IFLA Cataloguing Section Names of Persons Introduction: According to the International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)1 the Form of Name for Persons as an authorized access point should be constructed following a standard: "When the name of a person consists of several words, the choice of first word for the authorized access point should follow conventions of the country and language most associated with that person, as found in manifestations or reference sources". Thus, this set of documents summarizes the conventions for each country, established by each national cataloguing agency, to help other cataloguing agencies creating authority data worldwide.
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Country name in English: Chile
Country name in official language(s): Chile
Language in English: Spanish
Language name in official language(s): Español
Last updated: April 2016 Cases in blank are not used for Chilean names
NAME ELEMENTS Elements normally forming part of a name
National cataloguing code There isn't unique national cataloguing code. The Library of Congress of Chile use the standard RDA: Resource, Description and access. The others libraries use Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2° Ed., AACR2.
Transliteration schemes used
Authorities responsible for issuing library rules about names Production of Reference Sources Section, Unit Authorities, of Library of Congress of Chile
National authority file of names Collective Catalogue of Bibliographical Authorities [online]. Santiago, Chile: National Library (Chile), Library of Congress (Chile), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Available in:
Sources and recommended references 1.- Catálogo Colectivo de Autoridades Bibliográficas http://www.bncatalogo.cl/F/-/?func=scan-list&local_base=red10 2.- Library of Congress Authorities http://authorities.loc.gov/ 3.- VIAF: Fichero de Autoridades Virtual Internacional http://viaf.org/ 4.- Catálogo de Autoridades de la Biblioteca Nacional de España http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi
Authority for information provided Production of Reference Sources Section of Library of Congress of Chile, 2016
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Checked and approved by: Alejandra Muñoz Gómez, Head of Collection Development Section, Library of Congress of Chile; Ángela Quiroz Ubierna, Librarian Analyst of Production Referential Sources Section; April 2016