UF and NACO: Corporate Bodies
AACR2 Chapter 24 Key Rules
Enter a corporate body directly under the name by which it is commonly identified, except when the rules that follow provide for entering it under the name of a higher or related body (see 24.13) or under the name of a government (see 24.18).
Determine the name by which a corporate body is commonly identified from items issued by that body in its language ...
If the name of a corporate body has changed (including change from one language to another), establish a new heading under the new name for items appearing under that name. Refer from the old heading to the new and from the new heading to the old (see 26.3C).
If in a body's publications its full form of name and its initials both appear formally in the same source, choose the full form for use in the heading. (Change the heading if later evidence shows a clear pattern of predominant usage that differs from the heading chosen.)
When a corporate name must be established for an item not issued by the corporate body, treat the item being cataloged as a reference source. If the item provides both the body's full form of name and its initials, choose the full form for use in the heading (even if the initials appear prominently and the full form does not).
If variant forms appear formally in chief sources of the body's publications, choose the predominant form. If an initial form (including an acronym) appears prominently, check the authority file to see if there is a reference or a heading for another body already under the same initials. If there is, this means the initials do not "differentiate" and thus the full form must be adopted as the AACR2 form.
If two or more bodies have the same name, or names so similar that they may be confused, add a word or phrase to each name as instructed in 24.4C2-24.4C9.
Enter a subordinate body (other than a government agency entered under jurisdiction, see 24.18) or a related body directly under its own name (see 24.1-24.3) unless its name belongs to one or more of the types listed in 24.13. Refer to the name of a subordinate body entered directly from its name in the form of a subheading of the higher body (see 26.3A7).
Enter a subordinate or related body as a subheading of the name of the body to which it is subordinate or related if its name belongs to one or more of the following types ...
- Type 1: A name containing a term that by definition implies that the body is part of another (e.g., Department, Division, Section, Branch)
- Type 2: A name containing a word that normally implies administrative subordination (e.g., Committee, Commission) provided that the name of the higher body is required for the identification of the subordinate body
- Type 3: A name that is general in nature or that does no more than indicate a geographic, chronological, or numbered or lettered subdivision of a parent body
- Type 4: A name that does not convey the idea of a corporate body
- Type 5: A name of a university faculty, school, college, institute, laboratory, etc. that simply indicates a particular field of study
- Type 6: A name that includes the entire name of the higher or related body
Enter a body belonging to one or more of the types listed in 24.13 as a subheading of the lowest element in the hierarchy that is entered under its own name. Omit intervening elements in the hierarchy unless the name of the subordinate or related body has been, or is likely to be, used by another body entered under the name of the same higher or related body.
Enter a body created or controlled by a government directly under its own name (see 24.1-24.3) unless it belongs to one or more of the types listed in 24.18.
Enter a government agency subordinately to the name of the government if it belongs to one or more of the following types ...
- Type 1: An agency with a name containing a term that by definition implies that the body is part of another (e.g., Department, Division, Section, Branch, and their equivalents in other languages)
- Type 2: An agency with a name containing a word that normally implies administrative subordination in the terminology of the government concerned (e.g., Committee, Commission), provided that the name of the government is required for the identification of the agency
- Type 3: An agency with a name that is general in nature or that does no more than indicate a geographic, chronological, or numbered or lettered subdivision of the government or of one of its agencies entered subordinately
- Type 4: An agency with a name that does not convey the idea of a corporate body and does not contain the name of the government
- Type 5: An agency that is a ministry or similar major executive agency (i.e., one that has no other agency above it) as defined by official publications of the government in question
- Type 6: A legislative body
- Type 7: A court
- Type 8: A principal service of the armed forces of a government
- Type 9: A head of state or head of government
- Type 10: An embassy, consulate, etc.
- Type 11: A delegation to an international or intergovernmental body
Enter an agency belonging to one or more of the types listed in 24.18 as a direct subheading of the heading for the government unless the name of the agency has been, or is likely to be, used by another agency entered under the name of the same government.
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