Category Archives: BIBCO/NACO/SACO

New Headings for Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai Announced

The following message was posted to the listserves by Kate James:

In response to recent inquiries on the PCC Listserv, the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) of the Library of Congress has updated the name authority records for Bombay (India) (n  79065461), Calcutta (India) (n  80049617), and Madras (India) (n  79107973) and created new name authority records for Mumbai (India) (n 2012073713), Kolkata (India) (n 2012073732), and Chennai (India (n 2012073827).  These headings have been connected as earlier/late name headings.
PSD will initiate a special project to revise associated headings for corporate bodies, subject headings and classification captions.  Please create new headings and/or update existing headings related to these cities only as needed in the course of your normal cataloging work.

Article on PCC Training for Copy Catalogers

The new issue of Library Resources & Technical Services, vol. 55. no. 3 (July 2011) includes an article on PCC training for copy catalogers at Columbia University Libraries by Natasha Gelber and Irina Kandarasheva. Congratulations to the authors!

The print issue has been published, but online access is not yet available.

BIBCO/CONSER/PCC Meetings at ALA Midwinter

Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
4:00-5:30 pm
NACO/BIBCO Trainers' Meeting
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 156 A/B

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
9:30 to 10:00 am
Joint BIBCO/CONSER business meeting
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 257A

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
10:00-11:00 am
BIBCO-At-Large
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 257A

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
11:00 am-12:00 pm
SACO-At-Large
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 257A

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
4:00-5:30 pm
PCC Participants Meeting
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 104 A/B

LC Decision on Simplifying Cartographic Form Subdivions

From Janis Young, LC Policy and Standards Division:

"On June 10, 2009 the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) of the Library
of Congress requested input from the library community about its
proposal to change the structure of LCSH subdivisions for many
cartographic materials
(http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/cartographic.pdf). In brief, the
paper suggested simplifying form subdivisions used for cartographic
materials by removing the adjective (e.g. -Maps, Comparative would be
revised to -Maps). The new genre/form headings would then do the
“heavy lifting” of identifying a particular genre or form of
material. After reviewing all of the comments it received, PSD has
decided to implement its proposal to simplify the subdivisions.

The full text of the decision, which includes PSD’s responses to
several concerns raised by the correspondents, is available on LC’s
web site at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/cartographic2.pdf."