In this case, you can omit the subfield codes but retain or add punctuation as follows:

372 $a Real property--Valuation $2 lcsh ($x becomes --)
373 $a Columbia University. Department of Philosophy. $2 naf ($b dropped)


On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Rachel Shaevel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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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Matthew C. Haugen
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