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Dear members,

I have some confusion in entering of authors or Editors name in the accession register.

What concern me is that:

1. Some people used to write the name of Authors or editors name in the accession register as it is i.e. initial  followed by title/surname name

2. Some used to follow certain patter of entering Title/Surname comma followed by initial name.

Is there any specific pattern followed for this, if so please explain.

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Dear Sri Ngaithe,

Thanks for your mail.

In catalogue entries, we customarily mention the surname first and then a comma and the fore name.  This is because earlier when all activities were manual, searching by surnames seemed to be easier. However, for Accession Register, practically speaking, there is no such hard & fast rule. As such, one can enter either way, but one thing, whatever the format be, that should be maintained all through. That's all.


Siddhartha S. Ray, Calcutta


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