Issue 62: Do we need an Actor Appellation entity?

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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.

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


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.