Members are responsible for correcting typographic errors and errors in content designation whenever they are encountered in a record that is or is about to be authenticated. Correct these errors wherever they occur; however, bear in mind that what appears to be an error is not always so. Example:

Members are encouraged to make corrections to related records that are not authenticated, particularly when not correcting the record would hinder access to that record (e.g., adding a missing $t to a linking field, correcting the second indicator value in the title to omit searching on the initial article).

Obvious errors in 050 fields input by LC (second indicator = 0) should not simply be corrected but instead should be reported to the appropriate cataloging section of the Serial Record Division.

See also:

B4. Record Maintenance