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Dear Colleagues :

Hi -- as the NACO Coordinator at the PCC institution in question here, New
York University, I apologize for what many apparently feel
is unnecessary information added to these Name Authority Records.
Where necessary, I will take responsibility for removing these 670
references.

I recently attended a lecture by a thought leader from the Coalition for
Networked Information, Clifford Lynch. During the question section, when
asked about how
library authority files and identity management systems are likely to
develop in future, Lynch responded was that our files seem likely to become
deeper, and more representative
of the Entities they describe. I responded that with the transition to RDA
NACO, and the addition of numerous attribute and relationship fields,
this transition within LC/NAF, VIAF, etc. is currently underway.

Rather than "judgmental characterizations" the 670s added in these cases
reflect the actions these individuals have chosen to pursue and the
consequences our moment in history
has meted out for such horrid, reprehensible behavior.

As such, I believe these 670s add a more complete description of the Entity
in question in addition to reflecting the significance of today's "Time's
up" moment. But that's my two cents.
NYU will follow up and remove these 670 citations this week.

respectfully,
Everett Allgood

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 8:26 AM, Herrold, Charles <
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> Dear colleagues:
>
>      While I have no respect whatsoever for the person currently holding
> the office, is such non-objective information what we really want in our
> authority records?:
>
>
>
> 010    n  85387872
>
> …
>
> *670  Newsweek.com, 16 November 2017 ǂb (When has Trump been accused of
> rape or attempted rape? Allegations include a child, his wife and a
> business associate) ǂu
> http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rape-sexual-assault-minor-wife-business-victims-roy-moore-713531
> <http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rape-sexual-assault-minor-wife-business-victims-roy-moore-713531>*
>
> *670  Root.com, 6 December 2017 ǂb (President Pussy Grabber damn near
> stumps for accused Sex Offender Roy Moore, because of course he would) ǂu
> https://www.theroot.com/president-pussy-grabber-damn-near-stumps-for-accused-se-1820657867
> <https://www.theroot.com/president-pussy-grabber-damn-near-stumps-for-accused-se-1820657867>*
>
> 678  Donald Trump (born 1946) is a U.S. real estate developer,
> billionaire, television personality, political candidate, and author.*
> Trump has been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment, including
> non-consensual kissing or groping, by at least fifteen women since the
> 1980s.*
>
>
>
>     Following that perverse logic, I would expect such additions as: 372
> Sexual harassment of women  $2 lcsh
>
>
>
>     Seriously, I try to exclude all judgmental characterizations—positive
> or negative—from my authority work, and I believe others should do so as
> well.  IMO, whoever added the data in bold-face ought to remove it. It just
> adds fuel to an already out-of-control conflagration.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chuck Herrold
>
> Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
>
>
>



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Everett Allgood
Authorities Librarian & Principal Serials Cataloger
New York University Libraries
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