We're hoping for some clarification about the order of subfields in RDA 
NARs for personal names. Is it correct that subfield $c follows subfield 
$d for cataloger additions--occupationterms and also "Spirit"--that are 
recorded in parentheses but that subfield $c precedes $d when we record 
termsconsidered part of the name (such as Jr. or III) or associated 
titles (such asCountess), or--in the near future--terms of address, 
honor, office, and rank (such as Sir, Captain, Rev.)? In other words, 
does $c comes after $d when it contains parentheses but before $d when 
it does not?

Here's a real-live example: We are updating and recoding NAR 
no2009160736 (Roberts, Ian, $c actor). The year of birth is known (1952) 
but another individual is already using the heading Roberts, Ian, $d 
1952. Which of these is correct?
Roberts, Ian, $d 1952- $c (Actor)
     Roberts, Ian$c(Actor), $d 1952-
Or is it better not to record the date in the 100 field at all (in 
violation of the LC-PCC PS at and leave the heading with the 
unique string Roberts, Ian $c (Actor)? After all, that's what the Phase 
2 program would do...



Nancy Sack
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
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