Establishing Personal and Corporate Name Headings with RDA
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Behind-the-scenes metadata work assists our users in finding library resources. Determining the searchable form of names for people and corporate entities (aka authority work) is an important part of this metadata work. A unique form of name differentiates different people with the same name and brings together the works of a person who has used different forms of a name. This benefits users of online library catalogs and digital repositories. This session will cover the Resource Description and Access (RDA) principles and instructions for determining forms of personal and corporate names. In addition, changes between AACR2 rules and RDA instruction, recent RDA changes, and new elements in Library of Congress Name Authority File records will be covered.
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