(Posted to DCRM-L for discussion on January 24, 2011)
Proposal: Omit the counter-example and its comment in 4B3 (Supplied modern forms of place names). Leave the rule and other examples unchanged.
4B3. Supplied modern forms of place names
If considered necessary for identification and if known, supply in square brackets the modern form of the name of the place. Use an English form of the name, if there is one.
but Madridii (Comment: Recognizable as “Madrid” without qualification)
Rationale: DCRM shouldn't prescribe what is recognizable without qualification. What is considered “necessary for identification” should be up to cataloger judgment and institutional policy.
BSC Members: please vote on this proposal on Monday, January 31, at http://connect.ala.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=cf01603f-97cd-4d3e-8c04-82c2ed92b199
The change was approved by BSC and added to the DCRM Editorial Guidelines page at http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/DCRM_Editorial_Guidelines.
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