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As a former classicist, I'm always pleased to see Latin find a new niche 
in our records, but I wonder about this one. If "$c sculpsit" is OK, 
would headings like "James, $c illustrated by" also be OK, since it too 
is wording "that appears with the name"? At the same time, I'm reluctant 
to leave the use of qualifiers like "engraver" unconstrained, because 
they're too variable. We do need a reliable, neutral qualifier to use to 
distinguish a name heading when no approved qualifier is available (or 
at least, we do until a system of unique identifiers for persons frees 
us somehow from the need for unique name headings), but I don't think a 
supplied role designation is it.

Stephen

Gary L. Strawn wrote:
> AACR2 22.19B1 instructs us to add to otherwise non-distinguished 
> surname headings "add a qualifier ...that appears with the name in 
> works by the person or in reference sources."  It doesn't say that the 
> qualifier has to be a noun; it just has to appear with the name.

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Stephen Hearn
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