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Re: Distinguishing people records from generic name records?

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Tom Morris <[log in to unmask]>

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Authorities and Vocabularies Service Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 1 Oct 2010 16:48:13 -0400

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On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Bryan Baldus
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Friday, October 01, 2010 11:49 AM, Tom Morris wrote:
>>Is there a way to discern which name authority records represent individual people and which are just generic catch-all records for all authors who have that name?
>
> If you have access to the raw MARC, then 008 byte 32 [1], when properly coded, should tell which authority records are unique vs. non-unique (or Differentiated personal name('a')/Undifferentiated personal name ('b')/Not applicable ('n')).

Thanks very much for the quick and definitive reply (an