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Caroline,

Yes, he is. He's also now a voting member of CC:DA.

Adam

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On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Caroline R. Miller wrote:

> Hi Adam,
>
> Is Paul Weiss the PCC rep to CC:DA?  I haven't heard him chime in on this
> yet.
>
> Caroline
>
> --On Friday, July 01, 2005 10:35 AM -0700 Adam Schiff
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Sue Wartzok wrote:
>>
>>> Another crazy idea occurs to me: perhaps we should enter dates in a
>>> uniform manner no matter whether a person was born more than 100 years
>>> ago or not--that is, enter birth dates in the form of "b. 1968".  Such a
>>> form does not look as incomplete as "1968- ".
>>>
>>
>> I don't think this idea is crazy at all, in fact, it's something I've
>> raised in various venues from time to time too.  I think using a "b." form
>> for all persons when only the birth date is known at the time of
>> cataloging would bring consistency to our catalogs and less controversy,
>> as it gives no implication that a person is considered to still be alive.
>> When both dates are known, the current practice of giving both could still
>> be considered and when a person dies there would not be a need to change a
>> heading that just has "b. <date>".
>>
>> Perhaps if there is consensus on this within the PCC, the PCC rep to CC:DA
>> could prepare a rule revision proposal for them (and the JSC if it passed
>> CC:DA) to consider.
>>
>> Adam Schiff
>>
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>
>
> Caroline R. Miller
> Head, Monographic Cataloging and
>  Authority/Database Maintenance Sections
> UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center
> Charles E. Young Research Library
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