The way you handle this is to replace the subfield delimiter with a dash (two hyphens):


372  Real property--Valuation $2 lcsh


Hope that helps,





Michelle Cronquist

North Caroliniana Cataloger

Special Collections Technical Services

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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Subject: [PCCLIST] 372 controlled vocab question


Hi everyone,


Long time lurker here.  I’ve been in a confusing situation a couple of times already that I could use some help with.  What if there’s an awesome LCSH that I want to use for a corporate body NAR in the 372 (field of activity), but the heading has a subfield x?  Right now I’m working on an authority record for a board of real estate assessors, and the heading I want to use in the 372 is Real property ǂx Valuation (sh 85111745.)  Is there a way to shove all that into the subfield a and still call it an LC heading?  Should I go looking for a more appropriate controlled vocabulary?  Skip the field altogether?  Eat some cookies?  I hope I’m not missing something really simple.


Thanks in advance,



Rachel Shaevel
Metadata Librarian
Department of Technology, Content and Innovation
Chicago Public Library
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Chicago, IL 60605

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