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 Joseph
Cataloging Librarian
Law Library
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Ph: 414-288-5553
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-----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
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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
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Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.