"Preliminary" is probably OK, though strictly speaking, this status is
for a heading taken from a bibliographic record, rather than a
bibliographic item. I'm not sure how often cataloguers notice the
establishment level of a NAR, or actually upgrade them when they do -
hence the tendency of 008/33 c and d to fall into disuse. I think an
in-your-face 667 note is likely to be more effective, but agree that any
kind of flag is helpful.


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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Theses name hdgs.(headings) -- birthdates?

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Moore, Richard wrote:

> I wonder if we should make it standard NACO practice to add a 667 note

> to an authority established from the legal form of name in a thesis:
> "Change heading if form on later published works differs". This would 
> alert a future cataloguer, who might otherwise be nervous.

  As I previously suggested, there is already a provision for coding
such records as "preliminary", which should have the same effect (if
catalogers understand why such records are so coded).  Perhaps simpler
to suggest that this coding approach for names based upon theses be made
explicit and standard NACO practice?


                                             John G. Marr
                                             CDS, UL
                                             Univ. of New Mexico
                                             Albuquerque, NM 87131
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