This field is mandatory if available. It should be used whenever name(s) associated with the creation of the resource are known. If no names are known, leave the field blank.
|Repeatable||Yes. Enter each creator in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.|
|Vocabulary||Yes (Choose “Use a controlled vocabulary from another field or collection” and select “People”)|
|Definition||An entity primarily responsible for creating the intellectual content of the resource, such as authors of written documents; artists; photographers; collectors of natural specimens or artifacts; etc.|
Do not use "Unknown"--just leave the field blank.
Use the correct form of the name when available in Library of Congress Authorities. Visual Resources Center will use Getty’s Union List of Artist Names (see Appendix 2 for this and other exceptions specific to the VRC).
If an authoritative version of a name is not available, create one:
The function of a creator may be included in parentheses after the name. Use the Relator Terms.
Webb, Todd (photographer)
Thomas, Jean, 1881-1982 (collector)
Potter, R. G. (Richard Gilbert) (collector)
|Template||Yes. If the same creator was responsible for the entire collection, use the Template Creator to input the data once for all records.|