This purpose is supported by the fact that one of the essential principles of cataloging is the form of entry of the authors; In general, this data represents a basic element in the identification of a document together with the title. The first step in the descriptive cataloging consists of determining the form of entry of the material, that is, how to start the writing of the record or record. Whenever there is an individual or corporate author, it is chosen as the heading. Failing that, it is decided to enter the document under its title. Works of individual authorship

An individual author is the person who bears the main responsibility for creating the intellectual or artistic content of the work.14 Also, the editor, compiler or others is considered as a designation of another function carried out around authorship. The determination of the heading, in the case of individual authors, sometimes takes place as a process of certain complexity, since in history, art and literature, it is often necessary to choose between different names corresponding to the same person (predominant name, changes introduced in that name throughout its use or pseudonyms attributed to a person) or between the different forms adopted by the same name. However, in the field of science and especially in biomedicine and related disciplines, this complexity is reduced to the choice of the name of the author transcribed in the entry according to the rules that provide for the ordering of the various elements of the own name according to their nationality. The Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, in its second edition, consider a general provision for the heading of individual authors14 (personal authors in LILDBI) that in synthesis expresses: Enter a work under the heading of the individual author. In the case of a work of shared responsibility, make the entry under the heading of the person designated for the main responsibility for the writing or disposition of the data in the main source of information. Make secondary entries under the headings of other involved persons or entities. Therefore, 98 whenever there is an individual or corporate author, it is chosen as the heading.

In particular, the RCA2 stipulates a general rule for the choice of name: “Choose as the basis of the heading for a person, the name by which he is commonly known” (true, pseudonym, title of nobility, nickname, initials or other appellative). On the other hand, the Cuban standard on headings establishes the fundamental rule of an entry per individual author in this way (Draft Cuban standard. Headings. Individual and corporate authors). Select as the basis for an individual author the name by which he is commonly known, whether it be his real name, initials, or other designation.

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