You can do both:

400 1 $a Lessing, F. D. $w nnea
400 1 $a Lessing, F. D. $q (Ferdinand Diederich), $d 1882-1961

The first 400 is marked as an earlier established heading form but suppressed from public display in favor of the second 400 (at least, as far as MARC21 is concerned).

If there were a conflict between "Lessing, F. D." and another established heading, I think we still have the option of using a 667 note:

667  $a Old heading: Lessing, F. D.

to preserve the information about the history of the entity's access point while avoiding the conflict.


On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Michael Borries <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Apologies for cross-posting.


NAR nr 91037559 and NAR n  87826402 are for the same person, Lessing, Ferd. (Ferdinand), 1882-1961, to use the heading on the first record, which I will keep.  It turns out that the heading on the second record, Lessing, F. D., disappeared from the bib record for the book which supposedly generated it ((OCoLC)10078113), although a later edition of this Mongolian-English dictionary was cataloged by LC with Lessing, Ferd. (Ferdinand), 1882-1961 as part of the authorized access point.


First, a question.  On NAR nr 91037559, the authority record I will keep, do I need to have a heading for “Lessing, F. D.,” exactly as it appears on NAR n  87826402, or is the heading “Lessing, F. D. $q (Ferdinand Diederich), $d 1882-1961” sufficient (I plan to include the latter, even if I also need the former).


As indicated in the previous paragraph, I will transfer the information from NAR nr 91037559 to NAR n  87826402, and add a 667 indicating the latter has been reported for deletion.  LC needs to complete the deletion process.


I will change the added entry for the Mongolian-English dictionary on (OCoLC)10078113 to match the authorized access point found on (OCoLC)104623844 (LCCN 98230547).


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