LIB 630 Classification and CatalogingSpring 2010 A Walk in the Park? Descriptive Cataloging from scratch
AACR2 Cataloging Areas 1. Title and Statement of Responsibility Area Includes: Title Proper [GMD]= Parallel title ; Other titles / Statements of responsibility 2. Edition Area 3. Special Area for serials, maps, etc, and music 4. Publication, Distribution, etc. Area 5. Physical Distribution Area 6. Series Area 7. Notes Area 8. Standard Number Area
Does it make a difference? Compare cover and title page
Dilemma Is “Today vegetables . . . Tomorrow the World!” part of the title information? AACR2 says the chief source of information for books, pamphlets and other printed information is the title page, not the cover
So, what is the title? The title of the book is: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
What’s the title proper, again? Title proper: The chief title of a publication in the form in which it appears on the title page (or substitute), along with any alternative title or any other titles or title information appearing ahead of the chief title on the title page. This definition excludes parallel titles and other title information following the chief title . . . See alsoChief title.
So, what do we do with it? That’s easy this time!!!!
Other title information Rule 1E1: Transcribe other title information (for example, a subtitle) appearing in the chief source of information Rule 1A1: Precede other title information by a space, colon, space ( : ) Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery
OK—who’s responsible? Statement of responsibility Does the title page tell us about anyone who might have something to do with creating the work? Yes!There are two statements that tell us this!
Rules? Rule 1F2: Give other statements of responsibility that appear in the chief source of information in the form and the order in which they appear there
Notice something? The rule for first statement of responsibility (1F1) doesn’t say it explicitly, but the rule for other statements (1F2) does: “Give other statements of responsibility . . . in the form . . . in which they appear there . . .” (emphasis added). The convention is also to do so for first statements of responsibility, so that we write: Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel
Complete Area 1? Compare BCCLS’ version: Title: Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery / by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel.
So, what do we do? Rule 5B2. Extent of books, atlases, and other printed items. Record the number of pages in the main numbered sequence If there is more than one numbered sequence, give the number of pages in the order in which the sequence appears in each item. Ignore unnumbered sequences and minor sequences. For Bunnicula, there is an editor’s note numbered xi and xii (it starts on the 11th page from the cover), and then the main story is from 3-98 (the first page of the story is on the 3rd page from the end of the note). Some might therefore write: xii, 98 p. Concise AACR2 would say simply: 98 p.
Other details What other details? Any illustrations? Yes, Bunnicula has several. Rule 5C1) says: “If the bibliographic resource contains illustrations, give ‘ill.’.” Dimensions Rule 5D 1) says: “Give the outside height in centimetres (cm.) to the next centimetre up.” Outside height? Measure the height of the front cover. Bunnicula measures 19.5 cm., so round up to 20!
Get out your ruler! This is the vertical height!
Punctuation (Oh, oh! Here we go!) Ignore this! It’s only for catalog cards! Rule 0D says: “if the description is to appear in an online catalogue in which each area is labeled, use only the punctuation that is internal to each area.”
What is the physical description, then? Pagination, illustration, dimensions: Bunnicula? xii, 98 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. Rule 5A1:“Precede the other details (i.e., other than extent and dimensions) by a space, colon, space ( : ).” Rule 5A1:“Precede the dimensions by a space, semicolon, space ( ; ).”
Is this part of a series? Well, yes, in one sense, because there are several Bunnicula books On the other hand, there is no specific title for the whole series Concise AACR2 definition: Series. A group of separate bibliographic resources related to one another by the fact that each bears, in addition to its own title proper, a collective title applying to the group as a whole.
What is “useful descriptive information”? Frequency if a serial, i.e. magazine, etc. System requirements, etc. if electronic Nature of the item if it is not obvious from the rest of the description Language if not English Adaption of another work who did it? or who did the original? Contents, cast list, credits, etc.
grade level, age, a specific group, e.g. graduate students, etc.
This does not [should not!] have to give away the end of the story—just be enough to give a sense of what happens!
Any special information about this specific copy
Location, missing parts, restrictions on use, etc.
Possible notes here? For children’s books, summaries are often provided: Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
Standard Number? ISSN for serials: Magazines, journals, newspapers, etc. ISBN for books This edition of Bunnicula? ISBN 0-689-80659-0
Remember also ISBN-13 Does the ISBN-13 have any meaning imbedded in the numbers? The five parts of an ISBN are as follows: The current ISBN-13 will be prefixed by “978” Group or country identifier which identifies a national or geographic grouping of publishers; Publisher identifier which identifies a particular publisher within a group; Title identifier which identifies a particular title or edition of a title; Check digit is the single digit at the end of the ISBN which validates the ISBN. Frequently Asked Questions about the ISBN