Hi folks,


I am curious about a “Works” name-title authority record.


The NACO authority with heading


Lonergan, Bernard J. F. $t Works. $f 1988


was recently changed to


Lonergan, Bernard J. F. $t Works (Lonergan Research Institute)


I don’t believe this is legitimate RDA usage, is it? 


My understanding is that there is only one “Works” work for each author, possibly with multiple expressions.  The parenthetical qualifier here is at the work level, and thus distinguishes this “work” from other “works” that constitute the complete works of Lonergan.  (Getting through these multiple senses of “work” is a lot of work.)  That does not seem to be correct.




Pete Wilson

Vanderbilt University