I asked PSD a while back about someone with very irregular capitalization and punctuation in the name and the answer was to take it the way it appears.  The caveat is to make sure the person is doing this always rather than since they think the author's name should be capitalized on title pages.  For example, does the "weird" capitalization appear in the person's online "persona" (for a professor, their faculty site, their c.v., accounts of them in press articles, the phone book)? 

Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section. 
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Captialization in AAP

Good morning,

If the most commonly presented form of a person's name includes some parts in all caps, is that capitalization considered part of the preferred name?  For instance, if I commonly presented my own name as Jenifer MARQUARDT, would I begin to establish the AAP using MARQUARD, Jenifer?

I've been poking about in RDA, the NACO training slides, and the PCCList archives but haven't found the information.

Thank you in advance for pointing me in the right direction!


Jenifer Marquardt
Cataloging Department
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641