In another online community where catalogers gather, discussion is raging about the 374
that has been added to NAR n 79006991 for Moon, Sun Myung:
Evangelist ǂa Businessman ǂa Self-proclaimed messiah ǂv New York times, Sept. 2, 2012.
I find the characterization in the third $a profoundly disturbing
both with regard to this particular NAR
and in its implication that if catalogers can only find something scurrilous to quote from a respected newspaper,
they may add it to an established NAR for a religious leader, politician, or historical figure they happen not to like or admire.
The potential for editing wars is surely not something envisioned by the framers of the new MARC fields introduced by RDA.
Christopher H. Walker
Serials Cataloging Librarian
Penn State's representative to the CONSER Operations Committee
Member at Large, ALCTS CRS Executive Committee 2013/2016
126 Paterno Library
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1812
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