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This document lists some of the elements and features of UKM copy that are different from those of most OCLC records. While we follow the standard “Full-Level OCLC-Member Editing Guidelines (Books Format)” in working with UKM copy, below are some features to be aware of, along with the appropriate treatment of each.
UKM = UKMARC — records provided through the British Library, converted to USMARC and loaded by LC. Most records are catalogued by the British Library (the national library); some by other British libraries. (Increasingly, other British libraries do or will contribute independently to OCLC or PCC.)
Other upgrading libraries may or may not change what the British Library has done in each area of the record. (Note: Some British libraries other than the national British Library do provide complete LC call numbers and LCSH.)
Typical features: problems and solutions:
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Solution: Can leave out as long as necessary 1xx is there, in correct form.
Solution: Optional to add US place and publisher if on t.p.
Solution: Leave as is unless you think that place name is really ambiguous, likely to be confused with a U.S. place of same name (e.g., Birmingham).
Solution: Leave as is unless really unclear.
Solution: Check carefully; correct when necessary.
Solution: Add “ill.”
Solution: Leave notes in unless they are misleading.
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Solution: Search LC/NACO file if heading looks suspicious (see also “Summary of Interim Procedures for OCLC-Member Copy Authority Work”).
Solution: Accept as long as necessary heading is present either as 1xx or 7xx.
Solution: Search LC/NACO file (which you would do, anyway; see also “Guidelines for Series Checking and Verification Procedures for non-DLC Copy Cataloguing”).
Solution: Leave 653 in.
Solution: Find a better, more specific class number.
Solution: Verify appropriateness of class no.; shelflist to provide $b portion of call number.
Solution: Can leave in.
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