The National Archives Catalog


Record Source

MandatoryRepeatableData TypeAuthorityPublic Element
No No Variable Character Length (2000) Record Source Authority List Yes
Definition:

External authority source that provided the authority record.

Purpose:

Provides traceability for an authority record imported from an external source.

Relationship: This element is dependent on Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, or Program Area. To have Record Source, one of these authority records must be created.
Guidance:

Indicate the name of the external source.

Examples:
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus
Library of Congress Name Authority File


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