Issue 62: Do we need an Actor Appellation entity?

Starting Date: 
2001-10-15
Working Group: 
1
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2002-07-03
Background: 

Are there specific name forms for kinds of actors, like company registration numbers etc.? Then an Actor Appellation entity would be justified.

Old Proposal: 

We could not find any specific naming or registration practice, which may appear in cultural documentation or library documentation for Actors. I propose to drop the issue.

MD 20/6/2002

Current Proposal: 

AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition) is a very detailed and commonly-used practice for structuring actor names.

There are also a number of authorities for actor names in use in the museums, libraries and archives sectors, e.g. Library of Congress Name Authority File, Union List of Artists Names etc.

http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ecadintr.html
http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/ecbdmain.html
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/ulan/index.html

In addition, there are a number of culturally-based initiatives and projects currently seeking to address shared authority files for actor names (e.g. Encoded Archival Context, LEAF etc.)

I counter-propose that we do in fact add Actor Appellation to the CRM.

TG 21/6/2002

Outcome: 

Actor Appellation to be added to the CRM. Distinctions between people and corporate bodies to be made by use of Types

Proposal accepted 2 Copenhagen 3/7/2002.