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DPC: first and last sentences under “Optional local note” in VIII.2. also belong with the previous instruction (“Local note”)

  • 1.  DPC: first and last sentences under “Optional local note” in VIII.2. also belong with the previous instruction (“Local note”)

    Posted Jan 30, 2011 06:11 PM
    Edited by Unknown Apr 06, 2018 02:19 PM

    This proposed change to DCRM was posted to DCRM-L for discussion on January 31, 2011. See the DCRM-L Archives at https://listserver.lib.byu.edu/pipermail/dcrm-l/

    VIII.2. Notes.

    The instructions and guidelines in area 7 are written in imperative form. This does not imply that all notes are required; on the contrary, most notes are not (see 7A1.5). Consult the other areas of DCRM(x) in order to ascertain what is required and what is optional in any given situation (see 7A1). The conventions for notes included as part of the examples are as follows.
    • Note” indicates that the note is required if applicable to the situation.
    • Optional note” indicates that the note is not required.  The labeling of a note as “optional” in these rules carries no judgment about its importance (see introductory section IV); certain notes designated as “optional” may in fact be almost universally applied.
    • Local note” indicates a note describing copy-specific information not affecting areas 1-6 which that is required if applicable to the situation (see 7B22). It must be clearly identified as a local note according to the provisions of 7B22.1.1. Copy-specific information that does affect areas 1-6, such as basing the description on an imperfect copy (see 0B2.5), is required and recorded in a general note.
    • Optional local note” indicates that the note concerns describing copy-specific information not affecting areas 1-6. It is not required, but must be clearly identified as a local note according to the provisions of 7B22.1.1.  Copy-specific information that does affect areas 1-6, such as basing the description on an imperfect copy (see 0B2.5), is required and recorded in a general note.

     

    BSC members are asked to vote on this change on Monday, February 7, at http://connect.ala.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=c44de8c7-ab58-4d7f-8690-8463344e337f.



  • 2.  RE: DPC: first and last sentences under “Optional local note” in VIII.2. also belong with the previous instruction (“Local note”)

    Posted Feb 07, 2011 08:11 AM

    I think the re-wording is generally clearer; thanks.

    But I wonder why the phrase "application to the situation" remains in the definition of "Note", but "to the situation" has been deleted from "Local note." What is the significance? 



  • 3.  RE: DPC: first and last sentences under “Optional local note” in VIII.2. also belong with the previous instruction (“Local note”)

    Posted Feb 07, 2011 01:14 PM

    Shoot, I forgot to add the "Please use DCRM-L for discussion" comment on this one.... am following up with DJL.....



  • 4.  RE: DPC: first and last sentences under “Optional local note” in VIII.2. also belong with the previous instruction (“Local note”)

    Posted Feb 17, 2011 08:44 AM

    The change was approved by BSC, with one addition: "to the situation" was struck from the "Note" definition. (finalized after no objections were raised on DCRM-L by midnight Feb. 16, 2011). See http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/DCRM_Editorial_Guidelines.