On Fri, 14 Jun 2013, Stanley Elswick - NOAA Federal wrote:
> I vote for using just the initialism, and using cataloger judgment on
> deciding whether to qualify with a spelled-out version (if we were
> voting). All else introduces ambiguity into the process.
"Cataloger judgment" is precisely what "introduces ambiguity."
Another way to eliminate "ambiguity" without using qualifiers would be to
place x-refs that conflict with established names in 510 fields rather
than 410 fields.
I too prefer a qualifier for 410 entries comprised of the spelled-out
versions of names, in contrast to qualifiers for 110 entries that identify
the nature of the named body. In remaining instances of 110 conficts,
addition of the spelled-out name to the qualifier would be resolutionary.
John G. Marr
Univ. of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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