I have not considered another practice and it seems to work as it is.
If NPM does not set policy, examples are only exemplary (except when
they're prescriptive). Nonetheless, together they set our landscape. I
do think that the 670s on an undifferentiated record need to be
organized. Without the organizing 670s with the bracketed description
of each person, it would be much harder, if not impossible, to
distinguish the undifferentiated names.
NYU Libraries & Art NACO
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From: "Paul J. Weiss" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, November 3, 2006 5:21 pm
Subject: [PCCLIST] undifferentiated name records
> I note that the practice of bracketing data in one 670 per person
> an undifferentiated name record is not actually given as policy
> anywhere. The MARC authority format give it as one possibility
> ("subfield $a may contain a descriptive term for an author
> within brackets "). DCM Z1 touches on it in the introduction and
> 670. The NACO Participants Manual describes the practice, but our
> NACO reviewer at LC continues to remind me that the PM does not
> set policy.
> Do any of you _not_ follow that practice? If not, what was your
> thinking behind your decision? Have any of you considered some
> other practice?
> UCSD NACO Coordinator
> Paul J. Weiss
> Catalog Librarian and NACO Coordinator
> Metadata Services Department
> UCSD Libraries
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