last updated Mon Jun-06-2005  15:13
 
TITLES AND UNIFORM TITLES
 
 
Policy for use of fields 740 and 730
 
730:
uniform titles, serial titles
740:
related title (second indicator blank)
analytic title (second indicator 2)
subfield ‡t title of author⁄title analytic added entries
related or analytic titles for which there is no uniform title or
author⁄title entry
 
MARC guidelines for determining whether a title is tagged 740 or 730 have some ambiguities. Catalogers agreed that we use 730 if the title is established and authority controlled, OR if cataloger is confident what the established form would be if there were an authority record  for the title. Use 740 if cataloger does not want to establish the X30 yet for whatever reason, or lacks sufficient information to do so.
 
In our present Voyager environment, the most common use of 740 is for title added entries for the title portion of an *analytic* author-title added entry (700⁄710⁄711, 2nd indicator "2," author⁄title heading) in the record.These are tagged as 740 02.
(But note that if there is a *related title* added entry (7xx, 2nd indicator "_," author⁄title), then there is no need for a 740 for the title that appears in that ‡t subfield.)
 
LCRI 21.30J states: Record in a 246 field varying forms of an independent title occurring in a 245 ‡a subfield; record in a 740 field varying forms of an independent title occurring elsewhere.
 
However in old cataloging copy field 740 was used for variants of the transcribed (245) title, before use of field 246 was extended for that purpose from serials to all formats. The second indicators of 740s are coded "0" or "1."  These can be refielded as 246s with appropriate indicators as encountered (but it's not mandatory).
 
 
Initial articles in title added entries
 
Our practice is to strip initial articles from title added entries, and  always code 740 1st indicator "0" (zero). (Same policy applies to all other non-transcribed title access points (e.g. 130, 240, 246, 7XX ‡t, 830); only transcribed title access points (e.g. 245, 440) are coded for non-filing indicators.)
 
Set filing indicators for any and all initial articles in Pacific Islands languages that we can recognize, even if that language's articles are not listed in the AACR2 appendix.
 
 
Multiple authority records for uniform titles
 
There are numerous name⁄subject authority record pairs for titles such as Koran, Bible, etc. The subject authority record has a 360 see also reference (e.g., headings of the type [topic] in the Koran) and 681 subject example tracing note (e.g., Sacred books).
 
These pairs of records were created by LC in order for them to generate notes in the LCSH. Even though we do not need dual authority records in Voyager, and two authority records for the same title may be confusing to patrons, we will retain them since they are authorized.