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Actually the @ symbol should be searchable. The Authority File Comparison
Rules <https://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/naco/normrule-2.html> say to "retain"
the "commercial at sign", i.e., @, when doing normalization for NACO access
points. That could mean that search terms entered without the @ would fail
if the AAP includes an @, especially in systems which index only the AAP
and not variant access points.

Stephen

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 8:32 AM, Kuperman, Aaron <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Early during RDA implementation I had to ask PSD about an author (I
> believe a women academic in Malaysia), who had taken to writing her name
> with the “@” character.  This is how it appeared on her book and on her
> professional website (which was part of a university faculty page).  PSD
> said to use the “@” and not to worry about it being unsearchable.
>
>
>
> I suggest the “rule” is that if the author wants to do something “unusual”
> , it isn’t for us to overrule them.  We transcribe their names, we don’t
> dictate  their names (though in some countries, the government does have
> law regulating names which we need to be aware of).
>
>
>
> Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section.
>
> This is not an official communication from my employer
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> GOV] *On Behalf Of *Robert M. TALBOTT
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:20 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [PCCLIST] Constructing Artist's Access Point: Real Name
> vs. Twitter Name (with or without @ or At ?)
>
>
>
> Hi Ed:
>
>
>
> That's a tough one.
>
>
>
> One way to resolve this is to contact the person and ask her about her
> preferences, and also check into whether or not the @ is a part of nome de
> guerre (it certainly looks to be, but only the author and the Shadow know).
>
>
>
> Failing that, I'd take the t.p. of the book-in-hand at face value:
>
>
>
> 1000 @AKU_MATU
>
> 4000 At AKU_MATU
>
> 4000 AKU_MATU
>
> 4001 Warden, Allison
>
>
>
> If this gives formulation gives you the jitters, remember that we still
> have the option of provisional authorities.
>
>
>
> My .02. I defer to Those Who Know.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
> Bob
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>
> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 12:53 PM, Ed M. Kazzimir <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> What would be the proper way to establish this person's access point?  The
> person's real name is Allison Warden, but goes artistically by @AKU_MATU or
> AKU_MATU (I don't understand whether @ is part of the name).  Should this
> be?
>
> 100 0_  @AKU_MATU ǂc (Artist)
> 100 0_  AKU_MATU ǂc (Artist)
> 100 0_  At AKU_MATU ǂc (Artist)
> 100 1_ Warden, Allison
>
> (with the other forms as 400 fields).  And are those spacing underscores
> okay in access points?
>
> The person has these usages found in two published items.
>
> 1)   A book, which is a collection of the author's Twitter poems I am
> cataloging:
> Title page, cover, spine:      by @AKU_MATU
> Page 5:      Inupiaq rapper, writer, activist, and performance artist
> Allison Warden, who performs as AKU-MATU, ... (and page 6 makes a reference
> to her as simply "Warden")
> Very end of book:     ... by Allison Warden, @AKU_MATU
>
> 2)  A book (I don't have a copy): "Unsettled : Art + Environment
> Conference 2017":
> Title page (according to the 245 field): contributors, ... Allison Warden,
> ...
>
> In regards to this conference book, there is a website (
> http://www.nevadaart.org/conference2017/), which states:
> Allison Warden:  Allison Warden (Inupiaq) is a performance artist, Twitter
> poet, and rapper whose stage name is AKU-MATU.
>
> I don't have any experience with Twitter, so I don't know if the ampersand
> is simply a part of the user's Twitter address or is part of the user name
> or is part of some technical coding.  In the conference book, the person's
> real name is used on the title page, and that was carried over to the
> conference's website.  Note that the book of poems and the website make
> reference to the person as someone who performs under AKU_MATU (without
> 'at' or @).
>
> There is an authority record for a similar name:  "@librarykris
> (Librarian),  1974-"  I assume the qualifier was added in order to identify
> the name as a person since the name is not a regular type of name and
> someone might think it represents a corporate body or other entity.  Thus,
> I am suggesting "(Artist)" in my record.
>
> By the way, in OCLC Connexion it is not possible to search by keyword or
> by browse on the ampersand.  I found the @librarykris example by searching
> under "At" in a 400 field.
>
>
> Ed Kazzimir
> ARLIS
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Bob Talbott
>
> Principal cataloger/Hebraica cataloger
>
> UC Berkeley
>
> 250 Moffitt
>
> Berkeley, CA 94720
>
> I'm just mad about Saffron
>



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