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Associated Place - General (MARC 21)

Use the LC/NAF form of name if there is one. If not found there, formulate it according to RDA; it is not necessary to establish it on LC/NAF.

Following a change to PCC policy (September 2013), use the unmodified authorized access point for the place from LC/NAF, or formulate it as it would be on LC/NAF, if it is not established there. Do not reformulate the name as if it were being used as a qualifier. Use the full form of the established name, rather than its abbreviation in App B.11 :

   370 |a London (England) not 370 |a London, England
   370 |c United States not 370 |c U.S.

Do not modify the authorized access point to remove a term that indicates the type of jurisdiction, or any other designation:

   370 |a Cork (Ireland : County)     not       370 |a Cork (Ireland) 
   370 |a Venice (Republic : To 1797)       not     370 |a Venice
   370 |a Bayern-Landshut (Duchy)     not     370 |a Bayern-Landshut
   370 |c Korea (South) not |370 Korea

If the place is not a jurisdiction, use the LCSH form of name if there is one. If not found there, formulate it according to RDA; it is not necessary to establish it on LCSH.

Indicate the source for a term, in subfield |2

   370 |c Great Britain |2 naf
   370 |e London (England) |2 naf
   370 |f Africa, West |2 lcsh 
   370 |f Exmoor (England) |2 lcsh   

When using subfield |2, repeat field 370 if |2 does not apply to all place names:

   370 |c Great Britain |2 naf
   370 |f Europe, Central |f Europe, Eastern |2 lcsh 

Note that if |2 is used, it should be placed after any subfields to which it applies, but before any subfields |s, |t, |u or |v.

Record the latest name of a place that is applicable to the entity in the authority record, not necessarily the most recent name of the place (that is, apply descriptive cataloguing practice, rather than LCSH practice):

   370 |c Ceylon      not      370 |c Sri Lanka

[for a body that only existed when the country was called Ceylon]

2013 changes to RDA allow an earlier name of the place also to be recorded, if considered important for identification.

It is always useful to add 370 |c for an associated country, to distinguish and match people, not just those whose association with the country is significant. Sometimes it might be useful to repeat |c, for example to add both “Great Britain” and “Scotland”, if a British person has a significant identification with Scotland:

   370 |c Great Britain |c Scotland

Only record dates in |s or |t when considered significant or useful. When using these subfields, repeat field 370 if they do not apply to all place names:

   370 |a Colombo (Sri Lanka)
   370 |e England |s 1954 |t 1962

Often, non-jurisdictional "places" are tagged by NACO or SACO convention as corporate bodies, or buildings. Examples: airports, ships, concentration camps, stately homes.

So in spite of the tagging, if an entity is a place, it may be used in the 370 field. So the authority record for a person born in Auschwitz Concentration Camp may have:

  370 |a Auschwitz (Concentration camp) |2 naf

someone born on an ocean liner might have:

  370 |a Queen Mary 2 (Ship) |2 naf

and someone born in a stately home might have:

  370 |a Castle Howard (England) |2 lcsh