Music Cataloging at Yale RDA

Recording surnames that include an article and/or preposition (RDA F.11)
Note: this page was with music cataloging in mind.


The entry element for a personal name consisting of several words is based on:
     °  agreed usage in the of which the author is a citizen
     or, if that is not possible for whatever reason,
     ° agreed usage in the language the author generally uses.
The guidelines for determining entry element can be found in the 4th edition of Names of persons : national usages for entry in catalogues.
     This resource is out of print (but available in PDF) and is under revision.
For a complete list of languages and their entry elements, see RDA Appendix F.

Language: RDA: Article/preposition: Record as first element:
Afrikaans F. 11.1 De, Du, Van der, Von prefix
Czech F. 11.2 z part following prefix
Danish F.11.10 is of Scandinavian, German, or Dutch origin: af, av part following prefix
is Dutch de or is of other origin prefix
Dutch F.11.3 ver prefix
De, Den, op de, ter, Van, Van der, ten, Van 't part following prefix
If the surname is not Dutch:
   ° the name of a Netherlander part following the prefix
   ° the name of a Belgian follow the instructions for the language
English F.11.4 À D', De, De la, Du, Le, Van, Van der Von prefix
Flemish F.11.3 See Dutch
French F.11.5 prefix consisting of a contraction of article and preposition: La, Le, Du, Des prefix
prefix consisting of a preposition alone: D', De part following preposition
German F.11.6 German names: prefix consists of an article or of a contraction of an article and a preposition: Am, Aus'm, Vom, Zum, Zur;
Dutch names: De, Ten
prefix
other German and Dutch names: Von, Von der, Zu part following prefix
the name is neither German nor Dutch follow the instructions for the language
Italian F.11.7 Modern names: A, D', Da, De, Del, Della, Di, Li, Lo prefix
Medieval and early modern names: consult reference sources: When the reposition is sometimes omitted part following the prefix
Do not treat the preposition in an Italian title of nobility used as the first element as a prefix
Norwegian F.11.10 is of Scandinavian, German, or Dutch origin: af, av part following prefix
is Dutch de or is of other origin prefix
Portuguese F.11.8 Da, Dos part following prefix
Romanian F.11.9 A prefix
De part following prefix
Slovak F.11.2 z part following prefix
Spanish F.11.11 prefix consists of an article only: El, La, Las prefix
all other prefixes: De, De las, Del part following prefix
Swedish F.11.10 is of Scandinavian, German, or Dutch origin: af, av part following prefix
is Dutch de or is of other origin prefix


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