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Turnbull names metadata

The Alexander Turnbull Library creates finding aids and descriptive records for its unpublished collection materials. As part of this process, we create name authorities to reflect the context of the materials. Names are defined as entities (corporate bodies, persons or families) who create and maintain archival resources.

You can search names both through the Tiaki catalogue for unpublished materials, and the National Library’s aggregated search. From the Tiaki catalogue, you can export Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC) xml for individual name entities by clicking on the ‘Export EAC’ button that appears at the top of the name authority record.

The Alexander Turnbull Library has also made the full EAC-CPF dataset for all name entities available to researchers as a downloadable file.

Last updated 6 May 2018.

Download the EAC-CPF dataset (tbz2, 34MB)

This dataset is released under the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework.

Copyright and licensing

This dataset is a Crown Copyright dataset licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to Alexander Turnbull Library and abide by the other licence terms.

The dataset contains Alexander Turnbull Library authority metadata for unpublished collections in xml compliant with the Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families 2010 standard.

Please note that this licence relates to the metadata only, not the collections or items described.

Suggested attribution

If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate this work to the public, you can use this attribution:

Source: Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, licensed by the Department of Internal Affairs for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 New Zealand Licence.

If possible, please also link back to this page.

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