I have to agree with Robert Maxwell. It makes more sense to have actual dates than guessed activity dates (from the information known at the time) and the preferred AAP. It would be more useful to users and the information community at large.
Associate Professor of Library Science/Catalog Librarian
NACO Georgia Funnel Coordinator
Odum Library/Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia 31698-0150
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Changing "active" date to full dates?
I found from research the birth and death dates of n 82236641 ARN 1060906 Adam, William, ?d active 1821-1861 . Can some remind me of the general PCC practice as to whether I should therefore change the authorized heading to "Adam, William, ?d 1796-1881" or just add this form as a 400? Technically the active dates are not an error, though I think full dates are more useful