NACO: 670 Field
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670 field

The first 670 field should always cite the work in connection with which the heading is being established. (In most cases this is all that is needed.)

The following is the most common form of a source citation for a monograph:

670 Title proper, imprint date:‡bt.p.or other 1st location (data) other location (data)

Examine the work cataloged for information to use in the name authority record. Do not limit yourself to the title page, even in cases of no conflict. Briefly check the jacket, cover, t.p. verso, preface, or text for more data on the person or body being established.

It is especially important to record: birth/death dates (including month and day if available); career or profession; place of residence; location and/or date of founding of a corporate body; date and place of a conference, even if it is one in a series--or any other elements that can be used to qualify headings or resolve eventual conflicts or problems of identification. Record data selectively and concisely.

For more details and examples, see: