Library of Congress Rule Interpretations for Chapter 9 (complete)

 

Chapter 9 Electronic Resources

 

9.1. Title and Statement of Responsibility Area

 

9.1C. Optional addition. General material designation   

See LCRI 1.1C. Optional addition. General material designation.

 

 

9.1G. Items without a collective title

 

9.1G1.   

LC practice: Describe the item as a unit.

 

 

9.1G4.   

Option Decision

LC practice: Do not apply the optional provision of the rule.

 

 

9.2. Edition Area

 

9.2B. Edition statement

 

9.2B3. Optional addition   

Apply the option according to the statements in LCRI 1.2B4.

 

 

9.2B6. [Formerly 9.2B5]   

Option Decision

LC practice: Do not apply the optional provision of the rule.

 

9.4. Publication, Distribution, Etc., Area

 

9.4D. Name of publisher, distributor, etc.

 

9.4D1.   

Option Decision

Apply the optional provision of the rule.

 

9.4E. Optional addition. Statement of function of publisher, distributor, etc.   

See LCRI 1.4E. Optional addition. Statement of function of publisher, distributor, etc.

 

9.4F. Date of publication, distribution, etc

See LCRI 1.4E. Optional addition. Statement of function of publisher, distributor, etc.

 

9.4F4.   

Amendments 2001 to AACR2 added a new rule 9.4F4 to provide for giving the latest copyright date as the publication date whenever the item contains multiple copyright dates but lacks a publication date.

 

Option Decision

Rule 9.4F4 includes an optional provision for giving the other copyright dates in notes.

LC practice: Apply the optional provision of the rule on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

9.4G. Place of manufacture, name of manufacturer, date of manufacture

 

9.4G2. Optional addition   

See LCRI 1.4G4. Optional addition.

 

 

9.5. Physical Description Area

 

9.5B. Extent of item (including specific material designation)

 

9.5B1.   

Option Decisions

 

First option

LC practice: Effective December 2001, apply the first optional provision of the rule and use conventional terminology in LC original cataloging. Accept the terms prescribed by 9.5B1 when such terms are found in records originally created by other cataloging agencies and used by LC in its own cataloging. (Note: Prior to December 2001, LC used the terms prescribed by 9.5B1. Existing records are generally not changed to reflect current policy.)

 

Second option

LC practice: Apply the second optional provision of the rule on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

9.5B3.   

Option Decision

LC practice: Apply the optional rule on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

9.5C. Other physical details

 

9.5C2.   

Option Decision

Apply the option on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

9.5D. Dimensions

 

9.5D1.   

Option Decision

Amendments 2001 to AACR2 added an optional provision to rule 9.5D1 to permit the dimensions of discs, disks, cartridges, and cassettes to be given in centimeters rather than in inches.

LC practice: Do not apply the optional provision of the rule.

 

9.7. Note Area

 

9.7B. Notes

 

REMOTE ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES THAT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

LC practice:

Original URI no longer active

When it is determined that a remote access electronic resource is no longer available at the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) recorded in field 856 $u (do not base the decision that a resource no longer exists on a single search. Given that servers can “go down” for various unavoidable reasons, use caution to assure that the decision is based on multiple discovery attempts on different days), do the following:

 

1)     Use Internet search engine(s) to determine if the resource described in the record is now available at a different URI. If found, update the record to reflect the new URI.

 

2)   If searching indicates that the resource is no longer available, create a note to

reflect this fact by changing subfield $u in field 856 to subfield $z and modifying the subfield to show that the resource is no longer available, indicating the last date that the resource was searched. If explicit information is received regarding the disappearance of the resource (e.g., a communication with the publisher), record this information in $z as well as the date the resource ceased, and optionally reflect this date elsewhere in the record (e.g., 260$c, 008).

 

original record

         

856 41 $u http://www.example.com

 

revised record

 

856 41 $z Electronic address (http://www.example.com) not available when searched on [date]

 

 

Original URI still active, but original resource no longer available

If the resource located at that URI represents a completely different resource from that

described in the record (i.e., not just a new iteration of the resource), treat the existing

bibliographic record as above and create a record for the new resource now at the original

URI (if appropriate for adding to the catalog).

 

 

9.7B4. Variations in title   

Option Decision

LC practice: Do not apply the first option. Apply the second option on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from Library of Congress Rule Interpretations

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