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From: "Karen D. Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:13:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Not very good question about corpname

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  Section, 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 But there is a pdf 
version dated 2008 at

Best regards,

Karen D. Miller
Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, IL
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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of 
Joyce Chapman
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Not very good question about corpname

I'm pretty sure it's: source="lcnaf"

That stands for, "Library of Congress Authority Files."

Joyce Chapman
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.....