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Q:  If we need a 600 tag, do we use exact copy of 100 tag, including indicators?

A:  Yes, and it follows the same format for a name heading.


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Q:  How do you create a cutter if there is no main author?

A:  The Cutter is based on main entry. Main entry can also be the title if there is no 100 tag in the record. So you Cutter for the first significant word of the title, i.e., do not Cutter for the initial article.

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Q:  What if you find a name listed one way in 100 tag and a different way in 700 tag? Which should you follow?

A:  The name from the AF is always taken from the 1XX tag. It will be the same no matter if you are using it as a main entry (100 tag) or added entry (700 tag). So not sure where you are seeing an example of the name used differently.

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Q:  Are first indicators for main and added entries the same except for when 245 is main entry?

A:  First indicator varies by tag. If you are referring to the 245 first indicator, then it will depend on whether title is main entry or added entry.

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Q:  Are editors only added entries?

A:  An editor is not responsible for the intellectual content of the work, but they have some part in the work. Chpt. 21 gives us the rules for editors as added entries.

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 Q:  With authorities, how can you be sure you have the right author if the book title is not listed?

A:  You may have to look at a few records on OCLC.  Read the notes. Look for similar books that they publish in the same discipline. Check the birth date to see if they would be writing in that same time period.  If you absolutely cannot find an author in the AF and it happens, you use the name as you find it on the source in the form of last name, first name and any middle name or initial.

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Q:  If a title has 4 authors, are all are listed in 700, with nothing in 100?

A:  You will have to review the rules for this. This is where one of the big changes has been made but rules for main entry still apply here.  In thinking about main entry with multiple authors listed, main entry goes to the first listed.

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