I wanted to agree that role is all that's needed for names to
distinguish the subject, author, etc. relationship to the content
described. I also think that perhaps the name does not need to be
"subfielded" in the MARC sense, if it can be clear when the name is
based on a controlled form in an authority file (namespace?) - we
then rely on authority control to help with indexing and displays, and
other names not under control would be assumed to be keyword accessible
(hopefully eventually systems would tie in to a virtual international
authority file to get the variant and uncontrolled forms to collocate
with the controlled forms for better precision of searching). - Barbara
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