OCLC has not yet implemented the repeatable $c, so for now, you should just include all of the places in a single $c. I wouldn't wait to replace the record until OCLC implements this and other MARC changes.
University of Washington Libraries
Dear collective wisdom,
I've run into a problem in trying to update a conference authority record to RDA. I think the problem is actually with OCLC's validation algorithm, but I'm wondering if others have encountered this as well, and whether it's a "known problem."
I would like to update NAR no2002013383 to RDA. It's for the Council of Pavia-Siena, a 15th-century church council that took place in two locations.
Applying RDA 22.214.171.124.1, it appears that the RDA heading (expressed in MARC) should be:
111 2_ $a Council of Pavia-Siena $d (1423-1424 : $c Pavia, Italy; $c Siena, Italy)
i.e. with the subfield $c repeated.
But when I attempt to validate the heading in OCLC, it fails validation, so I am unable to replace the record.
So I'm wondering, should I remove the second $c and replace the record, or should I wait to replace this record until this validation problem gets fixed?
thanks for any advice,
Senior Catalog Librarian
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63108