Issue 71: Guidance to distinguish between titles and other appellations

Starting Date: 
2001-10-15
Working Group: 
1
Status: 
Done
Closing Date: 
2002-02-21
Background: 

Issue 15: There is a need to distinguish between Title and Appellation. A new issue needs to be added to draft guidance for museums etc. to distinguish between titles and other appellations. Working Group 4. The scope note for Title should be reformulated.

Current Proposal: 

E35 Title
[** Current Scope Note **]
This entity comprises the short pieces of texts that are used, by the creator or tradition, to characterize or identify a work, often alluding to its subject. The work may be linguistic, musical, iconographic or other.

Examples: Giaconda, La Joconde, Mona Lisa, Die Dreigroschenoper, La Pie, La Marseillaise.

[** Proposed revised Scope Note **]
The name of a work, such as a book, artwork or piece of music.

Examples: The Merchant of Venice, Giaconda, La Joconde, Mona Lisa, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Titles are proper nouns, and should not be confused with generic object names (such as chair, painting, book) which are common nouns and are modelled in the CRM as instances of E55 Type.

Outcome: 

The name of a work, such as a textual work, artwork or piece of music.

Examples: The Merchant of Venice, Giaconda, La Joconde, Mona Lisa, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Titles are proper nouns, and should not be confused with generic object names (such as chair, painting, book) which are common nouns and are modelled in the CRM as instances of E55 Type.

Monterey 21/2/2002.