In my opinion the 378 should contain the fuller form as RDA defines it, that is, the complete fuller form, which may include elements not part of the preferred name. I would record "Rowena Lydia" in 378 for Smith, R., even though PCC practice would only include "(Rowena)" in the access point.


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Related to this, what is the preferred way to handle 378 when the fuller form that would be used in a qualifier differs from the fullest known form? For example (hypothetically), "Smith, R." (based on preferred name) is known to be "Rowena Lydia Smith." "Smith. R. $q (Rowena)" resolves any known conflicts with other authorized access points and becomes the 100.  What should the 378 be: "$q Rowena" or "$q Rowena Lydia" or should there be 378s for both (the field is repeatable)? If improbably "Smith, R." had no conflicts, what would be the preferred 378 practice?


> Having the data in 378q of a NAR should suffice for most purposes, am 
> I right?
> - Ian
> Ian Fairclough - George Mason University - [log in to unmask]

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