On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Ralph Papakhian wrote:
> fyi, we had a question come up today asking why references
> from variant dates are not made.
> Inferring from RI for 26.2:
> Referring from Variant Forms
> 2) Trace a reference from each variant that affects the primary elements of the name. For the
> normal, inverted heading this mean variations in all elements to the left of the comma and in the first
> element to the right of the comma.
> That is, date information in the heading is not one of the primary elements.
> I think it would be helpful to have this stated clearly some place
> in that RI, and would recommend to CPSO to add a statement to that effect.
> --Ralph P.
I find that I often deal with names that may have varying b. & d. years in
various potential or actual 670 citations and sometimes it takes a bit of
research to determine which dates are correct. I think it would be very
helpful when creating ARs to include 670 citations when the cited dates
vary even when usage does not. This would mean some extra work but I
think it would be worth it in terms of the identification value added to
I don't know about including 4XXs for each date variant but I agree that
policy should be clearly stated.
Thank you, Ralph, for bringing this up.
Wayne Richter, PCC Liaison, Wilson Library, Western Washington University,
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103