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Turnbull names metadata

Find out about the names authorities created by the Alexander Turnbull Library for its unpublished collection materials.

Search name authorities

As part of the process of creating finding aids and descriptive records for our unpublished collection materials, we create name authorities to reflect the context of the materials.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 You can search names both through the Tiaki catalogue for unpublished materials , and the National Library’s aggregated search.

Tiaki catalogue for unpublished materials
National Library’s aggregated search

Export EAC-CPF xml files from Tiaki catalogue

From the Tiaki catalogue, you can export Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF) xml for individual name entities by clicking on the ‘Export EAC’ button that appears at the top of the name authority record.
Tiaki catalogue for unpublished materials

Download EAC-CPF dataset

The Alexander Turnbull Library has also made the full Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF) dataset for all name entities available to researchers as a downloadable file. This dataset is released under the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework.

New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework.

We know it can be tricky to download the datasets and we are working on providing instructions for this. At the moment we have some instructions for Mac users, see below.

Download the EAC-CPF dataset (tbz2, 38MB) — Last updated 5 May 2019.

Instructions for Mac users

For Mac users, in the Terminal run the following three command lines. This will also work for Linux users.

curl -O https://natlib.govt.nz/files/data/eac-full-extract.tbz2
mkdir eac-full-extract
tar --directory=eac-full-extract --strip-components=2 -xjf eac-full-extract

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The dataset contains Alexander Turnbull Library authority metadata for unpublished collections in xml compliant with the Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families 2010 standard.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

Contact us

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