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Janis, is it only--Religious aspects multiples that you are canceling? 
(There are 20 or so different multiples for subdivisions under languages 
and under wars, and more than a dozen under subdivisions for sacred 
works and Christian denominations.)
Thanks.
Nancy


On 11/7/2018 4:28 AM, Young, Janis wrote:
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> In order to better support linked-data initiatives, the Library of 
> Congress’ Policy and Standards Division will cancel “multiple” 
> subdivisions from /Library of Congress Subject Headings/ (LCSH) 
> beginning in December 2018.
>
> A /multiple subdivision/ is a special type of subdivision that 
> automatically gives free-floating status to analogous subdivisions 
> used under the same heading. In the example *Computers—Religious 
> aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]*, the multiple subdivision is 
> *—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]*.
>
> Staff in PSD will cancel the multiple subdivisions from LCSH and 
> create individual authority records for each valid, complete, heading 
> string that was created based on a multiple subdivision.  PSD wishes 
> to be as comprehensive as possible when making authority records based 
> on heading strings used in bibliographic records; OCLC Research will 
> assist in this effort by providing to PSD lists of the headings used 
> in bibliographic records in OCLC.
>
> The authority records generated by this project will be added to LCSH 
> in batches beginning no earlier than December 1, 2018. The records 
> will be distributed through the MARC Distribution Service 
> Subject-Authorities product. Subject-Authorities subscribers should 
> expect that some weekly distributions may total over 1,000 records.
>
> For more information on the project, including definitions and 
> background, the project plan, and interim instructions for catalogers, 
> see the full announcement at 
> http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/subject/Multiples-project-announcement.pdf. 
>
>
> Questions and comments may be addressed to Janis L. Young at 
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> Janis L. Young
>
> Policy and Standards Division
>
> Library of Congress
>

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