Monday, December 28, 2009

Author, Photographer, Illustrator

In the data structure for the Victorian Local History Database separate fields are provided for recording the name of the Author, Photographer and / or Illustrator. Some databases have one field - Maker Details - to record this information.

When recording the names of authors, photographers or illustrators follow library practice with Surname followed by Given name(s). - eg Colulson, Helen

If there are a number of items in the collection created by the same person, be consistent and use the same form of the name each time.

When cataloguing books only use the name of the photographer or illustrator if the person has contributed all the photographs or illustrations in the book.

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