Thanks for the question and the information.  I will have one of our music catalogers take a look and respond.


Thanks, again.


Joe Bartl

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-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Moore, Richard
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] question




Then if I were you, I would correct LC's mistake and add the references, with 670s to back them up :-)





-----Original Message-----

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gary Oliver

Sent: 25 January 2011 16:40

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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] question




Thank you for the answer.


You are correct, the message was not intended for the list.


You are also correct in that I should have created a new record and added references.  My own institution has undergone name changes and there are NARs for each name, each with references.  I knew that, yet somehow made this mistake.


But in the changed record, the references were removed and in the new record there are no references.  It seems clear that the two are the same, even the Isthmus article mentions Midland, Texas.




On 1/25/2011 10:11 AM, Moore, Richard wrote:

> Gary


> I'm not sure if you intended this to go to the PCC list, but here is

an answer: when a corporate body changes its name, the authority for the previous name is usually retained, and a new authority created for the new name. The two are linked by earlier-later see-also references. I've understood this to be so that the earlier name can still be used on records for material entered under that name; also, when corporate bodies change their names, they often change the nature of what they are, through merger, de-merger, and so on.


> For subject usage, LCSH prescribes that only the latest name

applicable to the work should be used, unless the item also contains significant material relating to an earlier name.


> This is different from the treatment of personal name changes, where

the authorised heading itself is changed.


> I hope this helps.


> Regards

> Richard

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