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Thanks for the thoughts Pete, I was mostly concerned that there was some
pressing 'Official' reason that subject had been used (though having
checked LC's own catalog [which I should've done before] I see that though
the heading is on at least one DLC record, it isn't in LC's catalog)

best,

Netanel Ganin
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Metadata Coordinator -- Hebrew Specialty
Brandeis University
(781) 736-4645 / [log in to unmask]

My pronouns are he/him/his


On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Wilson, Pete <[log in to unmask]>
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> I agree that Christopher Robin is not Christopher Milne.
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> My only question is:  do we really need a fictitious character heading for
> Christopher Robin?  We don’t make one for every fictitious character.  The
> dubious assertion that certain books were fiction about the real-life
> Christopher Milne seems to have been thought by at least one cataloger to
> have been of interest for cataloging purposes, but I’m not sure there’s a
> call for a heading for Christopher Robin the fictitious character, unless
> he has been a character in some non-Pooh-related books, or a subject of
> nonfiction books.  Which may well be.
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> Pete Wilson
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> Vanderbilt University
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> *From:* Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> GOV] *On Behalf Of *Netanel Ganin
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:29 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [PCCLIST] Christopher Robin
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> Greetings PCC,
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> While cataloging a Winnie-the-Pooh Hebrew translation, I ran into an
> oddity. I wanted to run it by some wisdom lest I run afoul of an
> established practice.
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> I note that there are a few records in OCLC for Winnie-the-Pooh related
> resources which have a subject heading of
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> *600 1 0 Milne, Christopher 1920-1996. Juvenile fiction*
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> (Indeed, the OCLC record I was working from had the same heading)
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> It seems to this cataloger that Christopher Robin, though based on the
> actual son of A.A. Milne, is a distinct person in his own right and his
> appearances in fiction are not simply fictionalized appearances of
> Christopher Milne.
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> Compare with
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> *Alice (Fictitious character from Carroll) *and
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> *Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, 1852-1934*
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> Here the distinction has been drawn between a fictional character which
> shares a name with, and is based on, an actual person.
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> So what say you O Best Beloved, am I justified in creating:
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> *Robin, Christopher (Fictitious character)*? (actual AAP may vary)
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> best,
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> Netanel Ganin
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> Metadata Coordinator -- Hebrew Specialty
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> Brandeis University
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> (781) 736-4645 / [log in to unmask]
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> My pronouns are he/him/his
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