFERENCES

As part of its mandate to simplify and revise its documentation, the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) has drafted a revision of Library of Congress Rule Interpretation (LCRI) 26.3B-C (See-also references and Explanatory references).

The language of the LCRI is revised to eliminate words such as "machine-readable," "automated-authority file," "search also under," etc., and to provide MARC 21 coding and correlations. The revised text also clarifies the current use of the subfield $w and the values appropriate for use in coding for earlier/later headings, and eliminates practices no longer in use. The revised LCRI contains five instructions that catalogers should note. The first three are restatements of current policy:

The next two instructions are new:

The deadline for comment on this draft is May 31, 2005, in order to accommodate the Cataloging Distribution Service's Fall publication schedule. CPSO apologizes for the shortness of this comment period; however, please be reminded that all documentation is subject to correction and improvement after publication. Comments may be sent to CPSO by email at [email protected].

LCRI 26.3B-C (Draft)
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