Use the authority record for the place as appropriate for the date of his birth. These are attributes, not subjects.
Adam L. Schiff
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On Tue, 28 Oct 2014, Bushman, Barbara (NIH/NLM) [E] wrote:
> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:15:14 +0000
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> Subject: Use of terms in 370 which have SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not
> valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under ...
> We are upgrading the record for Rose, Gerhard, ‡d 1896-1992 (LCCN no2002101636) to RDA. We want to include a 370 for his place of birth which was Danzig (Germany). The record for Danzig (Germany) has a 667 which states SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Gdańsk (Poland). What do we use in the 370, Danzig (Germany) or Gdansk (Poland)? Is place of birth treated like a subject?
> Barbara Bushman
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