Best Practices For Cataloging Artist Files Using MARC


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    A bit of a setback in setting up validation of the code at OCLC per Jay Weitz. Jay wrote on September 10, 2018:

    The code “dcarlisnaaf” was announced by LC in its Technical Notice (August 31, 2018) (  As always (and contrary to what NDMSO says below), the notice includes the proviso:  “The codes should not be used in exchange records until 60 days after the date of this notice to provide implementers time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables.”  This code was announced too late for us to include it in the upcoming OCLC-MARC Update.  It will be validated as part of our next available installation, which hasn’t yet been scheduled but will likely be before the end of the calendar year.  I’ve set a reminder to myself to let Sam know when it is validated.

    In the meantime, we usually suggest that catalogers keep track of the bibliographic records in which the code would have been used so that they may go back and add it once the code is validated.  Thanks, Sam, for your patience.

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    Alway exciting to get an email like this from NDMSO:


    We have issued an announcement ( Code will be added to list next week, but you may begin using it now.

    Best regards,


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