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I'm not seeing any consistency in "Law professor," "Professor of law," "Law
teacher," etc. as a qualifier.

This inconsistency for academics is also not unique to law.

Robert

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Benjamin A Abrahamse <[log in to unmask]>
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> My guess would be that this qualifier does not come from a controlled
> vocabulary. The record was created in 2009, prior to the release of RDA and
> its changes to the way we select qualifying terms. It was “RDA-ized”
> probably in 2015, but I would guess the qualifier was already there, and
> had been added to distinguish from the other Peter Siegelman, whose record
> seems to have been created in 1989.
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> Prior to RDA, the practice of qualifying names by profession relied
> heavily on usage, and what the cataloger saw was (as we see in the first
> 670): “Peter Siegelman; Roger Sherman Professor of Law”.
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> *From:* Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> GOV] *On Behalf Of *Christopher Thomas
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:16 PM
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> *Subject:* [PCCLIST] (Professor of law) as personal name qualifier
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> I just came across the following name, established by LC:
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> Siegelman, Peter (Professor of law)
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> https://lccn.loc.gov/n2009079304
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> When I establish personal names for law professors and a qualifier is
> needed, I generally use (Law teacher) based on the LCSH term, since LC-PCC
> PS for 9.16.1.3 indicates that controlled vocabulary terms are to be
> preferred.  There is no applicable LCDGT term I can find.  Does anyone know
> what controlled vocabulary “Professor of law” might have come from, or
> other rationale for using it?  I’m not going to change this one, but
> thinking about what I should use in the future.
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