The National Archives Catalog


AACR2 Name

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (700) Library of Congress Name Authority File Yes
Definition: The name assigned to an organization in the Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF) based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2). The rules governing the formation of the AACR2 name and the organization name differ. The AACR2 name does not always include an organizational hierarchy.
Purpose: Provides the form of the name for most non-Federal organizations. Helps establish links among the elements in the organization authority database. Allows users to search for organizations, including Federal organizations, by names commonly found in other systems.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Organization Name. To have AACR2 Name, Organization Name must be created.
Guidance:

Choose the correct name from the authority file.

If a name does not exist in the authority file, then leave this element empty.

Examples:
AACR2 Name - United States. National Weather Service.
Organization Name - Department of Commerce. Environmental Science Services Division. National Weather Service.
AACR2 Name - United States. Weather Bureau.
Organization Name - Department of Commerce. Weather Bureau.
AACR2 Name - United States. Weather Bureau.
Organization Name - Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau.
AACR2 Name - Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Natural Resources Section.
Organization Name - Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Natural Resources Section.
[In this example, AACR2 Name matches Organization Name]


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