The gender terms used alone do apparently cause the search to fail, but if you use them as a limiter the search works—for example, I did “Vanderbilt” and “female” and got four hits today.
Robert L. Maxwell
Special Collections and Ancient Languages Catalog Librarian
Genre/Form Authorities Librarian
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
"We should set an example for all the world, rather than confine ourselves to the course which has been heretofore pursued"--Eliza R. Snow, 1842.
Thanks for the tip. I found that option using OCLC/search authorities. I don’t see it on other tools that I often use such as LC authorities online and Classweb. Are there other places that I could use that search option?
While I was able to use OCLC authorities search to find ‘Vanderbilt’, my search of ‘female’ failed. As more catalogers add the 3xx fields to authority records, more searches may become difficult for the system to process.
Mary Charles Lasater
Here’s a handy tip for you. One way to find RDA NARs that might work for you is to search in the authority file by Entity Attribute
For example if you search Islamic law by Entity Attribute, you will retrieve 17 records—all of which have “Islamic law” in the 372 field. Or searching the term “Associate professor” by Entitle Attribute retrieves 156 matches with “Associate professor” in the 374 field. This index still contains AACR2 headings, but even so these records all have 3XX fields.
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One that I ran across the other day: ARN 08783993; LCCN: n 2011180633
100:1x:$a Babcock, Philip S., $c Ph. D.
That one hasn't been flipped yet. Wayne's looking for a record that has been revised to the RDA standard and the 667 removed in the process.
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