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Upgrades to OCLC bibliographic records? Kathleen Thorne 12 Feb 1998 17:53 UTC

Good morning - I have a couple of questions for all you serials
catalogers: first: when you use OCLC bibliographic records for
cataloging materials, do you upgrade the records to current AACR2
standards if the record is an older one created under AACR standards, or
do you use the record in the exact form you find it?

And second question: if you have journals which were cataloged &
classified back in the days preceding computer access to OCLC/LC
records, and the call numbers which were assigned then do not match the
call number assigned by LC, do you now go back and re-classify to the LC
call number (as found in the 050 field) and re-label all the bound
volumes, or do you leave them with the call number which the journal has
had in your library for all these years?

Thanks - from soggy California..

Kathleen Thorne
Serials Cataloger
San Jose State University