DCM Z1:  008/15  Heading use - subject added entry

Family names:

When applying RDA Chapter 10 for family names, assure that the NAR 008/15 code is set to "b."

Corporate names for high government and religious officials:

Background:  For Heads of state, heads of governments, etc., International intergovernmental bodies, Religious officials, and Popes, descriptive catalogers may be required to establish an authorized access point for the corporate name for the office as well as a personal name for the office holder.  It is subject cataloging policy to assign only the personal name, not the corporate name, as a subject access point.  This policy was established for collocation purposes (cf. SHM H 430).  For example:

United States. President (1789-1797 : Washington)

may be used in descriptive cataloging as an access point, but in subject cataloging only the personal name:

Washington, George, 1732-1799

would be used as a subject access point.

 

Assign value "b" (Not appropriate) to name authority records for corporate entities representing the office held for Heads of state, heads of governments, etc., International intergovernmental bodies, Religious officials, and Popes when the name of the incumbent is included as part of the entry.  Also assign value "n" in 008/11, and make a 667 note indicating the form used in subject cataloging.

Example:

110  2#  $a Catholic Church. $b Pope (1958-1963 : John XXIII)

008/11  =  n

008/15  =  b

667  ##  $a SUBJECT USAGE:  This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this person are entered under John XXIII, Pope, 1881-1963.

See also DCM Z1 008/11 and the DCM Z1 667 section "NARs and subject usage."

Follow these guidelines for newly-created authority records.  Correct existing records when making any other change to the records.

For more information on DCM Z1 Instructions, select:

DCM Z1:  Introduction

DCM Z1