ACAT: Human being Mickey mouse

Posting to Autocat


On 6/30/2014 8:30 AM, Moore, Richard wrote:

> If the author has established a separate bibliographic identity, and isn’t making an attribution to the “real” Mickey Mouse, then I agree you need a separate authorized access point.

While I agree with this, when I compare this with the discussion on RDA-L about the joint pseudonym that a group of authors used of “Walter Benjamin” (who died in 1940), why that does *not* constitute a different bibliographic identity, while the Mickey Mouse pseudonym *is* a different bibliographic identity…. I remain mystified.

Lately, I have been cataloging some rather esoteric books on the Hermetics tradition, supposedly authored by Hermes Trismegistus, who apparently did not exist.

Perhaps I can find something in there that will clarify the situation of bibliographic identities! 🙂