Is it much different? The only new wrinkle is that forms of the name used to cite the publications are included as well as the forms used in publications. >>> [log in to unmask] 02/19/05 4:15 PM >>> OK, I see what you're doing, but it's not the same as what happens in library authority control. Library authority control is about actual forms of the name that have been used in publications, and forms of the name that might be used for searching. It's not a matter of substituting initials for full names algorithmically. Some systems do that as part of indexing, but that's not the same thing.