Identity Tab

This tab contains the fields related to the identity of the entity being described by the authority record:

Parallel form(s) of name

Standard Reference: ISAAR 5.1.3 Format: Free text Purpose: To indicate the various forms in which the Authorized form of name occurs in other languages or script form(s). Rule: Record the parallel form(s) of name in accordance with any relevant national or international conventions or rules applied by the agency that created the authority record, including any necessary sub elements and/or qualifiers required by those conventions or rules. Specify in the Rules and/or conventions element (5.4.3) which rules have been applied. Example: Foundation for the Support of European Intellectuals (FEIE), the English form of the original French Fondation pour une entraide intellectuelle européenne.

Other form(s) of name

Standard Reference: ISAAR 5.1.5 Format: Free text. Choose the relationship that best describes the relationship of the other form of the name inputted. Additional other forms of a name can be added to the ISAAR/CPF record by pressing the Add + button. Purpose: To indicate any other name(s) for the corporate body, person or family not used elsewhere in the Identity Area. Rule: Record other names by which the entity may be known, such as: a) other forms of the same name, e.g. acronyms; b) other names of corporate bodies, for example, changes of name over time and their dates; c) other names of persons or families, for example, changes of name over time with their dates including pseudonyms, maiden names, etc; d) names and prenominal and postnominal titles of persons and families, e.g. titles of nobility, or titles of honour held by the individual or family. Example: Open Society Foundation 1993 - 1996

Year from, Year to

Standard Reference: ISAAR 5.2.1 Format: Free text, Date From - Date To: Date format: YYYY, or YYYY-MM, or YYYY-MM-DD Purpose: To indicate the dates of existence of the corporate body, person or family. Rule: Record the dates of existence of the entity being described. For corporate bodies include the date of establishment/foundation/enabling legislation and dissolution. For persons include the dates or approximate dates of birth and death or, when these dates are not known, floruit dates. Where parallel systems of dating are used, equivalences may be recorded according to relevant conventions or rules. Specify in the Rules and/or conventions element (5.4.3) the system(s) of dating used, e.g. ISO 8601. Example: 1985, 1985-10, 1985-10-23,

Standardized forms of name according to other rules

Standard Reference: ISAAR 5.1.4 Format: Free text Additional standardized forms of a name according to other rules can be added to the ISAAR/CPF record by pressing the Add + button. Purpose: To indicate standardized forms of name for the corporate body, person or family that have been constructed according to rules other than those used to construct the authorised form of name. This can facilitate the sharing of authority records between different professional communities. Rule: Record the standardized form of name for the entity being described in accordance with other conventions or rules. Specify the rules and/or if appropriate, the name of the agency by which these standardized forms of name have been constructed. Example: James Byon AACR2

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Standard Reference: ISAAR 5.1.6 Format: Free text. Additional identifiers for corporate bodies can be added to the ISAAR/CPF record by pressing the Add + button. Purpose: To provide any numeric or alphanumeric identifiers that are used to identify the corporate body. Rule: Record where possible any official number or other identifier (e.g. a company registration number) for the corporate body and reference the jurisdiction and scheme under which it has been allocated. Example: Registered as company 60009.


Written by Leposa Balázs on Monday October 5, 2020 - updated on Monday February 8, 2021