Today I came across an instance which gave me a little ‘project’ to do.
I noticed when cataloguing an item that there were two similar subject heading strings in our database:
Drug addicts–United States–Family relationships
Drug addicts–Family relationships–United States
Obviously only one was correct. So… I looked up Family relationships and found that it had this lovely little note after it (May Subd Geog) which alerted me to the fact that the second instance above is the correct one.
I wondered if it was something I should be concerned about. I then searched subject keyword Family relationships and found that there were 80 instances in our database where the place was input before Family relationships incorrectly. Another project…. just what I need. 😉 Since many of these records were imported from other libraries, I thought I’d give you a ‘heads up’.
The rule is:
Place $z geographic subdivisions after the last subject heading or subdivision that can be subdivided geographically.