March 5, 2013
The Task Force on the Recording of Place Names is charged with continuing CC:DA’s work in clarifying and suggesting revisions to RDA’s instructions on recording the names of places, with the ultimate goal of making these instructions conform to RDA’s goals of 1) creating an international standard and 2) presenting bibliographic information as machine-actionable data. With that in mind, the Task Force will explore, among other options:
- Removing the requirement to record larger places from the instructions for recording preferred and variant forms of names;
- Adding instructions for creating authorized and variant access points of places;
- Creating separate instructions for an element called Name of Larger Place in chapter 16;
- Alternately, creating a relationship element of Larger/Smaller Place.
The Task Force will submit an interim report at Midwinter 2014 and will deliver a final revision proposal at Annual 2014, to be submitted to the JSC for their Fall 2014 meeting.