1. There is also the point that the entire string in the bibliographic
record doesn't always match an authority record. A few examples are
subjects with free-floating subdivisions which won't have a corresponding
authority record and some name-titles that may have an authority record
that lacks a subfield that's added in the bib record (like sfc f). (I
suppose automated authority validation systems know how to deal with
2. Your point is well taken about delimiting dates. I guess you would want
to use a technique for anything that isn't really part of the name. If we
used <component> that may not be enough to distinguish what is the name
and what is the date or other element, since it would be used to
subdivide each portion (at least that's how it's used under corporate). Is
there a different tag we could use that would denote anything that
shouldn't be considered part of the name?
On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Priscilla Caplan wrote:
> 1. I don't agree that including a link to a name authority record is
> preferable to including the name in the MODS record. Those of us who have
> ever implemented integrated library systems offering full linked authority
> have really suffered enough, I think.
> However, I do think there should be a way to optionally indicate a direct
> tie to the corresponding authority record. This could be done via XLINK or
> by providing as attributes the name of the source file, and the identifier
> of the authority record. (This is done in the EAD, with attributes "source"
> and "authfilenumber".)
> 2. The MARC to MODS mapping (THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS!!) shows 1xx/7xx
> subfields $a, $b, $c, $d, $q mapping to <name> with type=personal. I am
> kind of uncomfortable not delimiting dates. Maybe this is because,
> although a date is an integral part of a (LC) name heading, it is not
> actually part of a name. Could <component> be used with personal as well
> as corporate names, specifically to delimit dates?
> This might also be useful when providing names from other authority
> schemes. For example, if I understand this correctly, in ULAN, artists are
> disambiguated not by their name headings per se but by an additional item
> of contextual information, e.g.:
> Abrams, Michael
> (American artist, 20th c.)
> Mapping this to MODS I'd want to include "American artist, 20th c." in
> <name> but delimit it separately from the name proper.