I’m sure it did not come from any controlled vocabulary, nor does it have to.  And in fact, in many instances the qualifier used will not have an exact correspondence with controlled vocabulary, e.g.


110 2_ 4th Dimension (Firm)

368       Business enterprises $2 lcsh


I don’t have a problem with a cataloger choosing to use (Professor of law) in a qualifier while recording Law teachers as the controlled term for occupation.


Adam Schiff

University of Washington Libraries


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Subject: (Professor of law) as personal name qualifier


I just came across the following name, established by LC:

Siegelman, Peter (Professor of law)



When I establish personal names for law professors and a qualifier is needed, I generally use (Law teacher) based on the LCSH term, since LC-PCC PS for indicates that controlled vocabulary terms are to be preferred.  There is no applicable LCDGT term I can find.  Does anyone know what controlled vocabulary “Professor of law” might have come from, or other rationale for using it?  I’m not going to change this one, but thinking about what I should use in the future.


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