Just wanted to add one thing: If you are using the "authorized" form of a name, from the Library of Congress authority file... http://authorities.loc.gov/ ...then you'd use "lcnaf" in the SOURCE attribute. But if you get the name in the LC *bibliographic* file of books, recordings, archival collections, etc., etc... http://catalog.loc.gov/ ...the name may or may not be the "authorized" version. If you don't find the name in the authority file, what we did at the Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) — and I'm guessing they still do — was leave the SOURCE attribute blank but use "AACR2" or "DACS" in the RULES attribute — making sure to follow those rules, of course! If you're not sure if the name you have follows the rules for formulating names in AACR2 or DACS, it might be best to leave both attributes blank. Here's what the EAD version 2002 Tag Library says about personal names and name attributes: http://www.loc.gov/ead/tglib/elements/persname.html You can also check the Tag Library about other types of names - a good place to start is http://www.loc.gov/ead/tglib/elements/controlaccess.html Names are not easy (and I've been a librarian for a frighteningly long time)! Best, Marsha Maguire Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress Packard Campus 19053 Mount Pony Rd. Culpeper, VA 22701--7551 202-707-8465 [log in to unmask] My opinions are my own and not necessarily those of the Library of Congress.