Halle Mission: really major publication

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Jun 5 15:43:32 UTC 2007

Dear Jonathan,

LC like a lot of other libraries is often adding t.c.'s nowadays, but I don't know what the policy is on which titles get this treatment or where Cataloging gets the information.  I think it often comes from the publisher or the vendor and is simply cut and pasted online. Likewise the publisher's description of the book and its biographical information on the author (as you would see on the dust jacket) are often available in our OPAC via a link.  You are correct that the Gode t.c.'s were keypunched in by hand at my request.  As you say, the pages numbers in the t.c.'s are seldom available in online catalogs.  Also, I think sometimes t.c.'s are scanned digitally and so the link shows up as an image, not as text in whatever typeface the OPAC uses.

I will ask around about both policy and practice.


>>> Jonathan Silk <silk at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU> 06/05/07 11:02 AM >>>

Dear Allen

Thank you for this valuable information, regarding which, more 
broadly, I have a question.  You quote a detailed TOC; does LOC 
usually receive such information? (And I recall that for Prof Gode's 
collected works you apparently had to ask that the TOC be keyed in.) 
If so, is there a way of preserving this in the public record 
somehow? It is my impression that occassionally one finds TOC info in 
catalogues, but not commonly, and to my (admittedly faulty) memory, 
never with page numbers. Inclusion of such info would have obvious 
advantages, especially for those who would want to order a photocopy 
of a specific page range.

Just asking--jonathan

Jonathan Silk
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Center for Buddhist Studies
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