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412 Other form of Corporate body Name (O;R)

Field Definition and Scope

Any variant name of the corporate entity described in the record.

Application of Content Designators


Indicator 1: Specifies the type of name1)

  • 0 Name (default)
  • 1 Fictional name

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


$8 Language code (O;R)
Mandatory to precede the $n subfield. A three letter language code from the Marc Code List for Languages, see the description of numerical subfields.

$a Entry element (M;NR)
Portion of the name used as the entry element in the heading

$b Subdivison (O;R)

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

$n Cataloguer's note (O;R)
Forming a pair with the preceding $8 subfield. Any cataloguer's comment on this category

$r Addition other than names to entry element (O;R)
Insert any additions to the name, that are found in the book.

$s Source subfield note (O;R)
Source consulted by cataloguer to establish this form of name.

$z Chronological subdivision (O;R)
Used in conjunction with $a
Preferrred form of entry: yyyy-yyyy or yyyy- or -yyyy

$0 Type of Name (O;NR)
The type of the name form given in this field in coded form. Use one of the following codes:

Code meaning remark equivalent GND code
abbrabbreviated name abku
compcomplete name navo
fictfictional nameany fictional name form
formformer name nafr
intmname used intermittently nazw
latrlater name nasp
prefformer preferred name naaf,ngkd,nswd
pseuPseudonymsubgroup of 'fict'pseu
realreal nameif heading is a pseudonymnawi
varnvariant name (default)

$9 Temporary data (O;NR) see the description of numerical subfields.

Input Conventions

Indicator position 1 can be left blank when manually entering a field when subfield $0 is entered.

If no subfield $0 is entered, it will be generated automatically (with the value 'varn' if indicator position 1 holds '0' or 'fict' if that indicator position holds '1') once a record is saved.

Inflected forms can also be recorded in field 412; prepositions and introductory phrases, however, should not be given (neither in subfield $a nor in subfield $e).


  1. 412 00$aBiblioteca Magnani città di Bologna

Internal Representation

{"data": {"name": [{
    "tmp": "Temporary data ($9)",
    "part": [
        {"entry": "Entry element ($a)"},
        {"firstname": "First name or subdivision ($b)"},
        {"nonsort": "Non-sorting part of name ($e)"},
        {"addition": "Addition to the name ($r)"}
    "typeOfName": "Type of name ($0)",
    "source": ["source of information ($s)"],
    "start": 1500,
    "end": 1600,
    "note": [{
        "lang": "Language code ($8)",
        "text": "Text of note ($n)"
    "prc": 1

Change History

  • 17.07.2017: Subfield $6 will no longer be supported, once the CT migrates into its new environment
  • 17.07.2017: Removed deprecated subfield $7 from format description
  • 17.07.2017: Subfield $9 has been added to the format description
  • 17.07.2017: New subfield $0 has been added to the format description
Any manually entered value will be changed according to the code given in subfield $0
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 resources/cerl_thesaurus/editing/format/412.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/23 08:08 by jahnke



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