Use the form that is applicable to the period of time the person was
associated with the corporate body. If it changed its name while the
person was there, include both. This came up in our training in a
different context - which place name to assign for place of birth, death,
etc.? Saint Petersburg or Leningrad? Zaire or Congo? Bavaria (Duchy) or
Bavaria (Germany)? Paul Frank instructed us to use name of the place that
is applicable to the time period associated with that element.
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 685-8782 fax
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On Tue, 4 Jun 2013, Mark K. Ehlert wrote:
> I know this question was asked during our RDA in NACO training, but seem to
> have misplaced my notes that gave the answer. When applying corporate body
> names to the 373 field, is NACO practice to use the current form of name?
> Or the form that applies to when, say, a professor was teaching at the
> college (now a university--both forms in the NAF)? Neither the DCM nor the
> LC Guidelines mention this point.
> Mark K. Ehlert Minitex
> Coordinator University of Minnesota
> Digitization, Cataloging & 15 Andersen Library
> Metadata Education (DCME) 222 21st Avenue South
> Phone: 612-624-0805 Minneapolis, MN 55455-0439