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Bob,
  See the "normal" attribute for the various name elements.  It porvides
a place to render a "normalized" form of a name, e.g., inverted AACR2
format.

Michael Fox

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>From:  Bob Kosovsky[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Wednesday, August 13, 1997 8:13 AM
>To:    Multiple recipients of list EAD
>Subject:       Name index?
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>The EAD lets us mark up the text of a finding aid.  Yet, perhaps because I do
>MARC cataloging, I don't see a standard metholodology for dealing with names
>in
>a manner that will allow retrieval based on standard practices.
>
>To be sure I am familiar with the various elements one can use to mark up a
>name.  But if one is simply marking up a finding aid, that name could appear,
>for example, in direct or indirect order.  What mechanism is there for
>collocating names?
>
>I can see the possibility that one could always include a kind of "invisible"
>entry whenever one uses a name in direct order, but it seems that some
>standardized method should be used here.
>
>(Thanks again Kris Kiesling for the FAST Track sessions!)
>
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