On Oct 24 2012, Clarke, Marilyn wrote:
>Great discussion so far - thanks.
> We're wondering if the presence of |e will interfere with Authority
The issue of $e affecting indexing is a matter for each LMS and OPAC set
up. You need to speak to whoever deal with that internally but possibly
also with your supplier about it, as each case will be different.
It is certainly technically possible for systems like Voyager, which we
use, to display all of the string (including the $e) but not index the $e -
so that means the index/alphabetical order will be on the name element only
not the name+$e combination.
I am wary of making policy decisions in cataloguing due to the limitations
of what particular software we are using at any given point, however if it
totally rendered the authority headings unusable or unsearchable, then
obviously it would have to be reconsidered.