standard value An identifying field is created to hold a s. v. when the comparison of the values in the corresponding identifying fields in two records appears to result in partial agreement; the easiest s. v. to create represents a full aggreement as when "Nancy" is equivalent to its standard "Ann"; [cf. RLG Chapter 2, §1, ¶4 & RLG Chapter 5, §3, ¶6]; multiple standards may occur as in an older English culture when "Nancy" could also represent "Agnes"; in the newer culture "Nancy" is a name in its own right.