In the Subject Headings Manual, H 364 Authorization for Geographic Subdivision





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Subject: [PCCLIST] (may subdivide geographically) ?


Happy Friday

I am looking at the Subjects Headings manual for information, a complete rule, on when a topic may be geographically subdivided and when it may not.

Cataloger's Desktop lists all the headings and includes the additional note about which ones may be subdivided geographically. It also mentions the addition of (May Subd Geog) as generated from the existence of "i" in field 008/06 in the authority record.

But I am looking for the rule that actually explains why some headings can be while others not.

In which documentation might I find this philosophical guidance?

Thank you,



Jesse A Lambertson, MLIS

Head of Cataloging & Metadata

Georgetown University Law Library

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