I think that rather than request more
clarification of the rules and interpretations, we should be more
flexible about their interpretation.
What would non-catalogers think of the
amount of time and energy that we have expended in debating Russell,
Marc James, 1975- vs. Russell, Marc J., 1975-? Either serves the
purpose of collocation under an authorized form. The rules are supposed
to be guidelines to that end, but they take on a life of their own.
Perhaps I shouldn't send this, it may
just engender more debate, and I think the last word on this should be
Amy H. Turner
Monographic Cataloger & Authority Control Coordinator
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC 27708-0190 [log in to unmask]
john g marr wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2008, Laurence Creider wrote:
> ... [text deleted] ...
>> The problem I find with your interpretation is that you
>> your assumptions into the text.
> We have both done that (e.g., (a) your comments that 0.14 is
> be taken literally and (b) 22.3A "80%", "2)",
parens. is to be based
> upon example rather than text, and my comment that (c) 22.3A introd.
> "2)", parens. defines the role of theses).
> Let's resolve these dilemmas as follows:
> (1) Take 0.14 literally;
> (2) Take 22.3A "80%", "2)", parens. at
face-value [i.e., what is its
> meaning with no example at all?];
> (3) Explain why the parenthetical remark in 22.3A introd. "2)"
> written [e.g., what other clause requires it as clarification?].
Concerning point number '3' above:
Obviously, the rules and interpretations need clarification. But
don't believe the presence of an explicit (although ambiguous) sentence
concerning theses in 22.3A means that the rulemakers intended that we
*not* take into account theses everywhere else. We just don't know
I would like to have a rule that excepts theses from establishing the
most common form of the name, but neither such a rule nor such an
interpretation exists right now.
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