The EAD lets us mark up the text of a finding aid. Yet, perhaps because I do
MARC cataloging, I don't see a standard metholodology for dealing with names in
a manner that will allow retrieval based on standard practices.
To be sure I am familiar with the various elements one can use to mark up a
name. But if one is simply marking up a finding aid, that name could appear,
for example, in direct or indirect order. What mechanism is there for
I can see the possibility that one could always include a kind of "invisible"
entry whenever one uses a name in direct order, but it seems that some
standardized method should be used here.
(Thanks again Kris Kiesling for the FAST Track sessions!)
Bob Kosovsky student
Librarian Ph. D. program in music
Music Division Graduate Center
The New York Public Library City University of New York
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