On Mon, 12 May 2008, Robert Maxwell wrote:

> ... I always control the headings and think it is good practice. 
> Controlling the headings is an excellent way to make sure the BIBCO 
> records are "kept in synch with the authority records." It's also a 
> convenient way to ensure that all the needed authority work has (or has 
> not) been done.

Hi Robert:

   You may not have meant to dredge up a conundrum with your comment, but 
one does have to look at the authority records before controlling to 
them-- not rarely (albeit infrequently), I have had to change 
already-controlled headings to other forms because the persons associated 
with the bib. records were not the persons represented by the controlling 
authority records.

                                             John G. Marr
                                             RMBA, UNMGL
                                             Univ. of New Mexico
                                             Albuquerque, NM 87131
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