Re: [ACAT] Subject headings was: “ISBD Punctuation Omitted”?

Posting to Autocat

On 16/05/2013 09:19, Heidrun Wiesenmüller wrote:

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So, it might be difficult to include persons in a geographic facet based on 043 codes. Perhaps VIAF could be used to derive area codes for persons from the country codes in German authority records.
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The most detailed discussion of 043 assignment that I know of is in the LC Cataloging Service Bulletin, no. 11 (p. 94+) http://www.loc.gov/cds/PDFdownloads/csb/CSB_011.pdf

There is a section for biography and they differentiate between collective biography and individual biography (p. 100):
“Assign codes for collective biography if the biographies are associated with specific places. Do not assign codes to works of individual biography, unless the work places great stress on a special locality, so much so that a heading of the type [place]–Biography must be assigned in accordance with the local history provision…”

I have seen tremendous variation in 043 codes, and catalogers often forget them completely.

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