The rules for British terms of honor were changed quite a few years ago
now (Amendments 2001). See rule 22.1C and, particularly, LCRI 22.1C.
Terms of honor are only retained if they are needed to resolve a conflict.
I don't explicitly see any documentation that says to remove these terms
on existing headings when they are revised (provided there is no
conflict). Perhaps this should be the subject of an FAQ question?
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 685-8782 fax
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On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Beall, Jeffrey wrote:
> Am I imagining things, or was there a rule change to remove things like
> $c Sir from personal name headings when the authority was otherwise
> updated? I can't find the rule. I am confused because as I am replacing
> the authority records in my library's catalog for people who have died
> and whose authority records now contain the death date, I notice that
> sometimes titles such as "Sir" are retained and sometimes they are
> removed from the heading. I do think these titles are now supposed to be
> removed. Can someone help with this?
> Thanks very much,
> Jeffrey Beall, Catalog Librarian / Assistant Professor
> Auraria Library
> University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
> Downtown Denver Campus
> 1100 Lawrence St.
> Denver, Colo. 80204 USA
> (303) 556-5936
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