Proposal: Using the mark of omission in preferred titles (RDA 6.2)

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2 Responses to Proposal: Using the mark of omission in preferred titles (RDA 6.2)

  1. Peter Rolla says:

    A brief comment on the welcomed proposal to change 6.2 to cover marks of omission (CC:DA/JSC Rep/KPG/2014/4). Though the new wording refers to both serials and multipart monographs, the related exception under 2.3.1.4 only mentions serials in particular, amplified by examples that only come from that class of works. But multipart monographs can have the same issue if described in a comprehensive record, e.g., from ISBD 1.1.3.5, “Prima [-decima] egloga della Bucolica di Virgilio” and from OCLC #5818158, “The first[-third] part of King Henry VI.”
    In short, that exception to 2.3.1.4 needs revision as well. [Mark Ehlert, posted by Rolla]

    I have another comment to make, this on CC:DA/JSC Rep/KPG/2014/6 (“Creating instructions for using nominative case for titles (RDA 6.2) and names (RDA
    8.5)”) and CC:DA/JSC Rep/KPG/2014/4 (“Using the mark of omission in preferred titles (RDA 6.2)”). The paragraph under RDA 6.2.1.3 is repeated several times in Chapter 6, with slight variations: 6.14.1.3; 6.19.1.3; 6.23.1.3; and 6.26.1.3. I didn’t see these instructions mentioned in the proposals’ text, but any revision to 6.2.1.3 may need to be mirrored in these other locations too. [Mark Ehlert]

    • Francis Lapka says:

      The proposal treats a scenario in which RDA clearly needs additional instructions, and the proposed solution is reasonable.

      However, I’m reluctant to support the suggestion that 2.3.1.4 needs revision as well. For *multipart monographs*, RDA guidelines 2.3.2.12.1 (Recording Changes in the Title Proper) and 2.3.8 (Later Title Proper) provide an adequate solution. They allow us to record the changes in title like so:

      2.3 Title proper: The first part of King Henry VI
      2.8 Later title: The second part of King Henry VI
      2.8 Later title: The third part of King Henry VI

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