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:
the authorized access point for the work or expression being cataloged; and,
additional access points for persons, families, and corporate bodies associated
with the work or expression being cataloged.
- Examine the nine (9) title-page
transcriptions below and find the corresponding master record for each in
(If there are duplicate records in
OCLC for any of these, choose the best record:
Elvl is blank.
best Elvl is 4 if
the record is a PCC record (has “pcc” in 042 or “dlc” in 040 field)
best Elvl is 8, but you won’t find any 8s for these works because none of them
was published recently)
best Elvl is I (eye) or L (I and L both mean full-level non-PCC)
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).
- 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.
- For each of the 9 resources, make
one printout of the OCLC record (feel free to make marks on it if you
- 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.
- 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.
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)
List of resources
- A confederacy of dunces / John
Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.
: Grove Press : Distributed by Random House, 1981, c1980.
- The Makioka sisters / Junichiro
Tanizaki ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. 1st
Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage
- The complete oil paintings of
Edward Hopper / commentary by Gail Levin. New York
: Whitney Museum of Art ; W.W. Norton, c2001.
- Solomon Northup's Twelve years a
slave : 1841-1853 / rewritten for young readers by Sue Eakin. 1st Pelican ed. Gretna,
LA : Pelican Pub., ǂc
- General Motors annual report.
[Annual] Detroit, Mich.: General Motors Corp., 1979- (use
OCLC record no. 6350617)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Lohengrin [sound recording] /
Richard Wagner. 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
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
020 __ $a 0972371605
020 __ $a 9780972371605
034 1_ $a a $b 140000
$d W1582100 $e W1573600 $f N0214600
034 1_ $a a
035 __ $a (OCoLC)ocn156751938
040 __ $a DLC $c DLC
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
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,
246 31 $a
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
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
651 _0 $a Oahu (Hawaii)
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,
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 126.96.36.199 in
your answer, and then click to rule 188.8.131.52 to find out whether this case
meets the various tests for considering a corporate body the creator of a
- Condition f under
184.108.40.206.1 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 $c) for
this resource says “produced by Eureka Cartography.”
- Then you would click on the LC-PCC
PS for 220.127.116.11.1 to see if it modifies your decision in any way. It does not and you would cite that in
- Going back to 18.104.22.168, you would
see that this rule says that the authorized access point for a work
created by a single corporate body is constructed by combining the AAP for
the creator (110) with the preferred title for the work.
- You would click to the rules in 6.2
to see if the transcribed title in 245$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 22.214.171.124 and the LC/PCC-PS for 126.96.36.199, 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
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