Module 9: Attributes of [concept, object, event], place

Module 9: Attributes of [concept,
object, event], place
(RDA Section 4)
Adapted from: Teaching RDA: Train-the-trainer course RDA: Resource description and
access presented by the National Library of Australia in 2012 and made available under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.
Section 4
Learning Outcomes
• Identify FRSAD and FRBR group 3 entities
• Understand the structure of chapter 16 –
Identifying places
• Identify elements for recording places
Identifying Place
Purpose and Scope
General guidelines
Recording name of place
Preferred name
Constructing access points Sources of
Determine the preferred name for a place from
gazetteers and other reference sources in a language
preferred by the agency (AACR2 “in English”)
gazetteers and other reference sources issued in the
jurisdiction in which the place is located
• For names in New Zealand, base the preferred name on
the form found in Land Information New Zealand’s New
Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names Recording
the preferred name
Record as the preferred name of a place the
form most commonly found in gazetteers or
other reference sources
• Apply special instructions at as appropriate
Special instructions
Transliteration (
Different language forms (
Change of name (
Place names for jurisdictions (
• Special rules for certain jurisdictions (e.g. Australia)
• Places with the same name (
• Variant names (16.2.3)
Future development
Not yet developed in RDA
• Identifier (16.3)
• Constructing access points (16.4)
Module 9:
Quick Quiz
1. When should place names in
Chapter 16 be used?
2. What is the source of information
for place names?
3. What is the preferred language
for a place name?
• Chapters for concept, object and events are
not yet included
• Identifying places associated with place
– Names of governments
– Additions to titles of works
– Families, corporate bodies and conference names

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