The paper Netanel references is 6JSC/BL/21, Fictitious Families and Corporate Bodies (Revision of RDA 10.0,,, 11.0,, 

This was on the JSC's agenda for the 2014 meeting. The paper and the constituency responses are available from:

The outcomes of the JSC's discussion are summarized in the JSC's 2014 meeting minutes, available at:

In a nutshell, the JSC decided to "suspend" the proposal due to the developing FRBR-Library Reference Model (LRM), especially since LRM takes a different view of fictitious entities than what currently appears in RDA.

Kathy Glennan
Head, Monographs & Music Cataloging, University of Maryland
ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee
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On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 6:35 PM, Netanel Ganin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
[Resending from 9/30 because I think this got trapped in the aether]

G'morning PCC-ers (and a warm Shanah Tovah to fellow Hebes)

I stumbled across this document at the CC:DA site on fictitious families and corporate bodies. I was quite pleased to see it, as I've oft wondered why entities such as 

Enterprise (Imaginary space vehicle) 
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) 

were in LCSH rather than the NAF (in parellel with RDA's treatment of fictional people)

I was unable (and am fully ready to chalk this up to bad navigational skills) to find a response on the RSC site to this proposal. Does anyone have any insight into what was the result of this proposal?

2. Follow up -- has there been a proposal (or immediate rejection of such) for fictional places such as 

Oz (Imaginary place) 
Never-Never Land (Imaginary place)

to be entered into the NAF rather than LCSH?


Netanel Ganin
Metadata Coordinator -- Hebrew Specialty
Brandeis University

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