Hello list,

I recently created young, avery r. (no2017105259) using all lower case based on the same interpretation as John offers below. It was that way in the item in hand and the artist had it on two websites that way, so I took it as the author's preferred form of the name. I like to get more than one source when possible on things like that, but it seemed correct in this instance.

Eric Willey (pronouns: he/him/his)
Special Collections and Formats Cataloger
Milner Library
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61761

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hostage, John
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Captialization in AAP

RDA 8.5.2 says to apply A.2 to name of agents, and that instruction says to capitalize the first word of each name (i.e. the first letter of the first word) and capitalize other words according to the language. "For names with unusual capitalization, follow the capitalization of the commonly known form."

In some parts of the world, especially in French-speaking countries, it seems to be common practice to capitalize the entire surname on title pages, in bibliographies, etc.  This can be very helpful to the cataloger, especially in African countries, but it has never been interpreted to create AAPs in that form.

John Hostage
Senior Continuing Resources Cataloger
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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jenifer K Marquardt
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:26
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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