The 100 should be changed to Maple, Terry L. if that is the predominant form, or if no predominant form then the most current.  Since the author has experessed a preference, that's another reason to change it.  The existing 100 can be made a 400 and should either have $w nne if the reference is valid in RDA (which it certainly is), or $w nnea if the reference is not a valid form in RDA.

When 1XXs are changed, you don't have to report them to LC.  See Guidelines for Reporting NACO BFM at  At some point, LC should change the access points on their bib records and these should be propagated to the LC records in OCLC.

You are correct that only controlled headings in OCLC will automatically flip to the new form.  For others you have to either control them with the new form yourself, report them to OCLC, or hope and pray that someone else some day will do that.  (I don't like relying on the last option).

On Fri, 2 Aug 2013, Yan Liao wrote:

> Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 21:01:34 +0000
> From: Yan Liao <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: How to update this name heading
> Dear BIBCO/NACO folks,
> WE are cataloging one book “Zoo animal welfare”. Terry L. Maple is listed as first named author on the piece. While checking national authority file, I find this record:
> ******************************************************
> 010  n  81020149
> 040  DLC ǂb eng ǂc DLC ǂd OCoLC ǂd DLC
> 1001 Maple, Terry
> 4001 Maple, Terry L.
> 670  His Aggression, hostility, and ... 1972, c1973.
> 670  His Gorilla behavior, 1981: ǂb t.p. (Terry L. Maple)
> *******************************************************
> It’s not an AACR2 record, but an AACR2 compatible. I contacted the author. He emailed me back and confirmed he is the same author and he prefers using “Maple, Terry L.”.
> Then, if I update the authority record, should I use the old form “Maple, Terry” as reference? It should not be done under AACR2/RDA rules, but based on the Summary of Programmatic Changes to the LC/NACO Authority <,d.dmg> document (, it’s suggested to make a reference from former heading.
> Also, I checked existing OCLC bib data, there are over 40 records under “Maple, Terry”. Some of them are DLC record and those headings are not controlled in the system. After I update the heading, should I contact LC liaison to update them? (I just came back from a conference. The OCLC staff mentioned in the meeting that bib record’s headings are connected with the authority file with OCLC authority number, which means if the authority records updated, the bib data will also be updated. But I guess that only refers to the headings under control?)
> Clara

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