AMIGOS MEMORANDUM 75-23
September 29, 1975
AMIGOS Bibliographic Council Library Directors
and Technical Service Directors
Barbara A. Gates, Library Liaison Officer
Request for Comments for Input on use of the OCLC
On-Line Shared Cataloging Subsystem
On October 20, a small group of catalogers from the OCLC Networks
are meeting with OCLC to discuss the following problems connected
with use of the OCLC on-line shared cataloging system.
1. What is a duplicate record?
a. Is it acceptable to have separate records
for the same edition of a work when cataloged
by libraries that follow Library
of Congress and the Anglo American Cataloging
Rules and medical libraries that
follow National Library of Medicine
b. Should there be a separate record for each
kind of reproduction of an edition of a
work? For example, a separate record for
the hard copy edition, microfilm edition
in 16 mm, microfilm edition in 35mm, microcard
edition, large print edition, etc.
c. Should there be a separate record for a
hard bound and a paperback edition of the
d. If the only difference between a hard bound
edition and a paperback edition consists of one
of the editions being part of a series, should
there be a separate record for each edition?
2. Revision of the OCLe Standards for Tnput Cataloging.
a. What variable f-ields should be mundatory, required
jf availahle, optional, or omit?
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