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.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
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Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:56 PM
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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
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