Adding the author relator term to this record’s 100 field was slightly tricky: it started as:
100 1_ ǂa Lee, Vladimir Ya.
but that period at the end was not added to the end of the 100; it is part of the access point itself. The author was born in Russian Federation, and Ya (Я) appears to be his middle initial, so we keep its period accordingly:
Muhammad Ali : skill, brains and guts! / produced by Bill Cayton ; directed by Jim Jacobs ; A Big Fights, Inc. presentation. (OCLC #35717603)
RDA 220.127.116.11 on constructing the authorized access point for a person says to use the preferred name for the person as a basis for the AAP; in this case, “Muhammad Ali”:
100 1_ ǂa Ali, Muhammad, ǂd 1942-2016
Variant access points (RDA 9.19.2) may be added based on other names associated with that person, such as names they’ve been previously known by, forms or spellings of their name that appear in other sources, or forms that might reasonably be searched:
Ioannis Saresberiensis episcopi Carnotensis Policratici sive De nugis curialium et vestigiis philosophorum libri VIII / recognovit et prolegomenis, apparatu critico, commentario, indicibus instruxit Clemens C.I. Webb. (OCLC #965502804)
I was a little puzzled when I saw the author’s name on the front of this reprint. “John”? Just John? (Did he sign up for the NAF first before any other Johns got there that he needed to be disambiguated from?)
The authorized form of the author’s name made this clear:
100 0_ ǂa John, ǂc of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres, ǂd -1180.
This particular John (of Salisbury) was best known by his forename (rather than a surname), so his authorized access point in the name authority file is established that way as well. The first indicator (0) of this 100 field indicates that we have a forename type element here.
Memoría histórica y poscolonialismo en Corea del Sur : los usos del pasado en el nuevo cine documental / María del Pilar Álvarez. (OCLC #965255325)
This volume had a prominent “Korea Foundation” logo on it, and an explanatory statement on the title page verso, which I included in a quoted note:
500 __ ǂa "The Korea foundation has provided financial assistance
for the undertaking of this publication project"--Title page
I also wanted to include an added entry for the foundation with a “sponsoring body” relationship, but had some difficulty locating its AAP. A Corporate / Conference Name authority search for “Korea Foundation” returned 55 results, most of which were romanized Korean; I assumed most of them had something including “Korea Foundation” as a 410, but as the results list only shows the authorized access points (110), I could not quickly identify which was the one I was looking for.
I looked up the foundation on Wikipedia, and found its name in Korean (한국국제교류재단) which I used to repeat my OCLC search, and quickly find the authority I was looking for:
110 2_ ǂa Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan
410 2_ ǂa Korea Foundation
I realized then that I could have also done the search on the authories.loc.gov web site, whose search results do actually include the text of the 410 with a References link to get you to the authorized form:
I will try to remember that for future similar searches!
RDA 18.104.22.168 under Authorized Access Point Representing a Person says to include the date of birth and/or date of death if needed to distinguish one authorized access point from another, and also to include the month or month and day if needed to distinguish one access point from another.
Wei Zhang is a common Chinese name, so this author’s name was established as:
Coprésences, entrecroisements : le pictural et le narratif chez Marie-Claire Blais et Sergio Kokis / Kirsty Bell. (OCLC #892302761)
One major goal of authority work is distinguishing between people with similar (or same!) names. For example, this title is by Kirsty Bell, professor of French in Canada, whose authorized access point is established as:
“About the author” sections are gold for selecting established authorized access points for authors/contributors. Though the text might not include the specific distinguishing formation included in the established heading (middle name, year of birth), they often include information that might appear in the name authority record, such as affiliation with particular institutions, or other works they have authored or contributed to.
For both of these authorities, the titles listed in the 670 fields also appear in this resource’s “sobre los autores” section: