[Crm-sig] ISSUE: representing compound name strings

gordon at gordondunsire.com gordon at gordondunsire.com
Fri Nov 30 13:38:18 EET 2018



IFLA has been gathering information on forms of names of persons:




RDA: Resource Description and Access is developing instructions for creating access points for names. The wide variety of components of names, and cultural norms for reformatting components for indexing and browsing, means that RDA cannot, and will not, provide explicit instructions for every form of name. Instead, specific methods will be at the discretion of cataloguing and metadata agencies. The RDA instructions will ask for the “string encoding scheme” used to construct an access point to be specified as data provenance. This is the equivalent of Dublin Core’s syntax encoding scheme (SES), which specifies how a string is constructed from component strings, covering standard and ad hoc XML datatypes.


Separating the SES as an external document and linking it as provenance to a reified triple that stores the resulting string value seems to be the only way to avoid embedding name/value information within the string itself.


This is a generic approach that also applies to the construction of citation strings, and other string values generated from component strings.


Note that a significant part of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD: https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/cataloguing/isbd/isbd-cons_20110321.pdf) is a set of string encoding schemes (punctuation patterns).






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Subject: Re: [Crm-sig] ISSUE: representing compound name strings


Dear colleagues,

you completely forgot Russian names, where middle names does not exist, but middle part reffer to father's name,

hus mine is Daria Yurievna (father Yuri) Hookk.

With kind regards,
Daria Hookk

Senior Researcher of
the dept. of archaeology of
Eastern Europe and Siberia of 
the State Hermitage Museum,
PhD, ICOMOS member

191186, Санкт-Петербург, Дворцовая наб.34
Тел. (812) 3121966; мест. 2548
Факс (812) 7109009
E-mail: hookk at hermitage.ru <mailto:hookk at hermitage.ru> 

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