More refined translation of 700 field
Talis is currently treating the 700 MARC field as follows:
If 700$e=Author, Talis puts the name found in an Author field
If 700 $e =Editor or Editor of Compilation, Talis puts the name found in an Editor field
All fine so far. However, if anything else is found in $e, Talis defaults to using the Author field again.
We use the 700 field to indicate donors and former owners of donated collections. As per OCLC guidance we indicate that this 'person' is a donor or former owner via the $e field. But these people are not displaying as authors within Talis Reading Lists.
We'd like to suggest that Talis amend how the 700 field is treated and that the 'name' be ignored if $e is neither author nor editor. This would mean omission of illustrator, etc. So if others preferred an alternative would be to simply ignore it when $e=donor or former owner.
Robin Farndon commented
This would be useful to us, as there are a number of records on OCLC WorldCat that have a variety of values in the 700 $e field.
Kathy Sadler commented
I'd support the second option.
We have our thesis supervisors in the 700 and while they are neither author nor editor, they are still useful.
Eric Johnston commented
I think the second option of ignoring the 700 field when $e= donor or former owner would be preferable, as it would retain other , possibly useful entries.