While I doubt this could ever be an “official” policy, I suggest the best practice is that our metadata should reflect what the persons (or corporations) choose to call themselves. It is not for us catalogers to tell the creators of works what their names are.
Aaron Kuperman, LC Law Cataloging Section.
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Nickname as part of surname
A colleague asked me if I could edit the authority record for Aurelio Rodri=
guez Yeyo, coauthor of "De Cuba con amor: el danzon en Mexico," as Yeyo is =
a nickname for Aurelio. I don't have the book to refer to, but on the cover=
his name appears Aurelio Rodriguez, followed by Yeyo in italics (the rest =
of his name and the names of his coauthors aren't italicized). I've looked =
through RDA but haven't been able to find instructions dealing with this ki=
nd of situation. Should Yeyo remain part of his name, with a 400 for Rodrig=
uez, Aurelio and a corresponding 670, or should it be changed to Rodriguez,=
Aurelio with Rodriguez Yeyo, Aurelio relegated to a 400?
Media Cataloger Librarian, FIU Library
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