Paul J. Weiss wrote:
> One category that is not given in the list of 5 in that document is
> conference locations. Somewhere along the way, I got it into my head
> that we _were_ required to ensure that the location used in a conference
> heading qualifier was represented in the authority file. (I know that
> for "other" locations we use the language and form in the resource being
> cataloged, but still thought that the location had to have an authority
> record.) Do any of you remember that? Do any of you observe such a
> requirement now?
In training at LC last June, we were instructed that any placename used
as a qualifier must be established; and I'm sure that we were assured
verbally that this is the case also for use in conference names. But I
don't find any explicit instruction in the training materials.
As a rationale, I would say that conference names are a subclass of
corporate names, and their separate tagging a matter of convenience for
authority control (because authority records are not usually created for
individual conferences in a sequence); so the rule for qualification of
a corporate name applies automatically to conference names.
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