Currently we have lots to do, taking care of the ones with outdated
info so I agree with Gary that adding more dates is not appropriate
at this time. There is also another problem with dates that
generates some work... there is age discrimination and many people
do not like having dates on the AR's. Sometimes we are asked to
remove the date. I've also been asked about privacy issues with
dates when I conducted NACO training, so I would not be in favor of
adding even more dates.
Mary Charles Lasater
--On Friday, October 27, 2006 7:09 AM -0500 "Joseph, Angelina"
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> If somebody knows the dob of the author and has the time to add
> it to the authority record, why don't we let that person do that
> by changing the rule a little so that it can be done. If a
> conflict arises later, there will be less work at that time.
> Angelina Joseph
> Cataloging Librarian
> Law Library
> Marquette University
> Milwaukee, WI 53201
> Ph: 414-288-5553
> Fax: 414-288-5914
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Gary L. Strawn
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:56 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Birth and death dates
> I'm going to respectfully disagree. It's one thing to tinker
> with a heading if we think we look stupid when a heading
> indicates that some is alive when everyone knows that they're
> dead. But what exactly is the point of tinkering with a
> perfectly good non-embarrassing heading if it's not causing a
> problem? Don't we have enough to do already?
> (Personal aside to all those out there who think adding *birth*
> dates to non-conflicting headings that don't contain any dates
> at all is a good thing: Please stop!)
> Gary L. Strawn, Authorities Librarian, etc.
> Northwestern University, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208-2300
> e-mail: [log in to unmask] voice: 847/491-2788 fax:
> Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
Mary Charles Lasater
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