Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
The proper noun or noun phrase designation for an entity that is difficult to tag more specifically as a <corpname>, <famname>, <geogname>, <persname>, or <title>. The <name> element may be used in place of the more specific access elements when it is not known what kind of name is being described or when a high degree of precision is unnecessary. For example, the <name> element might be used in an <indexentry> when it is not clear if the name "Bachrach" refers to a person or a photographic corporation.
All names in a finding aid do not have to be tagged. One option is to tag those names for which access other than basic, undifferentiated keyword retrieval is desired. Use of controlled vocabulary names is recommended to facilitate access to the names within and across finding aid systems. The <name> element may be used in text elements such as <p>. To indicate a name with major representation in the materials being described, nest <name> within the <controlaccess> element.
The ROLE attribute can be used to specify the relationship(s) of the name to the materials being described, for example, "subject" or "photographer." The SOURCE attribute can be used to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken. The RULES attribute can be used to specify the descriptive rules followed when forming the name, such as AACR2R.
See also the related access elements under <controlaccess>.
The <name> element is comparable to MARC field 720, when it is not from a controlled vocabulary.
#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr
May occur within:
bibref, controlaccess, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, indexentry, item, label, namegrp, origination, p, physdesc, physfacet, ref, refloc, repository, unittitle
<c02 level="file"> <did> <unittitle><name>Bartleby </name>barn purchase files, </unittitle> <unitdate>1799.</unitdate> <physdesc><extent>3 items, </extent>heavily <physfacet>foxed.</physfacet></physdesc> <note><p>Items relate to the purchase by Mr. Wigglethorpe from <persname normal="Brookes, Josiah">Jos. Brookes </persname>of a building colloquially known as the Bartleby barn.</p> </note> </did> </c02>
May 26, 2006