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NCA Rules

Date added 17 December 2009
Last edited 17 December 2009

Full Title

National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names


The NCA Rules provide a a set of rules to ensure consistency when creating index headings or access points for personal, place and corporate names, during cataloguing activities.

Standards Developing Organisation



No available information

Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Description and Representation Information

Standard Framework

Digital Archive Standards

Standard Type

Metadata Content Standards

Current Version

Further Information

Paradigm Workbook: Indexing and Authority Files [external]
Overview of how the NCA Rules fit into the Indexing and Authority Files landscape.

Alternative Current Versions


Previous Versions


Referenced Standards

Archives, Personal Papers and Manuscripts: a Cataloguing Manual for Archival Repositories, Historical Societies, and Manuscript Libraries
Rules for Archival Description