20 February 2010
These changes will not be adoped by slc unless and until they begin appearing in derived national cataloging agency records.
100 RDA change: Entry under first author, regardless of number. Cf.
In older records, the title is the main entry if more than three
authors, i.e., no 100.
110 RDA change: Treaties are entered under the first country mentioned,
regardless of number or alphabetical order, or in the case of a
treaty between one country and a group of countries, enter under the
130 RDA change: "$pO.T." and "$pN.T." removed from between "Bible"
and $p name of the individual books. For the whole Old and New
Testaments, spelled out.
2XX RDA change: Use square brackets only for information not found in
the item, regardless of source within the item. Leave brackets
in older records.
RDA change: "[sic]" or bracketed additional letters no longer
used after typos. Create 246 with corrected title spellings.
245 RDA change: For compilations, use the RDA option of supplying a title
in brackets, rather than using the title of the first work as title
proper. This allows slc to continue creating only one bibliographic
record per physical item, a requirement for many of our clients.
[245$h [gmd] SEE PART II below]
245$c RDA change: Transcribe all authors, regardless of number. in
the case of a compilation with supplied title, transcribe statements
of responsibilities after titles in 505.
Abandonment of the Rules Of Three removes the need for "[et al.]" or
250 RDA change: Transcribe rather than abbreviate, e.g., 250 $aSecond
260 RDA requires transcription in full and allows omitting
[bracketed] jurisdiction if absent. SLC will transcribe jurisdiction
(or supply using AACR2 abbreviations). SLC will not transcribe
postal codes as jurisdictions, but substitute AACR2 abbreviations
in square brckets. Supplying missing information in a note does not
support clients' brief OPAC displays
SLC will continue to use ISBD Latin abbreviations rather than
English phrases, because of our international customer base.
300 Abbreviations such as "p.", "v.", "ill.", spelled out; cm without
period considered a symbol, not an abbreviation; "in." still
630 see 130
700 RDA change: Tracing all authors as opposed to only 2nd and 3rd.
710 RDA change: For a treaty entered under title, change the first
710 (first jurisdiction mentioned ) to 110, and the 245 1st indicator
to 1 if 0. Change any 130 to 730.
RDA change: Spell out "Dept", if LC/LAC accept this change.
730 see 130
245$h[gmd] RDA change: Enter media terms in 336-338 (qv), not 245$h.
For clients requiring 245$h, SLC will export [338 carrier + 336
content] as 245$h.
336 Content type
For systems requiring 245$h, field 336 is exported as second half of
compound GMD, e.g., 245$h[online resource : text]
Follow each term with $2rdacontent
xartographic dataset }
cartographic image } [SLC exports "cartographic";
cartographic moving image } SMD is specific term.]
cartographic tactile image }
cartographic tactile three-dimensional form }
cartographic three-dimensional form }
still image [SMD is more specific term, e.g., "engraving", "painting"[
tactile image }
tactile music } [SLC exports "tactile";
tactile notated movement } SMD is specitic term .]
tactile text }
tactile three-dimensional form }
text [Do not create 245$h if 338 is "volume" and 336 is "text".]
three-dimensional form [SLC exports "form"]
three-dimensional moving image [SLC exports "3-D moving image"]
two-dimensional moving image [SLC exports "moving image"]
337 Media type
Optional. Do not assign, but leave in derived records. Change
"computer" to "electronic$2isbcArea0" if present.
Follow each term except "electronic" with $2rdamedia.
Not exported as part of 245$h.
[electronic] [SLC uses ISBD Area 0 term. rather than RDA's "computer".]
unmediated [SLC suppresses if 338 displayed]
338 Carrier type
For systems requiring 245$h, field 338 is exported as first half of
compound GMD, e.g., 245$h[online resource : text]
Follow each term with $2rdacarrier
1) Audio carriers
2) Electronic carriers
computer chip cartridge
computer disc cartridge
computer tape cartridge
computer tape cassette
computer tape reel
3) Microform carriers
4) Microscopic carriers
5) Projected image carriers
slide [Use for photographic slides only]
5) Stereographic carriers
6) Unmediated carriers
volume [Do not export; do not create 245$h if 338 is "volume" and 336
7) Video carriers
Several good and bad ideas in earlier RDA drafts have been abandoned:
B.C.E. and C.E. substituted for B.C. and A.D.
The faith neutral designations would have been a welcome change, and one which could be
made retrosptively by clobal change.
Compilers of works by more than one author may be main entry, as they were
prior to AACR.
`This reversion to earlier practice would have been in keeping with academic bibliographic
practice, and patron expectation.
Alternate title not a part of title proper.
As long as GMDs are placed after title proper, this is a vitally needed change. Even after
carrier and content designations move elsewhere, alternate title has much in common with parallel
title, and should be treated the same way; ", or" can be handled in the same way as ", and"
for items without a collective title.
Statement of responsibility not a core element.
It is good that the JSC reversed this poor decision. If non cast motion picture credits were
moved from 245$c to other such credits in 508, much of the objection to statement of responsility
as a core element would vanish.
Place of publication not a core element.
It is good that the JSC reversed this poor call. The absence of place of publication from some
items such as websites, does not mean it is not needed where known.