Thursday, June 10, 2010

Name Authority

A psychologist friend, Robin B. Zeiger, made a new website and asked for some feedback. It looked good and I made some minor comments. Visit the new web site When I checked using a Google search, I found another psychologist in Silver Spring, MD with a web site had the name Robyn S. Zeiger. Google is great for finding "near" matches. These names could cause some confusion if they were in the same city. Since the have different middle initials and spell their first name differently any library cataloger would know they are different people. What would happen if a person heard the name and didn't know how they spelled their names? Would they go to the wrong web site? There is no name authority in the non-library world.

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