I have a question about how to set up a composite identity/pseudonym in RDA. I am cataloging a CIP (ECIP) book by Lloyd Johnson, The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana. There are several Lloyd Johnsons in OCLC, but it is apparently a pen name in this case, actually a composite of two different authors, Alicia Williamson and Catherine Abbott. I found the relevant rule in RDA for pseudonyms (126.96.36.199) and read the corresponding LC PCC PS, but it doesn't explain what to do about composite identities or how to differentiate from another Lloyd Johnson in this case. Since this Lloyd Johnson is not a real person, there is no birthdate. For the authority record, would I do "Johnson, Lloyd, $c author of The beginner's guide to growing marijuana, and then do 500 fields for Abbott and Williamson (both of whom are set up)? Should I do 700s in the bib record for Abbott and Williamson? If I've missed something in RDA, please point me in the right direction. See below for my correspondence from the publisher.
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
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From: Guarco, Alex [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:26 AM
To: Galletta, Rosanne
Subject: Re: Additional author info. needed
Alicia Williamson is a partial author. I just talked to the managing editor, who said that the book was also repurposed from "The Everything Small-Space Gardening Book," by Catherine Abbott.
Here is the complete info:
Contains material adapted and abridged from The Everything(r) Marijuana Book by Alicia Williamson, copyright (c) 2009 by F+W Media, Inc., ISBN 10:
1-4405-0687-6, ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-0687-1; Grow Marijuana Now!, by Alicia Williamson, copyright (c) 2011 by F+W Media, Inc., ISBN 10: 1-4405-1091-1, ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-1091-5; and The Everything(r) Small-Space Gardening Book, by Catherine Abbott, copyright (c) 2012 by F+W Media, Inc., ISBN 10:
1-4405-3060-2, ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-3060-9.
Sorry for the confusion,
On 9/10/13 10:11 AM, "Galletta, Rosanne" <[log in to unmask]>
>Is the author then actually Alicia Williamson?
>From: Guarco, Alex [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:06 AM
>To: Galletta, Rosanne
>Subject: Re: Additional author info. needed
>The name "Lloyd Johnson" is a pen-name--this book is repurposed from
>"Grow Marijuana Now!" (ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-1091-5), and "Lloyd" was a
>created name (so there is no birthdate).
>I hope this helps. Let me know if there's any additional information I
>can provide, as I realize this is an odd situation.
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