OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Subject (name)

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
subjectName
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section provides the name of a person, organization, or event (conference, meeting, etc.) that functions as a primary topic of the resource.

subjectName is a parent element which has the following components:
  • Attributes:
    • type
    • authority
    • xlink
    • ID
  • Subelements:
    • namePart
Usage Note
Refer to the Library of Congress Name Authority File [http://authorities.loc.gov/]. subjectName is repeatable. Each occurrence contains one component of the name (e.g., first name, surname, title, etc.).
Example(s)
Warwick, Robert T.; Aramark Convention & Tourism Services; International Conference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems
Repeatable
Y
Name
subjectNameType
Label
Subject (name) - Name Type
Controlled Vocabulary
personal; corporate; conference
Name
subjectNameAuthority
Label
Subject (name) - Term source
Definition
An authoritative source such as those listed in the controlled vocabulary.
Controlled Vocabulary
The Library of Congress Subject Headings (lcsh) [http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/]; The Getty Center's Union List of Artist Names Online (ulan) [http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/ulan/]; Local (terms provided by local institution)
Name
subjectNameXlink
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
This attribute is used for an external link.
Name
subjectNameID
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
This attribute is used to link internally and to reference an element from outside the instance.
Name
subjectNameNamePart
Label
Subject (name) - Name
Definition
Personal names are formatted family [surname] name, first name followed by middle name or initial. Provide birth dates and any titles associated with a name if this information is readily available in an authoritative source. The birthdate associated with a personal name, however, is not an integral part of the name but added to distinguish the name from others. Terms of address are generally used only when necessary to distinguish between two persons with the same name.

namePart has the following components:
  • A value (the component of the name)
  • Attributes:
    • type
Example(s)
For terms of address: II; III; Jr.; Sr; Dr.; Rev.; Sir
Name
subjectNameNamePartType
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Controlled Vocabulary
date, family, given; terms of address




 
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