Music Cataloging at Yale AACR2

Capitalization of foreign terms

based on AACR2 Appendix A

headings || other areas of the bib record || calendar divisions, time periods || other: hyphenated prefixes, single letters, abbreviations, etc.
See also Capitalization of key, opus, and numbers

Probably permanently in progress

Headings
Personal name headings (See also Personal names)
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Prefixes if in a language other than English, follow the usage of the person   capitalize de, ten, van
when not preceded by the forename
prefixes consisting of an article or contraction of an article and a preposition              
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Names of corporate bodies   1st word only   1st word and adjective preceding 1st noun, the 1st noun, and all proper nouns   1st word, proper nouns, religious terms, words following adjective denoting royal or pontifical privilege all words except conjunctions and prepositions   1st word and proper nouns only    
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Other areas of the bibliographic record
245, 260, 300, 490, 5XX fields
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Nouns No     capitalize nouns denoting nationality Yes do not capitalize nouns denoting nationality          
Titles preceding a personal name Yes                    
Titles of persons   No   N: titles designation rank or sainthood
Y: titles of address or reference
             
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Proper name derivatives Yes                    
Personal pronouns No                    
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Names of regions, localities, geographic features Yes                    
Names of countries, administrative divisions  Yes                    
Calendar divisions, time periods
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
days of the week
months
seasons
centuries
cultural periods
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Yes
No
No
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No
No
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No
No
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  No
No
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No
No
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Y
No
No
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No
No
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No
No
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No
No
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Other: hyphenated prefixes, single letters, abbreviations, etc.
  English Czech Dutch French German Hungarian Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
Hyphenated prefixes (e.g., pre-Classical) No                    
Single letters used as words or parts of compounds (e.g., A major; A-Dur) Yes       See Capitalization of key            


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