At University of Maryland, names on bibliographic records created
for for theses and dissertations by copy catalogers are checked
against our online catalog and the LC Authority File for possible
name conflicts. Names with conflicts are passed on for resolution
to a cataloger who has authorization to access public information on
the University of Maryland Student Information System. The name
conflicts are subsequently broken by adding birth dates to the name
headings on the bibliographic records of the theses and
dissertations. When appropriate, name authority records are made
for the authors who have or are likely to have bibliographic records
On 10/4/2010 10:08 AM, Bob Hall wrote:
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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?
--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.
Robert C.W. Hall, Jr.
Technical Services Associate Librarian
Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA 01742
978-318-3343 -- FAX: 978-318-3344 -- http://www.concordlibrary.org/
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