ACAT Chronological Subdivisions 880243397

On 6/9/2015 5:32 PM, Kuperman, Aaron wrote:
> You need to remember that “Italy–Rome” refers only to the modern city, whereas “Rome” refers to the ancient state (republic, empire, etc.).

This has always been a personal peeve of mine. You always find errors in catalog records, but I can’t blame catalogers. It’s complicated. Of course, expecting users to understand the difference is completely unrealistic.

The heading for the Roman Empire should be “Roman Empire”. Then difference with “Rome (Italy)” is at least a little bit clearer. There are other similar headings, e.g. “Russia” and “Russia (Federation)”.

At this point however, it would make no sense to “fix” these manually. It is one area where linked data *might* offer a type of solution.

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