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Most, but not all of these are coming from one agency (Follett School Solutions), which is obviously not understanding how RDA personal names are formed.  A personal name never has a formulation with multiple qualifiers in parentheses separated by space colon space.  These qualifiers represent other distinguishing characteristic of the person, and RDA doesn't allow for adding two of those the way these names have been set up.

These headings need to be revised to correct RDA form.

Adam Schiff

Adam L. Schiff
Principal Cataloger
University of Washington Libraries
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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Kristin Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 8:08 AM
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Subject: a question about fictitious characters becoming name authorities


My coworker was having trouble posting to the listserv so I am doing it for her.



From: Vicki Greenwell <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 10:53 AM
To: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: a question about fictitious characters becoming name authorities



Hey guys,  I donít post often because Iím afraid of sounding like an idiot, but I have a question and I hope you can give me some guidance.  Periodically we (my staff at our library) post a list of fictitious characters that have acquired name authority records.  Before I can post our updated list which has nearly 200 new additions since the last time we posted it, Iíve run across a couple of anomalies that have given me pause.



In the past when a fictitious character was represented by a subject heading with an authorís name as a qualifier it was represented in this format :

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__ |a Black (Fictitious character : Farley)

  (copied from sh 99001313)



When the fictitious character becomes a name authority the format becomes :

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0_ |a Amelia |c (Fictitious character from Moss)

  (copied from no2015030802)



However, I have found the following that have become name authorities but have retained the format of the subject heading.

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0_ |a Calvin |c (Fictitious character : Watterson)

(copied from no2020114212)

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0_ |a Franklin |c (Fictitious character : Bourgeois)

(copied from no2020084705)

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0_ |a Gerald |c (Fictitious character : Willems)

(copied from no2020086846)



Iíve only seen them from this past year.  Should they have been made in the format I indicated previously (Fictitious character from Ö)?  Which format is correct?  Are they both correct?  If itís wrong, should I correct it before I release my updated list?



Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.



Victoria Greenwell

Technical Services Librarian Manager

Paul Sawyier Public Library

319 Wapping Street

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

(502)352-2665 extension 202