In most instances it should not be necessary to alter substantially the description of AACR2 records to reflect changes in AACR2 practice. If, however, the change involves main entry, and it would necessitate successive entries according to the rules and rule interpretations under which the record was created, but not according to current AACR2 practice, update the description or reflect current AACR2 practice. Example:

This record was created under an earlier version of LCRI 25.5B, by which titles consisting solely of subject terms were qualified by corporate body. The current version of the RI would call for qualification by place of publication. To avoid making a new record, change the qualifier to place of publication. Example:

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B4.3. Changes in cataloging codes or RIs or subject analysis or CONSER practice