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662  Subject Added Entry--Hierarchical Place Name (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Country or larger entity (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb First-order political jurisdiction (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂc Intermediate political jurisdiction (R) Optional/Optional
ǂd City (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂe Relator term (R) Optional/Optional
ǂf City subsection (R) Optional/Optional
ǂg Other nonjurisdictional geographic region and feature (R) Optional/Optional
ǂh Extraterrestrial area (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of heading or term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ4 Relator code (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

A hierarchical form of geographic name used as a subject added entry. Subject added entries are assigned to a bibliographic record to provide access according to generally accepted cataloging and thesaurus-building rules.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Country or larger entity

The name of a country or a larger political jurisdiction. Subfield ǂa also contains the names of geographical areas/entities such as continents or hemispheres at a country level or higher. Subfield ǂa may be repeated for hierarchies when multiple levels are given, retaining the order highest-to-lowest.

662     Canada ǂd Toronto.
ǂb First-order political jurisdiction

The name of a first-order political jurisdiction or division and, depending on the country, including the names of states, provinces, territories, départements, etc.

662     France ǂb Doubs.
ǂc Intermediate political jurisdiction

The name of a second-order or lower political jurisdiction or division, not including towns or cities, and, depending on the country, including the names of counties, islands, municipalities, prefectures, regions, etc. Subfield ǂc may be repeated for hierarchies when multiple levels are given, retaining the order highest-to-lowest.

662     England ǂb Greater Manchester ǂc Manchester.
ǂd City

The name of a city or town.

662     Japan ǂg Kanto (region) ǂc Tokyo (metropolis) ǂd Tokyo (inhabited place) ǂf Shibuya. ǂ2 tgn
ǂe Relator term

A designation of function that describes the relationship between a hierarchical place name and the described materials.

Relator codes, which also specify a relationship of a hierarchical place name to the described materials, are contained in subfield ǂ4.

ǂf City subsection

The name of a smaller unit within a populated place, e.g. neighborhoods, parks, or streets.

662     United States ǂb California ǂc Los Angeles (County) ǂd Los Angeles ǂf Little Tokyo. ǂ2 tgn
ǂg Other nonjurisdictional geographic region and feature

The name of a terrestrial nonjurisdictional geographic entity, e.g., rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, etc. Subfield ǂg may be repeated for hierarchies when multiple levels are given, retaining the order highest-to-lowest.

662     Africa ǂg Nile River ǂg Sixth Cataract. ǂ2 tgn
ǂh Extraterrestrial area

The name of any extraterrestrial entity or space and includes solar systems, galaxies, star systems, planets, as well as geographic features of individual planets, etc. Subfield ǂh may be repeated for hierarchies when multiple levels are given, retaining the order highest-to-lowest.

662     ǂh Mars ǂh Valles Marineris ǂ2 [MARC code for Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]
ǂ0 Authority record control number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of heading or term

A MARC code that identifies the source list from which the heading in a subject added entry was assigned. See Subject Heading and Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/subject.html).

662     United States ǂb New York (State) ǂd Niagara Falls. ǂ2 naf
ǂ4 Relator code

For information about subfield ǂ4, see Control Subfields.

Relator terms, which also specify a relationship of a hierarchical place name to the described materials, are contained in subfield ǂe.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: August 23, 2016