James said:

>This opens up a highly pertinent question for me: I don't even know what 
>a library catalog is supposed to provide in today's semi-total 
>information environment.
How about:
Does the library have this item?

Where is it shelved/online?

I agree with you that there are other better sources for the data
provided by relator terms or codes, particularly in view of the
inconsistency in their presence.

   __       __   J. McRee (Mac) Elrod (m...@slc.bc.ca)
  {__  |   /     Special Libraries Cataloguing   HTTP://www.slc.bc.ca/
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