Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Closed Dates in Authority Records

The Library of Congress recently announced a change in policy about adding death dates to personal name heading and a revision to the LCRI for AACR2 rule 22.17 that allows the option for catalogers to add death dates to personal name headings with open dates (

Both the Library of Congress and OCLC are aware that many libraries will be very interested in incorporating these changes into their catalogs. Libraries that use authority control services for ongoing processing will receive these changes as part of their normal workflows but, for other libraries, OCLC is providing this service to announce headings to which death dates have been added.

Lists for each week since the new policy went into effect on February 1 are available as an RSS feed. Instructions for subscribing to RSS feeds can be found on OCLC website > RSS Feeds and Podcasts.

A list of newly changed headings will be added once each week in the future.

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