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MRIs: Chapter 22

Persons


Rule Interpretation
22.17

Revise examples to read:

Smith, John, 1944- Living person

Smith, John, 1950 March 10- Same name, same year

Smith John, 1950 June 6-

Smith, John, 1837-1896 Both years known

Smith, John, 1836 or 7- Year of birth known to be one of two years

Smith, John, 1837?-1896 Probable date of birth, known date of death

Smith, John, 1837?-1897? Birth and death days uncertain

Smith, John, 1825- Date of death unknown

Smith, John, -1954 Date of birth unknown

Smith, John, active 1910-1929 Dates of birth and death unknown; some years of activity known

Smith, John, fl. 20 th century Dates of birth and death unknown; years of activity not known; known to have lived in the 20th century

Smith, John, fl. 19 th and 20 th century Dates of birth and death unknown; years of activity not known; known to have lived in the 19th and 20th century

Add examples :

Smith, John, Jr., 1954-

Smith, John, III, 1964-

[RDA/LCPS directs "active" be used for "fl."]

[MARC has "Jr.", 'III", and honourifics coded $c]

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22.19

Revise to read:

22.19. DISTINGUISHING TERMS

22.19A. Brief term

22.19A1. If neither a fuller form of name nor dates are available to distinguish between identical personal name headings, add a suitable brief term (such as occupation).

Johannes ( Notary)

Brown, George (Doctor)

Thomas (Anglo-Norman poet}

Smith, John, (Scientist)

Flash, (Dog)

Blake, Francis (Fictitious character)

Rhesus (Legendary character)

All creatures (human, animal, fictitious, legendary) coded as persons. [For human, prefer dates if known); for animals, fictitious and legendary characters [er qualifier to distinguish headings.]

Record an approximate date in an access point as "approximately", or use a question mark following the year. Terms of rank, honour or office are now permitted.

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