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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 22.214.171.124. Section 126.96.36.199, 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 www.loc.gov/ead. But there is a pdf version dated 2008 at
Karen D. Miller
Monographic/Digital Projects Cataloger
Northwestern University Library
I'm pretty sure it's: source="lcnaf"
That stands for, "Library of Congress Authority Files."
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.....