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 <geogname> element may be used in many text elements. To indicate a place name with major representation in the materials being described, nest <geogname> within the <archdesc> <controlaccess> element.
The ROLE attribute can be used to specify the relationship(s) of the name to the materials being described, for example, "subject." The NORMAL attribute can be used to provide a consistent form of a name that has been abbreviated in some parts of a finding aid. Use the SOURCE attribute to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken. The AUTHFILENUMBER attribute can be used to identify a link to an authority file record that has more information about the name or cross references for alternative forms of the name and related names.
See also the related access elements under <controlaccess>.
The <geogname> element is comparable to MARC fields 651 and 752.
|AUDIENCE||#IMPLIED, external, internal|
|SOURCE||#IMPLIED, aat, aacr2, cdwa, dot, gmgpc, lcnaf, lcsh, lctgm, local, mesh, mim, ncarules, nmc, rad, rbgenr, tgn, ulan, othersource|
<archdesc level="collection"> <did>[...]</did> [other possible elements and text... ] <controlaccess><head>Controlled Vocabulary Indexing Terms:</head> <controlaccess><head>Subjects:</head> [other possible elements and text... ] <famname encodinganalog="600" source="lcnaf">Ferry family.</famname> <geogname encodinganalog="651" source="lcsh">Ferry Field (University of Michigan)</geogname> [other possible elements and text... ] </controlaccess> [other possible elements and text... ] </controlaccess> [other possible elements and text... ] </archdesc>
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