100 (Main Entry - Personal Name) or 110 (Main Entry - Corporate Name)
Select the main entry for visual materials using this table from Appendix F1.3 in DCRM(G).
In general, provide access points for the names of people, families, and corporate bodies associated with the production or provenance of the material being cataloged. Multiple name access points can be used to draw attention to creators who shaped different aspects of a resource, such as the artists and engraver, or architect and draftsman. Name access points can also identify a copyright claimant, client, sponsor/advertiser, donor, and former owner.
|Drawing or painting by known artist
|Photo or photo album with photographer as creator; no other responsible parties named
|Photo with corporate employer of photographers (producer/publisher) no individual photographer named
|Photo with corporate employer of photographers (producer/publisher; individual photographer is named)
|Etching after a painting (adaptation from another medium)
|Poster with artist’s printed signature and a sponsoring organization
|Artist or Sponsor/advertiser
|Sponsor/advertiser or Artist
|Wood engraving after a drawing; both artist and engraver named
|Wood engraving after a drawing; only artist named
|Artist or Title
|None or Artist
|Lithograph with named lithographer, artist, and printer
|Artist and printer
|Architectural drawing with named architect and draftsman
|Technical drawing for a design by known designer, but only architect’s name appears on the technical drawing
|Documentary photograph of building by named architect
|Collected body of material assembled by identified person or company other than the repository
|Collector or compiler
|Any other creator(s)
|Collected body of material by different creators assembled by the repository
|Collected body of material by the same creator assembled by the repository
|Unidentified creator; ambiguous creators; many creators; questionable attributions
|Any creator(s) or possible creator(s)
Yale Policy: Use the relator terms not codes. Use the more generic ‘printmaker’ rather than ‘etcher’, ‘engraver’, ‘lithographer’, ‘metal-engraver’, ‘wood engraver’, ‘woodcutter’, etc. Bring out the medium by using one or more appropriate term in a 655 field.
Note: Relator terms currently (5/2014) display in Orbis but are not indexed.
Record an appropriate term from the following list with the authorized access point for the creator(s) of a work. (See RDA 19.2 for establishing records for creators.) Apply the general guidelines on using relationship designators at RDA Appendix I.1.
architect A person, family, or corporate body responsible for creating an architectural design, including a pictorial representation intended to show how a building, etc., will look when completed.
landscape architect An architect responsible for creating landscape works.
artist A person, family, or corporate body responsible for creating a work by conceiving, and often implementing, an original graphic design, drawing, painting, etc.
sculptor An artist responsible for creating a three-dimensional work by modeling, carving, or similar technique.
designer A person, family, or corporate body responsible for creating a design for an object.
photographer A person, family, or corporate body responsible for creating a photographic work.
Or use one of the following terms from GMGPC when appropriate:
If your expertise allows further specificity or if the item self-identifies consider using terms:
printer of plates