Has there been any further discussion on this?
I just ran into the authority record for Breece D'J Pancake who died in 1979. I added his birth info to the 046 field, but would really like to ‘complete’ his dates in the 100 field of the authority record. The information was readily available. I am currently reviewing the loads of the modified Phase 2 records and ‘running into’ many records that could be changed. I am sure others are as well. By delaying a decision to add birth and well as death dates, we are missing an opportunity to make our AAPs more complete.
Mary Charles Lasater
That's an excellent question, Ryan-- we were talking about that very question here at LC yesterday! We decided it was time to move that question on to a consultation stage with the PCC/SCS and OCLC, but with the PCC Operations Committee meeting here today and tomorrow, we just haven't had a chance.
Thanks for raising it,
We’ve been allowed for some time to add death dates to access points that only have an open birth date (there are tons more of these now that “b.” has been eliminated), so are we allowed to extend this thinking further and add the birth year to an access point if it only has the death year? (there are also tons of these now with the elimination of “d.”)
In this example the birth year is already right there in the 670. I’d like to add it because the authorized access point just looks incomplete to me, but I realize that this would have ramifications for data management, OCLC’s closed dates list (would it catch these?), etc.
010 n 81104301
040 DLC ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂc DLC ǂd OCoLC ǂd DLC
046 ǂg 1654
1001 Fabritius, Carel, ǂd -1654
4001 Fabricius, Karel, ǂd -1654
4001 Fabritius, Carel, ǂd d. 1654 ǂw nnea
4001 Fabritius, Carolus, ǂd -1654
4001 Fabritius, Karel, ǂd -1654
670 Encyc. brit., 1972 ǂb (hdg.: Fabritius, Carel (Carel [Carolus] Pietersz) 1622-1654)
What do you all think?
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