With apologies for cross-posting.

For those that use it, the BL Guide to RDA Name Authoritiy Records, in the RDA Toolkit, has been updated. Some revisions result from the April 2014 RDA update; others clarify issues that have arisen since the last major update of this guide.

The BL Guide to RDA Name Authority Records can be found in the RDA Toolkit at

or by going to:

    Global Workflows
      BL Guide to RDA Name Authority Records

At the end of the Contents is a link to a section that lists and describes the updates, which relate to:

Title or Other Designation Associated with the Person<>
Period of Activity of the Person<>
Undifferentiated Personal Names<>
Type of Corporate Body<>
Date Associated with the Corporate Body<>
Collective Conference Name Authority Records<>
Special Coded Dates - General<>
Special Coded Dates - Corporate Names<>
Other Attributes - Corporate Names<>
Relation between 368 and 1XX Qualifier<>
Address - General<>
Relationships between Pseudonyms<>
Relationships between Personal Names and Corporate Names<>

As always, all suggestions and corrections appreciated.


Richard Moore
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