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Use fields 100–130 for names or uniform title headings used as a main entry.

Current cataloging

If you are inputting current cataloging, construct entries according to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition and Library of Congress (LC) practice. Search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry.

Use current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible forms of names and uniform titles. If the current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form is unknown, construct the heading according to AACR2 and the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs).

Retrospective cataloging

If you are inputting retrospective cataloging, search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry.

Use current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible forms of names and uniform titles. If the current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form is unknown, you may enter the pre-AACR2 form, but you are encouraged to construct the heading according to AACR2 and the LCRIs.

See section 2.2, " Transcribing Pre-AACR2 Copy," for more information.

Problematic headings

The Library of Congress has established guidelines for tagging certain corporate bodies and uniform titles. These guidelines and lists of problematic headings are periodically updated and are available the Library of Congress's Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate ( http://www.loc.gov/aba/). Consult these guidelines when constructing problem headings.

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