last updated Thu Feb-14-2008  10:08
 
Parallel Records copy-cataloging procedures
 
The current OCLC policy is to create a new English record when only foreign-language records are found for the same edition being cataloged. Foreign language codes are indicated in 040 ‡b. However, foreign-language vendor records should be upgraded to AACR2 and replaced, and the 040 ‡b should be deleted.
 
Vendor records are indicated by presence of 938 tag(s))
 
If CatSS can't find an English-language record, do the following with the foreign-language record:
 
(catalogers will add holdings when uploading our English-language record)
 
Original Cataloging will upgrade to full and add the record to OCLC as a new English-language record.
 
Link to OCLC Technical Bulletin 250: Parallel Records