Thank you to everyone for their assistance in pointing me toward the BIG RULE for geographic subdivisions.

Happy weekend

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Leigh Billings <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Jesse,

I think what you're looking for is in the Subject Headings Manual , although it's very vague:





Hope that helps!

Leigh

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Jesse Lambertson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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

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