I know most catalogers like to make access points as encyclopedic as possible, but it's not always necessary. I think the reference from Lessing, F. D. should be made because it's a previously established access point, but there's no requirement for a reference with fuller forms of name. There's no conflict with another access point. To my mind, such additions just create clutter.
It's true that the MARC format defines the last byte in $w in terms of display, but in DCM Z1 the only criterion is whether the reference is valid in terms of RDA, which the previous heading is.
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).
Michael S. Borries
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