Monday, April 18, 2011

RE: Conference names : use of annual, etc.

Posting to RDA-L

On 18/04/2011 19:34, Adam L. Schiff wrote:
I think what will happen in RDA is that we will create authority records for each conference, rather than one record to represent the continuing conference.
I think you are right, but then our patrons will demand that somehow, these separate conferences all come together. People have plenty of problems already with conferences--one of the worst is the idea that it is a conference *name* and not a conference *title*. I don't know how many hours of my life I have argued this with people, where I have to show what is a corporate body, etc. Anyway, that's why I mentioned the "superwork" idea, but in this case, it would be a "superconference".

It's hard to decide how all of this "superstuff" will turn out though. In my own opinion, it is evidence that something, somewhere is wrong.

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