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indicators:       1st      1         Jurisdiction name (including ecclesiastical names).

                                2          Name in direct order.

                      2nd     0          LCSH Authority

                                7          Source specified in $$2

 Note: At the moment we do not use the second indicator “7”, but as new name authority files develop, it may be used in the near future.

 subfields:        $$a - Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element (NR)

                      $$b - Subordinate unit (R)

                      $$c - Location of meeting (NR)

                      $$d - Date of meeting or treaty signing (R)

                      $$e - Relator term (R)

                      $$v - Form subdivision (R)

                      $$x - General subdivision (R)

                      $$y - Chronological subdivision (R)

                      $$z - Geographic subdivision (R)

punctuation:    Between any subfields $$a and/or $$b a full mark of punctuation. End with a mark of punctuation.


$$a - Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element (NR)

This subfield is for the name of a corporate body or the first entity when subordinate units are present; a jurisdiction name under which a corporate body, city section, or a title of a work is entered; or a jurisdiction name that is also an ecclesiastical entity. Any parenthetical geographical note does not need to be coded into another subfield if it is the location of the corporate entity. For meeting and treaty locations see below.

$$b - Subordinate unit (R)

This subfield is for the name of a subordinate corporate unit, a name of a city section, or a name of a meeting entered under a corporate or a jurisdiction name.

$$c - Location of meeting (NR)

Place name or a name of an institution where a meeting was held or treaty was signed. Multiple adjacent locations are contained in a single subfield $$c.

$$d - Date of meeting or treaty signing (R)

This subfield contains the date of a meeting or treaty. Only used when a $$c is present.


$v Form subdivision (R)

This subfield designates the form/genre of the material which contains the information concerning the subject added entry. Use $$v only when the item cataloged falls into the genre category, not something that is about the genre. Use $$x to indicate items related to the named entry that are about the form/genre. Subfield $$v is the final subdivision.


$x General subdivision (R)

This subfield is for adding a topical subdivision to a name or a name/title that is not more appropriately contained in another subfield. Cannot be used to subdivide $$v.


$y - Chronological subdivision (R)

Subject subdivision that represents a period of time. This is used when the cataloged material is about the corporate or jurisdictional entity during a certain period in history. This is not a date field, but a subject field about a date.


$z - Geographic subdivision (R)

Subject subdivision for a geographical location. This is used when the cataloged material is about the corporate or jurisdictional entity and their activities in or at a certain location. This is not used to enter a place where an entity is located (e.g., do not enter $$z London for a theater located in London).


610 20 $$a Catholic Church $$z Germany $$y 16th century $$v Early works to 1800.

610 10 $$a New York (State) $$b Dept. of Civil Service

610 20 $$a Houghton Mifflin Company $$v Catalogs

For materials that include catalogs produced by the Houghton Mifflin Company

610 20 $$a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston $$x Catalogs

For materials that concern MFA catalogs but do not include MFA catalogs.



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