I'm going to guess that it's because 59x fields are defined for local use:
...but someone from LC should be able to confirm.
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On 05/19/2011 11:45 AM, Richard, Joel M wrote:
> Dear hive-mind,
> Does anyone know why the Library of Congress-supplied MARCXML to MODS XSLT  does not handle the MARC 590 Local Notes field? It seems to handle everything else, not that I've done an exhaustive search... :)
> Granted, I could copy/create my own XSLT and add this functionality in myself, but I'm curious as to whether or not there's some logic behind this decision to not include it. Logic that I would not naturally understand since I'm not formally trained as a librarian.
>  http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/MARC21slim2MODS3-4.xsl
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