There exist multiple instances on MetaB where lists of creators or creations are presented to editors without sufficient differentiating info other than a disambig.
Disambigs, if present, would allow human users to work from the following list. Without disambigs present then human users are being served up pretty poor info.
List of creators:
Purely in terms of database accuracy: Humans who find inconclusive data and only care a little bit will just use any A B creator for their edit and then continue on their merry way. Whereas
A B (Scotland 1749-1789)
A B ( Botswana 1945- 1998)
AB (NYC 1940-2020) …
is more likely to have them choose the correct creator.
By having a basic disambig in place for a currently uniquely named creator it makes it more likely that when a new creator is required by an editor that they’ll not just lump the new data into a convenient generic A B pigeon hole, but will instead add a new creator entry.
They tell me that one day disambigs will be displayed automatically by the system - I have my doubts. But till then there are real benefits from us including disambigs.
For recording artists the following fields often produce a disambig with fairly good differentiating power:
role, genre, geo-location, time period
eg. AB ( classical guitarist, Uruguay 1947-2020)
I’m not clear what fields would work well on BookB.