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210 Heading Imprint Name (O;R)

Field Definition and Scope

This field is used for printers, publishers or booktraders. Often the same person has been active in two or all three of these professions. Occasionally printer records carry the name of a firm instead of a person's name; the names of firms will be filed in 210 as well. Repeatable to show standard forms of name used by different institutions.

Application of Content Designators


Indicator 1: none

Indicator 2: Specifies the type of input:

  • 0 Form of name has been input or corrected by cataloguer; this form of name cannot be overwritten in automated updating processes
  • 1 Form of name has been input by automated addition; review by cataloguer may be necessary


$5 Institution to which the information in this field applies. (O;R)
A code from the Insitution and file codes in heading fields indicates that this institution or authority file uses the name form in $a as a heading form or a preferred from. This subfield is always preceded by a subfield $c.

$6 Source File Reference (O;NR)
see the description of numerical subfields.

$7 Script of Cataloguing (O;NR)
see the description of numerical subfields.

$a Entry element (M;NR)
Name form or first part of the name as used as a heading or preferred form by the institution given in subfields $c/$5.

$b Part of name other than entry element (O;NR)
Remainder of the name, forenames and other given names. Initials or expansions of initials are considered other forms of the name, see field 410.

$c Country code (O;R)
A two-letter country code according to ISO 3166-1; mandatory to precede each Subfield $5.Once the CT has been migrated into its new environment, this subfield will become obsolete and will be supported for backwards-compatibility only. Any institution codes in subfield $5 that has been introduced after July 2017 should either use XX as country code or skip this subfield entirely.

$e Non-Sorting part of name (O;NR)
Any part of the entry element, which should be skipped if entry elements are sorted alphabetically.

$r Addition other than names to entry element (O;R)
Any additions to then name that are not considered part of the name (e.g. “the Younger”)

Input Conventions

Personal names, names of corporate bodies and phrases indicating that a group of persons or corporate bodies working together form a new entity in its own right are inserted likewise in this field. The scope of this field is limited to names. Intoductory phrases can be recorded in field 410 Other Form of Imprint Name (O;R).

For detailed instructions on how to create printers' records see Guidelines on Editing Printers' Records.


For the Export to RDF, the following mapping is applied


Mapping Example

<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://thesaurus.cerl.org/record/cni00021753">
  <ct:imprintName>Sermartelli, Bartolomeo &lt;1.&gt; &amp; Pavoni, Taddeo</ct:imprintName>


  1. 210 #1$aPasse$bCrispijn$evan de$rde jongere$cNL$5NeHKB
  2. 210 #1$aAccolti, Vincenzo & Panizza, Valente$cIT$5ICCU

Internal Representation

{"data": {"heading": [{
    "part": [
        {"entry": "Entry element ($a)"},
        {"firstname": "First name or subdivision ($b)"},
        {"nonsort": "Non-sorting part of name ($e)"},
        {"addition": "Addition to the name ($r)"}
    "usedBy": ["Institution Code ($5)"],
    "prc": 1|0

Change History

  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $6 will no longer be supported, once the CT has been migrated into its new environment
  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $7 removed from format description
  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $c marked as deprecated
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 resources/cerl_thesaurus/editing/format/210.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/18 11:15 by jahnke



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