Assignment 4

 

The objective of this assignment is to make you familiar with the rules in chapters 6 and 18-21 of RDA (and the associated LC/PCC PSes) and the process that catalogers follow in RDA cataloging for:

 

·        assigning the authorized access point for the work or expression being cataloged; and,

·        assigning additional access points for persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with the work or expression being cataloged.

 

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  1. Examine the nine (9) title-page transcriptions below and find the corresponding master record for each in OCLC WorldCat. [1]  (If there are duplicate records in OCLC for any of these, choose the best record:

a)     best Elvl is blank.

b)     next best Elvl is 4 if  the record is a PCC record (has “pcc” in 042 or “dlc” in 040 field)

c)      (next best Elvl is 8, but you won’t find any 8s for these works because none of them was published recently)

d)     next best Elvl is I (eye) or L (I and L both mean full-level non-PCC)

e)     if there are no records with encoding levels of blank, DLC/PCC-4, 8, I, or L, you have to use judgment to decide which of the less-than-full records is better than the other(s).

 

  1. Examine the OCLC record for each of the 9 resources, noting especially the authorized access points in each.  Also pay attention to the bibliographic description—who published the resource, 5xx notes in the bibliographic record, subject headings, etc.  These will help you determine why a particular authorized access point was assigned in the record. 

 

  1. For each of the 9 resources, make one printout of the OCLC record (feel free to make marks on it if you wish)

 

  1. For each resource, identify the authorized access point for the work or expression embodied in the manifestation represented by the OCLC bibliographic record.* Write a brief (a paragraph or two for each title is probably enough) explanation of why the authorized access point chosen by the cataloger to represent the work or expression in that OCLC record would or would not still be valid under RDA. In your explanation, you should mention which specific RDA rules and LC/PCC-PSes (starting with the rules in 6.27) a cataloger would consult in determining what the authorized access point for the work or expression should be.

 

*Note: As you know, the authorized access point for work or expression embodied in a manifestation can occur in any these MARC bibliographic fields or combination of fields:

 

130 alone

245$a alone*

100 + 240

100 + 245$a*

110 + 240

110 + 245$a*

111 + 240

111 + 245$a*

 

  1. For each record, identify and list all of the authorized access points for persons, families, and corporate bodies that you find in the record** and write a brief (a paragraph or two for each title is probably enough) explanation of why the record contains the authorized access points that it does.  In your explanation, you should mention whether the selection of authorized access points in the record is correct under RDA, and which specific RDA rules and LC/PCC-PSes in chapters 18-21 a cataloger would consult in determining which authorized access points to record.

 

**Note: As you know, an authorized access point for a person, family, or corporate body can occur in any these MARC bibliographic fields:

 

100, 110, 111, 130,

700, 710, 711, 

 

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Please submit this assignment (typed, double-spaced) in class on October 3

 

(see below for some further instructions and suggestions on how to do this assignment)

 

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List of resources

 

  1. A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.  New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1981, c1980.

 

  1. The Makioka sisters / Junichiro Tanizaki ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. 1st Vintage International ed.  New York : Vintage Books, 1995.

 

  1. The complete oil paintings of Edward Hopper / commentary by Gail Levin. New York : Whitney Museum of Art ; W.W. Norton, c2001.

 

  1. Solomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : 1841-1853 / rewritten for young readers by Sue Eakin.  1st Pelican ed.  Gretna, LA : Pelican Pub., ǂc 1998.

 

  1. General Motors annual report. [Annual] Detroit, Mich.: General Motors Corp., 1979- (use OCLC record no. 6350617)

 

  1. Donald Judd / Barbara Haskell. New York : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Norton, c1988. Catalog of an exhibition held at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 20-December 31, 1988, and at Dallas Museum of Art, February 12-April 16, 1989.

 

  1. Information for responsible fisheries : libraries as mediators : proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) / editors, Kristen L. Anderson and Cécile Thiéry.

 

  1. Report on the effect of Public law 93-107, the Sports anti-blackout law, on the broadcasting of sold-out home games of professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Submitted to Warren G. Magnuson, chairman, for the use of the Committee on Commerce. (use OCLC record no. 960846)

 

  1. Lohengrin [sound recording] / Richard Wagner.  London : London, p1987.  4 sound discs (ca. 223 min.) : digital, stereo. ;  4 3/4 in.  Opera in 3 acts ; sung in German.  Placido Domingo, tenor ; Jessye Norman, soprano ; Eva Randova, mezzo-soprano ; Siegmund Nimsgern, Hans Sotin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, basses ; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor ; Wiener Philharmoniker ; Sir Georg Solti, conductor.  Recorded Nov.-Dec. 1985 and June 1986 in Sofiensaal, Vienna.  Compact disc.

 

 

Some further instructions on how to complete this assignment

 

If the citation were:

 

Island of Oahu, travel map : Honolulu, Waikiki, urban areas, places of interest : newest, most complete visitor information! = Palapala’aina ho’omaka’ika’i / produced by Eureka Cartography, Berkeley, CA.

