Question for the catalogers out there.
I thought to go look and see if I had an LC authority record. I don’t think I’ve written anything that would end up cataloged by LC, so I doubted it.
But, see, I’ve known for a few years now that there’s this OTHER guy out there with my name! I’m not sure which of us had it first, we’re about the same age. (It’s quite possible we were born in the same year, which would make things especially inconvenient, but I’m really not sure). And he does have an authority record.
So if I ever do end up publishing something that gets cataloged, are catalogers going to accidentally think I’m him and use that authority record?
(PS: My father happens to have an authority record already. None of the few others in there with my last name are related to me as far as I know. )