As another responder has noted, the minimum requirement is to indicate the source of the heading, and LC always stresses with its own staff (and consequently through them to the NACO constituents) that for economic reasons, only the minimum information should be included. This is prudent and efficient admnistration.
But I think we have to step back sometimes and say, "What is the authority file for?"
It is not only so we can all use the same heading for the same person or body, but also so we can recognize when an already established heading is indeed the same person or body we are contemplating.
We owe it to the library community at large to say enough to give proper and fullsome identification of the person or body we are creating the heading for. That seems to me far more important than fullsome identification of the exact source of the heading.
Barbara D. Schnur
Associate Librarian for Technical Services
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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>>> Patricia Rader <[log in to unmask]> 09/18/02 02:18PM >>>
Are the following 670's too detailed for NACO authority records?
110 2 Ballets Grandiva
670 NN Dance Div. files$bBallets Grandiva, photographs, verso, no. 1
(Les Ballets Grandiva; all-male comedy ballet company)
670 Internet, URL: http://www.balletsgrandiva.com, Sept. 13, 2001$b(Les
Ballets Grandiva; founded in 1996; director, Victor Trevino)
The item in hand is a photographs file.
I would prefer using the above 670's, but if I am reading my NACO
participants manual correctly, the first 670 should be shortened to
670 NN Dance Div. files$b(Ballets Grandiva)
and the second should be
670 Ballets Grandiva home page, 9/13/2001$b(Les Ballets Grandiva; founded
in 1996; director, Victor Trevino)
Patricia W. Rader
Cataloger and Reference Librarian
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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New York, NY 10023-7498
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