 

You would look at the record for this item in OCLC WorldCat (OCLC # 53000464):

 

    010 __ $a  2007631077

    020 __ $a 0972371605

    020 __ $a 9780972371605

    034 1_ $a a  $b 140000  $d W1582100  $e W1573600  $f N0214600  $g N0210700

    034 1_ $a a  $b 32500

    035 __ $a (OCoLC)ocn156751938

    040 __ $a DLC  $c DLC  $d HUH

    041 0_ $a eng  $a haw

    043 __ $a n-us-hi

    049 __ $a HUHH

    050 00 $a G4382.O2E635 2007  $b .E9

    052 __ $a 4382  $b O2

    052 __ $a 4384  $b H6  $b H6:2W3  $b K4

    110 2_ $a Eureka Cartography (Firm)

    245 10 $a Island of Oahu, travel map :  $b Honolulu, Waikiki, urban areas, places of interest : newest, most complete visitor information! = Palapalaʻaina hoʼomakaʼikaʼi /  $c produced by Eureka Cartography, Berkeley, CA.

    246 31 $a Palapalaʻaina hoʼomakaʼikaʼi

    255 __ $a Scale [ca. 1:140,000]  $c (W 158⁰21ʹ--W 157⁰36⁰/N 21⁰46ʹ--N 21⁰07ʹ).

    255 __ $a Scale [ca. 1:32,500].

    260 __ $a Morro Bay, CA :  $b Kerry L. McCants,  $c c2007.

    300 __ $a 4 maps :  $b both sides, col. ;  $c 55 x 96 cm. or smaller, on sheet 98 x 56 cm., folded to 24 x 11 cm.

    500 __ $a Title from panel.

    500 __ $a Copyright: ... Kerry L. McCants ...

    500 __ $a Includes indexes, indexed ancillary remote-sensing map of Waikiki, and location map.

    500 __ $a Ancillary maps: Honolulu International Airport -- [Schofield Barracks Military Reservation/Wheeler Air Force Base/Wahiawa] -- [Mililani Town] -- [Pearl City and vicinity].

    505 0_ $a Oahu -- [Honolulu] -- [Eastern Honolulu] -- [Kaneohe and vicinity].

    651 _0 $a Oahu (Hawaii)  $v Maps.

    651 _0 $a Honolulu (Hawaii)  $v Maps.

    651 _0 $a Waikiki (Honolulu, Hawaii)  $v Maps.

    651 _0 $a Kaneohe (Hawaii)  $v Maps.

    655 _0 $a Tourist maps.

    700 1_ $a McCants, Kerry L.

 

 

  • You would see that authorized access point for this work is:

Eureka Cartography (Firm). Island of Oahu, travel map

so you would note that in your answer.

  • You would look in chapter 6 of RDA to find out what rule or rules prescribe the authorized access point for this type of work.
  • Since what you are cataloging is a work, you would start with the rules at 6.27.1.
  • You would determine that this is a work created by a single corporate body, so you would cite 6.27.1.2 in your answer, and then click to rule 19.2.1.1 to find out whether this case meets the various tests for considering a corporate body the creator of a work.
  • Condition f under 19.2.1.1.1 says that for cartographic materials, a corporate body should be considered creator when the cartographic resource originates with a body that is not solely a publisher or distributor. So you would cite that rule and the fact that the statement of responsibility (in 245 $c) for this resource says “produced by Eureka Cartography.”
  • Then you would click on the LC-PCC PS for 19.2.1.1.1 to see if it modifies your decision in any way.  It does not and you would cite that in your answer.
  • Going back to 6.27.1.2, you would see that this rule says that the authorized access point for a work created by a single corporate body is constructed by combining the AAP for the creator (110) with the preferred title for the work. 
  • You would click to the rules in 6.2 to see if the transcribed title in 245$a qualifies as the preferred title for this work.  It does, and you should cite whatever rules in 6.2 tell you that.
  • Following the rules and guidelines in RDA 6.27.1.9 and the LC/PCC-PS for 6.27.1.9, you would determine whether the authorized access point for the work you are cataloging (5.5) conflicts with the authorized access point assigned to a different work or to a person, family, or corporate body by searching the Worldcat bibliographic file and the LC/NAF (authority file) using Connexion.
  • You would find that it does not, so you would determine that the AAP as it is constructed is valid under RDA as it is constructed and would note that in your answer.
  • Next, following step 5 in the assignment, you would check to see if there are any other AAPs representing persons, families, or corporate bodies in the record, besides the corporate body you already identified in the 110 field.
  • You would find that there is one:

700 1_ $a McCants, Kerry L.

  • As you know, the rules and PSes in chapters 18-21 tell you which persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with a resource should be recorded in the bibliographic record as AAPs. In this case, the entity in question is a person, and the person is associated with a work, so if you were already familiar with the general guidelines in chapter 18, you could go straight to the rules at 19.3.1, for “other persons, families, or corporate bodies associated with a work,” where “other” means not the creator or first-named creator.
  • 19.3 says that only a contributor whose name is part of the authorized access point for the work being cataloged is required in RDA, and the LC/PCC PS at 19.3 confirms that rule as LC/PCC practice, so you would note that in your answer, and say that if an RDA cataloger were cataloging this work, he or she would include an AAP in 700 for Ms. McKants if the cataloger felt it was useful for access per 19.3.1.3.

 

If there are any access points that you would have included in the bibliographic record based on your understanding of RDA and LC/PCC PSes and the title in question, and that the cataloger didn’t include, explain why you think those additional access points should be assigned in an RDA record.  If you are not able to figure out what a particular cataloging decision should be for any of the questions in this assignment (i.e., you can’t find the answer in ch. 6 or ch. 18-21), mention that also.

 

 

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[1] The records you find will probably all be AACR2 or pre-AACR2 records, which is ideal for this assignment. 

* If $n and/or $p were present in 245, those would also be part of the AAP in cases where 245 $a forms part of the AAP.