Think I've got it. So, would the following be correct? Also, should the value of the <preferredForm> be controlled?

<nameEntryParallel>
     
        <nameEntry xml:lang="eng" scriptCode="Latn">

        <part>Der Nersessian, Sirarpie</part>
       
        <preferredForm>ICFA</preferredForm>

        </nameEntry>
    
    <nameEntry xml:lang="arm" scriptCode="Latn" transliteration="alalcRomanization">

          <part>Ter-Nersesian, Sirarp'i Veronik'</part>

        </nameEntry>
        
    <authorizedForm>Virtual International Authority File</authorizedForm>
        
    </nameEntryParallel>

    <nameEntry>

          <part>Nersessian, Sirarpie der</part>

          <alternativeForm>Virtual International Authority File</alternativeForm>

        </nameEntry>

Thanks, Kathy!

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Katherine Wisser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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?

Best, Kathy

Kathy wisser. 

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On Mar 14, 2013, at 12:36 PM, Anne-Marie Viola <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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.

<nameEntryParallel>
     
      <nameEntry xml:lang="eng" scriptCode="Latn">

              <part>Der Nersessian, Sirarpie</part>
        
              <preferredForm>ICFA</preferredForm>
        
              <authorizedForm>Library of Congress Name Authority File</authorizedForm>

      </nameEntry>
    
      <nameEntry xml:lang="arm" scriptCode="Latn" transliteration="?">

              <part>Ter-Nersesian, Sirarp'i Veronik'</part>

              <authorizedForm>National Library of the Netherlands</authorizedForm>

      </nameEntry>
        
</nameEntryParallel>

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