Unique authors

Jonathan Rochkind, in his post “How do name authorities work¬†anyway?“, wonders if catalogers will confuse him with another writer of the same name that has an LC authority record, whereas he does not have one. I guess the relevance of this problem depends entirely on the question: do you think it’s important to know that an author of a specific work is the same as the author of another work? A former colleague of mine […]