Authority Control Advisory Committee

Authority Control Advisory Committee Minutes

Date: 2001-12-17

Present: Steven Arakawa, Ellen Ellickson, Robert Kilheffer,  Xinkai Kong, Mickey Koth, Beatrice Luh, Cecile Mandour, Earl Roy, Rick Sarcia, Dajin Sun, Manon Theroux (chair).

Absent: Audrey Novak, David Faulds.

Guest: Joan Swanekamp.

1. Decision to Load the "Regular" Basefile2 Transactions

Audrey has been given the go-ahead to load the "regular" Basefile2 transactions. These include everything except the transactions for conference, series, and uniform title headings.

2. Discussion of Basefile2 Transactions for Conference, Series, and Uniform Title Headings

Because a decision had not yet been reached on whether to load the Basefile2 transactions for conference, series, and uniform title headings, the group continued the discussion it had begun at its last meeting. They reviewed OCLC's responses to questions regarding how the MARS processing works, considered comments solicited from Music Library public services staff regarding the processing of uniform titles, and discussed the pros and cons of various load options. Joan thanked the group members for their hard work on the Basefile2 QA and for their contributions to the discussion. She and Manon will make a decision within the next couple of days about what to do with these transactions.

[N.B. The decision that was subsequently made was as follows]:

Conference transactions:  Load all transactions (x11)

Uniform title transactions:  Load 130, 730, and 630 transactions only

Series transactions:  Load 8xx ---> 8xx transactions only

The thinking behind this decision was that the *major* problems seemed to be with the 4xx, 240, and XXX$t transactions. MARS was asked to weed out these transactions and send us back the files with only the desired transactions included.

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