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  1. said:

    I'd like more subfields. A seperate subfield for the family name would solve many sorting problems. Seperate subfields for birth and death dates would make the data more flexible and have prevented the upgrading of name records now going on. Maybe there are some that are no longer needed but the more atomic the data the more it can be resused outside the library profession.

    June 4, 2010
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  2. Anonymous said:

    Keeping separate subfields for subject headings holds out the possibility of more faceted subject browsing and searching, recognising the difference between different types of LCSH subdivision. It hasn&#39;t been done yet, to my knowledge, but it could be.<br /><br />Tom

    June 7, 2010
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  3. There are some great purposes for the subfields, but as you say, they often are not used. My example is to search the subject &quot;Chess&quot; <a href="http://tinyurl.com/2vzcnxe&quot; rel="nofollow">http://tinyurl.com/2vzcnxe</a&gt; and everything is mixed up: names and so on are all mixed together when all the subdivisions of &quot;650$a Chess&quot; should file below it before going on to, e.g. &quot;

    June 7, 2010
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