So, because I am feeling particularly cranky this week in regards to being a bit behind in my work, I just decided to post my cataloging homework.

 I figured it was ironic enough.

 Form of Names for Persons–In Class Exercise

Create a personal name heading for the following according to AACR2. Please post the rule that can be used to explain your entry.

1. Heather B. Armstrong

Armstrong, Heather B.

22.5A1 Enter a name containing a surname or consisting only of a surname under that surname unless subsequent rules (e.g. 22.6, 22.10, 22.28) provide for entry under a different element.

2. Mrs. Rabbit

Rabbit, Mrs.

22.15A If the name by which a person is known consits only of a surname, add the word or phrase associated with the name in works by the person or in reference sources. As required, refer from teh name in direct order.


Mrs. Rabbit

22.11A Enter in direct order a name that consists of a phrase or appellation that does not contain a forename

3. Eddie Van Halen

Van Halen, Eddie (unless he is Dutch in which case the entry would be Halen, Eddie Van).

22.5D1 Articles and prepositions. If a surname includes an article or preposition or combination of the two, enter under the element most commonly used as entry element in alphabetical arraged directories, etc., in the person’s language or country of residence or activity. The rules listed under languages and language groups below summarize an entry element practice.

If such a name is listed in a nonstandard fasion in reference in the person’s language or country of residence, enter under the entry element used in those sources.

If a person has used two or more languages, entry the name according to the language of most of that person’s works. In case of doubt, follow the rules for English if English is one of the languages. Otherwise, if the person is known to have changed his or her country of residence, follow the rules for the language of the adopted country. As a last resort, follow the ruels for the language of the name.

4. Madox Jolie-Pitt

Jolie-Pitt, Madox

22.5C3 Hyphenated surnames. If the elements of a compound surname are regularly or occasionally hyphenated, enter under the first element (see also 22.5E1).

5. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

22.5C5 Other compound surnames. Married women whose surname consists of surname before marriage and husband’s surname. Enter under the first element of the compound surname (regardless of its nature) if the person’s language is Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, or Spanish. In all cases, enter under the husband’s surname. For hyphenated names, see 22.5C3.

6. Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice (musician) see Ice, Vanilla

22.11A Enter in direct order a name that consists of a phrase or appellation that does not contain a forename.

7. Born Vicky Lynn Hogan, changed name to Anna Nicole Smith

Smith, Anna Nicole see Hogan, Vicki Lynn

22.2B1 One pseudonym. If all the works by one person appear under one pseudonym, choose the pseudonym. If the real name is known, make a reference from the real name to the pseudonym.

8. Real name=Daniel Handler, name used in children’s book series=Lemony Snicket

Snicket, Lemony see also Handler, Daniel

22.2B2 Separate bibliographic identities. If a person has established two or more bibliographic identities, as indicated by the fact that works of one type appear under one pseudonym and works of other types appear under other pseudonyms or the other person’s real name, choose, as the basis for the heading for each group of works, the name by which works in that group are identified. Make references to connect the names (see 26.2C and 26.2D). In case of doubt, do not consider a person to have separate bibliographic identities (for contemporary authors see also 22.2B3).

9. The spirit of Melvil Dewey

Dewey, Melvil (Spirit)

22.14A Add (Spirit) to a heading established for a spirit communication (see 21.26)

10. Two people named Rachel Ray, one was born in 1968 and one born around 1800 and died in 1865 or 1866 (construct headings for both)

Ray, Rachel, 1968-

Ray, Rachel, 1800-1865 or 6

22.17A Add a person’s dates (birth, death, etc.) in the form given below as the last element of a heading if the heading is otherwise identical to another.

Give dates in terms of the Christian era. Add B.C. when appropriate. Give dates from 1582 on in terms of the Gregorian calendar (The Gregorian calendar was adopted in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain in 1582; by the Catholic states of Germany in 1583; by the United Kingdom in 1752; by Sweden in 1753; by Prussia in 1774; and by the Russian Republic in 1918. Convert dates from 1582 on from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian as as set out in the tables).

11 Thomas George Thompson, known as Tommy Thompson

Thompson, Tommy see Thompson, Thomas George

22.1A In general, choose, as teh basis of the heading for a person, by the name by which he or she is comonly known. This may be the person’s real name, pseudonym, title of nobility, nickname, initials, or other appellation. Treat a roman numeral associated with a given name (as, for example, in the case of some popes, royalty, and ecclesiastics) as part of the name.

12. writes romance novels using the name Juliet Lovely and home repair manuals using the name Stan Pliers

Lovely, Juliet (entry for romance novels)


Pliers, Stan (entry for home repairs)

22.2B2 Separate bibliographic identities (see earlier description).

And so it goes… how names are entered into the catalog from the librarians side of things. And you all thought that organization was just this crazy 3rd order business.


 (For more intellectual discussion about D.W., see my comments in various blog entries. And thank you all for being patient with me this week!)