Thanks, Mac - I wasn't thinking about people as subjects, but that adds an interesting twist. The section in the document on subject authorities doesn't address this. I wonder if there are relators that can be applied to a person (or corporate body) as either a subject or an "agent" (creator, producer, etc.). Unfortunately, the note that indicates that:

  • Editorial Notes

  • doesn't show on the file downloads, so I don't see an easy way to find out how many there are.


    On 8/21/13 10:19 AM, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
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    This is less of a question for subjects since there is only one
    relationship there ...
    Not in our experience.  In cataloguing an etching collection, we had
    "$edepicted" on subject headings for people, buildings, places, etc.
    This relationship differs from "about" which is understood as opposed
    to having a MARC relator code, or an RDA relator term.
    The authority for the person/thing/whatever must exclude role, with
    role being another element.  The same person may for three or more
    roles in relation to a resource, e.g., the writer/director/actor of/in
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