--- "ELLETT, ROBERT" wrote:
One of the reasons that adoption and implementation of this proposal would
be such a nightmare would be the lack of consistency it would cause
throughout library catalogs for the very reason Mr. DeSantis stated.
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Just to clarify my point, I agree completely that we should try to avoid inconsistencies among library catalogs. Ideally libraries should find a way to update their catalog headings to match those in the national authority file. But changes to name headings already occur on a routine basis (for reasons other than the addition of death dates), and presumably libraries are already dealing with this phenomenon, either by implementing a procedure or workflow to adjust or update their headings, or by choosing to allow the authority records already in their catalogs to remain static.
Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian