Over the years we’ve not been consistent in our subject heading syntax. In particular, when using LCSH terms we’ve sometimes put spaces between hyphens and sometimes not–for example:
Logging – Accidents
The other day I got it into my head to try and fix this once and for all so the headings would only appear once in subject browse (currently using the Subject Browse plugin) rather than twice for each variation.
I went over to the Bulk Metadata Editor and, using “Search and replace text in the selected fields,” changed " – " to “–” in the Subject field.
And it worked–sort of.
Now Subject Browse still displays both versions:
But the " – " versions display a blank return:
while the “–” versions display a list of records containing the term.
So…I’m guessing the old versions have persisted somewhere.
Any suggestions for how I could clean this up?