I'm curious about various "final practices." When I had the online training from LC, late 2012, we were instructed to use the authorized forms (place names with qualifiers in parentheses in 370, actual LCSH forms (Pianists, not Pianist) with |2 lcsh in 374.
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] BL Guide to RDA Name Authority Records on BL website
Not to nit-pick, but I noticed that for the 370 "Associated place" field, the BL Guide is using the exact NAF form of name with parentheses, e.g., "London (England)" or "Philadelphia (Pa.)," whereas the RDA Toolkit shows "London, England" or "Philadelphia, Pa." I know that the community has gone back and forth on this issue, along with "U.S." versus "United States" in the $c subfield. Can you confirm what the latest and presumably final practice is to be, or is this a local practice that will vary among different countries?
Christopher T. Baer
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