At 05:27 PM 6/2/2010, Gary L. Strawn wrote:
>At 02:13 PM 6/2/2010, Bob Hall wrote:
>>I will do anything in my power to differentiate a name. I have
>>received calls from irate professors regarding their collocation in
>>the catalog, "I am a Nuclear Physicist. Why am I lumped-together
>>in your catalog with a genealogist and an art history author."
>Indeed. I find that most authors, when the situation is explained
>to them in simple and positive terms are happy to supply birth date,
>middle name or whatever, to avoid having their works lumped with
>some other person. It's the rare person who says "I don't care
>about the consequences, I'm not telling you anything."
And then we had one author who found the prospect of having her works
confounded with the works of others to be a very attractive idea and
thanked us for suggesting it!
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Penn State University
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