RDA 5.3: Dept to Department
Dept > Department
One of the most talked about changes in abbreviations has been the change from abbreviating the term department. The abbreviation dept. has been widely used in Corporate Names (X10) and Meeting Names (X11). NAF Conversion documentation for Dept. (pdf). MARS 2.0 can expand dept. to department in all of the X10/X11 fields, or only in the fields which you specify:
original fields: 110 1 $a New York (State). $b Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 610 10 $a United States. $b Army. $b Dept. of the Columbia. updated fields: 110 1 $a New York (State). $b Department of Motor Vehicles. 610 10 $a United States. $b Army. $b Department of the Columbia.
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