Alternatively, I can see how the concept of distinguishing pseudonymous (i.e. different) "entities" who are the same "person", can be confusing for many people. John G. Marr DACS Zimmerman Library University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87010 [log in to unmask] **"I really like to know the reasons for what I do!"** Martha Watson Opinions belong exclusively to the individuals expressing them, but sharing is permitted. -----Original Message----- From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Maxwell Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 11:10 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] name change When a person changes his or her name he/she remains the same person, the same entity … an entity can have one and only one authorized access point … based on the most commonly known form of the person's name. -----Original Message----- From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of gary oliver A female faculty member here co-wrote a book some years ago. She has also spoken numerous times at a local lecture series. I created a NAR for her in May 2007. She married in 2011 and has written another book, using her husband's last name on the title page. According to 126.96.36.199 (AACR2 22.2C1), I need to modify the NAR to reflect her most recent name. I know that the person is the same, but the name is not. Indicating that the first book was written by the name of the person who wrote the second is inaccurate. The same is true of all the speeches she gave. It seems to me that in my author's case she has changed her identity and that the works by the previous identity should reflect that in the catalog. When a corporate body changes its name, a new NAR is created with references to and from the earlier name. Does anyone know why personal names are treated this way?