From a message by Ms. Kate Harcourt, Director for Original and Special Materials Cataloging at Columbia University, sent to the OCLC Cataloging list on March 10:
"The Program for Cooperative Cataloging published a guide for vendors. I
think vendors will only improve the quality of records if we insist on
better records. Please share this guide with your vendors as it maps out in
detail how to construct a good quality MARC record.
This is the second edition, updated in fall 2010. Yael Mandelstam and George Prager are among the four authors. Maybe we all should send the guide to the legal publishers who produce record sets!