On Apr 28, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Ian Fairclough <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It seems to be generally accepted that the ISO 8601 format is what to use when recording a date in field 046 of a name authority record.
Chiefly EDTF. The ISO format is still used for centuries.
> But when the source of the date presents that information in a different way, I believe that it is appropriate to record the date as "data found" in field 670. ...
> I believe that this is how we should proceed, however I'm not sure that RDA 188.8.131.52 Recording Date Associated with Person is clear about this. Unusually for RDA, no link back to 1.9
670 fields in agent name authority records fall under the scope of RDA 8.12 (and one or two others near the end of RDA).
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