Discussion paper: Accompanying Material in RDA

29 July 2016

Discussion paper: Accompanying Material in RDA

This discussion paper, developed by a joint ALA/CCC working group, examines the current definitions of and instructions for accompanying material in RDA. The group identified 7 issues which merit further investigation and discussion; each is presented in a separate section which includes an analysis and recommendations for future action.

Submitted by: Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative, and Bill Leonard, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Representative


Renate Behrens, Europe Region Representative
Dave Reser, Library of Congress (LC) Representative
Ebe Kartus, Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) Representative
Deborah Fritz, RSC Aggregates Working Group Chair


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Task Force to Investigate Definitions of and Instructions for Accompanying Material in RDA: Charge and Roster

CC:DA/TF/Accompanying Material/1
January 19, 2016


The Task Force to investigate definitions of and instructions for accompanying material in RDA is charged to work in collaboration with the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC) to:

  1. Analyze how the choice of analytic vs. comprehensive description (see RDA affects the treatment of accompanying material.
  2. Evaluate the definition of accompanying material in RDA 2.2.4.
  3. Consider how to revise RDA to resolve inconsistencies in defining the “resource itself” (see Mode of Issuance, Carrier Type, & Colour Content).
  4. Consider accompanying material in relation to the Mode of Issuance (RDA does the presence of accompanying material require describing the resource as a multipart monograph? If not, how can the carrier of the accompanying material be described?
  5. Investigate how RDA should distinguish between a minor accompanying part and a part of a multipart monograph.
  6. Investigate the distinction between a non-predominant part of a resource and accompanying material.
  7. Consider how extent of accompanying material of the same carrier type should be recorded: when is the extent recorded as “2 volumes” vs. “XX pages … + 1 [name of accompanying material] (XX pages)”? How should RDA be revised to support these various options?
  8. Develop a joint discussion paper with CCC to be presented to the RSC addressing these inconsistencies, in time for discussion at ALA Annual in 2016.

CC:DA/TF/Accompanying Material/2
January 19, 2016

Roster of the CC:DA Task Force

Elyssa Gould, chair
Electronic Acquisitions & Serials Librarian
University of Michigan Law Library
801 Monroe Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
work: (734) 764 0935
E-mail: elyssa.sanner@gmail.com

Netanel Ganin
Metadata Coordinator — Hebrew Specialty
Brandeis University
work: (781) 736-4645
E-mail: nganin@brandeis.edu

Helen E. Gbala
Supervisor Cataloging/Processing
College of DuPage Library
work: (630) 942-2663
E-mail: gbalah@cod.edu

Jessica Hayden
Technical Services Manager
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 48
Greeley, CO 80639
work: (970) 351-2183
E-mail: jessica.hayden@unco.edu

Jeannette Ho
Cataloging Librarian
University Libraries
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-5000
work: (979) 845-5438
E-mail: jaho@library.tamu.edu

Melanie Polutta
Librarian Cataloger
Iberia/Rio Section
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
M/S 4213
Washington, DC 20540
work: (202) 707-3709
fax: (202) 707-5236
E-mail: mpol@loc.gov

Patricia Ratkovich
Catalog Librarian
University of Alabama
400 Gorgas Library
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
work: 205-348-6389
E-mail: pratkovi@ua.edu

Emily Thaisrivongs
Metadata Librarian
Haverford College
work: (610) 896-1128
E-mail: ethaisrivo@haverford.edu

Kathy Glennan (ex officio)
Head, Metadata Creation and Enhancement
Metadata Services Dept.
2200 McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
work: (301) 405-9331
E-mail: kglennan@umd.edu

Roster of the CCC Working Group

Emma Cross (chair)
Cataloguing Librarian
Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance Dept.
MacOdrum Library
Carleton University
work: (613) 520-2600 x8151
E-mail: emma.cross@carleton.ca

Thomas Brenndorfer
Technical Services
Main Library
Guelph Public Library
100 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON
N1H 4J6
work: (519) 824-6220 x276
E-mail: tbrenndorfer@guelphpl.ca

Bill Leonard (ex officio)
Information Standards Specialist
Library and Archives Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
E-mail: william.leonard@canada.ca