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Display 6XX fields with $v form subdivisions intact

Primo VE is configured to map 6XX $v form subdivisions to a separate display field, breaking the subject string. In some cases, the form subdivision is plucked out of the 6XX, leaving the surrounding string incomplete. For example:

600 10 $aO'Keeffe, Georgia, $d1887-1986 $vExhibitions
displays in Primo VE as:

Subject O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

Genre Exhibitions

651 #0 $aRome (Italy) $vMaps $vEarly works to 1800
displays in Primo VE as:

Subject Rome (Italy)

Genre Maps
Early works to 1800

And so on, for all 6XX $v form subdivisions. This cannot be reconfigured. Additionally, each occurrence of the form subdivision is displayed as a separate genre. An exhibition catalog with three artists appearing in 6XX fields would result in three genre term displays, all saying "Exhibitions".

To preserve our subject string with form subdivisions intact, we were advised to consider adding a 9XX with the field as we want it to display and labeling that as Subject in Primo VE.This adds steps to cataloger workflow and generates unnecessary data in the records.

This display feature should be reconsidered. Whether or not to split $v form subdivisions should at least be configurable by libraries.

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    Sarah Osborne Bender shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • Christopher Thomas commented  · 

        Also, 655 $a should be displayed in Primo as "Genre", not "Subject".

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