Slide number 80 in the most recent set of slides for NACO training (found at http://www.loc.gov/
catworkshop/courses/naco-RDA/) for module 2, Describing persons, has this note: "- 188.8.131.52 Record the person’s date of birth applying the basic instructions on recording dates associated with persons given under 9.3.1. If the person was born in the same year as another person with the same name, record the date of birth in the form [year] [month] [day]." The date given for this slide is May 1, 2013, so the training has been the same since then. index.htmlThere is no indication that date of death is to be taken into account. "If the person was born in the same year ..." then the date of birth must be unique.Richard Lammert--On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Stanley Elswick - NOAA Federal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:When and if the living person dies, the records will remain distinguished. I think it is OK to have them as they are.Stanley--On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 3:26 PM, Gene Fieg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Presumably, the first one has not died. Therefore these two records represent two different people.Gene Fieg
On Friday, February 3, 2017, John Hostage <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Is it permissible to have two NARs that are distinguished by the presence or absence of a death date? I'm thinking ofPark, Reg, ǂd 1928-Park, Reg, ǂd 1928-2007
The OCLC control function will generally add a death date automatically to an entry like "Shakespeare, William, 1564-"but in the case of the 2 Reg Parks it opens a window to choose between the two, which is a good thing.
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