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Subject Authority Proposal Form

Instructions for using form; please read carefully before inputting proposal:

  1. Use the pull-down menus to select the appropriate MARC 21 tag for each field.
  2. Do not explicitly code for an initial subfield in any field (i.e., $a, $w, $z)
  3. Use the dollar sign $ to note a delimiter before the subfield code (e.g, $x, $z)
  4. If proposed heading is 100, 110, 111, or 130, supply the appropriate indicator; 150s-151s do not require indicator; apply this instruction to 4xxs and 5xxs also.
    Do NOT include a second indicator under any circumstances!
  5. 1XX, 4XX, or 5XX headings with subdivisions require keying the subfields by using a delimiter ($) and the appropriate MARC subfield code.
  6. Add diacritics preceding the affected letter (e.g., M(acute)exico) as appropriate. Please save time by copying and pasting from the list of diacritics. Using this lists helps prevent typos and provides a uniform name for the diacritic.
  7. When citing geographic coordinates use the uniform name for the diacritic.
    (e.g., 47deg. 35min. 34sec.N should be input as 47(degree) 35(miagkii znak) 34(tvyerdi znak) N)
  8. For additional help go to the Guidelines for formulating LCSH proposals.

Asterisk * indicates required field.



Today's date:

008/06 Direct or indirect geographic subdivision:
Select decision from pull down tab (cf. SCM H364, sec. 3)

040: * Input institutional MARC 21 code; not utility code

053: Input classification number, if appropriate (cf. SCM H365)

* Select 1XX from pull-down tab. Diacritics list

Select 4XX from pull-down tab.

Select 4XX from pull-down tab.

Select 4XX from pull-down tab.

Select 4XX from pull-down tab.

Broader Term (BT) select 5XX from pull-down tab. Do not input subfields $w or $a; Subfield information is supplied based on selection of this field.

Broader Term (BT) select 5XX from pull-down tab. Do not input subfields $w or $a.

Related Term (RT) select 5XX from pull-down tab. Subfield information is supplied based on selection of this field. Note: RTs require an accompanying change proposal or an accompanying new reciprocal heading; please note this in comments field below.

670 Work cat.: (Include subfield $b when appropriate)

670 Additional Sources: (cf. SCM H202, paragraph 2.a.(1))

670 Additional Sources:

670 Additional Sources:

670 Additional Sources:

675 Sources not found: (When supplying more than one title precede each with a subfield $a)

680 Scope Note: (cf. SCM H400 for instructions); Return to top of page

If the 1XX is a 151, supply the 781 field according to SCM H836. Do not supply initial subfield $z; supply 2nd subfield $z as needed (e.g., Mexico $z Tanchipa Mountains)
781 Geographic subdivision:

When the 781 field is not appropriate (e.g., when the 151 heading is a celestial body or a geographic entity in a city; cf. SCM H836) cut and paste this note into a 667 field: This heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
667 Note:

952: LC bib. records to be changed (optional)

952: LC pattern or SCM instruction sheet: (Do not key any subfields in this area; use dashes to indicate subdivisions)

Comments/Additional 4XX, 5XX, or 670 fields.

* Name of cataloger: (Include name of SACO coordinator at this institution, if different from person submitting the proposal)

* E-mail:
[NOTE: Only one address please; providing more than one address causes a proposal to fail electronic contribution.]

* Select ONE of the three options below.

SACO Member   
Check this box if contributing as a SACO member
E-CIP   
Check this box only when contributing a new proposal that has been prompted by an electronic CIP
Non PCC Member / Non E-CIP   
Check this box only if contributing as a non-PCC member


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