We rely on PCC members to report superseded LC subject headings for individual fictitious and legendary characters, mythological beings, deities, and animals with proper names. The duplicate record that you found was not reported until June of this year, and it appears on this month’s tentative list. When superseded records are reported to us immediately, the lag time is 2-3 months; it depends on when the cancellation proposal is received in relation to where we are in the monthly list process. If we receive a proposal just before a tentative list closes, the delete can be approved in as little as six weeks.
Thanks for asking,
Janis L. Young
Policy and Standards Division
Library of Congress
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Duplicate authority records for fictitious entities
I'm aware that fictitious persons are being re-established in the NAF over time, with their corresponding LCSH records cancelled. My question is how long of a lag time can be expected between the NAR being created and the subject AR being cancelled.
Bolitar, Myron ǂc (Fictitious character) (nb2015010879; created June 10, 2015 [nearly 14 months ago])
Bolitar, Myron (Fictitious character) (sh 97001333; still in the OCLC copy of the LCSH file)
Is this oversight on the part of the NAR creator? Or is this just how backed up LC is on this project?
Casey A. Mullin
New York Public Library