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Name and Title Authority Source Codes

Name and Title Authority Source Codes
Name and Title Authority Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS


Name and Title Sources identifies databases and lists containing standard names of persons, organizations, families, and meetings and standard titles for resources and assigns a code to each database or list. The purpose of this list is to enable the source of an authorized form of a name or resource title in a metadata records to be indicated by a code. For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes.

Some subject heading lists also incorporate names and titles. Thus the lists assigned source codes in Subject Heading and Term Source Codes may also be used in the usage elements identified for names and titles if appropriate. Many of the subject sources that contain names and titles, along with subjects, are repeated on this list with the same source code.

Others subject heading lists, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings employ independent name and title lists for parts of a subject heading. Thus the sources assigned source codes in this list may also be used in the usage elements identified for subjects in Subject Heading and Term Source Codes, if appropriate.

Arrangement of the List

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code Structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters. Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes.

Name and Title Authority Source Codes

Autoridades de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional de España)
Fichier d'autorité local de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina name and subject authority file (Alexandria, Egypt: Bibliotheca Alexandrina)
BIBBI autoriteter (Oslo: Norway: Biblioteksentralen) External Link
Fichier d’autorité personnes, collectivités et titres uniformes de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France) External Link
CANTIC (Catàleg d'autoritats de noms i títols de Catalunya) (Biblioteca de Catalunya) External Link
Catàleg Col·lectiu de les Universitats de Catalunya: CCUC authorities External Link
CERL thesaurus External Link
NUKAT Union Authority File (Union Catalog of Polish Research Library Collections) External Link
CONOR.SI [name authority file] (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM))
Fautor (Montréal, Québec : Service documentaires multimédias) External Link
Finnish name authority file External Link
Gemeinsame Körperschaftsdatei (Leipzig, Frankfurt: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
Gemeinsame Normdatei (Leipzig, Frankfurt: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek) External Link
HAPI thesaurus and name authority, 1970-2000 (Los Angeles, CA: UCLC Latin America Center Pubs.)
Hong Kong Chinese Authority File (Name) - HKCAN (Hong Kong: JULAC)
Iconography Authority (Getty Research Institute) External Link
Library and Archives Canada name authority file (Ottawa: ON: Library and Archives Canada) [equivalent to second indicator value 5 in name and title headings]
NACO authority file (Washington, DC: Library of Congress)
National Agricultural Library name authority file (Beltsville, Maryland; National Agricultural Library) [equivalent to second indicator value 3 in name and title headings]
National Library of Israel Authority File (Jerusalem: National Library of Israel)
National Library of Medicine name authority file (Bethesda, Maryland: National Library of Medicine) [equivalent to second indicator value 2 in name and title headings]
Nederlandse Thesaurus van Auteursnamen (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) External Link
New Zealand national bibliography (Wellington: National Library of New Zealand)
South African national bibliography authority file
Saudi Unified Catalog Name and Subject Authority File (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: King Fahd National Library)
Union list of artist names (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute)
UNBIS name authority list (New York, NY: Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations; [London]: Chadwyck-Healey)

Name and Title Authority Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS

MARC 21 Formats and Fields

  • Bibliographic records
    • 600-651, 654, 662 $2 (Subject Added Entries /  Source of heading or term)
    • 751 $2 (Added Entry - Geographic Name / Source of heading or term)
    • 752 $2 (Added Entry - Hierarchical Place Name / Source of heading or term)
  • Authority records
    • 700-788 $2 (Heading Linking Entries / Source of heading or term)

MODS/MADS Elements

  • mods: titleInfo @authority
  • mods: name @authority
  • mods: subject / titleInfo @authority
  • mods: subject / name @authority

  • mads: authority / name @authority
  • mads: authority / titleInfo @authority
  • mads: related / name @authority
  • mads: related / titleInfo @authority
  • mads: variant / name @authority
  • mads: variant / titleInfo @authority
  • mads: affiliation / organization / name @authority
  • mads: affiliation / organization / titleInfo @authority
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