Gary: If somebody knows the dob of the author and has the time to add it to the authority record, why don't we let that person do that by changing the rule a little so that it can be done. If a conflict arises later, there will be less work at that time. --angelina Angelina Joseph Cataloging Librarian Law Library Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 53201 Ph: 414-288-5553 Fax: 414-288-5914 email: [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gary L. Strawn Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:56 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Birth and death dates I'm going to respectfully disagree. It's one thing to tinker with a heading if we think we look stupid when a heading indicates that some is alive when everyone knows that they're dead. But what exactly is the point of tinkering with a perfectly good non-embarrassing heading if it's not causing a problem? Don't we have enough to do already? (Personal aside to all those out there who think adding *birth* dates to non-conflicting headings that don't contain any dates at all is a good thing: Please stop!) Gary L. Strawn, Authorities Librarian, etc. Northwestern University, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208-2300 e-mail: [log in to unmask] voice: 847/491-2788 fax: 847/491-8306 Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.