[DWJ] new book preview
rosieburroughs at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 2 13:27:02 EDT 2013
I have been told that Jill Paton Walsh should be filed under P, even though the names are not hyphenated. However, when I studied cataloguing, I was taught (whether correctly or not, I don't know) that English double surnames should be filed alphabetically by the first part of the surname if hyphenated, and by the second if not.
> From: Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com>
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
>Sent: Thursday, 27 June 2013, 1:18
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] new book preview
>That makes sense, Deborah. But as Otter said, I thought that Alexander
>McCall Smith's last name was simply Smith. Are there other examples that
>anyone can think of?
>And thanks for telling us about the origin of Diana's middle name. I never
>knew that--I never saw it written in any biographical pieces I read about
>her, for some reason.
>Dr. Martha P. Hixon
>Department of English
>Middle Tennessee State University
>Murfreesboro, TN 37132
>615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
>On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM, <deborah.dwj at suberic.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Jun 2013, Martha Hixon wrote:
>> Just wondering: is this a British custom, or am I just behind the times?
>> Martha, I always assumed that the reason for the confusion particularly
>> had to do with two people with very similar name structures that follow
>> different rules in the same field. I've also seen Tim Wynne-Jones shelved
>> under "Jones".
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