In Chapters 5-6, change the basis for variant access points for works and expressions from a “variant title for the work” to “a title of the work”. In Chapters 8-11, change the basis for variant access points for persons, families and corporate bodies from “a variant name for the [person/family/corporate body]” to “a name of the [person/family/corporate body]”. Update related references and instruction names in the text.
Add instructions to RDA 22.214.171.124, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction, to address creating an authorized access point for a single law that governs multiple jurisdictions. Allow for naming the work by the enacting jurisdiction when known, and by title when the enacting jurisdiction is unknown or uncertain. Add examples to support the new paragraphs.
Expand the scope of RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, to include all types of digital files. Add a controlled vocabulary for standardized regional codes to 126.96.36.199, the Glossary, and the RDA Registry. Create 188.8.131.52, Details of Regional Encoding, to accommodate any additional information about regional encoding.
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
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