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Thank you for responses. They are very helpful. The EAC-CPF 
documentation I was looking at did not have a robust definition for what 
types of entities fell under each enumeration. The references you 
provided are very helpful.

Nick

On 04/25/2011 01:15 PM, Custer, Mark wrote:
> I'm not a cataloger, but yes, a "musical group" would be a corporate name.  However, what do you mean when you say that this is not always the case for your records?  If the ensemble itself doesn't have a "name", I would presume that you could still bundle EAC personal name records for such an entity.
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> In any event, here's an example:
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> Corporate name:    http://viaf.org/viaf/124760970/#Magic_Band   (normally these names are constructed like so, however, "U.S. Maple (Musical group)", as in VIAF ID:168036859)
> Personal name (in that group):    http://viaf.org/viaf/117619223/#Captain_Beefheart  OR  http://viaf.org/viaf/40178315/#Van_Vliet,_Don,_1941-2010
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> Does that help at all?  You can always use things like the Library of Congress Name Authority File, VIAF, Getty Union List of Artist Names, etc., etc., to see if the names you're working with have already been authorized by some group.
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> Mark
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> Subject: Musical Groups
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> I select EAC-CPF as my data model to allow me to capture information about
> musicians and musical groups because of its ability to capture many
> different versions of a name and its ability to capture changes in a name
> over time.
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> I want to make sure I am using the data model as its design intended it to
> be used. The entityType element has 3 enumerations (person, family,
> corporation). In the case of a musical group or ensemble, what entityType
> would this be considered? I am leaning towards corporation but this is not
> always the case. I did not find any real guidance in the EAC-CPF
> documentation for this scenario. I was wondering how others had handled this
> situation.
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> http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
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> Thanks,
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> Nick
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