Re: RARA-AVIS: Wade Miller in the AACR

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 18 Sep 2001

William Denton wrote:

> I'm back at school, part-time, doing a degree in information studies (what
> used to be called library science). Today I was given a copy of the
> Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, a thick book full of some of the most
> detailed rules I've ever seen. It's a complete guidebook for how to
> describe a book (or sound recording, map, serial, or in fact anything that
> exists) and then make that useful (like in a library catalogue). Mr.
> Nevins and Ms. Theis (and perhaps others on the list) are professionals in
> the field and probably know the AACR inside and out.

Heh. I'm a reference librarian--I know nothing of this "cataloging" you speak of.

> I was browsing through it and came across mention of a relatively obscure
> writer we know about:
> | 21.6D1 If two or more persons collaborate and use a single pseudonym,
> | use the pseudonym as the heading for a work produced by their
> | collaboration. Refer to the pseudonym from their names.
> |
> | Deadly weapon / Wade Miller
> | (Wade Miller is the joint pseudonym of Bill Miller and Bob Wade)
> | Main entry under the pseudonym
> | References to the pseydonym from the headings for Miller and Wade
> Library students all over the world, when checking how to catalogue a book
> written under a joint pseudonym, will see Wade Miller as as the
> first example.

Shows how much attention I was paying during cataloging class....


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