I'm glad that you found the LC EAD Best Practices guidelines useful. I'd like to let you know that the guidelines are now available at http://www.loc.gov/rr/ead/lcp/, where the revised content should be more readable and navigable (and, as you note, there is a PDF version available for printing). This is part of the site redesign of http://www.loc.gov/rr/ead/, which describes implementation of EAD for LC collections, as distinguished from the official site http://www.loc.gov/ead/, which is maintained by the Network and Mark Standards Office of LC in partnership with SAA.
Thanks for checking us out!
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>>> "Karen D. Miller" <[log in to unmask]> 10/23/2008 3:13 PM >>>
I found a list of recommended source attributes for <controlaccess>
subelements for names in the LC Best Practices guidelines:
and, indeed, the recommended attribute for Library of Congress Authority
Files is "lcnaf". There is also a list of attributes for sources for subject
headings on this page, under section 126.96.36.199. Section 188.8.131.52, the general
overview for <controlaccess> gives a fuller list:
aat, cdwa, dot, gmgpc, lcnaf, lcsh, lctgm, local, mesh, mim, ncarules, nmc,
rbgenr, tgn, ulan
The Best Practices guidelines are difficult to navigate to on the LC site;
I've had this one bookmarked for a long time, but when I tried to navigate
to it, I had to use the search box at www.loc.gov/ead. But there is a pdf
version dated 2008 at
Karen D. Miller
Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger
Northwestern University Library
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Subject: Re: Not very good question about corpname
I'm pretty sure it's: source="lcnaf"
That stands for, "Library of Congress Authority Files."
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Randi Knutson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am sorry, but I just cannot find this information anywhere, and our
archivist doesn't know either. For the attribute source in corpname, if it
is the LOC Online Catalog, what is the code I should use for source?
This actually illustrates the hardest part of creating a finding aid, at
least for me. The online docs do a great job of explaining what the
elements are, but gloss over what the allowable attributes are....
/end non-archivist opinion
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the lame question.....