Thanks a lot!
By following the link you provided, I have also found the original announcement (“Deities and mythological figures,” List 08, 2013: http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/cpsoed/psd-130819.html).
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Mythological characters, etc.
I believe such changes are taking place one by one, as they are approved, with the changes appearing in the PCCs monthly "New and Changed Subject Headings" (http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/subject/weeklylists/).
In those lists, they look like this:
150 Deianira (Greek mythology) CANCEL HEADING [sp 97003641 ]
682 This authority record has been deleted because the subject heading is covered by the name heading Deianira (Greek mythological character) (DLC)n 2016065297
150 Donald Duck (Fictitious character) CANCEL HEADING [sp 85039028 ]
682 This authority record has been deleted because the subject heading is covered by the name heading Duck, Donald (Fictitious character) (DLC)no2016036349
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM, Yang Wang <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
A few years ago, with the inception of RDA, names of deities, mythological characters, etc., were changed from 150 to 100. Since the conversion took place without bridging (across subject and name authority), I wonder if the split files (see below) were supposed to be merged and cleaned up locally. Could someone point me to any LC/PCC policy statement on this?
650 0 Hercules (Roman mythology) à 600 0 Hercules ‡c (Roman mythological character)
650 0 Orestes (Greek mythology) à 600 0 Orestes, ‡c King of Argos (Mythological character)