F50 Controlled Access Point

Version 2.1
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This class comprises identifiers that are not only designed to be unique for the thing they identify, but also to ensure, by following adequate rules based on widely known and accepted properties for their generation, that an independent agency using the same rule would create the same identifier for the same thing.

F50 Controlled Access Point covers the notion of both “preferred” and “variant” forms. It does not cover the notion of “cross references”. A cross reference may not uniquely identify one entity, but can be shared by two or more entities, regardless of whether it displays the same structural characteristics as preferred controlled access points.


‘Maxwell equations’ [preferred subject access point from LCSH, http://lccn.loc.gov/sh85082387, as of 19 November 2012]


‘Equations, Maxwell’ [variant subject access point, from the same source]


‘Gončarova, Natalʹâ Sergeevna (1881-1962)’ [preferred access point for a personal name, from the authority file of the National Library of France, http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb119547494/PUBLIC, as of 15 June 2012]


‘Гончарова, Наталья Сергеевна (1881-1962)’ [parallel access point from the same source]


‘Goncharova, Natalia (1881-1962)’ [variant access point from the same source]