scipio records and LCSH

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Sherman Clarke

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Apr 25, 2021, 4:03:34 PM4/25/21
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We got a gift of a few dozen auction catalogs (mostly 1980s or 1990s). The art librarian said just get 'em into the collection as readily as possible. It's mostly for browsing. A bunch of them only have scipio records. Would anybody be horrified if I added LCSH subject headings and 655 Auction catalogs $2 lcgft to scipio master records in Connexion?

We're a SUNY library so the Connexion record is our master record. Sadly, 653s disappear in the SUNY shared catalog export into Alma. I was clearly not involved in that decision.

Thanks for any advice, particularly if you HATE the idea.

Blueher, William

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Apr 26, 2021, 9:48:31 AM4/26/21
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I definitely don’t hate the idea. We’d be totally fine with you adding those things. We already accept copy that includes subject headings (we just don’t ask that the volunteers who create most of our scipio records add them), and all the scipio records we currently create include the lcgft 655, so I think it’s totally fine. Others may feel differently though.

 

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Beth Kushner

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Apr 26, 2021, 11:04:57 AM4/26/21
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Dear Mister Clarke, you have carte blanche.

 

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Sherman Clarke

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Apr 26, 2021, 11:29:20 AM4/26/21
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Dear Ms Kushner--
I will use my Carte Blanche to buy that lovely Ming vase that was in that catalog.
Thanks.
Mr Clarke

Karen Stafford

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Apr 26, 2021, 11:34:45 AM4/26/21
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If everybody's adding the 655 lcgft, I'll make a note to start adding it to our contributions too!

We do 653s rather than LCSH, but I don't think subject headings would offend anybody here either.

Karen Stafford, MLS, PhD

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Susan Sundquist

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Apr 27, 2021, 1:41:49 PM4/27/21
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hi Sherman
The SCIPIO Cataloging Formats and Standards (PDF here) allows both LCSH and form/genre terms. Getty adds LCSH for all pre-1801 catalogs and other libraries also add LCSH for some catalogs.

... your LCSH headings will not be alone! : )

This OCLC document, Use SCIPIO Records, has other helpful info.  (Both of these documents have become hard to find on the OCLC site, so sharing them here)

Susan Sundquist
Metadata Librarian
Getty Library



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We got a gift of a few dozen auction catalogs (mostly 1980s or 1990s). The art librarian said just get 'em into the collection as readily as possible. It's mostly for browsing. A bunch of them only have scipio records. Would anybody be horrified if I added LCSH subject headings and 655 Auction catalogs $2 lcgft to scipio master records in Connexion?

We're a SUNY library so the Connexion record is our master record. Sadly, 653s disappear in the SUNY shared catalog export into Alma. I was clearly not involved in that decision.

Thanks for any advice, particularly if you HATE the idea.

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