Library of Congress Rule Interpretations

 

Appendix D: Glossary

 

 

 

Chorus Score

This term is used only for works originally for solo voice(s) and chorus with accompaniment.  For this term to be used in the physical description area for a particular manifestation of a work, the item must omit the solo voice(s), at least in those portions of the work in which the chorus does not sing.  In addition, if the accompaniment is originally for other than keyboard instrument it must be either arranged for keyboard instrument or omitted; if originally for keyboard instrument it must be omitted.  (Understand "if any" in the definition to mean "omitted or.")  This term is not used for works originally unaccompanied or for any manifestation of an accompanied work with the original accompaniment.

 

Collection

If one main entry heading would be appropriate:  three or more independent works or parts of works published together.  If more than one main entry heading would be appropriate:  two or more independent works published together and not written for the same occasion or for the publication being cataloged.

 

Colophon

For books, a colophon is a statement appearing at the end of the printed  matter of a book, i.e., at the foot of the last page or on another leaf  at the end of the book.  Books with paper covers may carry a colophon on the recto or verso of the back cover.  The colophon gives information about its printing; it may also give the book's author and title.  In a few cases the colophon may give information about the publishing of the book instead of, or in addition to, information about printing.

Colophons may occasionally appear in books of any type, published anywhere, but one does notice patterns.  For example, ordinary, commercial publications from the U.S. very rarely show colophons, while the same kind of publications from Latin America typically do.

 

Confine the application of the AACR2 provisions for colophon information to the kinds of data given above.  Do not stretch the concept of a colophon to cover other kinds of data simply because these data are placed in the book more or less in the position of a colophon (e.g., "Index by Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson, 1215 E. Rookwood Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208" or "Prepared by the Research Department, United States League" (both at the foot of the last page of text)).  The presence of this or any other information instead of colophon information means that the data do not represent a colophon.

 

For publications printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, treat the printing statement appearing at the end of the text as a colophon.

 

Preliminaries

Treat a bibliographic data sheet, technical report documentation page, etc., appearing in a U.S. document as a preliminary only when the leaf or page precedes the title page.  (This means that the definition of "preliminaries" must be followed, with no special exception for these data sheets.)

 

"Cover" in the list of sources means pages 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the cover, both flaps of the cover, and the spine.

 

The plural "title pages" in the list of sources means the title pages that pertain to the particular entity being cataloged but not to those that pertain to another entity of which it may be a part.

 

Note:  Treat a verso of a title page substitute or any other pages preceding a title page substitute as preliminary only if it forms part of the cover.

 

Vocal Score

This term is used for works originally for chorus and/or one or more solo voices, with accompaniment.  For this term to be used in the physical description area for a particular manifestation of a work, the item must include the solo voice(s) (if any).  In addition, if the accompaniment is originally for other than keyboard instrument it must be either arranged for keyboard instrument or omitted; if originally for keyboard instrument it must be omitted.  (Understand "if any" in the definition to mean "omitted or.")  This term is not used for works originally unaccompanied or for any manifestation of an accompanied work with the original accompaniment.