All access points on BIBCO records must be backed up by name and/or
subject authority records. Any locally created and maintained headings
would not be coded as nationally established headings and would probably
not be included in the OCLC master record.
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
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On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Ted P Gemberling wrote:
> I thought of something that I realize may undermine what I just said. Could aversion to undifferentiated headings have something to do with Bibco membership?
> I don't work at a Bibco library, so the headings in my catalog are not necessarily coextensive with headings in the NAF. I don't have to work as hard on national headings and can create my own local ones to differentiate author identities. Perhaps a Bibco library would have to settle for a bad collocation of authors with similar names because they wouldn't do that, and that might explain the aversion to undifferentiated headings.
> Do Bibco rules discourage use of local headings?
> Maybe if Bibco catalogers felt more freedom to create local headings for their collections, undifferentiated national headings wouldn't seem so bad.
> Ted Gemberling
> UAB Lister Hill Library
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> I am in complete agreement with Richard, and pronounce anathema on
> undifferentiated name headings.
> Deborah J. Leslie, M.A., M.L.S.
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