EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <name> Name

Description:

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 many text elements. To indicate a name with major representation in the materials being described, nest <name> 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" or "photographer." The SOURCE attribute can be used to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken.

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.

May contain:

#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

Attributes:

ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
AUTHFILENUMBER#IMPLIED, CDATA
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID
NORMAL#IMPLIED, CDATA
OTHERSOURCE #IMPLIED, CDATA
ROLE#IMPLIED, CDATA
SOURCE #IMPLIED, aat, aacr2, cdwa, dot, gmgpc, lcnaf, lcsh, lctgm, local, mesh, mim, ncarules, nmc, rad, rbgenr, tgn, ulan, othersource

Example:

<c02 level="file">
<did><unittitle><name>Bartleby</name>barn
purchase files,<unitdate type="single">1799.</unitdate></unittitle>
<physdesc><extent>3 items, </extent>heavily <physfacet>foxed.</physfacet></physdesc>
<note><p>Items relate to the purchase by Mr. Wigglethorpe from
<persname normal="Josiah Brookes">Jos. Brookes </persname>of a building
colloquially known as the Bartleby barn.</p></note>
</did>
</c02>


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