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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Module 8— Names or Work Titles as Subjects

Conference Names

  • For personally authored or edited works about a conference, assign the heading for the conference name using the MARC 610 or 611 tag as appropriate according to the NAF

  • Also assign the MeSH descriptor Congresses as Topic

  • Do not also assign the publication characteristic Congresses

  • Actual proceedings of a conference are not assigned a subject heading for the name of the conference. Record the conference name in a MARC 1XX or 7XX field as appropriate and assign the publication characteristic of Congresses


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Last Reviewed: July 24, 2017