Just a question here.  Does that instruction only apply to the work in hand?
I thought AAPs for persons were based on the predominant usage for that
person's works, not merely for that work "embodied in the resources."  (Who
writes like that???)

In this case, I would use the AAP, already established and make sure there
is a 500 in the authority record, just in case the patron searches under
the unauthorized form of the the name,  Or maybe a a 400.

Gene Fieg

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Robert Maxwell <[log in to unmask]>

> Bob,
> doesn't state that "works with responsibility split between one
> author's true name and pen name should be entered under the true name". It
> says that the authorized access point is constructed by combining the
> authorized access point for *the identity most frequently used on resources
> embodying the work* and the preferred title. In case you can't figure that
> out, then we are instructed to begin with the authorized access point
> appearing in *the most recent resource embodying the work.* In neither case
> is that necessarily the "true" name.
> So the question is, which identity is most frequently used on resources
> embodying "A city girl"? From what you say below, it looks like that
> identity is "John Law."
> I don't think RDA justifies what LC-PSD apparently did with
> Michael Crichton. As far as I can see neither RDA nor any policy statements
> say what to do with statements such as "Michael Crichton writing as John
> Lange", but, again, says that the authorized access point is based
> on the identity used most frequently. Just because current publications
> suddenly start explaining who John Lange is doesn't justify changing the
> access points for the works, much less deleting the identity entirely. I'd
> be interested in hearing from LC-PSD itself either explaining why they took
> this seeminly extraordinary action, or saying they will restore the file.
> My opinion about phrases such as "Michael Crichton writing as John Lange"
> or " John Law (Margaret Harkness)": These phrases do identify the real
> identity of a pseudonym and seem mainly used when an author has risen to a
> point where recognition of the real identity will sell more copies than the
> pseudonym. But in both cases the phrasing indicates that the work still
> represents itself as being written by the pseudonym identity, not the
> "real" identity and the information about the real name is being given as
> information only. The principle of representation continues to apply: the
> works should continue to be identified using the identity they represent
> themselves by, in these cases, the pseudonym.
> Bob
> Robert L. Maxwell
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> Good afternoon Folks:
> I have a case here that involves a pseudonym and may invoke the full
> implied force of RDA but I should check before requesting
> cancellations.
> n  79123172  Law, John, $d 1854-1923
> nb2007013259 Harkness, Margaret, $d 1854-1923
> Magaret Harkness wrote under her own name and under the pen name John
> Law.  It seems that ealier editions of thew work in hand, A city girl,
> simply had John Law as the responsible party, though the in-hand
> publication has John Law (Margaret Harkness), which seems to meet the
> inconstancy criteria of  It's difficult to say for certain, but
> one gets the impression that most everything she wrote as John law is now
> given the statement of responsibility John Law (Margaret Harkness).
> The Crichton qualification:  the classic example of an author with
> multiple pen names is Michael Crichton, whose authority record has a very
> interesting 667: "Michael Crichton wrote 8 novels and 2 short stories under
> the name John Lange; these have been reissued with the statement "Michael
> Crichton writing as John Lange"; per RDA the  authorized access
> point for these works is Michael Crichton. The alternate identity authority
> record for John Lange has been deleted--LC-PSD, August 14, 2014."
> As is, states unequivocally that any works with responsibility
> split between one author's true name and pen name should be entered under
> the true name: not Law, John, [dates]. $t City girl ..., rather  Harkness,
> Margaret, [dates]. $t City girl ... .The Crichton qualification takes this
> to its logical conclusion, but isn't stated explicitly in RDA so far as I
> can tell.
> My question to you all: a record for Harkness and Law, or one record where
> Law is a cross reference to Harkness?
> Thanks
> Bob
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