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.