Do you have a 2nd 374 for the alter-ego$B!G(Bs occupation?
Is it an occupation if they$B!G(Bre not being paid?
I$B!G(Bve generally used 368 for $B!H(BHeroes$B!I(B though I see plenty of the $B!H(BHeroes$B!I(B term recorded in 374 in the file. It also looks like $B!H(BSuperheroes$B!I(B has been recorded in both fields (and at least once, incorrectly, in 372). $B!H(BSuperheroes$B!I(B seems a little more like an occupation (374) than $B!H(BHeroes$B!I(B, but I think I$B!G(Bd use 368 for both $B!H(BHeroes$B!I(B and $B!H(BSuperheroes$B!I(B.
Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Librarian
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Brigham Young University
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Hi Collective Wisdom,
I$B!G(Bm establishing the name of a superhero. I$B!G(Bm wondering where to record the attribute that the person is a superhero. In LCSH we have the heading Superheroes. In NARs for individual superheroes, that has been recorded in either 374 (profession/occupation) or 368 $c (other attributes of person or corporate body).
RDA 220.127.116.11 has this definition: profession or occupation$B"'(B: A person's vocation or avocation
RDA 18.104.22.168 has this definition: other designation associated with person$B"'(B: A term other than a title that is associated with a person
Merriam-Webster$B!G(Bs online dictionary has these definitions:
vocation 2 a : the work in which a person is employed : occupation b : the persons engaged in a particular occupation
Is being a superhero a vocation or avocation? My inclination is that it is not, and I should record Superheroes in 368 $c:
368 ## $c Superheroes $2 lcsh
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Cataloging & Metadata Services
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