Jonathan, hi and thanks,
1. I believe id.loc.gov includes a list of MARC countries and a list for
geographic areas (based on the geographic names in 151 fields.
2. cataloging rules instruct catalogers to use THOSE very name forms in 151
$a when a subject can be divided (limited) geographically using $z.
3. Not all subjects which can be divided geographically will have the
geographical subdivision immediately after the subject. There could be 2
650 $a Picket lines $z Ohio
650 $a Picket Lines $x Economical aspects $z Ohio
(where/when does the geographical subdivision follow immediately or not $a
is part of the rules LC catalogers observe to the dot).
There could be also two geographical subdivisions following each other
650 $a Picket lines $zOhio $z Columbus
Oh yeah, these record elements could be used powerfully for our users.
*On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> *On 4/7/2011 10:46 AM, Houghton,Andrew wrote:
>> * to go to the name authority record 150 England with LCCN n82068148.
>> Currently under id.loc.gov you will not find name authority records,
> * If this would change, so name authority record elements used in 6xx
> subject cataloging were in id.loc.gov, it would make powerful use of
> id.loc.gov much more feasible.
> Is there anyone at LC this suggestion/request could be sent to, possibly en
> masse? I do sort of have the impression it's been an item of contention
> inside LC.