Don't forget that the LC NAF contains the heading "Geological Survey
(U.S.)," which may have been established prior to AACR2. I don't know the
history of the heading, but it might be interesting to find out. Can anyone
share anything about it?
To me a "Survey" implies a degree of intellectual autonomy that other
agencies may lack, but that could just be my own perception. They would
likely still have administrative (i.e. legal and fiscal) subordination.
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From: "Watters, Tim (MDE)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: 06/15/2012 09:15 AM
Subject: [PCCLIST] Administrative Subordination Test
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AACR2 24.18A says: “Enter a government agency subordinately to the name of
the government if it belongs to one or more of the following types … [Type
2] An agency with a name containing a word that normally implies
administrative subordination … “
The LCRI lists those words that imply administrative subordination, but
then it says “If the name passes the test described above, then evaluate it
in terms of the second criterion in type 2 … “
My reading is that “passing the test” means it does include one of the
words implying administrative subordination. Does that sound correct?
The heading I am trying to establish is for the Highway Planning Survey in
Michigan. “Survey” is not on the list of words implying administrative
subordination so I am thinking it failed the test for entering it
subordinately. It always appears on the piece as Michigan State Highway
Department, Highway Planning Survey. So I am thinking it should be
110 2_ Highway Planning Survey (Michigan)
110 1_ Michigan. $b Highway Planning Survey
Other state Highway Planning Surveys appear both ways in the LCNAF.
Any comments would be appreciated.
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