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Forming Names According to RDA: Part 1 | A&D: Foundational | December 4, 2014

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During this webcast, you'll get an overview of the rules outlined in the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard for forming personal, corporate body and family names (chapters 8–11). The 2nd edition of DACS indicates the use of companion standards such as RDA for the formation of appropriate name headings.

The presentation begins discussion of the benefits of authority work and authority structures, including available resources such as the Library of Congress Authorities and the Union List of Artists Names. The construction of names for persons, corporate bodies, and families in detail and reference the specific rules as found in RDA is also addressed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the value of authorities
  • Recognize existing authority files
  • Reference additional resources on authority work
  • Form names according to a set of rules (RDA) for corporate bodies, persons, and families
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