Two more useful European authority files, especially for earlier names:
The CERL thesaurus (Consortium of European Research Libraries) http://cerl.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ct/
VD17 - Das Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts http://gso.gbv.de/DB=1.28/SET=2/TTL=1/START_ABOUT or http://gso.gbv.de/LNG=DU/DB=1.28/
Robert L. Maxwell
Head, Special Collections and Metadata Catalog Dept.
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sherman Clarke
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:25 PM
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Subject: Re: citing a record in OCLC in another language of cataloging
In addition to the useful information that one finds in OCLC which might be on non-English and older records, this round of messages on 670s from such records leads me to mention how much help we've been getting recently from European national libraries. The French authority file is especially helpful since the records are in a style that closely parallels NACO, i.e., heading with date, alternate forms of name, nationality, life dates, affiliations, link to bibs, and (alas) gender. I have also used the German and Dutch national libraries many times, as well as the Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze.
BN France = http://www.bnf.fr/pages/catalogues.htm
DNB = http://www.d-nb.de/sammlungen/kataloge/opac.htm
KB = http://www.kb.nl/menu/catalogi.html
BNCF = http://www.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/pagina.php?id=36
And you get to practice your French, German, Dutch, and Italian.
New York University Libraries
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