Hi Anne Marie,
The reason why you van't find documentation on this is that <perferredForm> only refers to a nameEntry within nameEntryParallel whereas authorizedForm refers either to a nameEntryParallel as a whole or a nameEntry that is not a part of a nameEntryParallel. Hope that makes sense?
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Have read through the literature and failed to find documentation or an example for the following: Can you encode the same <nameEntry> as both the <preferredform> and the <authorizedForm>, or must you repeat the same <nameEntry> to provide this declaration? Also can anyone provide a suggestion for the transliteration attribute value? See second <nameEntry> in example below.
<nameEntry xml:lang="eng" scriptCode="Latn">
<part>Der Nersessian, Sirarpie</part>
<authorizedForm>Library of Congress Name Authority File</authorizedForm>
<nameEntry xml:lang="arm" scriptCode="Latn" transliteration="?">
<part>Ter-Nersesian, Sirarp'i Veronik'</part>
<authorizedForm>National Library of the Netherlands</authorizedForm>
Thanks for the help!
Anne-Marie H. Viola
Metadata & Cataloguing Specialist,
Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1703 32nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20007