Princeton University Cataloging Documentation
Normalization refers to the system processing whereby diacritics, most punctuation and special characters, and case differences are stripped from access fields for the purpose of providing strings for indexing and searching, and for comparing headings and references.
In LC's normalization process, subfield delimiters and the first comma in subfield a (for all types of headings and references) are retained. The ampersand (&) is also retained.
LC, RLIN, and OCLC have agreed to normalize headings and references
in the same way, but there are some discrepancies. There may also
be discrepancies between LC normalization and the same process
in a given local ILS.
The following forms are thus in conflict:
Large-Scale Computer Analysis and Modeling Conference
United States.‡bInformation Agency
Johnson & Johnson
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