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Category: Tag of the Month Authority Archives
Title: 100 - Heading - Personal Name (NR)

The Heading - Personal Name (100 tag) of the MARC 
authority record usually contains an established form 
of a name that can be used as a main entry, subject 
heading, or added entry. 

Personal name headings are established by agencies 
that publish them in either print or electronic form. 
Many personal name authorities are established by the 
Library of Congress and may also be found in the 
Cataloging in Publication (CIP) on the verso of the 
title page in many books. A few personal names are 
established in Sears List of Subject Headings 
and in Library of Congress Annotated Card or AC 
headings for children's literature. 

Local libraries may create their own personal name 
authorities for names not established by the Library 
of Congress, Sears, or LCAC. When headings for 
personal names are locally established, Chapter 22 of 
the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) 
should be followed.  

The subfields used in the 100 tag of the authority 
record parallel the subfields used in the 100 tag in 
the MARC bibliographic format. In addition subfields 
t, n, p, l, s, k, and f allow the authority record to 
include the title of a work associated with the 
person. Subfields v, x, y, and z allow for 
subdivisions used with the name in a subject heading. 


First  Type of personal name entry element

     0 Forename 

     1 Surname 

     3 Family name 

Second Undefined

 blank Undefined 


   Name portion

     a Personal name (NR) 

     q Fuller form of name (NR) 

     b Numeration (NR) 

     c Titles and other word associated with a name (R) 

     d Dates associated with a name (NR) 

     e Relator term (R) 

     j Attribution qualifier (R)

   Title portion

     t Title of a work (NR) 

     n Number of part/section of a work (R) 
     p Name of part/section of a work (R) 
     l Language of a work (NR) 

     s Version (NR) 

     k Form subheading (R) 

     f Date of a work (NR) 

   Subject subdivion portion

     v Form subdivision (R) 

     x General subdivision (R) 

     y Chronological subdivision (R) 

     z Geographical subdivision (R) 


Library of Congress

     100 0  _aAvi,

     100 1  _aWashington, George,

     100 3  _aRegan family

     100 1  _aStine, R. L.

     100 1  _aParish, Richard J.
            _q(Richard Justus)

     100 0  _aElizabeth_bII,
            _cQueen of Great Britain,

     100 1  _aShepard, Ernest H.
            _q(Ernest Howard),

     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,
            _tKing Henry IV.
            _nPart 1.

     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,
            _tJulius Caesar.

     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,
            _sCambridge University Press

     100 1  _aMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,
            _tAscanio in Alba.

     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,
            _vPictorial works

     100 1  _aHemingway, Ernest,
            _xNick Adams

     100 1  _aWashington, George,
            _zNew York (State)

     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,
            _xCriticism and interpretation
            _y17th century

     100 0  _aBstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho,
            _cDalai Lama XIV,

     100 1  _aReynolds, Joshua,
            _jPupil of


     100 1  _aShakespeare, William,


     100 0  _aTenzin Gyatso,
            _cDalai Lama XIV,