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At EUP, students must bring the copies of their thesis to the library 
to be bound (no, we don't have an e-thesis system). They are asked to 
fill out a form which includes their DOB. I can only remember one 
case where the student might have objected to supplying this, but I 
don't think it was needed in their case. I always add the year if I 
have it, whether there is a conflict or not, as per the LCRI. I seem 
to recall one case where I needed to add the month/day as well to 
break a conflict for a student with a very common name, so it's nice to have.

Barry J. Gray, M.S.L.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor
Technical Services Librarian
Baron-Forness Library
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA 16444
(814) 732-1077 / 732-2738
FAX: 814-732-2883

At 10:08 AM 10/4/2010, Bob Hall wrote:
>Good morning,
>
>Are there any theses catalogers on this list?  I ask, as I have a 
>question regarding birthdates.  Do you  add birthdates to name hdgs. 
>for theses?
>
>If so:
>--Where do you get said information (via Registrar's office?, Vita?, 
>CV fact sheet etc.)?
>--Do you routinely add them, or do you just use them to break a conflict?
>--Are there issues you confront from authors if they see this 
>information in FirstSearch, public catalog &/or the Web?  How do you 
>handle such issues?
>
>Thanking you in advance for your time.
>
>R.
>
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>Robert C.W. Hall, Jr.
>Technical Services Associate Librarian
>Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA 01742
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